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News From ISTAT
With the first day of activities concluded at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16 July, ISTAT members and their guests convened that evening at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, for the ISTAT Reception. Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking, fun and relaxation at this historic property, which has been in consistent operation since the 1920s.

Members attending the airshow have also been taking advantage of the ISTAT Chalet throughout the week, for an air-conditioned break from the hustle and bustle of the show while taking in the spectacular views of the aircraft on display and flying overhead.

The ISTAT Chalet is open through Saturday (21 July), with children of all ages welcome on Friday and Saturday. Closing out the week will be the ever-popular ISTAT Charity Day on Sunday (22 July), when ISTAT welcomes patients from Shooting Star Chase, along with their families and friends, to the Chalet. Please note that the Chalet will be closed to ISTAT members on Sunday.

Be on the lookout for a full recap in the next issue of Jetrader.

ISTAT EMEA returns to Prague in September, and registration is open now. This always-popular event offers countless opportunities to network and create new, lasting business connections. Nearly 2,000 delegates are projected to attend this year's event, which will again feature keynote presentations, panel discussions and much more. The official hotel for the event is expected to reach capacity, so be sure to register and secure lodging quickly.

Click here to register. Please note that you will not be able to secure a hotel room at the ISTAT-discounted rate until your event registration is complete.

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, Peru. Take a peek at program details, inclusive of a pre-event walking tour and surf lessons, and mark your calendar. Registration will open in August.
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.
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ISTAT Calendar

23-25 September 2018
Hilton Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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ISTAT Latin America Forum
14-15 November 2018
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Lima, Peru

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

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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Foundation Happenings
Congratulations to the 2018 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
This year, the ISTAT Foundation awarded nearly $425,000 to 49 aviation-focused students from 18 countries worldwide. The Foundation will award an additional $16,000 to 16 students in China at the end of the year. Click here to view the 2018 recipients to date.
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 Saturday, 1 September 2018.
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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 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 to RSVP.
Appraiser Exams
Appraiser exams are starting a day earlier than in the past to allow exam takers to join the EFW tour. Appraiser exams for Appraiser Candidates will be held the afternoon of Friday, 21 September and all day 22 September.

Appraisers interested in sitting for the Senior Appraiser exam in Prague on the afternoon of Saturday, 22 September should contact Jeff Straebler at as soon as possible.


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Jetrader Magazine
The Summer Issue of Jetrader is Here

The summer issue of Jetrader is available and is arriving in mailboxes now. Filled with timely and educational content, this issue's cover story offers a recap of the ISTAT Americas and ISTAT Asia, in addition to an interview with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer. Also included is the newest installment in the ISTAT Aviation Insights series with a conversation between ISTAT and CDB Aviation President and CEO Peter Chang, a look at the freighter market, an update on the ISTAT Appraisers Program, aircraft appraisals, aviation history and much more.

Thank you to our many contributors, advertisers and supporters. Be sure to check out the new issue here, and be on the lookout for more great content in 2018.

Reach ISTAT members with Jetrader!
Advertising space is now available in the autumn 2018 issue of Jetrader magazine. This issue will feature a full recap of ISTAT's activities at the Farnborough International Airshow. The issue will also examine the evolution of engine leasing, in addition to a host of timely and useful content and will be distributed at ISTAT EMEA in Prague.

Frequency discounts are available. Receive more than 20 percent off our best available contract rates by participating in all of our media options: Jetrader magazine, ISTAT UPdate monthly eNewsletter and our annual directory, Membership Connections.

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
Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May
As reported by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the month of May yielded 6.1% growth in passenger air traffic, when compared the same month in the previous year. This figure represents a slight uptick in growth over April 2017/April 2018's 6.0% growth figure.

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Airbus, Boeing June Orders Surge; Deliveries at Record Levels
According to figures released by the two manufacturers for activity in June, Airbus reported sales of approximately $20.6 billion (U.S.) for 100 commercial aircraft, while Boeing reported sales of approximately $32.6 billion (U.S.) for 232 commercial aircraft.

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Global Aerospace Industry May Be at Record High
Based on findings in a research project conducted by Aerodynamic Advisory and Teal Group, the global aerospace industry was responsible for direct revenues of $838 billion (U.S.) in 2017.

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