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16 December 2016 In This Issue
News From ISTAT
ISTAT Calendar
Member Updates
Foundation Happenings
Jetrader Magazine
Industry News
Naylor Association Solutions
News From ISTAT
ISTAT members across the globe celebrated the holiday season and capped off an eventful year at the ISTAT Holiday Receptions. The events were held 7 December in six locations: Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Greater Miami, New York and Tokyo. Hundreds of members attended each reception and networked with longstanding peers and industry newcomers. View photos from all six Holiday Receptions. 

Registration for ISTAT Americas – 5-7 March 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA, USA – is now open! ISTAT Americas will feature felicitous sessions with leading aviation professionals and networking events with opportunities to grow business and make deals.

Register early to secure housing!
Tis the season for renewals, fa la la la la la. 2016 ISTAT memberships expire on 31 December 2016. To avoid a lapse in benefits, including 2017 member conference rates, click here to log into your profile and renew today.
The ISTAT Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for positions that will become available on the ISTAT Board of Directors in March 2017. Nominees will be presented to the ISTAT membership via email in February 2017 and will be voted upon via an electronic process prior to and during the 34th Annual ISTAT Conference, 5-7 March 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. Four nominees will be elected to the board and will serve from March 2017 until March 2021.

Biographical sketches of the nominees should be submitted to ISTAT along with a letter of intent to run for a director position. Please send your information via email to by 4 January 2017. Questions or comments should be directed to ISTAT Nominating Chairman Jep Thornton at or the ISTAT Executive Director Julie Wichlin at
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ISTAT Calendar

ISTAT Americas
5-7 March 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, CA, USA
9-11 May 2017
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
ISTAT at the International Paris Air Show
Chalet: 19-25 June 2017
Reception: 19 June 2017
Palais Brongniart
Paris, France

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

Dubai Airshow Reception
13 November 2017

ISTAT Latin America Forum
Autumn 2017

ISTAT Holiday Receptions
6 December 2017
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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Foundation Happenings
Congratulations to the second class of ISTAT University (ISTAT U) graduates! The celebration took place earlier this month at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach. The ISTAT Foundation, in collaboration with ERAU, Daytona Beach, has delivered a specially designed one-year aviation finance and leasing program. In addition to the on campus program, ISTAT U is available to qualified students from around the world by way of a distance learning, web-based course offering. Learn more about the ISTAT U here:
The ISTAT Internship Portal is now open, and we would like to invite all ISTAT member companies to post their summer or graduate internship positions once they're open to ensure interest from the best candidates.
The Foundation’s Internship Program acts as an intermediary between ISTAT member companies and students seeking aviation internships. Through the use of our web portal, qualified students and employers are able to match the right skills, background and interests with corporate internships. Placed interns who qualify will receive a stipend from the Foundation to cover housing and travel expenses of up to $2,500. Questions? Contact
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
This article is the first of a series to be published in Jetrader to tell the ISTAT story from the appraisers' perspective so that members can better appreciate the organization's origins, ethics and values, and how the ISTAT Appraisers' Program remains one of ISTAT's cornerstones.
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
ISTAT media allows you to enjoy 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.
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.
We are now accepting article submissions for the spring 2017 issue. If you are interested in sharing your expertise and contributing to the content of Jetrader, please contact ISTAT at
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Industry News
Aviation International News A definitive agreement between Boeing and Iran Air announced 11 December calls for delivery of 50 737 Max 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. But questions surrounding political environment and its potential effect on the deal remain as an incoming U.S. presidential administration openly critical of Barack Obama’s signature nuclear settlement with Iran prepares to take office in January.
The Wall Street Journal 7 to 7.75 percent is the Indian government’s projected gross domestic product growth for the fiscal year ending March 31. India is the world’s fastest-expanding major economy, and travelers are increasingly flying into, out of and around the South Asian country for business and pleasure.
The China Post Far Eastern Air Transport has announced plans to take over financially striken carrier TransAsia Airways. "We are now speaking with some banks and are 80 percent certain we will be able to take over TransAsia," FAT's Chairman Fenno Chang said in an exclusive interview with The China Post 12 December.
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