Last updated: September 27, 2011
|DAY ONE - Tuesday, September 27, 2011|
|9:00 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|1:00 p.m.|| Welcome Address & Workshop Orientation
|1:30 p.m.||Concurrent Workshop Sessions|
| A1 – Transfer of aircraft under EASA Legislation
What are the engineering & maintenance considerations for an operator when transferring aircraft both within Europe itself and into Europe? Also, if you are an MRO provider how can you support your customers in this regard? Finally, how can all partners in the aviation community work together to harmonise across borders and eliminate the differences in the transfer processes?
| A2 – The Manpower Paradigm
Globally, the MRO industry faces challenges in terms of having enough adequately-trained Mechanics and Licensed Engineers available to do the work. In this workshop, we look at the current scenario in Europe. What training is available and will there be enough skilled workers to meet demand in Europe over the next 20 years? What funding is available to support this training and what is being done to attract young people into this industry in Europe?
|3:30 p.m.|| B1 – Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Operators and MROs alike need to have a robust SMS in place. Most have evolved and consequently, might not have all the necessary building blocks in place e.g. documentation, external coordination etc. This workshop leads the discussion on what are the ‘must have’ elements of your SMS and enables you to understand how you can coordinate with your suppliers and get your paperwork in order to ensure you are compliant in terms of your requirements.
| B2 – Supplier Management – What Can You Learn?
As more and more airlines are outsourcing, Supplier Management is becoming a more critical airline management skill. How well do you as an airline feel you control and manage your MRO suppliers? What are the pitfalls to avoid and the key factors to make the relationship a success? What can you learn from other airlines to ensure you are getting the most from your suppliers not only in terms of value for money but also in terms of efficiency and responsiveness?
|4:00 p.m.||Registration Closes|
|5:00 p.m.||Close of Workshop Sessions|
|DAY TWO - Wednesday, September 28, 2011|
|7:00 a.m.||Registration opens|
|8:30 a.m.|| Welcome Address
|9:00 a.m.|| Airline Keynote
|9:30 a.m.|| MRO Europe 10-Year Market Forecast & Key Trends
We welcome back our market & strategy experts for this very popular session. Once again these leading aviation experts will analyze the status and trends of the commercial MRO market with a particular focus on Europe. They will also comment on the industry challenges and opportunities globally for the future.
|10:30 a.m.||Exhibition Hall Opens|
|10:45 a.m.|| EASA General Session
|11:30 a.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
| C1 – OEM Involvement in MRO
Whether its full support, engines or inventory, it is pretty clear that OEMs are now involved in the aftermarket. For operators, how do you weigh up the benefits and decide whether to put all your eggs in one basket, whether to shop around and also whether to keep your MRO independent from the OEM? For MROs, how can you differentiate yourselves in order to compete not only with the OEMs but also in a shrinking man-hour market? Is it a case of ‘if you can’t beat the OEMs, join them’?
| C2 – Re-Engining: The Impact for Maintenance
With re-engining a firmly established option, what are the benefits in terms of reliability performance and fuel burn versus the additional expense of choosing a re-engined aircraft? What is the impact from a maintenance perspective if you decide to go this route?
| C3 – New Aircraft Update
The A380 and the B787 are two of the newest aircraft types available – one up and running and one on its way. Come hear the OEMS address everything from the new technologies to new materials to training requirements from an MRO perspective. In addition, come hear how one of the leading MRO providers has responded to this changing market and prepared in advance for these new aircraft types and new technologies.
|12:30 p.m.|| Closing Keynote
|13:00 p.m.||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, September 29, 2011|
|8:00 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|8:30 a.m.|| Welcome
|8:45 a.m.|| Opening Keynote
|9:30 a.m.||Exhibition Hall Opens|
|9:15 a.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
| D1 – MRO for Regional Aircraft
As demand remains high in Europe and mainline carriers continue to find regional aircraft an effective means to get critical feed from secondary airports to their hubs, we ask what are there future plans and how can the MRO industry respond? What are the current maintenance challenges and what have been operators experiences to date? What is important to operators from a maintenance perspective and why? How are providers responding?
