Prior to joining AirFinance, Andrew Woolfson was Director of International Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Cessna Finance Corporation from September 2008 to July 2012. In that time, Woolfson had responsibilities for the financing of Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopters in his region. This included responsibilities of sales, structuring, credit presentation, structured finance solutions, restructuring, collection and repossession for all Bell and Cessna products. By mid-year 2012, through financing Woolfson supported more than USD$300 million of sales and over 50 aircraft sales for Bell and Cessna in 20 countries, including transacting in 5 new countries for Cessna Finance.
Woolfson began his career in aviation in commercial aviation in 2002 where he worked for Flybe in fleet management. He was responsible for aircraft analysis, financial negotiation of leases and loans and fleet integration. During his time at Flybe, Woolfson was part of the team responsible for a fleet overhaul of 21 new aircraft purchases and 15 aircraft lease termination and sales. Woolfson was then part of the start-up team of RBS' Corporate Jet Capital and Superyacht Finance. In his time at RBS, as Associate Director, he financed more than 60 aircraft, 10 yachts with transactions totaling over USD$1.8 billion.
Woolfson received his Joint Honours, bachelor’s degree from the University of Bristol. Woolfson is also a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management Executive Leadership.
Andrew Woolfson is based in London, UK and can be reached at AW@AirFinanceco.com and +44.207.682.2938.