AJW appoints Tony Whitty to lead aircraft and engine acquisitions

AJW Group has appointed Tony Whitty as director of aircraft and engine procurement.

In this role, Whitty will be responsible for aircraft and engine acquisitions across the AJW Group. He brings “extensive and diverse” experience in aircraft remarketing for airlines, banks and other aircraft owners, and joined the business on 29 November 2021.

Whitty started his career in aircraft remarketing in 1990 with Fortis Aviation. He has been based both in Europe and the USA and was one of the founders of Cabot Aviation in 1998 and subsequently worked for Air Partner since 2015.

Whitty will be based at AJW’s Headquarters in Slinfold, West Sussex, UK, reporting directly to group president and CEO Christopher Whiteside. Whitty is a committee member and treasurer of The Aviation Club UK and a member of ISTAT.

“At AJW, we rely heavily on the excellent relationships we have with airlines, banks and lessors across the industry to help us source inventory for our business,” said Whiteside. “Tony’s appointment reflects our commitment to delivering market-leading services as we continue to expand and support our customers in their pursuit of ever-improved efficiency and operational reliability.

“Tony’s wealth of industry experience will be instrumental to our future aircraft and engine procurement strategy and we warmly welcome him to the business.”

Whitty commented: “I am delighted to join AJW. As a fast-growing and global business, AJW’s strategic procurement strategy is central to ensuring it maintains the high standards that it is known for around the world.”

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