SGI Aviation Further Expands Capabilities on Engine Lease Return for Customers by Partnering with Regional Jet Center

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Company’s Offerings Will Be Bolstered by Partnering with Top Quality, Lean, and Knowledgeable Organization Regional Jet Center

AMSTERDAM – October 15, 2019 – SGI Aviation Services (“SGI Aviation”), an independent advisor to the aviation industry, providing technical consulting and advisory services in the areas of aircraft and engine asset management, announced today the signing of a cooperation agreement with Regional Jet Center (“RJC”). Under the agreement, the companies will perform engine lease return checks, on-wing maintenance events, and storage.

The integration of engine redelivery services offered by Netherlands-based RJC will bolster SGI Aviation’s global position in supporting customers and projects with the broad range of industry-leading services. SGI Aviation’s Engine Team has extensive global experience in performing engine redelivery checks, while RJC offers full capabilities to service engines during end-of-lease checks or fixing on-wing problems.

Together, the companies will provide a one-stop-shop for engine lessors, offering documentation review conducted by SGI Aviation, as well as maintenance and storage performed by RJC. Customers will enjoy the benefit of SGI Aviation’s multi-year experience in managing redelivery checks for leading engine lessors and RJC’s top-notch quality in maintenance provisioning.

While commenting the cooperation agreement, SGI Group CEO Paolo Lironi indicated that “this is a major milestone for SGI Aviation’s strategy of providing a more extensive list of services. SGI Aviation will be able to offer a one-stop-shop to existing engine lessor customers. This is really needed in the engine leasing industry. Last but not least, our customers also can benefit from SGI Aviation’s CAMO services.”

RJC is an EASA- and FAA- approved Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul company, providing the highest standards of safety and efficiency. Over the course of more than two decades, the company staff have accumulated remarkable expertise while working for commercial European airlines. It has extensive engineering, planning, and operations know-how. RJC can provide a broad range of services and solutions, tailored to customers’ specific needs.

Michiel van der Eijk, RJC’s Managing Director, concluded: “We are excited to team up with SGI Aviation in offering a one-stop-shop solution for engine lease return checks. We believe this provides a service filling a void in the engine leasing industry.”

Regional Jet Center is located at Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands and can be contacted on +31 6 53 66 30 22 or

Mr. Pierre Eriksson joins SGI Aviation Services

Friday, September 21st, 2018

SGI Aviation Announces the appointment of Area Manager – The Americas


Amsterdam — September 21st SGI Aviation announces a firm extension of its worldwide presence, by welcoming to the company its new VP Technical and Area Manager Americas, Mr. Pierre Eriksson.

SGI offers Technical Services and Asset Management activities, Mr. Eriksson addition will enable our US-customer base with direct availability on the continent to the best industry Technical expertise.

‘With Pierre joining, SGI Aviation further strengthens its position in Americas for supporting customers with its broad range of Services.’


Positive Customer Impact

Mr. Pierre Eriksson is based in Miami/Fort Lauderdale and the first point of contact for North, Central and South America SGI Aviation Services.

‘US customer can benefit greatly from SGI’s direct presence in the US, in his role as VP Technical and Area Manager Americas, Pierre brings an enormous industry-experience to SGI and thus to its customers’, states SGI’s CEO Mr. Paolo Lironi.


Expertise and knowledge

Pierre brings 30 years of experience in civil aviation. Between 2011 to 2018, Pierre acted as a VP Technical – Americas, for AerCap, handling all technical aspects of aircraft leasing, including being part of the technical team during the acquisition of ILFC. Prior to joining AerCap, between 1998 to 2011, Pierre was an exclusive consultant for GECAS with an extensive involvement of P2F Conversion, challenged asset analysis, MR analysis, repossessions, redeliveries, deliveries, new aircraft development among many other functions as a GECAS Consultant. Pierre began his aviation career in 1986, as a License engineer, held numerous type licenses and retains his US FAA A & P license.


SGI Aviation Services

Founded in 2008, SGI Aviation Services (SGI) is a worldwide leader in Aviation Technical Services and Asset management. With its worldwide presence, the company offers a wide range of products and services designed to sharing its unique knowledge and independent position for its customers.


For more information

Pierre Eriksson

+1 (520) 834-5840

Part of A380 redelivery-team for lessor Doric GmbH

Friday, July 6th, 2018


SGI Aviation was part of a A380 redelivery-team for lessor Doric GmbH.

First A-380 delivery to next lessee completed: SGI Aviation has supported lessor DORIC GmbH with this challenging project, proudly. 

SGI proofs its abilities to support ANY commercial aircraft-redelivery: from the smallest narrow-body to the biggest wide-body, any engine type, anywhere in the world for the most demanding stakeholders.  

