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.
Nick Holmes – Sales & Marketing Manager
Nick joined Airstream in early 2020. Prior to this he 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 coordinates and continues to build on Airstream’s sales and remarketing activities. He assists with the negotiation and closing of narrowbody, regional jet and turboprop aircraft transactions in tough market conditions, to an international client base.
Nick holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Aviation Technology from University of Leeds and around 15 flying hours, working towards his Private Pilot’s license.
Alex Plehn – Business Development Manager
Alex joined Airstream in mid 2021. Prior to this he built up experience in management and marketing roles within the UK logistics and aviation sector. Alex assists with the Company’s aircraft remarketing and leasing projects.
Alex holds an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in History and Spanish from University of Exeter and around 22 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.