GECAS promotes Greg Conlon to president & CEO


Pictured left: Greg Conlon. Pictured right: Alec Burger

In an internal promotion, GECAS has appointed current Milestone Helicopter Leasing CEO Greg Conlon as its president and CEO. GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) is Milestone’s parent company.

Previous president and CEO Alec Burger will continue to work at GE as president and CEO of GE Capital and serve as the chairman of GECAS.

Mr Burger said: “Greg is an experienced leader with deep and positive relationships across the industry and GE, and a personal track record of performance. It’s my distinct pleasure to promote such a great GE leader to the helm of GECAS.

“It has been and will continue to be a privilege to be a part of GECAS, however now is right time in the evolution of GECAS to have Greg as the dedicated leader of the business. As President & CEO, Greg will bolster GECAS’s position as the business continues to deliver for our global customers.”

GECAS owns and manages more than 300 helicopters valued at approximately $4.7 billion placed with more than 37 customers in over 30 countries. It has more than $3 billion worth of orders and options.

Greg has been with GE and its subsidiaries for more than 20 years. Most recently, Conlon has worked as executive vice president and manager of aircraft trading and senior VP of US sales and marketing. Prior to GECAS, he worked as a senior vice president at PK AirFinance.

“I’d like to recognise Alec for his mentorship, friendship and support,” shared Conlon. “While Alec continues his focus on the broad GE Capital portfolio, I am grateful that he will be staying on as GECAS’s Chairman, where he will stay involved in strategic decisions and ensure a seamless transition. I am truly excited to lead such a team of talented, collaborative, and customer-focused professionals as we have at GECAS.”