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MRO Americas 2020
Dallas

April 28-30, 2020

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Monday, April 27
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Speakers
Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
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Jacqueline Smith

Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, April 28, 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Join Aviation Week Network and Airlines For America as we kick off MRO Americas 2020 by counting down the Top 10 MRO moments from the past 25 years!
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Robert Ireland

Managing Director, Engineering & Maintenance
Airlines for America (A4A)
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Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
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Tuesday, April 28
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Session Number:  102
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Speakers
Joe Anselmo

Editor-In-Chief/Editorial Director
Aviation Week & Space Technology
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Oscar Munoz

CEO
United Airlines
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Tuesday, April 28
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Session Number:  102
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Speakers
Robert Ireland

Managing Director, Engineering & Maintenance
Airlines for America (A4A)
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Leo Warmuth

Managing Director, Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
FedEx
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Tuesday, April 28
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Session Number:  103
  • Tuesday, April 28, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Leading aviation industry experts discuss the outlook for MRO demand, critical market trends and their corresponding implications for airlines, OEMs, and independent MROs. Topics run the spectrum from recent geopolitical events, the impact of the 737 MAX re-entry into service, and potentially disruptive technologies.
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Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
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Kevin Michaels

Managing Director
AeroDynamic Advisory
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Tuesday, April 28
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Session Number:  404
  • Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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  • Session Number:  104
  • Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Ten years ago, civil aviation entered the new decade with a global commitment in hand to mitigate its growing carbon emissions. But, despite putting in place a CO2 standard for aircraft and an international offsetting scheme for airlines, it ended the decade branded a villain of climate change. Airlines talk...
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Tuesday, April 28
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Session Number:  405
  • Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Complimentary Session – Open to All Attendees Hosted by IFS

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  • Session Number:  105
  • Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Ge the inside scoop on FedEx Air Operations with a focus on key engineering projects, maintenance activities and supply chain management opportunities. 
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Tommy Johnston

Managing Director, Supply Chain Management
FedEx
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Joe Slavinsky

Managing Director of Airframe Vendor Management
FedEx Express
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Jim Tisdale

MD Engineering Planning & Performance
FedEx Express
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Leo Warmuth

Managing Director, Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
FedEx
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Tuesday, April 28
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Session Number:  106
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX and the journey to its safe return to service has dominated the news cycle and left the industry to wonder what the long- and short-term impact of the MAX being out of service will be. How will FAA react to MAX findings in...
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Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  406
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Complimentary Session – Open to All Attendees Hosted by Eastman Did you know that natural disasters, government regulations, socioeconomic factors, and even sustainability agendas can disrupt established aviation lubricant supply chains? Like other industries, aviation lubricants can be vulnerable to external forces. Learn what Eastman has done to foolproof its supply chain. In...

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Tuesday, April 28
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Session Number:  107
  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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Wednesday, April 29
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 29
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Session Number:  110
  • Wednesday, April 29, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Day 2 of MRO Americas 2020 kicks off with a Fireside Chat with Doug Parker, CEO, American Airlines!  
Speakers
Doug Parker

CEO
American Airlines
Keynote

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 29
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 29
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Session Number:  411
  • Wednesday, April 29, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Session Number:  111
  • Wednesday, April 29, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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Constance von Muehlen

Senior Vice President, Maintenance & Engineering
Alaska Airlines
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Wednesday, April 29
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Session Number:  114
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
As Integrated Aircraft Health Management (IAHM) systems expand, the more important two-way data sharing becomes to ensure there is alignment on what initial indications drove maintenance actions and why at the airplane level, component assembly level and piece part level. Leading airlines, MROs and OEMs sit down to discuss the...
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Richard Brown

Managing Director
NAVEO Consultancy
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Robert Butz

Vice President and General Manager, Global Repair Services, Aftermarket Services
Collins Aerospace
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Aurélie Germain

Airlines & MROs Senior Business Consultant
Dassault Systemes
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Ken Jones

Director, Electronic Data Standards
Airlines For America - ATA e-Business Program
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  • Session Number:  113
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Join AvWeek’s top MRO Editors as they present the results from Aviation Week Network’s inaugural Mechanic’s Survey. Taking the results into consideration, panelists will discuss best practices for changing the traditional mechanic culture in a digital world. Is there a cultural hesitation towards technological advancement? How do you convince a...
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Ronald Epstein

Senior Equity Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
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  • Session Number:  412
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
OEMs and FAA/EASA Repair Stations are hungry to enter the Used Serviceable Materials (USM) After-Market looking to capture, diversify and increase revenues. OEMs have historically sat on the sidelines watching USM distributors grow rich using their product. If your organization is looking to enter this market segment or to validate...
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Russell Bonnell

President & Managing Partner
Talon Air Partners LLC
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  • Session Number:  112
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Aviation Week Network sits down with the world’s leading jet engine makers to discuss the booming global market, aging fleets and how new regulatory changes are driving competition and affecting their bottom line.
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Paul Finklestein

Director - Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
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Chuck Jackson

Executive Director of Services, Regional Engines & Services
GE Aviation
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Jamie Sismey

Regional Marketing Executive – Americas
Rolls-Royce Plc
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Wednesday, April 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 29
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Session Number:  116
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker
John Holmes

President & CEO
AAR
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Wednesday, April 29
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Session Number:  417
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Complimentary Session – Open to All Attendees Hosted by EmpowerMX MROs still today had broad IT portfolios often dated to 90s still working to create efficiencies within their operations. Maintenance efficiency, high quality, improved delivery schedules and efficient production control are all required attributes of operations today and MROs need to break open...

