SGI’s Reynoud Simonis appointed COO

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

SGI Aviation is pleased to announce that Reynoud Simonis has been appointed Chief Operating Officer as of January 1st, 2017. Mr Simonis will oversee SGI Operations, which includes the SGI Asset & Lease Management and SGI Technical Services teams. He will be based in SGI’s Amsterdam head office.


Paolo Lironi, SGI’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very proud to have Reynoud join our team and support our focus in expanding the existing 60-aircraft-strong managed fleet. With the addition of Reynoud and our recent achievement of ISTAT appraisal certification, I have great confidence in our team’s ability and commitment to serving our global customers. Reynoud’s experience in managing assets will be of great benefit to our existing customers and will no doubt attract even more interest from other potential customers.  His skills and knowledge will advance our strategy and growth as we build SGI’s reputation as an independent lease manager”.

Mr. Simonis had previously served as an Executive Advisor to SGI Aviation since February 2010, with responsibility for strategy, asset management and business development. He also served as interim CEO for SGI Aviation during the summer of 2010. During 2013 and 2014, Mr. Simonis was retained by International Lease Finance Company (ILFC) as an Executive Advisor to the CIO and ILFC’s Portfolio Management team, and who amongst others supported ILFC in the development of a strategy for the company’s older aircraft portfolio.

Additionally, Mr. Simonis was the Chief Technical Officer of AerCap Holdings NV, having final responsibility for all techno-commercial aspects associated with AerCap’s owned and managed fleet and its (portfolio) acquisitions, sales and forward orders. In addition to managing a portfolio of approximately 400 aircraft and engines, he fulfilled a key role in the acquisition by AerCap of Aeroturbine, Inc. as well as the company’s A320 freighter project. Mr. Simonis holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.


SGI Milestone Achievements

As of the beginning of 2017, 60 aircraft and 12 engines are currently under management by the SGI Asset & Lease Management team, headed by Remko Bruinsma. Our portfolio has more than doubled during the course of 2016 and this trend is expected to continue, as all of our current customers are expanding their fleet.

SGI Technical Services provides worldwide coverage, with aircraft records and physical specialists based on every continent. SGI successfully performed over 60 aircraft and engine inspections last year, including redelivering more than 40 aircraft and engines. SGI’s Technical Services team is headed by Rene Oostveen.


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SGI’s Jasper van den Boogaard qualifies as ISTAT Certified Appraiser

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


SGI Aviation is proud to announce that Jasper van den Boogaard has obtained the qualification of ISTAT Certified Appraiser. With this qualification on board, the company solidifies its position as leading all-round service provider to the aviation industry.

Paolo Lironi, CEO of SGI: “This is a very important achievement for Jasper personally as well as for SGI. To date, there are only 59 ISTAT Certified Appraisers in the world. Our affiliation to ISTAT through Jasper’s exclusive qualification reaffirms our commitment to delivering only the highest quality of service. It also serves to highlight our well-rounded expertise.”

Jasper van den Boogaard: “The value of this qualification is really maximized within the context of SGI, where we have lots of technical expertise. This combination of airframe, engine and lease-contractual expertise allows us to offer one of the most comprehensive acquisition cash flow analyses and lease-encumbered value appraisals. This type of appraisal outlines all of the lease-contractual and technical cash flows for a forecasted period, as well as listing end-of-lease and part-out considerations, providing the client with a complete and transparent overview of the value of each aircraft. This service is already quite popular with our clients – in 2016 we provided over 300 acquisition cash flow forecasts.”


For more information, please contact:

Jasper van den Boogaard

Mobile: +31 6 5073 6 007




The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) is a non-profit organization which develops international standards to govern practices and procedures in the commercial aviation industry. With over 4,100 members worldwide, it is the premier industry association providing forums to facilitate networking and professional development within the aviation community.


About SGI Aviation

SGI Aviation is an independent advisor to the aviation industry, providing technical consulting and advisory services in the areas of aircraft and engine asset management and safety regulations. Its service offering covers the entire lifecycle of an aviation asset, as well as related regulatory, operational and IT needs.

SGI Aviation is supporting Orbis

Monday, November 21st, 2016


SGI Aviation is supporting Orbis by sponsering their Charity Gala event

We are supporting Orbis in their goal of working towards “A World Free of Avoidable Blindness”.

The event will take place next month in Singapore, for the launch of The Flying Eye Hospital.

For more information on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and Orbis generally, please visit :

SGI Partners with FlyFunder

Friday, September 30th, 2016


SGI is proud to announce its new partnership with FlyFunder.

FlyFunder was launched in September 2016 and aims to facilitate general aviation transactions by providing a unique marketplace where those seeking financing for their aircraft can be matched with financiers. SGI has partnered with FlyFunder as one of the first service providers to be operating on the FlyFunder website adding technical value through SGI Aviation Services B.V., and registration services value through the 2-REG. In the process of announcing a deal, parties are able to contact SGI and/or the 2REG for related services, such as pre-purchase inspections, appraisals, and aircraft registration.

FlyFunder fills a communication and connection void between specialist aviation financiers, the buyers of aircraft, the manufacturers who are often reliant on financing to make their sale, and sales agents who want to sell their aircraft. SGI is delighted to see that deals of around $60M have already been announced on FlyFunder, and believe that this ground-breaking concept will revolutionise general aviation transactions.

