Airfinance Journal Latin America 2019

19-20 September 2019

The St. Regis Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

  • Sponsors >

  • Bocomm Leasing
    Silver Sponsor
  • CFM
  • Engine Lease Finance Corporation
  • GECAS
  • Jackson Square Aviation
  • SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Abogados Sierra
    Bronze & Cocktail
  • Holland & Knight
  • Machado Meyer Sendacz E Opice Advogados
  • Parra Rodriguez Abogados
  • DAE Capital
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Novus Aviation Capital
  • Pratt & Whitney

Event Overview

Airfinance Journal Latin America 2019 returns to Mexico City on 19th & 20th September at the St Regis. 

Last year's conference brought together over 250 aviation professionals from over 25 different countries

What to expect?

  • Network with over 250 aviation finance professionals from airlines, lessors, financiers, OEMs & service providers
  • Hear expert analysis from the most senior voices in Latin American aviation finance
  • Take in the views of Mexico City over a cocktail at the Airfinance Journal networking drinks reception

Who attends?

  • 69% of delegates at Vice President or above in 2018
  • 20+ Latin American airlines
  • 110+ different companies ranging from lessors, financiers, OEMs & service providers

Benefits of attending:

  • Establish new commercial relationships and deepen existing ones
  • Develop your understanding of key industry issues
  • Gain access to business critical contacts and make deals happen

Get in touch

Sponsorship: Elliot Taylor | elliot.taylor@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8388

Speaking: Jonathon Leader |  jonathon.leader@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8481

Attending: Victoria Warrington-Green | registrations@airfinancejournal.com  | +44 (0) 20 7779 8349

 

 

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Agenda

08 00 AM Registration and morning refreshments
08 55 AM Chairperson’s opening remarks
09 00 AM Forward thinking: What will the future of Latin American aviation look like?

In this wide-ranging interview hear GECAS CCO Declan Kelly explore the future of this industry, highlighting key trends that any successful aviation finance professional needs to understand, as well as where the next big aviation disruption is likely to come from.

09 30 AM Latin American airlines double down on commitment to new-technology aircraft
  • What impact do we expect 2019 fleet renewals to have on the Latin American airline market?
  • What strategies do Latin American airlines have in place for phasing out older aircraft?
  • What role will the Embraer E2 and other new regional aircraft play in this marketplace?
10 10 AM Will rising costs of capital spell opportunity for lessors?

Recently, Latin American airlines have opted largely to buy new-technology aircraft, taking advantage of low financing rates and a benign macro-environment. Will this continue in the region or will rising capital costs offer lessors an opportunity to gain greater penetration?

  • Joey Zhao, Senior Vice President - Sales, BOCOMM Leasing
  • Priscilla Branco, SVP & Regional Manager Commercial - Latin America & The Caribbean, GECAS
  • Nathan Leavitt, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • John Burtz, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Airline Marketing - Americas, SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Walter Valarezo, Head of Americas - Sales, DAE Capital
10 50 AM Morning refreshments & networking break
11 30 AM Volaris continues to deliver positive results in 2019

Hear Volaris' Chief Financial Officer, Sonia Jerez Burdeus, deliver a presentation about Volaris' financial strategy moving forward, which structures make sense to help fund new aircraft deliveries and where he see's the state of the Mexican market for airlines.

