Agenda

8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, October 03
Registration Open
  • Tuesday, October 03, 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Tuesday, October 03
Welcome & Highlights
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 03, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Speakers
Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 03
Keynote Address
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 03, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker
Laurent Martinez

Head of Services
Airbus
Speaker

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 03
MRO Europe Market Forecast and Key Trends
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 03, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Back by popular demand, aviation experts analyse the status and trends of the MRO and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future.
Speakers
Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Speaker

Tom Cooper

VP
Oliver Wyman/CAVOK
Speaker

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 03
Afternoon refreshments
  • Tuesday, October 03, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, October 03
Operator Update: My Airline
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 03, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Attend to hear a quick update from different carriers on their fleet status, partnerships, maintenance plans, upcoming projects and the challenges facing them in the year ahead.
Speakers
Heiko Holm

Head of Technical Services
Wizz Air Hungary
Speaker

Neil Ambidge

Head of Fleet Technical Management
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Speaker

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Registration Open
  • Wednesday, October 04, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Wednesday, October 04
Big Data: Finding the Winners
  • Session Number:  2
  • Wednesday, October 04, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Who has identified the opportunities of big data and has a proven outcome that benefits their business? Can we find and measure a positive impact on business operations? What intelligence is being created that is of use and are we identifying the useful information? Is there still ambiguity around value and commercialising this information? Discover how you can get ahead and extract the opportunities to create predictive intelligence and improve processes for your business.
Speakers
Arjan Stander

Sr Consultant MRO
ADSE Consulting & Engineering
Speaker

Jayesh Shanbhag

Executive Director, Digital Strategy
GE Aviation
Speaker

Ken Sain

VP, Digital Aviation & Analytics
The Boeing Company
Speaker

Patrick Morcus

CEO
MROair
Speaker

Investing in Old versus New
  • Session Number:  4
  • Wednesday, October 04, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Review and compare different fleets and discuss who is buying mid-life aircraft and their maintenance decisions to support it. What transitions are taking place in terms of cost and solution needs? How is the landscape of airlines in Europe changing? Consider technologies, budgets, ROI, and expectations for remarketing and hear from different stakeholders on their experiences with fleets of varied ages.
Speakers
Ben Jacques

Marketing Director
WNG Capital
Speaker

Derek Paterson

Director Sales – Europe
MTU Maintenance
Speaker

Paolo Lironi

CEO
SGI Aviation
Speaker

Tony Kondo

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Sumisho Aero Engine Lease
Speaker

Successful Collaboration: A Case Study
  • Session Number:  3
  • Wednesday, October 04, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Take an in-depth look at a successful industry partnership and understand some of the benefits of a strategic partnership to better face the fast changing aviation market. Can we understand how some of the cross region partnerships are working and learn more about their status? Listen to actual participants in a JV to get to grips with key lessons from a tried and tested partnership, and understand what methods and processes really work.
Speakers
Florent Leforestier

VP Customer & Commercial Support
SR Technics Group
Speaker

Nikita Babkin

Director, Engine Services
S7 Engineering
Speaker

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 04
Room Change/Break
  • Wednesday, October 04, 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, October 04
Dynamics and Trends: MRO Partnerships
  • Session Number:  7
  • Wednesday, October 04, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Alliances and partnerships can be a value-creating option. But they can be risky investments and frustrating for the parties involved, as well. Risks may include the need for trade-off, compromise, conflicted interests of partners and potential disclosure of intellectual property. We will investigate the impact of consolidation and joint ventures on maintenance in the region and the industry as a whole? Attend to discuss methods to prevent or mitigate risk when assessing investment into an MRO partnership project and navigate the landscape successfully.
Speakers
Ian Taylor

Acting Vice President, Sales and Commercial
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace
Speaker

Mike Rezman

VP Business Development
StandardAero Components Services
Speaker

Robert Thomson

Partner
Roland Berger
Moderator

Sonny Stern

VP Sales, MRO Services
Delta TechOps
Speaker

Manpower and the Future Workforce Challenge
  • Session Number:  6
  • Wednesday, October 04, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Labor supply, demand and training remains extremely topical as industry concerns about future manpower and workforce shortages continue. Is this issue becoming more critical as borders tighten in parts of Europe? What strategies and solutions are successfully addressing the issues related to future expected required maintenance staff and the related competencies?
Speakers
Árpád Demény

