Donald advises a number of aircraft and engine lessors, financiers, manufacturers, and domestic and international airlines on aircraft finance and aviation commercial and regulatory law matters. He is also head of our aircraft finance practice and Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Aviation & Aerospace Group.
Donald has considerable airline industry experience, including as vice-president and general counsel of an international charter airline, an Air Canada regional connector and an international cargo carrier. He also served as vice-president, maintenance and engineering, for the airline group.
Donald is an active aircraft owner and IFR (instrument flight rules) rated pilot. He holds Canadian, U.S. and South African aviation documents.