Aero Asset appoints Europe-based sales director


Aero Asset focuses on rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft transactions. Pictured is an Airbus H135P3H.

Business aircraft broker Aero Asset is aiming to expand its global influence with the appointment of a new sales director – Philip Louis Amadeus – to be based in Europe.

“The experienced aviator will be based in London, expanding Aero Asset’s global footprint with sales directors now also in Canada, the United States and Mexico,” according to the company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Highly experienced in rotary and fixed wing operations, Amadeus’ log books record more than 10,300 flight hours. He flew helicopters for the British Army Air Corps in Germany, Turkey and Norway. After a spell flying Boeing 737s he returned to helicopters, flying B206, AS350 & AS355 in the UK, East Africa and Greenland.

Aero Asset co-founder Emmanuel Dupuy said: “Philip brings decades of fixed- and rotary-wing savoir-faire to Aero Asset. He draws from his experience as a pilot and commercial helicopter operator to deliver considerable expertise to clients.”

‘Rotary-wing savoir-faire’

Having logged more than 10,000 flight hours and operated many helicopter models, he is well placed to guide buyers and sellers through the quirks and features of each model, added Dupuy. “His real-world knowledge of flight technology, performance and operational costs will prove an invaluable resource when navigating clients through the process of buying and selling aircraft.”

Amadeus said: “Aero Asset’s back office is impressive, and I am looking forward to becoming part of the sales team.”

In 1997 Amadeus launched an air operator’s certificate (AOC) charter operation in London with three A109s. More recently, he flew the AW169 and holds a current Commercial License on AW109, AS350 and B206 aircraft. Amadeus has completed a wide range of missions including: VIP and executive charter operator, air ambulance, aerial photography, action vehicle in film and TV and ferry flights.

‘Video shoots and inspections’

Commenting on the difficulties of closing transactions amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, an Aero Asset spokesman told Helicopter Investor: Overcoming the logistical challenges inherent to remarketing/selling and buying aircraft around the world is difficult. For example, it is currently impossible to send a team across continents to conduct a pre-buy inspection. More than ever today, we leverage local relationships, such as for video shoots and inspections.” 

The spokesman added: “Showing clients how preowned helicopter markets are being affected by the current crisis is high on our agenda. Clients yearn for intel and Aero Asset delivers just that. The challenge is to deliver information that is transparent and in depth, but at the same time digestible.”

In addition to business aircraft brokerage,  Aero Asset publishes quarterly and annual Preowned Helicopter Market Trends; reports based on its market research and intelligence. The report focuses exclusively on twin-engine preowned helicopters.

Philip Louis Amadeus