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Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS 2016
Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS 2016
8th international conference
Location: Metropol Moscow Hotel, Vrubel hall Date:April 14, 2016
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Report about conference 2016

April 14, 2016

Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS conference took place in Moscow

The conference took place in Metropol Moscow Hotel on the 14th of April and gathered more than 170 delegates – representatives of aviation, finance, banking and business spheres to discuss crucial questions in aircraft finance and lease.

Impressive speaker line-up featured key local and international experts.

The 1st session called “Russia’s Air Finance: Economics and Management” highlighted main tendencies in aircraft finance in Russia. Alexander Fridlyand (State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation) analyzed the current situation in aviation industry concerning competition, monopolization and price policy. Vadims Fokins (Embraer Europe) presented the prospects of Russian air transport from the point of view of western OEM.

The important place in conference agenda referred to airline strategy during the crisis.  Andras Bognar (ICFI) told how to identify crisis in airlines activity and which practical tools to use to improve the situation. Larisa Usova (Ural Airlines) presented the airline strategy in current macroeconomic situation. This topic was developed during the round table discussion. The conference delegates participated in interactive voting and formulated main issues and key targets for airlines management in current situation.

The agenda continued with session “Aviation Lease: Challenges and Best Practice”. Sergey Koltovich (Horizon Bizjet Leasing) opened this session and told about main changes in world aviation lease market during the last decade and analyzed Russian segment in detail. Patrick Metz (Lufthansa Technik) continued speaking about lease market and touched the MRO questions. David Bekker (Plane View Partners, Bombardier) presented the foreign lessor’s vision of Russian aircraft lease market. Alexey Kuznetsov (EY) spoke about trends in taxation.

Pavel Piskun (Sberbank Leasing) shared practical experience in aircrafts withdrawal which companies faced during Transaero bankruptcy process. Ilya Dvorkin (Allen & Overy) continued this topic from the legal point of view. Anton Kukoba (Raiffeisenbank) closed the conference presenting the only successful case of airline debt restructuring talking about UTair Airlines.

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 Key Topics 2016 

  • Russia’s Air Finance: Economics and Management
  • Airline Strategy during the Crisis
  • Aviation Lease^ New Challenges and Best Practices

     Conference Audience 

    Job titles

    18% CEOs

    15% Commercial Directors

    12% Sales Directors

    10% Marketing Director

    _9% Lawyers

    _9% Business Developement Directors

    _7% Region Representatives

    _6% Broker

    _6% Partners

    _4% Account Manager

    _3% Other


    Airlines  31%

    Leasing  23%

    Law firms & consultants  14%

    Manufacturers  10%

    Finance_  7%

    Regulatory authorities_  5%

    Media_  5%

    Other_  5%

    Senior and financial management of Russian and CIS major and regional airlines, lessors, banks, insurance companies, aerospace manufacturers and regulators.

     Video Report 


    Interview with speakers





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