Mike MacConnie

Mike is the Chief Operations Officer at ORIX Aviation, a position he has held since March 2021. Prior to Mike’s promotion to Chief Operations Officer, he held the role of Chief Technical Officer since re-joining the company in May 2018. Mike is responsible for leading the company’s operating platform and all aspects of technical asset management.

With over 38 years in the commercial aviation industry, Mike has held various positions including project management, supervisory and leadership roles, acquisition programmes and marketing / sales with airlines (Pan Am and Braniff), leasing companies (GPA, ORIX and GECAS) and his own advisory services company (MacAvia Inc.).

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and a Masters of Science in Aviation/Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.