Aviation finance webinars

Event Details


January to November 2019

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 2019

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

February 14, 2019 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 2019 Letters of Intent (recording)
  • Why we need them
  • Are they legally binding?
  • What they should contain
  • Obligations to act in good faith
  • Pitfalls – the Novus vs Alubaf case
May 15, 2019 The impact of the Basel Accords on aviation finance
  • What are the Basel Accords?
  • “Basel IV”
  • The capital charge for a bank
  • The use of aircraft as “credit risk mitigants”
  • The increased costs clause
May 23, 2019 Maintenance contracts and engine management by Will Alete
  • General principles
  • The position on liability between airline and supplier
  • Service levels/turnaround time
  • Subcontracting risks
  • Title to parts
  • Engine leasing
    • The different categories
    • Key differences from aircraft leasing
    • How to manage serviceability
June 27, 2019 Update on the Cape Town Convention
  • Implementation by the UK – lessons learned
  • Its impact on aircraft finance
  • Recent developments
  • Enforcement issues
  • Practical considerations
July 11, 2019 LIBOR discontinuation
  • What is LIBOR?
  • Why is it being discontinued?
  • What will replace it?
  • Impact on loan agreements, finance leases and operating leases
September 11, 2019 Aviation insurance
  • Property and liability insurance
  • The exclusions
  • Reinsurance
  • The provisions of AVN67B
October 17, 2019 Dispute Resolution update by Charlotte Winter
  • Recent cases relevant to aircraft finance
November 21, 2019 EETC – Lease portfolio securitisation and other aviation market products
  • Secured bonds
  • ECA wraps
  • EETCs
  • Lease portfolio securitisation

Please note that these dates may change.


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