AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) has announced today that Bart Ligthart will assume the position of Head of Trading and Portfolio Management, with immediate effect.

Mr. Ligthart joined the AerCap Portfolio Management team in 2007, and was appointed to the position of Head of Trading earlier this year. Mr. Ligthart has 11 years of experience in aircraft trading and portfolio management in both wide and narrow body aircraft. He has been central to developing and executing AerCap’s portfolio management strategy.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Bart’s caliber and experience to lead our portfolio management team and to take advantage of market opportunities. Bart has a proven track record of execution and a tremendous understanding of both aircraft and the aircraft investor markets,” said Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, AerCap.