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29 October, 2013 - 31 October, 2013, Singapore, Singapore

MRO Asia delivers a one-stop-shop for all of your MRO needs

  • Discover new opportunities in the growing Asia-Pacific market.
  • Create partnerships with key regional and global OEMs, airlines, MROs, suppliers and buyers.
  • Get ahead of the competition with advice from subject-matter experts.
  • Hear top issues and concerns directly from regional leaders.
  • Meet the top influencers in the Asia-Pacific aviation industry.
  • Discover the driving factors behind growth in this region.

New in 2013- expanded content with specific sessions and content areas focused on core subject matters, allowing attendees to customize their own agenda, maximize their time at the event and concentrate on the key issues relevant to their business success.

  • 96% of MRO Asia delegates plan to attend MRO Asia annually
  • 96% of MRO Asia attendees agree that the information is timely and relevant
  • 90% of MRO Asia attendees develop actionable strategies they can implement back in the office!

The Asian MRO market continues to show strong growth, despite the financial uncertainties from other MRO regions. AAPA forecasts continued growth in passenger traffic, based on the 3.9% capacity increase in 2012. Asia-Pacific is the second highest growth region (6.2%) in regards to fleet size, right behind Middle East (7.7%). The potential that results from this strong projected growth also drives fierce competition. Join us and position your organization, form strategic alliances from airlines, international partnerships, gain government support, and continue to drive competitive edge and buying power.


“The topics and session participants were perfectly selected. With this event I was able to see the current status of the aviation MRO sector and in which direction it is going to lean within the next 10 years.”
Murat Ilker Celik, MRO Manager, Tusas Engine Industries

“We met people we wanted to see.”
Heru Sudayro, Manager, Lion Air


SingEx Exhibition and Convention Center
1 Expo Drive, #02-01
Singapore 486150
Main line telephone: +65 6403 2160
Main fax line: +65 6822 2616

Last updated: August 29, 2013

DAY ONE – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens


10:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

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


10:10 a.m.

Guest-of-Honor Address

As a leading MRO hub in Asia, Singapore is expanding its aerospace footprint in the global aviation industry. Minister Teo will provide updates on Singapore's strategy for strengthening MRO and expanding aerospace manufacturing.

§  Mrs. Josephine Teo, Minister of State (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport)


10:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

The useful life cycle of commercial jets seems to be shortening, due to a combination of the introduction of new and more efficient aircraft, high fuel prices and access to lower cost capital.  As more of the older aircraft face retirement, the MRO industry will be challenged to sustain itself in the face of maintaining a decreasing older fleet, while contending with the dynamics of supporting the more sophisticated, yet more maintenance-light new aircraft types.  Mr. Lim addresses how ST Aerospace assesses the challenge of aircraft retirement and adapt itself to coping with the changes brought forth.

§  LIM Serh Ghee, COO, ST Aerospace


11:00 a.m.

MRO Asia 10-Year Market Forecast & Key Trends

Leading aviation research analysts return to examine current status and upcoming trends of the Asian MRO market and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future in Asia Pacific and global markets.  

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

§  Mike McBride, CFO & EVP, TeamSAI

§  Kevin Michaels, VP, SH&E


12:15 p.m.



1:30 p.m.




Business Intelligence for Proficient Maintenance Planning

Using business intelligence effectively remains a challenge for many companies. As more data pours in from various systems, service providers and mixed fleets, it is becoming even more critical to know how to use it effectively. Hear benchmarking strategies on data analytics/mining to ensure your business intelligence is the most-effective decision-making support system.

§  RS Thakur, Chief Manager, Air India



Engine Maintenance Services & Engine Support

Airlines have a wide range of choice when deciding on their engine maintenance strategy but the challenge is to create value and reduce budgets whilst at the same time procuring a quality and reliable service. What are the newest services being offered by maintenance providers as part of the engine MRO package and what are the engine maintenance procurement trends in the Asia-Pacific region? What are the advantages and disadvantages of ‘nose to tail’ or ‘all-inclusive’ contracts? To what degree can engine MRO providers truly influence operating costs? A look at the services available to operators and analysing the critical differentiators that need to be considered when deciding on engine support

§  Moderator: Monty Richardson, General Manager, Pratt & Whitney Turbine Overhaul Services

§  Jemsly Hutabarat, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, GMF AeroAsia

§  Rick Stine, SVP Components, StandardAero

§  Bambang Suryowinarto, General Manager of Reliability Engineering and Service, GMF AeroAsia



Spare Parts Management & Pooling

Airlines can reduce costs by partnering with MROs through spare parts support and pooling.  What are the latest trends on rotables and spares pooling? How can parts pooling be utilized to assist your organization in reducing the financial burden of inventory? This session will explore benefits, uncertainties, risk and cost analyses plus more on spare parts management.

