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November 2-4, 2010
Suntec International Convention Centre


Last updated: November 15, 2010

DAY ONE – Tuesday, November 2, 2010
9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
1:15 p.m. Welcome – Workshop Introduction & Orientation
MRO Asia kicks off with a series of in-depth workshops delivering effective problem solving opportunities within a highly interactive format that also creates an intimate networking atmosphere where delegates address issues and find creative solutions to mutual concerns.
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-in-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
A1 - Financing and Contracts
As economies tread back and airlines undergo financial constraints, there are often inconsistencies between the terms of the financiers and the operators when negotiating contracts. This workshop will explore strategies to avoid problems that arise during contract negotiation to ensure expectations are met by all parties involved.
  • Moderator: Bob Watson, Head, Technical Management, Hong Kong Aviation Co
  • Ran Ackerman, Senior Marketing Manager, Maintenance, Aircraft Acquisitions & Sales, El Al Israel Airlines
  • Koustav Dhar, CEO, Jagson Air
  • Niel Liebenberg, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
A2 – Manpower, Training and Certification
Energizing and motivating personnel is vital to helping a company move forward in a sustained manner. Is the Asian aviation workforce equipped with the proper education and skills to stay competitive in a global market? What is the nature of manpower movements? What are the trends for Human Resources in Asia?
  • Moderator: David Jones, VP Sales Asia Pacific, SR Technics
  • Chander Mohan Bhatia, Maintenance Instructor, Kingfisher Airlines
  • Alex Choo, Asst Hon.Secy, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE)
  • Torbjorn Karlsson, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
3:30 p.m. Break
4.00 p.m. South Asia - the new emerging giant?
As airlines start to review fleet procurements in this emerging region, will MRO facilities grow along? What long-term effects will there be for the businesses of present providers? This lively participative discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming aviation market of South Asia.
  • Moderator:
  • Koustav Dhar, CEO, Jagson Air
  • Ravi S. Menon, Executive Director, Air Works India Engineering
  • V.V Surendran, GM, Technical, Kingfisher Airlines
5:00 p.m. Registration Closes
6:00 p.m. Workshops concludes
DAY TWO – Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief, Conferences, AVIATION WEEK
  • Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Editor-In-Chief, Overhaul & Maintenance
  • William Goh, President, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE)
9:15 a.m. Guest-of-Honour Address
As the balance of power is slowly shifting to the Asia Pacific, the region shows the beginnings of a healthy return to growth.
  • Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Transport, Singapore Government
9:25a.m. Distinguished Speaker Address
Mr. Lim will share how the Economic Development Board views the economic turnaround in Asia as the aviation industry sets to expand.
  • Lim Kok Kiang, Director, Transport Engineering & International Director of Asia, Singapore Economic Development Board
9:40 a.m. Opening Industry Keynote
Challenges and Opportunities of Turnaround

As the largest aircraft maintenance facility in Asia, GMF AeroAsia has been through the good times as well as the bad. Hear how the challenge of escalating cost pressures and growth of new markets has led them to adapt their business models for success and kept their outlook upbeat.
  • Richard Budihadianto, President and CEO, GMF AeroAsia
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
10:30 a.m. MRO Asia Pacific – Trends and Forecast
  • Engines, Airframe, Opportunities
  • LCC Asia Pacific- Trends
  • Regional Jets- on the growth trajectory in Asia
  • Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Editor-in-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Mike McBride, CFO & EVP, TeamSAI
  • David Stewart, Principal, Aerostrategy
11:15 a.m. Practical Breakouts
B-1 Cutting Costs and Improving Efficiencies
How much room is there to cut costs? Can one strike a balance between uncontrollable costs and those that can be contained? Is it essential to repair the part rather than replace it? What innovative repair solutions are available?
  • Moderator: Soon Kim Tat, GM, ST Airport Services
  • Gordan Cowan, Global Head of Sales, Rusada
  • David Jones, VP Sales Asia Pacific, SR Technics
B-2 Cabin Offerings
This session will explore avionics upgrades, IFE trends and what airlines are looking for as they move towards a hybrid model from full service to a semi-budget one.
  • Moderator: Carl Hunter, Managing Director, International Markets,TIMCO
  • Eric Guesdon ,Project Manager, Cabin Modifications, Air France Industries
  • Rauff Kareem, VP, Engineering, Interiors Aeroservices Group
  • Michael Leung, Director, AAR Engineering Services Asia
  • Ugo Ruggieri, Product Technology Engineer, ATR
12:15 p.m. Practical Breakouts
C-1 Engines, Parts Management and Structures
Are your engines and parts being monitored repaired accurately for optimal performance? What are the innovative repair procedures being followed? Are you getting added value services in engines and components?
  • Moderator: Alex Soh, Hon. Secretary, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE)
  • Duncan Davidson, Business Development, Goodrich Aerostructures Aftermarket Services
  • Leo Koppers, SVP, Marketing, MTU Maintenance
  • Taco Vingerhoed, Director Repairs, Engine Services, KLM E&M
C-2 Safety and Management
Have critical elements of a safety oversight system been implemented effectively? What are regulations influencing the disassembly and dismantling process by air transport authorities, for example, to prevent bogus parts on the market? What sort of technical guidance and safety-critical information do you need to be compliant?
  • Moderator: Lee Ann Tegtmeier Editor-in-Chief, Overhaul & Maintenance
  • Derk-Jan van Heerden, Founder, Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions
  • Andrew Ho, Director Quality, Boeing Shanghai
1:15 p.m. Conclusion of Day 2 Conference Sessions
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
4:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Exhibition Hall
5:30 p.m. Registration/ Exhibition Hall Closes
DAY THREE – Thursday, November 4, 2010
8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, AVIATION WEEK
  • Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week
9:05 a.m. Strategy for Growth
This keynote presentation will share an operator’s perspective of the Asia Pacific MRO industry, the changing business model, maintenance cost pressures, and role of partnerships.
9:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
9:30 a.m. Interactive Breakouts
D-1 Defying Convention- Learning from Budget and Regional Airlines. Role of new Partnerships
Budget carriers discuss how they implement lean and adopt practices to save costs. How are alliances between them leading to cost efficiencies? Learn innovative strategies to keep operational costs down and performance levels up.
  • Moderator: Bill Kircher, Managing Director, Eagle Services Asia, Pratt & Whitney
  • Yip Hin Meng, VP/GM, ST Aerospace Engine
  • Sitham Nadarajah, EVP Engineering & Maintenance, Jet Airways
  • Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, Head Engineering, AirAsiaX
D-2 Asia’s Developing Markets for MRO –What Progress? Challenges and Constraints
Who are the new players for Asia’s MRO? What areas are being looked at for new developments? This session will look into sectors and regions that have found success, as well challenges and disadvantages that have been faced.
  • Moderator: Bill Norman, GM, GAMECO
  • Andreas Meisel, GM and CEO, Ameco Beijing
  • Diono Nurjadin, President Director, Mandala Airlines
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Solutions & Experience
This session will bring an animated discussion with OEMs, Boeing & Airbus, related to recent maintenance experiences and a look at the implications for MROs as 787 Dreamliner is poised for its first delivery, in Asia of course.
  • Moderator: Lee Ann Tegtmeier Editor-in-Chief, Overhaul & Maintenance
  • Justin Hale, Regional Director, Product Marketing Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Pierre Steffen, SVP, Airbus China
11:45a.m. IT- The Missing Link
Utilization is about reliability – reducing complexities and pulling intelligence for decision making. More airlines and MROs are replacing legacy systems with ERP and looking for sophisticated, integrated systems. The role of mobile technologies and other enablers in the MRO space will also be explored.
  • Moderator: Michael Wm. Denis, Principal, Simat Helliesen & Eichner, Inc
  • John F. Stone, Director, Global Aviation Solutions / Enterprise Systems & Services, Americas, Ramco Systems
  • David Kelly, Program Director, Qantas
  • Rajkumar Murugesan, Head, Airline MRO Solutions,TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.
12:30p.m. Never Say Never? The PMA debate
With material and operating costs continuing to soar, the debate of PMAs continues to bring an available option that operators are contemplating. However, does this method 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?
  • Moderator: Fredrick Groth, COO, Interglobe Aviation
  • Rick Stine, SVP Technical Operations,HEICO Aerospace
  • Robert Esteve, Program Manager, CFM56 Programs, Pratt & Whitney
1:15 p.m. 2010 MRO Asia Conference Concludes
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
3:00 p.m. Registration /Exhibition Hall Closes