Agenda

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, April 10
Welcome Reception

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  • Monday, April 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kick start the conference by joining airlines, speakers and delegates in a relaxed setting at the Welcome Reception, taking place at the Radisson Blu Yas Island.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, April 11
Registration Opens
  • Tuesday, April 11, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Tuesday, April 11
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Tuesday, April 11, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Steve Williams

Chairman
Vaayu Group
Speaker

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 11
Opening Keynote Address
  • Tuesday, April 11, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker
Ian Taylor

Acting Vice President, Sales and Commercial
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace
Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, April 11
Focus on: The Development of the Middle East’s Aviation Fleet
  • Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A brief overview of the evolving regional civil air transport sector Regional fleet development Market maturity and growth prospects In a region so widely linked with the oil sector, is the impact of low oil price on the aviation industry likely to be different in the Middle East to other regions? What impact is the opening of the Iranian market having on the region’s fleet?
Speaker
Richard Evans

Senior Analyst
Flight Ascend Consultancy
Speaker

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, April 11
Morning Coffee Break
  • Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Panel Discussion: The Middle East’s Place in the Global MRO Industry
  • Tuesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
What are the key challenges and opportunities for MROs based in the region? With the majority of the region’s fleet maintenance carried-out in-house do service providers need to look outside the region for customer supply? Conversely, do aftermarket providers outside of the Middle East see opportunities for investment? What impact will the opening of the Iranian market have on the aftermarket? Supply and retention of a trained technical workforce is a perennial problem, how are individual organisations addressing this? Does the Middle East region demonstrate the same trend of JVs, M&A and partnership activities as found elsewhere in the global industry? Which areas of the aftermarket remain ripe for exploitation (airframe, engine, component, supply-chain, logistics…)?
Speakers
Can Tamyaman

Sales Director
AAR Middle East & Africa
Speaker

Ribhi Husseini

CEO & Independent Consultant
REH Aviation Solutions
Speaker

Steven Taylor

Global Sales Manager
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace
Speaker

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Lunch
  • Tuesday, April 11, 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Panel Discussion: OEMs in the Aftermarket – Capacity, Competition & Cooperation
  • Tuesday, April 11, 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
How can non-OEM MROs access the market for NG fleets? OEMs have been criticized for tightening the reigns on the MRO industry, how do different OEMs view their working relationship with non-OEM service providers? Should independent MROs simply focus on ‘mature’ fleets? Is this a viable business model? How can non-airline MROs maintain market share, is true independence still possible? Is the move towards JV and ‘alliance’-type arrangements in the aftermarket inevitable and will this inevitably remove competition and customer focus from service delivery?
Speakers
Christophe Poulain

Vice President Commercial Strategy
CFM
Speaker

Jim O'Sullivan

VP Business Development EMEA
HEICO
Speaker

Mehmet Gokhan Dogan

SVP and Managing Director Istanbul
GA Telesis
Speaker

Sachin Suramwar

Regional Director
NORDAM
Speaker

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Fleet Management – Evaluating Mature Aircraft MRO and End of Life Solutions
  • Tuesday, April 11, 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Is the previously identified ‘retirement tsunami’ slowing? Is oil price the only driver behind extending aircraft lifetimes? As aircraft stay in service longer, what does this mean for surplus supply and how are operators/MROs addressing this? How are suppliers working with airlines to help keep their fleets in the air, what options are available? Is this an opportunity for non-OEM service providers to take the lead? End of economic life, identifying and capitalizing on aircraft phase-out
Speaker
Rob Watts

Managing Director & VP Financial Solutions
Aerotask
Speaker

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Maintenance Cost Optimisation – Strategies for Diverse Fleet Sizes and Make-Ups
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
What key factors do airlines need to assess when reviewing their fleet maintenance strategies? What additional factors must be considered with leased aircraft maintenance? Identifying and avoiding pitfalls in the rush to cut costs – is less always better? How can airlines highlight areas for improvement and work with suppliers to address these? Assessing the options for a diverse fleet: age and platform implications The impact of oil price on maintenance decisions
Speakers
Mikhail Khoroshaev

Director General
VD Gulf
Speaker

Remzi Saltoglu

Commercial Director
MRO Teknik Servis Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.A.
Speaker

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Assessing Your Supply-Chain – Strategies and Solutions
  • Tuesday, April 11, 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
What are the common pinch-points for operators in inventory and parts planning? Integrated, pooled, unbundled, 3rd party or owned; strategies vary significantly, what models work best and why? How can airlines ensure they are not carrying unnecessary inventory, while at the same time ensuring minimum delay? Will Next Generation platforms and data analytics see further streamlining of inventory management and consolidation of the market? How are vendors adapting their models to enable airlines to streamline their inventory management?
Speakers
Didier Granger

President & CEO
OEMServices
Speaker

Maarten Koopmans

Vice President Component Service
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Speaker

