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Monday, April 09
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Monday, April 09
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

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Tuesday, April 10
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Speaker
Kent Horton

Director, Aircraft Engineering, Southwest Airlines and A4A Engineering Maintenance and Materiel Council Chairman
Southwest Airlines
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, April 10, 8:50 AM - 9:20 AM
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Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will provide leadership insights from his tenure with the FAA, advice on navigating through today’s complex transportation industry, and thoughts on where the aviation is headed.
Speaker
Michael Huerta

President
MPH Consulting
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Back by popular demand, leading aviation experts analyze the status and trends of the MRO and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future. Also to include a segment into the growing influence of the surplus parts market.
Speakers
Brian Prentice

Partner, Aviation and Aerospace
Oliver Wyman/Cavok
Speaker

Richard Brown

Principal
ICF International
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Speakers
Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Presenter

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Presenter

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Tuesday, April 10
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

The Airlines for America Nuts and Bolts Awards recognize exceptional service and contribution in the engineering or maintenance fields of the commercial aviation industry. Each year since 1967, the Airlines for America Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council (EMMC) has bestowed the award on one individual for contributions as an airline...
Speakers
Kent Horton

Director, Aircraft Engineering, Southwest Airlines and A4A Engineering Maintenance and Materiel Council Chairman
Southwest Airlines
Presenter

Robert Ireland

MD, Engineering & Maintenance
Airlines for America (A4A)
Presenter

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Tuesday, April 10
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

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Tuesday, April 10
10:50 AM - 11:25 AM

What can the aviation community anticipate from the FAA? Ali Bahrami will open the conference with an informational discussion on administrative updates, a high-level overview on what FAA is doing/not doing, and collaborations with the global industry.
Speakers
Ali Bahrami

Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety
FAA
Keynote

Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 10
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

In this session, the world’s three largest aircraft OEMs will sit down with Aviation Week Editor-In Chief Joe Anselmo and discuss how their new services strategies will change the MRO business. All three OEMs have very recently changed their approaches to the aftermarket and are striving for revenue growth. 
Speakers
Joe Anselmo

Editor-In-Chief
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Moderator

Johann Bordais

President & CEO, Services & Support
Embraer
Speaker

Laurent Martinez

SVP, Head of Business Unit Services
Airbus
Speaker

Stan Deal

President and CEO
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   N230 A
  • Session Number:  126
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas. FedEx® Aerospace Solutions gives you one source for transporting the aircraft parts that make your industry work. We bring together expert knowledge in logistics and customs with our own network of FedEx planes, trucks, facilities and partner carriers. With FedEx Aerospace Solutions,...

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Tuesday, April 10
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   N320 AB
  • Session Number:  133
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Complimentary session! This session is open to all attendees of MRO Americas. The business case and considerations for mods and upgrades and their ability to enable a full suite of intelligent capabilities, including prognostics and health management.
Speakers
Kal Rebin

VP Maintenance & Engineering
Jazz Aviation LP
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Speaker

Shiv Trisal

Associate Director, Aftermarket, Digital Strategy
UTC Aerospace Systems
Session Leader

Stacy Morrissey

MD Fleet Engineering
American Airlines
Speaker

Stan Kottke

VP Aftermarket, Mods & Upgrades
UTC Aerospace Systems
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 EF
  • Session Number:  201
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Open to: 
Speakers
Brig Gen John Kubinec

Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex
USAF
Speaker

Fred Cleveland

Managing Director, Operations, Transportation and Logistics
PwC
Moderator

John Johns

Director, Strategy and Global Relations
Northrop Grumman Technology Services
Speaker

Kevin Rees

Chief, AED Maintenance Engineering Division
US Army
Speaker

Michael Tint

Defense Data Manager
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  103
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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UPS Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in a side room.
Speakers
Brad Schwandt

Director of Maintenance
UPS Airlines
Speaker

Ed Geers

VP Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering
UPS Airlines
Speaker

Ed Walton

Director of Engineering
UPS Airlines
Speaker

Ron Albertsen

Vice-President Finance and Accounting
UPS Airlines
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   N230 B
  • Session Number:  132
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas. From form entry to additional validation steps, maintenance and inspection processes are fraught with inefficiencies and quality issues. Honeywell’s voice M&I solution provides near real time process standardization and hands-free, eyes-free data collection; improving productivity while simultaneously reducing errors.

