About

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.

As of August 31, 2021, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of our joint venture 264 aircraft leased to 76 lessees located in 42 countries. Aircastle employs a balanced approach to investment and capitalization, factoring in industry cyclicality and other global and regional market dynamics. We focus on a long-term investment horizon.

Our business is managed by a team of aviation professionals with extensive industry experience. Through servicing offices in the United States, Ireland and Singapore, we provide our airline customers with an exceptional level of service and our investors with global coverage and local market knowledge.

Worldwide Customers

Senior Management Team

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Michael J. Inglese Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Inglese was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Aaron Dahlke Chief Financial Officer

Aaron Dahlke became our Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Prior to that he was our Chief Accounting…

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Douglas C. Winter Chief Commercial Officer

Douglas C. Winter became our Chief Commercial Officer in April 2019. Prior to joining Aircastle, Mr. Winter …

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Christopher Beers Chief Legal Officer

Christopher L. Beers became our Chief Legal Officer in November 2014.

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Roy Chandran Chief Strategy Officer

Roy Chandran became our Chief Strategy Officer in March 2020.

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Dane Silverman Chief Accounting Officer

Dane Silverman became our Chief Accounting Officer in July 2021.

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Joseph Schreiner Chief Technical Officer

Joseph Schreiner became our Chief Technical Officer in March 2020.

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Guy Bacigalupi Chief Risk Officer

Guy Bacigalupi is the Chief Risk Officer at Aircastle Advisor LLC. Prior to joining Aircastle in 2012, Guy has …

Board of Directors

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Takashi Kurihara Chairman

Takashi Kurihara was appointed Chairman of our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Douglas A. Hacker Director

Douglas A. Hacker was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Michael J. Inglese Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael J. Inglese was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Taro Kawabe Director

Taro Kawabe was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020...

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Charles W. Pollard Director

Charles W. Pollard was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Takayuki Sakakida Director

Takayuki Sakakida was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger...

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Noriyuki Yukawa Director

Noriyuki Yukawa was appointed to our Board as of March 27, 2020...

Committee Composition

Committee Composition Audit Compensation Risk & Governance Investment
Takashi Kurihara
Christopher Beers
Aaron Dahlke
Douglas A. Hacker
Michael J. Inglese
Charles W. Pollard
Takayuki Sakakida
Noriyuki Yukawa

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Major Investors

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ESG

We believe that our commitment to identifying and implementing positive environmental and social related business practices strengthens Aircastle, and better serves our customers, our communities and the broader environment within which we conduct our business.

Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

The global community has made ambitious targets to curb the adverse effects of climate change and global aviation has been identified as an essential player in the advancement of these goals. Aircastle’s long-term strategic planning takes these rapidly developing initiatives into consideration when we evaluate the technology behind the aircraft we target for current and future investment.

Due to the inherent complexities of jet aircraft, decarbonizing aviation requires more radical new technology as compared to other modes of transportation. To reach the ultimate goal of net-zero carbon emissions, new propulsion systems will need to be developed for commercial aircraft. Until such innovations are made, airlines are optimizing sustainability primarily through sustainable aviation fuels (“SAFs”), by investing in new generation aircraft, and by optimizing utilization and air traffic management.

SAFs provide the most readily available means for airline operators to reduce their carbon emissions while using existing technology, although affordability is a barrier to widespread use. Several of the Aircastle’s customers are current users or developers of SAFs and the we encourages such efforts.

Our People

We believe that our commitment to our employees is critical to our continued success, leading to high employee satisfaction and low employee turnover. To facilitate talent attraction and retention, we strive to have a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace, with opportunities for our employees to grow and develop in their careers, supported by strong compensation, benefits and health and wellness programs, and by programs that build connections between our employees and their communities.

For 10 years, Aircastle has been a proud sponsor of Airlink, an aviation and logistics non-profit committed to the rapid transportation of relief workers and emergency supplies to disasters and humanitarian crises around the globe. We’re also proud of the positive local impact Aircastle’s Community Action Team has made in our Stamford, Dublin, and Singapore communities

Our Culture & Governance

Aircastle was formed in 2004 on the values of integrity, common decency and respect for others. These values continue to this day and are shared by our employees. In addition, these values are embodied in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which has been adopted by our Board of Directors to serve as a statement of principles to guide our decision-making and reinforce our commitment to these values in all aspects of our business.

Aircastle also maintains independent third-party whistle-blower platforms for anonymous reporting of fraud or ethics violations. Our best-in-class cyber security initiatives protect us and our customers through malware detection, cloud penetration testing, threat hunting, and incident responsiveness.