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Aviation Update Webinar with John McMahon & Brian Hayden – Commercial Aviation Challenges for 2023 – FREE EVENT

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  • Date: 15 Mar 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Aviation Update Webinar with John McMahon & Brian Hayden - FREE EVENT

Commercial Aviation Challenges in 2023

Wednesday March 15th, 12pm to 1pm (via Zoom)

We are delighted to welcome back John McMahon and Brian Hayden to present this valuable Aviation Update to our network members.

During this 45 minute session (plus Q & A) John and Brian will discuss;

  • Geopolitical concerns
  • Inflation
  • High interest rates
  • The growing emphasis on ESG
  • The overhang (debt, supply chain, staff shortages, etc) from the pandemic.

The session will focus on the outlook for the next 12 months with an emphasis on how these factors are likely to impact commercial aviation



John McMahon is a non-executive director, aviation consultant and Adjunct Professor at University of Limerick.

He led the initial public offering and New York Stock Exchange listing of Genesis Lease Limited, a global aircraft leasing company, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 2006 until its merger with AerCap in 2010.  Previously, he held senior management positions at Lloyds TSB Bank in the UK and debis AirFinance (now AerCap) in The Netherlands as well as executive roles at GE Capital Aviation Services, GPA Group and Aer Lingus.

His current non-executive directorships include aircraft lessor, Genesis Aircraft Services, aviation analytics company, Aerlytix, as well as several aviation leasing ABS structures/portfolio companies with more than 250 leased aircraft and engines. He served as senior independent director of Wizz Air from 2012 to 2018 and as chairman of BNP Paribas Ireland from 2010 to 2019.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Galway, post-graduate diplomas in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Computer Modelling & Simulation (Trinity College Dublin) and a Professional Certificate in Data Science and Big Data Analytics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.


Brian Hayden

Brian Hayden is a professional board member with some 50 years of experience in the aviation industry. He led the GECAS technical organization from 1993 until 2008 and was chairman of GECAS Limited as well as GE national executive for the Republic of Ireland for a number of years. Prior to this, he was a senior executive with Guinness Peat Aviation and also spent many years with Aer Lingus. He currently holds board positions with Dublin Aerospace, and several other aviation portfolio companies.  Mr Hayden holds an MBA from University College Dublin, as well as a Diploma in Engineering and an MSc from Trinity College Dublin. He is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and lectures at the University of Limerick.