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MRO Middle East

21 January, 2013 - 23 January, 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MRO Middle East is the leading must-attend aviation maintenance exhibition and conference in the region!


Join thousands of airlines, maintenance providers, OEMs, suppliers, and key regional players – at the same time, all under one roof!  MRO Middle East is strategically designed to offer the newest and most innovative concepts while encouraging the advancement of the airline and aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry in the region.

MRO Middle East highlights up-to-the-minute information and brings together leading industry experts to share insights on growth opportunities, cost reduction, and management strategies that are cutting expenses and maximizing efficiency.  Attend and meet and network with the people that are fostering growth in the region, developing cutting-edge technology, and pushing the MRO industry forward!


New this year:

  • In-depth seminars on how leasing impacts MRO processes and maintenance costs and addressing manpower issues through partnerships and training
  • Re-designed conference agenda focusing on your key issues and greatest challenges
  • Bigger and better: New venue, more exhibitors, more airlines, and more attendees!

 

"MRO Middle East was a great learning and networking platform. Thank you!"
Amir Ali, Chief Engineer Maintenance Operation Center & EBD, Pakistan International Airlines

"MRO Middle East was an opportunity to meet the right people under one roof and two days time."
Qassem K. Omari, Aviation Consultant, The Brains of Aviation

"The show grew this year and we were able to get new contacts."
Rouviere Laurent, Aftermarket Sales & Business Development Director, Hutchinson - Barry Controls

Who should attend and who you will meet at MRO Middle East

MRO Middle East is a must for professionals at Airlines, OEMs, MRO Service Providers, Suppliers, and Leasing Companies in the following functions:

  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Contracts
  • Customer Service
  • Inventory
  • IT/Software
  • Logistics
  • Materiel
  • Purchasing
  • Supply chain
  • Technical


If you’re involved in any aspect of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul then you need to attend MRO Middle East!

You will meet and network with close to 2,000 attendees that are fostering growth in the region, developing cutting-edge technology, and pushing the industry forward.  With exhibitors and attendees from over 55 countries, MRO Middle East is the best place to test and purchase new MRO solutions and services.

The MRO Middle East Conference and Exhibition delivers the airlines, buyers, and decision makers you need to meet with to prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead!  It is THE place to build current relationships and establish new ones.


Venue

All conference sessions and the exhibition will take place at:
DWTC Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE
Web: www.dwtc.com

Last updated: November 9, 2012

PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINARS DAY – Monday, January 21, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Seminar 1 – Addressing the Manpower Issue through Partnerships and Training

The manpower shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the region. The need to develop a strategic plan to tackle the problems of workforce is vital to ensuring the continued success of the aerospace industry in the Middle East. Developing partnerships between academia and industry may be one route to success in terms of developing the required personnel. Here we analyze how to remove the barriers to joint endeavors and look at what can be learnt from existing collaborations. Transforming the training and certification process may be another way to ease the transition of engineers into the workplace. Exploring how harmonization can be improved within the region. Industry also needs to appreciate the realities of the personnel shortage and take concrete action to address the problems of poaching and competition. This session will look at all the factors that impact recruitment and training and examine what solutions can be sought to combat the challenges at hand.

Key focus areas:

§  Academic-Industrial Partnerships – case studies and proven success

§  Training and Certification Issues – exploring harmonization

§  Manpower Shortage – current challenges and potential solutions

§  Regional Cooperation and Localization Programs

§  MODERATOR: Mahmood AlBalooshi, CEO, Gulf Aviation Academy

§  Ahmed Salem Al Rawahi, Director of Airworthiness, GCAA

§  Oussama Jadayel, Director, Balamand Institute of Aeronautics, University of Balamand

§  Alan Shuttleworth, Head of Technical Training Abu Dhabi, SR Technics

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Seminar 2 – Impact of Leasing on MRO Processes and Maintenance Costs

The growth in leased aircraft, engines and components is creating challenges for all of those involved in the maintenance process. With lessors now having an increasingly important role in the maintenance transaction, there is a necessity for all other parties to review how agreements are negotiated and consider what effect a leased asset has on maintenance costs. Here we evaluate the key elements that need to be taken into consideration to avoid unnecessary expenses and control MRO budgets. Airlines also need to be aware of the linkage between leasing, the asset value and ownership costs and look at how to synchronize and optimize the relationship between these factors. In this session, we examine all the issues surrounding leasing and maintenance and investigate the interdependent factors that are key to ensuring an untroubled leasing process and efficient working relationship between all those involved.

