New hires for Cusco Aviation

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 14, 2017 17:29

New hires for Cusco Aviation

David Thompson and Amelia Mafe join Cusco Aviation as Senior Commercial advisor and Operating and Technical advisor, respectively. They both brings over 50 years of combined experience in the Aircraft Leasing industry and OEM’s.

Thompson is an aircraft leasing professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held leadership roles in some of the most prominent companies in the aircraft leasing space. Most recently, he worked as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Holding/Sky Leasing from 2010-2017. Prior to Sky, Thompson was EVP for Skyworks Leasing. From 1994-2006, he was Managing Director with GATX Air, the aircraft leasing unit of GATX which was acquired by Macquarie AirFinance.

Mafe most recently was Senior Vice President –Marketing Americas with the aircraft lessor Sky Holding.  In this role, she contributed on technical projects and worked with Sky Holding’s capital markets team on aircraft acquisitions.  Prior to joining Sky Holding, Mafe worked for ILFC, where she was responsible for performing maintenance reserve reimbursement evaluations, financial modelling, and maintenance projections vital to aircraft sales and acquisitions.  Earlier during her career, Mafe also held technical roles (maintenance and engineering) at Pegasus Aviation Company, Boeing, United Airlines and Cessna Aircraft.

During her various tenures, Mafe has provided expert advice on all technical and commercial aspects of lease, purchase and sale transactions and has contributed to the oversight of the leased aircraft assets.  She also managed all non-engine maintenance reserve claims for the ILFC fleet.

Manuel E. Cordero, Cusco Aviation’s CEO, commented:  “We are pleased to have Dave and Amelia on our team to leverage on their invaluable experience to support our portfolio growth in this new stage of the company’s expansion.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 14, 2017 17:29