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AIRFINANCE JOURNAL DUBLIN 2020

21-23 JANUARY 2020

The Convention Centre Dublin // Dublin, Ireland // #afjdublin

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Attracting thousands of participants annually from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, investment houses and government bodies, our events provide you with an unparalleled platform from which to promote your organisation’s brand, products and services.

FOUNDING SPONSOR
Attracting thousands of participants annually from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, investment houses and government bodies, our events provide you with an unparalleled platform from which to promote your organisation’s brand, products and services.
PLATINUM SPONSOR
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters, financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and delivering on our promises.
DIAMOND PARTNER
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
INVESTOR DAY SPONSOR
Milbank LLP is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal services to clients around the world. Founded in New York over 150 years ago, Milbank has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC. Milbank’s lawyers collaborate across practices and offices to help the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as institutions, individuals and governments, achieve their strategic objectives.
CHILL AND CHARGE
Air Lease Corporation is a leading aircraft leasing company principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its valued airline customers worldwide.
LUNCH AND GOLD SPONSOR
For more than a century, Wilmington Trust has been a leader in trustee, agent, and corporate trust services, serving on some of the largest and highest profile transactions. We have capabilities in many of the world’s most attractive jurisdictions. Specifically in Ireland, we have acted as the leading Irish Owner Trustee service provider for nearly a decade and have vast experience specializing in the role of successor trustee. This is a testament to our commitment developing customized solutions, pairing technology and disciplined, tenured staff. Our experience means you will have a better one when working with Wilmington Trust.
GOLD SPONSORS
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. is a globally recognized aerospace corporation and one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE’s leasing and engineering divisions serve over 125 airline customers around the world from its seven locations in Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, Jordan and the US. DAE’s award-winning leasing division DAE Capital has an owned, managed and committed fleet of approximately 355 Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value of US$ 14 billion. DAE’s strong capital base, its full-service, best-in-class platform and its three decades of leasing experience allows it to provide customized and comprehensive solutions to airlines to address their fleet ambitions.
GOLD SPONSORS
Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd (“Bocomm Leasing”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Communications, the 11th largest bank in the world. It was established in 2007 with a registered capital of USD 1.3B. By the end of 2019, with its total assets of USD 37B, Bocomm Leasing is the largest leasing company headquartered in Shanghai and one of the aviation leasing leaders in China. Its fleet consists of nearly 250 aircrafts in service and about 140 aircrafts in backlog. With USD 11B aircraft assets, it has more than 60 domestic and international well-known aviation customers. Bocomm Leasing can offer both finance and operating lease products. With competitive multi-currency (such as USD, JPY, EURO, AUD, RMB) financing tools, we could meet specific customers’ requirements via SPVs set up both on-shore and off-shore. Powered by professional and innovative management, Bocomm Leasing is endeavored to provide aviation customers with value-added and tailor-made leasing services.
GOLD SPONSORS
ICBC Aviation Leasing Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBC Leasing, was established in Hong Kong in March 2018 with a registered capital of USD 1.2 billion. ICBC Leasing, established in 2007 with a registered capital of CNY 18 billion, is wholly owned by ICBC Bank. ICBC Leasing is one of the leading players in China’s leasing industry with a local and overseas asset portfolio worth more than CNY 300 billion. By the end of September 2019, ICBC Aviation Leasing has delivered a grand total of 482 commercial aircraft and the total number of commercial aircraft owned and managed has reached 730. ICBC Aviation Leasing provides innovative fleet leasing solutions for 83 domestic and global airline clients across 38 countries and regions. The fleet value in operation reaches around US$ 19 billion and ranks No. 6 worldwide and No. 1 in China. ICBC Aviation Leasing has won many important awards from multiple Chinese and international authorities. Its growing business has spurred the company’s social responsibility and it has launched various CSR projects and encouraged employees to give back to society with love and responsibility. Through the integration of domestic and international participants, ICBC Aviation Leasing aims for high standards of professionalism and efficiency. By leveraging the advantageous financial, legal and tax environment domestically and abroad, ICBC Aviation Leasing has developed into a globally competitive aircraft leasing company.
GOLD SPONSORS
The Registry of Aruba was established in 1995; and is known as the first privately managed CAT-1 aircraft registry. Focused on providing outstanding customer service it has become a center for excellence for the registration of private, corporate, and commercial aircrafts, with the highest regulatory standards in compliance with ICAO Standards. Helping you fly since 1995!
GOLD SPONSORS
CFM International (CFM) was formed in 1974 as a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial transport aircraft engines and the best example of a successful international joint venture. Since the first engine was delivered in 1982, CFM has received orders for more than 48,500 CFM56 and LEAP engines from 550 operators worldwide, of which more than 33,000 engines have been delivered. In addition to the highly successful CFM56 product line, CFM introduced the advanced LEAP-1A engine into commercial service on the Airbus A320neo in August 2016. Through March 2018, 16 other airlines taken delivery of a total of more than 160 LEAP-1A-powered aircraft.
GOLD SPONSORS
Novus is an independent, privately-held aircraft leasing platform, focused on investing, leasing and financing of commercial aircraft assets. Established over 25 years ago, the Novus team operates globally out of six offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company has an aircraft portfolio under management worth about USD 4 billion.
GOLD SPONSORS
CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (abbreviated to the “CMBFL”), approved by the State Council, is one of the first batch of five financial leasing companies affiliated with banks in China. With the approval from China Banking Regulatory Commission, CMBFL was founded in March, 2008. CMBFL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank with the registered capital of RMB 6 billion. CMBFL opened on April 23, 2008. Since the establishment of CMBFL, it has been actively researching and developing all kinds of financial leasing products. The balance of the leasing assets of CMBFL exceeded RMB100 billion in Sept. 2014 which made CMBFL among the ranks of “100 billion” financial leasing companies. On the new development stage, CMBFL has formally established the strategy of “internationalize, professionalize and differentiate” so as to build sustainable competitive edge to become the expert in financial solutions with excellent professional service abilities.
GOLD SPONSORS
CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 35-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A1), S&P Global (A), and Fitch (A+). China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world’s largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating. CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China’s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business – listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX STOCK CODE: 1606). www.CDBAviation.aero
GOLD SPONSORS

