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MRO TransAtlantic
October 27-29, 2020
Virtual Event
#MROTAV

Tuesday, September 01
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, September 01, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Speakers
Greg Hamilton

President
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

Jacqueline Smith

Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 01
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, September 01, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
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!
Speakers
Robert Ireland

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

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 01
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Speakers
Robert Ireland

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

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 01
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Session Number:  101
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Speakers
Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Jeff Martin

Chief Operating Officer
WestJet
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 01
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

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Tuesday, September 01
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Session Number:  102
  • Tuesday, September 01, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

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Tuesday, September 01
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Session Number:  103
  • Tuesday, September 01, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Paperwork. It’s maddening, isn’t it? And yet, we can’t seem to get away from it when we are buying and selling aircraft parts. In this session, we will talk about some of the current industry efforts intended to ease your paperwork burden through standardization, and the use of electronic media....
Speakers
Jason Dickstein

General Counsel
Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA)
Moderator

Jason Reed

President of Component Solutions Group
GA Telesis, LLC
Speaker

Brent Webb

President & CEO
Aircraft Inventory Management Services
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 01
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Session Number:  102
  • Tuesday, September 01, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

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Tuesday, September 01
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Session Number:  102
  • Tuesday, September 01, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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Wednesday, September 02
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
  • Session Number:  205
  • Wednesday, September 02, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Steven Morani

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness
Keynote

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Wednesday, September 02
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Session Number:  106
  • Wednesday, September 02, 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 737 MAX re-entry into service, and airline restructuring.  Particular focus will be on the near-term...
Speakers
Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Speaker

Kevin Michaels

Managing Director
AeroDynamic Advisory
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Session Number:  205
  • Wednesday, September 02, 9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
Speaker
Bruce Litchfield

VP & GM Sustainment Operations
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Keynote

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Wednesday, September 02
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Session Number:  206
  • Wednesday, September 02, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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.  We will have a particular focus on making sure that things that fly can...
Speakers
Dr. Fred Cleveland

Managing Director, Operations, Transportation and Logistics
PwC
Moderator

Craig Caffrey

Senior Aerospace Industry Analyst, Fleet & MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

BG (select) Jennifer Hammerstedt

moving to Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center
USAF
Speaker

Mike Kelly

Director, Sustainment Operations, Advanced Development Programs
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Speaker

CAPT Mark Nieto

Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE)
USN
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Session Number:  107
  • Wednesday, September 02, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The novel coronavirus pandemic and worldwide fallout has brought a thriving and growing aviation industry to its knees, crippling air transport markets and producing a crisis of global proportions. What can the industry realistically expect in the coming days and what role will MROs, OEMs, fuel companies, and financial institutions...

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Wednesday, September 02
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Session Number:  207
  • Wednesday, September 02, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
SPB is currently being implemented in two programs the Navy E-2D and the USMC H-1 as part of an effort to raise the bar and create programs managed and measured by program readiness. This includes sustainment requirements that influence design; protecting funding that impacts readiness; and more. In essence the...
Speakers
Steve Trimble

Defense Editor
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Shirley Franko

Strategic Sustainment Plans & Policy
DASN Sustainment
Speaker

CAPT Keith Hash

Program Manager PMA-231, (E-2/C-2)
U.S. Navy
Speaker

Col David Walsh

Program Manager, Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Program
USMC
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Wednesday, September 02
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Session Number:  108
  • Wednesday, September 02, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker
John Holmes

President & CEO
AAR
Keynote

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Wednesday, September 02
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Session Number:  208
  • Wednesday, September 02, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
As the average age of the US Air Force aircraft continues to grow, the increased sustainment effort will affect mission readiness. How will partnerships between government, OEMs, and small business evolve to provide rapid sustainment solutions and support mission readiness? This session will explore the collaboration between partners in areas...
Speakers
Dennis D’Angelo

Dir. 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker AFB
Moderator

Anthony Baumann

Director of Contracting, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker Air Force Base
Speaker

Lorenzo Marandola

President
M1 Composites Technology
Speaker

Col Kevin Nalette

Vice Director, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing
Tinker Air Force Base
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Session Number:  110
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
While the aviation industry has weathered downturns in the past, none can compare with the unprecedented scale and depth of the crisis that the market is currently facing.  Amidst the prolonged uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, suppliers must be able to respond to variable demand in the market. What steps...

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  • Session Number:  111
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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!
Speakers
Steve Hampson

Director Advanced Solutions
Guidehouse
Speaker

Don Wafer

VP Operations
Challenger Aerospace Systems
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Session Number:  112
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Aviation Week Network sits down with the world’s leading jet engine makers to discuss the global market in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic as well as aging fleets and how new regulatory changes are driving competition and affecting their bottom line.
Speakers
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Paul Finklestein

Director - Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Chuck Jackson

Executive Director of Services, Regional Engines & Services
GE Aviation
Speaker

Jamie Sismey

Regional Marketing Executive – Americas
Rolls-Royce Plc
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Session Number:  210
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
It doesn’t matter if you have three years or three-stars, transitioning out of the military into the civilian/commercial aerospace community can be a challenge. Annually an estimated 200,000 service members will leave the military. It’s in the best interest of all stakeholders to smooth that transition with programs such as...
Speakers
Don Wetekam

Director of the Aerospace Commerce Economic Services (ACES) Program
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Moderator

Anthony Spaulding

EVP, Operations, Sales & Marketing
Magellan Aviation Group
Speaker

Pamela Valdez

Vice President Air Force Services
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Kenneth Witcher

Dean, College of Aeronautics
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Session Number:  115
  • Wednesday, September 02, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
The aviation landscape is changing at a breakneck pace and with that comes new opportunities. Learn more about business opportunities that also responsibly address environmental and technological challenges.

