Global, July 8

Corporate Jet Investor Global 2020

140+ SPEAKERS

600+ PARTICIPANTS

12 HOURS OF LIVE SESSIONS, NETWORKING, AUDIENCE POLLING AND MORE

30HRS+ OF CONTENT TO WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND

#CJIGLOBAL

Taking place on Wednesday 8th July from 3pm in Hong Kong until 3pm in New York, CJI Global will bring together leaders in business aviation from across the globe for 12 hours of thought leadership, market intelligence, interactive panel discussions, digital networking, audience polling and more.

We are living in unprecedented times and while we may not be able to meet face-to-face, CJI Global aims to bring the global industry together for 12 hours.

AGENDA

Wednesday 8th July

We will continue to add sessions and speakers to the agenda up until the event, please check back here for updates

View the latest agenda with timings here

Welcome to CJI Global 2020

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Louisa Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

Asian fleet report

Jeff Lowe, Managing Director, Asian Sky Group

State of the market : How Asian business aviation is faring

Jeff Chiang, Chief Operating Officer, AsBAA
David Dixon, President, Jetcraft Asia
Sarah Kalmeta, Head of AsBAA Discovery, AsBAA / Pivot Point
Minne Kan, Head of Business Development, HKBAC
Jean-Noel Robert, Head of Business Development, Airbus Corporate Jets
Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

 

Operating in Asia

Gary Dolski, CEO, MetroJet
Jolie Howard, CEO, TAG Aviation
Jenny Lau, President, Sino Jet Management

Spotlight on aircraft finance in EMEA

Marie-Laure Gassier, Senior Credit Advisor Jet & Yacht Finance, BNP Paribas
Robert Gates, Head of Sales, Global Jet Capital
David Minty, Aviation Finance, Investec
Chris Partridge, Director – Head of Private Aviation Finance, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Frank Volz, Director Transaction Manager Corporate Air Finance, UBS

Restoring passenger confidence in the post-COVID environment

James Hardie, Principal Marketing Manager, ARINC Direct, Collins Aerospace

Growing the Asian & Midldle Eastern charter market

Paul James, Director Sales/Aircraft Management, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim
Ian Moore, Chief Commercial Officer, Vista Global
Mike Walsh, Chief  Executive Officer,  Aer Mobi

How FBOs and airports are managing the new normal

Adel Mardini, President and CEO, Jetex

Managing and operating aircraft in the Middle East

Mike Berry, President Aviation Services and Vice President Middle East, ExecuJet
Rob di Castri, President & CEO, Royal Jet
Hamish Harding, Chairman, Action Aviation
Yosef Hafiz, NASJET
Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

The global economy and business aviation

Alireza Ittihadieh, Director, Freestream

Working with regulators – the view from associations

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman, MEBAA
Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
Athar Husain Khan, Secretary General, EBAA
Tim Obitts, Chief Executive Officer, National Air Transportation Association

Why sustainability is still a key issue

Clive Jackson, CEO and Founder, Fly Victor
Robert Baltus, Chief Operations Officer, European Business Aviation Association
Nancy Bsales, Carbon Offset Provider and Strategist, AeroCarbonFund
Andrew Murphy, Manager – Aviation, Transport & Environment
Richard Taylor, Committee on Climate Change

What next for Africa?

Moderator: Jane Stanbury, President, Arena Group
Stefan Buschle, Sales Director Southern Europe, Brazil and Africa, Jet Aviation
Dawit Lemma, Founder & CEO, Krimson Aviation
Nuno Pereira, CEO, BestFly
JP Fourie, Executive Director, National Airways Corporation

Operating in the US

David Best, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations US, Jet Aviation
Andy Priester, President & CEO, Priester Aviation
Henry Thomas, Director Aircraft Management, Clay Lacy Aviation