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited (AMCK) brings the established leasing platforms of Accipiter and MCAP together to create a highly professional and expert global lessor.   Established in 2019 and headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Tokyo and Irvine, AMCK Aviation is jointly owned by CK Asset Holdings Limited, the Li Ka-Shing (Overseas) Foundation and Mitsubishi Corporation.  

AMCK Aviation’s investment approach focuses on younger and more liquid assets – 96% of the current fleet is narrowbody aircraft.  With 146 aircraft of total value US$6bn under management – and a further 30 committed aircraft, including an orderbook with Airbus – AMCK is poised for its next phase of growth.

Harnessing a seasoned global team with extensive experience, a focus on best in class service and innovative solutions, AMCK Aviation delivers long term stability for our customers and partners across the full aircraft and economic cycle

SILVER SPONSORS

We are an Ireland-based global aircraft leasing company with assets approximately $2.2 Billion.
Our strategy is to continue growing Voyager as a leading lessor of mostly new and young passenger aircraft. We are managed by Amedeo (www.amedeo.aero), an industry-leading asset manager and aircraft investor. Our team, working together with Amedeo, will actively pursue growth in all three acquisition channels – new orders directly with the aircraft manufacturers, sale and leaseback transactions with airlines, and portfolio acquisitions from other lessors. Our aim is to generate stable and highly visible revenues, earnings and cash flows. The current portfolio is on lease to 7 airlines in 6 countries. Our customers are mainly flag carriers and other strongly-positioned airlines which typically deploy our aircraft on key international routes. We have grown rapidly over the past four years and our focus has been on markets with the greatest growth in demand for air travel, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
While our heritage is based on primarily acquiring wide-body aircraft, over time we intend to broaden both our asset base and our global footprint. We designed our business model from a strong capital base provided by our shareholders, Amedeo Capital Limited and two large New York based private equity firms

SILVER SPONSORS

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 40 offices worldwide and 3,000+ employees, Apex delivers a broad range of solutions to asset managers, allocators and financial institutions. The Group has continually improved and evolved its service suite to offer the broadest range of solutions in the industry, covering three key pillars: fund solutions, financial solutions and corporate solutions. Within Corporate Solutions Apex has a specialist Aviation service team, based in Ireland, who have been delivering first class corporate services to aircraft lessors, airlines, asset managers and investors for over 30 years.

SILVER SPONSORS

Avation PLC is a specialist commercial passenger aircraft leasing company managing a fleet of aircraft which it leases to airlines across the world. Our customers include Flybe, Virgin Australia, Air France, easyJet, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Air India, Vietjet Air, Fiji Airways, Mandarin Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Galistair, airBaltic and Danish Air Transport.