Key focus areas:

§  Impact of Leasing on Maintenance and Ownership Costs

§  Streamlining Processes and Relationships in the Lease Transaction

§  Leasing and Protecting the Value of an Asset

§  MODERATOR: Zaffar Razzaq, VP Middle East & North Africa, Commercial Engines and Global Services, Pratt & Whitney

§  Phil Carroll, CCO, Sanad

§  Tiymor Kalimat, Manager Technical Procurement, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Chairman of the IATA Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF)

§  Stephan Rihm, VP Engine Leasing, MTU Maintenance

5:15 p.m.

End of Seminars

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION DAY ONE – Tuesday, January 22, 2013

8:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:30 a.m.

Welcome Address

§  Iain Blackhall, Managing Director, Civil Aviation, Aviation Week

§  Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week

9:50 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

§  Amer Hadidi, CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines

10:20 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens & Ribbon Cutting and Royal Tour by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates

10:45 a.m.

Middle East MRO Market – Forecasting Trends and Analyzing Industry Dynamics

We bring together leading aviation experts to report on the status of the regional MRO market and forecast emerging trends. They will examine current and future industry challenges and dynamics in the commercial MRO sector, focusing specifically on the Middle East and look at how the region sits in a global context.

§  Jim Mathews, Senior Director - Online Editorial & Data, Aviation Week

§  David Stewart, VP, ICF SH&E

11:45 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Aerospace in the MENA region

With air traffic volume and fleet sizes continuing to grow in the Middle East, questions have to be raised over how the region can handle this expansion effectively and efficiently manage the consequent complexities. How can the aerospace business develop to ensure it keeps pace and meets demand? New partnerships are being formed in the region to expand the internal capabilities and facilities. How can collaborations be utilized to progress the regional industry into a global force and are there any issues with over or under capacity? These partnerships are in many cases are with OEMs, what impact will their increasing presence have on the aftermarket in the region? In this session we bring together some of the key regional players to discuss what factors are shaping the industry and what structural changes need to be made to address future needs and ambitions.

§  Hussein Dabbas, VP Middle East & North Africa, IATA

§  Frederic C. Dupont, SVP - Head of Global Sales, Mubadala Aerospace MRO Network

§  Rashad Karaky, Manager Economics & Technology Management, Arab Air Carriers Association (AACO)

12:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The MRO Quandary - Insourcing vs Outsourcing

With airlines in the region developing in-house capabilities to service their fleets, is there a growing argument to move away from outsourcing practices or should operators be focusing on their core business? Here we investigate how fleet choices and
airline economics impact maintenance strategy decisions and look at what factors should be considered when planning MRO practices. What is the intelligence behind selecting your fleet management agreements and will the introduction of next-generation aircraft lead to more or less outsourcing? Is the development by airlines of their own facilities creating barriers to the success of independent MROs? Evaluating the dynamics behind the decision of where to place your maintenance and examining the OEM/MRO balance of power in the region.

§  MODERATOR: David Hygate, Director Europe & Middle East, TeamSAI

§  Osama Fattaleh, Chief Executive Officer, JorAMCo

§  Abdullah Osman, VP Engineering Materials Management, Emirates

§  Muhammed Ghufran Rizvi, Planning Engineer, Engineering Department, Kuwait Airways

§  V.Sriram, AVP Materials, Jazeera Airways

1:20 p.m.

End of Day One & Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

4:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Exhibition Hall

5:30 p.m.

Registration & Exhibition Hall Close

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION DAY TWO – Wednesday, January 23, 2013

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

§  Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week

9:10 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

§  Ahmad A. Alzabin, Chairman & CEO, ALAFCO

9:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens

9:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

A1 - New Aircraft and Future Systems – Are you Prepared?

