Yves Germeaux
Yves Germeaux
Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance

ATOZ Aviation Finance


Since 2018, Yves and his team at ATOZ Aviation Finance have been providing advisory services and have structured and sourced financing for airlines and lessors around the world. Yves has a long-time experience in corporate finance within multinational groups in both aviation and steel with particularly significant aviation finance experience over 20 years. Prior to the launch of ATOZ Aviation Finance, Yves has held Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Finance positions at Luxaviation and Cargolux, respectively. Yves is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg. His academic background includes a MSc in Banking and Finance from HEC Lausanne (Switzerland), in partnership with the University of California Los Angeles (USA), a Master’s Degree in Law from Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg (France) as well as a Master of Science in Economic Sciences from HEC Lausanne

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  • How are aircraft and engines being financed? Who is providing the debt currently? 
  • Will aviation banks have less capital to deploy as result of Covid, ESG and Basel IV? How does the 'impact' initiative affect this?
  • Where do alternative lenders fit into this picture? 
  • Can a competitive dynamic between alternative lenders drive margins down?  
  • Will quantifiably green financing be cheaper? Will that meet return thresholds for banks? 
  • How has the cost of financing older assets been affected? 
Leslie Kurshan
Managing Director, Marsh
Ulrike Ziegler
President, impact
Sneha Kedia
Director, Deutsche Bank
Christophe Bernardini
SVP Marketing, PK AirFinance
Yves Germeaux
Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance

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  • What deals are being done today? What are the trends? Are there new structures at work? The realities of step-up leases and ratchet rates.


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Yves Germeaux
Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance
  • Will demand for freighter conversion continue post-Covid? Will new conversion facilities affect the market dynamic?  
  • What are the advantages of full conversion vs partial conversion?  
  • Understanding freighter price volatility compared to passenger aircraft 
  • When will long haul load factors make sense for passenger belly freight return? What impact will this have on widebody freighter conversion? 
  • How long will older freighters stay in service? What are the retirement forecasts? 
  • Are retirement ages getting increasingly younger? 
Yves Germeaux
Head of Corporate & Aviation Finance, ATOZ Aviation Finance
Romain Chambard
VP Marketing, Rolls-Royce
Eamonn Cronin
Chief Commercial Officer, Acumen
Eamonn Forbes
Chief Commercial Officer, Titan Aviation Leasing