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 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.
Ivan Player – Director of Sales
Ivan joined Airstream in 2015 having worked in a consultative sales role in the UK renewable sector. He continues to build on Airstream’s remarketing and sales activities and now co-ordinates the sales and marketing activities within Airstream. He has a strong track record in successfully negotiating and closing a number of narrowbody, regional jet and turboprop aircraft transactions in tough market conditions to an international client base.
Being also a fluent Spanish and Russian speaker, he has a strong focus on opportunities in South America, Eastern and Central Europe and across the Caribbean, and has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to a portfolio of airline executives and aircraft stakeholders all over the world.
Ivan holds a BSc in Physics and MSc in Engineering from the University of Warwick and holds an EASA Private Pilot’s license.
Nick Holmes – Business Development Manager
Nick joined Airstream in 2020. He has built up experience in customer facing and business development roles with business jet operators, 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 an Aviation Technology Degree from University of Leeds and around 15 flying hours, working towards his Private Pilot’s license.
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.