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  • Session Number:  117
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
“We’re going digital.” Great - but what does that really mean? This session covers the full lifecycle of the digital ecosystem from start to finish. Who is involved? How does it all connect? By the end of this session you will be an expert on the circle of digital life.
Speakers
Dr  Vivek Saxena

Managing Director
Advisory Aerospace OSC
Moderator

Rahul Ghai

Chief Digital Officer
AAR
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Karine Lavoie-Tremblay

Director, Business Relationship, Digital Technologies
Pratt & Whitney
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  • Session Number:  119
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Given the sizeable fleet growth, pilot shortages, and safety concerns, crew and mechanics training continues to have paramount importance. How can industry deliver high-quality learning outcomes through adaptive, innovative and customized instructional mechanisms?
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Dr  Joel English PhD

Vice President of Operations
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
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Robin Riedel

Partner
Mckinsey & Company
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  • Session Number:  118
  • Wednesday, April 29, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
What kind of inroads have OEMs made in the commercial aviation aftermarket? How have they fared in the component airframe MRO business and the engine market? What role do mergers and acquisitions play in this arena?  What effect, if any, has the IATA/CFM agreement had on the engines market and...
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Bill Kircher

Executive Vice President Triumph Product Support
Triumph Group
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Patrick Markham

Vice President Technical Services
HEICO
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Roger Ross

President, Airlines & Fleets
StandardAero
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Wednesday, April 29
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Session Number:  420
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Session Number:  120
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 29
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Session Number:  121
  • Wednesday, April 29, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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Peter Requa

Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management for Technical Operations
Southwest Airlines
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Mark Wibben

VP, Engineering Programs, Technical Operations
Southwest Airlines
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Thursday, April 30
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 30, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, April 30
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Session Number:  122
  • Thursday, April 30, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Join established industry leaders for a discussion on how the next generation workforce is changing the way we do business and why they should have a seat at the table. Topics will include: Navigating generational differences in the workplace How to find the right mentor Passing on institutional knowledge Getting Creative: Finding solutions to...
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Mary Anne Cannon

Vice President, West Palm Beach Site & Development Ops
Pratt & Whitney
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Sara Melo

Global Talent Manager of People Operations
GA Telesis, LLC
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Thursday, April 30
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 30, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, April 30
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Session Number:  123
  • Thursday, April 30, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Leading airlines, MROs and FAA understand the value that a diverse and gender-balanced workforce delivers. Learn how they are working to attract top talent to their ranks, including analyzing industry trends, coordinating efforts among stakeholders to support women pursuing careers in aviation and enhancing mentorship programs in MRO and engineering.
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Darrel Stern

Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition, North America
Embraer Executive Jets
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Kari Williams

VP Marketing - Services
Rolls-Royce
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  • Session Number:  124
  • Thursday, April 30, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
It’s the issue everyone wants to talk about, and no one can seem to agree on. Join us for a lively debate on data ownership and bring your best arguments - audience interaction encouraged!
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Steve Hampson

Director Advanced Solutions
Guidehouse
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Don Wafer

VP Operations
Challenger Aerospace Systems
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Thursday, April 30
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Session Number:  126
  • Thursday, April 30, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Many of the world’s largest airlines are using an MRO IT platform originally developed over 30 years ago. What are the benefits of modernization? What are the risks? At what point and criteria does it make sense to modernize a tried and proven MRO IT system?
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Paul Pessutti

Global VP & GM, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality
DXC
Moderator

Peter Conrardy

Senior Director, Aftermarket Digital Services, Aftermarket Services
Collins Aerospace
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Jim Gross

Chief Information Officer
AAR
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Scott Helmer

President, Aerospace & Defense
IFS
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  • Session Number:  127
  • Thursday, April 30, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
A lack of MRO capacity is not just keeping airline managers up at night, it’s also driving maintenance costs up. What can we do to optimize the existing capacity shortage of MRO availability? As programs ramp up and certain engines and components hit their MRO cycle, will the supply chain...
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Frank Boni

VP MRO Sales
AJW
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Pastor Lopez

President - MRO Services
GA Telesis LLC
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Ken Newton

Director of Supply Chain Operations
Alaska Airlines
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