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September 30, 2014 In This Issue
News From ISTAT
ISTAT Calendar
Member Updates
Foundation Happenings
Jetrader Magazine
Industry News
Professional Development
Naylor Association Solutions
News From ISTAT
 
   
With close to 1,100 delegates attending ISTAT Europe in Istanbul, this 2014 European gathering was the biggest in ISTAT history and is testimony to the value that members place on their membership of this organization.

The event took place from 21-23 September at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus. There were broad cross-sections of delegates from banks, leasing companies, law firms, MROs, airlines, aviation training establishments, remarketing and trading companies, data-providers, appraisers, manufacturers, and representatives of aviation publications.
 
The print version of the 2014 Membership Connections is now arriving to mailboxes around the world. 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
 
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ISTAT Calendar
3 December 2014
New York, London, Dublin, Singapore and Tokyo

ISTAT Americas 2015
8-10 March 2015
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Scottsdale, Arizona
 
ISTAT Asia 2015 
10-12 May 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia
Singapore

2015 Paris Air Show
15-21 June 2015
Paris, France
 
ISTAT Europe 2015
4-6 October 2015
Hilton Prague
Prague, Czech Republic 
 
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ComAv LLC
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
 
   
Phase 3 of the UNHCR ‘Toys for Smiles’ project for Syrian refugee children in Jordan got off to a good start on the morning of Tuesday, 15 July. The load consisted of 3,854 toys packed in 91 boxes on five pallets. 

"Here is a photo from the warehouse where the toys were packed. What I like about this is that if you look at the labels you can clearly see that the ISTAT Foundation is listed as one of the partners who are making this happen alongside entities like the UNHCR, the Scouts and Guides, and AWB.

What was also particularly neat here is that through its recent membership of Airlink, AWB managed to get an offer from Emirates to discount their cargo rate, which has ultimately resulted in the Foundation money going further so that more shipments of toys can be covered with less cash. I think we’ll call that ‘teamwork!’"

- Julian Balaam, Chair, the Humanitarian Committee of the ISTAT Foundation
 
Click here to read the full story. 
 
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OAG
Jetrader Magazine
 
   
By James Careless

"The aviation industry is facing an aircraft retirement tsunami," said ICF International Principal Richard Brown at the 2014 Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association's (AFRA) Annual Meeting on 18 June 2014. He told AFRA delegates that the rate of aircraft retirements will reach an astounding 1,000 aircraft a year by 2024. Based on current data, AFRA expects between 1,200-1,800 aircraft to be dismantled and torn down over the next three years.

However, not everyone in the aircraft recycling industry agrees with these dire predictions.

Read more about the forecasts in the Fall issue of Jetrader magazine.
 
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 Crystal Ligda at cligda@istat.org
 
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Naylor, LLC
PW Power Systems, Inc.
Aeronautical Engineers Inc
Industry News
Airlink, the 24/7 rapid response disaster and humanitarian relief organization, had their CGI Commitment to build an Air Bridge to West Africa featured by Chelsea Clinton onstage in the closing plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 Annual Meeting.
 
AFRA is delighted to welcome GA Telesis as the newest member of AFRA. GA Telesis is recognized as a worldwide leader in providing integrated support service to the aerospace industry.
 
GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, announced the completion of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Philippine Airlines involving two new Airbus A321 aircraft. The two aircraft -- one delivered in August, and the other earlier this month -- will be used to expand the airline’s fleet.
 
The A-29 Super Tucano is a robust, versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including close air support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
 
The contract calls for four firm orders plus an additional four options. The first aircraft, built in 1991 (MSN 24438) is a high gross weight B737-400 and is currently being modified at Commercial Jet Inc. in Miami, Florida, which is an authorized AEI Conversion Center.
 
GA Telesis, LLC announced that it has named Mehmet Gokhan Dogan to the position of Managing Director of its new Sales and Customer Care Center in Istanbul, Turkey. GA Telesis will use this liaison and development office to meet the growing demands of its customers in Turkey, the Levant region, the Balkans, and Central Asia.
 
Morten Beyer & Agnew bids farewell to Patrick Daley as he retires following 16 years of service. Throughout Daley’s career, he has been instrumental in the development and growth of mba’s audit division, including the expansion into the BARS and SMS arenas.
 
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Professional Development
The Muse
Here are three measures you can use in your work each day to stay ahead of the challenges that bog down many teams. As you read, consider how, if you looked at these three key performance indicators each day, your work life might transform.
 
Strategy+Business
I’m often asked, "What makes a great leader?" Specific characteristics may vary by industry and context, but one that consistently shines through is the ability to pose meaningful—and sometimes deceptively simple—questions. Here are six that apply to anyone hoping to hone his or her leadership acumen and impact.
 
The Muse
You’ve probably heard that part of what it takes to get promoted at work, advance in your career, and inspire others to follow you is having "executive presence" or "leadership presence." But what does that actually mean?
 
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