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Aero-Engines Americas 2021
March 30-31, 2021
Fairmont Dallas,
Dallas, TX, USA

Tuesday, June 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 30
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 30
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Speaker
Jacqueline Smith
Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Wednesday, June 30
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, June 30
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 30:  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
With the world remaining gripped in the throes of the current pandemic, it can be difficult to anticipate the future recovery of the engines’ market. How is the continuation of the crisis affecting the  Americas’ engine communities and what can we expect to see from stakeholders in the short, medium...

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    Speaker
    Yann Cambier
    Director – Aviation & Transportation
    ICF
    Wednesday, June 30
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Wednesday, June 30:  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    The recent crisis has created an undeniable need for flexibility in MRO contracts for OEMs, Third-Party MROs and Operators. Lengthy MRO commitments are being met with hesitation to prevent ties to future obligations that may not be able to be met, and the need to conserve cash remains king, so...

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      Speaker
      Jay Allardyce
      Senior Director of Programs
      Regional One
      Panelist
      Ken Newton
      Aircraft Lease Management Director
      Alaska Airlines
      Moderator
      Raman Ramanathan
      Partner
      McKinsey & Company
      Speaker
      Sebastian Torhorst
      Head of Sales Engine Service – Americas
      Lufthansa Technik AG
      Wednesday, June 30
      10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
      • Wednesday, June 30:  10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
      Wednesday, June 30
      11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
      • Wednesday, June 30:  11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
      The reduction in capacity has seen a scramble to retain and source new business for all areas  of the engine community. Will OEMs use aggressive tactics to maintain their share in the engine market? Have we seen operator maintenance moving from independent and traditional engine shops to OEMs for maintenance...

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        Panelist
        Allan Bachan
        Vice President
        ICF International
        Wednesday, June 30
        12:10 PM - 1:20 PM
        • Wednesday, June 30:  12:10 PM - 1:20 PM
        Wednesday, June 30
        1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
        • Wednesday, June 30:  1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
        A lack of USM in previous years kept the market in the hands of the sellers, but with the increase in retired engine availability and a potential surplus of parts on the market, how has  this changed buying strategies for key players? Are airlines and lessors selling assets to ensure...

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          Speaker
          Jonathan Swetnam
          General Manager
          Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.
          Moderator
          Mike Stengel
          Senior Associate
          AeroDynamic Advisory
          Panelist
          Ramnik Soni
          Chief Operating and Financial Officer
          Alaris Aerospace Systems
          Panelist
          Sherry Chaput
          Owner and CEO
          Avion Trace Group, LLC
          Speaker
          Tommy Hughes
          CEO
          VAS Aero Services
          Wednesday, June 30
          2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
          • Wednesday, June 30:  2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
          The financial impact of the crisis continues to be felt at every level of the aftermarket industry. Join financial experts as they offer an update to the current standings of the market. Learn  about recent and future changes in mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies and consolidations. What spread are we seeing...

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            Panelist
            Chris Luke
            SVP of Leasing
            TrueAero
            Speaker
            Jason Johnson
            Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development
            StandardAero
            Speaker
            Josh Symanski
            AVP Portfolio
            Engine Lease Finance
            Wednesday, June 30
            2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
            • Wednesday, June 30:  2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
            Wednesday, June 30
            3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
            • Wednesday, June 30:  3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
            Robotics continue to remain an important talking point in new repair technologies, but how might this impact current MRO repair? Is robotics the standalone future of repair for the aftermarket sector, or are we more likely to see an augmentation of human capabilities?...

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              Wednesday, June 30
              3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
              • Wednesday, June 30:  3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
              Previous leasing models of lengthy contracts with high retainers are becoming increasingly unpopular due to the long-term commitment, so what changes are we seeing in the engine leasing community to meet shifting needs? Due to high engine costs, short-term leasing could offer a more attractive commitment to airlines. Through this...

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                Panelist
                Danilo Colombo
                Vice President of Technical Services
                SGI Aviation
                Speaker
                Les Cronin
                Senior Director of Sales The Americas
                MTU Maintenance
                Wednesday, June 30
                4:10 PM - 4:25 PM
                • Wednesday, June 30:  4:10 PM - 4:25 PM
                Successfully digitising the Engine MRO IT networks is becoming a prerequisite to staying ahead in the game. Without the right capabilities, Engine shops will be unable to revolutionise their product offerings and meet the ongoing needs of their customers. Learn from shops who are on the road to digitisation, and...

