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
Speaker
Robbie Bourke

VP
Oliver Wyman
Speaker

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
Mansoor Janahi

Acting CEO
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace
Speaker

Richard Paton

Partner
Roland Berger
Moderator

Shevantha Weerasekera

Head of Engineering Technical Services
Etihad Airways Engineering
Speaker

Zuhair Khashman

President & CEO
Jordan Aviation Airlines
Speaker

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Sunday, February 10
Regulatory Updates and Operational Implications
  • Sunday, February 10, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Reviewing recent regulation and legislation developments How can the GCAA work with European and Asian regulators to promote aftermarket growth in the region? How are GCAA supporting industry growth through cost reduction initiatives?
Speaker
Aqeel Al Zarouni

Director of Airworthiness - Aviation Safety Affairs
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority
Speaker

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Sunday, February 10
Morning Coffee Break
  • Sunday, February 10, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: Maintenance Optimisation and Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Sunday, February 10, 11:45 AM - 12:30 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

Geert van Damme

VP Sales & Marketing, EMEA
TurbineAero
Speaker

Girish Deshmukh

Chief Marketing Officer
GMR Aero Technic
Speaker

Jason Sutcliffe

Marketing Director
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Rahul Shah

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

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Sunday, February 10
Panel Discussion: Exploring Innovation in MRO
  • Sunday, February 10, 12:30 PM - 1:20 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
Speakers
Arun Chhabra

CEO
8tree
Speaker

Birkan Güneralp

SVP QA
Turkish Technic
Speaker

Konstantyn Shyshkin

CEO
Spiral Technology
Speaker

Oscar D'souza

Fleet Technical Support Engineer
Emirates
Speaker

Steve Williams

Chairman
Vaayu Group
Moderator

1:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday, February 10
Networking Lunch
  • Sunday, February 10, 1:20 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 10
Case Studies: Big Data, Prognostics and Predictive Maintenance
  • Sunday, February 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 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.
Speakers
Borja Dosal Roiz

Avionics Engineer
Etihad Airways
Speaker

Debra Santos

CMO
Boeing Global Services
Speaker

Jacopo Lucioli

Services Marketing Manager
CFM International SA
Moderator

Niels van Hofwegen

Program Manager
EPCOR
Speaker

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?
Speakers
Akif Aziz

CEO
Golden Falcon Aviation
Speaker

Dr. Beshara Sholy

Head of Aviation & Accountable Manager
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Rashad Karaky

Director Technical
Arab Air Carriers’ Organization
Speaker

Zafar Jami

CEO & Partner
AECCS
Speaker

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
David Lewis

SVP & Manager
GECAS
Speaker

Eoghan O'Driscoll

Chief Technical Officer
DAE Capital
Speaker

Mehmet Gökhan Doğan

Managing Director
GA Telesis Istanbul
Speaker

Peter Wenham

EVP - Technical
Novus Aviation Capital
Speaker

Rob Watts

CEO & Vice President Advisory
Aerotask
Moderator

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