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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