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                  Presenter
                  Dr  Vivek Saxena
                  Managing Director
                  Advisory Aerospace OSC
                  Wednesday, June 30
                  4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
                  • Wednesday, June 30:  4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
                  A lack of available talent has been an ongoing problem for aviation, and now with the increase  in layoffs, we are seeing grandfathered knowledge leaving the industry at a rapid rate. Ensuring new talent is being channelled into the industry will be key to eventual recovery. How can we make...

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                    Speaker
                    Chris van den Hooven
                    SVP, Americas
                    Cathay Pacific Airways
                    Speaker
                    Ian Boulton
                    Director Technology and Platforms – Aerospace and Defense
                    PTC
                    Speaker
                    Mary Wanke
                    President
                    Aviation Women Inspiring Next Generation, Inc. (A-WING)
                    Wednesday, June 30
                    5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
                    • Wednesday, June 30:  5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
                    Speaker
                    Jacqueline Smith
                    Senior Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Wednesday, June 30
                    5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
                    • Wednesday, June 30:  5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
                    Thursday, July 01
                    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                    • Thursday, July 01:  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                    Thursday, July 01
                    9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
                    • Thursday, July 01:  9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
                    Speaker
                    Jacqueline Smith
                    Senior Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Thursday, July 01
                    9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
                    • Thursday, July 01:  9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
                    Reactive repairs are draining on both time and money, and several MROs and OEMs believe Blockchain could be the way to tackle this in future repairs. As MROs seek to find capabilities to stop themselves being on the backfoot when it comes to engine repairs, what possibilities could Blockchain offer...

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                      Thursday, July 01
                      9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
                      • Thursday, July 01:  9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
                      Are independent MROs at risk of being bought up by the larger MROs and OEMs as they fight for market share? What can independents do to ensure their survival in the current market, and how can operators support them? Specialisation is increasingly seeming necessary for the independents, but could this...

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                        Thursday, July 01
                        10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
                        • Thursday, July 01:  10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
                        There has been a shift in the private sector to begin to favour sustainability initiatives where financiers are open to discounting the lending rate by a small margin providing the company they are lending to are demonstrably making steps in the right direction, but without government support for federal programmes,...

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                          Speaker
                          Val Miftakhov
                          Founder & CEO
                          ZeroAvia
                          Thursday, July 01
                          10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
                          • Thursday, July 01:  10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
                          Thursday, July 01
                          11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
                          • Thursday, July 01:  11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
                          It is clear we will not see a V shaped recovery within aftermarket operations, and many engine shops have had to greatly reduce workforces because of the reduction of shop visits from operators. As time on green-time engines begins to burn off, and overhauls start to become a necessary reality,...

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                            Panelist
                            Ana Bidarra
                            Engine Shop Planning Manager
                            TAP Maintenance & Engineering
                            Speaker
                            Caroline Vandedrinck
                            SVP Business Development
                            SR Technics
                            Speaker
                            Ron Moure
                            SVP – Sales and Customer Service
                            CTS Engines
                            Speaker
                            Russ Shelton
                            President, Engine Strategy Group
                            GA Telesis
                            Moderator
                            Sean Broderick
                            Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
                            Aviation Week Network
                            Thursday, July 01
                            12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
                            • Thursday, July 01:  12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
                            Through an increase in digitisation, parts rental is increasingly becoming a reality within the engine market. The expansion of OEM parts platforms to include the rental of parts could be the perfect opportunity to remove the costly expenditure of purchasing parts for airlines and lessors. What could a movement to...

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                              Thursday, July 01
                              12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
                              • Thursday, July 01:  12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
                              With the impending reality of a vaccine being made available globally, what will that mean for  the aviation industry? Will this create another upsurge in passenger to freighter conversions to capitalise on delivery needs? And what are the timelines for the logistics of making this a  reality? As the world...

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                                Panelist
                                Erik Goedhart
                                SVP, Global Head of Aerospace & Industrials
                                Kuehne+Nagel
                                Panelist
                                Stratton Borchers
                                President
                                TrueAero
                                Thursday, July 01
                                1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
                                • Thursday, July 01:  1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
                                Speaker
                                Jacqueline Smith
                                Senior Conference Producer
                                Aviation Week Network
                                Thursday, July 01
                                1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
                                • Thursday, July 01:  1:05 PM - 2:00 PM