Aquila Air Capital (Aquila), a lessor focused on end-of-life solutions, announced the addition of a new member to its commercial analysis and pricing team, Eoin Connaughton as AVP, Commercial Analysis and Pricing.
Connaughton will be based out of the company’s Irish office, focusing on the analysis, structuring and pricing of transactions for various aircraft and engine types in collaboration with the commercial and origination teams.
“We are thrilled to add Eoin to our expanding global team, as we continue to execute on our strategy to be a trusted partner to all players in the value chain, while zeroing in on solutions to enhance the economic returns of transactions,” said Al Wood, Aquila Air Capital’s Chief Executive Officer.
Connaughton joins Aquila from SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBC), where most recently he served as VP, Commercial Analysis, working closely with the marketing and trading teams to ensure all transactions were appropriately structured, accurately priced and completed in a timely fashion. Prior to SMBC, Connaughton was Business Analyst at Goshawk Aviation, where he acted as functional lead for all trading and corporate finance transactions and opportunities. Connaughton started his aviation finance career with Standard Chartered Bank as an analyst.
Connaughton received a diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the Law Society of Ireland, a professional diploma in Data Analytics from University College Dublin, and a diploma in Actuarial Techniques, including his designation as Associate Actuary and certificate in Finance and Investments, from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science degree from University College Dublin.