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April 19-20, 2024
Atlanta, GA
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Tuesday, April 09
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 09
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
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 MRO Americas 2024 Keynote Address, John M. Holmes delivers his thoughts on where the future of the MRO industry is headed...
  • Keynote

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Moderator
Joe Anselmo
SVP of Content, Editorial Director,
Aviation Week Network
Keynote
John M. Holmes
Chairman, President, and CEO
AAR CORP.
Tuesday, April 09
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Speaker
Maria Deacon
Senior Vice President of Technical Operations
United Airlines
Tuesday, April 09
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 09:  2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
The MRO industry continues to face staffing and recruiting challenges at all levels. What else can operators and MROs do to encourage more talent to enter the industry? How is the industry making progress in recruiting from underrepresented demographics? What can airframe MROs do to retain trained AMTs? Where are...

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    Speaker
    Caroline Jecko Parkes
    Vice President Human Resources
    Airbus Americas, Inc.
    Moderator
    Dennis Santare
    Partner
    Oliver Wyman
    Speaker
    Ryan Goertzen
    VP Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development
    AAR
    Speaker
    Simone Drakes
    Managing Director, Calibrate
    United Airlines
    Tuesday, April 09
    3:05 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Tuesday, April 09:  3:05 PM - 3:45 PM
    This discussion will focus on the decision support capabilities DoD requires for assured mission success. The audience will be provided actionable insights, solutions, and ideas to achieve unparalleled strategic logistics decision dominance in an ever-evolving global landscape. By embracing innovation, leveraging advanced technologies, and optimizing logistics processes, the joint Force can...

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      Panelist
      Margaret Sleeper
      Principal, Supply Chain Solutions
      LMI
      Moderator
      Patricia Csank
      Vice President, Supply Chain Management
      LMI
      Panelist
      Sarah Williams
      Air Force Operations Staff Officer
      Tuesday, April 09
      3:50 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Tuesday, April 09:  3:50 PM - 5:30 PM
      Details to follow....

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        Wednesday, April 10
        8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
        Wednesday, April 10
        8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
        Wednesday, April 10
        8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
        General
        Carol Wilkins
        Conference Producer
        Aviation Week Network
        Wednesday, April 10
        8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
        Co-Chair(s)
        Kevin Sampels
        Associate Vice President, Defense Logistics
        LinQuest
        Wednesday, April 10
        8:55 AM - 9:30 AM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  8:55 AM - 9:30 AM
        Keynote
        Maj. Gen David J. Sanford
        Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
        Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base
        Wednesday, April 10
        9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
        Wednesday, April 10
        9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
        • Wednesday, April 10:  9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
        The U.S. military has a significant presence in the Indo-Pacific and operates numerous sites across the region. But what if there is a conflict, the need to build up MRO capabilities in the region becomes critical. Developing infrastructure specialized facilities will offer a strategic advantage. It’s important having a contingency...

          SESSION DETAILS

          Moderator
          Craig Caffrey
          Head – Defense Markets & Data
          Aviation Week Network
          Panelist
          Edgar W. Apollo
          F-35 Product Support Manager (JPO)
          Naval Air Systems Command
          Panelist
          Lisa P. Smith, SES
          Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support
          Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
          Panelist
          Lorenzo Marandola
          President
          M1 Composites Technology
          Wednesday, April 10
          10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
          • Wednesday, April 10:  10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
          Aviation Week Network analyst and several core industry experts will discuss and identify key readiness trends and drivers in the military logistics sector and share their forecasts for the coming years. Hear about overarching market conditions, expectations for shifting demands, and the challenges facing operators and the industry engaged in...

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            Moderator
            Craig Caffrey
            Head – Defense Markets & Data
            Aviation Week Network
            Panelist
            Hon. Robert McMahon
            Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Sustainment
            Panelist
            Lt. Gen. (Ret) Giovanni Tuck
            CEO
            Robbins-Gioia, LLC
            Panelist
            Maj. Gen. (Ret) Kenneth Merchant
            President
            Life Cycle Solutions, Inc.
            Panelist
            Maj. Gen. Lee (Ret.) Levy, II
            Board of Directors Chairman, NDIA Logistics Management Division and CEO
            The Levy Group, LLC
            Wednesday, April 10
            11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
            • Wednesday, April 10:  11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
            Join Tsunami Tsolutions as they host and moderate a prestigious panel of defense operators, MROs and OEMs.  The roundtable discussion will focus on how each organization is taking advantage of technology and data to enable their aftermarket business and deliver value to their customers. ...

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              Moderator
              Mark Buongiorno
              COO
              Tsunami Tsolutions
              Wednesday, April 10
              1:05 PM - 1:35 PM
              • Wednesday, April 10:  1:05 PM - 1:35 PM
              As the Department of Defense (DOD) sees a decline in R&D spending, the department is more heavily reliant on Defense Industrial Base (DIB) products and services that enable its warfighting capabilities. With the DIB generally retaining IP rights, disputes can become a challenge for operating weapon systems and overall warfighting...

