Joe Gleeson

Joe Gleeson



Mr. Gleeson has over 30 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry. He joined Altavair in 2010 in the London office to lead the Technical Group. He later transferred to the Seattle office and continues to be responsible for all technical matters including transitions, conversions, asset/lease evaluation, asset/lease management, technical cash flow forecasts, technical aspects of contract documents, and technical negotiations. Mr. Gleeson commenced his career in aviation in 1991 as a project engineer in the systems engineering department of TEAM Aer Lingus. He was the on-site Aer Lingus representative at Boeing in Seattle in 1992 and at Airbus in Toulouse in 1994. In 1994, he was promoted to Manager, Maintenance Programs & Reliability at TEAM Aer Lingus, managing the team responsible for maintenance programs for Aer Lingus and other customer fleets, and deputized for the Engineering Manager. In 1999, Mr. Gleeson joined AerFi (more recently known as AerCap), and managed aircraft transitions for five years. In 2005, he was promoted to Fleet Manager with AerCap to set the technical standards for the AerCap fleet and AerCap lease documents, manage the technical aspects of used aircraft acquisitions and disposals, prepare technical cash flow forecasts, and report to the boards of AerCap’s securitization portfolios. In 2009, Mr. Gleeson was promoted to Head of Technical EMEA & APAC with AerCap, managing the Technical Group responsible for aircraft placement, transitions, and on-lease management. Mr. Gleeson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical) awarded by Trinity College, Dublin.

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