John Cunningham has been named the new managing director of Shannon Engine Support (SES), replacing Patrick Bergin, who has taken a lead marketing role at GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).
As SES managing director, Mr. Cunningham will define and lead the company's global go-to-market strategy and execute on the operating objectives for the business.
"I am delighted to join SES today," said Mr. Cunningham. "This is a terrific business with a highly experienced and committed team. SES has a great tradition of delivering high quality solutions to its customers and I'm looking forward to playing a part in its great future."
Mr. Cunningham began his career in 1986 with KPMG, Ireland, before joining GECAS in 1990. During his tenure there, he held a variety of roles across finance, operations, structured finance and, most recently, marketing. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He also holds a degree in business management from Trinity College, Dublin.
SES, one of the largest spare engine leasing companies in the industry and the leading lessor of CFM56 spare engines, supports more than 1,000 aircraft worldwide and has been providing flexible, customized and cost-effective spare engine leasing solutions to airlines, aircraft lessors, and maintenance providers around the world for more than 20 years.
The company now manages a portfolio of 260 CFM56 engines from pools strategically placed in 11 major cities across 3 continents, ensuring customers can access the CFM56 engines they need, ready to install, when they need them. SES provides a variety of engine leasing solutions for all CFM56 engine types including: operating leases, short to medium term leases, guaranteed availability, and engine sale and exchange programmes.
SES is a wholly owned subsidiary of CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma and GE. CFM produces the world's best-selling commercial engine product line, the CFM56 family.