CEO and Managing Director
Aeroplex
Speaker

Marc-Philippe Lumpé

VP Integrated Operations Centre
Qatar Airways
Moderator

New Technology Investment - Go or No-Go?
  • Session Number:  5
  • Wednesday, October 04, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Is maintenance being performed or scheduled differently with the new and innovative tech-driven solutions that have arrived on the scene? As these solutions are implemented how are they measured and is there a proven ROI? What other innovations can help our business grow and increase maintenance efficiency? Are companies willing to invest? What makes up their “investment checklist?” How focused on the needs of airlines are these innovative solutions? Stay ahead of the technology curve with our speakers.
Speaker
Nick Ward

Head of OEM Digital Solutions
Rolls-Royce Digital
Speaker

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Exhibition Hall Open
  • Wednesday, October 04, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Room Change/Break
  • Wednesday, October 04, 11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Components
  • Session Number:  10
  • Wednesday, October 04, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Join for discussion on supply chain management and new ways and ideas to keep track of your supply chain. The panel will also discuss initial provisioning for new aircraft types and key lessons on how to stock your warehouses in the right way.
Speakers
Caroline Cauvin

Director of Procurement
AJW
Speaker

Harmen Lanser

Director Component Product Development
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

Jason Reed

President
GA Telesis Component Solutions Group
Speaker

Micheál Armstrong

CEO
Armac Systems (SR Technics)
Moderator

Connectivity and Cabin Modification: A Case Study
  • Session Number:  9
  • Wednesday, October 04, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Attend this session to listen to a case study on cabin modifications and learn from best practice and benefit from the experience of those who have recently added connectivity to their fleets. Attend for insight from the operator on their experiences and learn how they overcame problems to reach successful operations and practices.
Speaker
Lukas Bucher

Head of Connectivity
Lufthansa Technik
Speaker

Line Maintenance
  • Session Number:  8
  • Wednesday, October 04, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
As airlines are trying to get more work done on aircraft in the A-checks and overnight checks, what challenges are they experiencing? How can line maintenance better support airline needs and different operating patterns and increase efficiency? What are third party providers looking for from the operators and who is looking at extending their line maintenance networks? Exploring current practice and short-term, mid-term and long-term strategies.
Speaker
Paul Horstink

Aircraft Director
Iberia Maintenance
Speaker

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Room Change/Break
  • Wednesday, October 04, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Managing Costs
  • Session Number:  11
  • Wednesday, October 04, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Operators are always under pressure to keep their costs low, how are they proactively managing this and where is there room for improvement? How does cost pressure continue to impact maintenance activity? What factors for assessment are important when deciding what strategies should be invested in? Attend this discussion to explore cost saving opportunities and recommendations from industry experts.
Speakers
Birkan Guneralp

SVP Base Maintenance
Turkish Technic
Speaker

Patrick Markham

VP HPG Technical Services
HEICO Aerospace
Speaker

Paul Schneijder

Managing Director
Paul Schneijder Airline Consultant B.V.
Moderator

Tamas Juhász

Purchasing Manager
Wizz Air Hungary
Speaker

Regulatory Update
  • Session Number:  12
  • Wednesday, October 04, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Engage in critical discussion on the major regulatory changes, challenges and updates and consider what you will need to factor into your budgets, operations and strategies in upcoming months. EU261: What types of maintenance strategies could be adopted to avoid airlines paying out compensation? What impact will Brexit have on future regulatory environment, part 66 licences and shop approvals? How will Brexit affect the current FAA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and the 200 plus repair stations located in the UK holding both EASA/FAA approval? What impact will Brexit have on airlines and MRO’s in the UK and Europe?
Speakers
Chris Markou

Head, Operational Cost Management
IATA
Speaker

Don Wilson

Chairman
European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) Maintenance Group
Speaker

Tim Shaver

Manager Aircraft Maintenance Division
FAA/AFS-300
Speaker

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Room Change/Break
  • Wednesday, October 04, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 04
easyJet – STATE OF THE AIRLINE Fleet and Requirements Review
  • Session Number:  18
  • Wednesday, October 04, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
The operational and technical leadership of easyJet will provide an in-depth overview of the carrier’s fleet status, what’s new in tech-ops, major and upcoming projects, challenges and issues facing its supply chain.
Speakers
Brendan McConnellogue

Head of Maintenance
easyJet
Speaker

Gary Smith

Head of Engineering
easyJet
Speaker

Swaran Sidhu

Head of Fleet Technical Management
easyJet airlines company
Speaker

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Wednesday, October 04
Icelandair - STATE OF THE AIRLINE Fleet and Requirements Review
  • Session Number:  19
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The operational and technical leadership of Icelandair will provide an in-depth overview of the carrier’s fleet status, what’s new in tech-ops, major and upcoming projects, challenges and issues facing its supply chain.
Speakers
Asgeir Bjarni Larusson