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Tuesday, April 10
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   N230 A
  • Session Number:  130
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas. Imagine a platform to provide real-time visibility of parts from suppliers like OEMs, Parts Distributors, Parts traders, Parts Exchanges to Airlines at the click of a button - thereby saving buyers all the hard work of searching through multiple portals, frantic phone...

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Tuesday, April 10
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  104
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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American Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in a side room.  
Speakers
Craig Barton

VP Technical Services
American Airlines
Speaker

David Seymour

SVP Integrated Operations
American Airlines
Speaker

John Beavers

VP Training, Engineering and Quality
American Airlines
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 EF
  • Session Number:  202
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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The military’s need for more predictive maintenance and the analytics behind it.
Speakers
Col. Allan Lanceta

Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot
U.S. Army
Speaker

Dennis D’Angelo

SES, Director 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker AFB
Speaker

Mark Vitale

Federal Strategy & Operations Practice
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 10
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   N230 B
  • Session Number:  134
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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From automated classification of maintenance events to recommended resolutions for technical issues, predictive maintenance and supply chain optimization, AI powered decision systems leverage the knowledge stored in structured and unstructured data to solve some of aerospace’s most challenging problems.

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Tuesday, April 10
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 10
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   N320 EF
  • Session Number:  203
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Reducing the cost of Defense Sustainment through the use of alternate parts. Perspectives from AT&L, the Air Force and DLA.
Speakers
Alan Estevez

National Security Strategy & Logistics Executive
Deloitte
Speaker

Don Wetekam

SVP Government & Defense Business Development
AAR CORP
Moderator

Jack Arehart

President, MRO Services
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Lt Gen Lee Levy

Commander Air Force Sustainment Center
USAF
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  105
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Southwest Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in the side room.
Speakers
Kent Horton

Director, Aircraft Engineering, Southwest Airlines and A4A Engineering Maintenance and Materiel Council Chairman
Southwest Airlines
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Mark Wibben

Sr. Director, Powerplant and Service Engineering
Southwest
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  106
  • Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Delta Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in the same room.
Speakers
Don Mitacek

SVP Delta TechOps and Delta Private Jets (DPJ)
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Elizabeth (Eli) Tilden

GM Airframe Supplier Operations
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Gary Martin

MD Engineering
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Jack Arehart

President, MRO Services
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Ken McCue

MD Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Speakers
Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Speakers
Ben Minicucci

President & COO
Alaska Airlines
Keynote

Kurt Kinder

VP Maintenance and Engineering
Alaska Airlines
Introducer

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Wednesday, April 11
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Within the context of the new National Defense Strategy, the focus of this address will cover our challenges and priorities in working by, with, and through the Services to “move the needle” on readiness by delivering improved Materiel Availability.  Remarks will highlight how we are identifying opportunities for accelerating sustainment...
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Hon. Robert McMahon

Assistant Secretary of Defense, Logistics & Materiel Readiness
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Wednesday, April 11
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   N320 EF
  • Session Number:  204
  • Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Speaker
Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry

Commander
Defense Logistics Agency, Aviation
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  • Room:   N320 AB
  • Session Number:  110
  • Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Join this discussion for an update and forecast on Airframe Heavy Maintenance demand and trends over the next five years. What are the predictions on surplus? Shortage? Widebody vs Narrowbody? How will this affect operators that have not secured long-term slots, and other industry stakeholders?
Speakers
Brian Sartain

SVP, Repair and Engineering Services
AAR Corp
Speaker

Paul A. Dolan

COO
ATS
Speaker

Raman Ram

Partner
McKinsey & Company
Speaker

Stephen Lim

President
VT San Antonio Aerospace
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 CD
  • Session Number:  109
  • Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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With the challenges of the PW1000G, 787 batteries and other aircraft, engines and equipment incorporating leading edge technology, how are airlines and suppliers managing the risk to operations? Attend this session to assess how to mitigate and overcome the risks associated with new equipment and hardware.
Speakers
Christopher Gibbs

