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December 18, 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

Registration details for ISTAT Americas 2015 is now available here. The premier aviation conference featuring industry issues addressed by prominent specialists will be held 8-10 March at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. Make plans now to attend!


ISTAT members gathered at locations around the globe on 3 December 2014 to celebrate the end of a successful 2014 and toast to the year ahead. The ISTAT Holiday Receptions took place in New York, London, Dublin, Tokyo and Singapore and provided a relaxed environment for members and their guests to catch up with old friends and connect with industry professionals.

View photos from New YorkTokyo and Singapore.

ISTAT has always been dedicated to fostering and promoting interest and educational opportunities in commercial aviation for its members. We provide a forum for those involved in aviation and supporting industries, and to that end, we are now proud to announce that you can now find us on three social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for positions that will become available on the ISTAT Board of Directors in March 2015. Nominees must be ISTAT members in good standing and must have been a member for at least the past two years. Additional information on the election process can be found in the Bylaws under Article VI - Elections.

In January, the ISTAT Board of Directors will be conducting a Strategic Planning Session to look at the past, present and future for your organization. ISTAT leadership conducts these sessions every five years.

You - our members - are an important part of that process and we value your collective input. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief electronic survey so we can gather your thoughts on our current programs and what offerings you would like to see in the future. This process will help us capture your views, challenges and needs to better serve you.The brief survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes and can be accessed via this link. The survey will be open until Friday, 19 December 2014!



ISTAT has officially opened sponsorship sales for our 2015 events. Please review the Sponsorship Opportunities, and contact the committee contact listed on the "Sponsor Benefits" page for each event to discuss available options.

New this year! Review the Patron sponsorship category which offers recognition for support and a complimentary registration. This opportunity is being offered to provide a greater variety of options for all members.

We hope you take advantage of one of the many opportunities to showcase your firm and show your support of ISTAT.

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Aircraft Demolition, LLC
ISTAT Calendar
8-10 March 2015
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, Arizona
ISTAT Asia 2015 
10-12 May 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

ISTAT Reception at the Paris Air Show
15 June 2015 
Palais Brongniart
Paris, France 

ISTAT Chalet at the 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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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 ISTAT Foundation fosters interest in, creates opportunities for and provides assistance through the global aviation community by offering scholarships, grants, internships and humanitarian aid worldwide. The support of our Major Gift Donors (the ISTAT Roundtable Members) aids us in achieving our goals while also reaching out to a variety of people and helping causes important to us.

If you wish to contribute using the ISTAT Foundation contribution form, please send the completed form to or fax to +1.312.673.6579.

View the 2015 ISTAT Roundtable Annual Giving Levels here.
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Jetrader Magazine
The digital edition of Jetrader - Winter 2014 is available now. This issue features a recap of the ISTAT Europe 2014 conference, as well as a spotlight on aviation in the Middle East, thoughts from the appraisal community and insight into the ISTAT Foundation student internship program. Clicking on the links below will deliver you directly to that page of your issue. Thank you for reading!
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. 

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We are securing ad space for the Spring issue of Jetrader magazine – the ISTAT Americas issue! This issue will have bonus distribution at ISTAT Americas and ISTAT Asia 2015.

Additional editorial for Spring will include:
  • The Financial Landscape
  • Financial & Leasing Update for 2015
  • State of the Regions: The Americas
  • Q&A with the ISTAT Award Winner
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To receive more than 20 percent off our best available frequency rates, participate in all three of our media options: Jetrader magazine, ISTAT UPdate monthly eNewsletter and our annual directory, Membership Connections. Click here to view our integrated media bundle packages. 
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Spire Flight Solutions
PW Power Systems, Inc.
Aeronautical Engineers Inc
Industry News
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement regarding fuel prices and ticket prices:

"Declining fuel prices are good news for everyone as they lower personal costs and enable industries such as airlines that rely heavily on fuel to reinvest in their business and their customers. Carriers continue to use improving finances to pay down the nearly $72 billion they are carrying in debt, acquire new aircraft, improve the onboard product, enhance airport facilities and amenities, reward employees through profit sharing and provide dividends to investors.
Aviation Week
Airbus is accelerating its studies of an upgraded A380 and, after talks held last month with engine makers in Toulouse, appears to be closing on an initial agreement with Rolls-Royce.
Business Wire
GE Aviation has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide the Common Core System (CCS) and the Enhanced Airborne Flight Recorder (EAFR) for the Boeing 777X aircraft.

