Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2020 will be going virtual
CJI Asia is a free to attend event for qualifying senior representatives.
Although we cannot meet face-to-face in 2020, Corporate Jet Investor Asia is still designed to bring together a cross-section of leading financiers, lawyers, operators, brokers, insurers, manufacturers, appraisers and many others in the business aviation industry, involved in growing and supporting Asia’s fleet.
Providing you with a unique opportunity to understand the region and meet like-minded professionals in the sector there will still be the opportunities to network with colleagues, pose questions to speakers and take part in interactive polling throughout the event.
Just as with our live events there will be engaging and entertaining panels, interviews and presentations, selected to stimulate debate and discussion, you’ll leave the conference ready to return to your organisation with the latest insights and new ways to develop your business.
This event continues to attract senior level executives to discuss the opportunities and threats, develop the latest strategies and explore new sources of revenue within the market.
The carefully selected roster of speakers and panellists will deliver relevant topics that are tailored towards you and others like you – including financiers, lawyers, brokers, operators, manufacturers, appraisers and arrangers.
We are living in these unprecedented times and while we may not be able to meet face-to-face, CJI Asia 2020 will still bring together the industry for quality information-sharing and networking.
To register your interest to attend please click the button below, email Rianne West or call +44 1737 245 151.
Operating and managing in Asia Pacific
Closing deals in the age of Covid-19
The View from AsBAA
Country focus: Is India about to take off?
Country focus: The rise of Thailand
Climate change: Does aviation make an impact?
Aviation medicine in the age of Covid
Global high speed connectivity in a post-Covid world
Why there’s value in having that capability today
Looking past 2020 – the future for Asian business aviation
Business Aviation and the Democratization of Data
Bizliners versus traditional business jets –
Range, Cost, Ease
Tackling the myths surround large cabin aircraft
How financiers view the world after Covid-19
Are financiers still looking for new deals?
What metrics are financiers focusing on?
Born in the USA – Moving within the US
The great Chinese bounceback
The state of the region
Landscaping the Indian business aviation market
Impact of covid-19 on Asian aviation in the region –
Equal opportunities in Asian Aviation
Making business aviation more efficient
New technologies for the new normal
Our team is in the market all year round researching and speaking to the people shaping the market. We also welcome your ideas for topics and speakers. So please get in touch via email or calling +44 1737 844 383. Please note we update the agenda regularly and times and speakers can change.
Head of Cabin Connectivity, Product Management
Stephane Aliaga leads the product management group for business aviation cabin and cockpit connectivity solutions. He joined Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) in 2009 and held several positions in the defense and business aviation markets before he joined the Information Management Services division in 2017. He holds a Master of Business and Management from the Business School of Tours – Poitiers (ESCEM) in France and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Huddersfield in the UK.
Assistant Director of Career Services
With over 10 years in the education industry, Simon handles all aspects of program management, career services and Alumni relations. As the Career Service Director, Simon oversees the whole development of the department from corporate relations to career workshops. Simon joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia in 2015 and since then he had developed a keen interest in the Business and General Aviation. Simon has been working with the local BA/GA companies and around the region to create more awareness among the students
Jeff commenced his post as COO in February 2020, based in AsBAA’s Hong Kong office. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the association as well as liaising with the association’s Board of Governors and will report to its Board of Directors.
Jeff started his business aviation career with Asia Jet’s aircraft charter team and soon after became involved with aircraft management sales. He held a leadership role at Asia Jet after its acquisition by Hongkong Jet in late 2016, and his latest role prior to joining AsBAA was Senior Sales Manager for Hongkong Jet and Asia Jet, where he was responsible for aircraft management and aircraft charter sales.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Politics and History from the University of Toronto and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from City University of Hong Kong, Jeff was a solicitor in a Hong Kong law firm before his switch into business aviation. He remains a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and currently holds a valid practicing certificate as well as a New Zealand Private Pilot’s License.
Principal Advisor & Founding Member
Brandon has always been passionate about Aviation from a very young age as he grew up in a
family of Aviators. His involvement and experience in working with NGOs and Women
Empowerment initiatives has spanned across many years.
