EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar

EBAA and NBAA are pleased to present the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, which will examine current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the business aviation marketplace today. Leading international experts will address transactional, financial, tax, insurance, and operational issues and engage the audience for an interactive program. Aircraft financiers, lawyers, brokers, and other advisors in business aircraft transactions are invited to attend this seminar for educational and networking opportunities.

Monday, May 19, 2014 – 09:00 to 18:30
Geneva Palexpo, Congress Centre, Room F

The registration fee for this one-day seminar is $595 for EBAA or NBAA Members. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, seminar materials and full registration to EBACE2014’s seminars, exhibits and static display May 20-22. Register now for the International Aircraft Transactions Seminar.

Conference Agenda

* Denotes speaker has been invited, but is unconfirmed.

09:00 – 9:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:30 – 9:45

Introductory Comments

Rodolfo Baviera, Chairman EBAA
Ed Bolen, President & CEO NBAA
Fabio Gamba, CEO EBAA

09:45 – 10:30

Global Aircraft Market Update

Presented by: Oliver King, Avinode ; Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales

  • Overview of the current business aircraft market: Which segments are performing well? Are these trends likely to continue?
  • Globalization of business aviation: Are there new, emerging markets for business aviation? What opportunities exist for OEMs and other sellers?
  • The pre-owned market: what is the impact of aging aircraft? What trends are we seeing in aircraft valuations?
  • Trends in charter demand: Is there momentum in segments of the charter market in Europe or other regions of the world? If not, when will it pick up?
10:30 – 11:00

Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 – 11:45

Ownership Structures

Presented by: Andre Duwel, Schäfer & Partner

  • Strategies for analyzing common ownership structures used in the EU in light of tax/liability concerns.
  • Best practices for aircraft owners in selecting a charter/management company and structuring the relationship.
  • Impact of aircraft ownership structure on registration/operational issues.
11:45 – 12:15

EASA Regulatory Update

Presented by: Jean-Marc Cluzeau, European Aviation Safety Agency

This program will introduce potential changes that may affect business aircraft operators flying to, from and within Europe:

  • Oversight of third country aircraft and operators involved in non-commercial air transport operations.
  • Authorization of Third Country Operators (TCOs) engaged in commercial air transport in Europe.
  • Flight and duty time limitations (FTL) for commercial cabin crew and pilots.
  • Avionics requirements, such as Future Air Navigation System (FANS).
12:30 – 13:45


Lunch is included in the seminar registration fee.

13:45 – 14:30

Aircraft Finance

Presented by: Aiofe O’Sullivan, Kennedys Aviation

  • What is the impact on aircraft valuations with respect to business aircraft financing? Are there identifiable trends and will they continue in the near term?
  • Benefits and risks of tripartite finance agreements: ensuring a level playing field. What do aircraft owners and aircraft operators need to know?
  • Enhancements to the Cape Town International Registry: the Revised Official Commentary and the new “closing room.”
  • Repossession of aircraft.
14:30 – 15:00

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

15:00 – 17:00


Presented by: Derek Bloom, Marks & Sokolov, LLC; Bart Boury, Flying Group; Steve Cain, Equium; Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS

This panel will discuss a variety of European tax topics relevant to business aircraft owners and operators:

  • Which tax traps/risks must operators be aware of when flying throughout Europe?
  • What opportunities may exist to minimize VAT due on aircraft operating in the European Union?
  • Update on recent tax law applicability/changes including UK’s Air Passenger Duty and Italy’s luxury tax.
  • The status of EU-ETS and what may be next for international operators?
17:30 – 18:30

Networking Reception

For More Information

For more information on the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, please contact[email protected].