SMBC Aviation Capital enhances its Airline Marketing team

21st December 2016: SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies has announced four senior appointments to its Airline Marketing team bringing the total number of team members to 16.

Michael Sheldon, has joined the team from Delta Airlines as SVP Airline Marketing based in the United States while Samuel Ng, has joined the team from China Aircraft Leasing Company as VP Airline Marketing based in Hong Kong. Both bring significant industry experience to their roles.

Jamie Cahillane and Cora McCormack have each been appointed SVP Airline Marketing from within SMBC Aviation Capital. Based in Dublin, both will be responsible for managing and developing airline relationships throughout EMEA.

Commenting on the announcement, Brian Harvey, Chief Marketing Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital said, “We are delighted to enhance the depth of our marketing team which reflects our expanding business across the world. These individuals bring a wealth of skills from across the aircraft leasing industry. The fact that two of these appointees are also from within the company is testament to our keen emphasis on people development. We have a strong focus on placing our customers at the heart of our business and we hope that these new appointments will enhance that objective.”

The Airline Marketing team is responsible for managing SMBC Aviation Capital’s relationships with the global airline industry and the main aircraft and engine OEMs.


For more information on our Airline Marketing team, team biographies and photographs, please visit our website at

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Orla Benson, SMBC Aviation Capital: +353 86 047 4343

Rob Greening/Jack Hickey, Powerscourt: +44 207 250 1446/+353 83 448 8339

About SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital has 150 airline and investor customers in 50 countries. The company owns, manages and is committed to over 660 aircraft. Established in 2001, the company was acquired in 2012 by a consortium comprising two of Japan’s biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation. SMBC Aviation Capital launched its debut bond with the sale of $500 million unsecured notes. For more information please visit

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