§  Leonardo Amorim, Director, Services & Support, Commercial Aviation, Embraer Asia Pacific

§  San Lucktong, Chairperson, IATP (International Airlines Technical Pool), and Contract and Agreement Department Manager, Thai Airways

§  Ivo Schindler, Team Manager, Product Sales Asia Pacific, Lufthansa Technik AG

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


2:30 p.m.

Session Break/Room Change


2:45 p.m.




MRO Strategies for Low Cost Carriers

The proliferation of low-cost airlines in Asia has created a demand for regional aircraft maintenance on safe and quick turnaround of aircraft to meet their tight flight schedules. What are their considerations and decision factors in choosing more fluid and integrated MRO solutions?  

§  Moderator: Jeff Tomei, Director, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Aftermarket Customer Support, Spirit AeroSystems

§  Brian Hogan, Partner XSQ Aviation Consultancy (former CEO  Zest Airways)

§  Rai Pering, Maintenance & Engineering Director, Lion Air



Technology Impact on Engine Maintenance

The engine maintenance market is constantly evolving with new products, technologies, materials, systems and repair techniques. What are the key technologies that engine maintenance providers  need to develop to satisfy future engine maintenance requirements? Getting the correct systems and technologies on board to manage engine maintenance is key to business success but what impact is the quickly changing IT environment having on the engine MRO sector? What technologies could be deployed to improve quality and automation of repairs and engine performance? Evaluating how technology can be utilized to streamline processes, reduce spend and assist planning for future engine programs.

§  Moderator: Erik Goedhart, SVP Aerospace, Kuehne+Nagel

§  Eric Beauregard, CEO, AV&R Aerospace

§  Lynn Gambill, Chief Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Manufacturing Engineering and Global Services

§  William J. Welch, President, EcoServices, LLC



Effective Supply Chain Management

Inefficiencies in supply chain logistics; inventory holding costs; escalating freight expenses; increasingly expensive materials costs—these and more are driving up expenses associated with the commercial aviation supply chain. How are airlines, suppliers and MRO providers working together to minimize operating costs, parts prices and downtime?  Some suppliers are now sharing the risk in aircraft programs – how is that impacting the MRO lifecycle?  How do you maximize on process improvement strategies for significant supply chain-related cost savings? Come find out the latest trends and best practices in supply chain management.

§  Session Leader: Didier Granger, President, OEMServices

§  Mike Cazaz, President and CEO, Werner Aero Services

§  Herb Heuckeroth,  Procurement Controller, Virgin Australia

§  Paul Richardson, VP Sales, Asia & Pacific Region, AAR Aviation Supply Chain

§  Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, Group Head of Engineering, AirAsia Group


3:45 p.m.  

Session Break/Room Change


4:00 p.m.




Outlook for PMA Parts & DER Repairs

With material and operating costs continuing to soar, the debate of PMA parts and DER repairs continues to bring alternative options that operators are contemplating.  However, do these methods of cost-savings conflict with concerns of OEMs? How can operators ensure that they have considered all the cost possibilities for maximum performance of their assets?  What are the PMA/DER implications in leased aircraft and engines?

§  Anu Goel, Founder and President, Jet Parts Engineering, Inc.

§  Patrick Markham, VP Technical Services, HEICO Parts Group Technology Services



Maximizing Asset Return throughout the Engine MRO Lifecycle

An aircraft engine is a significant capital asset and therefore an effective engine management and maintenance planning is key to maximizing its marketability and protecting its value. How do you manage your engine MRO strategy and evaluate costs over its life cycle to ensure the best return on your asset? What are the best practices when making decisions on upgrades, modifications, repair development and repair materials and what impact can these factors have on an asset’s value? How does the position of the engine in its lifecycle affect the decisions made? A look at what solutions can assist in maximizing engine MRO planning and making the most of the asset’s value.

