Singapore lessor Avation has appointed Michael Dela Cruz as head of technical.

Dela Cruz was previously head of technical at Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering Aerospace Resources.

He tells Smart Aviation Asia Pacific he has worked formerly in the technical services department for three airlines – Cebu Pacific Air, Jetstar Asia and Singapore Airlines, primarily on Airbus A320 aircraft.

He says he was previously the head of technical at ST Engineering Aerospace Resources involved in that company’s aircraft and engine leasing business, including acquiring aircraft for ST Aerospace’s passenger-to-freighter conversion programmes.

Dela Cruz says Avation’s last head of technical was two years ago so he is assuming a position that was vacant.

He says aircraft lessors will be very busy now that the airline business is rebounding.

Avation’s website shows it is primarily a regional aircraft lessor, but it also leases Airbus A320-family aircraft and has two widebodies in its portfolio: an EVA Air Airbus A330-300 and a Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300ER.

Avation in a statement says it completed the sale of three ex-Virgin Australia ATR 72-600s to Greek carrier Aegean Airlines on 24 June.


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