Introducing new aircraft into your fleet creates challenges for operators in terms of infrastructure, training, systems, maintenance and equipment. How do airlines gear up for their arrival and manage initial teething problems and issues? With many different types of aircraft coming into the region, we look at how operators and MROs can deal with the requirements of growing and varying fleet compositions. New programs also means new technology, with e-enabled aircraft coming into service. How can airlines prepare for these new technologies and manage security issues? We review the new aircraft coming into the region and consider their impact on the operators receiving them and suppliers maintaining them.

§  Claude Bousquet, Flight Hour Service - A380 Program Director, Airbus

§  Sebastian Giljohann, Team Manager Innovation, Aircraft Maintenance Services, Lufthansa Technik

§  Guillaume Limouzy, Aircraft Sales Support, Services Sales & Authorized Aircraft Service Centers Network Manager, Embraer

A2 – Keeping Pace with Demand - Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions

A major risk to the Middle East market is the supply chain not being able to keep up with the demands of an expanding industry. We examine the supply chain solutions on the market to ensure the availability of inventory and spares and optimize their delivery. Logistics and transportation management is the backbone of an effective supply chain, how can you streamline and fine tune these processes to guarantee efficient MRO operations? The supplier-operator relationship is also vital to a successful supply chain, how can this best be managed to deliver a responsive service and to make sure that all parties needs are understood? We explore all the factors that affect the whole supply chain and look at what solutions are available to ensure industry keeps pace with demand.

§  MODERATOR: Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & India Operations, AAR

§  Erik Goedhart, SVP Aerospace, Kuehne+Nagel

§  Graham Smith, Head of Business Development, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

B1 - New Generation Engines & Maintenance Costs

The latest OEM offering of new engine designs and architecture are due to come into service towards the end of this decade. One of the top priorities for operators when selecting new engine types is the ability to control current and future maintenance and lifecycle costs. What is the MRO philosophy of these new engine programs and will the promises of reduced fuel consumption, extended on-wing life and reliability come to fruition? What fleet hour agreements are available on these engines and how do you select the correct contract type? Will the new programs mean a significant move by airlines to total care and OEM maintenance provision? We analyze the benefits and drawbacks of the new powerplant technology and scrutinize the factors that need to be considered when selecting the services to maintain them.

§  MODERATOR: David Hygate, Director Europe & Middle East, TeamSAI

§  Ziad Abu Ain, General Manager, Jordan Airmotive

§  Luc Pelon, Marketing VP, Engine Services, Snecma

§  Zaffar Razzaq, VP Middle East & North Africa, Commercial Engines and Global Services, Pratt & Whitney

B2 – Maintenance Management Systems

There are many IT solutions available in the marketplace to manage the maintenance, engineering and logistical requirements of airlines and MROs. How can customers ensure they procure the correct software package that best fits their business needs? How do these requirements alter across different industry segments and how are providers adapting their systems to fit varying business models? In this session, we look at how innovative IT solutions can assist in improving MRO execution and help combat the challenges of a fast moving industry.

§  Jeff Cass, Chief Technology Officer, Mxi Technologies

§  Luke Gregori, Business IT Manager – Engineering, Emirates Group IT

§  Dheeraj Mathur, GM Aviation, Ramco Systems

11:55 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

C1 – Impact of a Harsh Environment and Extreme Temperatures

The hot, sandy and humid conditions in the Middle East impact the full spectrum of an airline’s procedures, from maintenance and repair practices to operating parameters to actual flight conditions and passenger comfort. What are the technical and cost implications of operating in this type of environment? Here we investigate the proactive and reactive measures that can be taken to minimize the impact of external conditions and look at how regional operators handle operating in extreme ambient conditions. What preventative maintenance should airlines and MROs employ on aircraft systems and engines? What is the difference in impact on a newer or older fleet? Considering the effect of the external environment on maintenance and ownership costs as well as operating procedures.

§  MODERATOR: Adil Al-Sheibani, Senior Manager Development Engineering, Oman Air

§  Ghassan Al-Sadiq, Director Aircraft Engineering, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries

§  Rainer Conrads, Chief Executive Officer, NASTECH

§  Ehab El Morsy, Technical Services Engineer, EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering

C2 – Managing IFE Complexities

With competition between airlines as fierce as ever, the need to provide passengers with state of the art cabin entertainment systems and connectivity is key to differentiating services and providing a unique in-flight experience. However, with more sophisticated systems comes more complex maintenance and supportability requirements. How can airlines and MROs prepare for these new on-board technologies? Is it feasible for operators to maintain these systems in-house or is outsourcing the only route to ensuring reliability? This session will explore how IFE technology has developed and what else is on the horizon for the industry to get ready for.

§  Josι Almeida, A330 Fleet Manager, TAP Portugal

§  Sean Gavin, Executive Director, Technical Services, Panasonic Avionics

§  Philippe Desclaudure, Head of Operations – EUMEA Region, Thales Avionics

12:55 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address

§  Nader Khalawi, CEO, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries

1:25 p.m.

Prize Draw & Closing Remarks

1:30 p.m.

Conference Concludes & Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hall Closes & Conclusion of MRO Middle East 2013

 

Speakers List

  • Ziad Abu Ain, General Manager, Jordan Airmotive
  • Mahmood AlBalooshi, CEO, Gulf Aviation Academy
  • Josι Almeida, A330 Fleet Manager, TAP Portugal
  • Ahmed Salem Al Rawahi, Director of Airworthiness, GCAA
  • Ghassan Al-Sadiq, Director Aircraft Engineering, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries
  • Adil Al-Sheibani, Senior Manager Development Engineering, Oman Air
  • Ahmad A. Alzabin, Chairman & CEO, ALAFCO
  • Iain Blackhall, Managing Director, Civil Aviation, Aviation Week
  • Claude Bousquet, Flight Hour Service - A380 Program Director, Airbus
  • Phil Carroll, CCO, Sanad
  • Jeff Cass, Chief Technology Officer, Mxi Technologies
  • Rainer Conrads, Chief Executive Officer, NASTECH
  • Hussein Dabbas, VP Middle East & North Africa, IATA
  • Philippe Desclaudure, Head of Operations – EUMEA Region, Thales Avionics
  • Frederic C. Dupont, SVP - Head of Global Sales, Mubadala Aerospace MRO Network
  • Ehab El Morsy, Technical Services Engineer, EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering
  • Osama Fattaleh, Chief Executive Officer, JorAMCo
  • Sean Gavin, Executive Director, Technical Services, Panasonic Avionics
  • Sebastian Giljohann, Team Manager Innovation, Aircraft Maintenance Services, Lufthansa Technik
  • Erik Goedhart, SVP Aerospace, Kuehne+Nagel
  • Luke Gregori, Business IT Manager – Engineering, Emirates Group IT
  • Amer Hadidi, CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • David Hygate, Director Europe & Middle East, TeamSAI
  • Oussama Jadayel, Director, Balamand Institute of Aeronautics, University of Balamand
  • Tiymor Kalimat, Manager Aircraft Leasing, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Chairman of the IATA Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF)
  • Rashad Karaky, Manager Economics & Technology Management, Arab Air Carriers Association
  • Nader Khalawi, CEO, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries
  • Guillaume Limouzy, Aircraft Sales Support, Services Sales & Authorized Aircraft Service Centers Network Manager, Embraer
  • Jim Mathews, Senior Director - Online Editorial & Data, Aviation Week
  • Dheeraj Mathur, GM Aviation, Ramco Systems
  • Abdullah Osman, VP Engineering Materials Management, Emirates
  • Luc Pelon, Marketing VP, Engine Services, Snecma
  • Zaffar Razzaq, VP Middle East & North Africa, Commercial Engines and Global Services, Pratt & Whitney
  • Stephan Rihm, VP Engine Leasing, MTU Maintenance
  • Muhammed Ghufran Rizvi, Planning Engineer, Engineering Department, Kuwait Airways
  • Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & India Operations, AAR
  • Alan Shuttleworth, Head of Technical Training Abu Dhabi, SR Technics
  • Graham Smith, Head of Business Development, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
  • V.Sriram, AVP Materials, Jazeera Airways
  • David Stewart, VP, ICF SH&E

Event details

Aviation Week
21 January, 2013
23 January, 2013
Dubai
DWTC Dubai World Trade Centre
United Arab Emirates
Conference
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