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Inside the Cabin – Trends and Strategies for Upgrade, Modification, IFE and Connectivity Projects
  • Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Today’s travellers are ever more discerning, and expectations of in-air experience are high. What are the latest trends in IFE, inflight-connectivity and cabin upgrades? Best practice in scheduling and completing cabin upgrade programmes Common pitfalls and how to avoid them What are the MRO implications for cabin modification programmes? Is this a key area for non-OEM service and parts providers to demonstrate innovation?
Speaker
Oladi Olukolu

Sales Director Aircraft Engineering Services
SR Technics
Speaker

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Day One
  • Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:40 PM - 6:40 PM
Tuesday, April 11
Networking Reception
  • Tuesday, April 11, 4:40 PM - 6:40 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Registration Opens
  • Wednesday, April 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Speaker
Steve Williams

Chairman
Vaayu Group
Speaker

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Panel Discussion: What do Airlines want to see from the Aftermarket?
  • Wednesday, April 12, 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
In a region of high growth with a large amount of in-house capabilities, what are operators looking for in their suppliers? What is the focus when selecting service providers – e.g. cost, location, existing relationships? Is there enough diversity of competition in the market? Are the region’s LCC’s well served in the region, how are their requirements distinct to legacy-type carriers? Are suppliers flexible in how they deliver service offerings? What do owners and operators want to see? With increasingly leased fleets, are preferred contract and service offerings changing to reflect this? Is there a gulf between owner/operator requirements and service provider delivery/business imperatives?
Speakers
Ali Al-Ghamdi

Airline Consultant
Speaker

Gagan Jacobs

Power Plant Manager - Technical Services Dept.
Jet Airways India Ltd.
Speaker

Issam Al Farhan

Global Sales Manager, Sales and Commercial
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace
Speaker

Jason Sutcliffe

Marketing Director
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Oliver Smith

Regional Director – Middle East
AJW Group
Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Focus On: The Engine Aftermarket – Capability Analysis and MRO
  • Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
An analysis of the key engine types flying the fleet today Why has engine MRO been slow to grow in the Middle East? Fleet growth in the Middle East is huge, is there investment to capture this for the local engine aftermarket? Is growth primarily in wide-body engines or is there a market for regional aircraft as well? What is the current support network available? Is maintenance tied to OEM providers/in-house or are there opportunities for independent providers? What are the main considerations for integrating NG engines into fleet and MRO capabilities?
Speakers
Amar Chouraki

VP Business Development, Engines
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

Andy Preston

Regional Sales Director
StandardAero Airlines & Fleets
Speaker

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Morning Coffee Break
  • Wednesday, April 12, 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Wednesday, April 12
Panel Discussion: The Middle East’s Leasing Environment – Trends, Challenges and Predictions
  • Wednesday, April 12, 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
What are the key trends in the Middle East leasing environment and how do these compare to the global situation? What is the balance of leased vs owned fleet and how are airlines utilizing leased assets? How does demand for narrow-body vs wide-body vs regional compare? How does the development of a Middle East-based leasing industry compare to the growth of Asia or established players – is this an area for local investment? How are regulatory developments – e.g. IFRS-16 – likely to impact on the leasing industry? Is the growth in leasing sustainable, are there areas of risk and how can lessors (and airlines) protect their investment?
Speakers
Irfan Dhankot

Director
Aerovista
Speaker

Richard Evans

Senior Analyst
Flight Ascend Consultancy
Speaker

Rob Watts

Managing Director & VP Financial Solutions
Aerotask
Speaker

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Big Data and the MRO Industry – Potential Impact on Aircraft Maintenance and Business Strategies
  • Wednesday, April 12, 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
An overview of the role of big data analytics in the MRO process The application of big data in predictive maintenance, streamlining service delivery and reducing cost-intensive situations There are a plethora of OEM provided Big Data ‘solutions’ available, how well do distinct systems integrate and is there an opportunity for third parties to bridge the gap? Making sure your IT infrastructure is ready to take advantage of the industrial internet What is the future for big data in the aviation aftermarket?
Speakers
Enis Ata

Data Control and Analysis Manager
Turkish Technic
Speaker

Joel Ferreira

Innovation and Technology Manager
TAP Maintenance & Engineering
Speaker

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Technology Showcase: Improve Surface Inspection Efficiency during Maintenance
  • Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
During the past several decades, manual measurement methods – using rulers and dialgauges – have been the status quo for inspecting dents, bumps, lightning strikes and blendout on an aircraft. These traditional methods have been time-consuming and prone to subjectivity and human-error. Emerging optical inspection technologies are changing things for the better. User-centric tool design empowers operators to achieve greater efficiency, accuracy and consistency; slashing inspection and reporting times by 90%. Join the discussion to learn how such emerging tools can improve Turn-around-Time, while enhancing safety through an improved understanding of airframe reliability.
Speaker
Arun Chhabra

CEO
8tree
Speaker

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Chairman's Concluding Remarks and End of Conference
  • Wednesday, April 12, 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Lunch
  • Wednesday, April 12, 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace Facility Tour
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open to all registered conference delegates - view the Facility Tour page for more details
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 12
Return to conference venue
  • Wednesday, April 12, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM