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News From ISTAT
Register today for ISTAT EMEA, 23-25 September, for countless opportunities to network and create new, lasting business connections while immersing yourself in the vast education and discussion opportunities. An estimated 1,500-plus delegates and more than 100 airlines are projected to attend this year's event, which will again feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking receptions, private meeting spaces, appraiser education and much more. Click here to register, and here for housing options.

Save the date for the next ISTAT Latin America Forum. This year's event takes place 14-15 November at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima in Lima, Perú, and registration opens 27 August. Take a peek at program details, which include a pre-event walking tour and surf lessons, as well as top-quality speakers and networking sessions. Be sure to mark your calendar for this growing industry event and join ISTAT in Lima.


As a reminder, don’t forget that your ISTAT membership includes an exciting member-exclusive benefit from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Now through 30 September, ISTAT members and one (1) guest receive free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum including access to the submarine Growler and the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Click here to download your museum pass.
Member copies of the 2018 Membership Connections membership directory are arriving in mailboxes now. Thank you to all the advertisers for their support of this publication and ISTAT. To access the updated membership directory info online, click here.

The print directory contains a wealth of information on the ISTAT Appraisers' Program, the ISTAT Foundation, the ISTAT Board of Directors and much more.

ISTAT members can search for data by member name, company name, specialty and geographical location to connect with fellow members, which can be especially useful when planning meetings at any upcoming ISTAT event.

Members can also access the directory via the official ISTAT Community app.

Pratt & Whitney
ISTAT Calendar

23-25 September 2018
Hilton Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Register now

ISTAT Latin America Forum
14-15 November 2018
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Lima, Peru
Registration opens soon

ISTAT Holiday Receptions
5 December 2018
Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Tokyo


ISTAT Americas
10-12 March 2019
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL, USA

7-9 May 2019
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Shanghai, China

ISTAT at the International Paris Air Show
Chalet: 17-23 June 2019
Reception: 17 June 2019
Palais, Brongniart
Paris, France

Rolls-Royce North America
Member Updates
ISTAT is pleased to announce these new and returning members. Learn more about each member and connect with them by accessing the ISTAT Member Directory.

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Congratulations to these ISTAT members on their new positions.

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IBA Group, Ltd.
Advising lessors, operators, OEMs, financiers & investors Delivering a comprehensive mix of intelligence gathering, analysis, proprietary data, technical expertise & decades of aviation experience Enhancing decision making across the aviation spectrum

Foundation Happenings
Congratulations to the 2018 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients!
This year, the ISTAT Foundation awarded $115,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations worldwide that promote the advancement of commercial aviation. Click here to view the 2018 recipients.
ISTAT U 2.0 – Applications Open
The application for the 2018 ISTAT U 2.0 program (online version) is available to qualified, current students at universities around the world. ISTAT U is a specially designed one-year (six credit hour or global equivalent) aviation finance and leasing program. Admission requirements and application instructions are available at The deadline for students to apply for enrollment is Friday, 31 August 2018.
ISTAT Humanitarian Grants Program – Applications Open
The Foundation provides humanitarian grants to charities globally that are designed to help save lives, promote human welfare and alleviate suffering by way of air transportation. Learn more about the humanitarian program and the application requirements at deadline for charities to apply is Friday, 31 August 2018.
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Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Alliance
ISTAT Appraisers' Program
ISTAT EMEA – Appraiser Off-site Continuing Education
The EFW Airbus Freighter Conversion Tour will be held on Sunday, 23 September and will count towards the ISTAT Appraisers’ Program (IAP) continuing education requirement. The event kicks off at 8:30 at the Prague Hilton and returns at 14:45. Transportation and meals will be provided. Please contact Helen Frech at by 7 September to RSVP.
IAP in Summer Jetrader
If you have not had the opportunity to peruse the summer issue of Jetrader, don't miss the opportunity to learn about recent changes to the IAP and plans for the future in the "Update to the ISTAT Appraisers’ Program" article found here. Also, ISTAT Senior Appraiser, Fellow, Fred Klein opines on A330-200 values, while ISTAT Senior Appraiser Gueric DeChavanne shares his thoughts on 777-300ER values.
ISTAT EMEA – ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction
As part of ISTAT EMEA, the ISTAT Appraisers' Program will again offer the pre-conference ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction program (formerly Appraising 101) for those interested in the practice of appraising or who would just like to know more about appraisals and what they mean. Plan to attend this event Sunday, 23 September from 15:30 – 17:00 in Rokoska – Mezzanine Level at the Hilton Prague.

This complimentary session features an inside look at the ISTAT Appraisers' Program, aircraft appraisal fundamentals and steps to becoming an appraiser.

Contact Samantha Kirby to register.


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Jetrader Magazine
Q&A: Fred Cromer - President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
Jetrader recently spoke with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer on a variety of topics, including Bombardier's much-publicized partnership with Airbus, as well as the manufacturer's plans for the widebody and narrowbody markets, market challenges, the future of the CSeries and much more.

Click here to read the interview, and be sure to explore the rest of this issue, as well.

Reach ISTAT members with Jetrader!
Advertising space is now available in the winter 2018 issue of Jetrader magazine. This issue will feature a full recap of ISTAT EMEA in Prague, as well as the latest installment in the Aviation Insights interview series, appraisals, ISTAT Foundation activity and aviation history, in addition to a host of timely and useful content created specifically for ISTAT's diverse membership.

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, ISTAT UPdate and Membership Connections media director, at +1 352-333-3443 or

ISTAT media allows you to enjoy direct and targeted access to more than 5,000 C-suite executives, vice presidents, chairmen, partners, principals, presidents, marketing/sales directors and managers within the global aviation community.
Have a Story to Share?
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 2018. 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
Air Freight Passes Cyclical Re-stocking Peak; Protectionism Threatens
Although global air freight traffic grew a reported 2.7% in June 2018 vs. June 2017, this percentage is much lower than growth totals for the first six months of the year. Additionally, one factor that may cause further slowdown is the prospect of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Air Transport Growth Rising Despite Challenges
According to a recent report from the Airports Council International (ACI) World, May 2018 recorded 5.6 percent growth in global passenger traffic when compared against May 2017. However, this percentage remains one percentage point lower than year-to-date growth.

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Applying Aviation Safety Practices to Cybersecurity
With an estimated 5.1 billion travelers flying safely on 41.8 million flights last year, aviation remains one of the safest forms of travel. And while safety standards remain high, the industry is working to address the growing and evolving need for robust cybersecurity protections.

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