Plane View Partners
Karl Trowbridge joins Plane View Partners as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Trowbridge started his career in Aviation 35 years ago in the Royal Air Force, moving from there to AAR and Aviation Sales Company where he held multiple senior leadership roles, and established their European Operations providing Used Serviceable Materials to airlines and MROs.
At the end of 1999 he recognized a market to support Aircraft Leasing Companies with transition and exit strategies for aged assets and established Avisource, providing advisory, support and remarketing services to major lessors such as Orix, BOC and AerCap. In 2007 he successfully sold Avisource to a leading NYSE listed parts manufacturer. Karl then joined Aeroturbine to develop the Engine Leasing, Aircraft Trading and Parts business in EMEA and was ultimately appointed CEO of Aeroturbine in 2016. As CEO he led the restructuring and wind-down of the business, which included the sale of the world's largest portfolio of Engines and Spare Parts along with the Airframe MRO facility. His strong leadership during this challenging process ensured that the shareholders realized maximum value from the business disposal in a short timeframe.