Keynote: The view from Luxaviation

Patrick Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Luxaviation Group

Flying through the crisis – the role of medevac aircraft

Mike Stones, Editor, Corporate Jet Investor
Elina Karjalainen, Managing Director, Jetflite
Volker Lemke, FAI

Keynote: 5 years on as a public company

Marwan Khalek, Chief Executive Officer, Gama Aviation

20 years to build and five minutes to ruin – reputation management

Phil Anderson, Managing Director, Perception A
Alison Chambers, Emerald Media
Marc Cornelius, Founder, 80:20 Communications
Duncan Daines, Chief Marketing Officer, GAMA Aviation

Managing and motivating your team

Sheryl Barden, President & CEO, Aviation Personnel International
Craig Picken, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Northstar Group
Vinna Tsang, Founder & Director, The V Executive Search

Utilisation – who is flying where?

Richard Koe, Managing Director, WingX

Which way for European Charter

Justin Bowman, Air Charter Service
Bernard Fragner, CEO, GlobeAir AG
Kevin MacNaughton, Managing Director, Air Partner Inc.
Tanya Raynes, Non-Executive Chair, Pula Aviation
Adam Twidell, Chief Executive Officer, PrivateFly

Crystal balls – forecasting the next 10 years

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, The Teal Group
Brian Foley, President, AvStrategies
Richard Koe, Managing Director, WINGX
Jeff Lowe, Managing Director, Asian Sky Group
Rolland Vincent, Creator/Director, JETNET IQ

Growing in the new world

Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman, Vista Global

Leading with innovation

Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets

Aircraft Finance North America

Steve Day, Head of Sales – the Americas, Global Jet Capital
Keith Hayes, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, PNC Aviation Finance
Ford von Weise, Director, Head Global Aircraft Finance & Advisory Services, Citi Private Bank
Don Walsh, Senior Vice President, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Change is the only constant

Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, Vice President, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada

How to find finance when everyone says no

Kirsten Bartok, Managing Partner, AirFinance

The state of the market – JetNetIQ

Rolland Vincent, Creator/Director, JetnetIQ

Q&A: Inside the US Charter and Jet Card Market

Andrew Collins, President and CEO, Sentient Jet

The future of US registrations

Jack Gilchrist, Gilchrist Aviation Law
Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Clay Healey, AIC Title Service

How the business aviation landscape has shifted in 2020

Don Dwyer, Managing Partner, Guardian Jet
Mike Silvestro, CEO, Flexjet

The battle against illegal charter

Dave Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, The Air Charter Association
David Norton, Partner,  Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Ryan Waguespack, Vice-President, National Air Transport Association

GATS gets closer

Scott McCreary, Attorney, McAfee & Taft
Eric Lewin, The Global Closing Room
Dominic Pearson, Partner, Watson Farley Williams
Jeffrey Towers, General Counsel, TVPX

 

Cabin connectivity: Ka, Ku. What it means and does it matter

James Person, Sr. Director, Global Business Development for Business and VVIP Aviation, Viasat

Reborn in the USA – selling aircraft in 2020 and 2021

Chad Anderson, President, Jetcraft
Jay Mesinger, Chief Executive Officer & President, Mesinger Jet Sales
Brian Proctor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mente Group
Kevin White, President, Jet Edge

Valuing aircraft in current markets

Richard Berkemeier, Senior Aircraft Appraiser, Pegasus Aircraft Appraisal Group
George Kleros,
Johnnie White, CEO & Executive Vice President, American Society of Appraisers
Joe Zulueta, Managing Partner, Aeronautical Systems

Can SAF work when oil is so low?

