April 9 - 11, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Tuesday, April 09
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 09
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Speakers:
Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 09
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Speaker:
Leo Warmuth

MD Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
FedEx Express
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Tuesday, April 09
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Speakers:
Ed Bastian

CEO
Delta Airlines
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Joe Anselmo

Editor-In-Chief
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 09
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Speakers:
Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
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Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Leo Warmuth

MD Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
FedEx Express
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Robert Ireland

MD, Engineering & Maintenance
Airlines for America (A4A)
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Tuesday, April 09
9:45 AM - 10:45 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.
Speaker:
Dave Marcontell

GM
Oliver Wyman / CAVOK
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 09
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

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Tuesday, April 09
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where will you invest the money and time efficiencies you can gain from the Big Data outcomes you’ll learn in this session? Outcomes such as improved quality, maintenance efficiency, shorter TATs, lower costs and increased safety. Four leaders in this emerging field share insights, outcomes and measurable business returns from...
Speakers:
Anne Brachet

EVP
Air France- KLM Engineering/MRO
Speaker

Deb Santos

Chief Marketing Officer
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Eva Azoulay

VP, Engine Services
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Ghislaine Doukhan

EVP
Safran Analytics
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 09
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 09
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

We will take a detailed look at the defense logistics and maintenance marketplace both in the U.S. and internationally. We’ll cover the hard numbers and examine the trends, issues and strategies being implemented across the spectrum.
Speakers:
Brig Gen John Kubinec

Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex
USAF
Speaker

Dr. Fred Cleveland

Managing Director, Operations, Transportation and Logistics
PwC
Moderator

John Johns

CEO
Gryphon Defense Group
Speaker

Michael Tint

Defense Data Manager
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Tim Matthews

(RADM Ret.) VP F-35 Sustainment Operations
Lockheed Martin
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  105
  • Tuesday, April 09, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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American Airlines operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Tuesday, April 09
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 09
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Session Number:  206
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Anticipating issues before they happen can save the military significant money. Predictive logistics creates the capability for Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM.) With the use of sensors on critical parts, data and analytics make it possible for predict logistics requirements, predict parts needs, predict utilization rates, and more. Data is at the...
Speakers:
Brig Gen Steven Bleymaier

Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
Hill AFB
Featured Speaker

Col. Robert Jackson

Chief Mobility Aircraft Division, Air Mobility Command
USAF
Speaker

Debbie Naguy

Head Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Product Support Engineering Division
USAF
Speaker

Earl Scott

Senior Director, Global Sales & Marketing
Boeing Global Services
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  106
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Tuesday, April 09
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 09
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Session Number:  207
  • Tuesday, April 09, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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The average age of US Air Force aircraft has spiked to 27 years this decade. The increasing age of the Air Force fleet has a direct impact on readiness and mission-capable rates. Examples include about half of all B-1s and B-2s being grounded at any given time. Readiness declines also...
Speakers:
Alex Ledesma

Military Business Director
HEICO Defense
Moderator

Lt. Gen. Warren Berry

Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
USAF
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  107
  • Tuesday, April 09, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Copa Airlines operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Tuesday, April 09
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 09
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Session Number:  108
  • Tuesday, April 09, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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Technical leadership candidly shares their engine program status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in technology, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Wednesday, April 10
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

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

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Wednesday, April 10
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

MRO decision makers from leading airlines address the most pressing challenges and issues they are facing in an evolving MRO landscape: How serious is the workforce shortage in MRO and what are the airlines doing to address it? What strategies are the airlines using to attract and retain talent? Where do they see...

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

Speaker:
Hon. Robert McMahon

Assistant Secretary of Defense, Sustainment
Keynote

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

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

  • Session Number:  112
  • Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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The potential gains of using blockchain technology for aviation are huge. But its application will present challenges and implementing it safely will take time. Our experts will cut through the hype and weigh in on the real-world potential for blockchain in aviation and the MRO industry. How will it cut...
Speaker:
Rachel Parker Sealy

Principal
PwC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  113
  • Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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This session takes an all-encompassing look at the many issues and opportunities to be found in the aging aircraft market. As aircraft stay in the fleet longer, the increased need for maintenance of mature fleets creates many opportunities for MROs. How are independent MROs competing with OEMs in this market?...
Speakers:
Martin Friis-Petersen

MD
MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.
Speaker

Raman Ram

Partner
McKinsey & Company
Speaker

Rob Wilson

CEO
Aero Turbine
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  111
  • Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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The relationship between airlines and OEMs does not end at the point of sale. What else are the airlines looking for the OEMs to deliver? What is the current status of intellectual property rights and operational data sharing concerns? How can OEMs help to reduce MRO costs for the airlines?
Speaker:
Bill Collins

President, Airframe Services
HAECO Americas
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  213
  • Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Software is defining the capabilities of weapons systems and is growing exponentially. For example, 90% of the avionics requirements for the F-35 rely on software. New lines of code to existing hardware create advances and new capabilities. Software upgrades and maintenance are now required at the depot as a “core...
Speaker:
Michael Mclendon


Software Engineering Institute
Moderator

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

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

  • Session Number:  115
  • Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Key FAA personnel provide a high-level overview of the Agency’s priorities and plans for 2019 and beyond.  This session will cover administrative and regulatory updates as well as the status of current projects and upcoming developments affecting the MRO industry.
Speaker:
Tim Shaver

