John Palmer

Managing Director, BCASEL, Boeing Ireland and BTSUK

John Palmer is based in London, leading the BGS Global Fleet Care in Europe and the Middle East. He is Managing Director of Boeing Ireland Ltd, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Europe Ltd (BCASEL) and Boeing Technical Services UK Ltd (BTSUK).

John joined Boeing in April 2015 to establish and lead Boeing Ireland, as regulatory Accountable Manager for EASA Part 145 maintenance, Part 21 Design, Part M Airworthiness and Approved Training Organization (ATO). In 2017, John was appointed to Director and Accountable Manager for BCASEL and CDG UK, whilst retaining his responsibilities leading Boeing Ireland, which is now growing rapidly to serve the Lease Transitions market.

John has a key role in ensuring compliance and the highest standards of governance across the entities he is responsible for, whilst seeking synergy between the BGS businesses in UK&I.

Prior to joining Boeing, John was a senior airline executive in Europe and has been in the aviation Industry for 23 years. He gained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988 and more recently an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK. John has previously held leadership positions in British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Flybe and Flybe Finland.