To find out more about FlyFunder, click on the link below.

IS-BAO audits

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


SGI is proud to announce that it can now perform IS-BAO audits


About IS-BAO

The IS-BAO – An International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations was developed by the business aviation and international helicopter communities for the benefit of those communities. The purpose is to promote global standardization and to assist operators in establishing quality flight operations using best practices of business aircraft and of commercial and non-commercial helicopter operations world-wide.

The primary purpose of the standard is to promote the harmonization of quality operating practices for business aircraft and helicopter operations on the international level. It constitutes “base line” requirements which operators should apply in structuring and staffing their organization and planning and conducting their operations.

The IS-BAO has been developed with the generally accepted principles of other international standards systems in mind. It also has been designed to be compatible with operator certification and a range of quality systems. The IS-BAO safety management systems (SMS) standards are consistent with the ICAO SMS Framework.

Implementation of IS-BAO by operators may also serve to satisfy certain national regulatory requirements applied by States and their civil aviation authorities (CAAs) and is an accepted industry standard for the EASA  non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (NCC). Operators remain responsible for ensuring that all applicable national requirements are met.

SGI has IS-BAO accredited inspectors who can assess your operations in accordance with IS-BAO requirements. Upon satisfactory review, a certificate of registration can be issued by IBAC to show compliance to the standards. Please contact us at to openly discuss how we can assist in bringing your company up to higher standards.

SGI Aviation New Team Member

Monday, September 5th, 2016

SGI Aviation is proud to announce the addition of a new member to the Technical Services team – Quirina van Huis.

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In 2006 Quirina graduated from the Aviation Management bachelors degree at the ‘Hogeschool van Amsterdam’ after successfully completing a graduation assignment for Stella Aviation Technics, a PART 145 company, performing all line maintenance on the fleet of ArkeFly, which consisted of four Boeing 767’s. In a subsequent position as Maintenance Controller, Quirina was able to gain experience in the unpredictable world of aircraft (line) maintenance whilst preparing for a sabbatical year, travelling South America.

Upon returning to the Netherlands in October 2007, Quirina started working for the Technical Department of ArkeFly and after several positions within this department, was made responsible for outsourcing line and base maintenance, maintenance planning and the management of technical records, leading a department of seven team members. The fleet of ArkeFly, who had changed its name to Arke and later to TUIFly Netherlands, had then grown to three Boeing 737’s, one Boeing 767 and three Boeing 787’s.

With almost nine years of airline experience, Quirina has excellent experience in aircraft Boeing products, including in the field experience on the B787, which is going to be particularly useful to SGI customers.

On the 5th of September 2016, Quirina started a new role as Program Manager at SGI Aviation.

IATA 12th Maintenance Cost Conference

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


IATA’s Maintenance Cost Conference is a 2-day event that features presentations and discussions on a variety of current industry topics. This leading industry conference provides industry stakeholders with highly effective platform to exchange ideas, share operational experiences and work together to build solutions to common industry problems.

SGI Aviation will be present and will provide its insights into the aircraft retirement and part-out process for the aging world fleet.

SGI Report – B787

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The B787 is one of the newest commercial aircraft in operation and SGI is proud to have been one of the first companies working on this aircraft model.


The B787’s advanced design, which consisted of mainly composite structure and innovative systems imposes challenges to operators and financiers. Existing approaches and processes used to handle aircraft maintenance programmes, structural repairs, documentation handling may not be applicable and will need to be modified or changed.

SGI had already an in depth view on these items/characteristics, creating different scenarios and solutions for the critical factors specific to the B787.

With our knowledge, SGI has a created a comprehensive report covering the following:

  • Aircraft configurations
  • Technical development
  • Airframe maintenance from a lessor perspective
  • GEnx & Trent1000 in depth review
  • Power by the hour agreements


Take advantage of SGI knowledge and experience and order your copy or the report now by writing to Sam Wiechels (

Wadick Chomyszyn Aerospace Scholarship

Monday, July 11th, 2016

SGI Aviation and the Aviation Academy are excited to launch a yearly student competition for the Wadick Chomyszyn Aerospace Scholarship.


Wadick Chomyszyn was the founder and Chief Executive and Chief Technical Officer of SGI Aviation. In his career, spanning more than 30 years in the commercial aviation industry, he has specialized in technical commercial services and asset management. He was instrumental in the development of SGI Aviation and its employees and a respected expert in his field. Wadick passed away in August 2014.

SGI Aviation has initiated this student competition and scholarship to honor the work of Mr. Wadick Chomyszyn.


For more information on the scholarship, please use the following link:

SGI Aviation New Team Member

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

SGI Aviation is proud to announce the addition of a new member to the Sales team – David Hygate.


David is an aerospace professional with over 40 years of experience of the industry, gained mostly with Rolls-Royce. He has worked on Forecasting, Strategy and Analysis of the Civil Market, relationship building and Sales and Marketing in the MRO business. He has lived and worked in the UK, France, USA and Japan. An in-depth understanding of the civil aero-engine business is supplemented with extensive contacts in Aircraft Manufacturers, Financial Institutions, Airlines and Parts Traders.

In the last few years he has worked with a variety of companies helping airlines and MRO’s develop their businesses and reduce their maintenance costs. He has a broad and deep understanding of commercial aerospace, particularly Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, and is currently helping both Delta TechOps and SGI Aviation develop their businesses in Europe.