Our Company Structure

A Customer-Focused, Collaborative, Global Aviation Partner

Each of our product offerings has unique strengths and capabilities, from engine and aircraft leasing, spare parts, and Part 145 maintenance services to aircraft disassembly and fleet management, we serve customers in more than 120 countries.
 
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Over the past 45 years, we have focused on fostering long-standing relationships worldwide, from aircraft lessors, operators, maintenance and repair organizations, and original equipment manufacturers.
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Partnerships and customer-centric solutions are at the very heart of Willis Lease Finance Corporation – and we stand by our partners.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation is the umbrella organization for all of our flexible aircraft ownership solutions.

 

1985

Willis Lease Finance Corporation is founded by Charles F. Willis – the first entrepreneur to venture into the then-unheard-of business of jet engine leasing

1996

Portfolio diversity begins to increase substantially, to include nearly all major aircraft engine types

2011

Joint venture with Mitsui creates Willis Mitsui & Co. Engine Support Limited, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a $300 million portfolio of 32 engines

2013

Willis Lease Finance Corporation acquires the majority of JT-Power’s assets, and launches Willis Aeronautical Services, Inc., providing aircraft engine parts and materials sales

2014

Joint venture with Chinese CASC creates CASC Willis Engine Lease Company, Ltd., headquartered in Shanghai, China, specializing in engine sale/leaseback with Chinese airlines

2016

Willis Lease Finance Corporation acquires the business and assets of TES Ltd., and Willis Asset Management Limited is formed to leverage technical consultancy and maintenance services

Managed fleet size of 700+ engines
60 employees across Asia, Europe & USA

2018

Portfolio diversity begins to increase substantially, to include nearly all major aircraft engine types
Launch of Willis Engine Repair Center (UK) 
EASA Part M (Subpart G) approved CAMO

2019

Launch of Willis Engine Repair Center (US)

2020

Launch of Willis Aircraft Maintenance & Storage now Willis Aviation Services Limited

2022

Expansion of Willis Aeronautical, Services Inc. – exclusive warehouse in Pompano Beach, Florida
Jet Centre by Willis launches
240 employees across Asia, Europe & USA

Willis Lease

 

Willis Lease offers capital availability, customer relationships, a worldwide sales force, and an experienced management team to deliver customer-driven aircraft and engine lease financing solutions.

  • Largest independent lessor of commercial aircraft engines
  • $3.4B of owned & managed assets
  • Customers in 120+ countries
  • Short- & long-term lease financing for aircraft or engines
  • 24/7 AOG support
  • Trading Acquisitions, Sales, Exchanges, Part Out

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Willis Services

 

Willis Services provides a broad range of aircraft and engine services to our customers worldwide. From the first cycle to recycling, we furnish, fix, and facilitate everything through our expansive product offerings.

Operations include: 

  • Fully certified EASA/FAA Part 145 state-of-the-art facilities with dual-release capabilities in the US and UK
  • Expansive aircraft disassembly, storage, and line and base maintenance at Teesside International Airport, UK
  • Full fleet management, consulting, CAMO, and technical services for engines, owned and operated by airlines, leasing companies, and EOMs
  • Lead supplier of surplus engine material to the global aviation and aerospace industries
  • Full range of airport FBO and ground handling services
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Willis Innovation

 

Willis Innovation is at the heart of business, driving it forward, pushing the edge of the envelope, and taking us faster and farther than ever before. We are focused on the identification and development of innovative and future markets.


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