Cusco Aviation, LLC

Aircraft and Engine
Leasing - Trading and Financing - Asset Management


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Cusco Aviation, LLC provides Customized Solutions for all your Aircraft and Engine Leasing needs.  Our expertise in this market niche is unrivaled with over 90 years of combined experience and more than 300 Aircraft lease transactions completed to the satisfaction of our customers.  Our solutions are creative, flexible and customer oriented encompassing the complete leasing process. 

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Our Team

With over 90 years combined experience in the Airline and Aircraft Leasing industry our team leverages on their tenures in worldwide renowned Airlines and Aircraft Leasing companies

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Our Services

Aircraft and Engine Leasing; Trading and Financing; and Asset Management  

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Cusco Aviation's Customers

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Cusco Aviation is a worldwide  company with offices in the Americas and Europe and soon in Asia

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About Us


Cusco Aviation, LLC (Cusco Aviation) was launched in early 2016 under the leadership of Aircraft Leasing and Airline senior executive veteran Manuel E. Cordero. 

The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with offices in the Americas, Europe. An Asian office will soon be coming online.

Cusco Aviation’s mission is to provide Customized Aircraft and Engine Leasing, trading, Financing and Asset Management Services to Airlines and Aircraft Leasing companies (thus the name Customized Services Company “Cusco”). 


Our Team


Manuel E. Cordero, President and CEO


Manuel E. Cordero is President and CEO of Cusco Aviation, LLC, an Aircraft and Engine Leasing, Trading and Asset Management Company which he founded in early 2016. He is also the CEO of T3Tech, an Aviation Technical Services Alliance recently launched to support Airlines and Lessors. Prior to founding Cusco Aviation and T3Tech, Manuel was responsible for the Technical group at Jackson Square Aviation as their Senior Vice President Technical. He was also part of the team who founded  Sky Holding and Jackson Square Aviation. Prior to joining Jackson Square Aviation, Manuel led the Technical teams at Sky Holding Company and Pegasus Aviation Finance company in San Francisco, California. Earlier during his career he also held senior technical roles at AWAS, AeroPeru , Americana de Aviacion and Aerochasqui.

During his various tenures, Manuel has provided expert advice on all technical and commercial aspects of lease, purchase and sale transactions and has had oversight of the leased aircraft assets. He has also managed all Maintenance Reserve Claims and approvals for modifications, and major maintenance events. Manuel also led transition efforts related to over 250 aircraft delivery, redeliveries and early terminations, including New Boeing and Airbus Aircraft deliveries . His 30 + year experience in the Aviation industry has provided him with a wealth of experience in the field of aircraft leasing from both the Lessee and Lessor’s perspective.

Manuel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a concentration in Fluid Dynamics, an FAA Commercial Pilot license and an FAA Certified Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics license; all obtained at the University of Illinois.


Dave Thompson, Senior Commercial Advisor


Dave Thompson is an aircraft leasing professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held leadership roles in some of the most prominent companies in the aircraft leasing space. Most recently, he worked as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Holding/Sky Leasing from 2010-2017. Prior to Sky, Dave was EVP for Skyworks Leasing. From 1994-2006, Dave was Managing Director with GATX Air, the aircraft leasing unit of GATX which was acquired by Macquarie AirFinance.

Dave holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.


Amelia Mafe, Senior Technical Advisor


Prior to joining Cusco Aviation, Amelia latest Leasing experience was as Senior Vice President Marketing Americas, liased with Capital markets on prospect acquisitions and contributed in technical projects at Sky Aviation. Prior to joining Sky Holding, while at ILFC, Amelia was responsible for performing Maintenance reserve reimbursement evaluations, developed a Financial model to perform Financial analysis and maintenance projections vital to aircraft sales and acquisitions, the financial state of the company and prior to the sale of the company. Earlier during her career, she also held technical roles (maintenance and engineering) at Pegasus Aviation Company, Boeing, United Airlines and Cessna Aircraft.

During her various tenures, Amelia has provided expert advice on all technical and commercial aspects of lease, purchase and sale transactions and has contributed in the oversight of the leased aircraft assets. She has also managed all non-engine Maintenance Reserve Claims for the ILFC fleet. Her 20+ year experience in the Aviation industry has provided her with a wealth of experience in the field of aircraft manufacture and leasing perspective.

Amelia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace engineering, a Master´s degree in Aerodynamics from Wichita State University, an Executive Masters in Business administration, an FAA private Pilot license and an FAA Certified Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics license. 

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Cesar Guedez, Senior Operations Advisor

Cesar is an Aerospace Engineer with over 23 years of experience in the aviation industry.  Cesar started his career in an Airworthiness Engineering role at the Venezuelan CAA. He later transitioned to the MRO and Airline sector, having had roles as Quality Control and Quality Assurance Director, SVP of Engineering and Maintenance, Corporate VP of Operations, General Manager of Operations and Corporate Director of fleet Management and Acquisitions. His responsibilities have included leadership roles in Aircraft Purchase and Leasing projects, Aircraft Deliveries and Re-Deliveries, Fleet Transitions and Heavy Maintenance Management.  Concurrently with his role in Cusco Aviation, Cesar is currently the Senior Vice President Operations at T3Tech, an Aircraft Technical Services company offering a complete suite of services to the Airline and Aircraft leasing industries.


Eliana Y. Cordero, Vice President Administration

Eliana  heads the administration group at Cusco Aviation, LLC providing  support to ensure an efficient operation . She supports the Cusco Aviation team through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.  Eliana is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

Our Services



  • Aircraft and Engine leasing
  • Aircraft, Engine and Component Sale Lease Back solutions. 

Trading and Financing


  • Arrange the purchase and onward lease of the asset in a seamless transaction.
  • Arrange the sale of an asset on a "naked" or with a "lease attached" structure
  • Arrange Asset Financing and ad-hoc structures.

Asset Management


  • Complete Lease Management Services during the asset's Lease Term.
  • Aircraft and EngineProcurement and Remarketing.
  • Commercial and Technical Projections and Modeling.
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) Negotiation and Documentation.
  • Lease Agreement Negotiation.
  • Lease Novations.
  • Maintenance Reserve Claim Review.
  • End of Lease Solutions.


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Cusco Aviation, LLC

1480 Moraga Road Suite C #144, Moraga, California 94556, United States

(925) 322-9205