ACC Aviation is adding a new pillar of expertise to its business from September with the creation of a Technical Services division. The new division sees ACC add a fourth practice area to its consultancy offering, following its move into aviation finance services earlier this July.
Leading the new business unit, as Vice President Technical Services, is Julian Aldana, an experienced aviation technical professional with specialist skills in aircraft asset management, aircraft inspections and technical consulting services.
Aldana brings 16 years of aviation technical experience to ACC, having previously spent the last two years as Technical Manager Americas for IBA Group, based in Toronto. Prior to this, he also held several senior technical roles with airlines such as Etihad, Air Berlin and Swiss.
ACC Aviation’s Technical Services Division will offer aircraft inspection services (from pre-purchase to final assembly); lease returns, asset recovery, and transitions; maintenance event management; airworthiness assessments; and technical due diligence.
The newly added services closely complement ACC’s established activities in asset management, aviation finance and consulting, widening the expertise offered to lessors, lenders and airlines on a global basis; leveraging an office network that spans Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA and Asia.
Aldana commented: “It’s a great challenge to lead this new Technical Services division. ACC Aviation is a well-respected, well-backed, diverse group, with structure. These were major factors for me in joining them and I’m also looking forward to being back in Dubai again, re-establishing business relationships and forging new ones. The market is opening up after 18 months of pandemic distress and a Dubai base is the right location to explore business opportunities in EMEA and Asia.”