Group Director Components & Engine Services
HAECO
Speaker

Dave Marcontell

GM
Oliver Wyman / CAVOK
Moderator

Robert Matson

VP Technical Services & Engine Programs
Willis Lease
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 CD
  • Session Number:  108
  • Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Key leaders from the FAA Office of Safety Standards will share status of current projects, as well as upcoming developments. Updates include impact on bilateral and foreign agreements, such as BREXIT; MAC-6 and -7 changes/updates; AMT fatigue and impact; and more.
Speakers
Rolandos Lazaris

Aircraft Maintenance Division Executive Officer
FAA
Speaker

Steve Douglas

VP
Oliver Wyman/CAVOK
Moderator

Tim Shaver

Deputy Director, Safety Standards
FAA
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 GH
  • Session Number:  111
  • Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Virtual or Augmented Reality technologies have captured the imagination although their application in MRO remains in its infancy. How can VR technology change how the industry approaches teaching and shop-floor operations? How can aftermarket companies reap a tangible benefit from this still emerging technology?
Speakers
Brian Ballard

CEO & Founder
Upskill
Speaker

Dr. Tom Haritos

Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautical Science
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Speaker

H. Brent Baker

Major General (Ret), VP, Worldwide Federal A&D
PTC
Speaker

James Kornberg

Director Engineering and Maintenance Innovation
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

Ted Robertson

Engineering Manager, Maintainability and Human Factors
GE Aviation
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Wednesday, April 11
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room:   N320 CD
  • Session Number:  112
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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With more acceptance of 3D printing as a cost-effective option, operators are adopting for non-flight-critical parts. This session explores the impact, adoption and utilization of 3D-printed parts in aviation and MRO, as well as NDT processes and regulatory approval status.
Speakers
George Small

CTO
Moog
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Ramesh Ramakrishnan

Sr. Principal Engineer, New Business and AM Technologies
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Scott Carpenter

Manager, Engineering Materials, Processes & Configuration Control
Southwest Airlines
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 GH
  • Session Number:  205
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speakers
Lt Gen John Cooper

Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force
Speaker

Mark Buongiorno

Vice President-General Manager
StandardAero San Antonio
Moderator

Roberto Guerrero

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy
U.S. Air Force
Speaker

Sergio Loureiro

VP Enterprise Capacity & Materials Planning Strategy
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

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  • Room:   N230 B
  • Session Number:  131
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Complimentary session! This session is open to all attendees of MRO Americas. The data tsunami and digital capabilities to transform raw data into actionable knowledge has accelerated immensely over the past few years. OEMs and airlines have partially built digital platforms that are fundamentally changing how maintenance and supply networks function....
Speakers
Al Koszarek

CEO
Aeroxchange
Speaker

Dr. Christian Langer

Head of Digital Fleet Solutions
Lufthansa Technik AG
Speaker

Eric Strafel

President & CEO
Aviall
Speaker

Michael Wm. Denis

Principal
Capgemini
Session Leader

Norman Baker

SVP Digital Transformation Customer Services
Airbus
Speaker

Rodolphe Parisot

Chief Digital Officer
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

Ron DiMuro

VP Digital MRO-Commercial
GE Aviation
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 AB
  • Session Number:  113
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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The commercial MRO sector has seen several years of robust M&A activity. Strong market fundamentals – including airline restructuring and capacity discipline – have attracted investor attention. Consolidation pressure, a continued increase in passenger traffic, alongside strengthening airline operating profits and healthy order backlogs have acted as a steady stream...
Speakers
Al Wood

Partner - Head of Aviation Finance
Comvest Partners
Session Leader

Alex Trapp

SVP Business Development
StandardAero
Speaker

Brian Hirshman

President
Aviation Technical Services
Speaker

Nick Fazioli

MD Aerospace & Aviation
Jefferies LLC
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 GH
  • Session Number:  114
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Discuss and engage with how the industry views MRO’s: Are they a commodity or a business partner? How can awareness be improved around the investment needed to uphold safety and performance as well as attract and retain talent? Assessing the airline/MRO relationship: How can MROs support airlines to reduce cost?...
Speakers
Anthony Spaulding

