The speakers will discuss/analyze developments in aviation in light of the COVID pandemic and the unprecedented economic recession on aviation and aircraft values, and what the owners of aircraft can do to best survive the present circumstances.
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Founded in 2002 as an aviation operating company, the team has extensive experience managing aircraft and engine assets of all ages, through all points of an economic cycle. Having entered the business as an end-of-life part-out firm, we have a distinct advantage in understanding both the metal and metal value of the assets we manage. Our broad footprint as a global lessor, coupled with our ability to provide financing solutions and liquidity to airlines and manufacturers, cements Carlyle Aviation’s position as a strategic partner to the aviation industry. Headquartered in Miami / Dublin & Singapore with over US$5.9bn of assets under management.
We enable customers to fund fleets, build and maintain aircraft, transport passengers and improve traveller experience and our focus is to drive their targeted, profitable and, informed decisions. We do this with the latest technologies, from big data analytics to machine learning capabilities.
KPMG is globally recognised as the centre of excellence for the aircraft leasing industry. Almost every aviation finance industry player of any significance can be found on our client list. We have been identified as one of the 30 most influential companies operating in the global aviation sector. We have advised on aviation transactions in over 150 countries worldwide.
BOC Aviation is a top tier global aircraft operating leasing company with industry leading financial metrics. We believe the scale of our business and our investment grade credit ratings make us an attractive counterparty to both aircraft manufacturers and airline customers, which further reinforces our competitiveness. Our specialised aviation industry knowledge, our relationships with airline customers, aircraft manufacturers and other key aviation industry participants, together with the long-term experience and talent of our senior management team and other key employees have enabled us to deliver strong operational and financial results through multiple industry cycles. In particular, we have delivered more than 25 years of unbroken profitability. Our core business model is focused on purchasing new, fuel-efficient, in-demand aircraft at competitive prices directly from aircraft manufacturers, financing those aircraft purchases efficiently, placing our aircraft on long-term operating leases with a globally diversified customer base and selling our aircraft to maintain a young fleet, to mitigate risks in our aircraft portfolio and to generate gains on sale, as well as reinvesting the sale proceeds in new aircraft investments.
Boeing Capital Corporation is a global provider of financing solutions. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Boeing Capital offers asset-backed lending and leasing, concentrating on assets that are critical to the core operations of Boeing customers. Boeing Capital's primary mission is to support the other Boeing business units by ensuring customers have the financing they need to buy and take delivery of their Boeing products.
Powered by highly rated commercial and business aviation finance lawyers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Pillsbury's Aviation Finance team has earned a reputation over six decades as being among the world's best. Pillsbury's Aviation Finance team serves as a trusted adviser to the most established names in aviation as well as emerging players around the world, including manufacturers, airlines, lessors, financial institutions, corporations, individuals and other investors. Clients and counterparties respect us for our in-depth substantive knowledge, commercial awareness, user-friendly service and ability to power the efficient execution of transactions. Over the last five years alone, we have helped a diverse range of market participants get or keep more than 1,600 commercial and business aircraft flying, reflecting an aggregate asset value of more than $75 billion.
Aviation Capital Group (ACG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation. With approximately 500 owned, managed and committed commercial jet aircraft leased to approximately 90 airlines in approximately 45 countries, ACG is a proven Fleet Strategy Solutions provider to the world's airlines. Our full-service operating lease platform, forged over 30 years of industry leadership, is core to our ability to offer these solutions. Additionally, our global market expertise combined with our strong manufacturer and global financial institution relationships enable us to provide advisory services and customized financial products. Our operating lease platform also drives our Asset Management services, which include managed aircraft portfolios and other products for investors. Our consistent profitability throughout the company's history, combined with our strong airline and manufacturer relationships, make us a unique long-term player in the aircraft leasing business.
Engine Lease Finance (ELF) is the world's leading independent spare engine financing and leasing company, specialising in the provision of flexible short and medium to long-term spare engine lease support packages for the airline industry. Headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, ELF is a group company of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited ("MUL"), whose shares are wholly owned by MUL. MUL is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and is publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. Since its incorporation in April 1971, MUL has responded to increasingly diverse customer needs by expanding into a variety of business domains, as well as its core lease and financing business. This gives ELF the financing power and stability to satisfy the long-term financing needs of airlines and to meet the commercial challenges presented by today’s dynamic world markets. With this access to extensive funding at favourable rates, we can ensure low cost flexible financing for the airline. ELF’s client base includes some of the world's most established airlines, newest start-ups and many of the seasoned LCC’s around the world. The client base also includes several significant MRO providers, airframe lessors and OEMs.
