Meet The Team

Our Team - Your Way.

Our aim is to keep our clients in control of aircraft asset management from purchasing through to the delivery and on-going operational management. 

 

An established tradition of assisting our corporate and private clients in analysing their specific aviation requirements and guiding them through the demanding purchasing and asset management process every step of the way.

Aircraft Management Team

JOHN MERRY

CHAIRMAIN

John is the Chairman of Aura Aviation and a previous owner/pilot of 14 aircraft including various TBM and King Air types. John knows what it is like to be the customer and Aura Aviation was set up to deliver outstanding customer service to aircraft owners. 

DAN GRIGG

GENERAL MANAGER

As General Manager Dan has day-to-day responsibility for the running of Aura Aviation.

SIMON MOFFAT

CHIEF PILOT

Simon flies as Chief Pilot for one of Aura Aviation’s clients and is part of Aura's aircraft management team.

Aircraft Sales Team

steve mitchell

Steve Mitchell has a wealth of experience gained in rotary wing sales with Sloane Helicopters. Prior to joining Sloane Helicopters Steve spent 11 years serving with the Royal Air Force.

SALES DIRECTOR

dhanish abrol

ASIA SALES DIRECTOR

Capt. Dhanish Abrol brings with him over 10 years of experience in the private aviation sector and has worked very closely with the FAA / INDIAN aviation for both domestic and international operations, sales and flight training.

Guido villarreal

EUROPE & SOUTH AMERICA SALES DIRECTOR

Prior to joining Aura Aviation Guido managed the aviation affairs of a UHNW with a mandate to seek out and implement  costs savings and efficiencies across all areas of aircraft operations.

michael memarian

AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE

Michael is actively involved in the development of new aviation business and marketing in Central Asia and the Middle East with particular focus on the emerging Iranian market. 

Obinna Njoku

Obinna is based in Scotland but travels regularly to Africa and is our West African Sales Representative.

SALES DIRECTOR

Simon lambert

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Simon Lambert served with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy for 22 years, working with both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.  At Westland Helicopters he was part of  the EH101 Avionic Design Integration and Test Team for almost a decade and has advised the MoD as an Aviation Consultant. Simon is our Technical Director and assists with both aircraft management activities as well as aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Paul McQuillan

CAPTAIN,  CONTRACT PILOT

Paul is an experienced ex-demonstrator pilot for the TBM family of aircraft. His pilot credentials include 2500 hours, FAA CPL ME/SE/IR, predominantly turbine and jet time. Types on his licence include the CE750 and the DA50 with additional experience on Beechcraft 200/90 models. Paul is UK based and can be hired for contract flying work.