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MRO Americas 2024
April 9-11, 2024
Chicago, IL USA
#MROAM

Tuesday, April 09
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   S100
Tuesday, April 09
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   S102
Speaker
Joe Anselmo
SVP of Content, Editorial Director,
Aviation Week Network
Speaker
Robert Cooney
Director of Fleet Engineering
Delta Air Lines
Tuesday, April 09
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
  • Room:   S102
Airlines for America (A4A) EMMC leadership presents the 2024 Nuts and Bolts Award, recognizing exceptional service and contribution in the engineering or maintenance fields of the commercial aviation industry. Followed by the presentation of Aviation Week's 2024 MRO Lifetime Achievement Award....

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    Speaker
    Lee Ann Shay
    Executive Editor, Business Aviation and MRO
    Aviation Week Network
    Speaker
    Robert Cooney
    Director of Fleet Engineering
    Delta Air Lines
    Speaker
    Robert Ireland
    Vice President - Safety, Engineering and Maintenance
    Airlines for America (A4A)
    Tuesday, April 09
    9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Tuesday, April 09:  9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Room:   S102
    Under the leadership of President and CEO John Holmes, AAR Corp. has built a singular reputation as a high-performance and adaptive leader in the global aviation aftermarket. In his keynote to address the joint MRO Americas and Military Aviation Logistics and Maintenance Symposium (MALMS) audiences, John M. Holmes delivers his...

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      Moderator
      Joe Anselmo
      SVP of Content, Editorial Director,
      Aviation Week Network
      Speaker
      John M. Holmes
      Chairman, President, and CEO
      AAR Corp.
      Tuesday, April 09
      10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
      • Tuesday, April 09:  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
      Tuesday, April 09
      10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
      • Tuesday, April 09:  10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
      • Room:   S102
      Speaker
      Maria Deacon
      SVP of Technical Operations
      United Airlines
      Tuesday, April 09
      11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, April 09:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Room:   S102
      Aviation Week fleet and forecast experts share data and analysis on the current outlook for MRO demand in the Americas and around the globe. Offering new market insights, critical trends analysis, and real-world impact, including challenges and opportunities ahead....

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        Speaker
        Brian Kough
        Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
        Aviation Week Network
        Speaker
        Daniel Williams
        Senior Manager Fleet, Flight and Forecast Data
        Aviation Week Network
        Tuesday, April 09
        12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Tuesday, April 09:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        Tuesday, April 09
        1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
        • Tuesday, April 09:  1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
        • Room:   S102
        In an era where the MRO landscape is in constant flux, regional and LLC airlines stand at the forefront of...

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          Speaker
          Greg Lambert
          Director Business Administration, Heavy Check & Planning
          Endeavor Air
          Speaker
          Lori DiMarco
          VP Maintenance & Engineering
          Mesa Airlines
          Speaker
          Peter Schumann
          Director Planning & MRO
          Sun Country Airlines
          Moderator
          Sean Broderick
          Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
          Aviation Week Network
          • Tuesday, April 09:  1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
          • Room:   S101
          Join us as we explore the game-changing impact of AI and machine learning on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) projects....

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            Speaker
            Greg Emerson
            VP Base Maintenance
            American Airlines
            Speaker
            Jason Grafton
            Managing Director Aircraft Maintenance
            Embraer
            Moderator
            Levi Schmidt
            Managing Director, Customer Excellence
            EmpowerMX
            Speaker
            Rick Uber
            Managing Director Airframe Maintenance
            Delta Air Lines
            Tuesday, April 09
            2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
            • Tuesday, April 09:  2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
            • Room:   S101
            Join us for an in-depth, interactive discussion of the current MRO M&A landscape, and how the transaction process has evolved...

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              Speaker
              Benjamin Hatcher
              Principal
              J.F. Lehman & Company
              Speaker
              John Cuomo
              President & CEO
              VSE Corporation
              Moderator
              Jonathan Berger
              Managing Director
              Alton Aviation Consultancy
              Speaker
              Katya Brozyna
              Managing Director
              Jefferies
              • Tuesday, April 09:  2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
              • Room:   S102
              Open to all attendees with conference access The MRO industry continues to face staffing and recruiting challenges at all levels. What...

