Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Head of OEM


United States

Steve Mason was appointed Head of OEM in January 2021. With over 20 years’ aviation industry experience, Steve has worked with operating lessors and manufacturers in a variety of roles such as asset and portfolio strategy, market and investment analysis, aircraft valuations, sales and business management. Steve joined Avolon in April 2017 and is based in their New York office. Steve and his team are responsible for managing Avolon’s relationships with all airframe and engine manufacturers. This includes negotiating new aircraft and engine transactions, managing the company’s existing orderbook and supporting the placement activity of the marketing team. Prior to Avolon, Steve was a Director and Head of Asset Strategy for CIT Group’s aircraft leasing firm. Steve joined CIT in 2012 and led the team which was responsible for aircraft values, aircraft economics, aircraft performance and strategy, along with investment analysis for aircraft procurement. Previously Steve worked with Rolls-Royce and International Aero Engines in a variety of disciplines. Steve has a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland.

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