As an influential entrepreneur, his network in businesses, governments, councils and politics
have benefited in the causes he’s been championing for over a decade and a half.
His group of companies are not only involved in aviation but also industries such as sports,
technology, media, branding, advertising, events, music, concerts, broadcasting and many
more. His forte in these industries are essential in promoting the goals and objectives of The
WiAA Project as well as bringing it to greater heights.
Brandon is currently advising the team on matters such as public relations, legal, creative
content writing & production, broadcasting techniques, business management & approach,
operational directions, leadership development and women empowerment skills etc.
Partner & Head of Aviation, Asia Pacific
Peter has 27 years experience working for the aviation industry, including working for a Hong Kong airline in the early 1990s and working for legal practices in Singapore and Hong Kong over the last 22 years. He handles a broad range of matters including regulatory, commercial, employment, insolvency and enforcement matters, contingency planning, incident/accident response, health and safety prosecutions, multi-jurisdictional catastrophe and attritional loss handling.
Peter qualified in England and Wales in 1996 and Hong Kong in 2003
Gary brings more than 35 years of progressive aviation experience to Metrojet having previously worked for Bristol Aerospace, Bombardier, MD Helicopters and Jet Aviation.
In September 2017, Gary was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet Limited. The company’s principle lines of business include Aircraft Management and Maintenance with operations based in Hong Kong, China, The Philippines and Singapore, servicing the Asia region.
His work experience covers business development and strategy, customer support, finance, commercial, completions/refurbishment, manufacturing, program management, FBO, MRO, and aircraft management and charter within the commercial, military and general aviation sectors.
Gary has significant international experience having held numerous senior management positions based in locations throughout Canada, the UK, USA and Singapore prior to his arrival in Hong Kong.
Thomas Dunstan completed his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Flight Operations. During this time he attained his FAA and Canadian Commercial Pilot Licenses with multi-engine instrument and instructor ratings.
Over the span of 10 years, Thomas held various positions at Bermuda’s International Airport, gaining valuable experience in all sectors of Airport Operations.
With safety at the forefront of his agenda, Thomas became Manager of Air Operations where he contributed to the airport’s certification process and became instrumental in the development of Quality Assurance and Safety Management Systems.
In 2007, Thomas joined the then Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation; which has since formed to an authority (Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority). Over the last 13 years as Director General Thomas has led the organisation through a large expansion of the Aircraft Registry, particularly with aircraft operating through 83 bis agreements, and implemented an organisation-wide Safety Oversight Management System focusing on risk and performance-based regulatory oversight.
Thomas has also served on the Board of Directors for Air Safety Support International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK CAA) as a Non-Executive Member from 2009-2013.
Senior Manager, Sales Aviation
Giuseppe Ferraioli, as Senior Manager at SES, is responsible for global inflight connectivity sales to Aeronautical Service Providers. Since he joined SES in 2014, Giuseppe held several business roles across multiple countries, including Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Brazil and US. He now focuses on the commercialization of SES products and services into the commercial and business aviation markets.
Prior to his current role, Giuseppe worked at the Guiana Space Centre for the French Space Agency (CNES), analyzing the risks of critical launcher assembly operations and he was present at the first launch of O3b, the revolutionary MEO constellation now part of SES. Giuseppe obtained a Master of Science in Aeronautical and Space Systems at ISAE-SupAero (Toulouse) and continued his education at Harvard Law School where he successfully completed two Programs on Negotiation.
Born and raised in Italy, Giuseppe speaks fluently Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Hamish Harding is the Chairman of Action Aviation, an international aircraft brokerage company with a long history in the Middle East and Asia.
Action Aviation sold over US$ 200 million of pre-owned business jets in 2015, and Action Aviation has, in recent months, sold a number of business jets to Asian buyers, including a Boeing Business Jet and a Gulfstream G650ER.
Hamish is enthusiastic about the potential in the Asian market for preowned business jets, both for sales and acquisitions, and sees business aviation partnerships as the way forward to better cover the geographically largest continent.
Hamish originally gained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. From there he joined UK IT consultancy company Logica and was involved in information technology for the banking sector throughout the 1990s, operating as Regional Managing Director for Logica in the Middle East and later India.
