World class asset management

Our engines keep you flying

Supporting Rolls-Royce TotalCare®

You are in good hands

We bring a wealth of experience and expertise to short term aircraft engine leases

Conceived to optimise the spare engine leasing process, Aether provides a single point of contact to airlines requiring spare engine capacity.

Who is Aether?

Aether is a joint-venture between Rolls-Royce and GATX. It is born from a desire to better serve airlines taking lease engines under maintenance support contracts.

We have years of leasing experience in the aviation industry and are experts in the full range of Rolls-Royce engine types.


Rolls-Royce TotalCare®


15 years of experience



The right engine

We manage the largest pool of Rolls‑Royce engines in the world.

With 10 different engine types managed on behalf of engine owners and investors, we have the ideal engine to meet your requirements.

Unparalleled expertise

Born out of the Rolls‑Royce engine leasing team.

Our team is composed of people from leading aircraft/engine leasing companies. Together, we have the resources, knowledge and proficiency to deliver the contract and engine you need.

Effective technology

Aether uses TRES‑Aviation.

This bespoke solution stores all engine maintenance and utilisation records and allows for frictionless delivery and return of engines.

Our process

Streamlined engine delivery and return.


Request an engine

Log a request for a spare engine from Rolls‑Royce TotalCare® as you do today. Rolls‑Royce validates your request and submits a lease instruction to Aether.


Engine delivery

Aether selects a suitable engine, issues an industry standard lease agreement and delivers the related records through TRES‑Aviation.


Engine return

You signal the return and we manage the process through our TRES‑Aviation system. Customers are already using this platform and are delighted with its efficiency.

Did you know?

Engine maintenance, storage and logistics.

All engines are maintained, stored and moved by Rolls‑Royce and its approved suppliers optimising their availability to meet your requirements.

Meet the team

Daniel Player

head of aether asset management

Dan is a natural business leader who builds trust quickly with customers. Before taking the helm at Aether, he served with the Royal Air Force and subsequently held several customer management positions within Rolls-Royce. He manages Aether’s operations with precision, pulling the team together to ensure a smooth customer experience.

Richard Leivers

senior technical manager

Focused on maintaining the quality of our engines, Richard takes a rigorous and organised approach, leading the team that manages the servicing and storage of our engines. Prior to Aether he spent 10 years working in the Rolls-Royce leasing team. He also ensures the optimisation of Aether’s digital tools and acts as Dan’s deputy in his absence.

Harry Phillips

vice president – commercial

Harry brings broad legal expertise and aviation asset leasing experience to the team from his previous roles with Clifford Chance LLP and BOC Aviation. He leads the Aether contracting team which manages the important task of ensuring the smooth delivery of engines to airlines whilst protecting the interests of engine owners. Customers will benefit from his detailed knowledge of industry contract terms and practices.

our customer duty team

Regional lease manager

Phil Newall

Regional lease manager

Jamie Crossland

Regional lease manager

Michael Lee

Regional lease manager

Mark Widdowson

lease officer

Ioanna Padouva

lease officer

Ben Kimpton

lease officer

Paul Baker

Lease officer

Ricky Manzanares

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