Aircraft Trading

  • The purchase of mid to end-of-life aircraft assets through:

  • Outright Purchase (Naked or with lease-attached)
  • Sale-and-leaseback (SLB)
  • Aircraft Consignments

Case Study

Saudi Airlines E170LR phase-out Program

The Situation

Saudi Arabian Airlines required an experienced End-of-Life solution provider to manage the phase-out of its fleet of 15x Embraer E170-LRs.

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Our Solution

AerFin was selected based on its previous fleet-phase out experience, coupled with its expertise in managing challenging technical and logistical projects.


The Outcome

AerFin delivered a seamless phase-out solution for Saudi Arabian Airlines – supporting the airlines’ transition to a next-generation fleet product-line.


Case Study

AerFin appointed as end-of-life service provide for Cathay Pacific’s fleet of 11 A340-300

The Situation

Cathay Pacific required an End-of-Life Solutions provider to manage the phase-out of its fleet of 11x A340-300.


Our Solution

Based on experience and demonstrated routes-to-marker, AerFin were appointed to manage the entire phase-out.


The Outcome

AerFin conducted a thorough technical and commercial analysis to ensure that Cathay Pacific received a solution that optimised operational flexibility, whilst maximising asset residual value.


Our in-house capability means that we excel at executing larger, more complex or sophisticated contracts to buy fleet or deliver after-market solutions.

Technical Expertise
Strong Financial Acumen
Market Awareness

Aircraft Trading Team

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Auvinash Narayen, SVP Commercial and Asset Management
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Simon Walker, VP Asset Management
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John White, VP Commercial
Jaisal Kerai, Technical Asset Manager

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Jaisal joined AerFin in 2018 as Acquisitions Analyst after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. Jaisal is responsible for the management of AerFin’s engine leasing and trading activities.

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John Christian, Technical Ops Manager

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Loudres / Tarbes 

John has more than 39 years’ experience in the aviation engineering industry and has held his position at AerFin since 2011. John is primarily responsible for the technical management of AerFin’s acquisitions.

Oliver James, VP Commercial Trading
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Joseph Smith, Powerplant Manager

Favourite engine platform
CF34 and CFM56

Joe joined AerFin in March 2020 after working for British airline FlyBe for more than 11 years. Joe, supports the acquisition and technical due diligence of AerFin’s airframe and engines,

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To disucss Aircraft Trading contact
John White
VP Commercial
[email protected]

phone AOG