Declan holds a B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. Mr. Cotter joined BBAM in January 2003, prior to which Mr. Cotter held the position of managing engineer at Shannon Engine Support Ltd., and before that was employed as a Powerplant Engineer with Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland. Mr. Cotter has 17 years of experience in the aircraft leasing industry. Declan is based in Dublin, Ireland.