Plane View Partners
Spiro Farougias is a Senior Advisor to Plane View Partners, bringing clients almost 20 years of sales and marketing experience across several different lessor organizations. Mr. Farougias was previously the Vice President of Marketing at AerCap, a position he continued following AerCap’s acquisition of ILFC, where Mr. Farougias also held the position of Vice President of Marketing. Within these positions, he managed a portfolio of more than 110 aircraft and leased to over 25 airlines in 14 countries, executed repossessions of 47 aircraft from 8 countries, and was responsible for marketing to airlines all over Europe. He concluded $2.3 billion of leases, lease extensions, and sales of more than 125 new and used aircraft with 30 customers. He has had experience managing and marketing transactions with all major fleet types, including narrowbody and widebody aircraft such as A319/320/321, A330-200/300, A340-300, 737-700/800, 737-8 Max, 787-8/9, 777-200ER/300ER.
Prior to ILFC, Mr. Farougias held the position of Marketing Director successively for BCI Aircraft Leasing and Waha Leasing. First at BCI Aircraft Leasing, he successfully concluded $600 million worth of aircraft acquisitions through sale-leaseback transactions and portfolio acquisitions. He also sourced and evaluated investment opportunities by interfacing with fleet planning and finance departments of airlines, and he negotiated debt proposals and recommended the optimal debt solution for each transaction. Then from 2007 to 2010 at Waha Leasing, Spiro was responsible for marketing, sourcing and executing several transactions. He managed worldwide marketing campaigns for the sale or lease of multiple programs such as 737, A320, CRJ900ER, 767, and 777-200ER. His experience also included marketing roles for Global Aircraft Sales.