Managing Director - MRO Business Development
United Airlines
Speaker

Florent Leforestier

VP Customer & Commercial Support
SR Technics Group
Speaker

Gavin Simmonds

Chief Operating Officer
AJW Group
Speaker

Jim Clarke

VP Planning & Performance
HAECO Americas
Session Leader

Steven Foust

SVP, Global Operations
TurbineAero
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 CD
  • Session Number:  115
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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What is the state of the teardown market? Is it diversifying? This session will assess traceability in the future of heavy asset teardowns. What challenges and opportunities should be considered and what is the expectation for impending demand? What is the future of PMA in a world of heavy asset...
Speakers
Angelo Stekardis

Procurement Controller
UPS
Speaker

Brad Caban

President
Certified Aviation Services
Speaker

Carl Glover

VP Sales & Marketing - Americas
AAR
Speaker

Jason Reed

President of Component Solutions Group
GA Telesis, LLC
Speaker

Patrick Markham

VP Technical
HEICO Aerospace
Moderator

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Wednesday, April 11
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  124
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
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Scott Kirby will share United’s considerations on future networks, their next steps, as well as his insights on new opportunities in both regional and global aviation markets.
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Kris Bauer

SVP Technical Operations
United Airlines
Introducer

Scott Kirby

President
United Airlines
Keynote

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Wednesday, April 11
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   N230 A
  • Session Number:  127
  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas. Aircraft MRO operations are under increasing pressure to reduce maintenance based cancellations and reduce maintenance turnaround times, while reducing costs. Two case studies will show how leading MRO operations have used Real-Time Scheduling to achieve these goals, saving hundreds of millions of...

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Wednesday, April 11
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room:   N320 EF
  • Session Number:  206
  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Speaker
James A. Regenor

Business Unit Director, Transformative Technologies
Moog, Inc
Speaker

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  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  116
  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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United Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in a side room.  
Speakers
Brad Closson

MD Tech Ops / Maintenance Technology
United Airlines
Speaker

Mike Arata

MD Fleet Engineering
United Airlines
Speaker

Pat Coval

MD Technical Operations Supply Chain
United Airlines
Speaker

Tom Cornacchini

Director, Component Vendor Management
United Airlines
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   N230 B
  • Session Number:  128
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas Maintenance efficiency, quality and improved TAT are all required attributes of MROs today. This presentation will demonstrate how MROs are creating dramatic return on investment through the successful deployment of Production Control technologies.  Critical factors have all converged to create opportunity never...

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Wednesday, April 11
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room:   N320 GH
  • Session Number:  207
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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Speakers
Aaron Maue

Senior Director of Government Services
Rockwell Collins
Speaker

Jeff Heron

Public-Private Partnerships, Small Business
Naval Air Systems Command
Speaker

John Johns

Director, Strategy and Global Relations
Northrop Grumman Technology Services
Speaker

John Sutton

Director Industrial Base Planning
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   N230 A
  • Session Number:  129
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Complimentary briefing! Open to all attendees of MRO Americas. Cordless Expansion and Product Connectivity are two major trends currently impacting aviation assembly and maintenance organizations. This presentation will focus on the technologies impacting profitability and safety for the aviation organization and end user. Briefing presented by Stanley Black & Decker

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Wednesday, April 11
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  117
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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FedEx Express’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in a side room.  
Speakers
Joe Slavinsky

MD Air Fleet Conversion & Vendor Heavy Maintenance
FedEx Express
Speaker

Leo Warmuth

MD Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
FedEx Express
Speaker

Tommy Johnston

MD Supply Chain Management
FedEx Express
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room:   N310 ABEF
  • Session Number:  118
  • Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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Alaska Airlines’ operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2018-2019. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket. ** Presentation follow-up discussions will take place in a same room.  
Speakers
Jason Lai

