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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

24th November 2015

Subsidised by – Aviation Finance Finuas Network

Cost: €970 Subsidised cost €775 pp

With only 535 aircraft retirements (i.e. scrapped) in 2014, compared to 724 in 2013, has the retirement peak passed?  Is this a function of low oil prices stimulating the continued use of less fuel efficient aircraft?  Are we seeing less, or more, instances of the ‘premature’ retirement of current generation assets?  What effect is the continued level of retirements having on the supply of spare engines and spare parts?   What will happen when the oil price climbs again?  How will the ‘composite generation’ of A350XWBs and Boeing 787s change the economic life equilibrium?   Age is one aspect of economic life – but what about asset values?


The debate regarding the useful economic life of aircraft continues unabated.  Historical patterns, the learned observations of experts, and healthy discussion will resume at this 2nd Economic Life Forum from Everest Events.


If you own, operate, finance, lease or invest in commercial aircraft, regardless of their age or vintage, you should attend and hear the industry’s key participants engage in informed debate.  Knowing what’s in and what’s out of favour, where the opportunities lie, and what can be done with end of life assets, will provide delegates with a heads start on the competition.


This course will provide the latest findings for both aviation specialists and for new entrants to commercial aviation.


You will learn about


  • The ‘mechanics’ of aircraft retirement – how to maximise value recovery
  • Determining your options in the aircraft’s ‘end of life’ phase
  • Transaction Analysis – how trading patterns can influence the residual value and life of an asset
  • Which asset classes and types will be best positioned to benefit from airline demand?
  • How will maintenance condition influence the ‘life’ decision?
  • How significant a role will the Lessors play in determining economic life?


Who should attend:

Investors, Operators, Owners, Financiers, Traders of Commercial Aircraft, Lawyers, Lessors




November 24, 2015


  • 8:00 am – 8:50 am         Chairman’s Remarks
  • 8:50 am – 9:00 am         Introduction: Market Overview for Older AircraftHeadline state of the industry review that illustrates why the issue of Aircraft Economic Lives is under debate.
  • 9:45 am – 10:30 am       The Who, What, Where and Why of Aircraft Retirement An in-depth look at which types are facing retirement – and why.
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am     Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am     The economic life argument – more data, new data, any change in views?  Does history show a relationship between oil price and economic life?
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm     The economic life argument – more data, new data, any change in views? OEMs and Aircraft owners have done their homework and share their conclusions. Do others agree?
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm       Luncheon
  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm         Decision made – Where to store, where to dismantle. Preparing for retirement and dismantl
  • What are the processes?
  • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm         Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm         AFRA – Representing the Fleet Recycling Industry.
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm         Alternative uses – Its recycling, but not as you know it.
  • 4:30 pm – 5:10 pmConclusions / Wrap Up

If you would be interested to speak or sponsor this or any of our events, please contact me on everest@everestevents.co.uk



Bert Van Leeuwen

MD Aviation Research, DVB Bank


Dick Forsberg

Head of Strategy, Avolon Dick Forsberg has over 40 years’ aviation industry experience, working in a variety of …

Gerry Butler

Director, Apollo Aviation


Golden Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel