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Reflections from ISTAT Europe 2016

Given the growth of ISTAT as a whole, it came as no surprise when ISTAT Europe 2016 once again reached an all-time high in attendance numbers, hosting more than 1,300 industry members at the Hotel Arts Barcelona. Held 25-27 September, ISTAT Europe 2016 drew some of the biggest names in the aviation industry, including top airline executives to relatively new members of the industry. 
"ISTAT is a by members, for members association, and we are so thrilled about the growth we’ve seen since ISTAT Europe 2015," ISTAT President Marc S. Allinson said during Opening Remarks. With the addition of such events as the ISTAT Foundation Cycling Tour and a winery tour, members were able to connect on a more social level on the day before the sessions started.
Highlights included the Economists Panel, the Engine Trading panel, the Large Aircraft Manufacturers session, the Airline panel and the various networking events. During Adam Pilarski's Keynote Address, he argued that the U.S. presidential election and the future of globalization and rational thinking were the two biggest factors that could impact the aviation industry as a whole over the next few years. 
"There’s a move from experts to the will of the people," Pilarski said. "Overall there’s a worldwide movement from globalization and a worldwide movement toward simple solutions." Despite reservations of the industry's future, the conference's general mood was one of positivity, with many members happy to exchange pleasantries and business cards and conduct business.
Look for more ISTAT Europe coverage in the winter edition of Jetrader.
Presentations and photos from ISTAT Europe are now available via the ISTAT mobile app and the ISTAT website. 

The 2016 ISTAT Holiday Receptions are coming up soon! On December 7, meet with ISTAT members in one of six locations: Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Miami, New York and Tokyo. Members will meet at the PYG Restaurant at Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin, The Royal Exchange in London, Inside Park at St. Bart's in New York and XEX Nihonbashi in Tokyo. The Hong Kong and Miami venues will be announced soon.
The ISTAT Latin America Forum agenda is now available, featuring key players in the Latin American aviation industry. The schedule includes Keynote speakers from Azul Airlines and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., an Airline Panel spotlighting capacity management in turbulent times, a Bank Panel featuring lending and financial support to Latin America, a Secondary Market Traders Panel discussing airline capacity management opportunities for the secondary market, a Lessor Panel highlighting lessor involvement in the Latin American market and more. Click below to view the schedule of events for more information on keynote speakers, session topics and networking events.
The deadline to secure housing for the ISTAT Latin America Forum headquarters hotel is Monday, 24 October. After this date, rates and space are subject to availability. Call +1 507.280.8000, or click below for online booking.
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ISTAT Calendar
9-10 November 2016
Hilton Panama
Panama City, Panama  
7 December 2016
Hong Kong
New York


ISTAT Americas
5-7 March 2017
San Diego Hilton
San Diego, CA, USA
9-11 May 2017
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Hong Kong  

24-26 September 2017
Edinburgh International Conference Center
Edinburgh, Scotland

ISTAT Holiday Receptions
6 December 2017
Locations around the globe

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Bombardier Aerospace
Member Updates
ISTAT is pleased to announce these new and returning members.
Congratulations to these ISTAT members on their new positions.
Apollo Aviation Group (together with its affiliates, "Apollo Aviation") announced on 1 October that its Co-Founder and President, Robert Korn, was honored with the prestigious Juan Trippe award by the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA). The award was presented by Victor Bontorno, president of the Greater Miami Aviation Association at the 89th Annual GMAA Wright Brothers Memorial Gala on 1 October, 2016.
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Foundation Happenings
The inaugural ISTAT University (ISTAT U) Online Program launched 17 October with 10 students enrolled representing seven countries. This online program, offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide, provides an overview of the many facets of the aviation finance and leasing industry and exposes students to real world concepts and methodologies. The course materials have been developed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach faculty working in partnership with ISTAT industry practitioners.

Through this web-based education program, students engage in topics such as aircraft leasing and funding, lease negotiation, risk management, aviation legal framework, transaction modeling and maintenance reserves.

Learn more about ISTAT U opportunities by visiting
The ISTAT Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 humanitarian grant recipients. In total, $150,000 was awarded with $75,000 provided to 13 organizations across the globe and another $75,000 granted to Airlink, a rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with nonprofits to respond to rapid-onset disasters.

To view the complete list of 2016 recipient organizations and to learn more about the ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program, visit
The Ambassador Program initiative was created to streamline university outreach and provide cohesiveness among Foundation initiatives. Ambassadors are ISTAT members that build 'client' relationships with universities via phone calls, email correspondence and in-person visits. To learn more, please contact Kristen Chmielewski at
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Jetrader Magazine
A discussion with Azul Airlines' John Rodgerson on the state of Latin American airlines. John Rodgerson is the chief financial officer of Azul Brazilian Airlines, where he oversees financial planning, analysis, treasury and accounting. He spoke to Jetrader about forecasts for the region, Azul's financial flexibility in a climate of economic current turmoil and the growth of low-cost carriers in the region.
Advertising space is now available in the spring 2017 issue of Jetrader magazine. Beyond our normal distribution to all ISTAT members in both print and interactive digital editions, this issue will have significant bonus distribution at ISTAT Americas in March. For year-round access to ISTAT members, please reference the advertising opportunities available through ISTAT and Jetrader by clicking here, or by contacting: Erik Henson, Jetrader media director at +1 352-333-3443 or
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Industry News
The Economic Times India will become the third largest aviation market in the world by displacing the UK in 2026, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in a passenger forecast issued on Tuesday.
Airport Business Frontier Economics’ Dan Elliott explores the implications of the vote for the aviation industry both in the UK and across Europe.
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