About us

About our company

Capital Aviation is a new style and boutique aviation leasing and management company. Whilst our charter of objectives is conventional to the industry, our methodology is focused more on the airline and their needs. This makes us more flexible and affords us the ability to perform and transact unique commercial arrangements within this market.

Formed in 2011, its founders, having earned the respect of the industry, applied their expertise to develop a specialist aviation consulting and finance company. Capital Aviation is in tune with the market - an aircraft leasing and finance company with the ability to offer consulting and fleet management services to aviation companies, governments and airlines, as well as providing these industries with aircraft financing and leasing services.

Capital Aviation was started so its founders could expand their operations and deliver the same personal and expert services to a wider audience. Through our services we advise clients on aircraft transactions, maintenance, and training and provide solid and relevant advice to move our clients towards their goals and greater profits, which in turn drive the acquisition of new aircraft.

With our strong contacts and relationships within the industry, competitive products and a targeted marketing strategy Capital Aviation is well positioned for growth.

The team at Capital Aviation

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Ryan Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Sullivan has been involved in the Aviation Industry for 19 years, holds Australia, American, Chinese, South African and British Airline Transport Pilot Licences. Ryan has 10,000 hours experience flying as an airline captain as well as experience in corporate aviation, has been trading aircraft for over 16 years and is a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT).

Ryan has wide industry experience as an aircraft owner, investor and operator. He holds an MBA (Fin) as well as being a qualified and experienced Airbus Captain. Ryan has previously held various senior roles in aircraft sales and management for a wide range of aviation companies. His previous experience includes general aviation, VIP private flight operations, low cost carriers and full service / legacy airlines prior to launching Capital Aviation. As Chief Executive Officer of Capital Aviation, Ryan is responsible for setting the direction of the company and maintaining ongoing client relationships. He is also responsible for delivering financing pipelines and funding strategies in order to achieve planned growth.

Andrew Sullivan

VP and Head of IT Services

Andrew Sullivan MBA (Finance) is head of IT services and manages all of Capital Aviation’s IT assets and infrastructure. He is also a senior consultant specialising in system integration, upgrades, cost reduction and sales and distribution platforms. Andrew has many years serving the aviation, transportation and hospitality industries previously working as the head of IT for a service company that managed systems and services for Qantas, Virgin Australia as well as other transport companies, hotels and resorts.

Roger Suckling

Head of Engineering, Infrastructure and Quality Assurance

Roger is a mechanical and electrical engineer. He has managed and been lead engineer for large civil and government infrastructure projects including hospitals, power generation and bridge construction projects. Roger designed and built specialists MRO and hangar facilities for Air New Zealand in Auckland and has consulted regarding airport and infrastructure projects in the Pacific and Asia. He has developed and streamlined complex workflows including developing automation and equipment required to perform various tasks. Roger has been a senior consultant for Capital Aviation since inception and has worked on a wide range of projects in engineering and infrastructure.

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