Cian Coakley included on Airline Economics Forty under 40 list for 2023

ORIX Aviation are proud to congratulate our Airline Economics Forty Under 40 honouree for the Class of 2023, Head of Aircraft & Asset Management Origination Cian Coakley.

The Airline Economics Forty under 40 list for 2023 has been compiled from a record amount of nominations and endorsements, with well over 100 nominees drawn from across senior members of the broad aviation community.

Cian has been recognised for the second year in succession by ORIX customers who highlighted the value and support he has brought to relationships, particularly throughout the recent pandemic and ongoing recovery, which has brought unprecedented challenges to our sector.

In nominating Cian for inclusion in the Forty Under 40, his clients praised the strength of his relationship with customers; “There is no better legacy of the first generation of aircraft leasing executives than to know that the industry they built is – and will continue to be for decades to come – in the very good hands of extraordinarily knowledgeable, talented young executives like Cian, who are wise and experienced beyond their years, both in terms of their knowledge of the aviation industry and, even more importantly, in terms of their people skills,” shared one senior industry veteran.

A traditional element of the Airline Economics Forty under 40 sees recipients nominate mentors who have helped guide their careers in aviation. This year ORIX Aviation CEO James Meyler and Chief Commercial Officer Paul O’Dwyer have been recognised for the support they have given to Cian.

ORIX CEO James Meyler commented; “We are delighted to congratulate Cian on his selection to the prestigious Airline Economics Forty Under 40 Class of 2023 for the second year running. Cian is most deserving of this recognition, his selection is a testament to his unwavering dedication and professionalism towards to his customers and colleagues alike”.

You can read the full list of Airline Economics Forty Under 40 honourees and their citations below: