JULY 13TH, 2015
China Aircraft Leasing Group Appoints Vice President of Technical in Dublin to Strengthen its International Business
13 July 2015, Hong Kong – China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC” or the “Group”, stock code: 01848.HK), the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, announced today that Patrick Trant has joined CALC as Vice President of Technical. Mr. Trant, who has started his new role today, will be responsible for technical oversight of CALC’s growing portfolio of aircraft, with a primary focus on aircraft placement, transitions and on-lease management for CALC’s overseas clients. He is based in CALC’s Dublin office.
Mr. Trant joins CALC from Air Lease Corporation, where he served as Technical Asset Manager. He possesses a solid track record in a variety of senior management, leasing and consultancy roles in the aviation industry. Mr. Trant spent the past 17 years working for aircraft lessor, airlines and aviation services companies.
Mr. Jens Dunker Senior Vice President – Aircraft Trading and Global Marketing of CALC said, “We are pleased to welcome Patrick to the CALC team. Patrick’s extensive experience in aircraft management and negotiating leasing agreements in the European market will definitely add value to us, especially as we are continuously building up our fleet and expanding our international business. Our recent partnerships with Pegasus Airlines, Air India and Air Macau as well as the completion of our first European export credit financing in February 2015 emphasize our growth into the international aviation market. We look forward to achieving more with Patrick’s support.”
CALC is a publicly listed company on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and is the first aircraft lessor listed in Asia. Its portfolio is made up of 51 current generation Airbus and Boeing aircraft with an average age of 2.5 years. In December 2014, CALC placed a large order of 100 Airbus A320 series aircraft, bringing its order book to 140 A320 series aircraft.