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Rob Watts

Director of Consulting

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Rob leads the consulting team at ACC Aviation, delivering market-leading aircraft transaction solutions for investors, lenders, lessors, and operators, globally. He has proven experience in developing and leading aviation businesses, is adept in strategic and financial planning, aircraft and business valuation, and in delivering high-value consultancy services. Rob regularly advises aviation lenders, lessors, investors, and operators, and is a regular speaker at leading aviation events including Airline Economics and Airfinance Journal events where he covers topics related to aircraft valuation, financing, and asset management.

Latest insights from Rob

ACC Aviation expands its technical services division, Faizal Gara named Business Development Manager

ACC Aviation is expanding its technical services and asset management division with the appointment of Faizal Gara as Business Development Manager, effective immediately. Reporting to Julian Aldana, Vice President of Technical Services, he will be responsible for advancing the business’ technical and asset management services.

6 April 2022 Read more

What do the recent sanctions on Russian operators mean for the aircraft leasing sector?

As lessors with exposure to Russian operators embark on major aircraft repossession tasks, our Consulting Team explores the challenges lessors face and options they may consider executing this herculean mission.

7 March 2022 Read more

ESG Investing & Why It’s Important in Aviation Deal-Making

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) was trending pre-pandemic before Covid-19 overshadowed it and airlines put on hold new fleet decisions or deferred deliveries. However, as the industry starts to return it is expected to come back strong.

22 June 2021 Read more

The Rise of ESG in Aviation Financing Transactions

ACC's Director of Consulting, Rob Watts, reflects on the rise of sustainable investing, the growing importance of ESG in aviation financing and the implications for airlines and investors.

20 April 2021 Read more