12 & 13 June | Grand Hyatt, Singapore

Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2019

Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2019 brought together a cross-section of over 200 leading financiers, lawyers, operators, brokers, insurers, manufacturers, appraisers and many others in the business aviation industry, involved in growing and supporting Asia’s fleet.

Returning in Singapore, the conference provided delegates with a unique opportunity to understand the region and meet like-minded professionals in the sector through a varied mix of keynote presentatons, panel discussions and the much-valued networking opportunties.

Having previously run in Shanghai and Hong Kong with many engaging and entertaining sessions selected to stimulate debate and discussion, delegates left the conference ready to return to their organisations with the latest insights and new ways to develop their businesses. Attracting senior level executives to discuss the opportunities and threats, develop the latest strategies and explore new sources of revenue within the market.

An interactive conference, attendees were encouraged to engage and participate with the conference session with the popular online audience participation app allowing for live comments from the audience and real-time poll voting.


Wednesday 12th June

08.00 Breakfast & registration  

09.00 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor 

09.10 The state of the market
Which countries are up and down?
How big will the Asian fleet get by 2020?

Jeff Lowe, Asian Sky Group

09.30 The view from the hangar
What are the biggest headaches for operators?
Will Asia see operator consolidation or failure?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Jolie Howard, TAG Aviation
Richard Porter, ExecuJet
Joe Reckling, Jet Aviation

 10.10 The evolution of business aviation in Asia Pacific

Khader Mattar, Bombardier

 10.30 Morning coffee hosted by Jet Aviation

 11.00 Airlines versus business aviation – which passengers have the best experience?
Are business jets as comfortable as first class on Singapore?
Do we need to rethink privacy on private jets?

Nils Uelledahl, BMW Designworks

11.25 Getting with the programme
What should maintenance programmes cover?
Issues when aircraft are sold
How do they affect values?

Moderator: David Crick, DavAir Group
Quentin Bond, JSSI
Michael Mechler, Rolls-Royce
Steve McManus, GE Aviation

12.05 Who wants to run an aircraft registry?
A quick guide to different jurisdictions
Where can off-shore registries make the biggest difference?
Which transactions fit different registries?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, CJI
Filipe Albuquerque, The Registry of Aruba
Len Cormier, Bermuda Aircraft Registry
Paolo Lironi, 2-Reg
Simon Williams, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry

12.45 Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance

14.00 Digital decisions with Smart Data

Andy Hudson, Down-Route

14.20 Flying within Europe – the idiosyncrasies of the European Union
Why importation is important (and you do not want your aircraft seized)
How Brexit affects flying (if anyone knows by now)

Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS


14.40 Sanctions 101
The difference approaches that countries take
What happens when clients end up on the list
What to do if your client breaches sanctions

Moderator: Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft
David Hernandez, Vedder Price
Mark Bisset, Clyde & Co.

15.20 Hot Air, Cold Feet and High Stakes, Crisis Planning & Response

Peter Coles, Clyde & Co.
Paul Freeman, Clyde & Co.

15.50 Afternoon tea hosted by Jet Aviation

16.20 Medical support at altitude, why bother?
Sarah Magee, Philips

16.40 An A, B, C of the future of business aviation
It is not just for the young to enjoy.
The future is something we can all shape and it is available right now.
James Hardie, Collins Aerospace

17.00 Whose deal is it anyway?

An interactive quiz for financiers looking at what deals they want – and what does not work for them.

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank
Don Walsh, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Alex Badran, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Violet Kwek, Global Jet Capital

17.35 Reflections on how Asia’s business jet market has changed
The rules of selling aircraft in the region
How will the market look in 20 years

David Dixon, Jetcraft Asia, author, I Sell Planes

17.55 Closing remarks

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by JSSI

 20.00 Dealmakers Dinner hosted by BCAA & Bombardier


The following people spoke at Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2019

Filipe Albuquerque
The Registry of Aruba

From Lisbon, Portugal, Filipe got an MSc in mechanical engineering 20 years ago. With approximately 15 years experience in aviation, Felipe worked for almost five years as airworthiness surveyor for the Portuguese CAA (ANAC), right after the establishment of EASA in Europe and when new challenges came to the national authorities in the EU.

After that, Filipe worked for 8 years in the business aviation sector, dealing with commercial, private and MRO operations, in the roles of quality/compliance director and safety manager.
In parallel, Filipe also assisted in the start-up of AOCs and aerial work operators, namely aerial fire-fighting operations for the Portuguese Civil Protection Authority, by providing consultancy services, auditing and training.

Filipe joined The Registry of Aruba in 2015.

Ikhsan Alfahmi
Director of Business Development - South East Asia, JSSI

Ikhsan Alfahmi joined Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), in 2018. He is responsible for business development in Southeast Asia and brings almost 20 years of aviation experience to the role.

Alfahmi was previously commercial manager at TAG Aviation Asia, where he was responsible for developing the Southeast Asia market. Previous roles include aircraft management and FBO services at Jakarta-based Premiair, a high-profile business jet fleet operator and the first in Asia to secure IS-BAO Stage 3 status. Alfhami has also held customer service management roles at both Singapore Airlines and their regional subsidiary, Tiger Airways. He has worked closely with governments and airport authorities throughout Indonesia and the Philippines.

Alfahmi holds a degree in finance management and a master’s degree in business management from Ottawa University.

Alex Badran
Managing Director - EMEA & APAC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

Alex Badran joined Banc of America Leasing as Managing Director and head of sales for international corporate aircraft finance in February 2010. Based at Bank of America’s London headquarters, his responsibilities extend across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
Alex has 40 years of experience in asset finance and prior to joining Banc of America Leasing held senior international sales leadership roles in Barclays Bank, GE Capital, where he initiated and established their EMEA corporate aircraft business, Royal Bank of Scotland and Textron Finance Corporation.

Mark Bisset
Partner, Clyde & Co.

Mark's experience includes loan and lease financing, operating leases and tax-based leases, export credit finance, and aircraft purchase and trading, in a wide variety of jurisdictions. He also has wide experience of regulatory matters in aviation.

Mark has been very active over the last 10+ years in the business jet market, acting for financiers, owners and operators. In 2017, Mark was ranked as a Band 1 individual in Private Aircraft (Global-wide) in Chambers High Net Worth, and Clyde & Co was similarly first-ranked. Spear's Magazine describes Mark as an "eminence grise" of business aviation.

Who's Who Legal Aviation has commented that Mark is an "exceptional finance lawyer with extensive knowledge of both the commercial airline and business jet market."

Mark is contributing editor of the annual publication "Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance and Leasing" and co-editor of "Getting the Deal Through - Air Transport".

Mark is a Guest Lecturer at the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University.

Quentin Bond
Director, Business Development, JSSI

Quentin Bond is the Business Development Director JSSI Asia who partners with jet owners, management companies and maintenance departments to tailor make hourly cost maintenance programs for their assets. After spending the last decade in Sales and Marketing in aviation companies, Quentin has extensive knowledge and insights on how to operate corporate jets and helicopters efficiently in the region.

Quentin is very passionate about the industry and holds a master’s degree in marketing and a certificate of aviation management from the University of Newcastle Australia.

