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Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance

This certificate provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of the aviation leasing and finance industry.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre

Event Details

Organisation
Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre
Dates
29 September to 8 December 2022
Venue
Lectures released online on Thursdays at 6pm, with online interactive workshops. Also available to view on-demand. Opening lecture and workshops are both onsite and online.
Contact Name
Claire O'Mahony, Solicitor, Course Leader

More Information

This certificate aims to deliver an in-depth analysis of the core legal and practical issues that parties typically encounter in aircraft leasing and finance transactions. It will address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how the industry has changed as a result.

Participants will gain an overview of the key legal, financial, and technical issues, as well as an understanding of the broader regulation, tax, and insurance aspects relevant to aircraft leasing and finance. The teaching faculty for this diploma comprises a fantastic array of world-renowned legal practitioners from Ireland, the UK, and the USA, along with leading aviation industry specialists.

This certificate also functions as a preparatory course for those intending to take the Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance but who do not meet the entry requirements.

Modules

The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Module 1: Aviation Industry

  • Profile of the Irish aviation industry,
  • Development of industry,
  • Reasons why Ireland is an aviation hub,
  • Overview of tax and regulatory advantages.

Module 2: Aircraft leasing

  • Types of aircraft leases,
  • Key issues for lessors and lessees,
  • Lease structures,
  • Pre-lease investigation and structuring,
  • Aircraft operating lease agreement,
  • Main lease terms.

Module 3: Aviation financing

  • Types of finance and security,
  • Debt and structured finance,
  • Use of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs),
  • Mortgages, guarantees, charges, assignments,
  • Structure and finance key documents.

Module 4: Key technical issues

  • Aircraft delivery,
  • Lease management,
  • Maintenance reserve management,
  • Maintenance claims,
  • Lease transitions,
  • Engine leasing – maintenance, records, security.

Module 5: Regulatory environment

  • Role of Irish Aviation Authority,
  • International regulation,
  • The Chicago Convention, ICAO, IATA,
  • The Cape Town Convention,
  • European Aviation Safety Agency Regulations,
  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Module 6: Taxation and Aviation

  • Importance of Irish tax residence,
  • Depreciation, capital allowances,
  • Double taxation treaties,
  • Access to 12.5% rate,
  • Withholding tax.

Module 7: Insurance and Aviation

  • Relevant insurance principles,
  • Airline aviation insurances,
  • Lease insurance provisions,
  • Lessor considerations,
  • Claims management.

Module 8: Career Panel event

The careers panel offers participants an opportunity to get expert advice from industry professionals about gaining entry to the aviation industry or how to successfully move sectors within the industry. This event will take place online.

Workshops

Workshops are interactive sessions that focus on group problem-solving and are designed to revise all modules covered to date and to consolidate the participant’s knowledge.

  • Workshop 1: Thursday 27 October 2022
  • Workshop 2: Thursday 8 December 2022
  • Career panel event: Thursday 8 December 2022

Assessments

2,500-word written assignment and short multiple choice quiz. Assignment submission date: 09 January 2023.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for the following:

  • Solicitors, barristers, and trainees who advise aviation clients or who wish to join the aviation sector,
  • Professionals working in the aviation industry who wish to expand their knowledge with a view to career advancement or moving laterally to another discipline within the industry,
  • Professionals working in aircraft leasing companies or airlines,
  • Contract administrators and engineers,
  • Professionals in financial institutions that fund the purchase of aircraft,
  • Accountants, finance professionals, and tax consultants advising aviation clients, and
  • Insurance professionals specialising in aviation insurance.

It is not necessary to have prior experience or knowledge of the aviation industry in order to apply for this certificate. Those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance will be eligible for a discount on their diploma application.

We welcome applications from others who are suitably qualified. Please explain your interest and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. Such applications are subject to a supplemental fee of €100.

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