IBA Group extends asset management team increasing expertise

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 12, 2019 14:44

IBA Group extends asset management team increasing expertise

IBA Group has expanded its asset management team with the introduction of Julian Aldana as technical manager based in North America and Guljar Lehri joins the company’s technical & asset management team based at its London office.

Peter Walter, director of Asset Management at IBA, commented: “Lessors and airlines are seeking to outsource the complex issues that surround remarketing and transitioning aircraft” says Walter.  “We have recently placed a Boeing 737-800NG on long term lease with Jet2.com on behalf of a client. The aircraft was under IBA’s asset management programme during the prior lease to Norwegian.  IBA was responsible for the redelivery, lease placement and negotiations as well overseeing the required modifications and technical acceptance.

“Our team provides lease management, technical inspections, remarketing services and repossession support and we will continue to broaden the range of expertise that clients can access. Bringing Julian and Gulhar on board adds further hands-on experience at the sharp end, this is invaluable when we are solving complicated financial transactions or dealing with particular global jurisdictions.”

Aldana has qualifications in aircraft engineering and aircraft management. He holds multiple licenses and approvals from different countries, including USA FAA A&P, Swiss FOCA EASA Part 66 B1/B2/C, UAE GCAA and Australia CASA with different Airbus and Boeing type ratings endorsed.

Lehri has over 34 years in the aircraft maintenance industry and holds various aircraft type ratings and his experience, particularly in aircraft maintenance and leasing, will add to IBA’s capabilities in managing all technical and commercial aspects of aircraft acquisitions, new deliveries, fleet disposals, lease redeliveries and aircraft trading.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 12, 2019 14:44