News & Press

EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar Examines Trends, Challenges

April 28, 2014

Aircraft financiers, brokers, attorneys and other aviation advisors should plan to attend the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, a full-day seminar that will examine current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the business aviation marketplace today. The seminar will be held on Monday, May 19, the day before the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) officially opens in Geneva, Switzerland.

“The EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar is an excellent opportunity for aircraft financiers, attorneys and other aviation advisors to catch up on topics unique to the European business aviation environment,” said Scott O’Brien, NBAA’s senior manager of finance and policy. “This seminar isn’t just for European-based businesses or operators. These topics are relevant to any business aircraft operator who flies to or within Europe.”

The EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar will begin with an update on the global aircraft market, including discussions of emerging markets for business aviation and trends in the European charter market. Oliver King, of Avinode, and Jay Mesinger, of Mesinger Jet Sales, will share their perspectives in this session, which will provide insight to charter operators, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft buyers and sellers on new opportunities for aircraft sales, the impact of aging aircraft and trends in aircraft valuations.

Andre Duwel, of Schafer & Partner, will provide attendees with strategies for analyzing common ownership structures, considering European Union tax and liability concerns, as well as best practices for aircraft owners when choosing a charter management company and structuring the aircraft owner/management company relationship. Angie Deady, of Martyn Fiddler Associates, and Terry Yeomans, of Rockwell Collins, will share their knowledge of aircraft importing and exporting requirements and provide advice on how to comply with customs regulations in Europe.

Aiofe O’Sullivan, of Kennedys Aviation, will discuss trends in aircraft valuations and business aircraft financing, as well as the risks and benefits of tripartite finance agreements. He will also provide an update on the status of the Cape Town International Registry.

Bart Boury, of the Flying Group, Lasse Rungholm, of OPMAS, and Steve Cain, of Equiom, will discuss a number of European tax topics including tax traps, opportunities to minimize VAT and updates on recent tax law changes, such as the UK’s air passenger duty and Italy’s “luxury” tax.

The final session will focus on recent or upcoming regulatory changes in Europe.

“Regulations in Europe have changed significantly in the past year and it can be difficult for business aircraft operators and other aviation experts to stay current on regulatory requirements,” said O’Brien. “This seminar is an excellent opportunity to make sure you are up to date with recent changes.”

Register for the EBACE International Aircraft Transactions Seminar.