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  • September 2018
    Skytech-AIC appointed by Kuwait Airways to market one 1998 GE-powered Boeing 777-200ER . . . 
  • July 2018-2
    airBaltic confirms Skytech-AIC appointment to arrange sale/leasebacks on further six new A220-300s...
  • July 2018-1
    CMB Leasing mandated in Skytech-AIC-arranged sale and leaseback of four Airbus A220-300s for...
  • June 2018 - 1
    First Airbus A220-300 delivered to airBaltic under sale/leaseback with Avation arranged by...
  • May 2018 - 2
    Skytech-AIC appointed by TUI Group to sell two Boeing 737-700s . . .
  • May 2018 - 1
    Skytech-AIC appointed by Kuwait Airways to sell four Airbus A340-300s and one Boeing 747-400 . . .
  • February 2018
    airBaltic appoints Skytech-AIC to arrange sale and leaseback of six new Airbus A220-300 aircraft . .
  • December 2017
    Boeing 767-300ER msn 2879 sold and delivered . . .
  • June 2017
    Skytech-AIC appointed by TUI Group to market one 1998 Boeing 767-304ER for sale . . .

The Skytech-AIC Team

  

From Left to Right:

Jeff Solomon, John Taylor, Annette Wilkinson, Richard Noble, Julian Balaam.

 Bristol Britannia courtesy of The Duxford Aviation Society: www.das.org.uk

JULIAN BALAAM

Skytech Director Julian Balaam holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and has more than 30 years experience in civil aircraft marketing and finance.

His specific understanding of airline operations, aircraft performance and economics has been gained during six years as a Marketing Executive at Airbus Industrie and British Aerospace following which Julian joined Bombardier Shorts as a Sales Director where, as a fluent French speaker, he operated primarily in the European and African regions. As a director of Skytech, his responsibilities currently include the marketing of both jet and turboprop aircraft for sale and lease, the management of leased aircraft and the marketing, negotiation and closing of complex aircraft financing structures.  Julian is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation.

 

Julian may be contacted by phone on +44 (0)1252 844775, by fax on +44 (0)1252 845130 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 JOHN TAYLOR

Skytech Director John Taylor has in excess of 30 years involvement in the corporate, international and aircraft finance industries.

 

His wide understanding of international and corporate financial structures has been developed through many years of experience with major London based international commercial banks.  For the last 25 years he has concentrated on aircraft and related industry financing initially in a sales finance role within the Shorts unit of Bombardier Inc. and, subsequently, he has focused specifically on aircraft financing and refinancing as one of the directors of Skytech-AIC.

 

John may be contacted by phone on +44 (0)1252 844775, by fax on +44 (0)1252 845130 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RICHARD NOBLE


Richard Noble has more than 30 years experience in the aircraft manufacturing, marketing and finance industries starting as a marketing apprentice with Britten-Norman, manufacturers of Islander aircraft and progressing through to a number of senior appointments with Short Brothers plc, a major aerospace manufacturer and a member of the Bombardier Inc group of companies.

 

His experience includes directing the sales and marketing of civil and military transport aircraft, participating in the development of sales finance structures for Shorts' airliner programmes and leading the market development effort for a new jet transport programme. As a founder and director of Skytech-AIC, he has worked successfully to bring new aircraft financing, marketing and management products to the attention of the world's airlines and financial institutions.  Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London. 

 

Richard may be contacted by phone on +44 (0)1252 844775, by fax on +44 (0)1252 845130 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JEFF SOLOMON


Technical Director Jeff Solomon has over 30 years experience in aircraft maintenance planning and engineering.  

Initially a licensed engineer with British Airways, Jeff moved into engineering management and then joined Airclaims (Ascend) as an aircraft maintenance consultant.  He founded Aviation Support Group, a highly respected aircraft inspection firm which was sold to Charles Taylor plc in 2009.

 

Jeff is one of the industry's  most experienced and respected aircraft inspectors whose experience includes pretty much all civil aircraft types from corporate jets to the Airbus A380. 

 

 Jeff may be contacted by phone on

 +44 (0)1252 844775, by fax on +44 (0)1252 842874 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 ANNETTE WILKINSON


As Administration Manager of Skytech-AIC, Netty not only supports the rest of the Skytech-AIC team but is an integral part of the aircraft marketing process.

 

Netty manages and maintains Skytech-AIC's powerful industry database which contains details of all Western-built jet aircraft owners, operators, lessors and lessees, and uses this data to access potential aircraft buyers worldwide.

 

For all aircraft marketing campaigns it is Netty who is the first point of contact for interested parties.

 

Annette may be contacted by phone on +44 (0)1252 844775, by fax on +44 (0)1252 845130 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

JOȄL WAGNER


 

Joël joined Skytech-AIC’s Analysis & Marketing team in 2018 after a successful cooperation with the company during the preparation for his Master thesis for an MSc. in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University.

 

He is recipient of the ISTAT 2016 Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship and completed the ISTAT 2.0 University programme which equipped him with the basic tools for aircraft leasing and trading such as fleet evaluations, transaction modelling and lease negotiations.

 

These studies followed the completion of the Lufthansa pilot-training programme and a BSc Eng. in Aviation System Engineering and Management in Bremen, Germany. Joël currently splits his time between working for Skytech-AIC with flying Airbus A320s as a first officer for Edelweiss Air.

 

A fluent German speaker, Joël participates in aircraft evaluations and aircraft marketing on behalf of Skytech-AIC’s clients with remarketing of aircraft and research of technical background and fleet evaluations.

 

Joël is based in Zürich and may be contacted by phone on +41 (0)76 449 05 08 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.