Nick Bridges
Underwriter - Marine & Aviation Strategic Business Unit, MS Amlin

Nick Bridges holds the position of Aviation Underwriter at MS Amlin, a leading insurance and reinsurance company headquartered in London and part of MS&AD, a top 10 global insurance group.
Nick took up the role at MS Amlin Asia Pacific’s Singapore office in 2016, transferring from the London team, and has 10 years’ experience in aviation insurance with 3 Lloyd’s Syndicates. He underwrites a diverse portfolio of risks in Asia and beyond including General Aviation and Airline clients, and in addition has a particular focus on Aerospace operations such as airports, ground handlers, refuellers, MROs and products manufacturers.

Nick has a Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Nottingham and has lived and worked in 3 continents. He therefore has a particular interest and appreciation for different cultures which is of notable value given the multitude of brokers, clients and service providers he comes into contact with from across the region.

Claudio Camelier
Vice President Sales - Middle East & Asia Pacific, Embraer

Claudio Camelier is the Vice-President of Sales for Embraer Executive Jets in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. His team is responsible for promoting and selling the Phenom, Legacy and Lineage product lines in the region.
With the Company since 1998, Mr. Camelier previously held positions in Embraer’s Product Strategy, Market Intelligence and Customer Support organizations.

Prior to joining Embraer, Mr. Camelier dedicated eight years to the aviation industry in Brazil, in the fields of flight operations and performance engineering, airport and navigation fees and aviation fuel management.

Mr. Camelier received his Aeronautical Engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA - Brazilian Air Force Institute of Technology) and holds a MBA in Business Management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas university in São Paulo, Brazil.

Jaslyn Chan
President, JSSI Asia

As President of JSSI Asia, Ms. Chan provides leadership to the organization’s activities in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining JSSI, Ms. Chan served as Director of Business Development for TAG Aviation Asia, managing over 50 private aircraft with a combined value in excess of $1 billion. Ms. Chan previously served as Director and Group Chief Operating Officer for Asia Jet Partners.

Ms. Chan holds an MBA in Airline Management and Professional Leadership. She completed her undergraduate degree in Aviation Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Chan is a member of the Asian Business Aviation Association.

Abdul Charafeddin
Vice-President - Sales, UAS International Trip Support

With almost 25 years of aviation and management experience, Abdul is responsible for UAS’ global development and sales efforts, as the company continuously innovate to create stronger connections between client requirements and UAS’ service offering. He manages global sales operations and sales force across four continental headquarters and regional offices worldwide. His specialties include sales forecasting and planning, turnaround and high growth strategies, B2B sales management, market development and expansions and contract negotiations.
He works alongside the executive management team to set strategic direction for each of UAS’ market segments. The results have translated into an aggressive expansion of UAS’ global network to include offices in Johannesburg, Houston, Hong Kong, Dubai, Beijing, Lagos, and Nairobi, additional sales force in Europe, South East Asia and Latin America, and on-site airport supervisory support across Africa and China.

Abdul has expertise as a speaker, panelist and moderator on various international platforms and publications including the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, the International Operators Conference and Aviation Business Magazine.

Sheree Cheung
Director of Administration & Business Development, Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre

Ms. Sheree CHEUNG – Director of Administration and Business Development

Ms. Cheung joined HKBAC in Year 2007. Ms. Cheung is responsible for corporate planning, administration and business model development for service enrichment to meet the dynamic customers’ needs of business aviation in Hong Kong.

Ms. Cheung started her career in the United States as IT Manager. Upon her return to Hong Kong, she joined Sun Hung Kai Properties Group, and was the business executive for infrastructure fund management, environmental business management, formulating and setting up Airport relating projects, including Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre Limited. Then, she joined a Singapore-based logistics company as Director and Group Financial Controller. She managed regional logistics projects for MNCs and Chinese Enterprises, and strategic plan and M&A advisory work.

Ms. Cheung holds a BBA in MIS and MBA in Finance from the US. She also holds a LLB from Law School of Tsing Hua University, Beijing.

Peter Coles
Partner, Clyde & Co

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

Len Cormier
Safety Oversight Advisor, Bermuda Aircraft Registry

Captain Len Cormier is the Safety Oversight Advisor for the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA). He is responsible for advising the unit’s Director General on all aspects of the BCAA safety oversight programme, including the implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) by service providers.
Prior to working in Bermuda, Len was engaged by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for 14 years as a Chief Technical Advisor in the Asia Pacific region. Over this period, he was responsible for assisting states in in strengthening their safety oversight programmes.
He was previously engaged by Transport Canada for 20 years as an inspector and manager in the area of personnel licensing, aerodromes and flight standards. For most of that period, he was responsible for the development of air operator regulations and standards, as well as oversight of air operators.

Len began his aviation career as a pilot for various air operators in Canada. He holds a Canadian Airline Transport Pilots License and is type qualified on the DC-3, C550, CL601, B737, B757, B767 airplanes and on the Bell 206 helicopter.

Kris Constantinides
General Manager, Airflite

Kris has been with Airflite since he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Double Major in Corporate Administration and Management in 2003.
In 2016, Kris became a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and in 2018 completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Kris’ duties stretch across a variety of business areas, predominately focussed on strategy, business development, risk, contracts and general management.
Kris’ journey at Airflite has included prior roles of Project Administrator, Project Manager and Business Development Manager, prior to be coming General Manager.

Kris is also a Chairperson of the Australia Industry Defence Network in Western Australia (AIDM-WA), which seeks to promote the interests of the local defence industry. Kirst has represented the Aviation and Defence industries as a keynote speaker at events for universities, government bodies, industry groups and conferences both in Australia and internationally, on a broad range of topics.

David Crick
Managing Director, DavAir Group

David Crick is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He serves as the Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline Governor on the ASA International Board of Governors and is the recent President of the ASA Australian Chapter. He also serves as the Chair on the Finance & Leasing Committee of the Helicopter Association International.

David is the Managing Director of the DavAir Group, an Australian company providing international aviation inspection, appraisal and advisory services.

He has an unparalleled passion for the aviation sector performing appraisals of both fixed wing & rotary aviation assets in Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, the USA and various countries in Europe & the Middle East.

With over 20 years of specialised valuation and consulting experience to many different sectors, David has considerable knowledge of corporate valuation requirements for financial reporting, mortgage security assessments, insurance & liquidation disposals. He performs appraisals for finance and leasing, aviation sales, mergers and acquisitions, insurance disputes, and expert witness for the legal fraternity.

David has presented at various international forums addressing current issues in aviation assets and appraisal methodologies, including events in the UK, USA, Russia, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He also lectures at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the USA on Aircraft Appraisal methodology and processes as well as teaching Aircraft Appraisal courses in London, UK.

David Dixon
President, Jetcraft Asia

As President of Jetcraft Asia since 2012, David Dixon is responsible for optimizing sales strategies and managing operations from Beijing to Sydney. A leading global authority on the private aviation sector, David has lived and worked in Asia in aircraft sales for more than 30 years, and has more than four decades of aerospace industry experience. David joined Jetcraft following a long and successful career as Regional Vice President for Bombardier Business Aircraft. He was awarded the “Member of the Order of the British Empire” (MBE) distinction by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1977 for his contribution to British exports and is the former Vice Chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA).

David is originally from the UK and currently resides in Hong Kong.

Paul Freeman
Partner, Clyde & Co.

Paul has over 30 years' experience in multi jurisdictional catastrophe and attritional loss handling, and also specialises in European Regulatory law including dangerous goods, passenger rights, web-based selling and pricing, satellite insurance and reinsurance, claims handling, and arbitration and mediation of complex cross border disputes.Having lived and worked in Asia and Australia for some fifteen years, Paul played a significant role there in the strategic and tactical management of large-scale casualty claims for various airlines and their insurers.

Receiving recognition for his aviation expertise throughout Asia-Pacific, Paul was praised for his "deep industry knowledge" and "extreme intelligence" in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Aviation.

Shantanu Gangakhedkar
Consultant, Mobility - Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan

Shantanu Gangakhedkar supports clients across Asia Pacific on consulting projects related to all aspects of Mobility while specializing in Aviation, Défense & Security. He works closely with MNCs, Government Departments, Technology Providers, Institutes, Solution Providers and OEM’s in areas of Market Forecasting, Diversification & Expansion Strategies, Competitor Benchmarking, Financial Modelling, Market Assessment, Market Sizing, Value Chain Mapping, Conceptual Modelling, Gap Analysis and others.

In the course of his work at Frost & Sullivan, he has delivered over a dozen of high-impact consulting projects in the Défense and Securities field with clients such as defence agencies, research institutes, Police Departments, Satellite suppliers and development organisations to name a few.

Geo Han
Founder & CEO, GH Group

Geo Han is the founding CEO of GH Group which is based in Australia and Korea. GH Group is a vibrant and boutique aviation experts group dedicated to meeting the needs of the business society and private wealth clients who wish to integrate business or private aircraft in their real lives. Geo is highly accomplished, results driven international executive with over 13 years of successful
business development and sales in the international aviation trade and employment sectors,
with the last 7 years being for providing excellent sales contacts in the Asian region including
Korea; developing their business by negotiating with potential corporates or VIP clients and
improving their brand image.

Prior to founding GH Group, Geo has served Korean Air and gained expertise across of all areas of civil and business aviation field in China and Korea. GH Group is currently cooperating with over twenty five commercial airlines and business jet companies both from China and Korea.
Now, as a founding CEO, Geo is actively leading entire growth of GH Group’s business in Asia, with a particular focus on China and Korea market.

James Hardie
Principal Marketing Manager - ARINCDirect, Collins Aerospace

James Hardie is responsible for Collins Aerospace global marketing and strategic planning for ARINCDirect services. ARINCDirect was established in the USA in 2003 to provide direct access for business jet operators to ARINC communication services. Additional services such as flight planning, were quickly established and continue to be developed. He took responsibility for the ARINCDirect business development in EMEA in early 2006 and subsequently in the Asia Pacific region.

Based in the UK, James joined ARINC in 2001 and has worked with various flight departments around the world providing and developing products and services to meet their needs. Now part of Collins Aerospace IMS division, he has been involved in various projects related to airline and business aircraft operations and communications. James also has a background as a pilot with a CPL(A) and military helicopter experience

David Hernandez
Shareholder, Vedder Price

David M. Hernandez is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm's Global Transportation Finance team, whose performance led Vedder Price to be named Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year 2015. In 2016, David was ranked Band 1 in Private Aircraft (Global-wide) in Chambers High Net Worth, which recognizes the world’s leading high net worth advisers.
David has considerable experience assisting clients with aircraft transactions, complex government investigations, aircraft, air carrier and part certifications, and enforcement matters (FAA and DOT violations, export controls, hazardous materials and drug/alcohol testing). He frequently advises clients on aircraft purchase/sale agreements, leases, fractional program documents, aircraft management agreements, aircraft use policies, cross-border transactions, personal use of company aircraft and regulatory (FAA, SEC and IRS) compliance. Mr. Hernandez represents a wide variety of clients, including public and private corporations, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, defense contractors, airports, corporate flight departments, charter operators and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Hernandez is also an active member of the National Business Aviation Association Tax Committee and Regulatory Issues Advisory Group.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, David was a prosecutor at the FAA as well as an honors attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also served in the Office of the Counsel to the President during the Clinton administration and was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Jolie Howard
CEO, TAG Aviation

Ms Jolie Howard is the CEO for TAG Aviation Asia. Jolie has been in the business and general aviation industry in Asia for over 20 years, specialising in the areas of advising business jet owners on the aircraft operations, costing, flight planning and international registration issues. Jolie has been involved in various helicopter and business jet projects in China in the areas that range from identifying, developing to implementing such aforementioned aviation projects. She is very familiar with the business jets operational issues in Asia and worldwide. Jolie served as Director of Business Development in TAG Aviation Asia over 7 years and she was Vice President at CIT’s business aviation leasing unit in Asia.

Andy Hudson
CEO, Down-Route

Andy Hudson is CEO of the revolutionary expense management and hotel booking platform, Down-Route, and owner and founder of Aircraft Management, Charter and Acquisitions company, PJC Aviation Group.

Andy has over 20 years experience of working in business aviation and it was during his time working as a pilot, and with aircraft operators across the globe, that led him to recognise a technology gap for a system that was bespoke to the private jet industry and that catered for the unique way travelling crew move around the world. Down-Route has developed into the must-have system for aircraft operators and FBO’s and over 100 companies have so far signed up to use it.

In June 2017, Andy was appointed to the board of governors for South East Asia of the industry body the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). Andy has been recruited to use his experience and expertise to assist AsBAA achieve its goal of promoting the benefits of all aspects of the industry across the continent and to help the companies, who rely on business aviation aircraft, succeed in the Asian market.

Down-Route has a team based in offices in the UK, USA and Singapore.

Jean-Michel Jacob
President, Dassault Aviation Falcon Asia Pacific

Profile coming soon

Sarah Kalmeta
Director of International Business – South APAC, Universal Weather & Aviation

Ms. Sarah Kalmeta is an expert on operations and ground handling throughout the Asia-Pacific region and a passionate advocate for ensuring the future of business aviation. As a member of the Board of Governors at AsBAA, the Asian Business Aviation Association, she is heavily involved in the Hong Kong committee and leads AsBAA Discovery, the association’s student and careers chapter aimed at bridging the gap between next generation talent and industry.

The past two years Sarah was the Regional Director of Operations – APAC at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. In this role, she supported the company’s Universal Aviation ground handling locations to ensure the network has the infrastructure, resources and expertise to exceed client expectations. In her current position as the Director of International Business for South Asia Pacific, Sarah is tasked with continuing to expand the company’s growing APAC presence while simultaneously educating local government and airport officials to understand the benefits of the business aviation industry.

Prior to joining Universal, Sarah, who is based in Hong Kong and is fluent in English and basic Mandarin, most recently served as Head of Flight Services for Hongkong Jet in Hong Kong and has been based in several locations throughout Asia since 2010.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle University and is working on her MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Nadev Kessler
Sales & Business Development Director, Asian Sky Group

Nadav has over seven years of experience in business and general aviation for both rotary and fixed-wing operations throughout the Asia Pacific region. He is an Industrial Engineering & Business Management graduate and has lived in Asia since 2010. Nadav previously spent almost a decade in the military, with extensive experience in rotary operations. He has been with Asian Sky Group since its foundation and now leads the company’s helicopter sales and rotary operations consultancy division.

Violet Kwek
Sales Director - Greater China and North Asia, Global Jet Capital

Violet Kwek started her career in corporate finance in 2004 in Singapore. Her career in transportation started in 2007 when she joined DVB Bank Singapore (a commercial transportation focussed European bank) as an Associate in their Mergers and Acquisitions Shipping team. Subsequently she moved to the shipleasing team, structuring finance and operating leases to shipowners based in South-east Asia and India.

