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Jetrader: In what ways would you like
to see ISTAT evolve as an organization in order to meet the needs of the
membership?
Marc S. Allinson: As I said earlier, I'm
not always convinced we have a perfect
handle on our members' needs, but speaking as a member:
*	 Broaden membership involvement on
board committees - more brains/more
ideas
*	 Freshen our conference content - more
issues, less advertising
*	 Continue our focus on ISTAT-Asia -
upgrade the conference experience
*	 Keep	the	intimacy	in	our	events	-	size	
brings challenges
*	 Appraiser program - are changes
needed?
Jetrader: ISTAT events have seen tremendous growth throughout recent
years. What do you attribute this to,
and what plans are in place for continuous improvement in order to retain the
growth levels?
Marc S. Allinson: Maybe half a dozen
years ago, we began an airline initiative
to increase membership in that sector and
increase airline "traffic" at events. It was
tremendously successful and now all "for
profit" conferences copy that strategy. We
also have been fortunate to have senior
level involvement on the board and in event

planning to get the right people to attend
our events - and, finally, it doesn't hurt
to have our events in wonderful venues.
How do we improve? We focus on that at
every board meeting and our membership
and events committees deal with those
challenges and bring ideas to the board.
We have the capacity to try new things,
but we have to be smart about it. Growth
in and of itself is just numbers and is not,
to my mind, the way to go. Frankly, I worry
every day that if we keep growing, will
someone start an "ISTAT Lite"? We have
to keep things fresh and value added for
our members.
Jetrader: What are the biggest challenges
for ISTAT members moving forward, and
how does ISTAT plan to address these
challenges?
Marc S. Allinson: The challenges for our
members are varied and maybe even not
evident if the purchases of today become
real problems a few years from now. Also,
our members are so varied that I don't really
know how to address a concise answer; thus,
I'll look at it from the ISTAT perspective.
We always worry about the downturns, so
just when will the next cyclical downturn
come? I don't think we'll pull in our horns
as an organization in year one; frankly, if
a downturn were to cause job losses, this
is when our members will need us most for
networking opportunities. And we have

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a lot of control in place regarding policy
and discipline on the expense side - so
I think we'll be just fine...as long as we
retain our relevance!
Jetrader: Advice for members new to the
organization?
Marc S. Allinson:
*	 Never be afraid to network with any
member; everyone was new once.
*	 Seek out the person with the funny
ribbons - he loves to talk about
the industry.
*	 Our board members and executive director are great networking stops
*	 Get	active	on	a	committee;	you'll	meet	
great people that way
*	 We'll	also	bring	new	people	together	at	
ISTAT Americas 2015...so be there!
Jetrader: What keeps you busy when
you're not at work?
Marc S. Allinson: I live in Ski Town, USA,
with the mountain out my back door. Thus,
I love skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
When it warms up, golf and road biking
take over.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jetrader - Spring 2015

A Message from the President
Calendar/News
Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. Honored for Excellence in Aviation
2015 Poised to be Strong Year for Global Leasing
Aircraft Finance Outlook: Boeing's 2015 Perspective
Celebrating the Holidays with ISTAT
The Sweet Sound of the Drone
Aviation History
Q&A: Incoming ISTAT President Marc S. Allinson
Can the Commercial Aircraft Backlog Withstand 50% Lower Fuel Prices?
Aircraft Appraisals
ISTAT Foundation
Advertiser.com
Advertiser Index
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - cover1
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - cover2
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 3
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 4
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 5
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 6
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - A Message from the President
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 8
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 9
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Calendar/News
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 11
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. Honored for Excellence in Aviation
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 13
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 14
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 15
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 2015 Poised to be Strong Year for Global Leasing
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 17
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 18
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 19
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Aircraft Finance Outlook: Boeing's 2015 Perspective
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Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 22
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 23
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Celebrating the Holidays with ISTAT
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Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 26
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 27
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 28
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - The Sweet Sound of the Drone
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 30
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 31
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Aviation History
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 33
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 34
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 35
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Q&A: Incoming ISTAT President Marc S. Allinson
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 37
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 38
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Can the Commercial Aircraft Backlog Withstand 50% Lower Fuel Prices?
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 40
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Aircraft Appraisals
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 42
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - ISTAT Foundation
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Jetrader - Spring 2015 - 45
Jetrader - Spring 2015 - Advertiser Index
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