July 23, 2021

Press release - Launch of Irish Office and Appointment of Peter Blakeney as MD


Key Highlights – Launch of Irish Office and Appointment of Peter Blakeney as MD


July 23, 2021 - Arena Aviation Capital is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Peter Blakeney in the capacity of Managing Director.

 As part of the Arena’s strategic expansion, Peter will join the senior leadership team to spearhead the setup and growth of the Irish office which added 12 aircraft to its lease portfolio during the first half of 2021 with further growth expected of at least a similar amount of aircraft during the second half of 2021.

 With the expansion of in-house capabilities and a growing portfolio, the establishment of an Irish office is an essential milestone in the evolution of the company, necessary to best serve its investor and airline customer base.

 Patrick den Elzen, Co-Founder and CEO of Arena said: We’re delighted to welcome Peter into the Arena family. Also for us, 2020 was a challenging year, but as we enter the second half of 2021 we are proud to have achieved a number of important milestones, including the opening of our Irish office, expansion of our investment base, renewed growth of our aircraft portfolio, and entry into new business sectors such as P2F conversions. This positions Arena to even better serve our customer base while opportunistically seeking further growth. The appointment of Peter is another important step in the continual development cycle of the company; we wish him all the best in his new role and we look forward to working closely with all our new business partners.

 Peter was previously employed by Carlyle Aviation and AerCap. With his breath of experience and deep relationship base, he will further help bolster the management team and company development.  

  About Arena Aviation Capital  

 Arena Aviation Capital is a full-service aircraft investment manager focusing on the complete life cycle of acquiring and leasing used commercial aviation assets, servicing investment and airline customers worldwide and providing services including the origination, financing, risk management, P2F conversion and administration(finance/accounting and legal) of commercial aviation assets. Arena also provides pre-packaged tailor-made solutions for airline customers for their mid and end-of-life assets. Founded in 2013, Arena today has 54 assets undermanagement leased to 21 airline customers globally.

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