SILVER SPONSORS

A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto, it has specialist teams across all practice areas of Irish corporate law. For over 100 years A&L Goodbody has been at the centre of corporate Ireland, advising some of the largest and most influential corporates, both domestic and international. With a large operation in Belfast, A&L Goodbody also provides full service legal advice across the island of Ireland, working on significant cross border mandates. With significant international experience, the firm works closely with international law firms and other professional services advisors.

SILVER SPONSORS

ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P., headquartered in Kuwait, is a global aircraft leasing company, and is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. ALAFCO’s main activities include aircraft operating leases, sale and leaseback operations and aircraft lease management services. ALAFCO’s current portfolio consists of 63 Airbus and Boeing aircraft – comprising of A320, B737 and B777 aircraft – leased to 20 airlines in 13 countries across the world. ALAFCO invests in new technology aircraft and currently has a firm order of 119 aircraft comprising of 65 A320neo, 10 A321neo, 4 A350-900XWB and 40 B737Max aircraft.

SILVER SPONSORS

Shannon Engine Support Limited (SES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CFM International, specialises in providing spare engine lease solutions to CFM56 and LEAP operators around the globe. Headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, with marketing offices in Beijing and Budapest, SES has a portfolio of more than 250 CFM56 and LEAP spare engines, including CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B, LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines. SES’ 13 strategic pool locations gives SES both the capacity and the reach to support airlines operating CFM56 and LEAP powered aircraft worldwide.

SILVER SPONSORS

Willis Lease has earned an industry-wide reputation for service, innovation, technical support and in-depth knowledge of commercial aviation. Providing innovative leasing solutions for our customers is our core business. These leasing activities are integrated with engine and aircraft trading, engine lease pools supported by cutting-edge technology, as well as technical and asset management, and various end-of-life-solutions for aircraft, engines and aviation materials provided through our subsidiaries Willis Asset Management and Willis Aeronautical Services. With one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of engines in the aviation industry, we can meet a wide range of customer technical and operating requirements. Power to Spare — Worldwide®.

SILVER SPONSORS

TMF Group is a Global Business Operator present in every country our clients’ aspirations demand. We are renowned for helping clients operate and invest seamlessly, in and beyond their home markets, by providing Global Business Services that allow them to focus on their core competencies. We have extensive experience in providing services to companies and special purpose vehicles (SPVs) used for owning and leasing aircraft. Our clients include aircraft lessors, banks, airlines, private equity and hedge funds. We have staff in every major global jurisdiction used for aviation services, which allows us to move swiftly and provide efficient, effective services anywhere in the world. We specialize in providing services to operating lease platforms including holding companies and aircraft owning companies (AOCs), aircraft financing structures, lease in, lease out (LILO) special purpose vehicles and aircraft and engine securitization vehicles. We manage hundreds of aircraft leases in SPVs around the world, nine out of the ten top global aircraft lessors are our client; we service half of the top 50 aircraft lessors globally.

SILVER SPONSORS

White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in 44 offices in 30 countries. We support aviation industry participants wherever their needs arise. We represent a broad range of clients including airlines, financial institutions, lessors, manufacturers, credit support providers, funds and industry advisors. Our global platform, cross-disciplinary approach and substantial industry knowledge combine to put us in a unique position to advise on a broad range of transactions involving commercial aviation, private jet and helicopter financing, including asset-based and structured financing transactions. We also provide tax, litigation, restructuring, bankruptcy, regulatory, securities and general corporate advice. Clients turn to us for innovative products and structures as well as commercial solutions to give them a competitive edge in the evolving legal, regulatory and operating environments.

SILVER SPONSORS

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 markets, with more than 200,000 employees. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets in Europe, International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. 

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. 

SILVER SPONSORS

GTLK Europe is an Ireland-based international company, engaged in leasing and trading of a wide range of air and sea vehicles. The company’s main activity includes leasing, trading, remarketing, asset management as well as consulting on commercial aircraft and ship transactions.

BRONZE SPONSORS

One of the world’s leading aviation service providers, ACC Aviation Group provides market-leading expertise across aircraft leasing, asset management, strategic consultancy, aftermarket aircraft interiors programmes and air charter. Through our international office network spanning the UK, mainland Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, we serve a diverse, global client base who trust our experts to deliver a comprehensive range of bespoke aviation solutions.