Tom Parsons, Low carbon commercial development manager, AirBP
Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, Avfuel

Business aviation 2030 – how 2020 is shaping the next 10 years

Stephen Friedrich, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer
Shawn Hall, Chief Commercial Officer, Signature Aviation
Nadia Krishko, Senior Director of BGA Sales for the EMEAI, Honeywell
Dean Roberts, Market Analysis Executive, Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce

The FBO journey post-Covid

Tony Lefebvre, Chief Operating Officer, Signature Aviation
Marty Kretchman, SVP, Operations Planning, Signature Aviation
Jennifer Bartenstein, VP, Health, Safety & Environmental, Signature Aviation

The benefits of changing technologies

Dori Henderson, Vice-President, Business Aviation and Digital Solutions, Collins Aerospace

Insurance – is this the new normal

Todd Guelich, Senior Vice President, AssuredPartners Aerospace
Steve Johns, President, LL Johns and Associates
Ed Underwood, President, Avsurance Corporation

Is data the new gold?

Kirill Kim, CEO & Co-founder, MySky
Chris Marich, CSO & Co-founder, MySky

The Latin American Market

Felipe Bonsenso, Partner, CAL Law
David Clark, Managing Director, Integris Aviation Group
Adriana Simoes, Partner, Mattos Filho Law
Rob Scholl, Textron Aviation
Sarah Tschudin, Transaction Manager, Corporate Air Finance, UBS
Francisco Zozaya, SVP Business Development & Strategy, JSSI

New aircraft cabin concepts 2020

Mike Stones, Editor, Corporate Jet Investor
Jeremie Caillet, VP, VIP Completion Programmes, Jet Aviation
Tom Chatfield, CEO, Camber Aviation Management
Jacques Pierrejean, CEO, Pierrejean Vision
Stephen Vella, CEO, Kestrel Aviation Management

Expanding the business aviation workforce

René Banglesdorf, USDOT Women in Aviation Advisory Board
Sierra Grimes, YoPro Founder, NBAA
Shelley Svoren, VP-NextGen, IAWA Board member
Pamela Williams, Human Resources Director, Organisation of Black Aerospace Professionals

The VVIP market

Alex Fecteau, Marketing Director, Boeing Business Jets
Eric Jullien, Deputy Vice-President Commerical, Airbus Corporate Jets
Tobias Laps, EVP Commercial, Comlux Group

Connectivity: The Rise of Distraction

Kai Tang, SVP Business & General Aviation, Inmarsat

Why aircraft cannot escape tax

Nel Stubbs, Vice President, Conklin de Decker

Return to “Normal”? A COVID Regulatory Update

Adam Hartley, Manager, Global Regulatory Services Team, Universal Weather & Aviation

How smaller operators stay competitive in the charter market

Saskia de Jong, Director of Customer Success, Avinode
Sho Kassam, President, Oklahoma Aviation
Søren Jorstad Bugge, Chief Commercial Officer, Blackbird Air

The US charter market 2020-2021

Jonah Adler, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Jet Edge
Bernie Burns, Founder, B2 Aviation
David McCown, President, Air Partner US

25 questions for 25 years about the Registry of Aruba

Alexandria Colindres, Chief Operating Officer, The Registry of Aruba

Getting your message out

Liz Moscrop, CEO, GearUp TV
Laura Casati, Online Marketing Manager, GlobeAir
Alex Nott, Digital Marketing Director, PrivateFly
Taunya Renson-Martin,  Founder and Managing Partner, MachMedia

An investor’s guide to business aviation

Nicholas Sandler, Executive Vice President, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

 

How Jet Edge International has developed in 18 months

Bill Papariella, CEO, Jet Edge

Citadel Completions on VVIP market

Joe Bonita, Citadel Completions

Selling aircraft in 2020

Nicholas Sandler, Executive Vice Presidentm Stonebriar Commercial Finance

How to close aircraft sales post-Covid 19

Hamish Harding, Chairman, Action Aviation

NetJets – how the world’s largest operator is faring

Patrick Gallagher, President, Sales & Marketing, NetJets

SPEAKERS

CJI Global 2020 Speakers – more confirming daily

SPONSORS

EVENT SPONSORS

Action Aviation is a sales and operations company offering a range of services in the business aviation industry, including specialty services in the aeromedical field and airliner wet and dry leases. We provide aircraft and helicopter brokerage services to many owners who wish to sell, as well as buyers in the market for the first time or replacing/upgrading their existing aircraft for something more suitable.
Based in Oklahoma City, OK, AIC is the industry leader in title search, escrow, FAA Aircraft Registry document submission, transaction management, lien clearance and International Registry services for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. A technological infrastructure, including the Aircraft Closing Room® secured by Blockchain, capable of delivering superior reliability, efficiency, and performance combined with the industry’s most experienced, dedicated, and customer service-oriented staff has been the key to AIC’s success.

