Director – Engine Services
Willie joined Santos Dumont in 2014 as Senior Manager in the Technical group with specific responsibility for the engines team. He has played a key role in setting up the dedicated engine centre of excellence at Santos Dumont. Willie currently oversees a team of 5 engine specialists within the group and has been working on projects for lessors and airlines on engine shop visit management, lease negotiations, investment analysis and replacement engine sourcing. Most recently Willie has been involved in transitioning a 60 engine portfolio from an Asian carrier back to the lessor and with the team preparing the engines for lease or part out from a records and material perspective.
Willie has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry and has worked previously with Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI). During his career at Lufthansa Technik, his roles included Head of Engineering, Business Development and Head of Lean Manufacturing, with responsibilities for Test Cell operations, Failure Analysis, Calibration and Documentation functions.
Willie holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Diploma in Project Management and a Diploma in Management for Engineers from Trinity College.