Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 1, 2019 (April 1, 2019)

Aircastle Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

c/o Aircastle Advisor LLC, 201 Tresser Blvd, Suite 400, Stamford, Connecticut
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (203) 504-1020    
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On April 1, 2019, Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) (“Aircastle”) announced that Douglas Winter has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of its affiliate, Aircastle Advisor LLC, and he will join the company at the end of April as described in the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated April 1, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


/s/ Christopher L. Beers
Christopher L. Beers
Chief Legal Officer

Date: April 1, 2019



Exhibit Number Exhibit     

Press Release dated April 1, 2019



Aircastle Appoints Douglas Winter as Chief Commercial Officer

Stamford, CT. April 1, 2019 - Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) (“Aircastle”) announced today that Douglas Winter has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of its affiliate, Aircastle Advisor LLC, and he will join the company at the end of April. He will succeed Michael Kriedberg, who will become a senior advisor through the remainder of 2019 in order to ensure a smooth transition. Mr. Kriedberg previously announced his intention to retire as of January 1, 2020.

Mr. Winter has over 30 years of operations and leadership experience in the aviation industry, managing large, diverse portfolios of aircraft for market-leading lessors. Most recently, Mr. Winter served as Chief Executive Officer of global aircraft leasing company Voyager Aviation (formerly Intrepid Aviation), as well as Vice Chairman of Amedeo, a leading asset management specialist. Previously, Mr. Winter served in leadership roles with AWAS, GECAS, and Octagon Aviation.

Mike Inglese, Aircastle's Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are excited to welcome Doug as our new Chief Commercial Officer. His wealth of experience across the aircraft leasing industry makes him an ideal fit to drive Aircastle’s commercial strategy moving forward, and his extensive industry knowledge and capabilities will provide crucial support to the management team as we continue to execute our disciplined investment strategy. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the whole management team, I would also like to express my gratitude to Mike Kriedberg for his long service to Aircastle and for his continuing efforts to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.”

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world. As of December 31, 2018, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 261 aircraft leased to 81 customers located in 44 countries.


Aircastle Advisor LLC                    The IGB Group
Frank Constantinople, SVP Investor Relations        Leon Berman
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