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the aviation and air transport industries. The company’s mission is to provide jetliners that are best-suited to the market's needs, and to support them with the highest quality of service. Airbus’ diverse product line includes everything from passenger jetliners to freighters and private jets. With each of the company’s aircraft family boasting cutting-edge design, superior comfort and unparalleled efficiency, they are setting the standard for the modern aviation industry.
We are a leading global bank, with one of the largest customer bases in Japan, and a global network of financial and business centers. We continue to pride ourselves on our "customer first" principle as a centrepiece in servicing both our individual and corporate customers, with the goal of becoming their most trusted bank.
BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) is a global provider of financial solutions to corporate and institutional clients. With almost 30,000 people in 56 countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia-Pacific and the Americas, we offer solutions tailored to all our clients across capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and financial advisory. A globally-recognised leader across multiple disciplines, our areas of expertise include structured financing, derivatives and risk management, among others. Acting as a bridge between its two client franchises, it aims to connect the financing needs of corporate clients with the investment needs of institutional investors.
Full-service aircraft leasing platform with global footprint CDB Aviation delivers innovative aircraft fleet financing solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of airlines in all key markets of the world, offering them a competitive cost of funding and an unrivalled customer-oriented, full-service approach that is focused on execution and rooted in the culture of competency. CDB Aviation’s fleet consists of 391 owned, managed, and committed aircraft, and its global customer network comprises 74 lessees across 38 jurisdictions. Because we are a customer-centric and relationship-driven organization, we understand an aircraft lease is not simply a single transaction of an airplane lease, rather an engagement and understanding, which recognize that airlines’ fleet needs are specific and constantly evolving.
EMP dedicates itself exclusively to aircraft leasing, be it arranging individual transactions or developing portfolio solutions. EMP is a unique, reliable and transparent company with real entrepreneurial spirit. EMP is not only an advisor, but also arranges investments at its own risk, providing essential alignment of investor and manager interests. This is also reflected in the entrepreneurial character of the management involved in the company. The team at EMP stands for an excellent and proven transaction history and has an international network of established partners. The circle of shareholders consists of the management as well as the investment company of a German single family office.
EastMerchant is an arranger, asset manager and advisor, and is seen as a pioneer of the German fund industry and a leading provider of aviation products to German investors. Eastmerchant has successfully been involved in the initiation, structuring and execution of more than 100 transactions with a total asset value of over USD30bn. Our close relationship with manufacturers and operators of tangible assets as well as banks, investors and equity underwriters allows us to source attractive projects and execute them efficiently. As a part of an international leasing group, we have the resources and worldwide access to capital to provide requisite execution certainty.
Established in August 2016, Crianza Aviation emerged in form of a strategic partnership between IMM Investment, Cerritos Holdings and EastMerchant Capital as the first aircraft leasing company in the Korean aviation market. While benefitting from IMM’s and Cerritos’ strong network with Korean institutional investors, Crianza Aviation capitalizes on EastMerchant’s more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, being a market leader as advisor, arranger and asset manager. The value chain of the strategic partners of Crianza Aviation perfectly complements each other, allowing for the creation of a successful integrated lessor.
Natixis’ Aviation team assists more than 80 client groups in around 40 countries. We provide our clientele of airlines and lessors with the best financing solution and are dedicated to offer them a comprehensive and personalized quality of service. We offer a comprehensive and innovative array of solutions across the total spectrum of the global aviation industry. Our comprehensive offering includes structured finance, investment banking (debt and equity capital markets), advisory, corporate and transaction banking, and hedging solutions. We cover all civilian asset types, from wide body and narrow body to regional aircraft and engine manufacturers, representing more than 40 aircraft models and engine types.
