Cutting edge developments in aircraft trading. The Aviation Working Group (AWG)'s initiative in developing the GATS system - a potentially revolutionary adjunct to commercial aircraft trading. SMBC's head of trading Michael Weiss discusses the lessor's new fund, and elsewhere in the issue we reflect on the impact of the decline in lease yields, and the prospects for the near term. These stories are reflective of the main themes at the heart of the Aviation Finance annual conference on October 15th .