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                Moderator
                Dennis Santare
                Partner
                Oliver Wyman
                Speaker
                Phil Shorten
                Head of HR, US Commercial
                Airbus Americas, Inc.
                Speaker
                Rick Brown
                Director of Technical Operations Training and VP of United4Veterans Business Resource Group
                United Airlines
                Speaker
                Ryan Goertzen
                VP Workforce Development
                AAR Corp.
                Speaker
                Simone Drakes
                Managing Director, Calibrate
                United Airlines
                Wednesday, April 10
                8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
                • Wednesday, April 10:  8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
                • Room:   S100
                Wednesday, April 10
                9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
                • Wednesday, April 10:  9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
                • Room:   S102
                Doug Parker, former American Airlines Chairman and CEO, and Co-founder of Breaking Down Barriers;  Martin Nesbitt, Co-CEO of The Vistria Group and Board Chair of the Obama Foundation; and Tammera Holmes, CEO of Aerostar Avion Institute are joining forces in this dynamic panel discussion to share their vision and plans...

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                  Speaker
                  Doug Parker
                  Former Chairman and CEO
                  American Airlines
                  Speaker
                  Dr. Tammera L. Holmes
                  Founder & Board Chair
                  AeroStar Avion Institute
                  Moderator
                  Lee Ann Shay
                  Executive Editor, Business Aviation and MRO
                  Aviation Week Network
                  Speaker
                  Martin Nesbitt
                  Founding Partner and Co-CEO
                  Vistria Group
                  Wednesday, April 10
                  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
                  • Wednesday, April 10:  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
                  • Room:   S101
                  Unpredictable supply chain issues are once again making waves and causing operational challenges across the industry. How are OEMs, operators,...

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                    Moderator
                    James Pozzi
                    MRO Editor EMEA
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Speaker
                    Jim Berberet
                    SVP Component Services
                    AAR Corp
                    Speaker
                    Lewis Prebble
                    President, Airlines & Fleets
                    StandardAero
                    Speaker
                    Penny Jacob
                    VP Business Operations
                    Delta TechOps
                    Speaker
                    Sebastian Torhorst
                    Head of Sales Engine Services Americas
                    Lufthansa Technik
                    • Wednesday, April 10:  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
                    • Room:   S102
                    What problems are GenAI best suited to address and how does it differ from other tools already in use? How...

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                      Speaker
                      Dave Marcontell
                      Expert Associate Partner
                      McKinsey & Company
                      Speaker
                      Fabrice Villaume
                      Head of Digital Business
                      Airbus
                      Moderator
                      Lindsay Bjerregaard
                      Managing Editor, MRO
                      Aviation Week Network
                      Speaker
                      Luke Meminger
                      Director of Digital Fleet Management
                      United Airlines
                      Speaker
                      Mike McBride
                      VP Maintenance Operations
                      Delta TechOps
                      Speaker
                      Naina Dhareshwar
                      CTO
                      Boeing Digital Aviation Solutions
                      Wednesday, April 10
                      10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                      • Wednesday, April 10:  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                      Wednesday, April 10
                      11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                      • Wednesday, April 10:  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                      • Room:   S102
                      This session will dive deep into the USM and part-outs market. Featuring in-depth market predictions, digestible data, and unique insights...

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                        Speaker
                        David LeClair
                        General Manager, Asset and Material Solutions
                        Chromalloy
                        Speaker
                        Hunter Edens
                        CCO
                        Setna iO
                        Speaker
                        Mark Napier
                        Executive Director, Global Asset Management,
                        Spirit AeroSystems
                        Moderator
                        Richard Brown
                        Managing Director
                        Naveo Consultancy
                        Speaker
                        Sharon Green
                        CEO
                        Unical Aviation
                        • Wednesday, April 10:  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
                        • Room:   S101
                        Disruptions are a fact of life in A&D supply chains and are likely to get worse before improving.  Fashionable discussions...

