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Event Overview

"The NY School is an excellent survey of all the financing issues around different deals and provides insight into the banking behind lease transactions"

Marc Kup, Hawaiian Airlines


The New York School of Aviation Finance returns in May 2017 to the Downtown Association, for a three day intensive course led by a first rate faculty of senior global aircraft finance professionals.




School Directors:

  • Christopher J. Chaput, Chief Financial Officer, One Jet Inc.
  • Joe Shanahan, Managing Director, Citi
  • John Pritchard, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP


Guest Lecturers:

  • Alex Green, Executive Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Aircastle Advisor LLC
  • Audrey Sung, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Charles Greenberg, Managing Director, Clinch River Capital Partners
  • David Beker, Managing Director and Head of, Aircraft Leasing Advisory Services
  • Fred Bass, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • James Rollins, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Jonathan Root, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Marc Antonecchia, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Richard A. Crowley, Tax Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Rich Furey, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Robert Agnew, President and Chief Executive Officer, Morten Beyer & Agnew
  • Robert J. Kokonis, President and Managing Director, AirTrav Inc / ICF International
  • Seth Fraser, Senior Director Customer Finance, Boeing Capital Corporation
  • William Piels, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP


Key Topics Include:

  • Operating leases: Explanation and practical application
  • EETCs and Capital Markets Products – transaction structures and documentation
  • Commercial Lending
  • Export credit financing and ECA bonds
  • Private equity and alternative sources of liquidity
  • Asset management, remarketing and valuations
  • Repossession and restructuring
  • Credit issues in aviation finance
  • Fuel hedging strategies





Click here for more information about the 37th Annual North America Airfinance Conference on May 16th - 17th, 2017.


Contact Information:

Group Bookings: Andrew Allen,
Registration: Sam Fairburn, 

Testimonials from previous attendees

"It is a well organised event, with very interesting presentations, and high qualified speakers" Isabella Vilhena, Basch & Rameh

"Really informative course, with excellent speakers, content and case studies. Also doubled as a networking event" David O'Flaherty, IDA Ireland

"The New York School of Aviation Finance provided a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of aircraft finance from a variety of perspectives" Kristen Washburn, Export-Import Bank of the United States

"Good, interesting presentations" Hugh Hawkins, DUB Bank

"Excellent forum to learn about airline finance from different speakers as well as attendees" Satakshi, Malik, Deutsche Bank

"This is a great introduction to the industry!" Dora Habachy, Jetblue

"This event is a great opportunity to learn and network outside my usual pool of contacts" Ray Gorman, AWAS