SOURCE: Aviation Week

Aviation Week

March 16, 2017 12:14 ET

Aviation Week's MRO Americas, April 25-27 in Orlando

800 exhibitors and 15,000 registered attendees

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - March 16, 2017) - Aviation Week's MRO Americas (#MROAM) is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center April 25-27 in Orlando. For 22 years, MRO Americas has served as the flagship of Aviation Week Network's MRO event series and recognized throughout the industry as the premiere event, attracting more than 800 exhibitors and 15,000 registered attendees.

Focused on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), the event offers networking among industry leaders representing airlines, regulators, suppliers, and service providers. This 360° learning experience incorporates drill down and informative conference sessions. An unparalleled and extensive exhibition floor provides numerous social and business opportunities. The event delivers a comprehensive mix of new and innovative products, technologies, offerings and services. See here for agenda.

MRO America's supporting sponsor is Enterprise Florida. Diamond Sponsors are HAECO, Pratt & Whitney, Rhinestahl CTS and UTC Aerospace Systems; Platinum Sponsors are Airbus, Aviation Technical Services, Chromalloy, GA Telesis, GE Aviation, Heico, MRO Holdings, MTU Maintenance, PEMCO, Safran, StandardAero, Triumph Group, Inc., United Technical Operations and UPS.

Highlights will include:

  • Keynote Address by Jeff Martin, EVP of Operations for JetBlue, discussing "Change for Good."
  • Chairman's Remarks by Ed Walton, Director of Engineering, UPS Airlines.
  • "Rocking in the MRO" with "Digitalization of MRO" by Dr. Johannes Brussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Technik AG; and "Spaceline Maintenance" by Pedro Caballer, Spaceline Technical Operations Director, Virgin Galactic.
  • "New Technology," with speakers Bob Eardley, Senior Director Innovation & Operations, Air Canada; James Kornberg, Director, Engineering and Maintenance Innovation, AFI KLM Engineering & Maintenance; Raj Singh, Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures; and Rick Stine, President, Military & Components, StandardAero.
  • Supply Chain Risk & Commercialization, with speakers including Jack Arehart, President, MRO Services, Delta Airlines; Brigadier General Steven Bleymaier, Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex Hill AFB; Nick Gross, Senior Vice President, Government Programs, AAR; and Frank Washburn, SES, Director of 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base.
  • The 51st Annual Airlines for America Nuts & Bolts Awards, presented by Robert Ireland, MD, Engineering & Maintenance, Airlines for America and Ed Walton, Director of Engineering, UPS Airlines.
  • Industry Collaboration to Tackle Big Data, with breakout sessions with speakers from Pratt & Whitney, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Panasonic, Capgemini, GE, and United Airlines.
  • American Airlines State of the Airline Fleet and Requirements Review, with speakers from American including Craig Harry, Managing Director Supply Chain; Dec Lee, VP Engineering and Quality; and David Seymour, SVP, Integrated Operations.
  • MRO Military, collocated with MRO Americas and with the support of the Logistics Officers Association (LOA), MRO Military returns this year. MRO Military will look at defense sustainment and provide market analysis on the status and trends of the MRO and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future. The Military Keynote will be given by Lt. General Lee Levy, Commander of Air Force Sustainment Center, and Pete Hennessey, EVP, and AGC Integrated Defense Group.
  • The Annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), taking place in the MRO Exhibition Hall, in which attendees can watch the industry's leading certified aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers and students enrolled in either FAA, EASA, CASA or equivalent, plus the country's Armed Forces compete in over 30 different skills tests.

New this year:

  • GSE Pavilion. MRO Americas has expanded its footprint to now include content dedicated to ground support. The GSE Pavilion is the area that focuses exclusively on the equipment and services used to support the operations of aircraft while on the ground.
  • MRO Americas University. Aviation Week and JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) are collaborating to expand MRO Americas to include educational and training opportunities for attendees as part of MRO Training University. Three unique MRO focused training courses will be offered on April 24. Attendees of the "University" will also have the opportunity to attend the conference and exhibition to build contacts and further increase their knowledge and access to the latest industry information.
  • MRO IT Zone. The MRO IT Zone will deliver products, services and best practices for effective maintenance technology that streamline critical operational needs.
  • Aviation Week in collaboration with Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) to showcase the strength and depth of the MRO industry in the state, showcasing Florida companies in the Florida Pavilion.

Additional upcoming MRO events include: BEER (Baltics, Eastern Europe & Russia) (May 10-11, Sofia, Bulgaria); Europe (October 3-5, London); and Asia-Pacific (October 31-November 2, Singapore).

Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Air Transport World, Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book,, Air Charter Guide,, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

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