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MRO Americas 2021
April 27-29, 2021
Orlando, FL, USA
#MROAM

Tuesday, April 27
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
  • Tuesday, April 27:  9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
  • Session Number:  101
Speaker
Greg Hamilton
President
Aviation Week Network
Speaker
Jacqueline Smith
Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Tuesday, April 27
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 27:  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Session Number:  102
Lee Ann Shay is joined by the COO’s of leading U.S. airlines to discuss the operational changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and their vision for the future of the aviation ecosystem. Speakers will cover an array of topics from securing the supply chain and mitigating risk...

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    Speaker
    David Seymour
    COO
    American Airlines
    Speaker
    Lee Ann Shay
    Chief Editor MRO
    Aviation Week Network
    Tuesday, April 27
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, April 27:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 27
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 27:  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    MRO Americas will feature a number of product briefings and complimentary content in the Go Live Theater located on the show floor.  These are open to all attendees.  There is no charge to attend these sessions. Click here to see the Go Live Theater agenda...

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      Tuesday, April 27
      11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      • Tuesday, April 27:  11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      • Session Number:  103
      Tuesday, April 27
      11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, April 27:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Session Number:  104
      Teams from Aviation Week Network and Oliver Wyman discuss the outlook for MRO demand, critical market trends and their corresponding implications for airlines, OEMs, and independent MROs as the aviation industry emerges from the COVID-19 crisis and fallout....

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        Speaker
        Brian Kough
        Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
        Aviation Week Network
        Tuesday, April 27
        12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Tuesday, April 27:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        Tuesday, April 27
        1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Tuesday, April 27:  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Session Number:  105
        In the first of two parts, this session will closely examine and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the aftermarket supply chain. How has the past year changed the way in which supply chains are managed and how has the market evolved? What are the differing implications and challenges for...

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          Speaker
          Fred Sontag
          VP of Sales, Americas & VP Distribution Solutions Group
          GA Telesis, LLC
          Speaker
          Giovanni Spitale
          VP of Commercial Parts
          Boeing Global Services
          Tuesday, April 27
          2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
          • Tuesday, April 27:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
          • Session Number:  106
          Identify emerging opportunities for MRO organizations to support emerging advanced air mobility and the associated supply chain. This session will discuss how the MRO industry can get ready for local and regional opportunities to support these operations....

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            Speaker
            Parimal (PK) Kopardekar PhD
            Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
            NASA Ames Research Center
            Tuesday, April 27
            2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
            • Tuesday, April 27:  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
            Tuesday, April 27
            3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Tuesday, April 27:  3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Session Number:  107
            The global air freighter fleet is predicted to grow significantly between 2020 and 2039, with more than 60% of deliveries being passenger-to-cargo conversions. While newer generation narrowbody aircraft and twin-engine widebody aircraft are leading the pack, what other aircraft are expected to be ideal conversion candidates? What will be the...

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              Speaker
              Antoine Fafard
              Aerospace Data Analyst
              Aviation Week Network
              Tuesday, April 27
              4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
              • Tuesday, April 27:  4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
              • Session Number:  108
              Aviation Week Network brings together the world’s leading aircraft and engine OEMs to discuss their current outlooks and planned production rates for 2021-2022. How do they see industry wants and needs changing and what are their expectations for when passenger demand returns?...

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                Wednesday, April 28
                9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
                • Wednesday, April 28:  9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
                • Session Number:  112
                Join Aviation Week Network and Airlines for America as they present the 2021 MRO Lifetime Achievement Award and the Nuts & Bolts Awards!...

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                  Speaker
                  Robert Ireland
                  Managing Director, Engineering & Maintenance
                  Airlines for America (A4A)
                  Speaker
                  Lee Ann Shay
                  Chief Editor MRO
                  Aviation Week Network
                  Speaker
                  Jacqueline Smith
                  Senior Conference Producer
                  Aviation Week Network
                  Wednesday, April 28
                  9:45 AM - 10:20 AM
                  • Wednesday, April 28:  9:45 AM - 10:20 AM
                  • Session Number:  113
                  As passenger demand trends become more clear and airlines face pressing decisions on aircraft retirements and fleet downsizing, the surplus parts market in North America has seen a significant shake up. Panelists predict the near-, mid- and long-term outlook for an expected pick-up in retirements and partouts. What will an...

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                    Speaker
                    John Brooks
                    Manager, Commercial Airframe Parts
                    Boeing Global Services
                    Wednesday, April 28
                    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                    • Wednesday, April 28:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                    MRO Americas will feature a number of product briefings and complimentary content in the Go Live Theater located on the show floor.  These are open to all attendees.  There is no charge to attend these sessions. Click here to see the Go Live Theater agenda...

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                      Wednesday, April 28
                      10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
                      • Wednesday, April 28:  10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
                      Wednesday, April 28
                      10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
                      • Wednesday, April 28:  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
                      • Session Number:  114
                      Leading airlines discuss what they got wrong and what they got right when it came to aircraft cleaning and disinfection during the Covid-19 crisis. How are airlines using and applying these lessons as the industry prepares for passenger numbers to increase? From new passenger pathogen protection systems to electrostatic and...

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                        Wednesday, April 28
                        11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                        • Wednesday, April 28:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                        Wednesday, April 28
                        1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                        • Wednesday, April 28:  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                        • Session Number:  116
                        Reducing your impact on the environment also means increasing your bottom line. Amid mounting public pressure and significant investment from the financial sector, many aftermarket players are considering a new sustainable approach to their business. Manufacturers and maintenance providers share real strategies to reduce waste and improve resource efficiency in...

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                          Moderator
                          Frank Berweger
                          SVP Corporate Sales Americas
                          Lufthansa Technik AG
                          Wednesday, April 28
                          1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
                          • Wednesday, April 28:  1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
                          • Session Number:  117
                          The lingering impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the MRO workforce will likely be felt for years to come. The industry watched as decades of experience and institutional knowledge walked out the door with each wave of buyouts, retirements, and company consolidations. This session will evaluate current workforce demographics as...

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                            Speaker
                            Ryan Goertzen
                            VP Workforce Development
                            AAR
                            Wednesday, April 28
                            2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                            • Wednesday, April 28:  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                            • Session Number:  118
                            With every crisis comes an opportunity to grow, change, and improve. While the previous panel addressed the current outlook and impending need for workforce development and training, this session takes us one, very important, step further. How and why should the MRO industry take intentional steps towards building a more...

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                              Speaker
                              Mary Wanke
                              President
                              VX Consultants
                              Wednesday, April 28
                              3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                              • Wednesday, April 28:  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                              Wednesday, April 28
                              3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                              • Wednesday, April 28:  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                              • Session Number:  119
                              As the world moved to remote working and back-to-back Zoom calls, the world’s cyber criminals got to work. Protecting critical data across the aviation supply chain is a responsibility of epic proportions and cyber vulnerabilities in any link in the chain exposes the entire ecosystem to security threats. From fraud...

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                                Wednesday, April 28
                                4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
                                • Wednesday, April 28:  4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
                                • Session Number:  120
                                The significant size and long-term projected growth prospects of the aviation MRO market has recently garnered much attention from the private equity community. With this influx of attention and capital, many in the aftermarket are weighing the benefits and risk-level of such investments. Panelists representing both private equity players and...

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                                  Speaker
                                  Vik Krishnan
                                  Partner
                                  McKinsey & Company
                                  Thursday, April 29
                                  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                  • Thursday, April 29:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                  MRO Americas will feature a number of product briefings and complimentary content in the Go Live Theater located on the show floor.  These are open to all attendees.  There is no charge to attend these sessions. Click here to see the Go Live Theater agenda...

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                                    Thursday, April 29
                                    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
                                    • Thursday, April 29:  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
                                    • Session Number:  123
                                    As operators delay engine maintenance, how are OEMs working with customers on solutions, and what options are there for remote inspections? Can we forecast what repairs will happen when and how engine production can get back to normal?...

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                                      Speaker
                                      Gijs Gielen
                                      Director, Aftermarket Marketing
                                      Pratt & Whitney
                                      Thursday, April 29
                                      10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                                      • Thursday, April 29:  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                                      • Session Number:  124
                                      In the second part of the State of the Supply Chain series, Aviation Week opens up the floor and the audience chat for a live, moderated Q&A with our panel of industry veterans and supply chain experts....

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                                        Speaker
                                        Fred Sontag
                                        VP of Sales, Americas & VP Distribution Solutions Group
                                        GA Telesis, LLC
                                        Thursday, April 29
                                        11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
                                        • Thursday, April 29:  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
                                        Thursday, April 29
                                        11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
                                        • Thursday, April 29:  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
                                        • Session Number:  125
                                        From remote aircraft inspections to death-by-Zoom-meeting, the aviation industry experienced a digital awakening (or reckoning, as some might say) in 2020. Our panel of experts covers which technologies and projects are taking off in 2021 and where they see the greatest return on investment. Topics include IoT, robotics, drones, Augmented...

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                                          Speaker
                                          Matthew Kammerait
                                          Director, Digital Product Management
                                          AAR
                                          Speaker
                                          Karine Lavoie-Tremblay
                                          Director, Business Relationship, Digital Technologies
                                          Pratt & Whitney
                                          Thursday, April 29
                                          12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
                                          • Thursday, April 29:  12:20 PM - 12:30 PM