Orla Gillen leads the Corporate Governance, Ethics & Compliance team at AWAS. Orla joined AWAS in 2010 and is based in their Dublin head quarters. Prior to joining AWAS, Orla was engaged as Legal Counsel at another aircraft leasing company, Genesis Lease Limited. Orla began her career in private practice with the Dublin based law firm, A&L Goodbody where she represented financial institutions and aircraft leasing companies on cross-border asset financing transactions. Orla subsequently practised with another Dublin based firm, LK Shields Solicitors as an Associate and then a Partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department.
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AWAS is a global leader in commercial aircraft leasing, with the scale, expertise, and dedication to deliver innovation solutions for our customers around the world.
Our team of industry professionals serves every major and developing commercial aviation market around the globe from our Dublin headquarters and offices in New York, Miami, and Singapore.
For over 28 years AWAS has been providing flexible, customized and competitive aviation finance solutions to airlines worldwide. Our staff is known throughout the industry for providing an unmatched level of knowledge and consultative expertise to our customers, helping them to meet their business goals.
AWAS’ current portfolio is over 260 modern aircraft strong, and we have another 50 of the latest, most desirable commercial aircraft on order from Airbus and Boeing. Our aircraft portfolio is on lease to over 90 airline customers in 48 countries. Our fleet features a full range of the most popular aircraft types including both narrow-bodied and wide-body aircraft to serve customers ranging from international flag carriers, low cost airlines, regionals, air freight, charter, and domestic operators.