Petrus Aviation, LLC is a flexible and efficient provider of equity and capital to the aviation industry, financing investments in aircraft and engine leasing, trading, part out, and freighter conversions. Affiliated with the Dallas-based investment office and the family of H. Ross Perot, Petrus Aviation serves commercial passenger and cargo airlines around the world with integrity. Our trademark patience, long-term focus and ability to invest anywhere in the commercial aircraft market with straightforward principles makes us the capital provider of choice for our partners.
Our partners are entrepreneurial, highly capable aircraft lessors and traders. Savvy and well-versed in the technical and commercial aspects of aircraft and markets, our partners are customer-focused and play a key role in augmenting our capital and expertise, generating attractive long-term results for all stakeholders.
A Legacy of Success
The legacy of Petrus Aviation dates back to H. Ross Perot, who began his entrepreneurial journey in 1962 when he founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which became an almost $300 billion global industry. After taking the company public in 1968 and merging with General Motors, Mr. Perot co-founded and led IT Services company Perot Systems with his son H. Ross Perot Jr., who is also the founder and chairman of Hillwood, a nationally recognized real estate investment and development company. Perot Systems went public in 1999 and was acquired by Dell Inc. in 2009.
Affiliated with Petrus Asset Management and the family of H. Ross Perot, Petrus Aviation was established shortly after Perot Systems’ public offering and with the support and oversight of the entire Perot family has since grown into a worldwide leader in aviation financing. Today, Petrus Aviation continues its success under the ownership and direction of Petrus Asset Management and the family of H. Ross Perot.
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It all started with an engine. In 2003, the midst of a substantial industry downturn, Petrus Aviation financed the first teardown of a CFM56-7 engine. In the following years we invested in numerous trading opportunities and expanded into aircraft and engine leasing in 2005, beginning with out-of-favor DC10 freighters. Following the 2008 crisis, we raised our investment activity, particularly into B757 and B737 freighter programs, regional jets and small turboprops, supporting our partners and airline customers in varying economic and industry climates. We continue our growth today as a Perot Company, with an expanded and experienced team of investment professionals, rooted in the timeless principles of integrity, respect, excellence and teamwork, providing patient and flexible capital to an ever-changing industry.