WE PROVIDE TITLE INSURANCE: As with any large purchase or loan, as an aircraft owner or lender, your interests need to be protected against any title problems that could divest you of your interest in the aircraft. For a one time premium, have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your investment is protected.

Our job is to serve you in all of your aircraft documentation and transaction management needs. If you have any questions about any of our services, please call us at: 1-800-288-2519 or visit our website for online 24/7 services at: www.AICTITLE.com.
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.
The Avinode Group is a leading technology and data partner for the business air charter industry. The Avinode Group’s cloud-based ecosystem helps charter brokers, operators and flight departments succeed globally.
The portfolio of services holds Avinode, SchedAero and PayNode.
Avinode, the world's leading B2B platform for buying and selling air charter. www.avinode.com
PayNode, the world’s first payment system developed for business aviation. www.paynode.com
SchedAero, a flight operations software for operators, flight departments and private aircraft owners. www.schedaero.com
Boeing Business Jets, the most preferred platform for VVIPs, brings the best of commercial aviation to private air travel.

BBJ offers a range of jets, all uniquely customized for private, business or government use with an emphasis on passenger and cabin health. The robust characteristics of these airplanes make them not only the most reliable business jets in the sky, but the most versatile.

Our entry-level BBJ offers space that allows you to relax, dine, work, shower, and sleep in full-sized comfort, prepared to start fresh upon landing. BBJ widebodies offer even more capability, and bring you the first business jet that can fly you from any city to any other city nonstop, anywhere in the world.

Visit us to explore the next step in your private jet journey.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and with 31 sites including 10 service centers across 16 countries, Bombardier Aviation is staffed by thousands of engineers, designers, machining experts, maintenance technicians and skilled specialists, and is powered by a proud heritage and visionary innovation in the design, manufacturing and support of business aircraft and complex aero structures. Its industry-leading, comprehensive line of business jets is the largest of any original equipment manufacturer with three leading aircraft families – Learjet, Challenger and Global – allowing customers to properly manage their evolving business priorities and travel requirements. Streamlined and fully integrated, Bombardier Aviation also specializes in the high-quality design and manufacture of complex metal and composite aircraft structures, major system components and in delivering turnkey engineering services.

Bombardier Aviation is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience anytime, anywhere, with a global customer support organization that includes a growing network of Bombardier-owned and operated service centers, line maintenance stations and authorized facilities, as well as Mobile Response Team vehicles and aircraft. This operator-focused grid is connected 24/7 to Bombardier’s Customer Response Centre and Customer Support Team.

Bombardier Aviation offers the broadest portfolio of business jets in the industry, featuring Bombardier’s unmatched smooth ride technology. In the light jet category, the Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft features superior cruise speeds, high climb rates and operating ceilings, as well as competitive operating costs. In the mid-size category, the class-defining Challenger 350 and the Challenger 650 aircraft offer industry-leading cabin design and amenities as well as the performance and reliability synonymous with the Challenger family.

The Global large-cabin, long-range aircraft family is recognized worldwide for its performance and cabin experience. Since entering service in December 2018, the Global 7500 has revolutionized business aviation and delivers an unprecedented combination of size, speed, range, agility and short-field performance – all while defining the passenger experience with cabin innovations guaranteeing comfort and wellness.

