Aerlex Law Group

NAFA Conference—Fort Lauderdale, FL—March 21-24

Aerlex Law Group attorney Amanda Applegate will attend the National Aircraft Finance Association’s (NAFA) annual conference, to be held this year at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from March 21st through March 24th. This year’s conference is NAFA’s 46th annual gathering. The NAFA conference offers members a chance to learn about current industry trends relating to aircraft transactions, financing and leasing.

Ms. Applegate, a Partner at Aerlex, has extensive experience in handling whole aircraft transactions and has successfully closed hundreds of sales and purchases around the world. In addition to whole aircraft transactions, Ms. Applegate also has a unique understanding of fractional ownership programs, which she developed during her twelve year tenure as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of NetJets prior to joining Aerlex in 2011. She is also the author of a monthly column in Business Air magazine that addresses important issues involved in the acquisition, sale and operation of private aircraft.

NAFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the success of lending institutions and other organizations involved in the aircraft financing and lending industry. NAFA also works with government agencies to help develop greater understanding of the industry and its needs.

At the conference, speakers will address the current economic outlook and its impact on the business aircraft industry, as well as recent developments and critical issues impacting aviation finance. The conference will include insight from manufacturers and other industry leaders about how they are responding to current and anticipated market dynamics. One presentation will feature the leaders of six aircraft manufacturers who will provide their views and discuss new aircraft that will soon enter service. Social events at the conference include a golf tournament, a culinary tour of Las Olas Boulevard, cocktail receptions, and a dinner with a silent auction.

If you are interested in learning more about the NAFA Conference, please click here to visit the NAFA website for more information.

If you would like to meet with Amanda Applegate during the conference, you can reach her by phone at 310-392-5200 or by email at