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Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Middle East & Africa


24th September 2023 - 26th September 2023    
12:00 am


Ritz Carlton Dubai Beach Hotel, Dubai

Schedule – Monday 25 September 2023

11:50 | Technical Risks During Aircraft Leasing and Financing Transactions
Rob Watts, Director of Consulting, ACC Aviation

12:20 | Asset Management Panel
Aircraft & engine availability, lease rates and values, current market trends and indicators for the future
Moderator: Sidanth Rajagopal, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
Panel: John Duffy, Chief Commercial Officer, SKY Aero Management Limited / Marian Pistik, Head of Asset Management IAFC / Dan Stone, EVP Aircraft Investor Services, DAE Capital / Tristan Brouard, AVP Asset Management, ACC Aviation / Michael Littleton, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital / Alok Wadhawan, Head of Aviation Finance, Muzinich & Co. Limited

14:00 | Investment with mid-age aircraft Vs. New Aircraft and Older Vs. New engines – Middle East & Africa
Introduction to mid-age aircraft market and engines
Investors’ appetite. Available fund in the market, target returns, aircraft types
Investing in aircraft. Capital Growth and Projected Residual Values
Technical risks (Aircraft acquisition, preparation, technical management, engine restauration, legal risks, etc.)
Engine trading leasing & Finance against this background
The main differences to consider against investing in new aircraft
Aircraft conversions (such as the 737-800) and the impact for residual values and reducing the end of lease risks–
Panel: Rob Watts, Director of Consulting, ACC Aviation / James Carroll, Head of Middle East, South Asia and Africa, DAE Capital / Olaf Knuth, Vice President Sales & Marketing for the Middle East and South Asia, Engine Lease Finance – ELFC / Jaime Nieto. Global Head of Sales & OEM Relations, Rolls Royce & Partners Finance / Peter Walter, Director – Technical and Asset Management, IBA

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