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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 - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, April 27:  9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Session Number:  102
C-level executives from leading airlines and aviation industry stakeholders join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss the operational changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and their vision for the future of the aviation ecosystem. These discussions will touch on everything from securing the supply chain and...

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    Speaker
    David Seymour
    COO
    American Airlines
    Speaker
    Lee Ann Shay
    Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
    Aviation Week Network
    Tuesday, April 27
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, April 27:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Session Number:  103
    C-level executives from leading airlines and aviation industry stakeholders join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss the operational changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and their vision for the future of the aviation ecosystem. These discussions will touch on everything from securing the supply chain and...

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      Speaker
      Lee Ann Shay
      Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
      Aviation Week Network
      Speaker
      Paul Kinstedt
      SVP & COO
      Republic Airways
      Tuesday, April 27
      11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Tuesday, April 27:  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tuesday, April 27
      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Tuesday, April 27:  11:30 AM - 12:30 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
        Moderator
        Lindsay Bjerregaard
        MRO Editor, Americas
        Aviation Week Network
        Speaker
        Tom Cooper
        Vice President
        Oliver Wyman Cavok
        Tuesday, April 27
        12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Tuesday, April 27:  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Tuesday, April 27
        2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
        • Tuesday, April 27:  2:00 PM - 2:45 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. Learn best practices for working with suppliers from our panel of experts to better understand what is happening deep within the supply chain, and how reducing complexity, improving...

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          Speaker
          Alex Vlielander
          Chief Services Officer
          Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS
          Speaker
          Drew Skaff
          VP, Supply Chain
          Republic Airways
          Moderator
          Raman Ramanathan
          Partner & Consulting Leader, Aerospace & Defense
          Ernst & Young
          Tuesday, April 27
          2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Tuesday, April 27:  2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Session Number:  107
          As the exponential growth of e-commerce continues, further turbo-charged by the pandemic, the clear aviation beneficiary has been the thriving commercial air cargo market. This session will provide an inside look at cargo conversions and explore how the MRO market is responding to the increased demand from air cargo operators....

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            Speaker
            Cam Murphy
            President
            FEAM Maintenance/Engineering
            Speaker
            Daniel Wenniger
            VP, Airframe Services
            Airbus
            Speaker
            Fred Murphy
            Chairman & CEO
            FEAM Maintenance/Engineering
            Speaker
            Henning Jochmann
            Senior Director Aircraft Modification, Base Maintenance
            Lufthansa Technik AG
            Moderator
            Jonathan Berger
            Managing Director
            Alton Aviation Consultancy
            Tuesday, April 27
            3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Tuesday, April 27:  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
            Tuesday, April 27
            4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
            • Tuesday, April 27:  4:00 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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              Speaker
              Danielle Vardaro
              Head of Worldwide Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales
              Embraer
              Speaker
              Gijs Gielen
              Director, Aftermarket Marketing
              Pratt & Whitney
              Speaker
              Keren Rambow
              Marketing Services Executive
              GE Aviation
              Moderator
              Kevin Michaels
              Managing Director
              AeroDynamic Advisory
              Wednesday, April 28
              8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
              • Wednesday, April 28:  8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
              • Session Number:  109
              Bobbi Wells, VP, Safety & Airworthiness, FedEx Express and Oksana Bardygula, VP, Oliver Wyman join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss new research and findings in the pursuit to achieve gender balance in the aviation workforce. The aviation talent pipeline demands more than current feedstock projections. What can we...

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                Speaker
                Bobbi Wells
                Vice President, Safety & Airworthiness, Air Operations
                FedEx Express
                Speaker
                Lee Ann Shay
                Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
                Aviation Week Network
                Speaker
                Oksana Bardygula
                Vice President
                Oliver Wyman CAVOK
                Wednesday, April 28
                9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
                • Wednesday, April 28:  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
                • Session Number:  110
                C-level executives from leading airlines and aviation industry stakeholders join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss the operational changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and their vision for the future of the aviation ecosystem. Paul Chase is the Chief Executive Officer of Ameriflight, the nation’s largest...

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                  Speaker
                  Lee Ann Shay
                  Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
                  Aviation Week Network
                  Speaker
                  Paul Chase
                  CEO
                  Ameriflight
                  Wednesday, April 28
                  10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
                  • Wednesday, April 28:  10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
                  • Session Number:  111
                  As the MRO industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the challenges to be faced and the innovations required to successfully digitize aircraft maintenance services? This session will outline new ways of working, new capabilities and next generation collaboration models available to enable the next generation of Aftermarket Services....

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                    Speaker
                    Martin M. Whitfield
                    Director Aerospace & Defense Aftermarket Solutions
                    HCL America, Inc
                    Wednesday, April 28
                    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                    • Wednesday, April 28:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                    Wednesday, April 28
                    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                    • Wednesday, April 28:  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                    • Session Number:  112
                    Continuing the conversation from Session 105, State of the Supply Chain (Part I), which explored the best practices in managing the pandemic crisis, this session will look to the future and discuss how the material procurement, distribution, and component MRO sourcing markets will evolve as the industry continues to recover....

