Ian Smith

Ian joined British Airways in 1978 and trained as an Engineering Apprentice. After qualifying, he went on to work for British Midland Airways, Air Europe, Airworld Aviation and Air 2000/First Choice. He has held a string of managerial positions including: Aircraft Maintenance Manager, Head of Maintenance Control and Heavy Maintenance Manager.

For over 20 years, Ian worked in aircraft technical lease management and aircraft transitions. He has also been a consultant to the airlines, asset management companies and lessors.

Ian’s specialisms include: aircraft asset management technical services, the management of assets between owners and operators, lease technical management, oversight of heavy maintenance checks, pre-purchase reviews, mid-term audits, record inspections, aircraft deliveries, repossessions and general guidance on technical matters.

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