The issues facing global aviation finance in 2019

The commercial aviation financing outlook in 2019 and beyond was at the heart of the deliberations at AFC,2018

AFC,2018 Aviation Finance's 2018 Conference, took place in Dublin Castle, Ireland, on October 2-3rd 2018.

The Aviation Finance conference heard over 25 of the world's leading figures and analysts from all segments of the commercial aircraft financing universe, including regular contributors to the columns of Aviation Finance. The CEOs and top decisionmakers representing more than half the world's leased fleet of commercial aircraft fleet were there as speakers, including Aengus Kelly, CEO Aercap, Peter Chang, CEO CDB Aviation, and Peter Barrett CEO SMBC Aviation Capital, as well as Ryanair's chief financial officer Neil Sorohan, and a host of other leading world names such as AFIC's Bob Morin, Cowen's Helane Becker, and Betsy Snyder of S&P. The overarching theme was the long-term future for air finance and a set of on-stage interviews and panel discussions revealed a wealth of insights about what to expect in 2019 in a programme covering aircraft leasing business, aircraft trading, OEM issues, as well as an on-stage interview with Embraer's John Slattery.

The Conference had Six Sessions:

  • Analysts & Strategists Forum;
  • Aviation Finance Lessor Business Models;
  • Commercial Aircraft Trading Forum;
  • Deploying Capital in aircraft and aviation;
  • Supply Side Forum - technicals, technology and finance and the future;
  • Airline Fleet Financing Strategies.

See the AFC, 2018 full speaker lineup here: