Gerard Browne
Gerard Browne
SVP Marketing & Origination


United States

Gerard Browne is the SVP of Marketing & Origination at Contrail. In this role, Mr. Browne is responsible for sourcing assets from lessors and airlines across the globe, leveraging his experience, background and deep relationships within the industry to identify opportunities for strategic growth. Mr. Browne also represents the company from a marketing leadership perspective, helping to promote Contrail’s asset strategy, profile and position in the industry.

Mr. Browne brings nearly two decades of experience in the aviation industry with extensive skills in Sales, contract negotiations, sourcing, structuring and closing transactions. He believes in building strong relationships based on mutual respect and collaboration, which combined with his technical acumen has helped him establish a vast global network of trusted contacts within the industry.

Mr. Browne joins the team having most recently served as the VP of Engine Trading at GECAS & AerCap in Shannon, Ireland. In that role, he developed and implemented sales strategies for the organization to involve Asset Types and Timing of Engine Trading. Prior to that, he was the AVP of Engine Leasing at GE Capital Aviation Services. Mr. Browne holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick, an Executive Diploma (First Class) in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in Dublin, Ireland and studied Adaptive Leadership at the world-renowned GE Crotonville Campus (US). In 2021, Mr. Browne was recognized as one of the top 40 executives under 40 years of age in the commercial aviation industry by Airline Economics.

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  • Has shop visit demand ramped up need to spare aircraft and engines?  
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