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February 1-2, 2012
Airport Expo Dubai, UAE

January 31 – February 2, 2012
Airport Expo
Dubai, UAE

MRO Middle East Conference Agenda

Schedule at-a-Glance

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 — Workforce and Training Seminar
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 — Conference Day 1 & Exhibition Hall
Thursday, February 2, 2012 — Conference Day 2 & Exhibition Hall

Last updated: February 2, 2012

DAY ONE - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. Welcome Address
  • Iain Blackhall, Managing Director, Civil Aviation, Aviation Week
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Jamal Hashim, Director Technical Quality Assurance, Gulf Air
10:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
10:30 a.m. MRO Middle East 10-Year Market Forecast and Key Trends
Our regular market forecast session brought to us by Team SAI and ICF SH&E who report on the status and analyze the trends in the commercial MRO markets, focusing in specifically on the Middle East and indicating how the region sits globally.
  • Moderator: Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Tom Cooper, SVP and Principal, TeamSAI
  • David Stewart, VP, ICF SH&E
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. The Changing Face of Middle East MRO
Following our market update, this session will burrow a little deeper to look at the continued evolution of MRO in the Middle East and the future vision. Who are the key players? Who are the specialists? What work is being performed in the region and what goes elsewhere? Is the service model changing? How competitive is the landscape? And with so many new aircraft in the pipeline for this region, is the supply and demand for MRO in balance.
  • Moderator: David Stewart, VP, ICF SH&E
  • Lida Mantzavinou, Consulting Analyst, Commercial Aviation, Frost & Sullivan
  • James Stewart, Group CEO, Mubadala Aerospace MRO Network
12:15 p.m. Strategies for Improving Maintenance Costs
Even in the fast growing regions, understanding and controlling maintenance costs is a must for every airline. This session identifies key areas of opportunity for cost reduction in maintenance and engineering and looks at the strategies to implement the change.
  • Moderator: Michael Denis, Vice President Consulting, InfoTrust Group
  • K. M. Ali, Director, Maintenance Economics, The Boeing Company
  • Fabrice Defrance, SVP Commercial, AFI KLM E&M
1:00 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 TWO - Thursday, February 2, 2012
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 on the State of the Air Transport Industry in the Region
  • Mr. Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, AACO
9:30 a.m. Exhibition Hall Opens
9:45 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions A

A-1 – A380 Update

With the overall expansion of the Middle East as a geographical hub and tourist destination, and with the strongest demand for one of the worlds most advanced jets, the A380, being in this region, come hear the latest on this aircraft and what it means to introduce it into service, from both the OEM and Operator/MRO perspective. Learn about the new technologies involved, the training requirements, maintenance costs, reduced fuel burn and the environmental benefits.

  • Moderator: Mary Mannion, Editorial Director, MRO Middle East 2012
  • Mary Ellen Jones, President, Engine Alliance
  • Philippe Mhun, Head of Programmes, Airbus Customer Services
  • Dean Rainieri, Director, A380 Introduction, Lufthansa Technik

A-2 – Not You and Me – We!
With many countries in the Middle East adopting common rules and regulations from outside the Middle East, how can the local Regulators and the Operators work together more collaboratively to deliver the highest standards of safety in an open and friendly working environment. We ask EASA and the FAA about their co-operations in the Middle East, particularly in relation to maintenance. What are the challenges and their recommendations for bridging the gap between Regulators and the Operators?

  • Moderator: Adil Al-Sheibani, Senior Manager Development Engineering, Oman Air
  • Steven Douglas, Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, FAA
  • Karl Specht, Head of Continuing Airworthiness, Organization Department Manager, EASA
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions B

B-1 – Desperate for Diagnostics
To cut the cost of unscheduled maintenance and unnecessary inspection and trouble-shooting, operators must anticipate wear and tear and recognise the early signs of potential system failures. New and intelligent failure detection and diagnostic systems are already developed and ready to be utilized on the aircraft and engines. We ask the leading OEMs and solution providers, what are the latest developments available for early diagnosis and are they limited to the newest aircraft types or can solutions be implemented across the entire fleet?

  • Moderator: Zaffar Razzaq, VP Middle East & North Africa, Commercial Engines and Global Services, Pratt & Whitney
  • Linda Hapgood, Program Manager, Airplane Health Solutions, The Boeing Company
  • Nathalie Willig, Customers Services - Strategy, Business Development & Change Manager, Airbus
  • Dr. Uwe Zachau, Senior Manager Performance & Central Engineering, MTU Maintenance

B-2 – Fuel Saving Technologies for MRO
With fluctuating fuel costs, the introduction of a new carbon tax and a limited World supply of oil, there is, now more than ever, a need to continue to explore ways for airlines to use fuel efficiently and through clever processes and new hybrids, get the most from this valuable resource.

  • Moderater: Ian Britchford, Fuel Saving Manager, ETS Aviation
  • Jürgen Haacker, Partner, CON MOTO Consulting Group GmbH
  • Orod Roostaee, Mechanical Engineer, LanzaTech
11:30 a.m. Breakouts - Parallel Sessions C
C-1 – Leased Aircraft and Engines and the Effect on Maintenance Costs
From the aircraft and engine lease return process, to the cost of maintenance reserves to negotiating effective agreements, we ask the panel what are the key elements to ensure that maintenance of your leased aircraft doesn’t result in costly penalties or unnecessary expense. Is it skillful negotiation, better maintenance processes, effective communications? What lessons can you learn to ensure a win-win-win relationship between airline, MRO and lessor?
  • Moderator: Zaffar Razzaq, VP Middle East & North Africa, Commercial Engines and Global Services, Pratt & Whitney
  • Amir Ali, Chief Engineer, PIA Engineering
  • Tiymor Kalimat, Manager Aircraft Leasing, Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Harry Seeger, Director, Lessor & Banks, Lufthansa Technik
C-2 – The ‘Hidden’ Costs of Cabin Reconfigurations
Upgrading the cabin is big business in the Middle East but it can also be a big burden. While an airline plans for the actual upgrade cost, what they don’t plan for is the additional cost in terms of time, labor and quality which is brought about as a result of old fashioned reconfiguration technologies. New modular components and also clever interface concepts can pave the way for more cost effective retrofits and modifications. In this session, we hear some more about the issues and explore what is available in the industry today.
  • Moderator: Tommaso Auriemma, Head of Project Managers and Business Development, Aircraft Modification Division, Air France Industries
  • Ribhi Al-Husseini, Director, Sales & Marketing, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries
  • Norbert Duval, VP Planning & Technical Services, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
  • Faris Fakhoury, Deputy GM & Director of Engineering and Maintenance, Petra Airlines
12:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote

  • Simon Tate, CEO, JorAMCo
1:00 p.m. Conference Concludes
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibition Hall
3:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Closes