In January 2010, Violet joined Standard Chartered Bank's Structured Finance team in Shipping as an Associate Director in Hong Kong where she built up the shipping debt and lease portfolio in China and Taiwan across a diverse range of clients spanning private enterprises, conglomerates to state-owned enterprises and Chinese leasing companies. Violet became an Executive Director in Shipping Finance in 2014.

Violet’s last role prior to joining Global Jet Capital in February 2017 was the Deputy Head of Shipping Finance and thereafter the Deputy Head of Corporate Banking in the Hong Kong branch of China Minsheng Banking Corporation.

Paolo Lironi
Director, 2-Reg

Paolo Lironi is the director at 2-REG and the CEO of SGI Aviation. Paolo has more than 20 years of experience in aviation. He joined SGI Aviation 10 years ago as an executive director and in charge of its engine team. Paolo became the CEO of SGI Aviation and 2-REG director in September 2014.

Paolo started his career in the engineering department of Air Europe of Italy, the leading charter operator in Italy at the time. He then moved to Total Engine Support, a boutique firm specializing in engine consultancy. Thereafter, he became the powerplant department manager for Volare airlines. Following the bankruptcy of Volare, Paolo moved to IASG, where he built his own team of consultants that pursued in advising and assisting airlines, lessors and investors on engine-specific and other essential technical & financial matters.

At SGI, Paolo has been instrumental in the creation of 2REG which is a unique example of cooperation between a national authority and the private sector and this is evident from the fact that till date, more than 300 aircraft have been registered on the 2-REG register.

Jeffrey Lowe
Managing Director, Asian Sky Group

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.

Sarah Magee
Commercial Aviation Director, Philips

Sarah comes from a background of high level sales and marketing, with multicultural experience at a global level. With almost 20 years in the medical device industry, she has worked with both business aviation and commercial aviation at a number of levels.

Sarah’s initial appointment at Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), was as BDM for Business and Corporate Aviation, EMEA and APAC, promoting Tempus, a Telemedicine solution. She resides in the UK and works internationally with some of the largest Commercial airlines in the world, in her current role as Commercial Aviation Director for RDT, a Philips Company. She is also responsible for Business and Corporate Aviation, APAC.

As well as being involved in general sales and marketing activities, Sarah is a regular presenter at a number of key aviation events around the globe on the subject of general medical support in aviation, a subject she is very passionate about.

Steve McManus
MRO Sales Director, GE Aviation

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.

Scott McCreary
Shareholder, McAfee & Taft

Scott McCreary represents local, national and international clients in connection with matters involving the buying, selling, leasing and financing of aircraft. His practice is primarily focused on matters relating to the Cape Town Convention, the Federal Aviation Act and the FAA Aircraft Registry, such as aircraft title, registration, finance and leasing law, as well as regulatory issues relating to the operation of aircraft under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

Scott is a frequent speaker at aviation conferences in the United States and abroad and has made presentations at venues such as the Strategic Research Institute’s Annual FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Securities Interest Conference; the Federal Bar Association’s Aircraft Title, Registration, Finance and Leasing Law Conference; the Institute for International Research’s Corporate Aviation Symposium; the NBAA’s Cape Town International Registry Meeting; and the Geneva International Forum on Aircraft Finance & Commercial Aviation.

His achievements in the area of aviation law have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (equipment finance law), Oklahoma Super Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Scott currently serves on the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and the Tax Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He has previously served as the leader of the firm’s Aviation Group and on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors.

Khader Mattar
Vice President, Sales - Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and China,

Khader Mattar, Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and China at Bombardier Business Aircraft was born on November 10, 1964.
With a strong employment history in both aviation and marketing, Mr. Mattar has attained a range of both technical and global sales and marketing management experience. He began his sales career in 1999 with General Electric as Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, establishing himself in the region.
Mr. Mattar joined Bombardier Business Aircraft in 2001 as Sales Director for the Middle East, with responsibility for new and pre-owned aircraft sales. He was appointed Regional Vice President of Sales for the Middle East and Africa in March 2007, and then named to his current position in October 2015.
Educated in Scotland, he holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Abertay, and a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Middle East Business Aviation Association.
Mr. Mattar is based at Bombardier’s regional sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Michael Mechler
Sales Director - Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

Michael Mechler is Rolls-Royce’s Sales Director – Business Aviation. In this role, Michael is responsible for Rolls-Royce’s aftermarket services sales for business aircraft, including CorporateCare® Enhanced and Time&Material Aftermarket sales and marketing. His sales region comprises the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Michael is part of Rolls-Royce’s global sales team and is based at Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG near Berlin.

Prior to this current role, Michael held positions within Engineering and Customer Services at Rolls-Royce Deutschland. He joined Rolls-Royce over 24 years ago.

Michael holds a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

Chris Miller
Managing Partner, Shearwater Aero Capital

Chris Miller is Managing Partner at Shearwater Aero Capital
Shearwater is a private finance company offering asset-based financing on business jet aircraft for clients across the globe. Founded in 2014 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, Shearwater has financed aircraft in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Prior to Shearwater, Mr. Miller oversaw Guggenheim Partners’ Business Aircraft Investment (BAI) Group. The BAI Group provided capital solutions to the business aviation industry, specifically asset-based lending on medium to large sized business aircraft.

Prior to a career in business aviation finance, Mr. Miller ran the US Division of a UK based performance management consultancy working with management teams of both small and large organizations on the execution of their strategies. Notable projects include working with a private equity group to form a venture to fly cargo into geopolitically unstable regions of the world as well as working with large defense contractors to help fulfill urgent need requests from US military forces based in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before entering the business world, Mr. Miller served in the United States Marine Corps, as an F/A-18 pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps School of Aviation Safety and currently holds a commercial pilot rating. He is an accredited “Senior Aircraft Appraiser” with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and serves on its Investment Committee. He is also the former President of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Mr. Miller received a BA from Denison University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Maximilian Motschmann
CEO, International Jet Management Asia

Max has been in Asia for the last 34 years having previously served in the German Air Force in various flying positions. Munich Riem Airport Corporation and FRAPORT were his next career steps in airport management before flying again with Aero Lloyd in Germany.

A brief stint with the Royal Fleet in Saudi Arabia brought him to Asia and he grew roots in the aviation world of Asia. He served as Consultant for Security and Operations to the General Manager of the Manila International Airport and served as the Senior Consultant in the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) directly reporting to the Director General. His main responsibilities were flight operations as well as cultivating international relations with ICAO, FAA, EASA and other National Civil Aviation Authorities.

He incorporated and managed a Flight Operations Service Company in the Philippines before joining International Jet Management (IJM) as Regional Operations Director in 2012.
Since 2013, he is the CEO of International Jet Management Asia Ltd. and since then have taken care of the development of IJM’s business interests in the Asia and Pacific region.

John O'Meara
General Manager, Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc.

At ACTSI, John takes the leadership role as general manager for the ACTSI Subic Bay International Airport facility in 2018 where he is responsible for managing all aspects of daily operations and business development while also looking forward to building ACTSI into an MRO power in Asia.