§  Jean-Thomas Rey, Marketing Manager Services, Snecma

§  Craig Shay, Engineering Team Leader Asia Pacific, TES Aviation Group



Maximizing IT for MRO Innovation & Efficiency

Technology can be significantly leveraged to improve MRO operations.  How can IT systems be optimized for reliable and real-time intelligence? Better IT management is directly proportional to the company’s efficiency, time, and resources, especially in management of data, maintenance records, workflow, etc. This session will explore leveraging today’s technologies and systems, such as cloud computing and tablet devices, to optimize your MRO operations and processes.

§  Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu, R&D Projects Manager and former CIO, Turkish Airlines Technic

§  Dinakara Nagalla, President & CEO, EmpowerMX


5:00 p.m.

Conference concludes for the day


DAY TWO - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens


9:00 a.m.  

Welcome Remarks

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


9:10 a.m.      

Industry/Keynote Address


9:45 a.m.       

The Business of MRO in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific (AP) MRO market continues to show strong growth, despite the financial uncertainties from other regions. Strategic alliances from airlines, such as consolidation, cross-border deals and international partnerships, along with government support, continue to drive competitive edge and buying power.  What are current business trends for MRO organizations in AP market? What business challenges and opportunities will the growth of aerospace in the AP region bring over the next 5 to 10 years?  What types of investment in facilities, technology and human resources is expected to meet this growth? How is the airline financial situation affecting MROs in an ever increasing cost pressure environment?  How are economic impacts, such as currency fluctuations and fuel prices, affecting the MRO landscape in AP?

§  Moderator: Chris Markou, Assistant Director, Engineering, IATA

§  Richard Budihadianto, President & CEO, GMF AeroAsia, and Chairman, IAMSA Indonesian Aircraft Maintenance Shop Association)

§  Ron Chandler, Managing Director, Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services Asia

§  Mark Hayman, Executive Director (Engineering), HAECO (Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co.)

§  Ian Wolfe, Senior Consultant Engineering and Fleet Management, Cebu Pacific

§  Dr. Julian Zeltinger, Managing Director, SR Technics Australia



10:30 a.m.  



10:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens


10:45 a.m.  




Advanced Intelligence through Health Monitoring

Diagnostics, prognostics, remote maintenance – where do they all fit in your overall maintenance operations?  These aircraft health monitors affect how maintenance crews respond to conditions, problems and repairs, cutting down on mechanical delays. What are the health monitoring systems in newer aircraft to troubleshoot potential problems? This session will look at the latest offerings in health management and trend monitoring, and how they can be best exploited for real-time intelligence to assist operators in their maintenance processes.

§  Peter Fuchs, Sr. Manager, Product Development, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

§  John Maggiore, Director, Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing



Impact of the Surplus Market on Engine MRO

The early retirement and phasing out of entire engine fleets is leading to an increased supply and availability of surplus parts and engines. What impact is this having on the engine MRO market and what new business opportunities is this trend creating? What is the effect on the OEMs and their business model? What potential benefits are there for operators in terms of cost and maintenance planning? We look at the impact of the fast growing surplus parts sector on the content and price of materials in the marketplace and how it may shape the MRO environment going forward.

§  MODERATOR: Jan Steenbock, VP Marketing & Sales Far East Asia, MTU Maintenance

§  Jimmy Hill, VP Sales, CFM Materials

§  Kevin Michaels, VP, SH&E



Optimizing Component Repair/Overhaul Management

How are component MRO capabilities developing in the Asia-Pacific region? What are the latest component support solutions and repair programs, such as rotable parts exchange and more? How can they be leveraged effectively? How will component maintenance change with new generation aircraft?  Hear benchmarking strategies on streamlining variable workflow, contract management, stock and material availability and more for optimal component repair management.

§  Heinz Freimann, General Manager, SR Technics Malaysia

§  Jean-Luc Lavergne, A350 and Powerplant Program Manager, Services Solutions, Airbus

§  Sam Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, AJW Aviation


11:45 a.m.  

Session Break/Room Change


12:00 p.m.




Outsourcing Strategies – Choosing the Right MRO for You

With economic demands to keep operating costs low, many airlines have shifted to focusing more on core services and outsourcing their maintenance activities. Hear benchmarking strategies on developing the correct outsourcing strategy for procurement of the appropriate services at the right time. Which services should be outsourced? What are the criteria or KPIs to measure effectiveness of outsourced services?

§  HO Yuen Sang, COO, Tiger Airways Holdings

§  George Weinmann , CEO, Mega Maldives Airlines

§  Ananta Widjaja, Technical Director, Sriwijaya Air



GE90 Market Analysis

Gain MRO market intelligence for the GE90 engine, which powers the Boeing 777. This GE Aviation high bypass turbofan engine first became operational in 1995. It is now destined to become one of the top generators of shop visits by value over the next three years. This session will look at trends in MRO for this engine and where the opportunities for business lie.

§  Moderator: Jeff Tomei, Director, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Aftermarket Customer Support, Spirit AeroSystems

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

§  Wim van Beers, VP Marketing & Sales Asia-Pacific Rim, MTU Maintenance


1:00 p.m.

Conference Adjourns for the Day

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall


2:00 p.m.

Supply Chain Optimization & Efficiency in Logistics – Looking at what other Industries do to enable Cost Reduction

Attend this session and hear how other industries have taken the paradigm shift from functional efficiencies to business efficiencies to achieve significant savings in their supply chain and logistics processes. This discursive seminar will showcase best practices in functional process optimization and supply chain synchronization and deliver real-life case studies that can assist in substantially improving your operations and reducing spend. Listen to how companies in other sectors take their supply chain to the next level by integrating and managing the migration to supply chain synchronization. Hear first-hand expertise insight from other industries and discuss the opportunities for your own business with peers in roundtables.

§  Seminar Leader: David Bruce, VP Global Strategic Products - MRO, DHL Supply Chain

About DHL:

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.

Seminar Sponsored by

3:30 p.m.

Seminar Ends


4:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception in Exhibition Hall


5:30 p.m.

Exhibition Hall Closes


DAY THREE - Thursday, October 31, 2013

7:30 a.m.  

Registration Opens


9:00 a.m.




New Advances in Composite Repair Technology

Repair technology for composite materials is a constantly developing field of knowledge and with the increased use of these materials the industry is continually striving to improve process control and the safety and speed of repair. What new technologies are in development or emerging in the marketplace to improve repair capabilities? What needs to be taken into consideration when deciding on a repair method and what are the pros and cons of each technique? Should the industry be working towards a consensus on an optimum repair method and material? Exploring the types of specialist repairs available and what can be learnt from the performance of repairs currently in operation.

§  Moderator: Sunny Mirchandani, General Manager, Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems

§  Remy Maitam, President, Triumph Aviation Services Asia

§  Steven Pearson, Vice President, Sales and Support Services, Asia Pacific, NORDAM Singapore



The Role of Lessors in MRO

With significant investments and key stakes, aircraft and engine lessors have become the rising influence and a major player of in the aviation world. Leasing contracts are starting to drive maintenance plans on aircraft and engines.  What are lessors’ expectations and stipulations from MROs? How should MROs deal with varying lessor rules? How are leasing companies impacting and changing the MRO lifecycle?

§  Moderator: Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Chief Editor MRO, Aviation Week

§  John Burke, VP Technical, EMEA, ILFC

§  Charles Willis, Chairman and CEO, Willis Lease Finance Corporation

§  Philip Yip, VP and Senior Regional Director, CIT



Foreign Repair Approvals & Agreements

This session will update the industry regarding latest information on what, how and why government agreements are important for both products and services. Topics include FAA/EASA rule harmonization, Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements (BASA), certifications, regulatory updates and more.

§  Moderator: Michael Daniel, Founder, Aviation Insight

§  Andrew McKee, International Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Standards International Programs and Policy Division, FAA



9:30 a.m.

Exhibition Hall Opens


10:00 a.m.

Session Break/Room Change


10:15 a.m.




Preparing your MRO for Next Generation Aircraft

With the 787 in service and the A350 XWB closer to production readiness, we look at what is needed for maintenance organisations to tool up and prepare their infrastructure for repairing these new aircraft. Will the variability in the types of repairs and inspections create planning challenges? What investment will be required in new capabilities, materials and processes? What will be the impact of the tighter controls on alternative providers and licensing on maintenance costs? A review of how maintenance providers can prepare for the challenges of new aircraft programs.

