Agenda

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, January 28
Welcome Reception
  • Monday, January 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Registration
  • Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Opening Remarks
  • Tuesday, January 29, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Opening Keynote Presentation
  • Tuesday, January 29, 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Dennis Walsh

CEO
BP Aero Services
Speaker

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Aero-Engine Overview
  • Tuesday, January 29, 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Update on the flying fleet: engine overview and forecasts. Analysis of aero-engine trends. M&A, JVs and vertical integration – where are the key market movements?
Speaker
Joost Groenenboom

Principal
ICF
Speaker

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Capacity, Competition and Market Demand – Assessing the State of Aero-Engine MRO
  • Tuesday, January 29, 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Reviewing the engine MRO landscape: reflections on repair capacity and predictions for the future Are new generation repairs creating the perfect storm for engine shops already facing high demand for mature and sunset MRO? Will demand outpace supply? What investment opportunities can MROs consider to increase capacity and ensure they meet sustained aftermarket growth? What options are available for operators to safeguard against any potential shortage of capacity in the future? Sustained profitability has seen some airlines move more MRO activity in-house. How can operators balance long-term strategical priorities over short-term financial results?
Speakers
Clinton Kent

VP Sales & Customer Service
StandardAero
Speaker

Eddo Weijer

VP, Head Engine Transactions
GA Telesis
Speaker

Gordon Humphreys

Director Sales & Business Development
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Services
Speaker

Mario Abad

CEO
AeroThrust
Speaker

Vivek Saxena

Managing Director
Advisory Aerospace OSC
Moderator

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Tuesday, January 29
Morning Coffee Break
  • Tuesday, January 29, 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
11:55 AM - 12:50 PM
Tuesday, January 29
The OEM View: Aftermarket Networks and the New Engine Landscape
  • Tuesday, January 29, 11:55 AM - 12:50 PM
Reviewing current gen engine fleet support Assessing EIS disruption and future of GTF/LEAP programmes Has OEM focus shifted to the production of new engine types? Given the proliferation of their aftermarket share and the high demand for engine MRO, how can OEMs effectively support a growing fleet? How is the relationship between OEMs and non-affiliated aftermarket organisations evolving? Do OEMs have plans to soften IP restrictions and incorporate independents into their repair network? Can suppliers expect to see further vertical integration from OEMs?
Speakers
Bill Dwyer

Marketing Leader
GE Aviation
Speaker

Jamie Sismey

Marketing Executive, Americas
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Paul Finklestein

Director - Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Raman Ram

Partner
McKinsey & Company
Moderator

12:50 PM - 2:15 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Networking Lunch
  • Tuesday, January 29, 12:50 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Panel Discussion: Managing the Midlife & Mature – Supporting Aging Fleets
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
What fleet management solutions can airlines utilise to meet mature engine maintenance requirements? Are we witnessing the bow-wave for CFM56 & V2500 families? How significant have NG engine teething problems been on the buoyancy of the midlife market? Is the demand for parts, particularly for widely deployed engine types such as -5B and -7B, outpacing supply? What impact is this having on the wider MRO environment? What mature platforms are seeing a resurgence? How can suppliers gain and maintain competitive advantage in such a saturated market?
Speakers
Ann Ni

Director, Supply Chain Management, Engine & APU
Delta Air Lines
Speaker

Carl Glover

VP Sales & Marketing
AAR
Speaker

Mike Stengel

Associate
AeroDynamic Advisory
Moderator

Rudy Bryce

General Manager, Material and TrueChoice Transition
GE Aviation Materials
Speaker

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Panel Discussion: Parts Supply Update and Projections
  • Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
How are shifting fleet demographics influencing the spare parts market? With relatively low oil prices reducing retirement rates, where are the key opportunities for engine disassembly? What is the projected landscape for USM over the next decade as older platforms are phased out and newer engine types begin to dominate the marketplace? How are increasingly sophisticated digital platforms affecting parts procurement? Will additive manufacturing influence inventory management? Is it enough to solely focus on parts supply or are operators seeking total supply solutions?  
Speakers
Bill Correll

President and CEO
CFM Materials
Moderator

Michael Gaetano

Director, Supply Chain Management
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions
Speaker

Michael Jarm

Director Business Development
Magellan Aviation Group
Speaker

Tommy Hughes

President and CEO
VAS Aero
Speaker

Tyler Norman

President & CEO
Aero Engine Solutions
Speaker

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Tuesday, January 29, 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Big Data
  • Tuesday, January 29, 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
How has data changed approaches to maintenance scheduling to date? What ROI can airlines expect from health monitoring? How can you define digital transformation and how can you bring processes in line to achieve it? Could wider collaboration between aftermarket players help the industry transition from prognostic to predictive maintenance? Hear from one organisation who is effectively utilising data to improve planned MRO scheduling and reduce unplanned maintenance
4:40 PM - 5:25 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Panel Discussion: Exploring the Modern Dynamics of Aero-Engine Leasing
  • Tuesday, January 29, 4:40 PM - 5:25 PM
How has engine leasing evolved over the last decade? Has growing demand for short-term leasing influenced MRO strategies? When will the bubble burst on inflated leasing rates? To what extent has OEMs’ dominant footprint in the aftermarket impacted market value? How can lessors differentiate themselves? Is there a rise in partnerships with aftermarket players? Will lessors be able to support forecasted shop visit rates over the next five years? Is increasing competition within engine leasing driving more innovative services? Considering evolving fleet demographics, how can lessors best balance their aero-engine portfolio?
Speakers
Bob Matson

