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Stellwagen Delivers First Airbus C295 Aircraft to Humanitarian Assistance Organisation

Dublin, 31st August 2018: Stellwagen Group has today announced the delivery of the first of its Airbus C295 aircraft to DAC Aviation International, a premier humanitarian operator. DAC will commence humanitarian operations with the aircraft shortly in Africa. In June 2017, Stellwagen Group signed a firm order for twelve Airbus C295 specialised cargo aircraft with an option to purchase additional aircraft. This was the first sale to a leasing company by Airbus Defence and Space. The agreement positions Stellwagen to address civil markets including the humanitarian sector, freight operators in austere environments, and government agencies such as search and rescue services. David Butler, Group Chief Executive Officer, Stellwagen Group, said: “This is a tremendous milestone for the Stellwagen Group. We are delighted to work with DAC Aviation to provide this critical support and assistance to the less fortunate. The Airbus...

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Stellwagen appoints group CEO

Stellwagen has appointed David Butler as its new group CEO, replacing Doug Brennan, who founded the company. Brennan will become executive chairman of Stellwagen Group. These appointments take place with immediate effect. Scott Corman and Eugene O’Reilly will continue as the CEOs of Stellwagen’s two operating divisions, Stellwagen Capital and Seraph Aviation. Butler has served as chief operating officer of Stellwagen Group since October 2017. Before, he served in a number of executive roles with mobile phone network provider Digicel for over a decade. Progressing into the role of executive chairman, Brennan will continue to work closely with the board and management team on the strategic direction of the company. He founded Aviation Finance Corporation, now Stellwagen Finance, in 2013. He has guided the expansion of the group through the acquisition of Seraph Aviation and the founding of Stellwagen Capital,...

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Senior Executive Team Appointment at Stellwagen

DUBLIN - Stellwagen announces the appointment of Aengus Whelan to the company as Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment takes place with immediate effect. Aengus Whelan brings considerable aviation sector-experience to his new role. Previously he served as Managing Director and the head of trading with ALAFCO Aviation and Lease DAC for one year and prior to that, Aengus served as Executive Director of Aviation Finance at Standard Chartered Bank in Dublin specialising in operating and finance lease origination and the strategic sell down, remarketing and transitioning of Standard Chartered and third-party portfolios for over ten years. Before moving to Standard Chartered, he spent over eleven years working within various divisions of Pratt and Whitney LCE, ranging from maintenance planning and materials management at its overhaul shops; integrating CFM engines into P&W Service capabilities; to sales and marketing of P&W; and...

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