London, January 13, 2021 – Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (“Falko”) a market leading aircraft asset management company focused on the regional aircraft sector has further developed its engine capabilities with the addition of Jeff Ford.

Jeff has 25 years’ experience in aircraft engines and regional jet engines in particular, having spent the majority of his career at GE Aviation.   Jeff’s experience covers the entire GE engine range from CFM56 to LEAP, he was at the forefront of the launch of the CF34 powered E-Jet product and prior to leaving GE in 2019 Jeff spent 6 years as Executive Director - VP, CF34 Programs.

Jeff enhances a growing engine leasing team at Falko led by Pat Carolan who is a CF34 powerplant specialist.

“We’re delighted to have Jeff’s knowledge and experience on the CF34, which is the market leading jet engine in the regional space” said Mark Hughes, Chief Commercial Officer at Falko. “Falko continues to develop and invest in the regional aircraft engine segment and bringing in Jeff is the latest step in that path.  As our portfolio grows and the large regional jet market matures, being able to offer customers bespoke engine solutions is increasingly important.”