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February 20, 2014 In This Issue
News From ISTAT
Foundation Happenings
Jetrader Magazine
Industry News
Professional Development
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News From ISTAT
It is with great sadness that we report that Gilbert Speed, 81, founder of SpeedNews, passed away on 27 Jan. 2014. Speed was a long-time supporting member of ISTAT from the start, and was the recipient of the 2010 ISTAT Award. During his more than 60-year tenure in the aviation industry, he became a well-respected industry partner and touched many lives. The ISTAT Foundation has created the Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship fund in an effort to recognize the many industry contributions and friendships Speed has made during his career.
ISTAT Americas is the premier event to hear from the industry's foremost speakers. With session topics including manufacturer updates, a lessor's CEO panel, an aircraft value discussion, helicopter financing trends and more, attendees will gain valuable insight on important aviation issues all while networking with like-minded individuals.
Registration opens Monday, 24 Feb. for ISTAT Asia. This fast-growing conference has exceeded expectations each year. A record number of attendees participated in the 2013 event, which was one of the largest aviation conferences to be held in the region to date. The 2014 event will be held 4-6 May 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. More details, including speakers, housing and schedule of events will be posted soon.
ISTAT hosts three international events each year, as well as an airshow reception and chalet, which assembles industry executives representing manufacturers, appraisers, financiers, lessors, airline personnel, fleet managers and remarketers.

Sponsors of each event reach a dedicated audience of industry professionals, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your company and reinforce your brand. A range of sponsorship levels are offered to make opportunities accessible to large companies and small.
ISTAT is pleased to announce these new and returning members.
Congratulations to these ISTAT members on their new positions.
16-18 March 2014
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
San Diego, California, USA

4-6 May 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

14 July 2014
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
London, England

14-20 July 2014
Farnborough, England

21-23 September 2014
Hilton Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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Rolls-Royce North America

TES Aviation Group

Foundation Happenings
The ISTAT Foundation would like to thank Omni Air International, Inc. for their support and generous donation of $100,000 toward the Diamond Plus Roundtable Membership. ISTAT will match the funds by contributing $100,000 to the Foundation to be added to the ISTAT Foundation-Omni Air International, Inc. Scholarship.
Sign up for these special events and support the efforts of the ISTAT Foundation.
Thanks to recent support from the ISTAT Foundation grants program, in partnership with EAA Young Eagles Program, the ISTAT website now showcases a series of "Careers in Aviation" videos. These videos promote participation in aviation and spotlight the variety of careers that are available to those who have a passion for flight. In the newest videos available online, meet Regina Perich, a customer advocate at Rolls-Royce On-Wing Care in Indianapolis, Ind., and Kevin Charles, a product development engineer at Embraer.
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Jetrader Magazine
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Industry News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A storm is brewing in the cockpit of U.S. airlines: a pilot shortage. Thousands of pilots are nearing the mandatory retirement age of 65, just as it is becoming harder to be a commercial airline pilot.
India’s aviation regulator needs to demonstrate it understands the technology behind new aircraft and it has the resources to ensure airlines follow safe practices, the U.S.Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Wall Street Journal
Shares in China ended higher Monday, led by aviation firms, after local media reported that the government will soon release a blueprint on low-altitude airspace management.
After flying under the radar for many years, manufacturers of smaller jet and propeller-driven passenger aircraft are finding a bigger market in the Asia-Pacific with a slew of orders at the Singapore Airshow.
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Professional Development
It has recently been reported that high fliers in Britain’s Civil Service are being offered "resilience training" as part of leadership programs to help them cope with the demands of the job in these times of austerity. The National Health Service and other parts of the public sector have made training in resilience a part of management programs for some time. So, what is resilience? And why is it a necessary attribute for leaders?
Strategy & Business
Executives put a lot of emphasis on corporate culture, and for understandable reasons. Fostering a culture entails—in the popular metaphor of Jim Collins—"getting the right people on the bus," meaning hiring employees who buy into the corporate culture and make it a part of how they work every day. Yet it also means getting the wrong people off the bus, and that’s often the hardest part.
Gallup Business Journal
Gender diversity is vital to any workplace. Not just because it's a laudable goal; it simply makes bottom-line business sense. If you need proof, look no further than a recent Gallup study, which finds that hiring a demographically diverse workforce can improve a company's financial performance.
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