| D2 – Reducing Fuel Costs
With the fluctuations in World oil prices, a sensible approach for Operators is to continuously explore how you can reduce fuel costs. What are the options? What new and advanced repair technologies are available that specifically focus on reducing fuel burn? What does it mean for your fleet type and what are the savings to be gained? Also, what bio-fuel options are emerging to replace existing jet fuel and what sort of savings can they generate?
| D3 – New Aircraft Introduction
When introducing a new aircraft type into your fleet, there are many aspects to consider. From the maintenance perspective, there are new technologies and new systems on the aircraft and there are the issues of training and setting up the in-house maintenance processes, all to be considered. Also, the aircraft is likely to receive a lot of attention within the airline and externally so engineering needs to ensure they have done their homework. We hear from Operators on their experiences and the challenges involved.
|10:15 a.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
| E1 – The Impact of Airline Mergers on MRO
When Airline A decides to merge with Airline B in all probablility, engineering and maintenance isn’t the highest item on the agenda. Yet the ramifications are many and the integrations challenges and benefits are plenty. Some of the areas include retrofitting the interiors, aligning maintenance services across sites to achieve synergies in terms of labor and efficiency, merging systems to integrate fleet data, etc. We hear from the panel on these and the many other challenges involved.
| E2 – Repair or Replace
With an increasing focus on the bottom line and the high cost of piece parts for engines, it makes good economic sense to examine whether you should replace before you purchase. Sometimes up to 40% can be saved on one part. But also, what improvements can be gained in terms of reliability? We look at the whole area of Piece Parts Repair and ask what is available in the market and what are the pros and cons if you decide to go this route?
| E3 - Cost Efficient Refurbishment
As a direct impact of the global economic crisis, airlines have been slow to make fleet changes. Consequently, the market is witnessing an increased number of refurbishment programs but with cost efficiency as a major goal. In this session, we look at the challenges involved in providing attractive solutions while driving cost out of the equation.
|11:00 a.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
| F1 – Optimizing Inventory
Operators face many challenges in terms of managing inventory. In the situation where aircraft are being retired and new aircraft types are being introduced, what is best practice to ensure that there is adequate stock to support the operation yet not to have too much cash tied up? For example, how do you stock for declining types such as the B757/B767 now and the B737 in the near term future. Also, how should you best stock for maintaining a new aircraft type? We ask the experts in the field for advice in general about optimizing inventory but also for specific ideas for fleets in transition.
| F2 – The Implications of a Mixed Engine Configuration (Panel)
Is configuration control an issue if you choose to use non-OEM parts in your engine or is the situation perfectly managable? How do these parts interact with the original parts? What is the current regulatory position on this? We ask the panel to debate the issue, and discuss questions such as “Is product integrity compromised?”, “Can these parts co-exist in perfect harmony?”
|11:45 a.m.|| Maintenance Planning Optimization
Over the past ten years, new concepts have been introduced in terms of scheduling maintenance, splitting checks to enable less time in the hangar and less downtime for aircraft. How can operators achieve the perfect balance of performing all tasks at the necessary intervals yet keep the aircraft where they should be – in the air. What can be learned from other operators and what principles are being employed, such as LEAN, to optimize the maintenance planning process?
|12:30 p.m.|| Customers Speak Out
A session that has proved extremely popular at MRO Americas, now travels to Europe. We ask a panel of key airline experts - the primary buyers of MRO Services and OEM equipment to speak candidly about what they want. Find out what are their expectations of their partners and service providers. Also, what really matters to them in terms of the relationship and the services? What is essential and what is less important, and why?
|1:15 p.m.||Prize Drawing for Scale Model Aircraft|
|1:20 p.m.||MRO Europe 2011 concludes|
|1:20 p.m.||Lunch in the Exhibition Hall|
|3:00 p.m.||Exhibition Hall Closes|