Hamish has been a pilot for over 30 years and holds an Airline Transport Pilot with a number of jet type ratings, and is the holder of several FAI speed records in business jets.
He was a commissioned officer in the British Territorial Army for 8 years, and enjoys scuba diving, skydiving, snow skiing, golf and spending time with his young family in Dubai.
President & CEO
Brad Harris is founder and CEO of Dallas Jet International. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Harris entered the aviation industry in 1989 as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 corporation. In 1993, he started a successful aircraft leasing and renting company that expanded to a successful aircraft management company in 1994. In 1993, Brad began his aircraft sales career and, in a very rapid fashion, became one of the most highly respected aircraft brokers in the World.
In 1994, Brad started an aircraft sales, consulting and brokerage company that is known today as Dallas Jet International. Brad is a current airline transport pilot who is type-rated in ten (10) different jet aircraft including the Gulfstream 550, 450, 350, GV, GIV, GIII, GII, Hawker, Falcon, Citation, Beechjet, Lockheed Jetstar II, Diamond Jet and King Air 300/350. In the many different aircraft markets, Brad parlays extensive hands-on knowledge and experience into clear results for his clientele.
In addition to Brad maintaining a career focus on aircraft sales, he also has extensive experience in aviation consulting and management. Included on his client list are several clients for whom Brad and his firm have set up flight departments, consisting of aircraft crewing, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance and aircraft operating budgets. What most people do not know about Brad is that he possesses significant entrepreneurial experience in real estate and commercial insurance. This business experience, combined with his unparalleled experience in all facets of corporate aviation, has been the foundation of success for Dallas Jet International and its clients.
Brad currently sits on the Presidents Advisory Board at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Board of Directors at National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA), the Customer Advisory Board at CAE Simuflite and is the Chairman Emeritus of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), currently known as the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Omar Hosari is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate of business aviation globally. As co-founder and CEO of UAS International Trip Support, he focused his knowledge into its development and expansion to make it one of the leading aviation solutions providers globally. His ability to recognize and respond to emerging industry trends, identify business synergies, and curate a strong in-house team, has helped drive successful commercial growth. As a strategic architect Mr. Hosari is now spearheading UAS business expansion across the rapidly growing aviation sector in the wider Asia Pacific.
Mr. Hosari sits on the board of governors for AsBAA, the Asian Business Aviation Association. In addition, he represents AsBAA on the prestigious Board of the International Business Aviation Council, IBAC. He is committed to both associations’ missions to advocate the benefits of business aviation at regional and international levels to business, regulatory, and government stakeholders.
The recipient of many leadership awards and listed in the Best 100 Arab CEOs globally at the Arabian Business Awards 2018, Mr Hosari aims to inspire his colleagues by supporting their personal and career development.
Mr. Hosari is a BSc graduate of Economic Science and Management, a Master of Science, Aviation and holds an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.
He travels extensively and reflecting his approach to business, will often take the road less travelled, not the easiest path but certainly the most rewarding. In the Spring of 2018, he took on the physical and emotional challenge of trekking to Everest base camp, an altitude of 5,354 metres. In 2019, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of aviation sustainability.
Founder & Consultant
Ms. Sarah Kalmeta is a strategic leader, coach and educator in the business aviation industry. She has over twelve years of experience working with vendors, service providers and aviation authorities in Asia Pacific and around the globe. Sarah is a passionate advocate for ensuring the future of business aviation and developing future leaders within the industry.
As a member of the Board of Governors at AsBAA, she is heavily involved in the Hong Kong committee and is the Head of AsBAA Discovery, the association’s student and careers chapter aimed at bridging the gap between next generation of talent and industry.
An active public speaker, Sarah enjoys moderating and speaking on panels at various business aviation and leadership events and conferences around the world focusing on her expertise in operations and ground handling and leadership best practices.
Sarah, a former leader with Universal Weather & Aviation’s APAC offices, now leads her consultancy, Pivot Point. Having lived in four countries, Sarah has a passion for bridging cultures at work, school, and life. Pivot Point works with individuals, schools, students, and corporate entities to develop people to their full potential.
