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Press Release


12 Jul 2023

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr Thomas (Tom) Chandler has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he oversees Technical, Procurement, IT, Legal and Transaction Management and Compliance and Insurance Departments.

Mr. Chandler was formerly BOC Aviation’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, based in Singapore. He has held this position since January this year, having joined from TUI Group, where he was Managing Director, Fleet and Asset Management. Mr. Chandler replaces Mr. David Walton, who retired on 30 June after nine years with the Company.

“Management succession is an important part of any business,” said Steven Townend, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. “Our thanks go to David for his contribution and achievements over many years.  We are delighted to welcome Tom to the senior management team, continuing on our path of long-term sustainable growth.”


About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 652 aircraft owned, managed and on order.  Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 91 airlines in 42 countries and regions worldwide as at 30 June 2023. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. For more information, visit www.bocaviation.com.



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