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Conference: October 17-18, 2023
Exhibition: October 18-19, 2023

GoLive! Theater Agenda

The Go Live! Theater at MRO Europe 2023 will feature innovative content, case studies, and product briefings in the center of all the action – right on the exhibition show floor! 

The Go Live! Theater is open to visitors and registered attendees to the exhibition and conference.

Wednesday October 18, 2023

Theme: Innovation, Technology, Digital - Exploring what is new and exciting for MRO

 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens
 11:00 a.m.
New technology and great opportunities

What start-ups are being innovative and how can we leverage what other industries have learned? Exploring what technology is being inserted into the aftermarket that is improving processes or lowering costs.

Moderator: Veronica Dall’Aglio, Senior Technical Manager, Oliver Wyman

  • Andreas Perotti, CMO Europe, EHang
  • Todd Siena, Founder & CEO, Block Aero 
  • Antoine Ghosn, CEO Services, Dedienne Aerospace
 11:30 a.m.
Unleashing the Power of AI and Machine Learning for MRO

What opportunities are there to improve aircraft performance through the use of AI and ML? What techniques and methods should I use? What has already been done and what benefit has been realised? What part do Air Navigation Service Providers have to play? How long will it take this technology to refine and work independently and what does the future really look like for AI powered MRO?

  • Emily Price, Director Analytics, NATS
  • Stephen Vance, Director, CGI Aerospace and Assured Space Systems
 12:00 p.m.

Hosted Session by StandardAero

Keys to an Effective ESG Strategy 

An effective ESG Strategy is required to not only implement but deliver sustainable business in the future. The approach taken at StandardAero was designed to benefit all with intention. This Go Live! Session will explore our approach to ESG, lessons learned in the implementation process and the drivers for success in this dynamic and evolving landscape of creating sustainable MRO.   

  • Brian Skrobarcek, Vice President Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability, StandardAero
 12:15 p.m.
Digital Transformation of TUI Airline`s Engineering & Maintenance organization with Lufthansa Technik's new Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem (AMOS, AVIATAR, flydocs)

TUI Airline, Europe's award-winning leisure airline, uses AMOS, AVIATAR & Flydocs to manage the technical operation for its five airlines operating a fleet of around 130 Boeing and other aircraft. Lufthansa Technik's new digital Tech Ops Ecosystem enables TUI Airline`s Engineering & Maintenance Department to take advantage of leading digital solutions seamlessly integrated and future-proof. TUI will provide insights on their experience with the ecosystem and how they benefit from the customer-centric relationship with short and agile development cycles.

  • Margarida Martini, Head of Sales & Account Management AVIATAR EMEA, Lufthansa Technik
  • Geert Somers, Director of Engineering & Maintenance, TUI Airline
 12:30 p.m.
Go Live! Theater Break

Theme: Focus on! Sessions

 12:45 p.m.
Forecast data blast: Focus on - Air Cargo & Freighter Market Analysis

This brief presentation will provide overviews from the air cargo sector, including historical CTK and utilization performances from the recent years, a focus on the passenger-to-freighter conversion market, plus figures from Aviation Week's new forecast..

  • Antoine Fafard, Aerospace Data Analyst, Fleet and MRO, Aviation Week Network
 1:00 p.m.
Focus on: Understanding the state of the cargo market

With the recovery of scheduled airline capacity, what are the prospects for dedicated cargo operations and the demand for full freighters?

  • Soufiane Daher, Expert, Mckinsey and Company 
  • Steve Harvey, Manager, Business Development Specialist Sales - Cargo, Air Canada Cargo
1:30 p.m.
Forecast data blast: Focus on - Western Europe

Join Aviation Week as we present our latest forecast findings for Western Europe. See the effects and impacts of supply chain, workforce and geo-political issues have had on our latest 10 year Fleet & MRO forecast.

  • Daniel Williams, Senior Manager Fleet, Flight and Forecast Data, Aviation Week Network
 2:00 p.m.
Focus on: An update from CAA

How has the pandemic impacted personnel, the ability of CAA to do checks and issue certificates? Understanding state of operations and priorities for the future.

 2:15 p.m.

Hosted Session by Pelico 

Navigating Supply chain uncertainty: leveraging data for MRO Operations Excellence

Discover how a leading aerospace player leveraged data to fuel its MRO factory operations with agility in a context of constantly changing variables: early anticipation of bottlenecks, identification of prioritized corrective actions, streamlined collaboration across teams and simulation of alternative repair plans.

  • Tarik Benabdallah, CEO, Pelico
 2:30 p.m.