12 00 PM Networking lunch
13 30 PM LATAM restructuring bears fruit
  • Low CAPEX & fleet requirements have allowed LATAM to reduce debt; do we expect this strategy to continue into 2019?
  • Will LATAM’s decision to tap the unsecured bond market in 2019 with a $600m offering signal further utilisation of this market space?
  • Which financing options are attractive to support its planned 5-7% capacity growth?
14 00 PM How strong is the demand for regional aircraft in Latin America?
  • With Latin American airlines displaying a healthy appetite for new technology narrow-body aircraft, where can regional aircraft fit into airline fleet planning strategies?
  • How can regional aircraft help overcome challenges with regards to connectivity in the region?
  • How strong is the aftermarket for these aircraft in Latin America?
  • Vagner Ricardo, Marketing Manager, Latin America & Caribbean - Commercial Aviation, Embraer
14 30 PM The evolution of the engine lease product
  • How has the engine lease product evolved since 2018 and what will the next 12 months look like?
  • How has the engine sector recovered from well publicised delivery delays?
  • How active has the engine aftermarket been in Latin America?
  • Joseph O'Brien, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Commercial Officer, Engine Lease Finance Corporation
15 00 PM Afternoon refreshments & networking break
15 30 PM Where can financiers most effectively deploy capital in Latin America?
  • Latin American airlines increasingly opt to own rather than lease aircraft; which financial structures are best suited to supporting large orders of new-technology aircraft?
  • Where does the balance lie between asset, credit and jurisdiction risk in the region?
  • Should we expect more airlines to tap the cross-border bond market?
16 10 PM Disrupting super-city travel: Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air Mobility has the potential to transform how commuters navigate the world’s increasing number of supercities. We’ve all been sat in gridlock, surrounded by a cacophony of engines, car horns and road rage. It doesn’t have to be this way, and Airbus’s Urban Air Mobility programme is intent on creating a new reality for our cities’ commuters.

16 50 PM Interjet fuels route expansion with A320neo

Hear from Interjet’s Chief Financial Officer, Raul Lopez, discuss Interjet’s fleet financing requirements for 2020, new routes being opened across Latin America and what makes the A320neo the perfect asset to secure the airline’s financial future.

17 20 PM Chairperson's closing remarks
17 25 PM Open cocktail reception

Enjoy a drinks reception brought to you by Holland & Knight, Abogados Sierra, Parra Rodriguez Abogados and Machado Meyer.

09 00 AM Morning refreshments and networking
09 30 AM Chairperson's opening remarks
09 35 AM Fireside chat: The evolution of aircraft leasing in LATAM

Hear Patrick Hannigan of CDB Aviation discuss how the leasing sector in Latin America has evolved over recent years, and what direction he see’s the industry travelling in throughout 2020.

  • Doug Walker, Managing Director & Global Head of Origination & Coverage, Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisory
  • Patrick Hannigan, President & Chief Commercial Officer, CDB Aviation
10 05 AM The impact of new engine technology developments
  • What’s happening in the jet engine segment?
  • Design for revenue, not just cost
  • The future of jet engine design
10 45 AM Can Brazil support more than 3 airlines? Reflections on Avianca Brazil
  • The Avianca Brasil descent into “judicial recovery” left a number of lessors in the cold – what lessons can the leasing community learn from this episode?
  • Steven Udvar-Hazy of ALC recently opined that “Brazil has demonstrated that the country cannot have more than three successful airlines” – is it possible to break this mould?
  • What role do we see the Cape Town convention playing in Latin America?
11 25 AM Morning refreshments & networking break
11 55 AM Viva Air proves the ULCC/LCC model continues to flourish in Latin America
  • How strong will the ULCC/LCC model prove to be in Latin America over the next five years?
  • What impact have we seen from the emergence of low-cost operations on legacy incumbents?
  • How well positioned are carriers to handle macro-economic deterioration?
  • Stephen Rapp, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Viva Air Group
12 25 PM Aeromexico diversifies financing strategy
12 55 PM Chairperson's closing remarks
13 00 PM Networking lunch and close of conference

Speakers

Ricardo Javier Sanchez Baker

Chief Financial Officer

Aeromexico

Jose Ignacio Dougnac

Chief Financial Officer

Sky Airline

Doug Walker

Managing Director & Global Head of Origination & Coverage

Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisory

Andres del Valle

Vice President Finance

LATAM Airlines

Joey Zhao

Senior Vice President - Sales

BOCOMM Leasing

Rafael Kuhn

Director, Head of Aviation Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank Securities

Thomas Hollahan

Managing Director

Citi Bank

Benoist de Vimal

Director - Airfinance Group Americas

Natixis

Stephen Rapp

Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Viva Air Group

Richard Furey

Partner

Holland & Knight

Carlos Sierra

Partner

Abogados Sierra

Priscilla Branco

SVP & Regional Manager Commercial - Latin America & The Caribbean

GECAS

Vagner Ricardo

Marketing Manager, Latin America & Caribbean - Commercial Aviation

Embraer

Joseph O'Brien

Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Commercial Officer

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

Bernardo Rodriguez Ossa

Partner

Parra Rodríguez Abogados

Patrick Hannigan

President & Chief Commercial Officer

CDB Aviation

Declan Kelly

Chief Commercial Officer

GECAS

Laura Mueller

Managing Director

Airfinance Journal

Andy Mansell

Executive Global Director

Charlotte Parker Associates

Chris Beers

Chief Legal Officer

Aircastle

Raul Lopez

Chief Financial Officer

Interjet

James Speich

Marketing Director

Pratt & Whitney

Nathan Leavitt

Partner

Holland & Knight LLP

Eduardo Picazo

Mexico Business Development Director

Voom, an Airbus Company

Fábio Falkenburger

Partner

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice

Raphael Linares

Senior Manager - Aircraft Progams

Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras

John Burtz

Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Airline Marketing - Americas

SMBC Aviation Capital

Walter Valarezo

Head of Americas - Sales

DAE Capital

Sonia Jerez Burdeus

Chief Financial Officer

Volaris

José E Golffier

Chief Financial Officer

Viva Aerobus Mexico

Richard Lark

Chief Financial Officer

GOL Airlines

Darcy Olmos-Mancilla

Head of Urban Air Mobility - LATAM

Airbus UAM

Evan Harding

Leap/CFM Marketing Director

CFM

Sponsors

Attracting thousands of participants annually from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, investment houses and government bodies, our events provide you with an unparalleled platform from which to promote your organisation’s brand, products and services.

Find out more about our sponsorship opportunities

Silver Sponsor

Bocomm Leasing

Bocomm Leasing

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd (“Bocomm Leasing”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Communications, the 11th largest bank in the world. It was established in 2007 with a registered capital of USD 1.3B. By the end of 2018, with its total assets of more than USD 33B, Bocomm Leasing is the largest leasing company headquartered in Shanghai and one of the aviation leasing leaders in China. Furthermore, Bocomm Leasing is the first Chinese leasing company which establish professional leasing subsidiary in Chinese free trade zones. Its fleet consists of about 220 aircrafts in service and about 160 aircrafts in backlog. With over USD 11B aircraft assets, it has more than 50 domestic and international well-known aviation customers.
 
Bocomm Leasing can offer both finance and operating lease products. With competitive multi-currency (such as USD, JPY, EURO, RMB) financing tools, we could meet specific customers’requirements via SPVs set up both on-shore and off-shore. Powered by professional and innovative management, Bocomm Leasing is endeavored to provide aviation customers with value-added and tailor-made leasing services.
 
Innovation:

  • First lease transaction through SPV established in Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ);
  • First finance lease transaction denominated in JPY by Chinese Leasing company through an offshore SPV;
  • First spare engine lease transaction through SPV established in SFTZ;
  • First operating lease transaction for Airbus Tianjin assembled A320 through SPV established in Tianjin Free Trade Zone;
  • First Chinese leasing company to establish subsidiary.
Company website: https://www.bocommleasing.com/en/index.mvc
 

CFM

CFM

CFM International (CFM) was formed in 1974 as a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial transport aircraft engines and the best example of a successful international joint venture. Since the first engine was delivered in 1982, CFM has received orders for more than 48,500 CFM56 and LEAP engines from 550 operators worldwide, of which more than 33,000 engines have been delivered. In addition to the highly successful CFM56 product line, CFM introduced the advanced LEAP-1A engine into commercial service on the Airbus A320neo in August 2016. Through March 2018, 16 other airlines taken delivery of a total of more than 160 LEAP-1A-powered aircraft. The engines have performed exceptionally well in commercial service, with many airlines operating up to 11 flights per day and executing 25-minute turn times. To date, the fleet has logged more than 700,000 highly reliable flight hours. In May 2017, the first LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX airplane entered commercial service with Malindo Air in Malaysia. A total of 94 aircraft had been delivered to 24 customers by the end of March 2018. A third model, the LEAP-1C, has been undergoing flight tests on the COMAC C919. Two flight-test aircraft have logged more than 60 hours. Overall, CFM has garnered orders and commitments for more than 15,000 LEAP engines. The engine is delivering a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency along with significant reductions in noise and emissions signatures. All of this while maintaining CFM’s industryleading reliability and overall cost of ownership. In 2008, with the launch of the LEAP engine, CFM announced that all services offerings for this new product would come from directly from CFM. The organize could also provide support for CFM56 engines, as well. This was done to support customer requests for seamless product sales and support. Since then, the primary focus of CFM Services has been to provide world-class aftermarket products and programs, working with customers to meet their unique, evolving needs from entry-into-service to mid-life through maturity and retirement.

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

Engine Lease Finance (ELF) is the world’s leading independent spare engine financing and leasing company, specialising in the provision of flexible short, medium and long-term spare engine support packages for the airline industry. Headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, ELF is a group company of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited ("MUL"), whose shares are wholly owned by MUL. ELF has the financing power and stability to meet the varied needs of airlines and to meet the commercial challenges presented by today’s rapidly changing world markets. ELF has access to extensive funding at favourable rates, therefore ensuring low cost flexible financing for the airline. ELF’s client base includes some of the world’s most established airlines, some of the newest start-ups and many of the seasoned LCCs around the world. The client base also includes several significant MRO providers, airframe lessors and the OEMs.

 

Contact: Darryl Caldwell

+1 918 645 1334

+1 918 970 2823

darryl.caldwell@elfc.com


 

GECAS

GECAS

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters, financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and delivering on our promises.  GECAS offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, asset sales and servicing, and airframe parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order more than 1,850 (~1,500 fixed wing/ ~350 rotary wing), plus provides loans collateralized on an additional ~320 aircraft. GECAS serves ~250 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 21 offices around the world. www.gecas.com

Jackson Square Aviation

Jackson Square Aviation

Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) is a full-service commercial aircraft lessor. We provide a variety of fleet and financial solutions to airlines such as sale and leaseback financing, PDP financing, new aircraft placements and leasing solutions from our existing fleet. Our experienced, international and professional staff in San Francisco, Dublin, Toulouse, Singapore, Beijing and Lima is committed to meeting airlines’ evolving needs worldwide. Leveraging our extended relationships with aircraft manufacturers, financiers and other aviation businesses, we offer fleet and capital flexibility vital to airlines’ fleet replacement and expansion.
Since the founding of JSA in 2010, our portfolio has steadily expanded with young and efficient Airbus and Boeing fleet. Today our owned, committed and managed fleet exceeds 225 aircraft with 49 leading airlines in 28 countries.
We are a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL) group of companies. MUL is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. With the support of MUL and our strong relationships with other global financiers, we are committed to providing competitive pricing and flexible financing alternatives to our customers.
MUL, incorporated in April 1971, has responded to increasingly diverse customer needs by expanding into a variety of business domains, as well as its core lease and financing business. MUL’s principal shareholders are Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital is one of the world’s leading aircraft lessors, with 86 airline customers in 40 countries.  We invest in the most modern, technologically advanced aircraft in the world that are most sought after by our airline and investor customers. At 31 March 2019, the company owns, manages and is committed to purchase 729 aircraft.  
 
Every minute one of SMBC Aviation Capital’s aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world.  Our 175 + professionals based in Dublin and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse are committed to understanding and meeting the requirements of our customers. 
 
Established in 2001, the company was acquired in 2012 by a consortium comprising of two of Japan’s biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation. The support of our shareholders, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Sumitomo Corporation sets us apart by giving us the scale to provide one of the broadest product offerings in the aircraft leasing industry.