Wings Capital Partners LLC (Wings) is a private, full service aircraft leasing platform primarily investing in single-aisle, in-production commercial jet aircraft on lease to airlines around the world. Led by best in class management team with significant aviation leasing experience (30 years average for senior team) and long-standing airline, lessor, banking, investor and legal relationships. Wings is owned by active investors, Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma Company, Corrum Capital and the Wings Management Team. Wings Capital Partners Aviation Ireland Limited is established in Dublin, Ireland.
Clover Aviation Capital is an aircraft financing and leasing company offering world-class aircraft leasing and asset management services to airlines and financial institutions worldwide, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, and its 100%-owned subsidiary Clover Aircraft Leasing in Ireland. Previously known as Ping An Aviation Capital, following the successful restructuring of our shareholding in November 2019, and with long term committed investment and support from our shareholders, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Leasing and Ping An International Financial Leasing, we focus on the expansion of our strong portfolio of owned and managed aircraft assets. Our extensive knowledge of the aviation industry, relationships with airline customers, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft investors, international banks and other key aviation industry participants, together with long-term experience and talent of our senior management team and other key employees have enabled us to consistently deliver strong operational and financial results from our inception.
World Star Aviation was established in 2003 by aircraft industry executive John E. Flynn, formerly president of Triton and executive vice president of GE Capital Aviation Services, and two other former members of Triton's senior management - Sean M. O'Connor and Garreth T. Slevin. The executive team is completed with Marc S. Iarchy and Yoram “Yoyo” Allalouf. The World Star Aviation team comprises of 26 aviation professionals with presence across the world to support our fleet.
The company provides a full, in-house asset and investment management service. This not only covers aircraft analysis and investment structuring but complete lease servicing, aircraft marketing, and technical inspection roles. World Star’s full-suite management capability, therefore, generates time and cost efficiencies and nurtures the generation of market-leading proprietary information right from the source. Consequently, World Star’s relationship network spans across OEMs, airlines, part-out firms, banks, private equity and hedge funds, other lessors, and insurers, which in turn generates substantial deal flow. All of these factors combined have enabled the World Star Aviation portfolio to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors. World Star Aviation currently services 67 aircraft and engines in 26 countries.
Take advantage of DekaBank’s specialised expertise in the area of infrastructure, ship, aircraft and export financing. DekaBank has 30 years of experience in loan structuring and investments in the area of asset-backed special-purpose financing. Client-orientation and service are a priority for us: we offer innovative, flexible loans custom-tailored to your financing needs, and use deal teams to ensure the fast, reliable decision-making and professional on-time implementation of agreements. Our area of expertise includes the complete structuring and arranging of export, transport and infrastructure financing worldwide. We also supply specifically tailored loan products for institutional investors, such as loan funds. We operate internationally, which means we are active in the European market as well as in North America (US, Canada) and selected Asian markets.
Reed Smith's global Aviation team focuses on helping clients achieve their objectives, while mitigating risks. We provide legal services to a broad spectrum of clients ranging from lenders, arrangers, lessors, leasing companies, and export credit agencies, to airlines, and aerospace and satellite businesses. Our team includes highly regarded lawyers who advise industry participants on financing and leasing transactions, corporate matters, restructurings, regulatory shifts, and contentious situations. The team has been described in leading publications and directories as “great to work with” and “very dedicated to…clients.”
Combining the track records and expertise of its principals and building on the experience gained as a team, Arena has developed an integrated asset management product offering a “one-stop shop” for the acquisition, management, remarketing and ultimate disposal of aircraft. Our business model is dedicated to originating, executing and servicing serial investments in accordance with specific investment strategies developed with our investment customers. Arena offers airlines bespoke solutions that go beyond simply offering operating leases, represent highest possible degree of flexibility in return conditions & lease terms, provide technical & logistical support for the efficient phasing in & out of aircraft by airlines. Our mission is to facilitate unbiased, independent full-service aircraft asset investment opportunities and management services for investors. We develop tailor-made investment strategies for our clients. Arena Aviation Capital focuses on the complete investment cycle of acquiring and leasing commercial aviation assets, including deal origination, transaction structuring, debt financing, contract, technical asset and risk management, and administration of commercial aviation assets.