BRONZE SPONSORS

volofin is a specialist finance company focused solely on the commercial aviation market, with a long term approach and a differentiated strategy. We serve airlines; lessors and aviation investment firms who have complex, time sensitive needs and require a customised, hassle free solution from a reliable partner. With significant financing capital at our disposal, we provide our clients a full range of structured recourse and non-recourse loans, on a direct basis through our very experienced team

BRONZE SPONSORS

The role of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is to act as the regulatory organisation responsible for safety oversight and economic regulation of the aviation industry throughout the territory. In addition to ensure that the Cayman Islands aviation industry conforms to the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The guiding legislation to ensure compliance with the ICAO standards and recommended practices is the Air Navigation (Overseas Territory) Order. Our Values: Safety first: We never forget our organization’s primary reason for being. People at the centre: We develop our people to the highest standards and level of expertise in technical/non-technical areas. Leadership: We build and promote a shared commitment to regulatory and aviation excellence regionally and globally. Regulatory objectivity: We conduct our regulatory responsibility with impartiality. Integrity: We ensure that the highest moral and ethical standards are maintained in the discharge of our responsibilities. Active collaboration: We work with others to engage their knowledge and expertise and to generate effective solutions where we are jointly accountable for the end results. Accountability: We account for our actions, accept individual and team responsibilities and transparently disclose results.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Seabury Consulting, now part of Accenture, offers a unique range of expertise specific to the aviation industry that complements Accenture’s global capabilities, solutions and services to help propel airlines into the future. Earlier this year, Accenture completed its acquisition of the corporate advisory and aviation consulting businesses of Seabury Group, strengthening Accenture’s ability to help the world’s leading airlines achieve transformational change. Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) is a full-service commercial aircraft lessor. We provide a variety of fleet and financial solutions to airlines such as sale and leaseback financing, PDP financing, new aircraft placements and leasing solutions from our existing fleet. Our experienced, international and professional staff in San Francisco, Dublin, Toulouse, Singapore, Beijing and Lima is committed to meeting airlines’ evolving needs worldwide. Leveraging our extended relationships with aircraft manufacturers, financiers and other aviation businesses, we offer fleet and capital flexibility vital to airlines’ fleet replacement and expansion.Since the founding of JSA in 2010, our portfolio has steadily expanded with young and efficient Airbus and Boeing fleet. Today our owned, committed and managed fleet exceeds 225 aircraft with 49 leading airlines in 28 countries.We are a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL) group of companies. MUL is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. With the support of MUL and our strong relationships with other global financiers, we are committed to providing competitive pricing and flexible financing alternatives to our customers.MUL, incorporated in April 1971, has responded to increasingly diverse customer needs by expanding into a variety of business domains, as well as its core lease and financing business. MUL’s principal shareholders are Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Avinomics calculates leading indicators that gauge the counter-party risk of airlines. The Frankfurt-based consultancy uses advanced algorithms to scrutinize patterns of confidence or distress in airlines’ commercial and operational planning for the next twelve months. Avinomics’ monthly indicators are forward-looking – they do not contain any financial data – and have consistently proven their accuracy by signaling trouble well before crises hit. The consultancy also publishes a monthly assessment of airline overcapacity across the globe and in key market segments. Avinomics is an essential partner for aircraft financiers and manufacturers, for credit card companies and other entities that do business with airlines.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of September 30, 2019, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 277 aircraft leased to 87 customers located in 48 countries.  Our aircraft are managed by an experienced team based in the United States, Ireland and Singapore and we are a public Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AYR”.  For more information on Aircastle, please visit www.aircastle.com

BRONZE SPONSORS

Established in 1931, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) is responsible for the regulation and safety oversight of aviation in Bermuda and all aircraft on the Bermuda Aircraft Registry. Bermuda is a United Kingdom Overseas Territory and though it is regulated by the UK Department for Transport, the safety oversight system is separate from that of the UK. The regulatory requirements are established as the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs), which are in full compliance with the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Bermuda’s Aircraft Registry is extensive and ranks 10th in size when compared to the 192 signatory States to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The current Registry includes a mix of both private aircraft and commercial aircraft operated under Article 83 bis Agreements.

BRONZE SPONSORS

An increasing number of top asset managers, lenders and family offices around the globe choose Alter Domus as their partner of choice. 

Whether you manage a small stand-alone fund with a limited number of investments or a large multi-billion dollar buyout fund with a complex stream of investments in multiple jurisdictions, we understand your world. 

Our vertically integrated approach provides you with solutions across the entire value chain of investment structure, from fund level all the way down to local special purpose vehicles and property companies. Our talent pool of over 2,400 employees apply their expertise daily to let you stay focused on your core activities. 

We offer you a comprehensive range of services spanning fund administration, corporate services, agency services, CLO collateral administration, credit and structured product services, depositary services, transfer pricing, wealth administration, domiciliation, and management company services, thus providing you a more streamlined process. 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Chorus Aviation Inc.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Tokyo Century Corporation (“TC”), together with its group companies offers an extensive range of products that include leasing and instalment sale of IT equipment and car fleets in over 30 countries and regions.  TC also provides one of the most extensive car rental services network in Japan.  Over the years TC has expanded its business beyond vendor type financial leasing and now offers financial services in the area of shipping, aviation, renewable energy, and real estate.  Within aviation, TC is an operating lessor, a lender and a Japanese tax lease arranger and underwriter. 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Miagen enable better decision making for the Aviation Industry through integrated cloud applications and platforms.

Our dedicated Aviation industry product lines include:

• LeaseGen – providing the aviation leasing industry with a platform to manage their leasing portfolio FP&A, budgeting and reporting process.

• RouteGen – managing airline route profitability and optimization, providing real time aviation intelligence at a glance.

Miagen’s technology stack is made up of: Adaptive Insights, a Workday company for cloud-based Corporate Performance Management solutions, Boomi for integration and Domo for business intelligence tools and data visualization, connecting people, data and systems.

Meetings and demos can be arranged in advance, please book a time slot with one of our consultants via the app or visit us at stand 3 just inside the main conference hall entrance. For more information email info@miagen.com or visit www.miagen.com

BRONZE SPONSORS

Established on December 26, 2007, CCB Leasing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Construction Bank, the world’s second largest bank (tier 1 capital). CCB Leasing’s aviation business works closely with CCB’s global network, including its offices in Singapore, Sydney, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai, New York, San Diego, Johannesburg, etc. S&P, Fitch and Moody’s have assigned strong investment grade credit ratings to CCB Leasing, namely A, A and A1 respectively. 

As of 31 December 2019, CCB Financial Leasing had an owned portfolio of 179 aircraft with more than 30 customers in 13 jurisdictions globally with a weighted average fleet age of 4.4 years and commitments for a further 53 aircraft.

In October 2019, CCB Leasing (International) Corporation DAC established a joint venture (JV) with Arctic Aviation Assets to jointly market 27 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2023.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Skytra

BRONZE SPONSORS

Moody’s Investor Services

BRONZE SPONSORS

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 13 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The combined firm, which draws upon the legacies of both Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer, brings together 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.

SCHOOL SPONSOR

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. Our Aviation practice have extensive experience assisting with the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of aircraft (both fixed wing and helicopters), aviation equipment, flight simulators and related assets, and advise on travel agency related issues and assistance in airport related matters. We are skilled in handling aviation regulatory and governmental compliance matters and strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.”

AIRLINE LOUNGE SPONSOR

AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited (AMCK) brings the established leasing platforms of Accipiter and MCAP together to create a highly professional and expert global lessor.   Established in 2019 and headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Tokyo and Irvine, AMCK Aviation is jointly owned by CK Asset Holdings Limited, the Li Ka-Shing (Overseas) Foundation and Mitsubishi Corporation.  

AMCK Aviation’s investment approach focuses on younger and more liquid assets – 96% of the current fleet is narrowbody aircraft.  With 146 aircraft of total value US$6bn under management – and a further 30 committed aircraft, including an orderbook with Airbus – AMCK is poised for its next phase of growth.

Harnessing a seasoned global team with extensive experience, a focus on best in class service and innovative solutions, AMCK Aviation delivers long term stability for our customers and partners across the full aircraft and economic cycle.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION HOST

Abogados Sierra is the leading aviation law firm in Mexico. The firm’s experience treasures the service rendered to only the best lessors, banks, financiers, airlines and most important aviation related players in the world. The firm’s transactional area has designed, structured and enabled complex cross-border and domestic transactions in Mexico with utmost professionalism and cohesive legal advice. The firm’s litigation area has the most successful experience in the repossession of high value aircraft and other types of equipment, as well as in debt collection. As an example, the firm successfully repossessed approximately 70 commercial aircraft from the insolvent airline Mexicana. The firm has been involved in successful litigation of commercial and civil cases, insolvency procedures, and complex remedies before Mexican courts. The firm’s capacities in the regulatory aspects of aviation law are vast and have involved servicing some of the most reputable air carriers of the world among other related companies and services. The firm provides legal advice to Mexican and foreign entities in all aspects of corporate law, including the configuration of complex corporate and finance structures, advice in foreign investment, tax exposure and liability aspects. The firm assists its clients only in such areas in which it has proven expertise and in which it can deliver the highest quality and the most knowledgeable advice.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION HOST
SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing, asset management, and technical advisory firm serving owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm with key activities including aircraft order campaigns, arrangement of lease and debt financing, M&A related aircraft evaluations, restructuring advisory services, and network and fleet planning. SkyWorks’ services have encompassed over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet.
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Failte Ireland

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As a dedicated media portfolio for this dynamic sector, LARA has become synonymous with the industry since its inaugural magazine issue as Commuter World back in 1984. Now spanning a wide array of print, digital and social media channels, LARA is an essential media resource for airline professionals and associated stakeholders
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Willis Lease has earned an industry-wide reputation for service, innovation, technical support and in-depth knowledge of commercial aviation. Our core business is leasing commercial aircraft engines to airlines, OEMs and MROs – worldwide. Along with short- and long-term leasing, we have developed and implemented strategic engine pooling programs, which provide pool members with attractive benefits. We provide innovative leasing solutions to our customers. These leasing activities are integrated with engine and aircraft trading, engine lease pools supported by cutting-edge technology, as well as technical and asset management, and various end-of-life-solutions for aircraft, engines and aviation materials provided through our subsidiaries Willis Asset Management and Willis Aeronautical Services. With one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of engines in the aviation industry, we can meet a wide range of customer technical and operating requirements. Quick responses to AOG emergencies illustrate how our worldwide team of dedicated professionals responds 24/7. Our experience, knowledge and leadership in engine leasing gives our customers a competitive advantage with Power to Spare – Worldwide®.
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Southeast Aerospace & Defence 15th – 16th June | Mobile, Alabama

Airfinance Journal China School | 16th – 17th June, Shanghai China

Airfinance Journal China | 18th  – 19th June, Shanghai China

Become a sponsor

For more information please contact: Jonathan McReynolds

E: jonathan.mcreynolds@thedeal.com

Dublin School of Aviation Finance

Sponsored by

DLA Piper

Taking place over January 21st – 22nd , the Dublin School of Aviation Finance reflects Airfinance Journal’s commitment to the future of the aviation finance industry by offering junior industry professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and network with senior decision makers. Featuring some of the industry’s most senior veteran voices, over 2 days students will delve into the fundamental challenges and opportunities facing aviation finance professionals today, in addition to completing a practical task reflecting the process of structuring an aircraft financing. The school is a must-attend for anyone wishing to advance through the ranks of aviation finance. 

Register or contact Zakariya Bensouda for more information: E: zakariya.bensouda@euromoneyplc.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Airfinance Journal has over four decades of experience connecting aviation finance professionals from across the globe to facilitate deals and build business relationships.

Attracting thousands of participants annually from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, investment houses and government bodies, our events provide you with an unparalleled platform from which to promote your organisation’s brand, products and services.

Fully customisable, our sponsorship packages enable your organisation to benefit from:

Brand awareness
Your organisation’s logo will feature on all digital marketing – including dedicated event emails sent to our market-leading database of over 15,000+ aviation professionals worldwide, posts to our 9,000+ social media followers and on our events website – giving you unparalleled reach across the global market

Company visibility
Alongside your website listing, you’ll also receive a dedicated page within our newly launched event app – providing you with a dedicated platform from which to promote your products & services.

Complimentary passes to the event
Dependent on your level of sponsorship, we’ll provide you with a number of passes for the event, including 10 dedicated networking events hosted across the three days.

Feature on event adverts in the magazine and online
Your logo will be included on all in-print advertising in the lead up to the event, as well as through our main site – attracting over 13,000+ unique visitors per month from across the aviation industry

Benefit from exclusive opportunities to set up 1-2-1 meetings with participants across the three day event
In addition to our in-app meeting planner, we offer sponsors a unique concierge service, setting up 1-2-1 meetings with your key prospects to ensure that you connect with your target audience.

To find out more about how you can increase your company’s exposure with Airfinance Journal please contact:

 
Laura Mueller
Managing Director – Airfinance Journal


T: +44 (0) 20 7779 8278

E: Laura.Mueller@euromoneyplc.com