MD Cabin Systems & Airframe MRO
Alaska Airlines
Speaker

Ken Newton

Director, SCM Operations
Alaska Airlines
Speaker

Kurt Kinder

VP Maintenance and Engineering
Alaska Airlines
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N310 GH
  • Session Number:  119
  • Wednesday, April 11, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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Complimentary session! This session is open to all attendees of MRO Americas. Overview of how AHM/AIRMAN has expanded on modern fleet types and the infrastructure put in place by operators and OEM’s to support it The potential opportunities to advance predictive analytics over and above what AHM/AIRMAN currently provide Industry work towards using...
Speakers
Gavin Jones

MD Line Engineering and Tech Support
United Airlines
Speaker

Larry Slate

VP Commercial Aviation Services - Americas
Boeing
Moderator

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Thursday, April 12
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, April 12, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Thursday, April 12
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room:   N320 CD
  • Session Number:  125
  • Thursday, April 12, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
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10-years ago at the 2008 MRO Americas Conference aerospace consultant Kevin Michaels made bold predictions about the shape of the global MRO industry in 2018. This session gives us a chance to see what was spot on and how the evolution of the MRO industry has taken some unexpected twists...
Speaker
Kevin Michaels

Managing Director
AeroDynamic Advisory
Speaker

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Thursday, April 12
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, April 12
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, April 12, 9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
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Thursday, April 12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   N320 CD
  • Session Number:  121
  • Thursday, April 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Who has managed to successfully identify and capitalize on the opportunities of big data? What are proven outcomes that have benefited business and operations? What trends and examples should be seen and considered to get everyone up to speed? Discover how you can get ahead and extract the opportunities for...
Speakers
Ed Walton

Director of Engineering
UPS Airlines
Speaker

Jack Arehart

President, MRO Services
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Kevin Larson

CIO
AAR Corp
Speaker

Pamela Valdez

Vice President Air Force Services
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Richard Wysong

Director, Travel & Transportation Advisory
PwC
Moderator

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  • Room:   N320 AB
  • Session Number:  120
  • Thursday, April 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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This session starts with an AW “Power Data Blast” – a quick, concise data analysis by Aviation Week Intelligence Network, quantifying the MRO market’s component sector.  Then, a panel of leading component OEMs will present updates on products, support programs and more.
Speakers
Brian Kough

Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Aviation Week Network
Session Leader

Jim Boyle

Technical Director
Michelin Aircraft Tires - Americas
Speaker

Jonathan Swetnam

VP, Head of Flight Hour Services, Customer Services
Airbus
Speaker

Roman Lopatko

Sr. Director, Connected Aircraft
Honeywell Aerospace
Speaker

Steve Von Waldner

Regional Sales Director
Desser Holdings LLC
Speaker

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Thursday, April 12
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Thursday, April 12, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Thursday, April 12
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   N320 AB
  • Session Number:  122
  • Thursday, April 12, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Open to: 
With the first fleets of Next Generation Engine platforms taking to the air, engine OEMs discuss Entry-Into-Service, initial operating experience and maintenance network plans. Engine manufacturers will explore how they are approaching MRO support programs for NG platforms, where they see their position in the wider aftermarket supply-chain and how...
Speakers
Bill Dwyer

Marketing Leader
GE Aviation
Speaker

Joseph Sylvestro

VP of Aftermarket Operations
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Lewis Prebble

SVP Customers, Americas
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

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  • Room:   N320 CD
  • Session Number:  123
  • Thursday, April 12, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Open to: 
Airlines are upgrading their satellite connectivity by the droves as passengers’ demand and expect better Inflight Entertainment (IFE) and Wi-Fi connectivity. Vendors are pushed to the brink to meet demand and installation deadlines. This represents a retrofit challenge for both installation and certification. At the same time, content providers are...
Speakers
Brett Paterson

Technical Marketing Manager
Inmarsat Aviation
Speaker

Carlos Naufel

Vice President, Technical Support
Embraer
Speaker

Jeff Luedeke

Managing Director
Tronos Aviation Consulting Inc.
Moderator

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Thursday, April 12
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Thursday, April 12, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Open to: 

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