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Dublin, Ireland June 11, 2024 

Kahala Aviation Group Relaunches as K2 Aviation with Renewed Team and Focus on Mid to End-of-Life Commercial Aircraft Investments 

 Kahala Aviation Group, a prominent aircraft lessor in the aviation industry since the early 2000s, proudly announces its relaunch under the new brand name K2 Aviation. Building on a legacy of experience and providing unique solutions for lessors, airlines, and capital partners, K2 Aviation is set to re-enter the market with a strategic focus on mid to end-of-life commercial aircraft investments globally. 

The relaunched company is founded by a seasoned team of industry veterans who will bring a wealth of experience and expertise:


-Charles Graham, Executive Chairman

-Michael Howard, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

-Sebastian Lourier, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

-Karl Ryan, Managing Partner

K2 Aviation's mission is to leverage its deep industry knowledge and robust network to maximize the value of mid-life and end-of-life commercial aircraft. This strategic focus aims to create significant investment opportunities and offer tailored solutions to meet the evolving needs of its clients. The partners of K2 Aviation possess extensive knowledge in all aspects of aircraft and engine leasing with experience ranging from narrowbody, regional, turbo-prop and widebody aircraft operating with passenger and cargo airlines. 

Charles Graham, Executive Chairman of K2 Aviation, expressed his enthusiasm for the relaunch: “K2 Aviation represents the evolution of Kahala’s successful journey. Our rebranding reflects our commitment to adapting and thriving in the dynamic aviation market. With our core focus and exceptional team, we are excited to drive new growth and value for our partners.” 

Michael Howard, CFO, highlighted the financial strategy underpinning the new focus: “Investing in mid to end-of-life aircraft presents unique opportunities for value creation. Our financial acumen, ongoing financial support from our investor, metal management capabilities and strategic approach will ensure we unlock the full potential of these assets.” 

About K2 Aviation 

K2 Aviation, formerly known as Kahala Aviation, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has the full spectrum of in-house management and structuring capabilities to service portfolios across a variety of global jurisdictions. With a clear vision and an experienced leadership team, the company is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the aviation industry and to achieve outstanding results. 

With its legacy of success dating back to the early 2000s, the company is dedicated to optimizing asset values and providing innovative solutions for lessors, airlines, and capital partners during its next phase of growth. 

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Media Contact: 

Karl Ryan 

Managing Partner 

+1 425 624 7408 

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