Blueberry Aviation was set-up by its founder and CEO Francois Gautier, with the unique ambition to develop a rare combination in the aerospace industry.

Commercial Aircraft and Helicopters

Blueberry Aviation is a major player worldwide offering helicopter and commercial aircraft placement, sourcing and consultancy services, and trades helicopters from its own portfolio. Its staff is made up of 21 highly skilled individuals based in Monaco, Dublin, New York and Singapore.

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. 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 on-going asset management for aircraft portfolios.

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. Blueberry Aviation’s multinational team brings a unique knowledge of and access to various Aerospace Markets (Airlines, Owners, Financiers, Lessors) and Products (Commercial Jets, Regional/Turboprop Aircraft, VIP and Business Aircraft, used Helicopters).


ceo of blueberry aviation

Francois Gautier is the CEO and founder of Blueberry Aviation, he has been working with his team since 2003 with the unique ambition to develop a rare combination in the aerospace industry: Blueberry Aviation Commercial Aircraft and Blueberry Aviation Helicopters.

Blueberry Aviation is one of the leading specialists in large aircraft placement, management and leasing. Blueberry Aviation’s leased aircraft portfolio places Blueberry aviation among the top 50 aircraft asset managers worldwide.
In parallel Blueberry aviation has also become a leading player in the helicopter sector and is now the largest trader of used helicopters worldwide. Blueberry aviation has successfully closed transactions on over 350 helicopters since the company was founded, more than half of which have been traded from its own portfolio.

On the commercial aircraft side, Blueberry aviation has successfully financed, sourced, traded or placed over 150 large commercial aircraft on all continents.

This includes over 90 narrowbodies (A320 family, 737 family and E190s), several widebodies such as A330, A340, 747 and 777s, and a number of large VIP jets (ACJ, 747,etc..). Separately Blueberry aviation has raised over $200m of debt to support various acquisitions.

François Gautier served previously 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 hold a Master in Business Law and graduated from French Business University of Paris Dauphine.