Aquila Air Capital Sponsors Mentee Reception at ISTAT Americas 2023 San Diego

Aquila Air Capital (“Aquila”), a leading specialty aviation finance platform, announced today that the company was the exclusive sponsor of the ISTAT Foundation’s Mentorship Program reception at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (“ISTAT”) Americas 2023 conference in San Diego, California. 

During the reception, ISTAT members shared their invaluable experiences and insights with students who desire to enhance their networking skills, learn more about the aviation industry, and receive guidance on their educational and career direction.

“At Aquila, we are big advocates for industry-wide efforts to promote the advancement of and investment in future generations of leaders in our aviation community. We were very pleased to provide financial support for this year’s mentorship program reception and serve as mentors. We congratulate the ISTAT Foundation on their continued success in helping the next generation of aviation finance executives make their dreams a reality,” commented Al Wood, Aquila Air Capital’s Chief Executive Officer. 

Wood served as a mentor at this year’s conference, coaching Tyler Warner who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

“I’m so glad to have attended ISTAT Americas 2023. The experience is unparalleled with its unique combination of deal-making, mentorships, and networking opportunities. I want to personally give a shout-out to our ISTAT Foundation sponsor and my personal mentor Al Wood. The mood and intensity that first-time ISTAT attendees felt was incredible,” said Tyler Warner. 

About Aquila Air Capital

Founded in 2021, Aquila Air Capital (“Aquila”) is a specialty finance platform focused on providing aviation asset financing, as well as purchasing and leasing aircraft and engines. Led by a management team with decades of experience in the aerospace and aviation industries, Aquila is a trusted partner to all players in the value chain, from buyers and sellers of assets to operators in need of creative and timely solutions for their critical business needs.