SOURCE: Penton's Aviation Week Network

Penton's Aviation Week Network

November 29, 2016 14:32 ET

Penton's Aviation Week Network and JDA Aviation Technology Announce MRO Training University at MRO Americas, April 25-27 in Orlando

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - Penton's Aviation Week Network 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, just prior to MRO Americas, happening April 25-27, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. 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.

Focused on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), the event offers networking among industry leaders representing airlines, regulators, suppliers, and service providers. 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 14,000 registered attendees.

"Training is one of the quintessential components for ensuring aviation safety and qualifications," said Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Penton's Aviation Week Network. "Nearly every aspect of the commercial aviation industry is involved in some type of training and the first MRO Training University will provide the most current and comprehensive training information that impacts MROs."

The MRO Training University courses will include:

  • FAA Safety Assurance System (SAS) and compliance vs. enforcement policy -- what does this mean to MRO businesses?
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) for MRO's -- a primer on SMS for Part 145 Repair Stations.
  • Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) -- Inspection Authorization Recurrent Training.

"By collocating with MRO Americas, we are bringing together critical aspects of the aviation MRO industry, education/training, professional development and business networking," said Joe Del Balzo President and CEO of JDA. "The 'University' attendees will see great value in having access to the latest information and incredible networking opportunities at MRO Americas, and attendees at the conference and exhibition will have access to top-notch training and education."

MRO University courses will be taught by former FAA managers and current contract instructors at the FAA Training Academy. The instructors also serve as a subject-matter expert for JDA and include Paul Heron (SAS), Dan Brown (SMS MRO) and ken Gardner (SUP).

For detailed course and registration information, go to: MRO University registration or contact: Patrick Montalvo at 301-941-1460 ext.110 or via email at

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For more than 22 years, JDA has been a leading aviation industry consultant, delivering innovative solutions for aviation client challenges in safety, compliance, certification, obstruction evaluation, technology infusion and airport support. JDA offers a wide range of certification and operations-related services and products including technology transfer, new carrier certification, obstruction evaluation, safety-based manual systems, SAS Conformance Audits, and Safety Management Systems. The company's client base includes many of the leading aviation and aerospace companies and airports in the country including American Airlines, Republic Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh, Frontier Airlines/Lynx Aviation, Parker Aerospace, Port Authority NY & NJ and Saudi Aramco.

For additional information on JDA Aviation Technology Solutions and CertAssure™ visit JDA's website at or call 301-941-1460 to arrange for a private briefing.

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