Published on April 19th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
New Appointments at Avolon Following Busy 1st Quarter
Avolon has announced a couple of new appointments in the firm with a new Chief Technical Officer and a Head of Americas. The new Chief Technical Officer will be Felipe Campos who will bring a wide range of aviation experience to his new position which will be based in Dublin. An engineer by training, Felipe has been Avolon’s head of Latin America, responsible for all of Avolon’s activity in that region since 2016. As a customer focused executive, he will bring deep commercial perspective and strategic insight to his new role. Before joining Avolon Felipe spent time with GE Aviation and also with the airline groups LATAM and TAM, where he started his career in aviation in 2005. Felipe holds an MSc in Naval Engineering and Project Management from Escola Politécnica at the University of São Paulo. He also holds an MBA from IBMEC.
Also taking up a new role is Steven Graham who has been appointed Head of the Americas for Avolon. He has been Head of North America since 2017 and in his new role that will expand to incorporate North and Latin America. This role will be based in New York and he will lead all of Avolon’s activity in these regions. Steven was one of the co-founders of Avolon in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
At the end of the First Quarter, Avolon had total available liquidity of approximately $7 billion. During this period, the company executed a total of 31 lease transactions involving new aircraft, follow-on leases and lease extensions. They entered into Letters of Intent for the placement of a further 27 owned aircraft and sold two aircraft during the quarter. Avolon also delivered eight new aircraft to six customers and moved three aircraft to follow-on lessees. At the end of the first quarter of the year, Avolon owned and managed a fleet comprised of 578 aircraft with further orders and commitments for another 264 aircraft.