19th-21st March 2018 | Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, Seoul, South Korea

Schedule –  2nd Annual Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Korea 2018

19th: Cocktail reception – 17:45 to 20:00
20th: Main Growth Frontiers conference (08:00 to 17:00) 5th floor / Aircraft in transition Seminar, 4th Floor
Asia Pacific Aviation Summit exhibition – Open from 09:00 to 17:00 – 3rd floor
2nd Annual Commercial Aviation Gala Dinner Korea – 19:30 – 5th floor
21st: Main Growth Frontiers conference (08:00 to 17:00) 5th floor / Aircraft life cycle management Seminar, 4th floor
Asia Pacific Aviation Summit exhibition – Open from 09:00 to 16:00 – 3rd floor

20th March 2018
Commercial Aviation Legal & Technical day – DAY ONE

08:00 Morning registration & refreshments
08:40 Chairman’s opening remarks
08:45 Legal Issues in Aircraft Leasing – Legal Due Diligence
Key issues in reviewing Aircraft Leases, including Lessor cost exposures and potential transfer impediments
09:30 Purchase and Sale Agreements
Key issues in acquiring Aircraft on lease, including seller credit, seller representations and warranties and purchasing aircraft vs. purchasing special purpose aircraft owning entities
10:15 Key Issues in Aircraft Leases
Fundamental terms of operating leases, including maintenance reserves, insurance and tax structuring
11:00 Leasing Standard – The latest developments and everything you need to know
11:35 Coffee break
11:50 Establishing/Investing in a leasing company – the tax considerations
12:20 Keynote
13:00 Lunch – sponsored by:
14:00 Legal Issues in Aviation Finance

  • Funding and re-financing issues
  • Payments and tax
  • Events of Default and Prepayment Events
  • Cross-default, cross-acceleration and cross-collateralization
  • Intercreditor issues
  • Loan assignments, transfers and sub-participations
  • Limited recourse / full recourse transactions
15:35 Asset management: aircraft remarketing, appraised versus trading values – How to make 10%+ returns with proper risk mitigation
16:10 Coffee break
16:25 The Fundamental Mechanics of the Cape Town Convention

  • Basic Definitions and Terms Applicable to the Cape Town Convention
  • A Practical Guide to Using the International Registry
  • Registering Interests under the Cape Town Convention, including International Interests, Assignments of International Interests and Transfers of Rights to Discharge
  • Priority Search Certificates
17:15 High yield mid-age aircraft lease and technical risks

  • Introduction to mid-age aircraft market
  • Investors’ appetite. Available fund in the market, target returns, aircraft types
  • Investing in aircraft. Capital Growth and Projected Residual Values
  • Why invest in mid-age aircraft (Returns, Financing, Aircraft demand, Economics conditions, Strong performance by airlines in Europe and Asia-Pacific)
  • Technical risks (Aircraft acquisition, preparation, technical management, engine restauration, legal risks, etc.)
  • First-hand experience in investing in mid-age aircraft. Business case
17:45 Chairman’s closing remarks
19:30 2nd Annual Korean Commercial Aviation Finance Gala Dinner
Sponsored by:


21st March 2018
Commercial Aviation Investment day – DAY TWO

08:00 Morning registration & refreshments
08:25 Chairman’s opening remarks
08:30 Global aviation sector overview, how Korean investors should view the airline sector in the current and mid-term, and the market for widebody aircraft
Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy
09:10 Aircraft Market Overview
09:50 The Key Elements behind Korean capital market/institutional investor participation in aviation
10:35 Coffee break
10:50 Keynote
11:10 Commercial lenders panel – Equity and Investment – Korea
11:50 Airline presentation
12:20 Airline Panel
The best airlines to do business with:
Should the Korean market get more comfortable with lower margins in order to compete with the more traditional bank financing alternatives?
13:00 Lunch – sponsored by:
14:00 Asset manager and lessor panel
14:40 The Aviation ABS
15:10 Project Labrador from the Korean investors’ point of view
16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Aircraft portfolio sales to financial investors
16:45 Financing, leasing and investing in the A380, 777-300ER and other leading widebody aircraft
17:25 Asset class: Engines
Introducing Korean investors to aircraft engines as an asset class.
17:55 Chairman’s closing remarks

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