Donal joined Acumen in 2018 and brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the aviation sector; the majority of which has been invested in the leasing space. Donal has the necessary ability and experience to help shape Acumen’s asset management ambition and the processes and procedures required to secure further growth opportunities.
Prior to joining Acumen, Donal held Chief Technical Officer (CTO) / Senior Advisor roles with blue chip leasing companies, including Orix Aviation Systems, DAE Capital and Elix Aviation Capital where he was instrumental in shaping optimized asset management procedures. He has been the lead, negotiating technical aspects of Sale Lease Back agreements, Aircraft Purchase Agreements, Power by the Hour with OEMs and Lease Return Conditions. In addition Donal has taken charge of the management of many challenging lease return and repossession situations where he directly worked together with Acumen in successfully delivering the projects.
Donal trained as an aircraft engineer and has held licences and approvals on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as holding the position of Chairman of the Dublin Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society