Aviation finance webinars


A course of interactive webinars led by Norton Rose Fulbright consultant Kenneth Gray, aimed at bankers, airlines and lessors at all levels of experience within the industry. The sessions will be broadcast monthly and will last approximately 45 minutes.

If you would like to participate, please contact Jenny Fitz-Henley.

Agenda – January to November 2018

All sessions begin at 9.30am (London time) unless otherwise indicated.

January 18, 2018 Essentials of aircraft finance
  • Introduction – what makes aircraft so different
  • The state of the market
  • Operating and finance leases
  • Quiet enjoyment
  • Default
  • Maintenance of value
  • Liens
  • Registration.
February 8, 2018 Different leasing structures
  • Operating leases vs finance leases
  • Synthetic operating leases
  • The impact of IFRS 16
  • Wet leases
  • Tax leases
  • Islamic leases.
April 24, 2018 Single Purpose Companies
  • When do we use them?
  • SPCs and anti-avoidance measures
  • Different types of SPV: orphan trusts, subsidiaries, partnerships
  • Bankruptcy proofing an SPV.
May 24, 2018 Taking security over aircraft
  • What is security
  • The impact of bank regulation
  • Comparing English, French and New York approaches
  • Blue Sky.
June 21, 2018 Representations and warranties
  • Why do they matter?
  • An analysis of the clause
  • Negotiating techniques
  • Consequences of breach.
July 26, 2018 Undertakings
  • Corporate undertakings
  • The impact of IFRS 16
  • Information covenants
  • Protecting the lessor against Eurocontrol, EU ETS enforcement and other liens
  • Compliance with sanctions.
September 4, 2018 Maintenance, repair and return conditions
  • The maintenance and repair obligations
  • Maintenance reserves
  • Return conditions.
October 18, 2018 Dispute Resolution update by Charlotte Winter*
  • Recent cases relevant to aircraft finance.
November 29, 2018 Events of Default
  • What they are and why banks needs them?
  • What remedies does a lessor have?
  • A review of certain events of default and how they can be negotiated
  • Identifying the potential for, and limiting the consequences of, default.

*Hosted by Charlotte Winter, Partner

Please note that these dates may change.


Kenneth Gray

Kenneth Gray