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Civil Aviation Manufacturing Conference

7 May, 2013 - 8 May, 2013, Charlotte, NC, United States

Five Trends to Drive Manufacturing Improvement

Our Civil Aviation Manufacturing Conference will provide a unique platform to bring together the leaders of major manufacturers and suppliers to discuss manufacturing capabilities — examining, evaluating, and where possible, putting common solutions and best practices into place.

Plus- five ways to improve manufacturing performance today.

  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Tools/Software/Processes
  • LEAN 4.0
  • Taking Operations Global

PLUS- a valid forecast on fly-to-buy ratios

Attendees will walk away with a valid forecast on fly-to-buy ratios across the supply chain. For the first time in 2013 we also have clarity and fidelity around the hiring requirements in support of civil aviation manufacturing.

This event will provide OEM strategy, technological advancements that improve operational/manufacturing performance, and lessons learned. The agenda features sessions on:

  • New technologies in advanced manufacturing —3D prototyping via new print technologies.
  • Supply chain integration and issues.
  • Global customer representation.
  • Processes/tools to improve operations.
  • Lessons learned on Boeing’s commercial fleet.
  • Taking the pulse on skill requirements as manufacturing advances.

Venue/Hotel information

Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
2800 Coliseum Centre Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 USA
Phone: 1-704-357-1414

All guest rooms are run-of-the house and types cannot be guaranteed.  Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
Deluxe Guest Suite Rate: $159 + 15.25% taxes

Complimentary high speed internet access in guestrooms.

Reservations should be made by no later than APRIL 16 2013.  After that date, or if the room block is sold-out, the hotel will release rooms held and any reservations requested after this date will be accepted based upon availability at the hotel’s prevailing rate. Please secure reservations by calling 1-877 212 5752 and requesting the Aviation Week rate.

Last updated: March 15, 2013

May 7, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome to Charlotte

§  Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week

8:35 a.m.

A&D’s Biggest Deal Takes Shape

One of the biggest deals in the aerospace industry of late was the joining of Goodrich to United Technologies Corp. The new organization, known as United Technologies Aerospace Systems, remains headquartered here in Charlotte. We’ll hear from the new President of Aircraft Systems -- about the merging of these two organizations and how Aircraft Systems is moving its production capability forward in a challenging demand environment.

§  Speaker: Curtis Reusser, President, Aircraft Systems, UT Aerospace Systems

9:00 a.m.

Buy to Fly – Outlook Leading to Paris Air Show

This forecast for the civil aviation manufacturing sector provides insight into the cost of materials and the demand outlook on a global and regional basis. It’s a must-hear component of the conference, providing insight on the opportunities and challenges resulting from the record orders for civil transport aircraft.

§  Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Conferences Editor in Chief

§  Speaker: Kevin Michaels, VP, ICF International

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

CCAM Identifies Priorities to Drive Manufacturing Improvement Near-Term

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing has a simple goal – identify and move new technologies into manufacturing. The center’s leader will describe priorities for the coming 12-36 months, ranging from automation to use of human/machine interface technologies to enable “speed of line” translation of procedures and to translate knowledge gained from experience. At the same time, CCAM is setting aside some investment to look at early stage technologies to determine which, if followed, could provide the disruptive capability for five years from now.

§  Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Conferences Editor in Chief

10:30 a.m.

Oak Ridge Moves Manufacturing Initiatives Forward

The U.S. Dept of Energy has placed responsibility for developing future manufacturing initiatives on its premiere laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Work spans a variety of high-need areas. This session will look at the top priority projects, progress made, and what the future of manufacturing may look like.

§  Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Conferences Editor in Chief

§  Craig Blue, Director, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Advanced Manufacturing Program/Demonstration Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11:00 a.m.

Improvement #1 Design for Manufacturing

As Boeing moves toward record-breaking production levels across multiple airframes, there have been plenty of lessons to learn -- from updates and modifications of existing technologies to the introduction of all-new technologies that far exceeded original reach in terms of technology and capability. Here’s a look at the lessons learned on bringing 21st century manufacturing to the fore.

§  Moderator: Mike Mecham, Sr. Editor, Aviation Week

§  Tim Copes, VP Manufacturing and Quality, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

11:30 a.m.

Improvement #1 -- More Design for Manufacturing

Airbus also has moved developmental programs into production, both all-new and modifications and updates to popular existing families of aircraft. A leader of one of the Airbus Centers of Excellence will share lessons learned as these transitions took place -- what worked well, what he’d do differently next time, and how the Airbus production efforts are pacing themselves now.

§  Moderator: Mike Mecham, Sr. Editor, Aviation Week

§  Speaker: Mark Barclay, SVB A350 XWB Program, Airbus

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Improvement #2: An Automation Case for Improvement

While robotics have long been a mainstay in aerospace manufacturing, the precision and scope of automation continues to increase. This panel will provide insight into recent upgrades in automation, the impact on work processes, the results … and the lessons learned.

§  Moderator: Carole Rickard Hedden, Aviation Week Special Projects Editor

§  Eric Beauregard, CEO, AV&R Vision & Robotics

§  Ben Boehm, VP Strategy, Bombardier Aerospace

§  Peter Zieve, President, Electroimpact Inc.

2:15 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Improvement #3 Tools, Software, Processes That Feed the Juggernaut

The speed required to identify and then put to work the latest greatest tools and processes is what differentiates any manufacturer. Operations of varying size will discuss how they identify areas of opportunity, choose the fix, and then make it the new way work is accomplished.