Bombardier, Learjet, Learjet 75 Liberty, Challenger, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, Global and Global 7500 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Citadel Completions provides VVIP/VIP aircraft interior modifications for private entities, government/heads of state and corporate protocol operators of large, commercial-sized aircraft. The company also provides the full range of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services to their client base. The company’s foremost commitment is to revolutionize the interior completion process with the industry’s most aggressive delivery schedules.
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our ARINCDirectSM flight support services offer a single, comprehensive suite for streamlined flight operations, including best-in-class flight planning, cabin connectivity and flight operations management tools. And, whether you're traveling across the country or around the globe, our operations team stands ready to support you 24/7/365. Let us help you simplify the business of flight.

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including a full-service FBO at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oxford, Connecticut. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit claylacy.com
Embraer’s portfolio of business jets strives to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation through disruptive performance, comfort and technology. It 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 operating in more than 70 countries, which are supported by a top-ranked customer support network.
Gilchrist Aviation Law, P.C. is celebrating 30 years aircraft title, escrow, registration, financing and leasing service in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This law firm is uniquely positioned to serve their clients, including other law firms, as special FAA counsel, special Cape Town Convention and International Registry (IR) counsel for all manner of aircraft transactions. Gilchrist Aviation Law assists brokers, dealers, operators and their law firms around the world as they structure aviation transactions.

The work of the firm includes escrow services, legal counsel and written legal opinions regarding aircraft registration, title, financing, and leasing liens. As special FAA Counsel, Gilchrist Aviation Law assists in the drafting and preparation of instruments, pre-positioning executed instruments in Oklahoma City in advance of closing and filing instruments with the FAA Registry upon closing. The firm also serves as Special Cape Town Convention Counsel, advising of the “international interests” and other interests registrable on the IR and serving as IR registering agent for one or all of the parties to a transaction.

Gilchrist Aviation Law is best known in the aviation industry for the availability of our team members, the accuracy of our work product and legal counsel and the timeliness of our response to pressing client needs. The firm has built a reputation on the level of service, quality and practicality of the counsel provided to our clients.

Jet Edge International is a premier aviation management platform that provides a full suite of services to aircraft owners, including flight operations, charter services, in-house maintenance and repairs, as well as aircraft sales and acquisitions. The company currently manages a fleet of more than 80 large-cabin and super-midsize aircraft for both corporations and ultra-high net worth individuals. Jet Edge is a Top 10 charter operator in the United States and adheres to the three most prominent safety standards in the industry: ARG/US Platinum Rating, Wyvern Wingman Recommendation and the International Standard for Business Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification. The Company currently employs more than 425 employees and is based in Van Nuys, California. For more information please visit: www.flyjetedge.com.
For more than 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has been the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry. The company provides hourly cost maintenance programs to manage the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining virtually all makes and models of aircraft, engines and auxiliary power units (APUs). JSSI is responsible for maintaining in excess of 2,000 business jets, regional jets and helicopters across the globe and serves customers through an infrastructure of certified technical advisors.

JSSI’s portfolio of companies leverage its technical knowledge, experience, buying power and data to provide support at every stage of the aircraft life cycle; from aircraft acquisition to aircraft teardown and part out.

Other JSSI services:

• JSSI Parts & Leasing provides aircraft parts, leasing and supply chain solutions. From a single bolt to a complete engine, customers gain access to a vast inventory of aircraft parts, engines and APUs and a global vendor network to source assets for anything that flies. All backed by the buying power and expertise of one of the largest purchasers of parts and maintenance services in the aviation industry. For more information, visit jssiparts.com

• JSSI Advisory Services utilizes JSSI’s technical expertise and global network to inspect aircraft, perform ASA-certified on-site and desktop appraisals, assist with maintenance cost planning, manage maintenance events, and provide insurance claims management. JSSI’s dedicated Asset Monitoring Platform (AMP), is available to aviation lenders as a tool to assist in the mitigation of risk and the management of financed aircraft.

