DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AV AirFinance Limited (“AV AirFinance”), a global commercial aviation loan manager, today announced the appointment of Stephen Murphy as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Mr Murphy succeeds Siggi Kristinsson who sadly passed away in December 2021 after a short illness. Mr. Murphy will oversee the continued growth of AV AirFinance and lead a team of seasoned finance executives in building a leading aviation lending platform to meet the financing needs of airlines, lessors, manufacturers and investors. .

Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in aircraft leasing asset finance and banking, having most recently worked at Goshawk Aviation Limited in a number of senior positions including Head of Finance for corporate and airline marketing manager, with responsibility for all capital markets and structured finance activities, including the development of Goshawk’s asset management platform. Previously, Mr. Murphy was a Director of HSBC Bank with responsibility for investing the bank’s balance sheet in the aviation sector and developing the bank’s coverage in the aircraft leasing space.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Siggi and our hearts go out to his family. AV AirFinance has achieved significant momentum through his seasoned leadership and the tremendous team he helped build,” said Patrick Clancy, Director of KKR and responsible for the company’s investment in AV AirFinance.”We are delighted to welcome Stephen to lead the AV AirFinance team. His vast experience in many diverse areas of aviation finance will be invaluable.” as we continue to evolve the AirFinance AV Platform and seek new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

AV AirFinance is a global commercial aviation lending service established by a team of experienced industry professionals and KKR in June 2021. The secured lending service platform combines stable, long-term capital with decades of experience in structuring commercial aircraft lending transactions to deliver creative and innovative financing. solutions to commercial aviation customers around the world.

About AV AirFinance

AV AirFinance is a loan servicer focused on arranging commercial aircraft financing for airlines, lessors, manufacturers, cargo operators and investors, secured by new and new commercial aircraft and engines. ‘opportunity. AV AirFinance provides commercial aircraft loans of over $1 billion. AV AirFinance is based in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit avairfinance.com