Aquila Air Capital Adds White as Vice President of Originations

Aquila Air Capital, a specialty aviation finance platform, added Matthew White to its transaction and origination team as vice president of originations.

White, who will be based out of the company’s office in Dublin, Ireland, will focus on the origination and execution of leasing, sales and trading opportunities for a range of aircraft and engine types in collaboration with clients in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

“We are very pleased to welcome Matthew to our team at an exciting time in our accelerating growth journey,” Al Wood, CEO of Aquila Air Capital, said. “With over a decade of experience, specializing in aircraft and engine leasing across a large and diverse portfolio of aviation assets, Matthew’s background is a perfect fit for our fast-growing platform.”

White joined Aquila Air Capital from AerSale Aviation, where he spent 11 years, serving most recently as vice president of leasing and trading and previously as senior director of engine trading. Prior to that, he was a sales and lease placement executive at ORIX. He started his aviation career at Jetbird.

“I am delighted and excited to join Aquila and I am looking forward to working with the wider Aquila team to continue to expand the current leasing and trading platform,” White said.

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