• Conklin & de Decker is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education. The mission of Conklin & de Decker is to enable the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft by furnishing objective and impartial information.

• Tracware Limited is an innovative developer and global provider of aviation process control software to clients including continuing airworthiness management organizations (CAMOs), aircraft and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and parts distributors. Tracware’s Aerotrac software offers a 360-degree view of all MRO functions and brings complete control to business processes.

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.

The worldwide leader in private aviation.

Beginning as the first private jet charter and management company, NetJets has led the industry for 50+ years. Then in 1986, they revolutionized it with the concept of shared ownership and proceeded to build the largest, most diverse private jet fleet in the world.

Today, backed by Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets offers a full range of personalized solutions to meet—and exceed—the incredible needs and high standards of the world’s most notable travelers.

PNC Aviation Finance is one of the industry’s leading providers of asset-based corporate aircraft finance. Our suite of flexible financing solutions is uniquely designed to meet the needs of sophisticated corporate aircraft owners. Whether you are looking to purchase or refinance, PNC Aviation Finance has an option that is right for you, from asset-based to credit-based.

And, as part of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., we can provide access to the broad array of financial solutions that are offered by one of the nation’s top financial institutions.

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.
Aruba is an autonomous and self-governing state of The Kingdom of the Netherlands and an overseas territory of the European Union.

Established in 1995, the Registry of Aruba was the first privately managed aircraft registration program rated Category-1 by the FAA, with regulatory framework in compliance with international standards.

Aruba is an OECD white-listed tax-efficient offshore jurisdiction with an outstanding reputation that offers flexibility and value adding services; enhanced through the introduction of the Cape Town Convention and the registration of an aircraft through the election of domicile.

Innovation continues in Aruba as we develop and grow our client services, offering the utmost qualified registration, certification, and inspection team; efficiently managing all the details involved when registering your private, corporate, and commercial aircraft.

With a dedicated and experienced staff, our management and technical personnel are available 24/7 to offer personalized and effective service to meet all operational needs from day one.

Our top priority is providing excellence in service and creating long lasting relationships with our customers. We pride ourselves in offering unrivaled boutique-appeal solutions preserving Air Safety First.

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. Our fast, reliable technologies have powered businesses, consumers, and heads of state around the world for more than 30 years.

Through our unrivaled capacity, Viasat’s business aviation’s in-flight connectivity solutions are meeting the demands of bandwidth intensive applications to allow crew and passengers to be as productive in the air as on the ground.

So go ahead. Connect without compromise – even at 40,000 feet.

Viasat. Uplifting the Journey. Viasat.com/business-aviation.

CATEGORY SPONSORS

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.

CATEGORY: Law, Tax & Registration

Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI Company, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education. The mission of Conklin & de Decker is to enable the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft by furnishing objective and impartial information. Founded in 1984, Conklin & de Decker focuses on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars. Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous individuals, corporations, and government agencies worldwide.

CATEGORY: Operating & Maintaining Aircraft
With approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management and the additional current committed capacity to lend, Global Jet Capital has the expertise, financial strength, industry relationships, and infrastructure necessary to offer a variety of flexible leasing and financing solutions at the speed the market requires. We currently serve nearly all jurisdictions and have the capital and expertise to meet the needs of today's rapidly expanding and diversifying private jet owners and operators.

CATEGORY: Finance
Inmarsat Aviation is the leading provider of global satellite communications to private jet operators, aircraft leasing companies, airlines and passengers across the globe. It offers a range of powerful aviation connectivity solutions, from vital voice and safety communications for pilots in the cockpit, through to high-speed, reliable broadband for passengers in the cabin.

With more than 30 years’ experience in aviation connectivity, Inmarsat Aviation’s solutions are renowned for their innovation and performance. The award-winning Jet ConneX (JX), GX Aviation, European Aviation Network (EAN), and SB-S offerings have become industry benchmarks in their fields. For more information, please visit: https://www.inmarsataviation.com/

CATEGORY: Technology & Connectivity

MySky is the only spend management platform developed for the private aviation industry. Using AI, optical character recognition, and machine learning, MySky brings standardization and transparency to the industry.

The platform, a proprietary financial management solution, helps to decrease costs and optimize time for private jet owners, operators and consultants. Active for more than five years and servicing more than 350 aircraft worldwide, MySky operates as an independent, third-party player and offers the largest cost database in the industry.

The company is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in Europe, the Americas and the CIS. For more information, please visit https://mysky.com/.

CATEGORY: Global Issues

At Pratt & Whitney, we believe that powered flight has transformed – and will continue to transform – the world.

That’s why we work with an explorer’s heart and a perfectionist’s grit to design, build, and service the world’s most advanced aircraft engines. We do this across a diverse portfolio – including Commercial Engines, Military Engines, Business Aviation, General Aviation, Regional Aviation, and Helicopter Aviation – and as a way of turning possibilities into realities for our customers.

This is how we at Pratt & Whitney approach our work, and this is why we are inspired to go beyond.

CATEGORY: Aircraft
Founded in 1999 and now an integral part of Directional Aviation, Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the country. The Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air travel needs with industry-leading value. Sentient Jet is known for outstanding service and a commitment to safety programs, including the industry’s first and only Independent Safety Advisory Board. Sentient Jet’s extensive network of certified operators ensures that clients will always have access to executive aircraft that meet their rigorous standards for safety and quality. Boasting a robust digital heritage, Sentient launched a mobile app in 2016, allowing Cardholders to book private jet travel on-demand, as well as receive flight details, immediate assistance through a 24/7 live chat feature, and localized recommendations for exclusive benefits. Visit sentient.com to learn more.

CATEGORY: Charter, Jet Cards & Fractional

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP is a full-service law firm representing a broad range of aviation businesses and activities, as well as financial institutions, real estate owners and developers, automobile dealerships, members of the entertainment industry, and various other businesses in legal matters across the country. Our aviation practice encompasses the full range of transactional, tax and regulatory issues affecting personal, corporate and charter aircraft owners and operators, managers and servicers, and we have a unique set of talents and experience that distinguishes us from many other law firms. We provide a fully integrated approach to addressing our clients’ aviation needs, with the ability to efficiently address all of their aviation-specific transactional, regulatory, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, tax, commercial dispute resolution, and public law and policy issues as they arise.

We are a mid-market firm comprised of some of the best big-firm talent available. Our goal is to provide the highest caliber of aviation-specific legal counsel at less-than-big-firm pricing. For more information, please contact the head of our aviation practice – David T. Norton – at (214) 780-1407.

CATEGORY: Law, Tax & Registration

REGION SPONSORS

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) is a joint venture between Stuttgart-based DC Aviation GmbH, the largest operator of business jets in Germany and one of the leading operators in Europe and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a privately-owned UAE business conglomerate.

The JV capitalises on Al-Futtaim's strong fundamentals and presence in the Middle East, and DC Aviation’s global reputation as a premium provider of aircraft management, executive charter operations, business jet maintenance and consultation services.

DCAF is the first and only fully integrated business aviation facility based out of Al Maktoum International Airport located at Dubai South (formerly Dubai World Central) with two dedicated hangars measuring 5,700sqm and 7,500sqm respectively and a 1,300sqm exclusive VVIP lounge area designed to international standards offering customers the highest levels of comfort and privacy, shower areas and a conference room.

DCAF’s core areas of business include Aircraft Management, Maintenance, FBO and Ground handling services as well as Business jet charter.

Through their line maintenance capabilities catering to various business jets; owners and operators receive a diverse range of maintenance services, from spare parts supply, procurement, and storage, to maintenance and airworthiness certification.

