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The Airstream Team

Providing Expert Aviation Services For Over 30 Years

Alex Vandeleur

Alex Vandeleur

Managing Director

Alex joined Airstream in 2004 and became Managing Director of Airstream in June 2016. Prior to this he worked for aircraft remarketing specialist Cabot Aviation where he was active in remarketing a number of wide, narrow bodied and turboprop aircraft. Previously he worked for aircraft remarketing company Fortis Aviation which he joined in 1990. His time at Fortis included a three-year spell at their US 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 as the leading remarketing specialist particularly in the regional aircraft sphere. He now manages and works personally on Airstream’s sales 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 industry.

Nick Holmes

Nick Holmes

Sales & Marketing Manager

Nick joined Airstream in 2020. He has built up experience in customer facing and business development roles with Gama Aviation and most recently TAG Aviation, working on bid submissions for new business and adding to the managed client base. Nick assists with the Company’s aircraft remarketing and leasing projects.

Nick holds a First Class Aviation Technology Degree from University of Leeds during which time he was also a member of Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron where he gained around 15 flying hours, working towards his Private Pilot’s license.

Alex Plehn

Alex Plehn

Business Development Manager

Alex joined Airstream in July 2021. Prior to this he built up experience internationally in marketing, management and data analytics roles within the aviation and logistics sector with GECAS (currently part of AerCap) and most recently with DHL. He has previously worked in Singapore, Peru, Spain and the UK. He currently works on the Company’s aircraft remarketing and leasing projects and helps to source aircraft financing on behalf of an international client base.

Alex holds an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in History and Spanish from University of Exeter and has reached 22 flying hours, working towards his Private Pilot’s license. He is a long-suffering Arsenal FC supporter.

Peter Crutchfield

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.

Kerry Critchley

Kerry Critchley

Office Manager/Marketing

Kerry joined Airstream in 2015, having previously worked at an executive support level for a number of blue chip companies in the UK. She is responsible for managing all administrative and marketing functions in the office.

Kerry has previous experience working within the aviation industry having been employed by FR Aviation, a subsidiary of Cobham plc, and also Airtours International.


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