SGI AVIATION CEO Mr. Paolo Lironi Speaker/moderator at the AP&M SUMMIT

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

May 29th 1.45PM: SGI AVIATION CEO Mr. Paolo Lironi Speaker/moderator at the AP&M SUMMIT 

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SGI publishes the framework-study for ‘IATA Decommissioning Best Practice Manual’.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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SGI Aviation New Team Member

Monday, March 26th, 2018


SGI proudly presents Mr. Martin Sher joining SGI AVIATION.

Martin will have the role of ‘Area Manager China’, Martin is based in Xiamen and the first point of contact for Chinese customers. With Martin joining, SGI further strengthens its position in China for supporting customers with its broad range of Services.

For the last 14 years Martin covered different positions within a large Chinese MRO on business development and Program Management with Leasing companies; covering technical and commercial in a variety of positions.  Martin was assigned Project manager for aviation related business based in China and responsible for aircraft lease returns, annual inspections, modifications, PTF, engineering and part out solutions evaluating used aircraft for further conversion request. Mr. Sher has an extended relationship within the burgeoning leasing market in China.

Welcome Martin!

Mr. Paolo Lironi will be speaker/moderator at the upcoming AP&M SUMMIT in London

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018



Mr. Paolo Lironi will be speaker/moderator at the  AP&M SUMMIT held May 29TH at the HILTON OLYMPIA LONDON, UK.


The Panel Discussion subject is: The Lease Management Lifecycle:

– Snapshot of the current leasing market

– How can PBH providers help operators match the recondition terms to minimise contractual issues with lease return?

– How can greater collaboration between suppliers and lessors ensure maintenance requirements are met throughout the lease?

– Is increased competition forcing lessors to diversify services, and how is their relationship with airlines and MROs evolving?

– How will the continued rise of LCCs influence business strategies for lessors?


Panel members will be:

  • Denise Mangan-Fahy, SVP, Portfolio Planning & Operations, GECAS Engine Leasing
  • Eugene O’Sullivan, SVP Powerplant, SMBC Aviation Capital


Please follow the link to enroll :

Wadick Chomyszyn Aerospace Scholarship

Friday, October 12th, 2018

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams”


SGI Aviation and the Aviation Academy are excited to launch the third student competition for the Wadick Chomyszyn Aerospace Award.

Like last year, the Academy is setting out a search for a student with a unique personal development path to achieve their dreams.

Three finalists will have the chance to present their unique ideas to a jury at the final event.

The winner will be awarded an expense reimbursement of up to €10.000,- !


More info


Mr. Francesco Baccarani Key speaker at the Engine Leasing Seminar

Thursday, August 24th, 2017


Mr. Francesco Baccarani, Program Manager – Engines and team leader of the Engine-group at SGI Aviation, will be a key speaker at the ‘Engine Leasing Seminar’ held in London on the 12th of September.

Mr. Baccarani will be sharing his insights on the subject of ‘Maintenance cost analysis’ in extent of SGI Aviation’s offered high value added services like ‘cash flow-analysis and -management’ for its customers.


‘Optimized cost of ownership trough the lifecycle of an engine is strongly dependant on continuous disciplined evaluation and managing of the engine maintenance cost.

Maintaining focus on engine maintenance cost expenditure is a specialism preventing the surprise of high unexpected cost. Mr. Baccarani states; ‘I look forward sharing my insights and invite any attendee with relevance to this subject to attend and discuss on this subject.’


Mr. Baccarani is invited by the organizer Everest events for his thorough knowledge and insights related to engine cost management and will be speaking on September 12th at 15.25

The event’s location is Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London.

Please click on the following link to enrol:

Mr. Paolo Lironi Speaker at The 3rd Annual Aircraft Remarketing and trading Management forum

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Paolo Lironi sgi aviation

Mr. Paolo Lironi, Chief Executive Officer at SGI Aviation, will be a key speaker at ‘The 3rd Annual Aircraft Remarketing and trading Management forum’ held in Beijing on the 6 to 8th of September.

Mr. Lironi will be sharing his insights on the subject of ‘Maintenance event and cost management during engine lease return and redelivery’. He will do so in extent of SGI Aviation’s high value added services like ‘cash flow-analysis and -management’ for its customers.

‘Utilizing expert knowledge on this subject can be extremely beneficial, a relatively small investment, preventing the surprise of high unexpected cost and often resulting in significant savings at an engine lease return and redelivery’ Mr. Lironi states; ‘I look forward sharing my insights and invite any attendee with relevance to this subject to attend and discuss on this subject’

Mr. Lironi, invited by the organizer Oppland for his thorough knowledge and insights related engine lease return and redelivery cost management will be speaking on September 8th at 09.30.

The event’s location is Beijing’s ‘Marriott Hotel Northeast’.

Please click on the following link to enrol: