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June 19, 2014 In This Issue
News From ISTAT
ISTAT Calendar
Member Updates
Foundation Happenings
Jetrader Magazine
Industry News
Committee Corner
Professional Development
News From ISTAT
Watch your email for upcoming communications announcing the opening of registration and housing for ISTAT Europe. Details and schedules will be updated on the website at as they become available. 
If you have any questions, contact ISTAT Headquarters at or +1.312.321.5169
Having passed the exams that were administered at the ISTAT Americas conference in March, the following Candidates have now advanced to Appraiser grade:

Mark Halsor (AISI)
Dave Miller (AISI)
David Tokoph (mba)
Dicky Tse (Airbus China)

Also Appraiser Stuart Hatcher (IBA Group) has advanced to Senior Appraiser grade.


The ISTAT Appraisers' Program, founded in 1988, is the world's only internationally recognized program for certifying transport aircraft appraisers. Current participants in the program now include 35 Appraisers, 13 Senior Appraisers, and four Appraiser Fellows, as well as 12 Candidates who have not yet passed the examinations to become ISTAT-certified Appraisers.
The Farnborough International Airshow will be here soon. Make plans now to join fellow members at the ISTAT Reception on 14 July 2014 and at the ISTAT Chalet from 14-20 July 2014. Registration information and more details, including sponsors and attendees are available on the ISTAT website.
ISTAT hosts three international events each year, as well as an airshow reception and chalet, which assembles industry executives representing manufacturers, appraisers, financiers, lessors, airline personnel, fleet managers and remarketers.

Sponsors of each event reach a dedicated audience of industry professionals, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your company and reinforce your brand. A range of sponsorship levels are offered to make opportunities accessible to large companies and small.
In addition to the print version of our annual directory, Membership Connections is also available for ISTAT members in a digital format. The digital edition offers added features for our members:

- Perform a keyword search of the entire directory.
- Bookmark and insert notes.
- Navigate and turn pages with one click.
- Click on ads to go directly to the advertiser's website.

This annual list of members is arranged alphabetically and by category of membership. The directory also includes a listing of services offered by members. You may access past issues of Membership Connections and Jetrader in our digital archives.

LAST CHANCE to advertise in Membership Connections! Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity by requesting a media kit here or contacting Erik Henson, ISTAT Media Director at 352-333-3443 or Deadline for ad space reservation and materials is July 2, so act now!
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Aircraft Demolition, LLC
ISTAT Calendar
14 July 2014
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
London, England

14-20 July 2014
Farnborough, England

21-23 September 2014
Hilton Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
ISTAT Holiday Receptions
3 December 2014
New York, London, Dublin, Singapore and Tokyo

ISTAT Americas 2015
8-10 March 2015
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Member Updates
ISTAT is pleased to announce these new and returning members.
Congratulations to these ISTAT members on their new positions.
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TES Aviation Group
Foundation Happenings
 The Careers in Aviation videos have been featured at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as part of their Become A Pilot Day (14 June), which encourages young people to think about aviation as a career path. 

Each video focuses on a specific aviation career and highlights a personal story in that field. Careers featured include an aircraft mechanic, an airline dispatcher, an airline operations manager, an aircraft manufacturing specialist, an air safety specialist and many more. In total, ISTAT has partnered on 10 of these videos. View a selection of them here.
Following the first successful toy shipment that was funded by the ISTAT Foundation in December 2013, the remainder of the ISTAT Foundation’s 2013 grant has now been utilized to fund a second shipment of donated toys from children in the UK to the Syrian refugees in the Al Zataari refugee camp in Jordan. 

