Stuart Peebles

Stuart brings 20 years of experience in the purchase, sale & lease of commercial aircraft. The foundation of this experience was built while working at three of the world's most recognized airlines on three continents, namely British Airways (1988-1994), Qantas (1994-1996) & US Airways (1996-2002) - managing the trading and leasing of aircraft assets for those airlines. In addition to the pure aircraft trading function, Stuart also was responsible for negotiation and project management of significant aircraft maintenance and modification programs (e.g. aircraft aircraft programs which BA elected to subcontract to outside MRO's) as well as management of spare engine and surplus component sales. On leaving the airline business in 2002, Peebles assisted in creation a new aircraft trading company (Jetran International) via the purchase of 97 aircraft from US Airways which were all successfully placed over the next four years. Since 2006, Peebles has run an aircraft re-marketing company, Jet Managers International, Inc (JMI) which has primarily focused on sourcing and remarketing of B737 classics, B757, B767, CRJ & Dash8 aircraft for airlines, banks and other owners.

Gerald (Jerry) Sherman

Jerry was previously a principal and founding member of First Greenwich Kahala, Ltd., which became an established medium sized aircraft lessor since its establishment in 2003. Prior to First Greenwich Kahala, Ltd., he cofounded Aviation Investors International, Inc., a firm that was established in 1993 to acquire and manage aircraft assets. At Aviation Investors International, Inc., Mr. Sherman was engaged in the financing, leasing and trading of commercial aircraft (including jets and turboprops) to airlines located around the globe, including the arranging for senior financing, sourcing equity capital and negotiating aircraft purchase agreements and leases. Prior to cofounding Aviation Investors International, Inc., Mr. Sherman served as Vice President for aircraft finance syndications at the Concord Leasing subsidiary of HSBC Bank plc from 1989 to 1992, where he was responsible for syndicated aircraft loans and leasing activity of commercial aircraft, including jets and turboprops. Mr. Sherman's career in equipment leasing began in 1979 at a unit of Citicorp (now Citigroup).

Paul Tattersall

Formerly holding senior aviation marketing and trading positions with BAE Systems and Macquarie Aviation Capital, Paul Tattersall has over 30 years experience in the successful leasing, sale and remarketing of all types of commercial aircraft in worldwide markets. In addition to extensive aircraft placements, he was pivotal as the leader of the sales team at BAE Systems Asset Management in achieving a zero idle aircraft status for the company’s fleet of over 200 aircraft. Paul is based in the United Kingdom near Manchester.

Technical Management

GHA is supported by a worldwide team experienced airframe and engine technical managers, led by Robert Beaumont & Mike Gentile. This ensures the diligent management of technical aspects on GHA's aircraft transactions, from pre-purchase due diligence, aircraft transitioning, delivery, on-lease monitoring and returns.

Robert Beaumont – Technical Director Aircraft

Robert (“Bob”) has over 25 years’ experience in aviation technical management with a wide variety of aircraft types including B737, B747, B757, B767, A320/A330/A340 series, Dash8, ATR, F100 and ERJ. Bob and his technical team have an impressive track record in managing a variety of projects such as aircraft audits, pre-delivery inspection, maintenance check package preparation & check monitoring, end of lease inspections and records preparation and due diligence. In addition, he has previously held positions of Vice President of Maintenance & Director of Maintenance and Director of Quality for several US based airlines e.g. Reno Air & Midway as well as large Corporate Fleet Management. As a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) he has been responsible for global certification and regulatory requirements.

Mike Gentile – Technical Director Engines

Mike has over 25 years’ experience in engine technical management in a variety of engine types including CFM56-3/5/7, CF6, GE90, V2500, PW2000, PW4000, RR RB211, RR Trent, PW127 & CF34. Mike has been responsible for engine lease management, managing engines through shop visits and engine delivery & return inspections for several major aircraft leasing companies in the US such as CIT & AWAS. Prior to this Mike worked for Pratt & Whitney for 15 years as Customer Support Representative working with United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Midway Airlines, Reno Air, Leisure Air, and overseeing FHA repairs at an Overhaul Facility.

Aircraft Transaction Experience

• Market experience – thorough record of success in managing the trading of a broad range of aircraft types through the market cycles.

• Technical aspects – well versed in the complex task of managing aircraft bridging/transitioning, negotiating/managing associated maintenance sub-contracting & modification programs.

• Global Market Connection – well established worldwide relationships and connections with airlines, lessors and other aircraft owners.

• Aircraft Types – experience with a wide range of commercial aircraft types including A319/A320, B737, B757, B767, B747, CRJ, MD80, Dash 8 series and their associated engine types.

• Fleet transactions – experienced in managing multiple aircraft projects