Paul Dillon to the role of Chief Technical Officer


Abelo is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Dillon to the role of Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect.

Paul has over 20 years of aircraft maintenance and leasing experience in senior roles.

Paul’s expertise and knowledge in the regional aircraft space, as well as on all aspects of the air transport decarbonisation initiatives, are crucial as Abelo moves into an exciting new era of development and growth as a turbo-prop aircraft lessor.

Steve Gorman, Abelo’s Chief Executive comments that, “we are delighted to have Paul onboard as his experience and knowledge in the sector are very relevant to us”.

About Abelo

Abelo is an Irish-based regional aircraft leasing platform specialising in turboprop aircraft. Established in June 2022 by the merger of Elix Aviation and ADARE Capital, combining the substantial turboprop portfolio of Elix and the management expertise of ADARE. Headed by CEO, Stephen Gorman, the newly founded company specialises in the leasing of turboprop aircraft and provides comprehensive support to all stakeholders in the regional aircraft market across every aspect of the asset ownership cycle, from deal origination, acquisition, leasing, and asset management, through to end-of-life solutions.

Abelo is backed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., a premier global alternative investment firm which initiated the merger with the aim of further enabling investment in the turboprop sector at a unique moment where there are a lot of changes expected in all areas of the leasing business and especially in ESG.

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