Hosted Session by HEICO

Case Study: Aerosens 

Advances in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology has provided a framework to develop a solution that eliminates the manual challenges in performing accurate, repetitive, mandatory safety and security inspections of aircraft cabin. HEICO and Aerosens have teamed up to harness this technology. Come learn more about the use of this technology and the cost savings available to airlines as a result. 

  • Paul Belisle, VP/General Manager, HEICO
 3:00 p.m.

Hosted Session by Airstart

The Innovative Aftermarket: transforming the USM business model into the 22nd century, one quantum leap at a time

In this presentation you will see how Airstart has differentiated itself from the legacy aftermarket suppliers by leveraging on data analytics, streamlined customer - centric processes, and a different vision of the aftermarket and its place in commercial aviation. Case studies will include game changing approaches to Large Consignment customers, key trends in supply and demand, Data and how to use it, Impact of Social Media in the Aftermarket, and what it means to put your team and your customers first with every decision you make as a company.

  • Rob Wills, Founder, Airstart
 3:15 p.m.
Focus on: Sustainability Part 2: Scaling up SAF

The priority is understanding how we reach mass production. What is the reality and underlying issues? Will the developments and investment on the timeline needed to reach climate targets? Is there real understanding of what needs to be focused on and the challenges involved?

  • Moderator: Floor Vogels, Project Lead, SkyNRG
  • Yann Cambier, Director - Aviation and Transport, ICF
  • Andre Morgenbrodt, Regional Manager for Air Logistics in Europe, Kuehne+Nagel
  • Mark D. Stolze, Enterprise Sustainability, Boeing
 3:45 p.m.
Slot reserved for: AIRE, an AVIACTION Company
Turnkey Solutions – The Most Effective Approach to Cabin Interior Project
 4:00 p.m.
Sustainable Cabin Interiors Panel

Where are Sustainable Cabin Interiors going? What are the challenges and success stories of pacemakers and frontrunners in providing Sustainable Cabin Interior solutions using new materials, DfR or new business models? How can we foster awareness of Sustainable Cabin Interiors on customers' side and accelerate demand?

  • Moderator: Nicole Noack, Managing Owner, TAIVR
  • Brad Elsbury, Director of Innovation, Gradel Lightweight
4.30 p.m
Surplus Interiors - the way to sustainable cost reduction!
  • Thomas Bulirsch, CEO and Founder, Aviationscouts
5:00 p.m
Go Live! Theater Closes 
 5:30 p.m.
 Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday October 19, 2023

Theme: Workforce and Hosted Content

 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens
 10:30 a.m.
Workforce Part 2: Recruiting and training for talent retention

How have recruiting practices changed around hiring in MRO and what is being done differently with training talent? How are we demonstrating the further and long-term opportunities to people in the business? Who is working directly with Universities to communicate their needs and help shape MRO-related curriculum to understand needs of young people and show a career path? How can MROs demonstrate ongoing career opportunities and provide support to new workers?

  • Moderator: Aimee Simpson, Recruitment Consultant, Goose Recruitment
  • Armel Jezequel, Executive Director and CEO, Vallair and Aircraft Academy
  • George Kanterakis, Research & Innovation Director, GMI Aero
 11:00 a.m.

Hosted Session by Waygate Technologies

Maximizing Efficiency: Video Borescope Breakthroughs for Engine MRO
  • Tom Danvers, Global Aerospace Product Manager, Waygate Technologies
 11:15 a.m.

Hosted Session by SITA

Achieve More, with Real Time Aircraft Data

How data can reduce disruption, cut maintenance costs, and improve product design.

  • Cristina Martin Ballesteros, Product Manager, SITA
 11:30 a.m.
Forecast data blast: Focus on - Eastern Europe

Join Aviation Week as we present our latest forecast findings for Eastern Europe. See the effects and impacts of supply chain, workforce and geo-political issues have had on our latest 10 year Fleet & MRO forecast.

  • Daniel Williams, Senior Manager Fleet, Flight and Forecast Data, Aviation Week Network
 12:00 p.m.

Hosted Session by SITA

Exploring aftermarket possibilities to reduce paperwork

Let's explore the aftermarket possibilities! Join this session by Pierre-Yves Benain (Senior Product Manager at SITA) and Job Arnold (co-founder of STRADE), to learn more about SITA's new platform for aftermarket players designed to speed up aircraft lifecycle management processes. If you are looking for a way to reduce the reliance on paperwork you can't miss it.

  • Pierre-Yves Benain, Senior Product Manager, SITA
 12:15 p.m.
Close of Go Live! Theater 2023
 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closes