DEVELOPING MRO STRATEGIES
FOR AVIATION'S GLOBAL
POWERHOUSE

7 - 8 March 2018, HANOI, VIETNAM

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking at the 2018 event please contact Hannah Bonnett on +44 (0) 207 017 7097 or email hannah.bonnett@aviationweek.co.uk

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 06
Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, March 06, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, March 07
Registration
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Wednesday, March 07
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Wednesday, March 07, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Speaker
Hannah Bonnett

Senior Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Wednesday, March 07
Aftermarket Industry Analysis
  • Wednesday, March 07, 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
An overview of the current state of the region’s fleet The impact of fleet developments M&A and vertical integration Market growth predictions
Speaker
Richard Wong

VP, Public Sector, Public Sector & Security, Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan
Presenter

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, March 07
Panel Discussion: Cooperation and Competition – Understanding the Evolution of Asia’s Aftermarket
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
To what extent have regional aftermarket hubs been driven by organic growth vs concerted governmental investment strategies? What aftermarket sectors have been the primary drivers in establishing MRO in Asia? What sectors are still ripe for development? Ho are aftermarket providers ensuring a competitive advantage – diversity or concentration? How can MROs work to carve out a competitive angle vs. OEMs? What are the best strategies for non-Asian companies to establish in the region, is a partner essential? Is an OEM partnership at some level a requirement to access the Next Generation platforms?
Speakers
Chung MAK

Aviation Advisor to President & Vice Commanding Officer Aerotropolis Project
S.F. Express
Speaker

Gagan Jacobs

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

Martynas Grigalavicius

CEO
FL Technics Asia
Speaker

Mike Cazaz

President and CEO
Werner Aero Services
Speaker

Rahul Shah

SVP Strategic Growth, Business Development Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
AAR Corporation
Moderator

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, March 07
Morning Coffee Break
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, March 07
OEM Panel: Platform Development, Fleet Plans, Projections and Role in the Aftermarket
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
An overview of the latest airframe and engine platform developments With the Asian market driving global fleet expansion, how are OEM’s ensuring there is sufficient capacity in the aftermarket? How have operator MRO requirements developed and how have OEM’s adapted to this? Do OEMs view their role to compete with or foster independent service providers?
Speakers
Jacopo Lucioli

Services Marketing Manager
CFM
Speaker

Mithun Biswas

Regional Marketing Manager
GE Aviation
Speaker

Richard Wong

VP, Public Sector, Public Sector & Security, Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan
Moderator

Scott Wood

Regional Marketing Executive - Asia-Pacific
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Case Study: Entry Into Service and Initial Operation
  • Wednesday, March 07, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
What are the key challenges when embarking on an EIS process? How can operators, OEM and service providers best work together to ensure a smooth process? How do you best scope and evaluate performance over the course of initial operations phase? What KPIs and performance objectives should airlines focus on? How can airlines best plan to address initial operational challenges and work with manufacturers and other aftermarket providers to solve these? How can operators and other stakeholders transfer the lessons learnt from an EIS process to future projects?
Speaker
Raphael Rouah

A330/A350 Air Caraibes & French Blue Total Care Project Manager
Air France KLM Maintenance and Engineering
Speaker

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Networking Lunch
  • Wednesday, March 07, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Panel Discussion: Analyzing Airline Spend and MRO Priorities
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
How do MRO strategies differ between legacy and LCC-style airlines? How do operators balance in-house vs outsourced capabilities? Is there a difference in approach to leased vs owned? What drives service provider selection, is it purely about cost? Are airlines moving towards a more concentrated supply-chain? What appetite is there for USM and PMA materials? Are OEMs the default MRO choice, how can independent providers compete?
Speakers
Gagan Jacobs

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

Nguyen The Hoang

Chief Technical Officer
Jetstar Pacific
Speaker

Trinh Quoc Cuong

Commercial Director
Vietstar Aero Engineering
Speaker

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Panel Discussion: Fleet Lifecycle Management – Improving Aircraft Operational Efficiency
  • Wednesday, March 07, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
How can operators best formulate a long-term aircraft MRO strategy? How might a fleet-wide strategy compare to that for an individual aircraft? As fleets age, how do the cost and scheduling considerations change? What are the key waypoints in aircraft life and what challenges can operators and MROs expect? How can airlines and MROs best work in cooperation to manage phase-in and retirement projects? Can we draw on examples of current aircraft platforms to predict the maintenance cost cycles of NG aircraft?
Speakers
Jan Steenbock

