28th-30th May 2019 | The Grand Hall, Olympia London


Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London 2019

Wednesday 29th May 2019

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning refreshments

09:00 | Opening of conference – Chairman opening remarks

09:00 | Macro-economic & political dynamics

The commercial aviation industry is affected and guided by macro-economic and political fluctuations and as such it is essential to start by looking from the outside in. To assess what factors have and will affect aviation in 2019/20 in order to plan for the coming months.

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy, Flight Ascend Consultancy

09:45 | Brexit – What it means to financing, leasing, trading airlines and MROs

10:25 | KEYNOTE & global survey results

Bob James, CEO, AerFin

11:15 | Lessor & asset manager technical panel

David Campbell, head of Technical, GECAS / Peter Wenham, EVP – Technical, Novus Aviation Capital  /  Colin Short, Head of Technical – Aviation Finance, Investec

11:55 | On stage interview & Q&A

12:15 | Airline fleet & technical panel

As new deliveries continue to be plagued by problems the lease extension has been a go-to for airlines. How can lessors further help airlines in 2019/20 and beyond as the delivery cycle accelerates?

Alistair Dibisceglia, EVP Fleet, Technical Procurement and Supply Chain, Alitalia / David Torres, Chief Technical Officer, Privilege Style / Sergii Grytsenko, Fleet Contracts Director, Ukraine International Airlines / Alan Leeks, Fleet Planning Manager, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | ACMI panel

14:45 | Trading and investing in mid-life aircraft & engines

15:30 | Aircraft finance & investment panel

16:00 | Airline CEO panel

Jasmin Bajic, President and CEO, Croatia Airlines / Kresimir Kucko, CEO, Gulf Air

16:35 | THE BIG DEBATE –  New and midlife (overall) aircraft market dynamics

Technical issues in the market and what their downline value and industry effects are: New aircraft deliveries, from 787 through to A320Neo and 737Max are suffering from delays and AOG events due to problems with new technology – What is this in turn doing to mid-life aircraft values and lease extension prospects and what if oil prices rise? Can airlines withstand these problems, is this beneficial to lessors?  Are airlines becoming upset when aircraft on lease change hands through sale / sale through ABS etc?

Gary Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Stratos

Mark, PEARMAN WRIGHT, Airbus /Bill Cumberlidge, CEO, Centrus Aviation

17:20 | Chairman closing remarks – close of day one

18:00 – 19:00 | Pre-dinner drinks

19:15 | The Aviation 100 European Awards Annual Dinner

The Grand Hall, Olympia

Thursday 30th May 2019

08:00 | Registration Open/Morning Refreshments

09:00 | Opening of conference day 2 – Chairman opening remarks for day 2

09:00 | The financial health of airlines and the outlook for 2019/20

A senior figure looks at major players and assesses their financial strength going forward.

09:45 | Keynote

10:15 | Airline finance panel

Airline CFO & Treasurer panel

Elena Baillo, Chief Financial Officer, Iberia Express

11:00 | Break

11:15 | ECA panel

Pat Cauthery, Head of Aviation, UK Export Finance

12:00 | Lessor panel

13:00 | Lunch

14:10 | Capital markets panel

14:55 | Banking Panel

Bertrand DEHOUCK, Managing Director – Head of Aviation EMEA, BNP Paribas

15:35 | Regional aircraft finance leasing & trading

Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

16:20 | Asset management panel

17:00 | Ratings, valuations, appraisals panel

17:45 | Chairman closing remarks

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