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                          Speaker
                          Henry Marcil
                          Associate Partner, Manufacturing & Supply Chain
                          McKinsey & Co.
                          Speaker
                          Mike Parkins
                          Senior Partner, Product Development and Procurement
                          McKinsey & Co.
                          Wednesday, April 10
                          11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
                          • Wednesday, April 10:  11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
                          Wednesday, April 10
                          1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
                          • Wednesday, April 10:  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
                          • Room:   S102
                          In this presentation, we will explore the transformative potential of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) sector of the aviation industry. As the demand for eco-friendly aviation solutions continues to rise, MRO operators play a crucial role in integrating SAF into their operations. We will...

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                            Speaker
                            Jason Heron
                            Head of Clean Fuels, US SAF Ambassador
                            Airbus
                            Wednesday, April 10
                            1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
                            • Wednesday, April 10:  1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
                            • Room:   S101
                            For manufacturing and supply chain leaders in Aerospace, it’s challenging to get visibility into the production system across multiple production lines and factories, especially when that data is stored in silos. Beta Technologies is in the process of finalizing their aircraft design and production plans, and building out their aftermarket...

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                              Speaker
                              Blain Newton
                              Team Member, Chief Operating Officer
                              BETA Technologies
                              Speaker
                              Dan Russell
                              Team Member, Connected Enterprise Lead
                              BETA Technologies
                              Speaker
                              Matt Tabasko
                              Team Member, Digital Operations Lead
                              BETA Technologies
                              Speaker
                              Scott Dieckhaus
                              Head of Aerospace Solutions
                              Amazon Web Services
                              Wednesday, April 10
                              2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
                              • Wednesday, April 10:  2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
                              • Room:   S102
                              A4A’s Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council (EMMC) consists of Tech Ops leaders from member airlines.  Join them as they discuss...

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                                Speaker
                                Dave Springer
                                Senior Director of Engineering
                                UPS
                                Speaker
                                John Wiitala
                                Vice President of Tech Ops Safety & Compliance & Chief Engineer
                                United
                                Speaker
                                Jon Oberdick
                                Managing Director, Powerplant, Support and Services Engineering.
                                American Airlines
                                Moderator
                                Justin Madden
                                Managing Director, Engineering and Maintenance
                                Airlines for America
                                Speaker
                                Leo Warmuth
                                Managing Director, Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning
                                FedEx Express
                                Speaker
                                Mark Wibben
                                VP, Engineering & Programs
                                Southwest Airlines
                                Speaker
                                Robert Cooney
                                Director of Fleet Engineering
                                Delta Air Lines
                                • Wednesday, April 10:  2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
                                • Room:   S101
                                The ability to accurately predict risk hotspots within your supply chain is getting more difficult by the day. This session...

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                                  Speaker
                                  Amir Ali
                                  CTO
                                  PIA Engineering and Maintenance
                                  Speaker
                                  Jim Lickteig
                                  VP Global Aftermarket Operations
                                  Spirit AeroSystems
                                  Speaker
                                  Raman Ram
                                  Partner - Americas Aerospace & Defense Leader
                                  Ernst & Young
                                  Speaker
                                  Rich Stoddart
                                  CEO
                                  SATAIR
                                  Thursday, April 11
                                  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
                                  • Thursday, April 11:  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
                                  • Room:   S101
                                  Leading aircraft and engine OEMs share their visions and plans for the aftermarket. Topics include production schedules, anticipated deliveries, supply chain headaches, strategic partnerships, and their expanding role in the aftermarket....

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                                    Speaker
                                    Dan Abraham
                                    VP of Commercial Sales & Marketing
                                    Boeing Global Services
                                    Speaker
                                    Farah Borges
                                    VP, Assembly, Test, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
                                    GE Aerospace - Commercial Engines & Services
                                    Speaker
                                    Frank Stevens
                                    VP Global MRO Centers
                                    Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
                                    Moderator
                                    Sean Broderick
                                    Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
                                    Aviation Week Network