Agenda: Our experts will share insights into:


10:00 EDT/15:00 GMT
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  • The Aviation Cycle – 2018 review and 2019 outlook: Is the long period of growth we have enjoyed since 2010 slowly coming to an end?
  • Aviation finance and operating lease: What are the key developments in the aviation finance and operating leasing space?
  • OEM developments: Airbus, Boeing (and the others) in perspective. Is the OEM landscape changing?
  • Aircraft values and risk: What are the latest developments for aircraft values, lease rates and risk outlook as we head into 2019?



Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy

Rob has more than twenty five years industry experience as a commercial aviation analyst. Prior to joining Flight Ascend Consultancy in January 2012, Rob was Vice President, Marketing & Analysis at BAE Systems Asset Management in Hatfield where he was responsible for market and strategy analysis in support of the regional aircraft lessor’s business winning process. Rob has also worked in the Aerospace team at the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry where he managed all aspects of market analysis and forecasting in support of the UK’s investment in a wide range of commercial aircraft and aero-engine programmes. He began his Aviation career in 1990 as a Marketing Executive at British Aerospace (Regional Aircraft).  Read more



George Dimitroff, Head of Valuations

George joined the business in 2005, having previously worked at Airbus and United Airlines. He has ultimate responsibility for all Value and Lease Rate opinions produced by the consultancy team. He also leads the annual Future Value and Lease Rate forecasting process. George has worked with the majority of lessors, banks, manufacturers and a number of airlines to support their decision making processes. He is currently based at the New York office and has worked extensively with global clients in the past out of London and Hong Kong. George has a BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering from City University in London and is an ISTAT certified appraiser.  Read more




Chris Seymour, Head of Market Analysis

Chris joined the Flight Ascend Consultancy in 1985 after taking a Business Studies degree at City University, London. In the early 1990s he joined the expanding consultancy arm of the business, undertaking aircraft valuations and market studies. He was instrumental in developing the helicopter valuation side of the business. As Head of Market Analysis Chris now specialises in the growing advisory and market analysis. He works in the team that produces the Flight Fleet Forecast and has developed the new Global Helicopter Forecast. He is editor of Market Commentaries and is also a speaker and moderator at aviation conferences.  Read more



Richard Evans, Senior Analyst

Richard Evans is a Senior Consultant with Flight Ascend Consultancy, where he applies his expertise working on advisory and valuations projects across the whole commercial aviation sector. Richard joined the consultancy team in 2014 after 27 years with Rolls-Royce. Most recently Head of Market Analysis in their Civil Aerospace division, Richard is well known and widely respected for his informed industry views and experience. At Rolls-Royce he was responsible for published industry forecasts and provided analysis of major airline and aerospace industry trends for both internal and external customers, as well as acting as a consultant for business improvement activities. Richard frequently presents at international conferences. He is currently chair of the European aerospace analysts group, FEAMA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  Read more