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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
                      Moderator
                      Jonathan Berger
                      Managing Director
                      Alton Aviation Consultancy
                      Speaker
                      Tommy Hughes
                      President and CEO
                      VAS Aero Services
                      Wednesday, April 28
                      12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
                      • Wednesday, April 28:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
                      • 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
                        Caroline Vandedrinck
                        SVP Business Development
                        SR Technics
                        Speaker
                        Dave Bixler
                        President
                        Jet Yard Solutions
                        Speaker
                        John Brooks
                        Manager, Commercial Airframe Parts
                        Boeing Global Services
                        Session Leader
                        Ken Aso
                        Partner, Transportation Services
                        Oliver Wyman
                        Wednesday, April 28
                        12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                        • Wednesday, April 28:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                        Wednesday, April 28
                        1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
                        • Wednesday, April 28:  1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
                        • Session Number:  115
                        Nicole Huque, Managing Director, Global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Krauthamer & Associates joins Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss how she is working with the world’s leading airlines, OEM’s, MRO’s, and lessors to advance diversity and gender balance in the C-suite and boardroom....

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                          Speaker
                          Lee Ann Shay
                          Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
                          Aviation Week Network
                          Speaker
                          Nicole Huque
                          Managing Director, Global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense
                          Krauthamer & Associates (K&A)
                          Wednesday, April 28
                          1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • Wednesday, April 28:  1:50 PM - 2:30 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
                            Dana Donati
                            GM & Director of Academic Programs
                            LIFT Academy, A Republic Airways Company
                            Speaker
                            Frank Stevens
                            VP Global MRO Centers
                            Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
                            Speaker
                            Noel Casiño
                            VP, Corporate Quality & Organizational Development (VT San Antonio Aerospace)
                            ST Engineering
                            Moderator
                            Pat Foley
                            CEO
                            Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico
                            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
                            Wednesday, April 28
                            3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
                            • Wednesday, April 28:  3:00 PM - 3:45 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
                              Alisha Nowlin
                              Founder & CEO/Leadership Coach
                              Nowlin & Company
                              Speaker
                              Bill Kircher
                              Executive Vice President, Triumph Systems and Support
                              Triumph Group
                              Speaker
                              Cam Murphy
                              President
                              FEAM Maintenance/Engineering
                              Speaker
                              Mary Wanke
                              Managing Partner
                              Aerontii, LLC
                              Wednesday, April 28
                              3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
                              • Wednesday, April 28:  3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
                              • Session Number:  119
                              AAM continues to be on the cusp of a renaissance. How can we identify emerging opportunities for MRO organizations to support emerging advanced air mobility and the associated supply chain? This session will offer expert insight into how the MRO industry can get ready for local and regional opportunities and...

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                                Speaker
                                Parimal (PK) Kopardekar PhD
                                Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
                                NASA Ames Research Center
                                Thursday, April 29
                                9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
                                • Thursday, April 29:  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
                                • Session Number:  121
                                Jon Roitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, United Airlines joins Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss the operational changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, his expectations for the outlook of domestic and international travel, and the status of digital initiatives for United’s maintenance operations. Presenting Virtually....

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                                  Speaker
                                  Jon Roitman
                                  Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
                                  United Airlines
                                  Speaker
                                  Lee Ann Shay
                                  Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
                                  Aviation Week Network
                                  Thursday, April 29
                                  10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
                                  • Thursday, April 29:  10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
                                  • Session Number:  122
                                  The push to digital operations has been amplified over the past year. The shift to remote working and the shortcomings of manual, paper-based processes has become painfully clear. Now is the time to plan your migration to digital MRO operations. Join Naveen Poonian, CEO of iBASEt, to hear feedback from...

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                                    Speaker
                                    Naveen Poonian
                                    CEO
                                    iBASEt
                                    Thursday, April 29
                                    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
                                    • Thursday, April 29:  10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
                                    • Session Number:  123
                                    Part lead-times for legacy aircraft and engines can stretch out as far as 50+ weeks.  Metal AM gives the ability to print parts with material properties that are superior to castings, and takes lead times from several months to a few weeks, but certification difficulties have held back the widespread...

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                                      Speaker
                                      Will Hasting
                                      Director of Aviation and Power Turbine Solutions
                                      VELO3D
                                      Thursday, April 29
                                      10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                                      • Thursday, April 29:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                                      Thursday, April 29
                                      11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
                                      • Thursday, April 29:  11:00 AM - 11:45 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
                                        Karine Lavoie-Tremblay
                                        Director, Business Relationship, Digital Technologies
                                        Pratt & Whitney
                                        Speaker
                                        Martin M. Whitfield
                                        Director Aerospace & Defense Aftermarket Solutions
                                        HCL America, Inc
                                        Speaker
                                        Matthew Kammerait
                                        Director, Technology Strategy, Planning, and Innovation
                                        AAR
                                        Speaker
                                        Dr.  Vitali Volovoi
                                        VP, Engineering Services
                                        Mitek Analytics