MRO Americas

April 25-27, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Military Symposium

 

Back with the support of the Logistics Officers Association (LOA), Aviation Week Network is proud to announce the return of MRO Military in 2017!

MRO Military will look at defense sustainment and provide market analysis on the status and trends of the MRO and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future. Over the two day symposium, speakers will review:

  • MRO Military Forecast
  • Tech Insertion in Military MRO
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Resiliency in the Supply Chain
  • Improving Performance

Special Feature: MRO Military Defense Needs Collaboration

Using a roundtable format, military MRO & sustainment leadership will lay out their pain points, problems and concerns. The military leaders will then leave the room and industry executives will be encouraged to take off their corporate badges and work on the various issues coming up with their best solutions and thinking for the benefit of the military. In the end, the military leaders will return for a report out on findings and recommendations.

Agenda

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. - 10:45

Session 6
Welcome

  • Ed Hazelwood
  • Greg Hamilton

Airline Keynote

  • Jeff Martin, EVP Operations, JetBlue Airways

Military Keynote

  • Lt Gen Lee K. Levy II, Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command

9:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens

10:45 a.m.

Room Change / Break

11:00 a.m.

Session 17
MRO Military: Military Market Forecast

This session will bring together two leading experts on defense sustainment to provide market analysis on the status and trends of the MRO and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future.

  • Hal Chrisman, VP, ICF International
  • Dan Katz, Dir., Defense Analysis and Data, Aviation Week Intelligence & Data Services

11:45 a.m.

 Break & Tabletop Networking

12:15 a.m.

Session 18
MRO Military: Big Data & Defense Sustainment

What is the potential operational value for the armed forces of the move to “big data?” How can the military services take advantage of this shift and can they really get there? Challenges are complicate and many.

  • Maj Gen Cedric George, Deputy Director, Resource Integration, A4 Logistics Transformation Lead & CIO, USAF
  • Pamela Valdez, Director, Derivative Fleet Support & Sustainment, Boeing

1:00 p.m.  

Lunch & Tabletop Networking

2:00 p.m.

Session 20
MRO Military: Rotorcraft – Army – PBLs and Industrial Partnerships

How well is Performance Based Logistics (PBL) working for the Army? Is it cost-effective? Is there a difference in how well PBLs work across different rotorcraft platforms such as Apache, Blackhawk, Lakota and Chinook? Does it help or hinder to have more 3rd party component suppliers involved versus relying on OEMs? Regarding industrial partnerships, are these getting better or deteriorating? What changes would the Army like to see in these relationships?

2:45 p.m.

Session 21
MRO Military: Supply Chain Risk & Commercialization

As the defense sustainment supply chain becomes more commercialized does risk increase?  How are MROs supporting the supply chain? What are the best strategies for dealing with parts for older aircraft that are no longer manufactured and too expensive to rebuild?  We’ll ask an airline MRO, a third party MRO and a Depot Owner to sort the issues and unveil the best strategies.

  • Jack Arehart, President MRO Services, Delta Tech Ops
  • Brig Gen Steven Bleymaier, Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill AFB
  • Frank Washburn, SES, Director 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base

4:00 p.m.

Session 22
MRO Military: Intellectual Property Rights: Who owns the data?

Are the military services making adequate use of the commercial market for MRO services and how does IP or Data Rights play into equation? Commercial industry can offer the military many advantages especially with commercial derivatives. But some companies are reluctant to play if the government can share drawings and other IP with potential competitors. How do we resolve this issue?

  • Anthony Albert, Sr Manager, Government Programs, United Technical Operations - SFOUS
  • Dave Gillett, VP Government Programs, AAR

4:45 pm

Session 23
MRO Military: Cyber Protection in Defense MRO

The threat of cyber-intrusion or attack in defense MRO is real. It can happen directly or through the supply chain. What are the greatest threats and how can the military protect against them.  Which systems and/or processes are most vulnerable? Where do cybersecurity investments need to be placed during the next two years? Are the military and the defense supply chain prepared to deal with a major security breach?

5:30 p.m.

Exhibition Hall and Registration Close

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:00 a.m.

Session 24
MRO Military: MRO Military Defense Needs Collaboration Roundtable (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

The concept here is to have the military MRO & Sustainment leadership to stand up before a group of 50 to 60- industry executives and lay out their pain points, problems, what needs fixing, etc. over about 45 minutes total.  The military leaders will then leave the room and for the next 90 minutes, and the industry people will work on the various issues coming up with their best solutions and thinking for the benefit of the military. Industry executives will be encouraged to take off their corporate badges and work on this for the benefit of the industry and military as a whole. Tables will have flip charts for note taking and each table will appoint a leader and note taker to facilitate the process. In the end, the military leaders will come back to the room and each table’s leader will report back their discussions, findings and recommendations.  The roundtable will be conducted under Chatham House Rules so that participants can be assured that neither they nor their companies will have quotes attributed to them.

  • Brig Gen Tom Miller, Vice Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base

9:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens

2:30 p.m.

Exhibition Hall and Registration Close

MRO Military Advisory Board 2017

  • Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network
  • Fred E. Cleveland, Managing Director, Operations: Transportation and Logistics, PwC
  • Jondavid Duvall, Chief Operations Officer, Logistics Officers Association
  • Judith Fedder, Director, Global Sales & Marketing, GS&S Integrated Logistics, The Boeing Company
  • Dan Gonzales, Vice President, Government Relations, Military and Components Sector, StandardAero
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences Aviation Week Network
  • Pete Hennessey, Brig. Gen, USAF (ret), EVP, AGC Integrated Defense Group
  • Dan Katz, Dir., Defense Analysis and Data, Aviation Week Intelligence & Data Services
  • Mike Kelly, Director, Operations and Strategy, Global Logistics and Operational Support, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Alex Ledesma, Director, Military Sales and Marketing, HEICO Defense
  • Robin Lineberger, Principal, Aerospace & Defense, Deloitte
  • Lorenzo Marandola, President, M1 Composites Technology
  • André McMillian, Director, Domestic & Aftermarket Business Development, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
  • Jim Regenor, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Services, Moog Inc.
  • Raymond Rodriguez, Lead Naval Tacair Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing
  • Gregg Skinner, GM Rotors & Composite, Bell Helicopter, Textron
  • Don Wetekam, SVP, Government & Defense Business Development, AAR CORP
  • Matt Kress, GM, Military Customer Services, GE Aviation
  • Scott Gray, Vice-President, Enterprise Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin

Register Now

Register for MRO Military before April 24 and receive the discounted price of $595.00.

All Active Military Personnel, will be granted free admission to our event. Identification must be presented on site and attendees must be in uniform. Aviation Week reserves the right to downgrade any "non-military" personnel/company in which case a new confirmation will be sent to you.

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