Aviation and Ireland have a special relationship. The first transatlantic flight landed here in 1919. Since Guinness Peat Aviation started a leasing business in 1975, Ireland's aviation offering has grown considerably; it represents one of Ireland’s true economic success stories.
Today, Ireland is the global centre for aviation finance and aircraft leasing. It is remarkable to think that an Irish leased aircraft takes off every two seconds; over 50 aircraft leasing companies are based in Ireland, including 14 of the world's top 15 lessors; over 60% of all leased aircraft worldwide are managed by Irish-based leasing companies; Ireland has a 65% share of the global leasing market and almost 80% of Ireland's double tax treaties deliver a favourable result for aviation finance companies
Aviation finance transactions are complex. That complexity increases when they involve cross-border issues. Identifying, assessing and recruiting outstanding people must therefore be an essential part of the business strategy. Principal Connections’ distinguished executive search approach, facilitates collaboration across geographical and industry boundaries, enabling us to build highly skilled and experienced aircraft and aviation leadership teams to ensure the success of our clients into the future.