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MRO Regional - Eastern Europe, Baltics and Russia

14 May, 2013 - 15 May, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania

The aviation maintenance market in the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia is at a crossroads. Airlines are struggling to cope with budgetary pressures due to rising fuel costs and fierce low cost airline competition and MROs face the challenges thrown up from a fragmented market dominated by smaller players and need to decide on a business strategy to ensure future success. MRO Regional - Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia offers attendees the opportunity to build new relationships and forge stronger partnerships to ensure short and long term success.

Utilizing case studies, proven best practices and industry speakers with regional and global expertise, this conference is designed to provide all the key market players with the information and knowledge they need to confront the challenges at the heart of their organization and position their business for future.


This conference will address

  • Regional MRO Market Forecast
  • Aircraft Fleet Development & Impact on MRO Demand
  • Lease Delivery & Return Process
  • MRO Battleground - OEMs and the Aftermarket
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Optimization
  • Cabin Modifications & Upgrades


Featuring Facility Tour of FL Technics

Forum attendees will visit FL Technics’ 13,700 square metre facility at Vilnius International Airport.

Venue/Hotel Information

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius
Konstitucijos pr. 20
LT - 09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 272 6272
Fax: +370 5 272 6270
E-mail: info.lietuva.vilnius@radissonblu.com

Reservations:
Tel: +370 5 272 6200
Fax: +370 5 272 6210

Room rate- 114 Euro single/standard

Room block cut-off: April 13, 2013. After this dates specially discounted Aviation Week rooms will be released and rooms will be subject to current rates and availability.

Room rate includes:
Buffet Breakfast
VAT
Use of Fitness Center
Free wireless internet throughout hotel

Last updated: March 13, 2013

DAY ONE – Tuesday 14th May 2013

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

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

9:00 am

Opening Keynote Address

§  Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics

FORECAST & TRENDS SESSION

9:30 a.m.

Regional MRO Market Forecast – Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

§  Ian Ferguson, Senior Manager, ICF SH&E

The MRO market in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet States is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. What impact will this growth have on the development of MRO services in the region and what investment opportunities may arise from this expansion? The European maintenance market is evolving, with an increasingly competitive environment and aggressive cost pressures. What effect has this had on regional service providers and is there an issue with overcapacity? Focusing on the regional MRO market from a local perspective and analyzing how it sits in a global context.

10:10 a.m.

Regional Fleet Developments & Impact on MRO Demand

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

Aircraft fleet modernization and developments over the last decade have altered the MRO landscape and the services required within the region. How have the fleets changed over the last 10 years and what is the outlook for deliveries going forward? What western fleets are now operating in the region and what is the forecast for the next 5-10 years? What are the patterns in fleet retirement and what end-of-life opportunities does this present for MROs? A look at how the makeup of the region’s fleets has evolved in recent years and the impact of this on MRO supply and demand.

10:50 am

Networking Break

AIRCRAFT SESSION

11:20 a.m.

Cost Efficient Cabin Modifications & Upgrades

§  Tommaso Auriemma, Head of Project Managers & Business Development, Aircraft Modification Division, Air France Industries

§  Paweł Gontarczyk, Board Member, Sales & Product Development, LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services

Cabin interiors are becoming increasingly important to the modern airline and refurbishment and reconfiguration programs are often used as a mechanism to upgrade your fleet and provide a superior passenger experience. How are fleet developments in the region impacting cabin configurations and upgrade plans? We look at the latest technologies coming to the interiors market and the main priorities for operators when going through the modification process. How can airlines ensure they secure attractive solutions but avoid hidden costs? How can MROs cope with the demands of new interior technology and offer cost efficient services?

12:05 p.m.

Enhancing Line Maintenance Operations

§  Freelon Hunter, Director, Support & Services Development, Boeing

§  Alexey Zimin, Business Development Director, Volga-Dnepr Technics

Optimizing line maintenance procedures is vital in reducing turn-around times and avoiding AOG issues which can result in costly delays. The quality and timeliness of line maintenance services is vital to ensuring a reliable service and avoiding unscheduled maintenance episodes. In this session, we look at how airlines can better monitor and predict upcoming repair requirements and troubleshoot potential problems on the line. What health monitoring tools and IT solutions are available to improve line maintenance operations? What best practices should be put in place to streamline processes and reduce costs?

12:50 p.m.

Lunch

ENGINE SESSION

2:00 p.m.

Regional Propulsion Maintenance Capabilities & Impact of Advanced Engines

§  David Hygate, Director Europe & Middle East, TeamSAI

§  Sven Malten, Director Sales Europe and Africa, MTU Maintenance

The region is predicted to spend $1.42 billion on engine maintenance in the next 3 years and next-generation engines are set to dominate the marketplace. Are facilities in place to cope with this demand or will much of the work be placed outside the region? What impact will advanced engines have on repair techniques and maintenance costs? Engine OEMs now service 50% of the aftermarket, what does this mean for regional operator’s engine maintenance strategies and for the independent MRO? Reviewing the engine repair facilities in the region and discussing the consequences of the introduction of next generation engines.

2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Outlook for PMA Parts & DER Repairs

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

§  Ian Ferguson, Senior Manager, ICF SH&E

§  Patrick Markham, VP Technical Services, HEICO Aerospace

§  Chris Willingham, Executive V. P. Aviation Safety and Compliance, Wencor Group

With increased interest from OEMs in providing engine maintenance and the growth in the utilization of leased engines, what are the prospects of the use for PMA parts and DER repairs? What strategies do the PMA companies have in place to compete against OEM repair materials and lessor non-acceptance? What are the comparative benefits and pitfalls of PMA/DER vs OEM materials? What demand is there in the customer community for both types of repair? Exploring the potentials and evaluating the future of engine repair strategies.

3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

FINANCE & LEASING SESSION

3:55 p.m.

Panel Discussion:
Managing the Lease Delivery & Return Process

§  MODERATOR: Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Managing Editor, Aviation Week

§  Adrian Ionascu, Deputy General Director, Blue Air

§  Ben Jacques, Commercial Manager, IBA Group

§  Adrian Ryan, Managing Director & Gordon Jarratt, Senior Technical Manager, FLYdocs

The growth in leased aircraft, engines and components is creating challenges for all of those involved in the MRO process as proper maintenance work and documentation that correctly follow lease contract guidelines becomes a major concern. What is the state of the leasing market in this region and is it following the global trend? How best can the aircraft maintenance process be managed during re-delivery of a leased asset? Examining best practices for scheduled and unscheduled returns. This session will investigate solutions to the maintenance challenges within the leasing process and explore how to reach mutual agreements between the lessee, lessor, MRO and other associated parties.

TECHNOLOGY SESSION

4:40 p.m.

Revolutionising Aircraft Maintenance with Innovative Technologies

§  Peter Fuchs, Senior Manager, Product Development, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

There are many applications for IT solutions throughout the MRO industry but how do buyers know which innovations will really improve the efficiency and quality of their operations. In this session we look at how technology can assist automation of tool control in OEM, MRO and line operations and how RFID systems can assist organizations in improving the speed, traceability and cost-effectiveness of this process. How does the technology work in practice and what benefits can it offer? How might this impact OEM and MRO operations going forward and where else can this technology be implemented?

5:15 p.m.

Utilizing Technology to Improve MRO Offerings

§  Gyula Pasztor, Sales Manager - Eastern Markets, Aeroplex of Central Europe

Regional maintenance providers have reached a crossroads in terms of their business strategy for future success. Do they focus on core competencies and niche markets as a specialist or become a generalist and offer total technical solutions and increase their scope of work. Aeroplex have chosen the ‘small is smart’ route by becoming experts in in-flight wifi equipment installation and maintenance, putting themselves at the cutting edge of service development. In this session, we hear about the issues they have faced in changing their business model, the pros and cons of choosing this strategy, how they have overcome technology and infrastructure challenges and how they see their services evolving going forward.

5:45 p.m.

Close of Day One & Drinks Reception

DAY TWO – Wednesday 15th May 2013

8:15 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

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

SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS SESSION

9:05 a.m.

Effective Supplier-Operator Relationships & Partnerships

§  Altug Sokeli, Manager, Technical Marketing & Sales, Turkish Technic

§  Petras Vieschnickas, Maintenance Co-ordinator, UAB Avion Express

Communication between suppliers and operators is crucial to developing a mutually beneficial and cost-effective working relationship. With more complex supplier networks and an increase in the use of PBH programs, how can airlines, suppliers and MRO providers work together to minimize downtimes and budgetary spend? How can you effectively manage suppliers and ensure you get the most from them in terms of value for money and responsiveness? In this session, we will explore the challenges that each party faces and proven tactics to overcome these issues.

9:45 a.m.

Optimizing Supply Chain & Logistics Management

§  Zilvinas Sadauskas, CEO, Locatory.com

§  Ian Smith, Head of Business Development, PDQ Airspares

Effectively managing your supply chain is vital to keeping budgets under control and ensuring your business can keep pace with demand. How can airlines and MROs tackle the problems of insufficiency in the spare parts market and inefficiencies in logistics management? What are the best strategies for controlling inventory expenditure and coping with spiralling material costs? We look at the best route to optimizing supply chain and logistics operations and examine the solutions available to improve and streamline process management.