Santos Dumont is an Irish aviation company with a long-established track record providing independent commercial, technical and engine lifecycle management services to the aviation financing community. It was established in 2004 to provide airlines and lessors with outsourced technical and project management solutions. Since then, the market has changed, our customers’ have adapted and Santos Dumont has evolved. We are a full-service operating lease platform providing technical and operational awareness on a global scale, through proprietary analytics, progressive technologies, and an effective aircraft lifecycle and investment management approach.
With over 35 years of success in the market and a financing volume of approx. EUR 5 billion, we are one of the leading commercial aircraft financers in the world. Our conservatively composed portfolio consists of over 450 airplanes with attention paid to the latest generation of marketable objects with the most modern technology. Thanks to many years of experience, our specialist team possesses sophisticated industry knowledge, excellent familiarity with the object and a profound understanding of individual customer needs from various segments of the aviation industry (airlines, manufacturers, leasing providers, maintenance companies and fund companies).
Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in more than 40 countries. 4,800 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.
We have been a trusted partner to the transportation industry for 20 years when it comes to financing durable, mobile capital goods - for international airlines, aircraft leasing companies as well as leasing companies for rail vehicles and rail transport companies. No matter what challenge you face, we will work with you to find the most effective financing solution.
Magi Aviation Capital is an independent aircraft finance specialist and aircraft asset manager. We originate, structure and manage high value aircraft finance and leasing transactions, and offer comprehensive aircraft technical & remarketing service capabilities in a fully-integrated platform. Our team draws upon many decades of experience across the full spectrum of aviation finance, including leasing & lease management, structured finance, airline management and engineering. Magi Aircraft Management provides lease management, technical and remarketing services for investors and lenders in aircraft financing and leasing transactions. Through these services, Magi manages and mitigates risks, protecting residual value.
Aergo Capital Limited was founded in 1999 as an aircraft leasing and trading company. Over the following 20 years, it established itself as a profitable commercial aircraft trading and leasing company specialising in narrow-body mid-life aircraft. Aergo offers a wide range of services to its clients, from financing and origination to remarketing and disposal, including: Aircraft (Operating) Leasing / Aircraft Financing / Sale & Leaseback / Aircraft Trading.
Charles Taylor Aviation Asset Management (CTAAM) offers a complete range of aircraft management and technical support services. Our team offer advice and guidance that draws upon the extensive technical expertise and experience within our organisation. We provide a range of consultancy and technical support services, which can be used on a standalone basis or combined with our other services. We adapt our approach to match our client’s objectives. We manage different types of complex projects on behalf of our clients, which vary from overseeing large aircraft redelivery programs, to managing whole aviation portfolios. We hold both UK and Bermudian Civil Aviation Authority Continuing Airworthiness Management approvals on a wide range of aircraft types. Lease management: We take the responsibility for the management of resources during complex projects. We also specialise in technical asset management, we have a dedicated technical services and planning department who provide ongoing support during and after the completion of a project. We also specialise in continuing airworthiness management with a permanent workforce to offer consistency and reliability in the services we provide.
Ocorian is a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets. No matter where in the world our clients' hold financial interests, or however they are structured or need to be supported, we will provide a tailored and personalised solution that is individual to their needs and fully compliant to the needs of their stakeholders, regulators and the investment itself. Our global network is designed to put us exactly where our clients need us to maximise the potential of their business and/or investments. This international reach, supported by a broad range of specialised services, allows us to meet the individual needs of all types and size of client, on a local, regional and international level. Our approach is personal, professional and flexible. We take the time to understand our clients’ ambitions and collaboratively deliver a high-end customised and scalable solution that suits them, whatever the stage of their company or investment life cycle. Agility is key. Our solutions can be fully integrated across clients’ existing operations, processes and platforms, whilst our robust risk management and governance framework ensures full visibility and compliance across all structures and locations.
We have been a leading provider of aircraft finance on all of the world's key aviation markets for over 40 years. We are on hand to provide our clients – more than 100 scheduled airlines, cargo airlines, charter carriers, aircraft manufacturers and leasing companies – with support as a partner they can count on. Our core business involves arranging and structuring collateralised financings with and without recourse against the financed airlines or leasing companies. We make use of our profound knowledge of aviation markets, individual aircraft types, export credit guarantees and the sector-specific risks to hedge these complex structures.
GECAS is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and enabled their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for commercial passenger or cargo aircraft, engines or helicopters, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and an ability to execute.