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We are Blueberry Aviation

A unique firm in the aerospace industry

We were set-up in Dublin in 2003 by our founder and CEO Francois Gautier, with the unique ambition to address a rare market combination in the aerospace industry:  Commercial Aircraft and Helicopters.

Blueberry Aviation offers a unique set of services to the aerospace industry with services to operators, owners, financiers and investors in both the fixed wing aircraft and helicopter sectors.

Our team expertise, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the aerospace market places Blueberry Aviation in the ideal position to create and capitalise on market opportunities to trade, source, remarket and manage aircraft portfolios effectively.

Offering advice to make the right equipment selection, structuring efficient aircraft transactions, offering services to source and remarket new and pre-owned aircraft, proposing spare parts, and providing ongoing asset management for aircraft portfolios.

To date, Blueberry Aviation has completed over 150 commercial aircraft and 370 helicopters transactions. We currently manage aircraft for several investors.

If you ask Blueberry Aviation customers the secret to its success, they will all confirm Blueberry Aviation is first and foremost a team of remarkable individuals:




Francois 2016

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

François Gautier, served in various management positions in the aerospace industry, previously Vice President Sales and Vice President Contracts at ATR (Toulouse, France) between 2000 and 2002, and Senior Director with Airbus in charge of the Asset Management team in the USA between 1995 and 2000. François joined Airbus in 1988 where he was successively Director Customer Finance and Director Asset Management. François began his career in 1986 in the Treasury Division of Aerospatiale (now Airbus) based in Washington DC, USA, until 1988. Francois holds a Master in Business Law and graduated from French Business University of Paris Dauphine.

 Aubrey 2016

Executive Vice President 

Aubrey Point, worked as Sales and Support Manager for Eurocopter, based in South East Asia until end of 2006 in charge of governmental and civilian customers in Thailand, Hong Kong and China. Aubrey worked previously as a trader and manager in various industries (luxury, commodities and High Tech) in charge of worldwide markets. Aubrey began his career in 1999 after graduating from university, holding a Master of Arts in Economics and International Trade, a Master of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

Patrick Dewez

Chairman of the Board

Patrick J. Dewez was a founding partner and Chief Executive of Knight Vinke Asset Management LLC, a leading European institutional shareholder activist, until 2007. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Dewez was with Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc where he was a Managing Director, member of the European Management Committee and Head of European M&A .Prior to this, Mr. Dewez spent eight years with Merrill Lynch & Co., in New York, London and Paris, principally in the M&A Department. He began his career at Kleinwort, Benson Limited in London followed by Banque Paribas. Mr. Dewez graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his MBA from INSEAD.



Philippa 2016

Head of Legal

Philippa Cottle qualified as a solicitor in England, starting her career in banking and financial law at a leading London firm. In 1989 she joined Airbus, Toulouse as legal counsel working on the financing of new aircraft and aircraft programs, the leasing of used aircraft and the establishment and running of the corporate subsidiaries in the Airbus group. In 1993 she was appointed head of the Washington DC office of international law firm Linklaters. Moving to Dublin in 2002 she worked for a leading commercial law firm before joining Blueberry Aviation. She is qualified to practice law in Ireland and holds qualifications in company administration and dispute resolution.

Nathalie 2016


Communications and Corporate Affairs Director

Blueberry Aviation Monaco

Nathalie Bunn started in the advertising industry in 1993 when she joined the DMB&B group in Paris. In 1997 she joined Interfocus in London as an account director. She then managed her own agency based in Nice for several years and worked in Sales and Marketing for a radio station in Monaco. Nathalie obtained her communications & marketing diploma following international studies in Switzerland, New York and Paris.


Client and Corporate Service Manager

Blueberry Aviation Monaco

Noelle Mercadier has extensive international experience in Corporate Events & Sales in the tourism industry. She started her career in the UK where she spent 14 years as Head of Corporate Sales for the subsidiary of Air France followed by prestigious luxury cruises & worldwide hotel groups as Head of Sales for Europe. In 2014, she decided to take a 360 degree turn and further her business skills by steering her career towards finance and business administration. Noelle speaks French, English and Italian. 

Rsz Marta New

Client and Corporate Service Manager

Blueberry Aviation Dublin

Marta Gimena has extensive business administration experience in various sectors. She started her career in Spain working for the European Documentation Centre of the University of Navarre from 1991 to 1995. She then moved to Ireland where she broadened her experience in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors. Marta has a Business Administration diploma and Marketing qualifications; she speaks Spanish, English and French.

Andreas 2016

Vice President Commercial

Commercial Aircraft

Andreas Schneider spent the past thirteen years of his career in the aircraft maintenance and overhaul industry. Before joining Blueberry Aviation he was Senior Manager Product Sales for Lufthansa Technik's aircraft engine overhaul division in the Asia-Pacific and Australia region based in Singapore. Andreas spent three successful years in India heading the regional sales office for Lufthansa Technik in Mumbai as General Manager Sales.

 Kriti 2016

Commercial Director

Commercial Aircraft

Kriti Anastassakis specializes in financial modelling in addition to maintain and develop customer relationships for the Fixed Wing Commercial Team. She developed various models to evaluate aircraft transactions for investors and financial institutions. Kriti started her career in Oil & Gas Trading with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas where she was specifically involved in trade analysis activities for the Electricity trade desk, before moving to a business development role on the Natural Gas desk in London. Originally from the French Riviera, Kriti holds a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Houston, Texas.

Marzena 2016

Vice President Transaction and Portfolio Management

Commercial Aircraft

Marzena Forsberg worked for 15 years with LOT Polish Airlines with roles including Distribution Systems Specialist, Fleet Planning Executive andCommercial Manager Ireland. Marzena moved to Ireland from Warsaw in 2003 and was involved in the introduction of direct LOT flights to Ireland. Whilst working with the airline's Fleet Development Department in Warsaw, Marzena managed lease transactions and participated in negotiations with lessors, banks, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the development of the long term fleet plans. Marzena has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Arabic Studies from Warsaw University.

