About Us

Who we are

Headquartered in Shannon, Ireland with offices in Boston, London, and Singapore elfc is the world’s leading engine financing and leasing company. elfc is a group company of Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. is a renowned global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This gives elfc the financing power and stability to satisfy the long-term financing needs of airlines, operators, OEMs, and MROs and to meet the commercial challenges presented by today’s dynamic world markets.

With this access to extensive funding at favourable rates, we can ensure low-cost flexible financing for the commercial aviation industry. elfc’s customer base includes some of the world’s most established airlines, newest start-ups, and many of the seasoned LCC’s around the world. Our client base also includes OEMs, MROs, and Aircraft Lessors.

ELFC IN NUMBERS

370

Spare Engines

80+

Current Customers

40

Countries

x10

Support Locations

What we do

elfc is the world’s leading engine financing and leasing company. We specialise in flexible short to long-term engine support packages for the airline commercial aviation industry.
Our global business revolves around supporting the world’s airlines and our experienced team are dedicated to consistently delivering for our valued customers.

Our current customer base includes more than 80 airlines, operators, OEM and MRO organizations worldwide. Since our foundation we have served more than 200 customers. After more than 35 successive years of profits and portfolio growth, the company now owns and manages almost 370 aircraft engines worth approximately $4.2bn.

Awards

ESG

Our Environmental, Social (Community) and Governance frameworks emphasise the responsibilities that we have to ensure our business is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the principles of a good corporate citizen and balances shareholder needs with those of our other stakeholders and the environment.

Meet the Team

With 80 employees based across 9 countries, comprising 10 different nationalities, our highly talented and diverse employees are one of the key pillars of elfc.

China
Yajie Li

Vice President Sales & Marketing – China

Ireland
Thomas Caulfield

Vice President Commercial Strategic Analysis

Singapore
Olaf Knuth

Vice President Sales & Marketing Middle East & Asia

Ireland
Eoghan O’Doherty Fitzgerald

Tax & Treasury Assistant

Spain
Vassil Vassilev

Vice President Sales & Marketing – CIS, India & Turkey

United States
Josh Symanski

Vice President Sales & Marketing – USA and Canada

Ireland
Lisa Fitzgerald

Marketing Administrator

China
Shelly Xie

Assistant Vice President Sales & Marketing – China

Ireland
Darren Reilly

Assistant Vice President Portfolio

Ireland
Shane Fenton

Sales & Marketing – Europe & Africa

Ireland
Ciaran McGlynn

Vice President Sales & Marketing – Europe

Ireland
Shane Hennessy

Portfolio Sales Associate

Ireland
Justin Phelan

Head of Origination

United States
Joe Hussar

Head of Portfolio

Ireland
Declan Madigan

Senior Vice President Portfolio

Ireland
Richard Murphy

Portfolio Analyst

UK
Julian Jordan

Chief Commercial Officer

UK
Hywel Davies

Vice President OEM & Lessor Relations

Ireland
Ed Connolly

Head of Capital Markets & Treasury

Singapore
Helge Pistor

Vice President Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific

Ireland
Sinead O’Brien

Commercial Strategic Analyst

Ireland
Cathal Ryan

Assistant Vice President Tax & Treasury

Brazil
Eduardo Fuchs

Vice President Sales & Marketing – Americas

Our Heritage

1989

elfc established

From humble beginnings elfc has managed to grow through the challenges over 35 years to serve our customers and be their reliable partner in good times and bad.