Mr. O’Meara has over 50 years of experience in aviation as a pilot and the aerospace industry at the management level. Mr. O’Meara was formerly with Gulfstream Aerospace both as the Chief Test Pilot and the Director, Flight Operations Test where he directed the efforts of over 50 pilots for both experimental and production test operations.

While at Gulfstream Aerospace, Mr. O’Meara participated in the design, development, and certification of several airplanes including GIV (post TC), GV, G550, G450, G650, G150 and G280. Mr. O’Meara was the Pilot In Command on the first flights for the GV, G550, and G450.

Since retiring from Gulfstream Aerospace, Mr. O’Meara remains active as a corporate pilot flying various model airplanes including the G650, G550, G450, GV, and GIV.

Mr. O’Meara holds a BA, Economics from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. O’Meara is a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran with a one-year combat tour in the Republic of Viet Nam flying the AH-1G Cobra gunship earning several decorations.

Nilesh Pattanayak
Regional Vice President, Sales
Asia Pacific,

Nilesh Pattanayak is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and also completed Executive and Advanced Management Programs.
Mr. Pattanayak began his career with Bombardier Inc. in 1996 at Bombardier Aerospace Headquarters in Montreal, then held positions of increasing responsibility within Bombardier sites in North America, including a role in Strategy, Business Development and relationship building, with a particular focus on Bombardier’s expansion in emerging markets.
In 2006, Mr. Pattanayak was appointed Managing Director for South Asia, responsible for sales of Bombardier Learjet, Challenger, and Global business jets and for developing Bombardier’s presence in the region. In 2012, he was appointed to the position of Regional Vice President, Sales, for Asia-Pacific, taking on the additional responsibility of overseeing Bombardier’s sales team for new Bombardier business aircraft in South Asia, South-East Asia, North Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Mr. Pattanayak is currently based in Singapore.

Richard Porter
Business Development Manager, ExecuJet

Richard Porter is the Business Development Manager for ExecuJet Asia Pacific, leading the development of the company’s Aircraft Management business in Asia.

During his 28 years in Business Aviation Richard has held Field Service, Airworthiness and Engineering positions with OEM’s and Corporate Flight departments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Richard joined ExecuJet as part of the initial management team that started ExecuJet’s UK operations at London City Airport in 2008.

In 2014, Richard relocated to Singapore and for the last five years he has been responsible for Business Development and Client Management across the Asia Pacific region.

Joe Reckling
SVP Regional Operations Asia Pacific, Jet Aviation

Profile coming soon

Jean-Noel Robert
Head of Business Development, Airbus Corporate Jets

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.

Lasse Rungholm
CEO & Attorney-at-Law, OPMAS Group

Lasse Rungholm is an aviation lawyer specializing in EU importation and all matters related to EU VAT, duty and aircraft. After graduating in 1993 Lasse focused on Transportation law and spent 6 months in Norway studying maritime law at the Nordic Institute of Maritime Law.

Establishing OPMAS in the early 90's Lasse has gained a lot of expertise in the area of EU importation, customs duty and Value Added Tax, the VAT. As a member of NBAA and EBAA Lasse has been a panelist at numerous different conferences and is a well-known speaker. Articles include review of court cases and new legislation some of which can be found on the OPMAS website.

Lasse maintains a relationship with DELACOUR, which is one of the largest law firms in Denmark. He still handles a few select aviation cases every year before the courts.

Lasse is also a professional pilot with both EASA and FAA ATPLs with multiengine land- and seaplane ratings. He is rated on Twin Otters on floats, the L-29, ATR42/72s and Citation II 550 series and flies them regularly.

Sérgio Oliveira e Silva
General Manager, Gama Aviaton

Sergio Oliveira e Silva is the General Manager of Gama Aviation Asia. Prior to joining Gama, Sergio was instrumental in the growth of Netjets Europe, responsible for the maintenance operations of a fleet of more than 50 aircraft.

Over a 20-year career, starting at Macau International Airport, Sergio has gained expertise across all areas of private and business aviation. Sergio is now responsible for the growth of Gama Aviation in Asia, with a particular focus on Aircraft Management, as well as developing the partnership with China Aircraft Services Limited, offering a new maintenance product for the Hong Kong business aviation market.

Oliver Stone
Managing Director, Colibri Aircraft

Oliver is the managing director for Colibri Aircraft Ltd., a private aircraft brokerage and advisory firm based in London. Oliver started with Colibri Aircraft in 2011, after spending the previous 8 years managing the brokerage and advisory unit for a firm in the United States. His focus has been on the international arena, selling and purchasing aircraft for clients as well as advising lenders on asset value protection and repossessions. Having bought and sold aircraft for customers in Asia, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the US, he has a first-hand perspective on different cultures and their approach to private aviation, as well as the demand for such aircraft around the world.

Steve Taylor
Head of Credit Solutions Asia, AON

Profile coming soon

Dominique Trinquet
President, Boutsen Aviation

As President and shareholder of Boutsen Aviation, Dominique is in charge of business development. He provides leadership to the Monaco Sales Team as well as Boutsen Aviation representatives in Dubai, Delhi, Moscow and the UK, optimizing global sales strategies.

Dominique's career began with a passion for aviation, leading him to fly as Captain on various jet aircraft. After ten successful years in the aviation community in France and the West Indies he naturally transitioned to the sales and brokerage industry and joined the growing team of Boutsen Aviation in 2000.

Nils Uellendah
Design Director -Shanghai Studio, Designworks - A BMW Group Company

A product and automotive designer with extensive experience in Europe and Asia, Nils Uellendahl was appointed as Design Director of the Shanghai Studio of BMW Group Designworks in 2017. Responsible for product and transportation design, he works with diverse clients across a broad range of industries, creating meaningful products and services. His passion for future-oriented thinking combined with a level headed strategic approach has led to a successful and award-winning portfolio.

Nils began his career in London with Ross Lovegrove, honing his design approach. He then joined Designworks, spending time in the Singapore, Munich and Shanghai offices, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, and contributed to numerous BMW vehicle projects, including the interior design of the BMW X1, launched in 2017.

Following this, Nils led the interior design team of Great Wall Motors as Director of Interior before re-joining Designworks Shanghai.

‘Having started out as an Industrial Designer, I strongly believe in a holistic design approach, a result of strategic research shaping digital and physical elements that define engaging user experiences - always balancing aesthetic and functional requirements depending on purpose and context. My experience in automotive design complements my practice through the appreciation of proportion and sculpture as well as the emotions both can relay when applied correctly.

Bringing those two worlds together while embracing emergent technologies and shaping visions with our clients is how I approach my role with BMW Group Designworks in Shanghai.’

Ed Underwood
President, Avsurance Corporation

Ed Underwood, president of Avsurance Corporation, and vice president and risk manager of Avfuel Corporation, has been in the aviation insurance industry since 1980. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation conferred in 1984 and the Certified Insurance Counselor designation conferred in 1995. Underwood received a bachelor’s degree from Colby College.
Prior to his appointment as president of Avsurance Corporation in 1991, Underwood was vice president of the Rockwood Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Avsurance Corporation is a specialty Aviation Insurance Broker and a wholly owned subsidiary of Avfuel Corporation. Avsurance is licensed in all 50 states and places coverage for more than 300 aviation accounts throughout the world. The agency practice includes Part 121 cargo operators, Part 135 fleets, fixed based operators, maintenance facilities, component part manufacturers and more than 200 turbine Part 91 aircraft. Specializing in US registered foreign-owned aircraft.