Lead sales – Asia Pacific
As an experienced Sales and Marketing professional with 20 years of proven track record in Aviation and Logistic industries in the Asia Pacific region, Saira manages and operates Make Tech Fly’s Asia Pacific sales. She joined the team in August 2020 and brings with her experience from various roles covering sales, account management and marketing, within airline jets, airports and marketing teams.
When Saira isn’t not working she is passionate about art, dance and daily yoga as well as other outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.
Richard Koe is joint Managing Director of WINGX, taking the lead on strategy, business development and sales initiatives. Together with Christoph Kohler, Richard has grown WINGX to be the leading provider of market intelligence to the global business aviation industry. As well as managing WINGX, Richard is a regular speaker, panellist and moderator at industry conferences worldwide, writes on a wide range of business aviation issues, and works closely with regional regulators and industry associations.
Richard has spent a decade in the business aviation sector, initially as a board member of PrivatAir, subsequently managing the groups private jet charter and management division. Richard has also advised several airline and business aviation ventures prior to starting WINGX. Before working in aviation, Richard spent 10 years in the international telecom and technology sectors, holding senior business strategy and sales positions with a range of blue-chip multinational, start-up and management consulting companies, living and working in the UK, Spain, France, United States and Africa.
Richard has a first class undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a masters cum laude in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins graduate School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington DC. He now spends his time working between WINGX offices in Hamburg and Geneva.
Mr. Lowe has over 35 years of Engineering, Marketing and Sales experience in commercial and business aviation. His most recent position is as Managing Director for Asian Sky Group & Asian Sky Media in Hong Kong. Asian Sky Group is the largest business aviation consulting group in the Asia-Pacific region with 30 employees & 6 offices. It focuses on both fixed and rotary aircraft and related aviation services. Asian Sky Media annually publishes 10 industry reports & magazines and offers a number of different marketing platforms for clients wishing to increase their brand awareness in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Sky Group & Media are both backed by SEACOR Capital (Asia) Limited and Avion Pacific Limited and both are designed to capitalize on their shareholder companies considerable investments and business development initiatives already in the Asia Pacific region.
Having resided in Hong Kong since 1997, Lowe specializes in the Greater China business aviation market. He first came to Hong Kong as a Director of Sales for Asia-Pacific for the Bombardier Aerospace Business Aircraft Division. He was then appointed Regional Vice President of Sales for Asia by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in May 2000 where he was a top sales executive. In 2007 Lowe joined the recently formed BAA Jet Management Limited and was responsible for establishing and expanding its managed aircraft business plus aircraft sales, marketing and project development.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Lowe worked in commercial aviation for the de Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada, Boeing Canada, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the Canadair Regional Jet Division and Bombardier’s Regional Aircraft Division. Lowe began his career as a Ground Test Engineer and then moved into marketing and sales internationally in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Lowe earned a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1983. He is a Canadian native, married with 2 children.
President & CEO
Adel Mardini launched Jetex in Dubai in 2005 with a mission to refine every aspect of private aviation. He expanded both the scope and the quality of what a private aviation company provides, creating a harmony of services for both passengers and crew from the moment a trip is planned, through the terminal and flight experience, to the destination.
Mr. Mardini drives the company’s innovations and strong global growth through his deep understanding of both the industry and of Jetex’s ever-expanding clientele.
Today, Jetex serves elite business and leisure travelers through its extensive global network of private jet terminals and lounges, as well as ground handling facilities in more than 25 countries and fuel capabilities on every continent and the company employs more than 500 people. The company offers a complete ecosystem of international trip planning, ground support and concierge services, all delivered with the highest degree of quality, flexibility, and privacy.
A board member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), Mr. Mardini played a key role in its development. This pioneering body was instrumental in starting a dialogue between airport operators and the region’s governing authorities. MEBAA has helped shape local regulations to meet with international standards, as well as create extensive business opportunities in emerging markets.
Mr. Mardini is also an active member of the World Economic Forum and the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global leadership community of chief executives committed to a shared mission of becoming better leaders through lifelong learning and idea exchange.
A strong believer in corporate responsibility and giving back to the community, he is involved in numerous charitable activities and developed the first partnership with a general aviation company to champion and support electric aircraft for short-haul flights.
