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ISTAT Rising Executives Program


The ISTAT Rising Executives Program, sponsored by Avolon, offers networking and educational opportunities to ISTAT members and professionals with less than ten years in the commercial aviation industry. Through networking events, educational offerings, content sharing and more, the ISTAT Rising Executives community provides the necessary resources commercial aviation professionals need to succeed in their roles and become future leaders in the industry.

Who Can Join

  • Young professionals in the ISTAT community
    • 1-10 years’ experience
    • ISTAT members or individuals employed by an ISTAT member company

Why Join

  • Opportunities to greatly expand your network by getting to know colleagues who are new to the commercial aviation industry
  • Access to senior leaders in the ISTAT community, and all their insights
  • New avenues for learning about the wide variety of people and activities that make the commercial aviation industry an exciting world to work in
  • A chance to be a part of a community that will help you develop the skills necessary to become a successful executive and leader in the industry


Upcoming Virtual Session

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Past Virtual Sessions

View past virtual sessions in the ISTAT Online archives.



At a time when it is safe to gather, members of the ISTAT Rising Executives community look forward to gathering in person to meet face-to-face and continue to grow together.

ISTAT Rising Executives Virtual Tool

The ISTAT Rising Executives Program is pleased to introduce a new way for the international community of nearly 800 members to network. This new virtual tool provides the opportunity for you to connect online and in person, and commence smart and meaningful relationships. With this tool, you can:

  • Expand your network
  • Schedule conversations and engage with other members of the global Rising Executives community
  • Discuss the latest trends and activities happening in the industry

ISTAT Americas Speed Networking Event

We're introducing the new ISTAT Americas Speed Networking Event—a one-on-one fast-paced networking session. Taking place before the ISTAT Rising Executives Event, you'll receive four connections to meet with one at a time for 10 minutes each. During each targeted round, let others know who you are and get to know professionals like you.

Please note, to participate, you must be registered for ISTAT Americas and pre-register for this event separately. Connections and schedules will be distributed to registered participants before the start of the event at 16:10 on Sunday, 14 November. You can access your Speed Networing account here.


Sunday, 14 November 

  • 15:45: Check-in Opens in the Lone Star Ballroom F on the third floor of the JW Marriott Austin
  • 16:05: Check-in Closes
  • 16:10: Participates Receive Connections and Their Schedule
  • 16:15: Speed Networking Begins
  • 17:00: Speed Networking Concludes
  • 17:00 – 18:00: ISTAT Rising Executives Event Begins

Registration is now closed for this event as all spots are filled. Pre-registration is required for this event. 

Questions? Contact for help.


Interested in getting involved or providing feedback? Contact one of the ISTAT Rising Executives Committee Members

  • Bridget Corry, Trading and Pricing Manager, Genesis Aircraft Services;
  • Andrew McCarley, Director & Senior Consultant, Peabody Aerospace;
  • Ned Musgrave, Vice President, Origination, Avolon, APAC;
  • Aaron Prothero, Vice President Aircraft Trading, Aerolease Aviation

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