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Aviation Capital Group Promotes Rob Downes to Chief Investment Officer and John Nally to Head of Aircraft Trading

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 1, 2024) Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG), a premier global full-service aircraft asset manager, is pleased to announce the promotions of Rob Downes and John Nally to key leadership positions effective today.

Rob Downes, currently Head of our Aircraft Trading business, has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and will join ACG’s Senior Leadership Team.  In his new role, Rob will help design and implement strategic and asset investment activities to drive ACG’s continued growth and profitability.

John Nally, a member of our Trading team since 2021, has been promoted to Vice President, Head of Aircraft Trading.  John will lead the company’s aircraft trading initiatives, spearheading efforts to optimize ACG’s asset portfolio and strengthen its position in the global aviation market.

“Rob and John have been key to the execution of ACG’s commercial strategy for the past several years, demonstrating sound understanding of the market, exceptional leadership, and solid execution.  Their promotions reflect ACG’s commitment to developing, enabling and advancing talent within our business.  We are excited for the significant positive impact they will have in their expanded roles,” said Thomas Baker, CEO and President of ACG.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are based upon ACG’s current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Accordingly, such statements are not guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake any obligation to, and will not, update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Aviation Capital Group

Aviation Capital Group is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 490 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of December 31, 2023, leased to roughly 90 airlines in approximately 45 countries. It specializes in commercial aircraft leasing and provides certain aircraft asset management services and aircraft financing solutions for third parties. It was founded in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation. Follow ACG on LinkedIn, and for more information, visit

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