Entrepreneur since his young age, Christopher started his first business at 14. His career between Europe and Russia has given him a thorough expertise of the business aviation market, covering operational, brokerage and acquisition knowledge.
Christopher is a contributing writer to the Swiss economic magazine BILAN as an aviation expert.
Chief Executive Officer
Profile coming soon
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Steve is an educated engineer, master blackbelt, working sales professional with a strong background in private, business, and commercial aviation. Having more than 30 years of experience at GE in engineering, customer/product support and sales, Steve’s primary focus is business aviation engine and OnPoint sales and service on GE CF34, Passport and CFM engines powering Boeing Business Jets, Airbus Corporate Jets, Bombardier and Embraer Business Jets within his regions around the world.
As a pilot, Steve comes from a family of pilots and has enjoyed the pleasure and challenges of aircraft ownership as well.
Combining his 30+ years of professional experience with his passion for Aviation, Steve brings a firsthand understanding of business aircraft management and ownership to his customers.
Aircraft Sales India
Based in New Delhi, Atiesh Mishra joined Boutsen Aviation in 2018 with the dedicated position of developing the company’s presence in the Southeast Asian region, including India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Atiesh holds a Commercial Private License, which further allows him to provide his clients with the most proficient industry knowledge.
Head of Business Development
Mid 2006, Jean-Noel joined Airbus team in Dubai as Sales Contract Director, looking after airlines in Middle East. Mid 2008, he became ACJ North Asia Sales Director. In Sep 2010, he moved to Hong Kong and in June 2015, his regional responsibilities were extend to whole Asia.
Jean-Noel also served as Chairman of the not-for-profit Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) from 2011 to 2013. Under his leadership, AsBAA notably doubled its members, launched the 1st ABACE in Shanghai and created the Hong-Kong, Mainland China and South East Asia chapters.
Mid 2016, Jean-Noel moved to HQs (Toulouse – France) to his current position. His main mission is to develop initiatives supporting commercial activities with clients and industry influencers.
Jean-Noel graduated from Toulouse Business School. He started his carrier with Airbus in 1995 in the Customer Support division. In between his Airbus experiences, JeanNoel worked for Schneider Electric for 10+ years successively as Financial Controller in Middle East; Country CFO in South Korea; Project Manager at corporate level and West Africa General Manager based in Senegal.
Jean-Noel, 45 yo, is happily married for 18 years and father of 2 children. He has been involved in various sports and more specifically in Rugby.
Regional Director – China
Carlos trained as a commercial pilot in 2002 before taking up different management positions in Sales, Aircraft Management and Ground Operations with leading VIP Business Operators in Switzerland, Bahrain and Malta. Carlos joined UAS in 2015 as Senior Operations Manager for the UAS Middle East Headquarters in Dubai. Today, he is based in Beijing where he leads the UAS China team as they support UAS clients in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, and the greater Asia Pacific.
Raja Sharmaine Raja Saifulizan is a senior business analyst at Digi Telecommunications, a
telecommunications company in Malaysia. She has extensive digital delivery experience in IT
and consulting for the oil and gas industry.
Her passion for aviation stemmed at a very young age. It started with a fear of flying which led
her to question the physics of it, and through curiosity on how airplanes make the safest mode
of transportation, she went on to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from City
Although taking a different path career-wise, her interest and passion for aeronautics and
aviation is still intact. Outside of her day to day work, she is the PR and Communications
Director at The WiAA Project, an online media publicity platform with the goal of encouraging
and inspiring women to be a part of the aviation and related industry.
Women have played an
essential role in the growth and development of the industry, and for Raja Sharmaine, spreading
such awareness on this is something she strives and endeavours for.
Michael Skou Christensen has over ten years of experience with satellite communications within the private aviation industry. In 2013, Michael lead the opening of SD’s Australasia office, where he acted as Managing Director until 2016. He is now the Vice President for SD International, where he is responsible for establishing and growing the sales, support, marketing and training presence across the international
business. His various roles throughout his time in aviation have seen him involved with many different parts of the value chain, from OEMs and completion centers to end-customers.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and a master’s degree in International Management.
