17.09.18Goshawk Aviation closes acquisition of SKY Leasing’s Irish subsidiary
Launched in November 2013, Goshawk has not yet had its fourth Birthday party. But although the leasing company is new, its management team is not. It has also grown quickly with a fleet of 92 aircraft.
Ruth Kelly, its CEO and one of the founding team, is keen to grow its portfolio but is not looking for “growth for growth’s sake”. This means they are prepared to lose deals and wait for the ones that make work for them.
She says she is focused on quality: high quality portfolios, high quality customers and high quality assets. Goshawk is taking a low-risk approach and fully aware that they might be outpriced.
Goshawk today signed an agreement with Aeroflot for 3 x A321 aircraft delivering in 2017. This is Goshawk’s first deal with Aeroflot and also marks Goshawk’s first transaction in Russia. Peter Watson, Goshawk CCO commented “We are very happy to partner with Aeroflot for 3 x A321s and we look forward to our first delivery over the coming…