Deputy Director, Safety Standards
FAA
Session Leader

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  • Room:   314
  • Session Number:  417
  • Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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  • Session Number:  217
  • Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Dealing with the pre-planned and the unexpected. “Parts is parts” as the expression goes, but while the mechanics of the logistics process may be similar to what FedEx and UPS does globally, the requirements are often different and more intricate. Security, regulations, and in theater conditions mount significant challenges. How...
Speakers:
Jeffrey Allen

Director Landing Gear PBL
AAR Corp.
Speaker

Mark Buongiorno

Vice President-General Manager
StandardAero San Antonio
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  117
  • Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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What is the state of the current 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...
Speakers:
Nestor Rodriguez

Corporate Director of Quality Assurance
HEICO Corporation
Speaker

Rob Hill

Head of Business Development
Aviation Technical Services
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  116
  • Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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What do airlines, MROs, and suppliers have to look out for when incorporating the disruptive technologies that are revolutionizing the MRO industry? This session will focus on how to best manage and mitigate the risks to operations that come with integrating new equipment, procedures, and hardware into their current MRO...
Speakers:
Richard Ross

SVP IT
Atlas Air
Speaker

Steve Hampson

Director
Guidehouse
Speaker

Yasin Birinci

Production Planning and Control Director
Turkish Airlines Technic
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 10
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 10
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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Wednesday, April 10
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Session Number:  220
  • Wednesday, April 10, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
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Additive Manufacturing is disruptive. While it is currently in a learning and process improvement stage it is fully expected that the way aircraft engines are designed and maintained will change substantially. Additive, or 3D printing as it is called, simplifies systems, reduces supply chain costs and accelerates design innovation. In...
Speakers:
Mark Shaw

Additive Leader
GE Additive
Speaker

Paula Hay

Executive Director, Additive Design and Manufacturing
UTC Aerospace Systems
Speaker

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Innovations follow a common lifecycle pattern – from visionary hype to difficult disillusionment to value-added productivity. Likewise, organizations follow adoption patterns of early visionaries, pragmatists, conservative followers and laggard skeptics. Capgemini presents its 2019 industry survey results on the adoption of MRO innovations such as interactive voice computing, service parts...

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  • Session Number:  120
  • Wednesday, April 10, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
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Technical leadership candidly shares their engine program status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in technology, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Wednesday, April 10
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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Wednesday, April 10
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Session Number:  221
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
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In a desire to improve performance and cost of future programs the military aircraft industry is embracing Digital MRO. This will be done by the capture of data throughout a product's lifecycle, from design all the way through to MRO and then through detailed analysis. It incorporates the concepts of...
Speakers:
Brig. Gen. Ronald Jolly Sr.

Commander, 82nd Training Wing
USAF
Speaker

Jim Fitzgerald

Director, Aerospace Manufacturing
SparkCognition
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  121
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
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Operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Wednesday, April 10
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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Wednesday, April 10
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Session Number:  122
  • Wednesday, April 10, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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Operational and technical leadership candidly share their fleet status and upcoming projects for 2019-2020. They will provide an in-depth overview on what’s new in tech-ops, their challenges and issues, and expectations from the aftermarket.

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Thursday, April 11
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, April 11
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Session Number:  124
  • Thursday, April 11, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
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It’s the topic the entire industry is talking about - Urban Air Mobility.  A game changer for transportation and smart cities, what will this mean for the MRO industry as we know it today? Hear the current status and trends that experts are seeing in the emerging UAM market. What...

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Thursday, April 11
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

  • Session Number:  125
  • Thursday, April 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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With shorter lead times for spares and lower inventory costs for maintenance providers, the advantages are clear when it comes to 3D printing in MRO. Who is leading the way in additive manufacturing and what have they learned? How does this process allow for continuous improvement to the durability and...
Speaker:
Scott Sevcik

Vice President, Manufacturing Solutions Business Unit
Stratasys
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  126
  • Thursday, April 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Big Data has taken the predictability of leading fleet maintenance failures to new levels. Going further than physical science, this session will examine using statistical science to get the most value from the data you already have. Airlines can fly more planned schedules by collaboration across data sets. The use...
Speakers:
Craig Amadeo

General Manager Engineering
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Dr. Fred Cleveland

Managing Director, Operations, Transportation and Logistics
PwC
Session Leader

Jim Tisdale

MD Engineering Planning & Performance
FedEx Express
Speaker

Kumar Satyam

Director Analytics
PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services
Speaker

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

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

  • Session Number:  128
  • Thursday, April 11, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Industry 4.0 technology is a key driver in revolutionizing today’s MRO. This session delves into the latest advancements in emerging technology that have everyone talking. Who is adopting and successfully utilizing AI, Blockchain and Virtual Reality? What obstacles are they facing and what lessons have they learned? This panel will...
Speakers:
David Piotrowski

Senior Principal Engineer
Delta Airlines
Speaker

Jeff Peiter

Manager – Enabling Technologies
Delta Airlines
Speaker

Josselin Bequet

CEO & Co-Founder
Donecle
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  127
  • Thursday, April 11, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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This session will explore the projected impact of incoming platforms as the industry approaches a new era of aero-engine technology. How can MROs ensure cooperation with OEMs, which tooling and repair processes should aftermarket players invest in and what challenges can suppliers expect?
Speakers:
Brandon Lafferty

Aftermarket Services Director
Rhinestahl Corporation
Moderator

Jamie Sismey

Marketing Executive, Americas
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Mike Rezman

VP Business Development
StandardAero Components Services
Speaker

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Thursday, April 11
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM