Published on July 19th, 2018 | by FII Reader


Acumen Aviation announces Donal Lowry as Head of Asset Management

Dublin based Acumen Aviation have announced the appointment of Mr. Donal Lowry as Head of Asset Management. Donal brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the aviation sector, the majority of which has been invested in both the airline and leasing space. Donal has the necessary ability and experience to advise and help shape Acumen’s asset management ambition and the processes and procedures required to secure further growth opportunities.

Prior to joining Acumen, Donal held senior positions with blue chip leasing companies including ELIX Aviation Capital as Head of Technical, DAE Capital as Senior Technical Advisor and ORIX Aviation as both Technical Director and Senior Director Singapore. Donal’s career includes 27 years with Aer Lingus in various roles including Head of Airworthiness & Technical Policy and Head of Maintenance.

Donal trained as an aircraft engineer and has held licences and approvals on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as holding the position of Chairman of the Dublin Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society

The company have also launched its new asset management IT platform, SPARTA.AERO. This platform promotes security, cloud connectivity and intelligence and is combined with first hand sector experience to produce the most comprehensive, intuitive and frictionless approach to managing fleets of aircraft. The introduction of SPARTA.AERO heralds a new era of how business in this sector will be conducted and brings with it some of the latest technological advancements, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing. The architecture combined with these new technologies will result in a faster, value-adding experience.

Acumen is a full-service aircraft asset manager with a global platform. Established in 2009, its headquarters is based in Ireland with offices in India, China and the USA. Acumen’s management team has over 300 years of cumulative experience with a permanent staff of over 60 people and has over 400 aircraft under varying forms of management.

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