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November 19, 2019

2019 Aviation & Space Finance Conference

2019 Aviation & Space Finance Conference
December 5th, 2019
Norton Rose Fulbright | New York, NY

Attendee List

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Meeting Schedule

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Panel 1: Owning & Financing vs Leasing Aircraft - Philosophies and Impact of Recent Tax & Accounting Changes


Joseph Mandarino, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA


Peter Sladic, Boeing Capital Corporation, Seattle, WA

Alex Chicco, Airbus Americas, Herndon, VA

David Voyles, Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA

Dora G. Habachy, JetBlue Airways, Long Island City, NY

Maryanne Elliott, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA

Saundra Steinberg, American Airlines, Fort Worth, TX

Panel 2: Is It a Drone, is it a Plane, Is it a Satellite? No! It’s a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS)


Liz Evans, K&L Gates, New York, NY


Stella Belvisi, Airbus Americas, Herndon, VA

Jennifer Trock, Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC

Panel 3: From the Trenches: Realities from Distressed Aircraft/Helicopter Acquisitions & Restructurings


Nicolas P. Stable, Wings Capital Partners, Newport Beach, CA


Jasmine Ball, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY

Michael Cox, Seabury Capital, Houston, TX

Kelli Walsh, Senior Vice President & Counsel, GECAS, Stamford, CT

Todd K. Wolynski, Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, New York, NY

Panel 4: Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC)


Alexis Sáinz, Milbank, Washington, DC


John Broughton, SVP, Aircraft Operations & Safety, Inmarsat, London, UK

Susan Irwin, Euroconsult, Washington, DC

Don Levy, Independent Consultant, San Diego, CA

Panel 5: Enhancements & Adding Tax Advantage Structures to EETCs


Layne Grindal, Grindal P.C., New York, NY


Carla Shriver, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Jim Pascale, Milbank, New York, NY

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CLE Credit

The ABA will seek 6.25 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 7.5 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the website for program CLE details or visit for general information on CLE at the ABA. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit or contact Dawn R. Holiday [email protected] or 312-988- 5660.

Upcoming Events: 

  1. Washington Update Conference - February 28, 2020


A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for qualifying attorneys at a reduced fee. To request additional information, contact Dawn R. Holiday. Please note that all scholarship request must be received no later than January 5, 2020.