Ford von Weise
Global Head of Aircraft Finance, Citi Private Bank

Ford 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. Ford'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.

Ford 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.

Ford holds an undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Environmental Studies and History from the University of Vermont.

Donald Walsh
Senior Vice President, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

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.

David Wearmouth
Head of Commercial, GAMA Aviation

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.

Mike Walsh
CEO, Pacific Basin Economic Council

An award-winning seasoned senior executive, recently appointed the new CEO of PBEC - Pacific Basin Economic Council. Walsh advocates the economic benefits of professional networking, responsible business, fair trade and a friendly regulatory environment for companies in the APAC region. He believes in win win benefits from the reduction of barriers to entry and tariffs for business, encouragement of foreign investment whilst keeping environmental impact to a bear minimum.

Walsh has 23 years experience in the Aviation Industry and sold the award winning business aviation company Asia Jet HK to a subsidiary of HNA Group in 2016 called Hongkong Jet.

In November 2014, he joined the AsBAA - Asian Business Aviation Association board as a volunteer. Under his leadership and guidance, the value proposition of AsBAA was developed and it has earned global recognition by Air Transport Government-related Agencies and other international trade bodies for its efforts to date.

One of his many proud achievements was creating in 2014 the annual Icons of Business Aviation, Annual Industry Awards Asia event and its charity gala dinner hosted in Hong Kong which has raised over HKD1.2M in donated funds for Orbis Charity since its inception and has become a must attend network & recognition event.

His passion extended to youth engagement and the next generation of talent through the creation of the AsBAA Student Discovery program which has hosted several thousand students from across the region over the past 4 years, to educate young people about Business and General Aviation and its benefits. He has worked diligently with several Government Agencies and Airport Authorities to advocate for new infrastructure to accommodate the future of general and business aviation across Asia.

Walsh holds a Master’s Degree in Finance & Accounting and a MSc in Economics. He is a Part Qualified Management Accountant and a Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Steve Wilford
Senior Partner - Asia-Pacific, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks

Steve Wilford is a Senior Partner for Asia-Pacific in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team, in which role he leads a group of specialists conducting country, sector and regulatory risk assessment work. Prior to this, Steve was the Director of Corporate Investigations for South-East Asia. This remit encompassed joint venture partner/new purchase due diligence, litigation support, discreet enquiries and broader national, provincial and micro-scale political and regulatory risk analysis.

Steve is a regular BBC, CNN, CNBC, radio and print media commentator on trends in insurgency, political succession, corporate governance and threats to business assets in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a frequent presenter at regional risk management conferences.

In a long career with Control Risks, Steve variously set up and ran Control Risks’ first operational presence in India, managed the South-East Asia business development team, ran the Jakarta office’s Corporate Investigations practice and spent several years as the company’s South-East Asia analyst.

Steve holds a master of philosophy in international relations from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in South-East Asian studies and language from the University of Hull, where he specialised in Thai military politics and Malaysian corporate governance issues.

Simon Williams
Director of Civil Aviation, Isle of Man Aircraft Registry

Simon Williams has successfully held a number of challenging senior operational and staff appointments. He has operated as an aircraft commander, training captain, qualified helicopter tactics instructor, and instrument rating examiner and has flown a wide variety of aircraft including Royal Air Force Search & Rescue Sea Kings, Special Operations Pumas and civil Boeing 757s and Boeing 767s, most recently for British Airways.
During 5 years at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, he developed a very broad regulatory and safety portfolio which saw him chairing groups at national and international level. These groups were focussed on delivering tangible safety benefits whilst working closely with a diverse cross section of the aviation industry. Towards the end of that tenure he increasingly devoted much of his time to working in ‘Safety Partnership' with the Business Aviation community.
In his current role as Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) he is leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary internationally-based team and is directly responsible for a multi-million pound budget. The breadth and depth of the DCA role is significant and includes: leading, managing and growing the world's 6th largest international private/corporate Business Aviation registry; regulating aviation, airspace and airport activity on behalf of the Isle of Man Government with direct accountability to the UK Department for Transport and the UK Civil Aviation Authority; and facilitating the growth of the increasingly successful Isle of Man aviation industry.

Rocky Zhang
Vice President of Government Relations, Textron Aviation

Rocky Zhang, has been working as Vice President of Textron China Government Affiars from Jul 2014. He is responsible for government affairs and spearheading Textron’s aviation business development efforts in China.

Rocky Zhang is also the Co-Chair for General Aviation & Business Aviation Committee, and Manufacturing & Airworthiness Committee of U.S. and China Aviation Cooperation Program On behalf of Textron. He has been leading different GABA projects with Civil Aviation Administration of China and the aviation industry. Rocky Zhang has been working with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aviation Administration of China on a lot of activities including organizing and hosting the 2016 FAA Asia Pacific Airworthiness Bilateral Partnership Dialogue, contribution to the bilateral agreement special arrangements, and the contributions to the airworthiness bilateral agreement between China and Canada on behalf of the industry.

Rocky Zhang is the Chairman for AsBAA China Mainland Committee, leading the business aviation industry development in China together with other AsBAA members.

Before he joined Textron, Rocky was Chief Engineer of Boeing China Service since Nov 2003. In his more-than-11-year career in Boeing, Rocky held increasing management positions within Boeing Guangzhou office and Boeing China, and has been working closely with the Chinese aviation industry ever since. During the years in Boeing, Rocky has been well known for providing different trainings related to regulations, airworthiness, engineering management, aging aircraft, new theory and concept, best practices and other aircraft maintenance & engineering courses to thousands of professionals in the industry all over Great China.




Event Partner


Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and with operations in Mexico, Morocco, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, Bombardier boasts a strong heritage and visionary innovation dating back to the start of civil aviation -- spanning some 110 years -- and is recognized globally as a leader in the design, manufacturing and support of both business jets and commercial airliners. The acquisition of Canadair in 1986 was the first of several strategic moves that would see Bombardier consolidate leading aircraft design and manufacturing experience from around the world. In the following six years, Bombardier grew in strength and stature by acquiring in 1989 the world’s first aircraft production company -- Northern Irelandbased Short Brothers -- followed by Learjet of Wichita, USA, in 1990, and de Havilland Canada in 1992.

Bombardier Business Aircraft currently offers the broadest portfolio of business jets with its popular Learjet*, Challenger* and Global* aircraft families. In their respective segments, the Learjet 70* and Learjet 75* aircraft feature superior cruise speeds, high climb rates and operating ceilings, and competitive operating costs. In the medium category, the class-defining Challenger 350* and the Challenger 650* offer industry-leading cabin design and amenities as well as performance and reliability attributes synonymous with the Challenger family.

The Global* long-range aircraft family -- featuring Bombardier’s unmatched smooth ride technology – is recognized globally for its range, speed and cabin comfort. On Dec 20, 2018 -- following type certification by Transport Canada and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Bombardier celebrated the entry-intoservice of its pioneering Global 7500. The only purpose-built, four-compartment cabin specifically designed to deliver uncompromising levels of range, speed and cabin comfort, the Global 7500 establishes a new standard in business aviation – which it has amply demonstrated in 2019 by setting several stunning world records and generating tremendous interest throughout its global introductory.

