6th December 2018 | Gladstone Library and Reading & Writing rooms, Horse Guards Hotel, Embankment, London, UK


6th December 2018 – The Royal Horse Guards Hotel, Embankment, London

08:00 | Registration & Breakfast

09:00 | Chairman’s opening remarks

Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director, Airline Economics

09:00 | Market Overview

David Louzado, ICF

09:40 | Rolls Royce leasing update – Followed by panel discussion:

Highlighting Rolls Royce services innovation to support the growing numbers of leasing customers. LifeKey and how it will replace the current OPERA product and how it will allow aircraft owners a greater access to cash reserves when the engine is part of a TotalCare Life deal.

Richard Goodhead, SVP Marketing – Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce

10:10 | Leasing and investing in Engines as assets

James Bennett, AerFin

Bobby Janagan, Managing Director, Rolls Royce & Partners Finance / Roger Welaratne, Senior Vice President & Manager, Engine Leasing Marketing, GE Capital Aviation Services / Richard Goodhead, SVP Marketing – Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce / David Rushe, Director, Sales & Marketing – Europe, Magellan Group / Ran Ackerman, MK Aviation

10:50 | Keynote

Bob James, CEO, AerFin

11:25 | Regional Airline fireside chat

An on stage Q&A.

Miguel Vaz Pinto, Technical Director, TAP Express

11:55 | Regional aircraft leasing, Trading & Finance panel

A wrap-up of 2018 and look ahead to 2019

Charles Viggers, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Jim Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer, Nordic Aviation Capital / Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO, TrueNoord / Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft / Jean-Charles Burguiere, Leasing Markets Manager, ATR

12:35 | Future Tech section

Possible future leasing opportunities could the worlds of vehicle and aerospace leasing edge together?  

Neil Cloughley, Managing Director, Faradair Aerospace Limited

13:00 | Lunch

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14:00 | A330 Trading, Leasing & Finance update

Crawford Hamilton, Head of A330 Product Marketing, Airbus

14:35 | Financing, Investing in and remarketing mid-life / mature assets & conversions

Remarketing small and large aircraft in the secondary market. Are some types easier to move-on than others? Is the market softening or buoyant?  What types should be avoided at this time and is avoidance creating an opportunity for some? Are there problems that need to be addressed? What effect will Emirates and Etihad have on the market in 2019?

Olga Razzhivina, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, ORIEL

Peter Koster, Head of Cargo Conversion Business Unit, Vallair / Tony Whitty, Head of Aircraft Remarketing and ACMI, Air Partner / Sibylle Paehler, Managing Director, Doric / Bill Cumberlidge, Centrus Aviation / Marc S Iarchy, WorldStar Aviation / Andy Mansell, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation Capital Group / Paul Nolan, Fleet Development Director, Volga-Dnepr Group

15:35 | Commercial aviation Finance panel

What is on the horizon for debt and equity financing for airlines, lessors and aircraft both large and small

Jim Bell, Partner, WFW

Arnaud  Fiscel, Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) Limited / Bénédicte Bedaine-Renault, Managing Director, Aviation Group, NATIXIS / Michael Halaby, Head of Aviation-Land Transport Debt Origination EMEA- Corporate Finance – Financing & Solutions Group | Deutsche Bank AG / Maybel Saleh, Director EMEA Aviation, Citi

16:20 | Asset Finance & Management panel

Martin Bouzaima, CEO, FPG Amentum

Alistair Dibisceglia, EVP Fleet, Technical Procurement and Supply Chain, Alitalia / Erik Dahmen, Founding Partner & Marketing Director, Arena Aviation Capital / Garry Topp, COO, TrueNoord / Simon Clements, EVP, Novus Aviation Capital

17:10 | Closing remarks

Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director, Airline Economics

17:15 | Drinks reception

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19:00-22:00 | 2nd Annual Airline Economics Holiday Dinner

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