Vice President, Technical Services & Engine Programs
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Speaker

Joseph O'Brien

Chief Commercial Officer
Engine Lease Finance Corporation
Speaker

Rachel Frye

Aviation Finance Advisory Leader
PwC
Moderator

Tobias Konrad

COO
BeauTech Power Systems
Speaker

5:25 PM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Innovation in Aero-Engine Inspection & Repair: Where to Invest?
  • Tuesday, January 29, 5:25 PM - 5:45 PM
An overview of emerging developments within engine MRO Which new technologies and processes offer cost-effective solutions on restoring serviceability and value? How can you best measure ROI? How will new e-enabled engines dictate strategies for engine repair? What challenges do emerging engine technologies pose on the aftermarket? Where can suppliers expect a rise in automation and how will this impact workforce requirements?
Speaker
Caroline Guinard

Engineer, Project Development
CRMA AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

5:45 PM - 5:50 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Closing Remarks and End of Day One
  • Tuesday, January 29, 5:45 PM - 5:50 PM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

5:50 PM - 7:50 PM
Tuesday, January 29
Networking Reception
  • Tuesday, January 29, 5:50 PM - 7:50 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Registration
  • Wednesday, January 30, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Opening Remarks
  • Wednesday, January 30, 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Macroeconomic Outlook
  • Wednesday, January 30, 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Global markets insight – key influencers on MRO landscape Analysis of global geopolitical climate, oil prices and interest rates Investor perspective Fleet demographics: EIS and retirement predictions
Speaker
George T. Ferguson

Senior Analyst Aerospace, Defense & Airlines
Bloomberg Intelligence
Speaker

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Panel Discussion: Exploring Best Practice in Life Cycle Management Strategies
  • Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
How can operators best model the maintenance costs of their fleet? What key considerations underpin this work scope? Outlining strategic engine maintenance plans across different phases of an engines life – how can you identify periods of high risk? Component repair management: are pooling agreements the best way to leverage LLP supply? Are there opportunities to fuse new materials into more mature platforms to maximise time on-wing?
Speakers
Ana Bidarra

Engine Shop Planning Manager
TAP Maintenance & Engineering
Speaker

Francesco Baccarani

Team Leader - Engines
SGI Aviation
Moderator

James Bennett

Director, Engine Services
AerFin
Speaker

Larry Harrell

President and CEO
Perfect Point EDM
Speaker

Will Abbott

Director, Engine Vendor Programs, Technical Operations
United Airlines
Speaker

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Panel Discussion: Independent Aftermarket Assessment – Open Opportunity or Cause for Concern?
  • Wednesday, January 30, 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
Do non-OEM affiliated organisations need to evolve to survive? Is there room for a niche service offering? What future work will be available to independent MROs? Is striking a deal (e.g. JVs and partnerships) the best strategy for securing future business? Will there be a role to play in the second and third phases of an engines life? Assessing the CFM and IATA agreement. Will it rebalance aftermarket competition?
Speakers
Cliff Topham

SVP
Werner Aero Services
Speaker

Jack Lane

VP of Sales & Marketing
BP Aero Services LLC
Moderator

Les Cronin

Senior Director of Sales, The Americas
MTU Maintenance
Speaker

11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, January 30
Morning Coffee Break
  • Wednesday, January 30, 11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, January 30
Spare Engine Strategies – What’s Available to Operators?
  • Wednesday, January 30, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Reviewing current demand for green time engines What technical demands and economics should operators consider for spare engine provisioning? Can increased digitalisation of processes help airlines reduce spare engine ratios? Considering engine stand and logistical requirements for different engine types How is fuel price dictating engine availability? Will the dynamics of the spare engine market change for NG engine types?
Speaker
Peter Mueller

Director Air Logistics – Aerospace
Kuehne + Nagel
Speaker

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, January 30
The Future of Flight: Electric Propulsion Technology
  • Wednesday, January 30, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
An exploratory look into the future of electric aero-engine technology – can we expect radically new aircraft configurations with battery electric, hybrid electric or hydrogen propulsion? Considerations for the impact on aftermarket supply, repair and overhaul Does the potential of electric flight present threat or opportunity to today’s aftermarket?
Speaker
Alte de Boer

Senior Avionics R&D Engineer
Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR
Speaker

12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Wednesday, January 30
Closing Remarks
  • Wednesday, January 30, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, January 30
Networking Lunch
  • Wednesday, January 30, 12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 30
BP Aero Facility Tour
  • Wednesday, January 30, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM