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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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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.

Airlines participants in 2016 


Speakers at 2015 conference include:



Natalia Orlova 

Andrey Lebedinets

Ilya Dvorkin

Alexander Temkin

Dmitry Karamyslov
Konstantin Mekhonoshin 

Pavel Piskun

Dmitry Mirgorodsky

Lina Taltseva

Participants testimonials:

"An interesting and useful event which becomes increasingly visible in the industry. Great networking opportunity"
Ilya Dvorkin, Allen & Overy

"Thank you for interesting and high-quality event and for up-to-date questions and topics raised"
Maria Rasumova, UTair Airlines

"In my opinion, this conference was useful to a wide range of participants. I believe that the discussions organized during the conference will help airlines, lessors, lenders, representatives of government, investment and analytical communities better understand each other and interact. Discussion of relevant topics with the points of view of different target groups of transport market allows better understanding the prospects of the industry"
Alla Yurova, REGION Investment Company

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%


In cooperation with
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