International Bureau of Aviation expands analyst team

International Bureau of Aviation expands analyst team

20-Jan-2015 Source: IBA

International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) has hired four more analysts to supplement its specialist team as the organisation ramps up professional resources to meet growing demand. Owen Geach, Commercial Director, commented ”The growth in engine finance and leasing, helicopter advisory services and general commercial aircraft appraisal requirements from our clients led us to start a recruitment campaign late last year. We had nearly 200 applicants for the four positions advertised and the new members to the team bring an additional scope of aviation experience that is the hallmark of IBA’s global aviation services.

”Avni Patel : Avni joined IBA in 2014 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University. Prior to joining IBA, Avni was employed by Cessna as a regional Sales Associate in Wichita, Kansas (US). Avni has also worked at Air India and had also spent a year in Shanghai (China). Whilst pursuing her Batchelor’s degree in International Business & French she sandwiched a placement year at Thales Air Systems. Avni is a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, with experience flying a Cessna 172 and completing the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

Youcef Berour Minarro : Youcef graduated with a BSc in Aircraft Engineering from Kingston University in 2014 and joined IBA in January 2015. Youcef is part qualified for an EASA Part 66 B1 Engineer’s license following training at KLM UK Engineering Technica l College. Prior to joining IBA, Youcef worked for AMETEK Muirhead Avion ics where he was employed as a Flight Data Analyst & Engineer. Youcef has also worked for the British Airways Concorde Club and has a personal passion for Aircraft and Aviation  Simulators.

David Archer : David joined IBA in January 2015 after working as a Quality Control Engineer at GE Aviation Engine Services. At GE, David had hands – on experience working with the RB211, GE90, CFM56 and GP7000 engines. Prior to working at GE, David graduated with a BEng in Aviation Engineering from Brunel University and in 2014 achieved his MSc in Engineering Management. His expertise ranges from propulsion systems, aircraft structures and materials, to airworthiness stability and control.

George Lipington : George joined IBA in December 2014 after working as an Airfield Operations Officer at London City Airport, he was responsible for airside safety training to all London City Airport employees, monitoring the airport communications, wildlife control and performance of daily airside environment inspections and audits. George achieved a Batchelor of Science Degree (with Honours) in Air Transport Operations and Management at City University in London. George is also a Civilian Instructor with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

The IBA team will be strongly represented at the 17th Annual Global Airfinance Conference and the Airline Economic ‘Growth Frontiers’ 2015 events in Dublin from 18th – 22nd January. Phil Seymour, President & COO, will be speaking at both events, and Owen Geach, Ken Sewell and Dr Stuart Hatcher will be in attendance.


The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) was established in 1988 to provide independent expert business analysis to the aviation industry. IBA advises commercial and business aviation clients, aircraft/engine manufacturers and operators. Services include asset valuations, technical and engine management, consulting and commercial services, industry and sector research and analysis.

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