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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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Monday, April 09
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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

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Tuesday, April 10
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

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Tuesday, April 10
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Speaker
Ed Walton

Director of Engineering
UPS Airlines
Chairman

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Tuesday, April 10
9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

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Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Presenter

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Presenter

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Tuesday, April 10
9:15 AM - 9:30 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...
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Ed Walton

Director of Engineering
UPS Airlines
Presenter

Robert Ireland

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

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Tuesday, April 10
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.
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Brian Prentice

Partner, Aviation and Aerospace
Oliver Wyman/Cavok
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 10
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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Tuesday, April 10
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Speaker
Ali Bahrami

Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety
FAA
Keynote

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Tuesday, April 10
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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Joe Anselmo

Editor-In-Chief
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 10
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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

  • Session Number:  201
  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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  • 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.

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Tuesday, April 10
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Open to ALL attendees. Specially selected companies will provide demos and host Q&A sessions, providing you with an in-depth look at products and services that are revolutionizing the MRO industry.

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

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

  • 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.  

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  • Session Number:  202
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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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

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  • Session Number:  203
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Tuesday, April 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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Wednesday, April 11
9:00 AM - 9:15 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
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Speakers
Ben Minicucci

COO
Alaska Airlines
Keynote

Kurt Kinder

MD, Line Maintenance,
Alaska Airlines
Introducer

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Wednesday, April 11
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Wednesday, April 11
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

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Wednesday, April 11
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Session Number:  204
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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  • Session Number:  110
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 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?

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  • Session Number:  109
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 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.

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  • Session Number:  108
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 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.
Speaker
Tim Shaver

Deputy Director, Safety Standards
FAA
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  111
  • Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 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?
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Ted Robertson

Engineering Manager, Maintainability and Human Factors
GE Aviation
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 11
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Session Number:  112
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 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.

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  • Session Number:  113
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 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

Brian Hirshman

President
Aviation Technical Services
Speaker

Brian Karpiel

CFO
Aviall
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  114
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 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?...

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  • Session Number:  115
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 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...

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  • Session Number:  205
  • Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Wednesday, April 11
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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These briefings are open to all attendees of MRO Americas. Open to ALL attendees. Specially selected companies will provide demos and host Q&A sessions, providing you with an in-depth look at products and services that are revolutionizing the MRO industry.

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

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  • Session Number:  206
  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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  • 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.  

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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

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  • Session Number:  207
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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Wednesday, April 11
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • 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.  
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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

  • 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.  

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

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

  • 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. Industry studies predict over 600,000 new aviation maintenance technicians worldwide are needed in the next 20 years just for the commercial transport segment. Cultivation of new mechanics begins early, with critical outreach in K-12 schools followed by adequate capacity...

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Thursday, April 12
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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Thursday, April 12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • 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...
Speaker
Richard Wysong

Director, Travel & Transportation Advisory
PwC
Moderator

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  • 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.

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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

  • Session Number:  122
  • Thursday, April 12, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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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...

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  • Session Number:  123
  • Thursday, April 12, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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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...

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

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