The UNHCR posted a News Release on 2 June 2014 about this latest distribution of toys in which the ISTAT Foundation’s contribution is acknowledged and for the benefit of all Foundation Trustees this release is included here in its entirety: 

The ISTAT Foundation has approved a further grant to Aviation Without Borders for further toy shipments during 2014 and already there are more than 8,000 donated items awaiting airfreight to Jordan. These toys donations, which simply would not be possible without the Foundation’s funding, are bringing real pleasure to these poor children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves displaced from their homes and with no personal possessions of any kind.
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Jetrader Magazine
Important information for Fall, ISTAT Europe Bonus Distribution issue:

• Space Reservation Due: 30 June 2014
• Materials Due: 7 July 2014
• Bonus Distribution: ISTAT Europe, 21-23 September 2014, Hilton Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
• Editorial: State of the Regions: Europe, Farnborough International Airshow Review: Photos and review of the developments at the airshow; Aircraft dismantling and tear-down.
The Summer 2014 online issue of Jetrader is available online. In this issue, enjoy highlights from two major ISTAT events: ISTAT Asia and ISTAT Americas. Also included is an update on the Cape Town Treaty, as well as the story of a WWII pilot finally recognized after 68 years, thanks to ISTAT members.

Here’s a look at some of the content featured in this issue of Jetrader:

Jetrader, ISTAT's official magazine, is circulated to ISTAT members on a quarterly basis. Each issue of Jetrader highlights industry news and case studies and contains feature articles and member spotlights. 

If you are interested in sharing your expertise and contributing to the content of Jetrader, please contact Nicole Lewis at
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Naylor, LLC
PW Power Systems, Inc.
Naylor, LLC
Industry News
Penton announces that after an extraordinary 37-year career at Air Transport World (ATW), publisher Bill Freeman will retire following this year’s Farnborough Air Show in July. Freeman has been ATW’s Publisher for the past 16 years, and has served as Group Publisher - Commercial Aviation at Penton since 2007.
ICF International
ICF SH&E, one of the world's largest and oldest aviation consultancies, is now doing business as ICF International. The company is changing its name now to reflect its growing collaboration with colleagues at ICF International to deliver even broader, more comprehensive capabilities to its clients in aviation and aerospace.
Precision Aircraft Solutions
Precision Aircraft Solutions has just signed an agreement with Canadian airline Cargojet to perform the world’s first 15-pallet passenger-to-freighter conversion of a winglet-modified 757-200 aircraft. The converted aircraft will fly long-distance routes in Canada, thereby benefitting from the fuel savings made possible by the winglets.
GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, today announced delivery of a new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to TUI Travel as part of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction.
A second 787 aircraft is scheduled for delivery to TUI Travel later this month.
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Committee Corner
The ISTAT Scholarship Committee welcomes Andy LaStella. Andy will be replacing Ken Perich who decided to devote his time to another Foundation committee. We thank Ken very much for all his efforts in and support to the Scholarship Committee, and whilst leaving this committee we are very pleased he will remain supportive of the Foundation.
As most of you know, the ISTAT Foundation has been keenly focused over the past year on ensuring that our membership has a full pipeline of skilled and knowledgeable employees to meet the talent needs in the future.

Early next year, the fruits of those efforts will come to several college campuses in the form of a program developed in cooperation with ISTAT member companies. The program will provide students critical skills and knowledge relevant to our industry. Once students complete these courses of study, we feel confident that they will be better prepared to enter the workforce, ready to make an immediate contribution to their employer.
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Professional Development
Particularly when making decisions at pivot points—which by definition call for changing the status quo—you need to avoid the trap of risk avoidance and make decisions like a leader. However, our study found that, over time, most people tend to move toward the status quo–with increasingly unsuccessful results.
Business leaders today face multiple demands on their time as well as their emotional and physical resilience. The imperative to deliver results, drive profits, manage multiple stakeholder interests and do more with less leaves many executives and senior managers burdened. Many feel that the success of a business relies on their efforts alone.
The Huffington Post
There is an under-management epidemic throughout the workplace, at all levels in organizations of all shapes and sizes. So of course most corporate cultures support a hands-off status quo in which hands-off managers often feel like ducks out of water. What can you do about it? Be different.
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