Declan Hartnett is Executive Vice President, Europe and Canada, for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $41 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE.
Declan has been in the aircraft leasing and finance industry since 1987. He has held several operating, marketing and management roles with GPA and GECAS in locations including Los Angeles, Singapore and Shannon. Since 2009 he has been Executive Vice President & Manager for GECAS’ Europe & Canada regions with responsibility for GECAS’ business in Canada and in 37 countries in Western and Central Europe. He leads a diverse team of experienced professionals who are based in Shannon, Toulouse and Toronto.
Declan holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Limerick, Ireland and a master’s degree in air transport engineering from Cranfield University, UK. He is a director of GECAS Limited, the Irish unit of GECAS.
He is based in Shannon, Ireland.