§  Gijs van Rooijen, Product Support Director Components, AFI KLM E&M


LEASING ** (Tech)

Maintenance Clauses & Lease Return Specifications

This session will focus on the importance of maintenance clauses and lease return specifications in leasing agreements, and how crucial it is to have early engagement of MROs in the leasing process.  A panel of industry experts will explore standards and recommended practices on maintenance clauses to help companies negotiate better lease agreements in this rapidly growing segment of the aviation industry.

§  Moderator: Jan Willem Storm van 's Gravesande, Managing Partner, Aviation Independent Consulting

§  Christophe Clarenc, SVP Maintenance & Engineering, Bangkok Airways

§  Tiymor Kalimat, Manager Technical Procurement, Royal Jordanian Airlines (Chairman IATA MCC)

§  Hugh Newman, Technical Director, BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd.

§  Phil Seymour, President & COO, IBA Group



Staying Ahead of the Compliance Challenge

With the ever-increasing proliferation of operational inspections, reviews, and audits, how can companies ensure that they manage these assessment procedures correctly to guarantee that they are continuously improving operational management and control systems? Industry needs to constantly update standards to reflect and comply with regulatory revisions and best practices, how can you stay on top of these changes and develop a robust Safety Management System to help deal with these amendments? Audits are an integral part of a successful SMS and benchmarking is essential in understanding where an organization sits against its systems and plans. How do you utilize these benchmarking practices effectively to permanently alter internal procedures and behavior?

§  Edward (Bob) Bradley, IOSA Auditor, ACS Aviation Solutions

§  Martin Eran-Tasker, Technical Director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

§  Ashwani Sharma, Ex Quality Manager, Air India Express


11:15 a.m.   



11:30 a.m.   

Increasing Role of the OEM in MRO

As manufacturers are now advancing into the MRO space with encompassing maintenance packages and comprehensive support for their products, how will the MRO market develop and adjust to the increasing OEM presence?  What impact will this shift have on airline customers, and how can this be leveraged for the customer’s benefit?  What are independent MRO providers doing to remain competitive?

§  Moderator: Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Chief Editor MRO, Aviation Week

§  Kazuhiko (Kaz) Hiyoshi, SVP Maintenance & Engineering Unit, Japan Air Commuter

§  Mark Kerr, Head of Customer Marketing – Services, Rolls-Royce plc

§  Gary Martin, VP Sales, Marketing and Service Programs, Bombardier


12:15 p.m.   

Closing Remarks & Aircraft Model Prize Drawing


12:30 p.m.

2013 MRO Asia Conference Concludes

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall


3:00 p.m.     

Exhibition Hall Closes


3:30 –
6 p.m.

Facility Tour: Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services Asia

(Separate registration required)



  • Richard Budihadianto, President & CEO, GMF AeroAsia, and Chairman, IAMSA Indonesian Aircraft Maintenance Shop Association)
  • Yen-Pu Paul Chen, Director Forecasts & Analytics, Aviation Week
  • Heinz Freimann, General Manager, SR Technics Malaysia
  • Didier Granger, President, OEMServices
  • LIM Serh Ghee, COO, ST Aerospace
  • Mark Hayman, Executive Director (Engineering), HAECO (Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co.)
  • Jemsly Hutabarat, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, GMF AeroAsia
  • Remy Maitam, President, Triumph Aviation Services Asia
  • Patrick  Markham, VP Technical Services, HEICO Parts Group Technology Services
  • Chris Markou, Assistant Director, Engineering, IATA
  • Gary Martin, VP Sales, Marketing and Service Programs, Bombardier
  • Mike McBride, CFO & EVP, TeamSAI
  • Kevin Michaels, VP, SH&E
  • Hugh Newman, Technical Director, BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd.
  • Ashwani Sharma, Ex Quality Manager, Air India Express
  • Sam Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, AJW Aviation
  • Rick Stine, SVP Components, StandardAero
  • Bambang Suryowinarto, General Manager of Reliability Engineering and Service, GMF AeroAsia
  • Mrs. Josephine Teo, Minister of State (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport)
  • William J. Welch, President, EcoServices, LLC
  • Charles Willis, CEO, Willis Lease Finance Corp.
  • Dr. Julian Zeltinger, Managing Director, SR Technics Australia

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