UK airlines account for a relatively small proportion of the overall aircraft leasing market, so negative fallout from Brexit, while unwanted, should not significantly impact lessors. Photograph: iStock

The UK has the largest aviation network in Europe and the third-largest in the world, after the US and China. Under the EU’s common rules for aviation(...)

Avolon’s head of EMEA Lynn Guiney: “At the moment in Avolon we have 50-50 in terms of gender balance.”

Lynn Guiney joined Avolon in July 2016 and is responsible for origination in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With more than 170 airc(...)

Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital: “We have over 660 airplanes in our fleet. That’s larger than Ryanair and multiple times the size of Aer Lingus.” Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Name: Peter Barrett Company: SMBC Aviation Capital Position: Chief executive officer SMBC is the fourth-largest aircraft leasing company in the wo(...)

There have been a number of courses launched by various colleges and industry bodies to provide and support education in the sector

In 2017 commercial aircraft carried 4.1 billion passengers on 37 million commercial flights. There were more than 31,000 commercial aircraft registere(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital’s Peter Barrett:  “It’s definitely a much tougher environment now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airlines face a tougher environment than in recent years, when they benefitted from strong demand and cheap fuel, according to Peter Barrett, chief ex(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, former Aer Lingus CEO, will be a guest at  Airfinance Dublin 2019 at the National Conference Centre, organised by trade publication ‘Airfinance Journal’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hotels, restaurants, pubs and other businesses will share a €9 million boost to the economy this week from two gatherings of aircraft finance professi(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital at their office in IFSC House Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A $1 billion (€884 million) boost from its parent has left aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation poised to cash in on demand from airlines to replace their fl(...)

Ryanair owns a 75 per cent stake in Laudamotion.

Laudamotion, the airline in which Ryanair has a 75 per cent stake, completed a deal to lease two Airbus aircraft to aid its growth plans. The airlin(...)

“This performance again proves the strength of our strategy which has been centred on managing the quality of a young, technologically advanced and fuel efficient portfolio,” said SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett.  Photograph: iStock

Profit at Irish aircraft-leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital rose in the six months to September 30th, the company said. Pretax profit was up 7.5 p(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond  this week declared that the era of austerity was coming to an end. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond took to his feet in the House of Commons on Monday and declared that the era of austerity was coming to (...)

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