NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (November 9, 2020) – Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG), a leading aircraft asset manager, today announced changes to its senior leadership. Tom Baker has been named Chief Executive Officer and President, with immediate effect. Tom succeeds Khanh T. Tran, who is retiring from ACG to embark on a new chapter of his career. Khanh will remain with the company until the end of this year to help ensure a smooth transition.
Tom currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of ACG, with responsibility for ACG’s Sales and Marketing, Trading, Technical and Aircraft Financing Solutions teams, with a focus on developing new growth opportunities for the business. He will continue to lead these functions for the immediate future. Tom joined ACG in June 2016 as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Analytics, and his primary responsibilities included corporate strategy; financial planning and analysis; and investor relations. Prior to joining ACG, Tom worked for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division covering clients in the Aviation & Transportation sectors.
ACG’s Executive Chair, Mahoko Hara said, “We would like to thank Khanh for his service and leadership over the past four years. He has been instrumental in guiding ACG through a period of growth and change, which included Tokyo Century’s acquisition of ACG in December 2019 and the seamless transition in ownership thereafter. Khanh leaves ACG in a strong position for its next phase of growth and I am excited for ACG’s prospects under Tom’s leadership. Tom is a proven and respected leader who has delivered strong operating results through a relentless commitment to our customers and to our people. I am confident that Tom will lead ACG to achieve great success in the years to come.”
About Aviation Capital Group
Aviation Capital Group was founded in 1989 and is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 450 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of September 30, 2020, which are leased to approximately 85 airlines in approximately 40 countries. ACG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation.
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