MRO Americas 2017 Best Sessions

Whether you are a new or returning attendee to MRO Americas, it can be hard to pick what sessions to attend. It is even more difficult when it seems like all of the interesting sessions are offered at the exact same time. Not to worry, our guide will help you find the MRO Americas 2017 best sessions to attend.

Rocking in the MRO

This session centers on how digitalization is effecting MRO’s and what strategies you can use to better utilize data. Speaker Dr. Johannes Bussmann (Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Technik AG) will share a stories that illustrate project implementation, improving work processes, and initiation of advanced technologies. One of the talking points may cover using data to plan MRO joint ventures.

Session Number:  2

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm


Asset Management

Asset management is one of the biggest concerns of MRO’s today. Organizations that fully utilize asset tracking technology can realize huge savings and decreased probability of FOD issues. Speakers Amanda Gower (Sr. Manager Powerplant Supply Chain, Southwest Airlines) and Jeff Spies (Global Service Solutions Sales Director, Rockwell Collins) will talk about how you can use asset management to lower aircraft maintenance and support costs. The strategies discussed will increase aircraft lifetime usability, definitely one of the MRO Americas 2017 best sessions.

Session Number:  8

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 am


Regulatory Trends Impacting MRO

Panels can be a real roll of the dice when it comes to sessions, as topics typically don’t get explored in depth. However, this panel has many key industry players that will be worth watching. Panelists Gregg Brown (Director Quality Assurance, Southwest Airlines), Christopher Julius (MD Regulatory Affairs, American Airlines), Tim Shaver (Manager – Aircraft Maintenance Division, FAA), and Chris Markou (Operational Cost Management, IATA) will discuss the requirements for Safety Management & Promotion and Safety Management Systems. The panel will be moderated by Steve Douglas (VP, CAVOK) and provide strategies for harmonizing the regulation process to avoid s a series of audits.

Session Number:  12

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


New Technology: Impact on MRO and the Shop Floor

Bob Eardley (Senior Director of Innovation and Operations, Air Canada), Raj Singh (Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures), and Rick Stine (President -Military & Components, StandardAero) will talk about how new technologies will impact MRO operations. Core technologies discussed will include drones, virtual reality (VR), and robotics. Companies like Embraer are already using VR technologies to provide tours of aircraft that have yet to be manufactured. The speakers will also explore how MRO’s can decide when investing in new technology is the right choice.

Session Number:  13

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


MRO Optimization: How TAP Reduced Fleet Downtime by >20%

This complimentary briefing focuses on value-chain optimization. The supply chain is key. TAP M&E will give attendees real world examples of how they have improve fleet availability. TAP M&E provides base maintenance to Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer aircraft. Learn more about TAP M&E

Session Number:  36

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Engine Update

During this session, speakers Bill Dwyer (GM of Engine Services Marketing, GE Aviation), Raman Ram (Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company), Paul Finklestein (Director – Marketing, Pratt & Whitney), and Eddo Weijer (VP Engine Transactions, GA Telesis) will discuss changes in aircraft engine maintenance requirements. They will let MRO’s know the future challenges that will come in aircraft engine maintenance procedures. They will answer questions such as “How will the influence of lessors on engine maintenance evolve as the industry moves and changes?”

Session Number: 26

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am


If you have any GSE maintenance questions, want to talk about asset tracking, or find out the latest technology in FOD prevention, stop by the e2b calibration booth after visiting the MRO Americas 2017 best sessions.

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