Bombardier supports operators globally through a network of field service personnel and a combination of wholly owned and authorized MRO facilities. This global network also includes 24/7 customer response centers, mobile parts delivery services and spare parts depots. On Feb 26, 2019, Bombardier announced another wave of MRO growth with a massive expansion of its Singapore Service Center, that will more than quadruple its current footprint from 100,000 sq. ft. to approximately 430,000 sq. ft. by 2020. Additionally, a new 300,000-sq-ft service center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport will be operational in 2020, following on newly operational Bombardier service centers in Biggin Hill, U.K., and in Tianjin, China.

*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Stonebriar Commercial Finance

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.

Lead Sponsors

Asian Sky Group

Asian Sky Group (ASG) is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It has assembled the most experienced team in the region to provide a wide-range of independent business and general aviation services. ASG has sales and business development teams based in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Singapore. Through established, long-standing relationships with its industry peers, ASG expands its reach to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Understanding the local market while applying our global mindset, ASG bridges the gap between cultures and regions. Our team capitalizes on its Western knowledge and Eastern know-how, making your global aviation needs smoother and more efficient.

The acclaimed Asian Sky Fleet Reports are produced by ASG’s aviation consulting team, in collaboration with Asian Sky Media — a division of ASG focusing on media, publications and aviation marketing services. Through its marketing services, Asian Sky Media offers aviation companies online and offline opportunities to enhance brand awareness, develop a more strategic marketing plan and connect with target audiences in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.

Boeing Business Jets

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.

Bermuda Aircraft Registry

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.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), 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.

Through our ARINCDirect suite of solutions, Collins Aerospace offers the best in class flight planning, flight deck communications, cabin communications, international trip services, fuel and Flight Operations Systems (FOS®).

GE Aviation

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.

Global Jet Capital

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.

Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the world’s leading business aviation services companies. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout EMEA, Asia, and the Americas. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 aircraft.

Following the acquisition of Hawker Pacific by Jet Aviation in 2018, the company formed a third region - Asia-Pacific (APAC) - to enable the company to pursue interests and ambitions in support of exceeding client’s expectations. With more than 20 locations and a regional headquarters in Singapore, some 1,100 employees across the APAC region offer maintenance, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management and charter services. Learn more at www.jetaviation.com

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

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.


At OPMAS, we have dealt with aircraft customs handling for more than two decades. This is the only service we provide. We are not involved in financing, offshore tax structures, tax planning or yachting etc. Over these last 20 years, we have learned that long-term local presence and knowhow are essential when it comes to aircraft importation and admission in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. Our experienced acquired knowledge and strong and invaluable handling with the Danish authorities ensure a smooth handling process.

Denmark has the very best reputation both within the EU and worldwide. Denmark is further number one on the Transparency List over the least corrupt nations in the world. We are known always to implement all EU-directives promptly and 100% by the book without ANY bending of the rules in favour of local companies. Denmark is the only member state involved in aircraft importation or admission, which is not considered a tax haven.

We have an extensive legal, aviation and administrative background. Our founder and CEO, Lasse Rungholm, is an aviation lawyer (L) and commercial airline pilot (ATPL, EASA and FAA) with more than 20 years of experience in these fields. Denmark has been the member state of choice for these procedures for a long time and our local presence and detailed knowledge of the systems mean that any proposed change in legislation can be easily detected and implemented. We are not strangers setting up shop in a foreign jurisdiction. We know that one of our strongest assets is our extensive local knowledge and long experience working with the authorities.

We are a FULL-SERVICE provider – with no exceptions – and we will support you in any situation. You will never walk alone.

Please, contact us regarding your situation – we will advise you of the best solution for our situation and needs. For more information go to: www.opmas.dk.



The States of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency, independent from the United Kingdom and outside the European Union. The Registry features a unique set-up, where SGI Guernsey is acting as a service provider for the Guernsey Registrar and DCA. All of the day to day activities are performed by SGIG under the supervision of the DCA & Registrar. This set up allows SGIG to act with a commercial mindset within the strict requirements and boundaries required by the DCA & Registrar. The Aircraft nationality mark for Guernsey is ‘2’, hence brand name ‘2-REG’. 2-REG is not part of the EU and therefore not bound by EASA regulations but nonetheless is an ICAO based registry. Aircraft, engines and lease agreements can be registered under 2-REG, which is ratified by the Cape Town Convention and recognised by all major national authority registries. 2-REG validates TCDS issued by EASA, FAA, CAAC and ANAC. Aircraft registered on 2-REG do not need physical presence in Guernsey and the owner does not need to have a company in Guernsey when the aircraft are used for private operations.

The first aircraft was registered on 2-REG in December 2013. Since 2015, Guernsey legislation has been extended to allow 2-REG to issue AOCs. As of the beginning of April 2019, 6 AOC certificates had been issued and more than 460 aircraft had been registered.

2-REG has achieved a solid name within the leasing industry, where three out of the top five leasing companies are recurrent customers. Lessor friendly features include;

 A tailored register for aircraft lessors in urgent need of a temporary register for a ferry flight, aircraft in storage or in case of repossession
 2-REG is open for registration of aircraft that are in between leases
 Owner-oriented
 ‘Can-do’ attitude, with 24/7 accessibility
 Competitive fees and charges
 Airworthiness surveyors strategically located across the globe
 All aircraft leaving the 2-REG successfully exported to a next authority without any issue
 Quick registration and de-registration processes

Airbus Corporate Jets
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.
Avsurance Corporation

Avsurance is a single-source access point to a variety of aviation risk-management solutions. A subsidiary of Avfuel Corporation, Avsurance is focused exclusively on the aviation industry, providing coverage for fixed base operators, commercial flight departments, scheduled carriers, flight schools, regional airlines, freight/cargo haulers, airports, aviation products manufacturers, helicopter operators and more. The Avsurance team puts its industry expertise and skills to work to provide its clients with the most informed quotes on a variety of coverages, including, but not limited to, hangarkeepers’ insurance, worker’s compensation, hull and liability insurance, and environmental liability. Avsurance works with the most experienced aviation underwriters and well-established financial institutions to seamlessly support its customers. Furthermore, its customized insurance packages are regularly reviewed to ensure that coverage is comprehensive, from an aircraft to the hangar that stores it; and from the airport’s terminal to the employees that run it.

Clyde & Co

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.


Down-Route has developed and markets a unique free to use, expense man-agement and hotel reservations App developed especially for the business aviation industry and travelling crews.

The company was founded by Andy Hudson in 2016 and the first phase of the company’s development saw the Application reach the market and generate interest within the industry, with over 100 operators expressing an interest in using the application once the fully featured version was released.

The company was sold in early 2019 in a strategic investment move to a New York-based Private investment & company incubator. The consequent strengthening of the executive team and injection of capital have secured the next phase of development and marketing with the company re-asserting its market presence at EBACE 2019.
The company now looks to expand the features available on the application with a view to widening its relevance to travelling crews and becoming an in-tergral part of both back office operations and the cockpit eco-system.


Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. An aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off about every 10 seconds somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio is one of the broadest and most technologically advanced in the market. It consists of the entry-level Phenom 100EV, the light Phenom 300E, the medium-cabin Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the midsize Praetor 500 and the super-midsize Praetor 600, the large Legacy 650E and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer’s global fleet exceeds 1,300 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center.


ExecuJet is part of the Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators in the world. It is comprised of Luxaviation Helicopters, Starspeed and some of the world’s leading business aviation entities including ExecuJet.

