Henri joins Seabury Aviation Partners after years of successes with Plane View Partners which he co-founded in 2014. Plane View Partners became a major actor in fleet restructurings and acquisitions and Aviation/Aerospace strategy development and implementation. Henri brings over 30 years of expertise in the aviation industry from the commercial and manufacturing side, leasing and consulting.
Prior to the creation of Plane View Partners, Henri Courpron was Chief Executive Officer of International Lease Finance Corporation (“ILFC”). From his appointment in May 2010 through the completion of the sale to AerCap in May 2014 for a valuation of $7+ Billion, Mr. Courpron has led a series of strategic initiatives to restore and strengthen ILFC’s financial position and undertook a broad upgrade of the company’s capabilities in order to improve its governance and its global footprint.
Prior to joining ILFC, Mr. Courpron was President at Seabury Aviation & Aerospace. Before joining Seabury, Mr. Courpron served a 20-year career with Airbus where he reached the position of Executive Vice President, Procurement at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France with a team of 2,000 people and an $18B annual spending budget. He also held a number of other aviation management executive positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus, North America.