"This is a critical win for GE to supply the avionics computing system for the Boeing 777X, building on the success of our common core system on the 787," said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics & Digital Systems for GE Aviation. "With the 787 and now the 777X, we have made future civil and military programs more affordable by resetting the avionics cost curve and doing away with escalating software development costs."
The Daily Mail
A group of industry heavyweights has warned that cybercrime is a serious threat to safety in the skies, and have vowed to fight the growing scourge before it causes a catastrophic incident.

The warning follows a series of suspected attacks, including theories that the missing Malaysian Airline planes may have been hijacked by cyber criminals.
Some Asian carriers, like Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA), have hedged fuel at an average of $116 a barrel of jet fuel, when spot market rates are about $85. That can result in losses on paper as airlines will have to account for their hedges or pay charges to unwind contracts prematurely.
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), is pleased to announce that the company has successfully delivered a third 11 pallet position B737-400SF to Switzerland based, FARNAIR Group. The aircraft is planned to join the South East Asia K-Mile operation as the second aircraft. Built in 1998, the aircraft (MSN 29000) was converted at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama, facility and was delivered on 28 November 2014. This is the third conversion of a four aircraft agreement.
GA Telesis Composite Repair Group ("CRG"), a leader in structural and composite repair technologies, announced recently that it has been awarded ANAC certification (SEGVOO 001) by the Brazilian Aeronautical Authorities.
The A350 XWB has received type certification from the American and European airworthiness authorities. A350 XWB Magazine Issue #07 shares the latest milestones plus takes readers around the world during Route Proving and put them in control of formation flying.
The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, asked Aircraft Demolition for help restoring the first ever built Boeing 747-121. The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft and a personal favorite of the Aircraft Demolition team. The company was proud to donate many parts, including some fresh tires and many other artifacts to help restore the "Queen of the Skies."
AWAS announced that recently it has delivered a third aircraft, one A320-200, as part of a four-aircraft transaction with PT Lion Mentari Airlines (Lion Air) for three 737-800s and one Airbus A320. These new aircraft were purchased directly by the airline from their respective manufacturers.
Azul Brazilian Airlines today recently it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. CFM values engine order at more than $900 million U.S. at list price.
Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce the acquisition of one Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft was manufactured in 2012, is equipped with two General Electric GE90-115BL powered engines and is on long-term lease to Air France.
SPP Canada Aircraft, Inc. (SPPCA), a global provider of landing gear systems for commercial aircraft, has formed a business alliance for Product Support Services with Lufthansa Technik AG and Hawker Pacific Aerospace. Lufthansa Technik and its subsidiary Hawker Pacific Aerospace are two of the world's leading providers of landing gear maintenance and technical support services.
On 8 December 2014 SuperJet International (SJI) — joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding — received a special award from the Global Transport Finance in recognition of the most innovative financing transaction and the best contribution to the aviation transport finance industry in 2014.
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Professional Development
McKinsey & Company
For years, organizations have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on nurturing new leaders. US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on leadership development.

Only 7 percent of senior managers polled by a UK business school think that their companies develop global leaders effectively, and around 30 percent of US companies admit that they have failed to exploit their international business opportunities fully because they lack enough leaders with the right capabilities.

Here are four ways for companies to get more from their leadership-development efforts—and ultimately their leaders—as these organizations face challenges ranging from the next demanding phase of globalization to disruptive technological change and continued macroeconomic uncertainty.
The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer showed that only 44 percent of those surveyed around the world trusted government institutions to "do the right thing." Business did better, at 58 percent, but that is still troubling. What can the leadership of the Ebola response teach us about how we might make trust more robust? To start, those who expect to lead would do well to think about it broadly and intentionally.
You can train and hire for skills and even shape the team’s personality on what is needed to win in your particular market place. However, what you will never train, shape, or change are employees primal basic work instincts in how they will first respond and react to all the dynamics in a fast growth company.
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