MRO Middle East

Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE
Feb 10, 2019: Conference
Feb 11-12, 2019: Exhibition
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Sunday, February 10
Registration
  • Sunday, February 10, 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunday, February 10
Opening Remarks
  • Sunday, February 10, 9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 10
Industry Dynamics: Regional Analysis and Forecast
  • Sunday, February 10, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The M.E. Fleet: EIS & retirement forecast. Global macroeconomic and geopolitical climate. Oil price and impact to aftermarket. M&A, JVs and evolving partnerships in the Gulf
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: MRO in the Middle East – Embracing Growth and Seizing Opportunity
  • Sunday, February 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Assessing trends, threats and opportunities: reflections from key leaders. Considerations for aftermarket growth – how can the supply chain support the forecasted expansion of the ME fleet? What are the key strategic and operational challenges facing airlines and how are these shaping today’s competitive aftermarket? How is increased economic and political uncertainty (e.g. US foreign policy, Qatar relations) impacting regional MRO? Considering in-house capabilities of the big three carriers, what development opportunities remain within the Middle East? Could increased competition from long-haul low-cost carriers rebalance the landscape? What is the long-term future of the A380 programme? Is the Middle East sustaining widebody production? OEM vertical integration and MRO expansion in ME. Where does the independent model fit in the current climate?
Speakers
Hani Shehata

CEO
Chromalloy - Arabia
Speaker

Mansoor Janahi

CEO
TS&S
Speaker

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday, February 10
Morning Coffee Break
  • Sunday, February 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: Maintenance Optimisation and Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Sunday, February 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Weighing up financial, regulatory and technical factors to develop a strong fleet management strategy What strategies can airlines utilise to leverage lean inventory management and optimise their supply chain? Reviewing methods to minimise long-term maintenance costs across an engine’s life cycle How will the influx of new generation aircraft impact existing maintenance economics? What strategies can be adopted to help combat rising material costs?
Speakers
Abdelmalek Murad

Chief Operations Officer
Joramco
Speaker

Rahul Shah

SVP Strategic Growth, Business Development Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
AAR Corporation
Speaker

12:15 PM - 1:10 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: Exploring Innovation in MRO
  • Sunday, February 10, 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM
3D printing, drones, AI, AR/VR, blockchain: where and how are the latest tools and technologies best delivering value for MRO? How can you effectively integrate emerging technologies into existing workflows? Discussing the deployment of robotics and automation in inspection and maintenance processes How can the aftermarket prepare for different maintenance requirements of new generation engines?  How can enhanced digital transformation (e.g. paperless maintenance) reduce operational cost and improve fleet utilisation? What barriers exist for gaining regulatory approval? Understanding cyber security implications and how to safeguard infrastructure in a new era of data interchange
Speaker
Birkan Güneralp

SVP QA
Turkish Technic
Speaker

1:10 PM - 2:20 PM
Sunday, February 10
Networking Lunch
  • Sunday, February 10, 1:10 PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
Sunday, February 10
Case Studies: Big Data, Prognostics and Predictive Maintenance
  • Sunday, February 10, 2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
The incoming generation of e-enabled aircraft will provide an unprecedented volume of data, but where has big data improved operational efficiencies today? How can aftermarket players arm themselves with the tools to effectively utilise analytics for competitive advantage? What ROI can be expected from integrating data services into new maintenance methodologies and predict aircraft failure? Hear from our speakers who will share their latest insights on their experience with analytics.
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 10
Regulatory Updates and Operational Implications
  • Sunday, February 10, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Reviewing recent regulation and legislation developments How can the GCAA work with European and Asian regulators to promote aftermarket growth in the region? How can authorities best harmonise relations to liberalise bilateral air service agreements?
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10
Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Sunday, February 10, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: Dealing with the Deficit – Building Momentum for the Arabian Workforce
  • Sunday, February 10, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Has the labour shortfall resulted in a tangible impact on MRO to date? How can regional aftermarket players attract a new generation of tech-savvy technicians and safeguard against impending retirements?  Are there any digital solutions to help bridge the skills gap? Could greater collaboration between stakeholders (MROs, authorities, technical school etc.) better address challenges around labour resources? Are operational cost rises inevitable? What does this mean for regional talent and the nearby Indian sub-continent? How will MRO evolve from the highly manual process it is today, and how can managers effectively lead change as the aftermarket witnesses greater adoption of robotics and automation?
4:50 PM - 5:40 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: The Leasing Economy – Perspectives on the Current and Future State of the Market
  • Sunday, February 10, 4:50 PM - 5:40 PM
Snapshot of leasing demand: narrowbody vs. widebody Considering the significant projected growth within Middle East, could any locations emerge as a global leasing hub? Is the large availability of capital and rapid market growth sustainable? - Has the influx of new Chinese lessors further fragmented the market? How do the strategies of MENA-based airlines compare with those of successful European and Asian-Pacific operators? Is increasing competition within engine leasing driving more innovative services? To date the region has witnessed a large amount of consolidation between OEMs and lessors – is this trend expected to continue?
Speakers
Peter Wenham

EVP - Technical
Novus Aviation Capital
Speaker

Rob Watts

Managing Director & VP Financial Solutions
Aerotask
Speaker

5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
Sunday, February 10
Closing Remarks and End of Conference
  • Sunday, February 10, 5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker
Alex Moriarty

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Sunday, February 10
Networking Reception
  • Sunday, February 10, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM