Last updated: March 29, 2012
|DAY ONE – Monday, April 2, 2012|
|9:00 a.m.||Registration & Networking Breakfast|
|10:00 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
|10:10 a.m.||Engine Market Analysis and Forecast
This informative session will feature research analysis on current status, upcoming trends and competitive landscape of the North American engine MRO market, including challenges and opportunities for the future in North America and global markets.
|10:45 a.m.||Hearing it Straight from the Airlines
A panel of key airline delegates will discuss their expectations, concerns, challenges and considerations on engine maintenance planning, outsourcing strategies and contracts.
|12:00 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|12:15 p.m.|| Effective Engine MRO Planning
Strategic and comprehensive planning for operators and MRO providers is essential to remaining competitive. Effective cost management and accurately scheduling maintenance checks is a must. This discussion will share practical lessons and experiences on workscope planning and contract negotiations around dollar per hour vs. dollar per shop visit, short term vs. long term programs, on-wing maintenance, lower costs of ownership, and much more.
|3:00 p.m.|| The Big Bang of OEM
OEMs are advancing beyond just manufacturing, and moving into the MRO space with encompassing maintenance packages and comprehensive support for their products. Partnerships, such as joint ventures and collaborations, are blurring the lines between customers and providers. With the shifting roles of OEMs in relationships with clients, suppliers and each other, what will be the impact of these changes? How are independent MRO providers being affected?
|3:45p.m.||Advancements in Repair Technologies & Systems
Technology products or systems are only an enabler if it correctly troubleshoots an existing challenge in your operations. Find out the latest in repair technologies and prognostic/diagnostic tools, and how to determine if they are the right ones for you.
|4:30 p.m.||Refreshment Break|
|4:45 p.m.||Material and Parts Management for Engines
Because 70-80% of engine MRO expenditure is on materials and parts, cost management and containment is a huge concern in this market. With prices of engine parts increasing, alternative options, such as PMA parts and piece parts repair, offer valid solutions. Also, strategic inventory management and planning is critical for success and cost-cutting efficiency. Repair methodologies are evolving with the introductions of new and advanced materials in next-generation engines, but what investments need to be made? The panel will explore and comprehensively analyze risks and opportunities on controlling costs, streamlining logistics and improving operational procedures on parts and materials management.
|5:30 p.m.||Networking Reception|
|DAY TWO – Tuesday, April 3, 2012|
|8:00 a.m.||Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 a.m.|| What’s Brewing for Future Engines?
Predictive Maintenance for Aging Engines
|10:15 a.m.||Refreshment Break|
|10:30 a.m.|| The Fine Balance of Managing Spare Engines
When is it enough or too much? Spare engines are ideal to reducing engine maintenance expenses, but how do you make sure to take full advantage of engine reserves without excess of un-utilized assets? What are the challenges and opportunities of spare engine leasing and pooling programs? This session will explore benefits, uncertainties, risk and cost analyses plus more on spare engines.
|11:15 a.m.|| Regulatory and Compliance Environment in Engine Maintenance
Discover the latest in regulatory and compliance issues, and potential implications for your engine operations. Topics include licensing, mixed configurations, DER repairs, engine certification documentation and traceability and more.
|12:00 p.m.||Engine MRO Forum Americas Concludes|
|1:00 p.m.|| MRO Americas Exhibition Hall Opens
(all Engine MRO delegates have access to the exhibition)