November 15, 2013
Launch of aircraft financing advisory firm Stratos
Experienced aircraft financier, Gary Fitzgerald, announced the launch of Stratos – a financial advisory boutique, specialising in aircraft leasing and financing. Stratos will also provide aircraft sourcing and lease-related services to airlines and investors. “Stratos has been created to address a gap in the market where many airlines and investors need cheaper and easier access to aircraft operating lease platforms. They also need advanced technology to decipher aircraft economics and the ability to tap into a network of industry financing experts” says Fitzgerald. Stratos comprises a team of experienced industry executives located across three continents, all of whom bring invaluable expertise to provide bespoke advisory services: Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, has spent the past 15 years creating lease SPVs and remarketing large aircraft, most recently at Avinco and Avequis (CA-CIB). Aisling McCarthy, Commercial Director, has spent over 11 years leasing and trading aircraft, most recently at AWAS (Terra Firma) and Pembroke (Standard Chartered). Mark Shaw, Marketing Director, has 30 years’ experience in the leasing and MRO industries, including the past 12 years at Aviation Capital Group (Pacific Life). Ervin Bach, Technical Director, is an engineer with a long and distinguished track record recovering and transferring aircraft for AWAS and Pegasus (Oaktree Capital).