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David Taylor

Technical Director

David Taylor joined Avolon in September 2015 with responsibility for management of technical contract negotiation on aircraft acquisitions and trading. David has 17 years’ experience in the aviation industry, six of which have been in the Leasing sector. Prior to joining Avolon, David worked in the Technical Advisory, Aircraft Transition Management and Asset Management departments in Santos Dumont as a Senior Technical Project Manager where he oversaw new aircraft acquisitions, lease contract negotiations, and aircraft transitions.

David started his aviation career in Ryanair as an aircraft engineering apprentice and went on to hold several positions over the course of eleven years in the Engineering Department culminating as the Liaison Engineer for Northern Europe.

David has a Diploma in Corporate Finance with the Chartered Accountants of Ireland and a certificate in Business and Technical Aircraft Management through the Irish Aviation Authority and Carlow IT. David also holds aircraft typed EASA Part 66 Aircraft Engineer Licenses in B1, B2 and C Categories and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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