The Aircraft Management division is helping business jet owners to optimise their aircraft assets, by operating aircraft in an environment in line with the highest industry standards with regards to flight safety and airworthiness. Clients also benefit from significant cost-saving potential on insurance, fuel purchasing, and other relevant flight support services.
Located in a prime position just off the airport’s runway, the DCAF hangers and 7,700sqm dedicated ramp parking enables the company to support, maintain and operate private and businesses jets of all sizes. Along with the VVIP lounge, 24-hour on-site security, screening facilities, customs, and immigration services customers are assured of a speedy and enjoyable travel experience.

DCAF’s business jet charter clients will benefit from the operator’s fleet size and variety ranging from efficiently sized Learjet 40 to the 46-seater Airbus 319 Corporate jet and a 24/7 operation designed to provide an immediate response to requests.

For more information on DCAF’s services and offerings, please visit www.dc-aviation.ae or call +971 4 870 1800.

REGION: Middle East
IQEQ is a globally based provider of dedicated and tailored client services. Operating currently out of 23 jurisdictions and employing over 3,000 employees.

Our dedicated aviation team is able to guide and provide services in respect of commercial and general aviation. Our multi-jurisdictional reach allow us to create the proper flexibility for our clients in terms of ownership structures, presence and substance. We are able to support our clients in terms of our all-encompassing one-stop-shop type solutions or simply by adding value to specific technical areas such as EU Customs import and export arrangements.

Being one of the largest providers in terms of global capabilities in our area, means that we can provide efficient solutions delivered by our aviation experts, who possess all the necessary skills and knowledge to support our clients.

We add true value to aircraft ownership and operation because we know how our clients wish to be supported and we know how to provide those critical solutions.


REGION: Europe
Krimson launched in 2015 to provide aviation services with integrity and excellence. Based at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport the team offers 24/7 support to fulfil a wide spectrum of aviation requests including ground handling, fuelling, charter brokerage and aviation consulting.

Customers originate from around the world to take advantage of the local expertise in Ethiopia and across Africa. Krimson supports business aviation operators, commercial airlines, medevac teams, freight companies, and humanitarian organisations. Krimson’s local knowledge is also valued by international trip planning companies.

Led by Dawit Lemma, a Swiss citizen of Ethiopian origins, the diverse team of aviation experts is committed to service excellence combined with care and discretion. He has close to 20 years of experience in the aviation sector having worked across four continents including the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. With a career incorporating roles at leading ground handling, airline and aviation companies he has garnered a wealth of knowledge about the sector.

For the past five years, Dawit has been advocating and promoting the growth of Business and General Aviation in Africa. Dawit served on the Executive Committee of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) as Director of Membership and Events, and currently serves as Advisor to the AfBAA Board of Directors and the President of the AfBAA Ethiopia Chapter.

Krimson is a member of the African Business Aviation Association, European Business Aviation Association, National Business Aviation Association.

REGION: Africa

Founded in 1868, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a leading international law firm that is recognized by Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms in the world.

Pillsbury’s aviation and private wealth-related practices are consistently named on the pinnacle of their respective legal rankings. Our lawyers have, between them, successfully piloted hundreds of business aviation-related transactions, regulatory and enforcement matters around the world on behalf of financial institutions, investors, ultra high-net worth individuals, and Fortune 500 and other corporations.

REGION: Asia

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Priester Aviation is among the world's elite private aircraft operators, specializing in aircraft management and private travel solutions. Founded by George Priester in 1945, Priester started as a flight training school that eventually evolved into the private aviation services company that it is today. It was a simple proposition at first, to provide a platform to educate and demonstrate the practices of a progressing industry that would eventually integrate itself into the lives of on-the-go business and leisure travelers alike. As the aviation community developed and businesses began to expand globally, the need for point-to-point travel became a necessity and alternatives to commercial airline service were imperative. Priester’s goal is to provide businesses and other discerning travelers with premium private aviation services individually tailored to fit their needs. Visit us at www.priesterav.com.


REGION: North America
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