Peter Crutchfield – Chairman
Peter co-founded Airstream in 1989. Since then he has established the company as a market leader in aircraft remarketing and leasing.
Peter’s working career started at British Aerospace where he worked in various commercial roles as part of a graduate training programme. He subsequently joined British Airways where his responsibilities included marketing surplus aircraft and short term leasing. Peter left British Airways to join the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank as Manager Aircraft Finance, responsible for developing the Bank’s aviation financing activities in commercial aircraft.
Peter holds an Economics Degree and International Marketing Diploma as well as a Private Pilot’s license.
Alex Vandeleur – Managing Director
Alex joined Airstream in 2004 and became Managing Director of Airstream in June 2016. Prior to this he worked for Fortis Aviation and subsequently Cabot Aviation, where he was active in remarketing a number of wide, narrow bodied and turboprop aircraft. His career at Fortis from 1990 through to 2000 included a 3-year spell in their Newport Beach, California office where he was responsible for winning and project managing a 50-aircraft remarketing project with TWA.
Alex has been the driving force behind Airstream’s development from a financial arranger, asset manager and ACMI lease specialist to one of the industry’s leading remarketing providers, particularly in the regional aircraft sphere. He now manages and works personally on Airstream’s remarketing and acquisition mandates and has successfully concluded a number of sales campaigns in recent years.
Alex holds a Law Degree from Durham University and was a commissioned Army Officer prior to joining the aviation business.
David Skeldon – Director
David joined Airstream in early 2010. Prior to this, he worked in a high intensity sales environment in the UK tourist industry. He coordinates our sales activities. He has successfully built upon Airstream’s remarketing capabilities during his 7 years at the company.
David holds a Commercial Pilot’s licence and an Instructor’s Rating.
Ivan Player – Business Development Manager
Ivan joined Airstream in 2015 having worked in a customer facing and technical sales role in the UK renewable sector. He works on the Company’s existing remarketing mandates to remarket Embraer, Bombardier, ATR, Airbus and Boeing aircraft, as well as developing both new and existing relationships with aircraft owners and operators, particularly in South America and the CIS.
Ivan is a fluent Spanish and Russian speaker and holds a UK Private Pilot’s license and a Physics and Engineering Systems Degree.
Charles Paterson – Business Development Manager
Charles joined Airstream in 2016, prior to this he worked in corporate logistics managing client relationships with a portfolio of key clients. He is responsible for sales and partnership management as well as supporting the Directors in all aspects of the sales process.
Charles qualified as a Commercial Pilot prior to moving into business management.
Kerry Critchley – Office Manager/Marketing Assistant
Kerry joined Airstream in 2015 and is responsible for managing all administrative and marketing functions in the office. She has previous experience working within the aviation industry having been employed by FR Aviation, a subsidiary of Cobham plc, and also Airtours International.