VP Marketing & Sales Far East Asia
MTU Maintenance
Speaker

Marie-Laure Bourgueil

Line Services Development and Support Manager
HAECO
Speaker

Pierre Reville

CEO
Sepang Aircraft Engineering
Moderator

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Wednesday, March 07, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Meet the Buyers
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
This feature of our events provides an opportunity for both airlines and suppliers to meet face to face in focused 10 minute sessions. Airlines are invited to take their seat and save time and effort by having a series of introductions with existing or prospective business partners who can help them achieve greater efficiencies. Suppliers are able to pre-book sessions with airlines they want to meet and gain invaluable face time with new or existing contacts, further enhancing their relationship with the region’s carriers.
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Close of Conference for Day One
  • Wednesday, March 07, 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 07
Networking Reception
  • Wednesday, March 07, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 08
Registration
  • Thursday, March 08, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Thursday, March 08
Opening Remarks
  • Thursday, March 08, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
Thursday, March 08
Panel Discussion: Parts and Inventory Management and Supply Strategies – Current Best Practice and Impact of Next Generation Fleets
  • Thursday, March 08, 9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
What fleet trends are shaping the parts supply market? Are airlines shifting approach in how they source and manage their supply-chain? Will NG platforms make the USM market obsolete? Could this see a resurgence for PMA/DER? At the mature end of the market, could it become more economic to simply swap-engines than repair? How can airlines effectively manage their parts supply strategies to drive efficiency, what tools and techniques are available?
Speakers
Augustine Tai

Services & Support Director (Commercial Aviation)
Embraer
Speaker

Goh Poh Loh

EVP
ST Engineering Aerospace
Speaker

Tom De Geytere

Chief Sales Officer
AJW Group
Speaker

10:20 AM - 10:50 PM
Thursday, March 08
The Connected Aircraft and the Internet of Things – The Impact and Implications of Emerging Technologies
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:20 AM - 10:50 PM
When we think of the Internet of Things as it relates to MRO, what should we focus on? IoT and Big Data applications in MRO are often very focused on a single aspect of maintenance, are there any tools to unite applications to deliver a holistic view of the aircraft? A single flight can generate an enormous volume of data, only a fraction of which is ever actually analysed – is it redundant or is IT infrastructure deployment holding the aftermarket back? Is there a need to standardize IoT applications to ensure transferability across vendors, aircraft lifetime and fleet operators? What demonstrable ROI can airlines and MROs expect from Big Data project deployments?
Speaker
Ravinder Pal Singh

Chief Information and Innovation Officer
Tata SIA Airlines
Speaker

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, March 08
Morning Coffee Break
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, March 08
Panel Discussion: Evaluating Asia’s Future Manpower Requirements – Are the Skills in Place?
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Investment from both industry and government project across the region has been huge, however is this simply a matter of hangar-mania, is there the manpower infrastructure to support it? Which skills are most required to sustain Asia’s growing aftermarket? Traditionally the high-skilled and engineering workforce has migrated with wages, with salaries in Asia catching-up with those in the West, is this tendency slowing? What to aftermarket providers see as the key factors in training, recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce?
Speakers
Ashwani Sharma

VP Engineering & Quality Manager
Air Costa
Speaker

Norbert Marx

CEO and General Manager
GAMECO
Speaker

Raymond Tan

Head of Engineering and Fleet Management
NokScoot Airlines
Speaker

Teng Bin

General Manager of Marketing & Sales
Ameco Beijing
Speaker

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 08
Concluding Remarks and Networking Lunch
  • Thursday, March 08, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 08
VAECO Facility Tour
  • Thursday, March 08, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12.45 Buses to arrive at Conference Venue 13.00 Buses will start to depart for Facility Tour 14.00 - 16.00 Facility Tour will take place 16.00  Buses to return to hotel and go to airport.
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, March 08
VAECO Facility Tour Concludes and end of MRO East Asia 2018
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM