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Patrick Kennedy, Aircastle's managing director in Asia, dies at 47

01 September 2011

Colleagues and friends remember Patrick Kennedy who passed away last month.

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Patrick Kennedy passed away suddenly in early August while in Dublin. Kennedy, who led Aircastle's Singapore office, a well regarded and liked industry veteran, was a long-time fixture in the Asian aircraft leasing scene.

Kennedy was born in Hong Kong in 1964, the only son of a Malaysian mother and Irish father. He attended school in Penang and Blackrock College in Dublin before completing his studies at University College Dublin. After graduating, Patrick worked two years for a plantation company in Monrovia, Liberia.

Kennedy began his 25-year career in aviation when he joined Club Air in Dublin in 1986. His first experience with an aircraft leasing company was in...

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