For further information go to https://www.smbc.aero/ 




 


Bronze & Cocktail

Abogados Sierra

Abogados Sierra

Abogados Sierra is the leading aviation law firm in Mexico. The firm’s experience treasures the service rendered to only the best lessors, banks, financiers, airlines and most important aviation related players in the world. The firm’s transactional area has designed, structured and enabled complex cross-border and domestic transactions in Mexico with utmost professionalism and cohesive legal advice. The firm’s litigation area has the most successful experience in the repossession of high value aircraft and other types of equipment, as well as in debt collection. As an example, the firm successfully repossessed approximately 70 commercial aircraft from the insolvent airline Mexicana. The firm has been involved in successful litigation of commercial and civil cases, insolvency procedures, and complex remedies before Mexican courts. The firm’s capacities in the regulatory aspects of aviation law are vast and have involved servicing some of the most reputable air carriers of the world among other related companies and services. The firm provides legal advice to Mexican and foreign entities in all aspects of corporate law, including the configuration of complex corporate and finance structures, advice in foreign investment, tax exposure and liability aspects. The firm assists its clients only in such areas in which it has proven expertise and in which it can deliver the highest quality and the most knowledgeable advice.

Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight

 

Holland & Knight’s Aircraft Finance Team has earned an international reputation for transactional work involving the domestic and cross-border acquisition, financing and leasing of aircraft, engines and spare parts. Our lawyers have completed hundreds of aircraft acquisition, financing, leasing and restructuring transactions on behalf of the world’s leading leasing companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and airlines. Our team’s presence across offices in multiple time zones ensures clients that coverage is timely, responsive and serves their best interests. Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,300 attorneys in 28 offices in the United States, Latin America and the United Kingdom.

Machado Meyer Sendacz E Opice Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz E Opice Advogados

We have been building our history for more than 45 years, inspired by sound ethical principles, the technical skills of our professionals, and a close relationship with our clients. We are ranked as one of the major law firms in Brazil, with over 700 professionals. From our chosen focus on Business, we use our legal potential to continuously look for innovative solutions, anticipating scenarios and making business possible.  Integrating solutions that combine expertise in various areas of law. Broad knowledge of legislation and a thorough understanding of business, which go beyond simple problem-solving to create and preserve value for companies. We work tenaciously to offer intelligent legal solutions that contribute to the business growth of our clients and transform realities.
 

Parra Rodriguez Abogados

Parra Rodriguez Abogados

 
Parra Rodríguez is a dynamic team of attorneys assisting clients through a pragmatic, efficient and proactive approach to resolving their business needs while also protecting their interests and reputation.
 
In the last 30 years, the firm has established itself as a specialist in finance and banking, tax, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign exchange, labour, immigration, aeronautics, litigation and intellectual property.
 
Parra Rodriguez has longstanding and successful relationships with top-tier local and multinational clients across a wide range of industries.
 
Specialization, innovative vision, pragmatism, a broad network of relationships, expertise in international transactions and respect for the law and institutions constitute the identity of our firm.


Bronze Sponsor

DAE Capital

DAE Capital

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. is a globally recognised aerospace corporation and one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE’s leasing and engineering divisions serve over 110 airline customers around the world from its six offices in Dubai, Dublin, Singapore and the US.
 
DAE’s award-winning leasing division DAE Capital has an owned, managed and committed fleet of nearly 400 Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value of US$ 14 billion. DAE’s strong capital base, its full-service, best-in-class platform and its three decades of leasing experience allows it to provide customised and comprehensive solutions to airlines to address their fleet ambitions.

Novus Aviation Capital

Novus Aviation Capital

Novus is an independent, privately-held aircraft leasing platform, focused on investing, leasing and financing of commercial aircraft assets. Established over 25 years ago, the Novus team operates globally out of six offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company has an aircraft portfolio under management worth about USD 4 billion.

Company website: www.novus.aero

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company (NYSE: UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. Pratt & Whitney is creating the future of flight by developing game-changing technologies such as the GTF™ engine to power the next generation of efficient, sustainable air travel.
 


Venue

The St. Regis Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma 439,
Mexico City,
Mexico

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The St. Regis Mexico City offers 189 beautifully appointed rooms, including 35 suites, and The St. Regis and Astor Suites, all with panoramic views of the Paseo de La Reforma.

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Get in touch

Sponsorship: Samuel Webb | samuel.webb@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8415

Speaking: Jonathon Leader |  jonathon.leader@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8481

Attending: Kate Skinner | kate.skinner@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8281

 

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Speaking: Jonathon Leader |  jonathon.leader@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8481

Attending: Victoria Warrington-Green | registrations@airfinancejournal.com | +44 (0) 20 7779 8349

 

 

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