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  • Session Number:  114
  • Wednesday, September 02, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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Wednesday, September 02
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Session Number:  214
  • Wednesday, September 02, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
As aircraft and the world in general become more complicated and complex the need next generation aircraft to have extended periods of no maintenance and to maximize affordability becomes supremely important. Programs such as FVL and others will insist upon it. We’ll take a look at how competitors and the...
Speakers
Chris Hickey

Vice President & General Manager, Sustainment & Support Solutions
Elbit Systems of America
Moderator

Brian Hirshman

Managing Director and Partner
Boston Consulting Group
Speaker

Walter Lindsley

Director Air Vehicle MRO&U Operations
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 02
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, September 03
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Session Number:  118
  • Thursday, September 03, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Speakers
Doug Parker

CEO
American Airlines
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Thursday, September 03
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Session Number:  218
  • Thursday, September 03, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
While the availability of critical military platforms is starting to move in the right direction the pace needs to be accelerated. Threats and requirements demand a consistent urgency of response. We’ll take a look at how to get better collaborative business arrangements, metrics derived from the commercial sector and management...
Speakers
Joe Anselmo

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

Dan Gillian

VP Government Services
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Roberto Guerrero

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy
U.S. Air Force
Speaker

Scott Starrett

President
StandardAero Military and Energy
Speaker

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Thursday, September 03
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Session Number:  119
  • Thursday, September 03, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Under the backdrop of a changing industry, Oliver Wyman’s MRO Survey 2020 examines the biggest disruptors for the MRO sector, including significant talent challenges and opportunities the industry faces in the next decade. This session goes on to further explore talent attraction, retention and development. It includes a focus on...
Speakers
Brian Prentice

Partner, Aviation and Aerospace
Oliver Wyman/Cavok
Moderator

Abby Bried

Past President
International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA)
Speaker

Terry Stone

Managing Partner - Global Heath & Life Science
Oliver Wyman
Speaker

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Thursday, September 03
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Session Number:  220
  • Thursday, September 03, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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Thursday, September 03
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Session Number:  221
  • Thursday, September 03, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The move to cloud-native open architecture is foreseen as a means of receiving feedback and implementing fixes to maintenance and logistics information systems in just a matter of weeks thus saving time and significant costs. The desire is to save thousands of man hours annually. How does this work? What...
Speakers
Kevin Sampels

Director of Strategy & Client Relations
TACG Solutions
Moderator

Mark Angelo

VP C-17 Services
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Mark Failor

Senior Director Public Sector Solutions & Alliances
Infor
Speaker

Andrew Schaffer

Technical Director for Logistics Chief Information Officer Support Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  420
  • Thursday, September 03, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Complimentary session! This session is open to all attendees of MRO Americas. MROs today still have broad IT portfolios - often dated to 90s -  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...

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  • Session Number:  120
  • Thursday, September 03, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker
Jason Dickstein

General Counsel
Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA)
Moderator

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Thursday, September 03
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Session Number:  222
  • Thursday, September 03, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Project Tesseract is designed to push the USAF to improve efficiency in its maintenance and logistics effort thru the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Named after an energy cube that features in Avengers films, Tesseract evolved from the efforts of two airmen embedded at Delta Air Lines and Amazon. This...
Speaker
Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry

Director of Logistics DCS/Logistics, Engineering & Force Protection
USAF
Speaker

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Thursday, September 03
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 03, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, September 03
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Session Number:  123
  • Thursday, September 03, 1:00 PM - 1:45 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?
Speakers
Peter Conrardy

Senior Director, Aftermarket Digital Services, Aftermarket Services
Collins Aerospace
Speaker

Jim Gross

Chief Information Officer
AAR
Speaker

Scott Helmer

President, Aerospace & Defense
IFS
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  122
  • Thursday, September 03, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Thursday, September 03
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Session Number:  126
  • Thursday, September 03, 2:15 PM - 2:45 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. Panelists sit down to discuss the need for a more...
Speaker
Richard Brown

Managing Director
NAVEO Consultancy
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  125
  • Thursday, September 03, 2:15 PM - 2:45 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
Speaker

Karine Lavoie-Tremblay

Associate Director, Engine Health
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

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Thursday, September 03
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Session Number:  133
  • Thursday, September 03, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
From re-thinking supply chain strategies to finding new opportunities where they did not exist before, panelists take a hard look at the long-lasting effects of the past year on the aviation industry and where we go from here.

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