Willis Lease Finance Purchases Business, Assets of Total Engine Support

Willis Lease Finance’s wholly owned subsidiary, Willis Asset Management, purchased the business and assets of Total Engine Support, the consulting and asset management business of the TES Aviation Group.

Total Engine Support is headquartered in Bridgend, Wales (UK) and has roughly 500 jet engines under management.

“We have discussed for many years the goal of turning our world class technical team into a source of revenue by developing an asset management and technical services business and we began marketing these services, with great success, to our customers last year,” said Charles F. Willis, chairman and CEO of Willis Lease Finance. “With this investment, we have taken a significant leap forward in that process by bringing on the exceptional people who made TES the leader in engine consultancy and management, as well as the customer relationships, sophisticated systems and data that could have taken us years to develop on our own. We also are very excited to join the business community in Wales and look forward to growing the business quickly to deliver and enhance the great services that TES has provided for many years.”

“While we continue to grow our core leasing business, this investment allows us to expand horizontally, offering products and services across the asset life cycle that are complementary to the financing and surplus material solutions we already offer,” said Brian R. Hole, president of Willis Lease. “We believe that combining TES’s people and capabilities with our people, capital and existing assets gives us the ability to offer our combined customer base a very unique value proposition — an independent and sophisticated view on fleet planning, owning, financing, operating, maintaining and transitioning out of aviation assets, as well as the ability to deliver solutions in each area.”

Willis Lease Finance leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and aircraft to airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in 120 countries.

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