12 January 2018, Shannon Ireland
Declan Kelly has been named Chief Commercial Officer for GECAS. In this newly created role, Declan will lead all originations activities for GECAS’ fixed wing aircraft and is responsible for the commercial strategy, building synergy and share practices between GECAS’ regions.
Declan brings 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry, he brings deep domain expertise and proven leadership skills to the role which will report to Alec Burger, President of GE Capital and President and CEO of GECAS.
GECAS’ Chief Commercial Officer will be based in Shannon Ireland. Until a replacement is named for his prior role, Kelly will also continue to serve as Executive Vice President, US, Latin America, Caribbean.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world leader in aviation leasing and financing. With 50 years of aviation finance experience, GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types including narrow-bodies, wide-bodies, regional jets, turboprops, freighters and helicopters, plus multiple financing products and services including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, capital markets, engine leasing, airframe parts management and airport/airline consulting. GECAS owns or services a fleet of nearly 2,000 aircraft (1,673 fixed wing/ 324 rotary wing) in operation or on order, plus provides loans collateralized on an additional ~400 aircraft. GECAS serves more than 250 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 26 offices. gecas.com
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