Dublin, Ireland – September 15, 2023
AFG Aviation Ireland Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH, announces the appointment of Spencer Thwaytes, who joined AFG as the Chief Revenue Officer and Head of North America. Drawing upon his extensive education, knowledge, and experience in the finance sector and the commercial aviation industry, he efficiently develops, analyzes, and executes transactions on behalf of our valued clients.
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, Mr. Thwaytes embarked on his professional journey in public accounting with Ernest & Young LLP, contributing to their financial services advisory group in New York City. He subsequently transitioned into corporate banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he notably spearheaded business development initiatives. In 2012, Mr. Thwaytes earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and soon after left banking to become the Treasurer at Frontier Airlines, overseeing the treasury, fleet, strategic sourcing/procurement, and tax departments. His exceptional expertise led him to be chosen by Indigo Partners to establish and manage a collaborative purchasing organization among the group’s six airlines. Throughout his tenure at Frontier, Spencer managed the acquisition of more than 700 aircraft and over 1,400 engines, collectively valued at exceeding $50 billion.
His responsibilities also encompassed the financing of more than 250 aircraft. Mr. Thwaytes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, USA. Currently, he resides in Genoa, Italy, with his wife and three children.
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AFG (Aircraft Finance Germany) is a leading aircraft trading company specializing in providing innovative and tailored solutions to the aviation industry. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in commercial and business aviation. AFG leverages its expertise, extensive network, and commitment to excellence to deliver exceptional value to its clients. AFG’s comprehensive range of services includes aircraft acquisition and sales, aircraft financing, aircraft ownership & asset management, aircraft passenger to freighter conversion and advisory services, making it the preferred choice for airlines, lessors, and aviation industry stakeholders worldwide.