Brian Dowling


Brian is our Chief Technical Officer with a long-standing career spanning over four decades in the aircraft leasing and Airline Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (“MRO”) industries. He is a highly regarded technical expert, who has handled a broad range of complex transactions, including aircraft transitions, as well as has led LOI and lease execution and has overseen relationships with global OEM and MRO organizations. Dowling joined the company in 2017 as Head of Transitions and Transactions. While overseeing technical support to the airline marketing and aircraft trading functions, he also led technical operations in regional offices in Ireland, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. Prior to CDB Aviation, Brian was Senior Vice President, Technical & Asset Management, at SMBC Aviation Capital. Previously, he was Hangar Line Manager & Senior Quality Assurance Manager with Lufthansa Technic Shannon, Aer Lingus, Dan Air, and Nigeria Airways. He started his career as Avionic Licensed Engineer at Gatwick and Dublin Airports.