§  Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Conferences Editor in Chief

§  Mike Elias, VP Customer Engineer Lead, Honeywell Business and General Aviation

4:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
sponsored by Thrive in North Carolina

5:00 p.m.

Day one ends

May 8, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

§  Joe Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week

8:35 a.m.

Airbus Shifts Into High Gear

In the midst of meeting record demand and boosting production across the business, Airbus is moving forward with opening a new manufacturing line in Mobile, Ala. We’ll learn about key areas Airbus is addressing to continue to drive improvement in manufacturing, what is planned for Mobile, and timelines for bringing the new facility on line.

§  Speaker: Barry Eccleston, CEO, Airbus N.A.

9:05 am

Improvement #4: It’s Still a Lean Lesson
While LEAN processes have been around for two decades, operations across the industry continue to define and refine improvement using these mainstays. Operations leaders will share their stories from Lean 2013.

§  Moderator: Michael Mecham, Sr Editor, Aviation Week

§  Mark Correll, Dir Production Systems Optimization, Rockwell Collins

§  Harvey Kaylie, President, Mini-Circuits

§  Jason Premo, CEO and co-owner, ADEX Machining Technologies

10:00

Break and Tour Exhibits

10:30

Improvement #5 – New Markets, New Requirements
Know thy customer was a matter of knowing three to four companies in the past. That’s all changed as aircraft manufacturing is an economic story around the globe. We’ll hear how two companies have entered relationships with all-new customers.

§  Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Conferences Editor in Chief

§  Mike Elias, VP Customer Engineer Lead, Honeywell Business & General Aviation

§  Tim Martin, VP Supply Chain and Strategic Initiatives, United Technologies Aerospace Systems-Aerostructures

§  Mike Yates, President, Tactair Fluid Controls

11:30

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Designing the Factory Workforce of the Future

Among the biggest challenges faced in the civil aviation sector is the need for talented people to begin their careers in manufacturing. The skills and capabilities are more complex and advanced than the traditional industrial picture, and bringing individuals up to speed quickly is imperative. In this session we’ll discuss the requirements and talent needs and how one company is working to bring employees into full performance more quickly.

§  Moderator: Carole Rickard Hedden, Aviation Week Special Projects Editor

§  Jennifer McNelly, President, National Association of Manufacturers

1:30 p.m.

Training the Future Workforce
Among the challenges faced by manufacturing operations is training employees on new technologies and bringing new employees up to speed as quickly as possible. In this session we’ll hear from a company and Workforce Development Center that partnered to create new possibilities for the business, and for the employees.

§  Moderator: Michael Mecham, Sr. Editor, Aviation Week

§  Speakers: Eric Hahn, VP Organizational Development, General Plastics Manufacturing

§  Jessica Neal-Smith, Workforce Development Manager, Workforce Central for Pierce County, Wash.

2:00 p.m.

Getting it Right with the Supply Chain
What worked in terms of supply chain integration and relationships five years ago may not be the answer required today or in the future. Two engine makers will discuss their strategies for assuring product delivery, approaches that most often is a combination of insourcing, outsourcing, partnering, joint ventures and other business models Supply Chain Issues: Analysis of Major Programs and Supply Chain Pinchpoints

§  Moderator: Mike Mecham, Sr Editor, Aviation Week

2:05 p.m.

We’ll open with a look at what GE Aviation is doing to drive improvement in its operations through the value chain. With the recent purchase of several suppliers, plus some new joint ventures, GE is casting a wide net on the options for assuring manufacturing delivery.

§  Speaker: Bob McEwan, GM New Product Introduction Value Stream, GE Aviation

2:35 p.m.

With the announcement of additional work at Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach facility, identifying, coordinating, assessing and integrating suppliers continues to evolve. The engine-maker’s strategies are designed to deliver the goods.

§  Danny Di Perna, VP, Module Centers and Operations, Pratt & Whitney

3:00

Conference Ends

 

Speakers

  • Mark Barclay, SVB A350 XWB Program, Airbus
  • Eric Beauregard, CEO, AV&R Vision & Robotics
  • Craig Blue, Director, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Advanced Manufacturing Program/Demonstration Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Benjamin Boehm, VP Strategy, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Tim Copes, VP Manufacturing and Quality, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Mark Correll, Dir Production Systems Optimization, Rockwell Collins
  • Danny Di Perna, VP, Module Centers and Operations, Pratt & Whitney
  • Barry Eccleston, CEO, Airbus N.A.
  • Mike Elias, VP Customer Engineer Lead, Honeywell Business & General Aviation
  • Eric Hahn, VP Organizational Development, General Plastics Manufacturing
  • Harvey Kaylie, President, Mini-Circuits
  • Tim Martin, VP Supply Chain and Strategic Initiatives, United Technologies Aerospace Systems-Aerostructures
  • Bob McEwan, GM New Product Introduction Value Stream, GE Aviation
  • Jennifer McNelly, President, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Kevin Michaels, VP, ICF International
  • Jessica Neil-Smith, Workforce Development Manager, Workforce Central for Pierce County, Wash.
  • Jason Premo, CEO and co-owner, ADEX Machining Technologies
  • Curtis Reusser, President, Aircraft Systems, UT Aerospace Systems
  • Mike Yates, President, Tactair Fluid Controls
  • Peter Zieve, President, Electroimpact Inc.

Event details

Aviation Week
7 May, 2013
8 May, 2013
Charlotte
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
North Carolina
United States
Conference
ASDE-2656


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