Steven F. Udvar-Házy

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Steven F. Udvar-Házy has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the launch of Air Lease Corporation in February 2010 and brings more than 40 years of aviation industry experience to the company.  In 1973, he co-founded the aircraft leasing business that became International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Udvar-Házy led ILFC from its inception in 1973 until his retirement in 2010.  Mr. Udvar-Házy is a director of SkyWest, Inc. and currently serves as that board’s lead independent director.  He is an FAA Airline Transport Pilot with type ratings on multiple jet aircraft and has over 35 years of experience flying jet aircraft.  Mr. Udvar-Házy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees.  Mr. Udvar-Házy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wings Club Distinguished Achievement Award, The Howard Hughes Memorial Award from the Aero Club of Southern California, The Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the Aero Club of Washington, The Living Legends of Aviation Award, the ISTAT Award, the Air Force Vandenberg Award and is an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur awarded by the Republic of France.

Contact Information:
Phone: +1 310.553.0555
Fax: Fax: +1 310.553.0999

Mailing Address:
2000 Avenue of the Stars, 1000N
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Executive Assistant - Annie Dietrich