Jane has over 30 years’ professional experience working in business development positions in the media, communications, aviation, and luxury travel sectors. She has founded, run and sold two successful companies – an academic dot.com, and a luxury travel business – and with a first-class MBA under her belt and a specialisation in crisis comms, launched her third business Arena Group in January 2017.
With firm foundations in the sales, business development, marketing and communications arena – and a firm focus on business aviation inspired by a decade consulting to Emerald Media – she supports the development of communication strategies for internal and external marketplaces for leading international corporations and SMEs’ across the globe.
She has lived and worked in London, New York, Mallorca, Japan and currently Montreal which brings an international perspective to any corporate situation. Driven by a desire to explore, and discover Jane is always seeking out new potential in the companies, partners and colleagues she works with.
Co-founder & CEO
Profile coming soon
Director & Head of
Global Aircraft Finance & Aircraft Advisory Services
Mr. von Weise is currently a Director and Global Head of the Aircraft Finance Group at Citi Private Bank. The group provides private aircraft financing solutions to individual ultra high net worth clients and their companies throughout the world. Mr. von Weise’s responsibilities and roles while at Citi have included loan origination, product program management, reporting and workouts. The group focuses on transactions typically in the range of $10 to $50 million.
Mr. von Weise has over fourteen years of business aviation experience most recently serving as Vice President of Business Aviation Finance for Merrill Lynch Capital. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked for GMAC Commercial Finance in the same capacity. His expertise covers a wide range of corporate and personal aircraft both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining GMAC, Mr. von Weise was Vice President of Capital Transactions at Lend Lease Real Estate investments, where he was responsible for the recapitalization and workout of large multi-family properties throughout the U.S.
Mr. von Weise is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Aircraft Finance Association and was appointed by the Boards of Selectmen from the Massachusetts towns of Concord, Lincoln, Bedford and Lexington as a commission member of the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission. He is also a past board member of the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association and a local volunteer representative for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He is also an instrument rated pilot, aircraft owner, and a pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mr. von Weise has also appeared on the Discovery Channel as an aviation expert in the Celebrity Crash Files, J.F.K., Jr, documentary series. He is also currently a member of the Board of Advisors for Brown Aviation Lease.
Mr. von Weise holds an undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Environmental Studies and History from the University of Vermont.
Senior Vice President
Don Walsh is currently Senior Vice President of Originations for Stonebriar Commercial Finance, Business Aviation, the company�s global business aviation financing platform.
Don joined Stonebriar from Guggenheim Partners, where he was most recently a Managing Director and oversaw new transaction origination activity for Guggenheim’s Business Aircraft Investments group. He brings over 25 years of experience in the business aviation finance industry, previously originating transactions at US Bank Equipment Finance, Key Equipment Finance and Boeing Capital Corporation. He joined Boeing Capital following the merger between The Boeing Company and McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He previously worked at McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation as an Asset Manager, responsible for the company’s portfolio of business aircraft operating leases. Prior to joining McDonnell Douglas Finance, he worked at Equitable Life Leasing Corporation as a lease manager. Don received a BS from University of the Pacific and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Head of commercial
As Head of Commercial, David oversees all commercial activity for both the air and ground divisions for Gama Aviation Asia, a fully owned subsidiary of Gama Aviation Plc. This includes the strategic development of the Asia Pacific region, one of Gama Aviation’s four global regions.
After starting his career with the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in the UK, David has now built up more than 15 years of aviation experience, nine of which from business aviation in Asia, ensuring he is one of the many passionate aviation advocates in our industry. He has experience and expertise in a wide range of aviation subsectors, including safety, operations, finance, strategy and management.
David holds a BSc (Hons) in Air Transport Management from Loughborough University in the UK, and completed a Masters in Finance in 2015 whilst working in Hong Kong, where he currently resides.
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Technical Services
Mark Winzar brings many years of aviation experience to his role as Vice President, Technical Services. He began his aviation career as a helicopter engineer in the UK. He spent eight years specializing in military helicopters with the UK Ministry of Defense. From there, he moved into commercial business before joining the BBA central sales team at H+S Aviation. During this time, he was responsible for generating business on all engine types covered within the BBA group.