Mark 2016

Technical Director

Commercial Aircraft

Marc Hovaguimian, was previously with Group Aeroconseil as Project Manager for Airbus Asset Management between 1995 and 2003. Marc was Technical Services Manager with French Maintenance Centre AOM Industries (originally Minerve, now Sabena Technics). He started with Minerve, in 1987 as Engineering Manager before being appointed its Resident Representative at McDonnell Douglas (Long Beach, USA) responsible for aircraft acceptance and manufacturing follow up. Marc started his career as a graduate engineer in the Design Office of engine manufacturer SNECMA in 1985.

F Mireur Juin

Senior Advisor

Commercial Aircraft

Frederic Mireur started his career in Aviation in the 1990s within the CACIB Aerospace Group in Paris, then heading its Asian Airfinance team in Tokyo, and launching Avequis in 2000, a JV specialized in aircraft leasing and trading. After a few years at his own advisory boutique, Aeroconvergence in Paris, Frederic was then Head of AWAS Corporate Finance Dept between 2008 until 2016, shortly before Dubaï DAE took over the Dublin-based lessor. During his tenure at AWAS, he secured funding for an order of 125 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and arranged various financings for circa $1.5-2.2 bn per year. He moved then to CMA-CGM in 2017 as Head of Corporate Finance in charge of containers, ships and ports financing for the group. Frederic holds an MBA-Finance from the San Diego State University.

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Commercial Representative

Commercial Aircraft

Zeineb Lassoued joined Blueberry Aviation’s commercial aircraft team in 2016 after obtaining an Air Transport Management masters at the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, Toulouse. Her role includes commercial prospecting and transactional support. Zeineb also assists the team with marketing projects. She speaks fluent English, Arabic and French.


Aurelie Millet

Commercial Director North America

Helicopter Market

Aurelie Millet started her career in Eurocopter working on strategic purchasing projects, before joining subsidiaries such as American Eurocopter and Eurocopter Malaysia supporting governmental customer contracts and handling the repair and overhaul activity. She graduated from an international business school, holding a Master's degree in industrial purchasing management and supply chain management.

Mary 2016

Commercial Director

Helicopter Market

Mary Carmen Madrid worked for Eurocopter Mexico from 2005 to 2009 where she initially acted as Customer Support Responsible for Mexican Institutions and States and ultimately Regional Sales Manager for the Central America Region, Colombia and Ecuador. Mary Carmen started her career at Shell Mexico as Buyer and Inventories Analyst and then as Finance Analyst at Shell International Limited in London. Mary Carmen graduated in International Business Administration from HEC Montreal and holds a Master’s degree in Luxury Marketing Management from ISC Paris.

Joanna 2016

Commercial Director 

Helicopter Market

Joanna Lumanlan worked for Eurocopter Philippines from 2007 to 2010 managing, monitoring & developing private commercial helicopter operator accounts and handling training requirements for local customers. Joanna joined Eurocopter South East Asia in 2010 where she initially acted as Customer Support responsible for regional customer trainings, and was in charge of pre-owned inventory sales for ESEA. Joanna holds a BA in Computer Science and speaks Filipino and English.

Kevin 2016

Commercial Director

Helicopter Market

Kevin Poesy holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing. He previously performed internships at Airbus Helicopters headquarters and worked at the subsidiaries in Singapore and Philippines in Marketing and Business Development. He then relocated to Airbus Helicopters India where he became Sales Manager for South India civil helicopter market. Kevin speaks fluent French and English. 



 Cezar 2016

Commercial Representative

Helicopter Market

Cezar Mihailescu holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economic Management and Communications & Public Relations, and a Masters in International Business and Trade . He started his career as marketing representative for the HYSTER (forklifts) dealership in Romania, before working with Blueberry Aviation in 2012 to actively support the commercial teams with marketing and intelligence. Cezar is a keen team player with a high interest in all things automotive. He speaks Romanian, English and French.

 Serena 2016

Commercial Representative

Helicopter Market

Serena Hawkins started her career in sales at a private specialised security firm in London, working her way to Premium Sales Manager before expanding her sales career in the luxury market, where she worked for the most exclusive VIP event in Formula One. With a keen interest in aviation, Serena has also been working as a Private jet charter broker as the Monaco representative for a London-based company. 
Serena graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Honours in Business and Management.

 Marina 2016

Commercial Representative

Helicopter Market

Marina Kirillova has been working with the Blueberry Aviation’s helicopter team  since 2016 after obtaining a business BA and an LLM International Business and Commercial Law degree. she supports the team at every stage of the transaction’s lifecycle from initiation to the end, with emphasis on legal and logistics. Marina also assists the team with marketing projects.


Julien di Carlo

Technical Director

Helicopter Market

Julien Di Carlo started working at Eurocopter Marignane in 2006 in the Ecureuil technical support team, he moved on to the Eurocopter Production System team and later as Mechanical assembly line Manager. He then relocated to Eurocopter Philippines in 2009 where he became deputy Operations Manager until 2011. Julien holds a Bachelor in Aeronautics and speaks French and English.



Emmanuelle 2016

Spare Parts Coordinator & Marketing Consultant

Helicopter Market

Emmanuelle Del Giovane - Cortes has experience the fields of project management, business development, and quality processes.  She worked in France until 2011 for associative medical and public administrative bodies, before joining Blueberry Aviation’s spare parts team in Germany in 2012. Emmanuelle speaks English, Spanish, French and German and holds master degrees in Management of Health and Social institutions, and Communication.



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