Prior to this appointment, Mr. McDonald was employed by AerSale as the Senior Vice President of MRO Services since December 2016. Prior to joining AerSale, Mr. McDonald worked as a consultant in the aviation industry from August 2013 to December 2016.
Prior to working as a consultant, Mr. McDonald worked for Global Aviation Holdings as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2013 to August 2013 and its President from April 2008 to February 2013. Mr. McDonald also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for World Airways from May 2004 to April 2008 and Trans Meridian Airlines from December 2001 to May 2004.
Prior to these executive positions, Mr. McDonald worked in a variety of aviation positions for over 10 years including Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, Director of Business Development and Director of Customer and Technical Support for Trans Meridian Airlines, British Aerospace Regional Aircraft and AMR Eagle. Mr. McDonald attended the Spartan College of Aeronautics, the former Chairman of the National Air Carriers Association, an FAA Certified A/P Mechanic, and served in the United States Army.