After four years, Mr. Winzar was promoted to Commercial Manager and was part of the team that set up the new PWC JT15D program at H+S, the company’s first fan engine type. He was also responsible for the combined commercial operations of both the Field Service and JT15D programs.
Mr. Winzar joined JSSI in 2009 as a Technical Services Representative and was promoted to Technical Services Manager two years later. Mr. Winzar was integral in setting up the JSSI office in Hong Kong and expanding our business in Asia. In 2013, Mr. Winzar was promoted and was responsible for new business development and Technical Services as Director of the EMEAA region. Today, he is responsible for leadership of the JSSI Worldwide Technical Services Team.
Operations Manager and Designated Airworthiness Inspector
Jason Zhang graduated from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance. After graduating, his first role was as a mechanic for China Eastern Airways in the PVG Scheduled Maintenance Department. Jason worked his way up and moved to Eastern Jet’s Maintenance and Engineering Department where he was Manager of the Engineer Section.
Jason spent five years with Eastern Jet before moving to Meridian Jet & Sparkle Roll Jet, where he was a Vice President. Jason was in charge of general operations, CAMO and MRO management and operation and maintenance cost planning and control. Other responsibilities included FAA-Part91 certification, fleet delivery, scheduled maintenance and continuous airworthiness management.
In 2018, Jason joined Bureau Veritas and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority as an Operations Manager and Designated Airworthiness Inspector for the Asia-Pacific Region. His role includes inspection for initial and ongoing aircraft certification for the Bermuda Aircraft Registry and providing regulatory oversight of organisations and aircraft in the region.
Jason has the following licenses:
· CCAR-66 ME-TA
· FAA A&P
· Global Express/5000/Express XRS (BR710) MEII
· Global 6000/ (BR710) MEII
· Gulfstream G200(PW306A)MEII+AVII+ENG RUN
· A319/A320/A321（CFM56） MEII
· A340-300（CFM56）& -600 (TRENT500) MEII
· A330-200/300(TRENT700) MEII
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|SCF Aviation Capital, part of Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF), is an aircraft leasing and financing platform that provides customized capital solutions to owners, operators, dealers and manufacturers of business and commercial aircraft worldwide. SCF is a privately held commercial finance company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX. With financial backing from Security Benefit Corporation, SCF actively originates and manages a multi-billion-dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. SCF specializes in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries (aviation, rail, realty, marine, transportation, manufacturing, energy, etc.) across the entire credit spectrum with assets located throughout the world.|
|The first and largest offshore aircraft registry. Bermuda's Aircraft Registry is extensive and ranks 10th in size when compared to the 192 signatory States to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The current Registry includes a mix of both private aircraft and commercial aircraft operated on a Bermuda AOC or under Article 83 bis Agreements of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Bermuda's Registry has earned a solid reputation internationally for being safe and well-regulated. Its significant growth is a reflection of Bermuda's status as the jurisdiction of choice for aircraft registration, with excellent credibility, high regulatory standards and professional staff.|
|Boeing Business Jets brings the best of commercial aviation into the realm of private air travel, offering customers a wide range of Boeing products that can be uniquely customized for the private, business or governmental sectors. The robust characteristics of these airplanes also provide an excellent value proposition when outfitted for the private market; offering larger, more personalized space, unmatched reliability and worldwide support. Our customers put a high premium on quality, convenience and mobility. Most often, they want access to the same amenities in the air as they have on the ground including an office, bedroom, shower, dining facilities, entertainment areas and more. And Boeing Business Jets can deliver it all.|
|Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced, intelligent solutions that help to redefine the aerospace and defense industry.|
We dedicate our capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solving customers’ toughest challenges and meeting the demands of the global market.
Through our ARINCDirect suite of solutions, Collins Aerospace offers business aviation best in class flight planning, flight deck communications, high speed cabin communications, and Flight Operations Systems (FOS®).
We are committed to "Simplifying the business of flight."
