Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Arena Aviation Capital to Open Dublin Office

The Amsterdam based Aviation Leasing Company, Arena Aviation Capital has announced that it is to open a new office in Dublin. The company has recently appointed Peter Blakeney as Managing Director. He joins having previously worked at Carlyle Aviation and AerCap. Peter will join the senior management team to lead the setup and growth of the new Irish office which added 12 aircraft to its lease portfolio during the first half of 2021 with further growth expected of at least a similar amount of aircraft during the second half of 2021. Arena has over twenty customers across the world operating in excess of fifty aircraft under management with assets of around €2.5 billion.

Commenting on the new appointment, Co-Founder and CEO of Arena, Patrick den Elzen said, “We’re delighted to welcome Peter into the Arena family. Also for us, 2020 was a challenging year, but as we enter the second half of 2021 we are proud to have achieved a number of important milestones, including the opening of our Irish office, expansion of our investment base, renewed growth of our aircraft portfolio, and entry into new business sectors such as P2F conversions. This positions Arena to even better serve our customer base while opportunistically seeking further growth. The appointment of Peter is another important step in the continual development cycle of the company; we wish him all the best in his new role and we look forward to working closely with all our new business partners.

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