Director Maintenance Management
Icelandair
Speaker

Einar Mar Guðmundsson

Director Materials & Logistics
Icelandair
Speaker

Jens Thordarson

VP Technical Operations
Icelandair
Speaker

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 05
Registration Open
  • Thursday, October 05, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, October 05
Aircraft Update
  • Session Number:  13
  • Thursday, October 05, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join this session for an update on fleets and key market understanding to ensure you make the right decisions for your business. What are the implications of an increasingly large presence of next generation aircraft for the MRO industry? What impact will present and anticipated future fleets have on maintenance programs, strategies, investment and the industry as whole? What can we learn from an operational update on the latest aircraft generation? Make sure you attend to be in the know.
Speakers
David Longridge

VP Services Sales
Boeing
Speaker

Gustavo Souza Ribeiro

CRM & Technical Services Director
Embraer
Speaker

Joachim Mirabaud

Head of FHS Engineering and Pool Management
Airbus
Speaker

The Lessor in MRO
  • Session Number:  14
  • Thursday, October 05, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
What influence do lessors have in MRO and how do they impact other stakeholders? Is their role and position in the market changing? How does the aviation leasing community in Europe compare with other regions? How successfully do lessors work with other stakeholders? Is there a stronger role in direct relation to the MRO? What regulation and responsibility needs to be assessed and considered when making lease returns and how can all stakeholders be encouraged to become more engaged? Are strategies for managing lease contracts and making aircraft returns improving or is there still friction between stakeholders?
Speakers
Hisham Nasser

Chairman and Consultant
Egyptair Maintenance and Engineering
Speaker

Jonas Butautis

Chairman
Magnetic MRO
Speaker

Ken Sewell

Head of Aircraft Transactions
IBA
Speaker

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 05
Exhibition Hall Open
  • Thursday, October 05, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Thursday, October 05
Room Change/Break
  • Thursday, October 05, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, October 05
Engine Update
  • Session Number:  15
  • Thursday, October 05, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
As new engine types entering the narrowbody segment are powering more and more aircraft, how do we prepare for a decline in the number of engine shop visits? The influx of new generation engines means new products, more time on-wing, fewer maintenance events and different maintenance requirements. What strategies and planning should be put in place? Are cost savings from low oil prices being offset by cost reductions to maintain competitiveness? What strategies are being utilised in the face of challenging margins? Review and compare Europe against the rest of the world and assess the current and future challenges and opportunities for this sector.
Speakers
Brian Kough

Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Aviation Week Intelligence Network
Moderator

Brian Ovington

Director, Engine Services Marketing
GE Aviation
Speaker

Jacopo Lucioli

Marketing Services Manager
Safran Aircraft Engines
Speaker

Paul Finklestein

Director - Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Supply Chain & Predictive Maintenance
  • Session Number:  16
  • Thursday, October 05, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
It is essential to ensure that supply chain is aligned and prepared alongside predictive maintenance to ensure improved operational reliability. How often are parts pulled unnecessarily and how much disruption occurs when this happens? Is there a ‘joined up approach’ to detect and rectify errors? MROs can only benefit from the higher operational reliability allowed by predictive maintenance if the shop can find the fault, how can this be improved?
Speakers
Andy Schmidt

SVP Intelligent Solutions
AAR Corporation
Speaker

Rodolphe Parisot

VP Digital & Innovation
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 05
Room Change/Break
  • Thursday, October 05, 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 05
Closing Forum: The Voice of the People
  • Session Number:  17
  • Thursday, October 05, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
During MRO Europe, the Aviation Week Network editorial team will engage with the audience about key issues raised over the past two days, where attendees will be invited to submit their pressing questions, hot topics and concerns. At this interactive and industry-led session, the panel will explore, challenge and deliberate about the conference’s most trending issues. Expect key discussions, critical debate and lively feedback at this buzz-worthy session.
Speakers
Marc-Philippe Lumpé

VP Integrated Operations Centre
Qatar Airways
Speaker

Rob Ballantyne

Manager Maintenance Control and International Maintenance
WestJet
Speaker

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Thursday, October 05
Aircraft Model Drawing and MRO Europe 2017 Conference Concludes
  • Thursday, October 05, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM