The Team

A wealth of knowledge and experience

Gary J Palin
Founder & Managing Director

40 years' aviation management experience. Accountable manager since early 'eighties. Managed several airline and business jet operations worldwide and overseen more than 300 aircraft transactions. Former CEO of two regional airlines. Head of Aircraft Acquisitions & Leasing, Air 2000 & First Choice Airways (TUI), leading Boeing 787/GENx acquisition and contracting team. Parallel corporate aviation experience since 1983.

Mark German
Director & Head of Technical Services

30+ years' aircraft engineering and maintenance experience. Former Head of Aircraft Management at TUI airline group, responsible for combined fleet of several constituent TUI airlines across Europe. Project manager responsible for entry-into-service of Boeing 787. Parallel corporate aviation experience since 2015. Associated with Team since 2015.

Mike Cappuccitti
Director Middle East & Senior Associate

Over 40 years’ aviation experience, commencing his career as an Air Force pilot rising to Officer Commanding Head of State VIP flight. Later Regional Vice-President for Bombardier where he led a significant number of jet sales transactions for the manufacturer. Subsequently launched VIP modification of CRJ regional airliner. Based Dubai.

Capt. Ulrik Wiinblad-Rasmussen
Senior Associate & Flight Standards Specialist

40+ years' global aviation experience. Former Boeing 747-400 captain, British Airways and management pilot at SAS Commuter and Maersk (Denmark). Based Lyon.

Capt. Nick Berryman
Senior Adviser – Flight Standards & Safety

40+ years' global aviation experience. Former UK Royal Air Force fast jet instructor and airline captain on widebody types, Captain and instructor on Bombardier Global models. Associated with Team since inception.

Mike Creed
Senior Adviser - Corporate Jets & Helicopters

Over 50 years corporate aviation experience having led multiple fixed wing and helicopter transactions for major manufacturers, including as regional sales director and demonstration pilot. Now senior sector consultant. Resident Kuala Lumpur.

Andrew Jones
Senior Adviser – Compliance, Manuals

40+ years' global aviation operations experience. Former airline Operations Manager and current as European EASA airline Compliance specialist. Parallel corporate aviation experience since 2010. Associated with Team since inception.

Laima Matkeviciute
Senior Adviser - VIP / Passenger Service Specialist

25+ years' experience as senior VIP cabin crew, serving as airline and VVIP Head of State Flight Attendant and subsequently for high profile international private and corporate owners in finance, sport and property sectors. Founder Private Jet Concierge Limited. Associated with Team since inception.

René Roberge
 Senior Adviser – Aircraft Completions & Acceptance

30+ years' experience as aircraft engineer, initially with Canadian Air Force, later as a specialist engaged in multiple corporate aircraft completions and business jet and airliner acceptance. Associated with Team since 2012. Based Montreal.

Capt. Paul Stephenson
Senior Adviser – Corporate Flight Operations

25+ years' global corporate aviation experience. Former London Metropolitan Police Detective. Captain and current instructor on Falcon (EASy flight-deck ) and Gulfstream models. Associated with Team since inception.

Capt. Brian Teeder
Senior Adviser – Helicopter, Flight Safety, Compliance

40+ years' global aviation experience as heavy transport helicopter pilot, instructor and examiner. Former Aviation Manager, Auditor and later Head of Standards, Shell Aircraft for fixed-wing and rotary operations. Associated with Team since inception.

Keith Wright
Senior Adviser – Aircraft Powerplants

40+ years' aircraft engine experience, including over 15 in overall powerplant management for large airline fleets, including Thomson Airways (TUI) where he later was also head of commercial engineering contracts. Former Rolls-Royce customer support engineer. Has held responsibility for significant fleets of CFM, GE and RR engines on-wing and off-wing. Led TUI's GENx Boeing 787 engine evaluation and its subsequent entry-into-service.

Tunde Ajayi
Associate (West Africa)

Over 35 years' experience in aviation sector involving regional, international and cargo operations. Engaged in airline start-ups, strategic expansion and advisory services both in the private and public sectors. Parallel regional corporate aviation sector experience. Associated with Team since inception. Based Lagos.

Sam Kneifati
Associate (MENA)

Over 35 years' experience in regional and global business as director and senior manager. Corporate aviation sector experience for over 20 years. Associated with Team since
inception. Based London.

Roger K Murphy
Associate (USA & Caribbean)

Over 40 years' management experience in airline ground and flight operations in Europe, the Americas and in Africa. He is a former scheduled airline CEO and Director of Operations. Associated with Team since inception. Based Turks & Caicos.

Jack Raymond

Over 30 years' experience in airline and corporate aircraft operations, charter and sales. Former Managing Director of ground handling company at the UK's Manchester Airport. Associated with Team since inception.


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