About Us

FIRST. AND RISING HIGHER.

Milestone Aviation is an unrelenting team of experts who draw on our vast global resources and deep expertise in helicopter operations and asset management to create long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships for operators of all sizes. Founded in 2010 by aviation and leasing industry veterans, our team was first to establish global long-term helicopter leasing as an alternative financing option for an underserved sector that lacked access to capital.

The AerCap acquisition of Milestone in 2021 added unparalleled financial strength and stability, as well as 50 years of aviation and leasing experience to our already strong team. Pushing past traditional leasing programs, we can now offer comprehensive debt solutions, short-term lease options, long-term asset management programs and flexibility—not available anywhere else in the industry.

Now the leader in every industry category, we refuse to rest on our laurels. Instead, our legacy will be defined by how much higher we can lift our clients’ businesses.

The Milestone Difference

TAKING ACTION AND SOLVING PROBLEMS

Our team is nonstop. We hustle. We work with you—for you—to solve problems and enable missions. Backed by AerCap’s expertise, we eliminate barriers and bring operators, both big and small, increased possibilities.

HERE’S WHAT EMPOWERS OUR PROBLEM-SOLVING

  • Largest owned civilian helicopter fleet and leader in every industry category.
  • Nonstop drive to innovate the industry.
  • Most knowledgeable, experienced and customer-focused team in the business.
  • An exuberant, relentless, winning attitude and culture.
  • Deep leasing and aviation expertise from AerCap, the largest owners of commercial aircraft in the world, with 50 years of industry experience and a managed fleet of over 2000 aircraft.
  • Widest array of leasing and debt solutions in the industry.
  • Not reliant on external funding sources and capital markets.
  • Vast financial resources and unmatched network of AerCap.

The Team

WORKING NONSTOP FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
Meet our world-class, global management team with deep roots in leasing and operations, and an even greater understanding of the helicopter industry. We aren’t driven to sell a product or a service; our goal is to create partnerships that increase the operational and capital efficiency of every customer we work with.
Leadership
Pat Sheedy

Pat Sheedy

CEO
Mark England

Mark England

Senior Vice President, Leasing Operations
Kieran Hannan

Kieran Hannan

Senior Vice President, Technical Operations and Fleet Management
Sébastien Moulin

Sébastien Moulin

Head of Europe & Americas
Brian Seymour

Brian Seymour

Senior Vice President, Director of Finance
Clifford Work

Clifford Work

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Michael York

Michael York

Head of Emerging Markets
Commercial & Business Development Team
François Arnaud

François Arnaud

Senior Vice President Commercial, Europe & LATAM
Roberto Farnese

Roberto Farnese

Vice President Commercial, Babcock & Europe BD
Nadjet Garmi

Nadjet Garmi

Vice President Commercial, USA & Canada
Claire Brugirard

Claire Brugirard

Vice President Commercial, Africa & Middle East
Irina Akifieva

Irina Akifieva

Commercial Manager, India, CIS & NE Asia
Jamie Bowden

Jamie Bowden

Commercial Manager, South East Asia
Simon Flannery

Simon Flannery

Commercial Manager, Fleet Management
Vincent Roux

Vincent Roux

Commercial Manager, Latin America BD
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