• Enhanced customer experience - easy, consistent, reliable and global
• One point of contact for all customer support
• One invoice for all services
|Founded in 1989, JSSI is the only hourly cost maintenance provider covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including jets, turbo-props and turbine-powered helicopters. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors.|
|ACJ creates the world’s most rewarding flying experiences with customers by providing them with unique expertise, the finest service, best technology and highest standards of care in corporate aviation.|
All Airbus corporate jets come from the most modern aircraft family on the market. Derived from Airbus’ successful market-leading jetliners, ACJ customers will invariably be close to Airbus’ global support network and, wherever in the world they choose to fly their aircraft, they will be supported around the world, around the clock.
The ACJ family gives customers the greatest choice of wide and spacious cabins, presenting inspiring and infinite possibilities in creating unique spaces that offer the best comfort and functions. Those customers who want even greater space to carry even more passengers can opt for one of ACJ’s family of VIP widebodies that also deliver “non-stop to the world” range.
|Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors including aviation and insurance. It has over 2,000 legal professionals operating from over 50 offices in every region, including Asia Pacific, Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, UK, Africa and the Middle-East. |
Clyde & Co has over 100 specialist Aviation lawyers on every continent except Antarctica. In business aviation the team advises aircraft owners, operators, managers, lessors and financiers, CAMO providers, fixed based operators, cabin designers and fitters, ground handlers and their respective insurers and reinsurers on a range of matters including acquisitions and sales, financings, licensing, employment, contingency planning, emergency response, prosecutions, claims and subrogated recoveries, as well as uninsured disputes, injunctions, asset detentions and recoveries.
Who's Who Legal consistently recognise Clyde & Co as the world's leading firm in the field of Aviation Law.
|Embraer is a global company that boldly and consistently revolutionizes the aviation industry — and has done so since the company’s inception more than 50 years ago — by offering innovative products and solutions that help its customers outperform. The executive jet division delivers the ultimate experience in business aviation through aircraft that feature disruptive performance, comfort and technology. Its portfolio consists of the entry-level Phenom 100EV, the light Phenom 300E, the midsize Praetor 500 and the super-midsize Praetor 600. The fleet exceeds 1,400 aircraft, comprised of clean sheet designs and derivative products, operating in more than 70 countries, which are supported by a top-ranked customer support network. For more information, visit executive.embraer.com|
|GE Aviation is committed to providing leading propulsion systems for business and general aviation (BG&A) customers around the world. We provide jet engines for small and large cabin business aviation aircraft and turboprop engines for BG&A operators. We are passionate about customers and the flexibility, access and productivity their flight operations bring to remote communities, commerce, recreation, agriculture, medical missions, pilot training, and humanitarian aid.|
GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.
|McAfee & Taft. Located just miles from the Federal Aviation Administration Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, the law firm of McAfee & Taft has distinguished itself in the field of aviation law as having one of the largest and most experienced FAA aviation groups in the United States.|
McAfee & Taft’s Aviation Group actively represents national and international clients – from individuals to leaders in industry – on a wide spectrum of aviation matters, including aircraft title and registration, The Cape Town Convention and International Registry matters, escrow closings, aircraft ownership issues, import/export matters, closing and post-recordation opinions, and unmanned aircraft systems. The firm also represents clients in the resolution of disputes involving the perfection of ownership rights, chain of title issues, slander of title claims, and the validity of liens placed on the aircraft.
The firm is also one of only four law firms in the United States to be selected for membership in L2B Aviation, an international association of independent law firms that specializes in providing legal advice to the aviation industry.
|UAS International Trip Support is an award-winning, customized flight support solutions provider, serving customers globally. Offering a one-stop shop for all aviation needs including trip support, executive travel, and air charter needs, UAS is trusted by Heads of State, VVIPs, Fortune Global 500 companies, and business jet operators worldwide. Founded in 2000 with a vision to serve places other suppliers had yet to reach served before, UAS has been at the forefront anticipating demands and exceeding the expectations of its clients ever since. With a ground presence at 31 locations, its global network is constantly expanding to ensure clients receive the best supervision and quality at every destination. UAS channels its expertise and experience to deliver game-changing technology solutions designed specifically for business aviation. Its over-riding mission is to revolutionize the international business flight and user experience. For more information, visit www.uas.aero|
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