24 Apr 2023

Ishka+ Originals | Trading Summit 2023: Engines, Freighter & Part-Out Event Preview

Ahead of Ishka's Trading Summit 2023: Engines, Freighter & Part-Out Event on the 24th May and to mark 10 years at the helm of SES Ltd., CEO Julie Dickerson sits down with Dickon Harris, Editor of Ishka Insights, to reflect on how the spare-leasing market has changed over that time, the challenges it currently faces and the opportunities ahead. CLICK HERE to view the event agenda and to book your ticket!

    1. Looking ahead: SES are the leading CFM engine lessor. Broadly, what’s the growth plans now for the firm?  What is the rough plan?
    2. SES are an OEM-owned engine lessor now part-owned with AerCap thanks to the merger. What specific opportunities does being linked to a lessor mean for the business? Is this any different to the arrangement before with GECAS?
    3. What is the impact of the various recent MRO bottlenecks having on the demand for spare CFM engines? Can you comment on how that situation might develop? 
    4. There has been well-documented issues with the performance of lots of new-tech engines.  How have these issues impacted your current fleet of LEAP engines?
    5. Are we seeing a change in customer behaviour and demands in the last 6 months for spare engines?
    6. Finally, we are celebrating 10 years of you as CEO. Is there any advice you could give to any future leader listening to this?