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Ray to lead IBA GA and aftermarket appraisals
Kane Ray will combine his technical aviation knowledge and commercial relationships to lead IBA's general aviation and aftermarket appraisal services.
Head of general aviation and aftermarket Kane Ray.

Aviation market intelligence and advisory company IBA has appointed Kane Ray as head of general aviation and aftermarket.

Ray brings a wealth of experience spanning over 13 years in aviation consulting, valuations and asset management. In this new role he will combine his broad technical aviation knowledge and commercial relationships to lead IBA's general aviation and aftermarket appraisal services. Together with his highly experienced team and IBA's access to cutting-edge intelligence through IBA Insight, he will be well poised to deliver accurate, unbiased valuations and advisory services across a diverse range of aviation assets.

Ray's career first started at IBA where he established himself as an expert in aircraft engine and component appraisal and consultancy services over seven years, and left as head analyst in 2018. He went on to work as a senior consultant at Counterpoint Market Intelligence from 2019 to 2021, as technical manager at Kayan Aviation Capital from 2021 to 2023, and just recently as head appraiser at AviationValues. He now returns to IBA with significant exposure to the aviation supply chain.

Ray comments: "The development of both IBA's breadth of experience and product offerings since I have been away has been a remarkable pathway. Its award-winning valuation and advisory services are built from IBA's incomparable access to quality insights and the team's extensive expertise, making it the most dependable offering among competitors. It is for that reason that I commenced a career at IBA over a decade ago, and is why I've decided to rejoin the company today. The company culture and passion for aviation is something I have missed, and I am extremely glad to be back."

Mike Yeomans, director, valuations and consulting, adds: "Kane's leadership, technical prowess and extensive market knowledge will be invaluable to IBA. Providing our clients with market leading expertise is at the heart of what we do, and I am thrilled to have Kane's skills and experience to drive forward our offerings across engines, components, helicopters, general and business aviation. I speak not only for myself but also for our colleagues when I say how happy and excited I am to welcome Kane back to IBA."

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