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From our Titan Dry Leasing subsidiary's perspective, the large
amount of parked aircraft as well as aircraft that are being
retired early due to lower levels of passenger demand, has
resulted in an increase in feedstock of potential conversion
candidates. This has created some interesting opportunities
for our dry-leasing business.

We have incurred increased operating
costs because we need to fly differently
due to operating restrictions, we need to
rest our pilots in different locations ...
Vamshi Rokkam (VR): At the very beginning of the
pandemic, one of the interesting things that we observed was
with the factories in China. When the pandemic was in China
but not recognized in the U.S., the supply chain imbalance
was a bit different in the sense that factories had stopped
producing because workers were away, and so the export
volume of goods from China had come down. That quickly

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changed when the U.S. got into the mix and Chinese factories
started coming back online. Goods started piling up in the
warehouses that needed to be transported out of the country,
and that was a challenge due to the severe shortage of
airfreight capacity.
What surprises arose from the pandemic
for your business?
MS: Let's start with the ones that were more complex and
still continue to be complex. Right from the very start of the
pandemic, various regulators and countries imposed their
own rules regarding entry into the country and regarding
testing restrictions or regulations that either conform or
don't conform with international practices. That has had a
significant operational impact on our companies and us. We
had to quickly adapt to those changing regulations, which
required working with regulators to develop and implement
processes to safeguard our employees and our operations.
We have incurred increased operating costs because we need
to fly differently due to operating restrictions, we need to
rest our pilots in different locations, and we have invested in
personal protective equipment and testing capabilities for our
employees. That is still posing big challenges for the entire
industry, us included. It's really hard to predict what decisions
will be made unilaterally in certain countries, whether they
shut down borders or restrict entry as the pandemic continues.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020

ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020
From the President
News & Events
Perspectives: Q&A With Rich Wiley of SKY Leasing
Winds of Change
10 Years of Air Shows
ISTAT Foundation
Appraisal: Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767-300ER
At a Glance: Peter Hopkins
Advertiser Index
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Intro
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Cover2
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - 1
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - From the President
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - 4
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - 7
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - News & Events
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Perspectives: Q&A With Rich Wiley of SKY Leasing
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Winds of Change
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - 10 Years of Air Shows
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - ISTAT Foundation
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Appraisal: Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767-300ER
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - At a Glance: Peter Hopkins
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ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Advertiser Index
ISTAT Jetrader - Winter 2020 - Cover3
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