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ISTAT Professional Development Program

 

About

ISTAT’s Professional Development Program (PDP) in association with PwC takes a deep dive into the airline industry, the design, manufacturing, maintenance and valuation of commercial aircraft, and the trading & financing of them. Participants will also profit from valuable networking time with peers and industry leaders at unique events during each module. Industry experts from ISTAT’s membership will lead sessions, sharing insights on the business.

PDP Program Cost: $3,500
PDP Airline Rate: $1,750

ISTAT PDP EMEA

Application Criteria

  • This program is designed for individuals with 1-5 years of professional experience with an airline, lessor, bank, OEM, MRO, consultancy, trader, lawyer, or appraiser.
  • Applicants must be either 1) an individual ISTAT member 2) employed by an ISTAT corporate member company or 3) recommended by an ISTAT member/company.
  • It is recommended that candidates have an ISTAT member mentor.

Application Process Dates

  • 19 September 2022: Applications open
  • 17 October 2022: Applications close
  • 18 October – 14 November 2022: Applications reviewed
  • Week of 14 November 2022: All candidates notified of the selection outcome

EMEA Module Dates & Locations (participants are required to attend all four module)

  • Module 1: Airlines: 18-20 April 2023 – Dublin
  • Module 2: Aircraft: 6-8 June 2023 – Toulouse
  • Module 3: Trading & Finance: 25-27 July 2023 – Dublin
  • Module 4: Wrap Up: 1-2 October 2023 – London (ISTAT EMEA 2023)

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ISTAT PDP Americas

Application Criteria

  • This program is designed for individuals with 1-5 years of professional experience with an airline, lessor, bank, OEM, MRO, consultancy, trader, lawyer, or appraiser.
  • Applicants must be either 1) an individual ISTAT member 2) employed by an ISTAT corporate member company or 3) recommended by an ISTAT member/company.
  • It is recommended that candidates have an ISTAT member mentor.

Application Process Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The ISTAT PDP Americas application process is now closed. 

Americas Course Module Dates (participants are required to attend all four modules)

  • Module I: 23-25 August 2022 – Chicago
  • Module II: 29 November – 1 December 2022 – Seattle
  • Module III: 7-9 February 2023 – New York
  • Module IV: 5 March 2023 – San Diego (ISTAT Americas)

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ISTAT PDP is a down-payment towards the future success of participants' professional career.

Upon completion of the program, students can expect to have obtained a thorough understanding of the business of trading and financing commercial aviation. A certificate will be provided at a graduation ceremony during the last session.

Are you not sure if this is the right program for you based on your industry experience? View this ISTAT program overview guide to find your best fit.

 

 

Program Topics

This cutting edge program comprises three (3) three-day modules plus a one-day session. Participants are required to attend all modules in order to complete the course. 

Topics include: 

  • Module I: Airline business and economics 
  • Module II: Aircraft design and manufacturing, aircraft valuation and aircraft maintenance
  • Module III: Aircraft trading and finance
  • Module IV: Conclusion and assessment and evaluation 

In addition to the technical skills gained in each module, participants will learn negotiation, presentation and communication skills. 

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