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December 17, 2015 In This Issue
News From ISTAT
ISTAT Calendar
Member Updates
Foundation Happenings
Jetrader Magazine
Industry News
Naylor Association Solutions
News From ISTAT
Nearly 2,000 ISTAT members and guests gathered around the globe to kick off the holiday season at the ISTAT Holiday Receptions. The events took place 2 December in six locations: Dublin, London, Miami, New York, Singapore and Tokyo. The largest event, the New York Holiday Reception at Inside Park at St. Bart's, welcomed almost 500 for an evening of networking and holiday cheer. View photos from all six Holiday Receptions.
Take Advantage of Early Registration Rates by 7 January.

Same place. Earlier dates. Join manufacturers, appraisers, financiers, lessors, airline personnel, fleet managers and remarketers for ISTAT Americas, 28 February - 1 March at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. ISTAT Americas will feature timely aviation industry topics and engaging networking opportunities designed to facilitate discussions and deals.

Register by 7 January to receive the early bird discount of up to $550 off your conference registration.

Learn more about special networking activities at ISTAT Americas such as the ISTAT Foundation's 9th Annual Poker Tournament, ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament, clay shooting event, tennis tournament and more! 
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Aircraft Demolition, LLC
ISTAT Calendar
28 February - 1 March 2016
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ, USA
17-19 May 2016
Grand Hyatt Tokyo 
Tokyo, Japan
ISTAT Reception at Farnborough International Airshow
11 July 2016
JW Marriott Grosvenor House
London, England

ISTAT Chalet at Farnborough International Airshow
11-17 July 2016
Farnborough, England

ISTAT Europe
25-27 September 2016
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain 
ISTAT Holiday Receptions
7 December 2016
Locations around the globe
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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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Intrepid Aviation
Foundation Happenings
Congratulations to the first class of ISTAT University (ISTAT U) graduates. The celebration took place at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach on 1 December. The ISTAT Foundation, in collaboration with ERAU, Daytona Beach, has delivered a specially designed one-year aviation finance and leasing program. Starting in fall 2016, ISTAT U will be available to qualified students from around the world by way of a distance learning, web-based course offering. Students from Asia, to Europe, to Latin America and everywhere in between will have the ability to register for ISTAT U.
The ISTAT Foundation Roundtable Program is the major gifts program of the Foundation. Support the Foundation and our mission to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. Learn more about how to support the ISTAT Foundation by visiting our website.
The ISTAT Foundation Internship Program assists in the development of aviation-focused college students desiring to become productive members in the aircraft trading industry and generates qualified employment candidates for ISTAT member companies. The opportunity to post positions for internships being offered in summer 2016 is now available. We invite you to post your open positions as soon as possible to ensure interest from the best candidates. Signing up is quick and easy! All employers interested in becoming involved in the program should register with Warren Willits at Once you receive your registration information, you can access the ISTAT Foundation Internship portal to post positions. Questions? Contact
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Jetrader Magazine

The Winter edition of Jetrader magazine is now available online in an easy-to-read format, which works seamlessly on mobile devices and laptop/desktop computers.

For those of you who missed the fall conference in Prague, the cover story "ISTAT Europe: A High-Flying Success," provides an in-depth report on the topics of discussion, keynote and panel speakers, and networking highlights.

You’ll also find an update on regional jets in Asia and the Middle East, a Q&A with OAG’s John Grant, coverage from the Reno Air Show and much more.

The Spring issue of Jetrader includes bonus distribution at ISTAT Americas and ISTAT Asia. ISTAT's flagship communication, Jetrader magazine, provides your company with direct and targeted access to more than 3,800 C-suite executives, vice presidents, chairmen, partners, principals, presidents, marketing/sales directors and managers within the global aviation community.  With more than 20 percent membership growth in just the last two years, there are always new ISTAT members to reach with your message.

To learn more about advertising with ISTAT in Jetrader, Membership Connections or the ISTAT UPdate enewsletter you're reading now, click here or contact: Erik Henson, Jetrader media director at +1.352.333.3443 or

As we’ve previously announced, Ron Pietrzak will retire at the end of December after 10 years of distinguished service as the executive director of ISTAT and the ISTAT Foundation. The entire ISTAT community has benefited from his leadership and experience. Members shared their memories of working with Ron in the Winter edition of Jetrader.
Read the full story here.

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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The annual ISTAT directory, Membership Connections, is available 24/7 to members via an interactive, online platform! Visit the directory now where you will be able to:
  • Keyword search the entire directory
  • Easily share articles via social media
  • Bookmark pages and insert notes
  • And much more!
The digital edition of Membership Connections is also a great advertising opportunity for additional exposure. Last year’s directory averaged more than 24,000 page views, more than 9 minutes spent reading and 1,000 clicks on links. To find out how you can participate, please contact Erik Henson, Media Director, at +1.352.333.3443, or at
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Spire Flight Solutions
PW Power Systems, Inc.
Aeronautical Engineers Inc
Industry News
Popular Mechanics
It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.
The staff at have gathered these vintage photos that recall a golden era of aviation, when to board a plane was to step into an exclusive world of luxury travel.
USA Today
It's time for the December "#avgeek gallery," a batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe.
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