KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Bhd’s aircraft leasing unit, Asia Aviation Capital Ltd
(AACL), has appointed Stéphane Daillencourt as its President and Chief Executive
Officer effective Nov 1, 2016.
Daillencourt, a French national, has over 30 years of experience in buying,
selling, financing and leasing aircraft, most recently at GE Capital Aviation
Services Ltd (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE.
“We are thrilled to have him on board to lead AACL into its
next stage of expansion as we explore more leasing opportunities,” AirAsia’s
Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a statement today.
He said Daillencourt brought with him decades of experience and a strong
record in aircraft financing, and a deep understanding of the industry, coupled
with a strong relationship with financial partners and potential customers in
GECAS has a portfolio of more than 1,700 owned and managed aircraft.
As GECAS’s Executive Vice President of Financing Operations (Singapore),
Daillencourt had been leading the team in charge of all purchase and leaseback
transactions as well as aircraft sales to investors.