SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) July 28, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|c/o Aircastle Advisor LLC, 201 Tresser Boulevard,|
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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On July 28, 2022, Aircastle Limited (“Aircastle”) announced that Aaron Dahlke will resign as Aircastle’s Chief Financial Officer and Roy Chandran (58) had been appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer, both effective as of September 1, 2022, 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.
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 and Secretary|
Date: July 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aaron Dahlke To Resign as Aircastle Chief Financial Officer
Stamford, CT. July 28, 2022 — Aircastle Limited (“Aircastle” or “the Company”) announced today that Chief Financial Officer, Aaron Dahlke, will resign from the Company to pursue another opportunity outside of the industry. Mr. Dahlke has accepted the role of Vice President for Finance & Administration / Chief Financial Officer for Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Roy Chandran will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer effective September 1, 2022.
Aaron Dahlke joined Aircastle in 2005 as Chief Accounting Officer and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Roy Chandran was appointed Aircastle’s Chief Strategy Officer in March 2020. Prior to being appointed Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Chandran served in various strategy and capital markets roles for Aircastle since May 2008.
Mike Inglese, Aircastle’s CEO, commented, “In his seventeen years of service, Aaron provided the discipline, versatility, and team-building leadership that enabled Aircastle to grow from a start-up to the global player we are in aircraft leasing today. Although we will greatly miss his contributions, we wish him all the best in his new role. We are also pleased to have Roy serve as interim CFO, which underscores our deep bench and provides continuity for our investors.”
About Aircastle Limited
Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world. As of May 31, 2022, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 250 aircraft leased to 74 customers located in 44 countries.
Aircastle Advisor LLC
Jim Connelly, SVP ESG & Corporate Communications