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MRO MIDDLE EAST

MRO MIDDLE EAST 2011
Feb 1-2, 2011
Dubai Airport Expo
Dubai, UAE

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Last updated: May 23, 2011

JUST ANNOUNCED- TSA Security Program Review co-located with MRO Middle East

Aviation Week and the MRO Middle East team are pleased to announce that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has chosen to hold their Security Program Review Session in conjunction with the MRO Middle East Conference and Exhibition (with link).  As an MRO Middle East participant, you are cordially invited to attend the TSA Repair Station proposed security provisions review session.   
Learn more!

 

Monday January 31, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
DAY ONE - Tuesday, February 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. Registration opens
9:30 a.m. Welcome Address
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week
  • Iain Lachlan, Divisional SVP, Emirates Engineering and Chairman, MRO Middle East 2011 Editorial Advisory Board
10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
  • Abdulla Shadid, Business Development Manager, Aerospace, Mubadala
10:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
10:30 a.m. MRO Middle East 10-Year Market Forecast & Key Trends
This session will once again bring together leading aviation experts to analyze the status and trends of the commercial and military MRO markets and aviation industry, including challenges and opportunities for the future in the Middle East and global markets.
  • Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Chris Doan, Chairman & CEO, TeamSAI
  • David Stewart, Principal, Aerostrategy
11:15 a.m. A380 Maintenance
It’s over three years since the first A380 entered service and alot has been learned about maintaining the World’s latest Superjumbo. We hear from the Manufacturer, an Operator and one of the Engine OEMs about their experiences so far. Has it been a steep learning curve or plain sailing all the way?
  • Moderator: Mary Mannion, Editorial Director, MRO Middle East
  • Mike Bernstein, Director Product Support Engineering, Engine Alliance (A joint company of GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney)
  • Steve Thomas, VP A380 Program, Airbus
  • Thomas Spriesterbach, Head of A380 Maintenance, Lufthansa Technik AG
12:00 p.m. Competing for People
Manpower shortages continue to be top of the agenda in many regions but particularly in the Middle East where the fleets are expanding significantly. The problem is partly poaching and partly it’s attracting mechanics and engineers into the MRO industry. The solution won’t come overnight. How can airlines and MROs work together to develop successful long term personnel planning? Some key recruitment and training programs are already in place. Can learning be adapted from these programs? Has anything changed in the last two years since we first brought this subject to the fore at MRO Middle East?
  • Moderator: Jon Boyle, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Ralph Kaeding, Director, Sales Asia, Middle East, Australia & Pacific, Lufthansa Technical Training
  • Sam Sayani, Deputy MD, Pakistan International Airlines
  • Ahmed Al Reyes, Director, Gulf Technics and Gulf Aviation Academy
12:45 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 TWO - Wednesday, February 2, 2011
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
9:10 a.m. Keynote Address
  • Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia
9:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
9:45 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions A
A-1 Turning Up The Heat On Engine MRO
At last year’s conference, we discussed managing maintenance in hot climates and under harsh conditions, mainly from the operator perspective. Now the engine manufacturers would like their opportunity to present the developments they have made to assist operators in this area. Operators, this is your chance to hear it first hand and to understand how you can benefit from these developments.
  • Moderator: Zaffar Razzaq, VP, The Middle East & N. Africa, Commercial Engines & Global Services, Pratt & Whitney
  • Bill Millhaem, GM Material and CFM Engine Services, GE Aviation
  • Juergen Kuhn, Business Development MRO, MTU Aero Engines
A-2 Component Management – A Real Asset To Operators?
With financial pressure to keep maintenance costs low yet performance of aircraft high, operators are looking for ways to keep their component assets to a minimum while enjoying all the benefits of access to a large asset pool. Having a large asset base requires having the capital to invest and the customers to provide the returns. How are Middle East airlines managing their components? Who is offering this service in the region and is it proving to be a win-win for operator and provider?
  • Moderator: Jim O’Sullivan, VP Business Development, Europe/ME/ Africa, HEICO
  • Dr. Johannes Bussmann, SVP Aircraft Component Services, Lufthansa Technik AG
  • Eng. Mamdouh El Feky, Repair & Warranty Department Manager, Egyptair, Maintenance & Engineering
  • Pierre Reville, VP Airbus Services Solution, Airbus
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions B
B-1 Maintenance from a Distance
Remote diagnostics are allowing operators greater visibility of their maintenance, keeping them in touch every step of the way and ensuring there are no surprises, even when they are not on-site. We go behind the scenes with an engine and an airframe MRO to hear about the latest IT developments that they are employing in this regard and we meet an operator who is enjoying some of the benefits.
  • Moderator: Elyse Moody, Associate Editor, Overhaul & Maintenance
  • Athari Hassan Ansari, Director of Engineering, Airblue
  • Tim Horvatich,Program Manager, Digital Solutions, GE Aviation
  • Huntley Myrie, General Manager, Services Solutions, GE Aviation
  • Uwe Jakob, VP Planning & Technical Services, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
B-2 B787 Dreamliner: A New Evolution in Maintenance
With orders from the Middle East adding up for the B787 Dreamliner, this aircraft promises changes in the world of maintenance. We bring, to the region, the details of just what the modifications will be and what this will mean to the maintenance process.
  • Moderator: Mary Mannion, Editorial Director, MRO Middle East
  • Courtney Makela, 787 Fleet Chief, The Boeing Company
B-3 Case Study: Pakistan Airlines Engineering Goes LEAN
Two years ago, Pakistan International Airlines innovated their business when they went beyond the airline to capture 3rd-party MRO business. Hear how they are transforming their organization with Lean Six Sigma for a full, operationally-efficient MRO capacity.
  • Amir Ali, Chief Engineer, Maintenance Operation Centre, Pakistan International Airlines
11:30 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions C
C-1 Re-Engining: The Debate
What should an operator consider when evaluating re-engining? In December 2010, Airbus had proposed the re-engining of the A320 to achieve significant improvements in fuel burn over the current engines and Boeing may also announce a re-engine project this year. What will this mean for existing fleets? How will it impact on the value of the fleets and are there any compatibility issues?
  • Moderator: Adil Al-Sheibani, Senior Manager Development Engineering, Oman Air
  • Brian Ovington, Director MRO Services Marketing, GE Aviation Engine Services
  • Zaffar Razzaq, VP, The Middle East & N. Africa, Commercial Engines & Global Services, Pratt & Whitney
C-2 Optimizing Outsourcing
To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question. Typically most airlines are doing some maintenance in-house, perhaps Light & Line, but then outsourcing some of the heavier workload that it wouldn’t make sense from a cost perspective to keep in-house or to develop the capability for. But how can you be sure you are getting the best from your outsourcing? Come and hear our panel’s ideas on everything from optimizing your agreements to how to make a good outsourcing decision.
  • Moderator: Elyse Moody, Associate Editor, Overhaul & Maintenance
  • Tiymor Kalimat, Manager Cost Control, Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Pierre Reville, VP Airbus Services Solution, Airbus
12:15 p.m. Closing Keynote
  • Ken Gile, COO, Flydubai
1:00 p.m. Conference concludes
1:00 –
2:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
2:00 p.m. TSA Security Program Review co-located with MRO Middle East
Aviation Week and the MRO Middle East team are pleased to announce that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has chosen to hold their Security Program Review Session in conjunction with the MRO Middle East Conference and Exhibition. As an MRO Middle East participant, you are cordially invited to attend the TSA Repair Station proposed security provisions review session. Learn more!
3:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Closes