The Group offers a wide range of services including aircraft management for private and commercially registered aircraft, charter, maintenance and fixed-base operations (FBOs).

Luxaviation operates globally across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, under the regulatory umbrella of 15 air operator’s certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation has a global network of 28 FBOs which are operated under the ExecuJet brand.

Luxaviation operates more than 260 jets and helicopters under the most stringent safety standards and currently employs more than 1,000 employees worldwide.

Further information: www.luxaviation.com / www.execujet.com

Isle of Man Aircraft Registry

Safety with Service' is our ethos.

A multiple-award winning organisation staffed by a team of client-focussed professionals, dedicated to facilitating high standards of safety whilst delivering excellence in customer service. The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (IOMAR) was established on a cost neutral basis in 2007 to support the Business Aviation industry internationally. We are currently the second largest private business jet register in Europe and the sixth largest in the world.

We are passionate about incrementally raising standards of safety & regulation whilst providing best possible support & excellent customer service to our much valued clients.

Our Registry Services Team is here to assist you with: Aircraft Registration, Changes to Aircraft Details, Mortgage Services and Renewals.

Our Flight Operations Team is here to assist you with: Company Operating Manuals, Operational Approvals, Permissions and Exemptions, Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Aircraft Equipment Requirements.

Our Airworthiness Team is here to assist you with: Authorisations, Permit to Fly and Modification approvals.


Jetcraft is the leader in international aircraft sales, marketing and ownership strategies, managing and maintaining over 20 regional offices globally. The company’s unparalleled success over more than 50 years in business aviation has earned it a world-class reputation, along with an exceptional customer base, a wide network of connections and one of the largest inventories within the industry.

McAfee & Taft

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.


Headquartered in Singapore, OJets Pte Ltd is a privately-owned integrated provider of comprehensive business aviation services with a fleet of state-of-the-art, ultra-long range Bombardier business aircraft that provide intercontinental capabilities across the Pacific Rim. OJets is dedicated to providing the pinnacle of service excellence and an unparalleled luxury experience in business aviation to the most discerning travellers worldwide.

OJets is an indirect air carrier. The fleet is operated by Elit'Avia Malta Limited under a Maltese air operator’s certificate and by Aviation Concepts, Inc., under a US Part 135 air carrier certificate. OJets holds a 30% equity interest in Elit'Avia Malta Limited, while OJets and Aviation Concepts, Inc., are affiliates under common ownership. For more information, please visit www.ojets.com.

The Registry of Aruba

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.

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce designs, develops, manufactures and services integrated power systems for use in the air, on land and at sea. We are one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. We are the second largest provider of defense aero engines and services in the world. For land and sea markets, reciprocating engines and systems from Rolls-Royce are in marine, distributed energy, oil & gas, rail and off-highway vehicle applications. In nuclear, we have a strong instrumentation, product and service capability in both civil power and submarine propulsion.

Shearwater Aero Capital

Shearwater Aero Capital is a private finance company offering asset-based/limited recourse financing on business jet aircraft for clients around the globe. Founded in 2014 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, Shearwater has financed aircraft in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Shearwater’s financial backing comes from private investors comprised of family offices and HNWI’s. As a result, we are not burdened with the regulations that banks and larger financial institutions face, and we pride ourselves on being fast, flexible and able to structure deals to accommodate our clients’ unique needs. We specialize in financing older aircraft and providing non-traditional deal structures.

Products include:

• Asset Based / Limited Recourse Loans
• Pre-Delivery Payment Financing
• Bridge Financing

Call or email Chris Miller today to find out what we can do for you.

[email protected]
+1 312 480-8132

TAG Aviation

Flying above and beyond
TAG Aviation leads the world in providing award-winning business and private aircraft solutions. With operational bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we have the reach, experience and expertise to manage, maintain and charter aircraft across the globe, providing our clients with an unmatched service, the world over.

Swiss precision for almost half a century
Founded in Switzerland, we have over 45 years of operational excellence to call upon, offering one of the most comprehensive sets of client-focused and technical services. This incorporates Aircraft Management, Charter Solutions, Maintenance Services, FBO Handling, Pilot and Crew Training.
TAG’s objective is to provide a tailored service to each client. In meeting your unique requirements we go above and beyond, setting the global standard in business aviation with a philosophy of excellence.

UAS International Trip Support

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

Vedder Price

Vedder Price and our 300-plus lawyers serve a global client base from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Vedder Price enjoys a strong worldwide reputation for legal services related to global transportation finance. We serve a broad base of clients across all transportation sectors, including the aviation, aerospace, railroad and marine industries, and are positioned to serve both US-based and international clients who execute deals under New York and English law.

You can expect to work with creative, experienced attorneys who have both deep practical experience and broad transportation industry perspectives – insight that can support you in matters ranging from simple to highly complex.

With one of the largest and most experienced Business Aircraft Finance practices in the world, Vedder Price is able to provide counsel in all aspects of business aircraft financing transactions, particularly large jet aircraft but also small jets, turboprop aircraft and helicopters.

Companies that attended in 2019:

2-Reg |  ACASS |  Action Aviation |  Aer Mobi |  Airbus Corporate Jets |  Airflite |  Amber Aviation |  Aon |  ASBAA – Asian Business Aviation Association |  Asia Jet |  Asian Aviation |  Asian Corporate Aviation Management Pte Ltd (ACAM) |  Asian Sky Group |  Avsurance Corporation |  Baker McKenzie |  Bank of America Merrill Lynch International |  Bermuda Aircraft Registry |  BNP Paribas |  Boeing Business Jets |  Bombardier Aviation |  Boutsen Aviation |  Brilliant Jet Limited |  Campbells |  CEO Jet Set |  Chailease Finance Co. Ltd. |  Citadel Completions |  Citi Private Bank |  Clyde & Co |  Colibri Aircraft |  Collins Aerospace |  Control Risks |  Credit Suisse |  Dassault Aviation |  DavAir Group |  Designworks, A BMW Group Company |  Down-Route |  DS Aviation Consulting |  Embraer |  ExecuJet |  FDManager Pte Ltd |  FlightSafety International |  Flying Colours Corp. |  Gama Aviation |  gbf Attorneys-at-law Ltd |  GE Aviation |  GH Group |  Global Jet Asia |  Global Jet Capital, Inc |  Gogo Business Aviation |  Go-Jets Pte Ltd |  Gold Star Aviation |  HADID International Services |  HFW |  HK Bellawings Jet Limited |  Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre |  Hongkong Jet |  Insured Aircraft Title Service |  International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) |  International Jet Management |  Isle of Man Aircraft Registry |  JET 8 Aviation Limited |  Jet Aviation |  Jet Set |  Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) |  Jetcraft |  K&L Gates LLP |  Mayer Brown |  McAfee & Taft |  Metrojet |  Mourant |  Mourant Ozannes |  MS Amlin |  OJets Pte Ltd |  OPMAS ApS |  Phenix Jet Hong Kong |  Philips |  Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP |  Rolls-Royce |  Satcom Direct |  Sentient International Limited |  Shearwater Aero Capital |  Six West |  Stonebriar Commercial Finance |  TAG Aviation |  Textron |  Textron Aviation |  The Registry of Aruba |  Thomson Reuters |  TVPX |  UAS International Trip Support |  Universal Weather and Aviation |  Vedder Price |  Watson Farley & Williams |  Zenith Jet