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                Panelist
                Maj. Gen. Lee (Ret.) Levy, II
                Board of Directors Chairman, NDIA Logistics Management Division and CEO
                The Levy Group, LLC
                Moderator
                Ted Sturgeon
                Vice President of Programs & Curriculum, Senior Program Director
                Institute for Defense & Business
                Wednesday, April 10
                1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
                • Wednesday, April 10:  1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
                Digital transformation is driving efficiency with better lead times, enhanced visibility, centralized coordination, and predictive forecasting for better transparency. The use of AI in the defense industry creates companies that creates better business agility and break from traditional barriers that can be less productive.  ...

                  SESSION DETAILS

                  Panelist
                  H. Brent Baker, Sr.
                  Vice President
                  PTC Worldwide Vertical Markets
                  Panelist
                  Kevin Gaudette, Ph.D.
                  Senior Vice President, Integrated Analytics and Support
                  LinQuest
                  Moderator
                  Kevin Sampels
                  Associate Vice President, Defense Logistics
                  LinQuest
                  Panelist
                  Rahul S. Ghai
                  Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
                  AAR Corp
                  Wednesday, April 10
                  2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
                  • Wednesday, April 10:  2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
                  Wednesday, April 10
                  2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
                  • Wednesday, April 10:  2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
                  A panel of leaders will discuss the key issues of maintenance and performance and how the two are symbiotic. An open discussion on the critical issues of cost, data management, technology, and performance....

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                    Panelist
                    Col. Kyle Hogan
                    Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot
                    Moderator
                    Jeff Martin
                    Director, Aerospace
                    Robbins-Gioia, LLC
                    Panelist
                    John Grabenstein
                    Director of Maintenance for Naval Aviation Commander
                    Department of Navy, Fleet Readiness Centers
                    Panelist
                    Michelle Hathaway
                    Deputy Director
                    Ogden Air Logistics Complex
                    Panelist
                    Russell Blauw
                    Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Sustainment)
                    Pentagon
                    Wednesday, April 10
                    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                    • Wednesday, April 10:  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                    Keynote
                    Dr.  Stefanie Tompkins
                    Director
                    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
                    Moderator
                    Steve Trimble
                    Defense Editor
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Wednesday, April 10
                    4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
                    • Wednesday, April 10:  4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
                    General
                    Carol Wilkins
                    Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Thursday, April 11
                    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                    Thursday, April 11
                    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
                    Thursday, April 11
                    9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
                    General
                    Carol Wilkins
                    Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Co-Chair(s)
                    Jeff Martin
                    Director, Aerospace
                    Robbins-Gioia, LLC
                    Thursday, April 11
                    9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                    Keynote
                    Rear Adm. Joseph D. “Doug” Noble, Jr.
                    Director, Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency/Commander, Joint Regional Combat Support
                    United States Navy
                    Thursday, April 11
                    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                    Thursday, April 11
                    9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
                    Moderator
                    Dr.   Chuck Cushman
                    Dean of Academics
                    US Naval Community College
                    Panelist
                    Kenneth Witcher, Ph.D., FRAeS
                    Dean, College of Aviation
                    Worldwide Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
                    Panelist
                    Ryan Goertzen
                    VP Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development
                    AAR
                    Thursday, April 11
                    10:35 AM - 11:20 AM
                    • Thursday, April 11:  10:35 AM - 11:20 AM
                    There are numerous vulnerabilities in the supply chain that require advanced strategies and technologies. Driven by new capabilities, distributed logistics will make force projection and sustainment more resilient and adaptive by disrupting or complicating adversarial attacks and providing more options for force commanders.  The DoD needs to think of this...

                      SESSION DETAILS

                      Panelist
                      Lansen P. Conley, SES, DAF
                      Director, Logistics and Logistics Services
                      USAF
                      Moderator
                      Michael "Mike" C. Lawrence
                      Principal Lead, US Air Force and US Cyber Command Strategy and Business Development
                      Amazon Web Services
                      Panelist
                      Nicholas Gross
                      SVP, Integrated Solutions
                      AAR
                      Panelist
                      Sanjay Jagdale
                      Principal Architect
                      PTC Servigistics
                      Thursday, April 11
                      11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
                      • Thursday, April 11:  11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
                      A wide-ranging conversation covering emerging technologies and the benefits to maintenance, logistics, production and more. Topics will cover autonomous vechicles, drones, eVTOL, security hardware and software and the future impact for both military and industry....

                        SESSION DETAILS

                        Thursday, April 11
                        12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
                        • Thursday, April 11:  12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
                        General
                        Carol Wilkins
                        Conference Producer
                        Aviation Week Network