Ishka Aviation India

Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2024

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Ishka Aviation India

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, 18 - 19 June 2024

Sustaining growth in an expanding market

After a hugely successful launch event in the Indian market - we are delighted to announce our next instalment, focusing on one of the world's most exciting markets for investors and lessors, India. This event brings together top aviation industry figures from both the public and private sectors and is an ideal opportunity for international finance and development leaders to identify new opportunities and forge new relationships in India’s ever-growing aviation sector.

"Frankly everything we have achieved in India recently has it routes in Ishka being the first there in 2022 and so you guys deserve recognition as the pioneers post COVID" – Partner, Watson Farley Williams (past attendee)

Registration for this event is now closed


What is leasing, who uses it and why?

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  |  2:00 - 5:30pm, Tuesday 18 June

A half day workshop, led by Acumen, for aviation finance professionals to further their understanding of the world of aviation leasing. Delivered through a combination of lectures and case studies, attendees will benefit from real world insight alongside technical knowledge. Hear from industry experts, meet industry peers and, as a reward, join us for the Icebreaker drinks reception when the Academy finishes.

Places are limited, entrance is free to qualified attendees. To register your interest and apply to attend please send your name, job title, company and email address, plus your reason for wanting to join the academy to All applications will be vetted and places confirmed by 7th June. Please note that no more than 2 people per institution may apply.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all qualified financial professionals, particularly Analysts, Associates, Managers and General Managers and supports Ishka's commitment to the next generation of aviation finance leaders. If you are new to aviation leasing or would welcome a refresher, this is the perfect opportunity.

The academy is designed for finance professionals working in the aviation space and will be particularly useful for: Banks, Financial Institutions, Non-Bank Finance Companies, Airline Finance Teams, MRO/Technical Firms, Lawyers, Aviation Focused Consultants, Regulatory Bodies and Organisations.

Key questions to explore include:

  • Why does it exist and what does it achieve (it’s a source of finance and offers flexibility in fleet planning)?
  • Why do some aviation financiers prefer to finance or invest in lessors, rather than finance or in airlines?
  • Lessor fleet planning – placing new orders v airline sale and leaseback v M&A v portfolio acquisitions.
  • Lessor business models including but not limited to – new aircraft v mid life, narrowbody v widebody v regional, mainstream v niche.


Why attend

The regions' primary event with exclusive access to domestic industry leaders and key decision makers in the government from both aviation and finance

  • Discover the best opportunities for long-term investment in Indian aviation.
  • A star-studded programme will address and tackle current issues for domestic aviation and encourage international stakeholders to look at India as a serious investment destination.
  • Agenda curated with multiple networking opportunities throughout the day offering unrivalled time to make those all-important connections.
  • Aimed at all aspects of the aviation value chain, we will highlight opportunities for lessors, airlines, banks, financiers, investors, OEMs, MROs, technical advisors and lawyers.
  • With a geographical reach from the local Indian aviation market attendees, with a wider audience including Europe, Middle East, North America and Asia.


New for 2024

Our first-class agenda examines how competitive the Indian market is and how recent domestic developments may affect the global market. We investigate:

  • Leasing 101 - a half-day academy for India's banks, airlines and government departments with a guide to structuring loans and leases.
  • What do leasing companies expect from airlines/business jet owners as their clients?
  • What are the key differences to other markets when operating in India?
  • What are the key strategies to running an airline profitably in India?
  • How to finance a young leasing industry like India?
  • What role will India play as a regional and international hub?


"Great event with an amazing line up of people from the aviation industry and well-planned sessions. It was good to connect with investors and leasing companies, manufacturers, law firms and service providers under one roof."

– Mansi Singh, Partner, Advaya Legal (2022 attendee)

"The event was very well curated, planned and professionally managed. Also, the topics were very meaningful for the industry and participants attending the event. Thank you Ishka!"

– Vinit Vidyarthi, Director, AFII Capital (2022 attendee)

"A well-planned event with immaculate execution. An imprint of local culture makes an event more meaningful and memorable."

– Santosh Kumar, CDU Head and Faculty, Indian Aviation Academy (2022 attendee)

"Had the wonderful privilege of hosting a stellar panel on some very interesting topics. Couldn't have asked for more. I found the aircraft leasing and cargo sessions particularly insightful and thought-provoking."

– S Vasudevan, Partner & Global Sector Lead (Airports), KPMG (2022 sponsor)

"Excellent event. Hope to see you again in 2023. Well-planned, coordinated and executed."

– Amber Dubey, ex Jt Secretary, MoCA (2022 speaker)

"The event was very well organised, speakers and topics of the discussions were fantastic. Look forward to many more events in future!"

– Hetram Bishnoi, Senior Associate, KLA Legal (2022 sponsor)

"Absolutely wonderful. I was able to meet and interact with a lot of people and the sessions were extremely informative!"

– Tanya Srivastava, Student, OP Jindal Global University (2022 attendee)

"Ishka serves as a great networking platform and provides insights into areas concerning the aviation industry."

– Anchal Nanda, Associate, KLA Legal (2022 speaker)

DEI and Sustainability

Ishka is committed to deliver an international portfolio of events which is environmentally sustainable, economically and socially responsible and to play our part to pave the way for diversity, equity and inclusion within aviation finance. As such, we are eager to facilitate and promote diversity of culture, gender, age, orientation and experience at our events both as speakers and delegates.


We'd love to hear from you

Any questions? Please drop us an email and one of the team will get back to you