10:25 a.m.

Networking Break

ENGINEERING SESSION

10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: MRO Battleground - OEMs and the Aftermarket

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

§  Martin Assmann, EVP Civil Sales, Sabena Technics

§  Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics

§  Francois-Xavier Hussenet, GM Product Marketing, Snecma

§  Jorge Sobral, Member of the Executive Board, TAP Portugal, Maintenance & Engineering

The European MRO market is slowly becoming more OEM centric with the increasing presence of engine, component and airframe manufacturers in the aftermarket arena. With OEMs making moves to take a bigger market share, how can MROs adapt their business to prosper in this new environment? Regional maintenance providers have the advantage of knowledge, experience and expertise of local clients. Is this a benefit they can utilize to expand their own independent business or should it be used as a way to become an OEM partner? Is being a licensed service centre the only route to survival? Exploring how the MRO market is evolving and what this will mean for all the players involved.

11:30 a.m.

Challenges in Advanced Material Maintenance & Repair

§  Jan Nelle, Engineering Manager, Airframe Related Components, Lufthansa Technik

The increased utilization of composites and advanced materials in new and future aircraft models means that MRO processes will need a major overhaul in order to cope with the volume and technicalities of these more complex repairs. What do maintenance organizations need to do to prepare for the MRO of advanced materials in terms of infrastructure, personnel and training? What is the optimum repair method, technique and material for composite repair? How can you ensure you have a reliable supply chain to facilitate on time and cost efficient repairs? A review of how maintenance providers and operators can prepare for the challenges of advanced material maintenance.

12:10 p.m.

Best Practices in Component Maintenance

§  Risto Mäeots, Director Planning and Support, Air Maintenance Estonia

Having a successful component MRO strategy is essential for operators in reducing overall maintenance costs. How are component MRO facilities developing in the region and how will services and requirements change with new fleet introductions? Recent developments in the market show a move towards integrated, fixed price flight hour agreements for component maintenance. Why is this and what are the benefits? What pooling and parting out strategies can be utilised to decrease the financial burden of component support? Delving into the complexities of component maintenance and identifying cost-effective solutions.

12:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m.

End of Conference and Facility Tour

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Facility Tour of FL Technics (separate registration required)


A chance to visit and experience FL Technics’ 13,700 square metre facility at Vilnius International Airport, one of the largest integrated aircraft support and maintenance providers in Eastern Europe, the CIS and the Baltic States.

 

Speakers

  • Martin Assmann, EVP Civil Sales, Sabena Technics
  • Tommaso Auriemma, Head of Project Managers & Business Development, Aircraft Modification Division, Air France Industries
  • Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics
  • Ian Ferguson, Senior Manager, ICF SH&E
  • Peter Fuchs, Senior Manager, Product Development, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Paweł Gontarczyk, Board Member, Sales & Product Development, LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-in-Chief - Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Freelon Hunter, Director, Support & Services Development, Boeing
  • Francois-Xavier Hussenet, GM Product Marketing, Snecma
  • David Hygate, Director Europe & Middle East, TeamSAI
  • Adrian Ionascu, Deputy General Director, Blue Air
  • Ben Jacques, Commercial Manager, IBA Group
  • Gordon Jarratt, Senior Technical Manager, FLYdocs
  • Risto Mäeots, Director Planning and Support, Air Maintenance Estonia
  • Sven Malten, Director Sales Europe and Africa, MTU Maintenance
  • Patrick Markham, VP Technical Services, HEICO Aerospace
  • Jim Mathews, Senior Director - Online Editorial & Data, Aviation Week
  • Jan Nelle, Engineering Manager, Airframe Related Components, Lufthansa Technik
  • Gyula Pasztor, Sales Manager - Eastern Markets, Aeroplex of Central Europe
  • Adrian Ryan, Managing Director & Gordon Jarratt, Senior Technical Manager, FLYdocs
  • Zilvinas Sadauskas, CEO, Locatory.com
  • Graham Smith, Head of Business Development, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
  • Ian Smith, Head of Business Development, PDQ Airspares
  • Jorge Sobral, Member of the Executive Board, TAP Portugal, Maintenance & Engineering
  • Altug Sokeli, Manager, Technical Marketing & Sales, Turkish Technic
  • Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Managing Editor, Aviation Week
  • Petras Vieschnickas, Maintenance Co-ordinator, UAB Avion Express
  • Chris Willingham, Executive V. P. Aviation Safety and Compliance, Wencor Group
  • Alexey Zimin, Business Development Director, Volga-Dnepr Technics

Event details

Aviation Week
14 May, 2013
15 May, 2013
Vilnius
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Lithuania
Conference
ASDE-2657


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