Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley
Speaker
Aviation Chief Marketing Officer

Castlelake

United Kingdom

Mr. Buckley joined Castlelake in 2015 and is head of its Aviation Marketing team. He is primarily focused on leading the origination of aviation investment opportunities globally. He became a partner of the firm in 2021. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Buckley spent five years at Danish Air Transport. In this role, he served as vice president of business development, where he was responsible for the airline’s wet and dry leasing, as well as aircraft acquisition and sales. Prior to 2010, Mr. Buckley worked for Hunt and Palmer, a global aircraft charter company, where he completed placements in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and London. While at Hunt and Palmer, he specialized in aircraft charter brokering on executive and commercial aircraft, as well as aircraft sales and leasing, managing relationships with clients and airlines on all levels internationally. Mr. Buckley received his B.A. in business economics from the University of Exeter.

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Sessions

  • Is the insurance market now dictating what new deals are being done? To what extent are policy renewals affecting aviation finance?
  • How have passenger preferences changed? What transformations are needed for airlines to thrive? 
  • Are we entering an era of lessor dominance?
  • Discussing new growth markets and opportunities
  • Are there any warning signs for what could trigger the next downturn? What strategies can lessors and airlines adopt to remain resilient to this? 
Patrick Byrne
CEO, CityJet
Gonçalo Pires
CFO, TAP Air Portugal
Chris Buckley
Aviation Chief Marketing Officer, Castlelake
Teresa Gonçalves
CFO, Sata Azores Airlines
Moderator
Joe O'Mara
Partner, KPMG