October 2015: Stratos is pleased to announce that it has recently delivered its 21st aircraft in the past twelve months. These include A330/A340 family, ATR72, 757 and A320 family aircraft on a combination of financing, purchasing, selling and leasing transactions in Asia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East.
April 2015: Stratos is pleased to announce it has delivered 8 aircraft in Q1 2015, including arranging the sale and leaseback of 6 ATR72 aircraft to a major European airline on behalf of investor clients, sale of an A320 to an Asian lessor on behalf of an airline client and sourcing six 757-200s on behalf of an airline (one delivered).
May 2015: Stratos was invited to speak at the Ascend Finance Forum which was held in Singapore on 13-14 May 2015.
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November 2014: Stratos has been invited to speak at the 17th Annual Global Airfinance Conference which is being held in Dublin on 20th-22nd January 2015 Continue reading Stratos speaking at Global Airfinance Conference (DUB)
July 2014: Stratos is pleased to announce the addition of senior aviation banker Lourens Geldenhuys to its team. Lourens has been appointed as Project Director of Stratos, specialising in financial consulting and capital raising services. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s capabilities in providing comprehensive operational and financial solutions to airlines and investors.
Over the past 30-40 years, independent engine servicers have enjoyed a carte blanche in disassembling and maintaining engines. This ‘free for all’ has resulted in a highly competitive market and thus lead to substantially cheaper engine maintenance, albeit with implications for intrinsic maintenance value and, to a certain extent, reliability. This era appears to be coming to an abrupt end with profound implications for aircraft investors in particular. Engine OEMs are rapidly gaining market share with their all-inclusive support packages. The complexities of these packages combined with their tightening grip on all areas of the aftermarket will, in our view, result in the collapse of those second tier investors and independent MRO’s who don’t adequately adapt their business models to meet these challenges.
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January 2014: Stratos was invited to speak at the 16th Annual Global Airfinance Conference which was held in Dublin from 21st – 23rd January 2014. The Conference is organised by Euromoney and is the largest aircraft financing event of the calendar: over 1,400 delegates attended this years event. You can download the presentation below (click ‘More…’).
Stratos shuns aircraft investments for advisory roles
15 November 2013
Newly launched Stratos is sidestepping the investment market for aviation assets and will focus its time on being an advisor to airlines dealing with ageing fleet issues and sourcing aircraft for investors.
Fitzgerald sets up Stratos
19 November 2013
A new Monaco-based aircraft leasing advisory boutique opened last week. Dickon Harris sits down with its managing director ahead of the launch to discuss the firm’s business model.
Stratos will provide aircraft financial advisory, sourcing and lease-related services to airlines and investors.
Monaco | 15 November 2013: Experienced aircraft financier, Gary Fitzgerald, today announced the launch of Stratos – a financial advisory boutique, specialising in aircraft leasing and financing. Stratos will also provide aircraft sourcing and lease-related services to airlines and investors.