Plane View Partners
Senior aviation executive for the last 35 years. Benoit Debains held several senior executive positions at Airbus in sales contracts, finance and treasury. After serving as SVP Finance and Treasury of Airbus SAS, he became Chief Executive Officer of On Air in 2007 and a managing director of Skyworks from 2011 to 2016. He is an expert in aircraft acquisition and financing solutions. He was a member of the Airbus deal approval committee. He also defined and implemented Airbus’ customer finance strategy for over 14 years using a variety of structures (tax leases in US/Japan/France/Ireland/Germany, Export Credit, senior secured loans, junior/mezzanine loans, EETCs, operating leases, etc.). Benoit was a founding member of the Aviation Working Group, an active participant in framing the changes governing Export Credit financing of Aircraft. For several years, Benoit has also served as a Director and Member of SITA’s Supervisory Board for both SITA INC, and SITA Group where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee.