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

Monday, March 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, March 29:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 30:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
  • Tuesday, March 30:  9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Speaker
Jacqueline Smith
Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Tuesday, March 30
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, March 30:  9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, March 30
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 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
    Tuesday, March 30
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Tuesday, March 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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      Panelist
      Jay Allardyce
      Senior Director of Programs
      Regional One
      Panelist
      Ken Newton
      Aircraft Lease Manager
      Alaska Airlines
      Moderator
      Raman Ram
      Partner
      McKinsey & Company
      Tuesday, March 30
      10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
      • Tuesday, March 30:  10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
      Tuesday, March 30
      11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
      • Tuesday, March 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
        Tuesday, March 30
        12:10 PM - 1:20 PM
        • Tuesday, March 30:  12:10 PM - 1:20 PM
        Tuesday, March 30
        1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
        • Tuesday, March 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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          Panelist
          Sherry Chaput
          Owner and CEO
          Avion Trace Group, LLC
          Panelist
          Tommy Hughes
          President and CEO
          VAS Aero Services, LLC
          Panelist
          Ramnik Soni
          Chief Operating and Financial Officer
          Alaris Aerospace Systems
          Moderator
          Mike Stengel
          Senior Associate
          AeroDynamic Advisory
          Panelist
          Jonathan Swetnam
          General Manager
          Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.
          Tuesday, March 30
          2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
          • Tuesday, March 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
            Joe Hussar
            Senior Vice President – Sales
            Engine Lease Finance
            Panelist
            Jason Johnson
            Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development
            StandardAero
            Panelist
            Chris Luke
            SVP of Leasing
            TrueAero
            Tuesday, March 30
            2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
            • Tuesday, March 30:  2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
            Tuesday, March 30
            3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
            • Tuesday, March 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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              Tuesday, March 30
              3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
              • Tuesday, March 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
                Tuesday, March 30
                4:10 PM - 4:25 PM
                • Tuesday, March 30:  4:10 PM - 4:25 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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                  Tuesday, March 30
                  4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
                  • Tuesday, March 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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                    Panelist
                    Ian Boulton
                    Director Technology and Platforms – Aerospace and Defense
                    PTC
                    Speaker
                    Mary Wanke
                    President
                    VX Consultants
                    Tuesday, March 30
                    5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
                    • Tuesday, March 30:  5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
                    Speaker
                    Jacqueline Smith
                    Senior Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Tuesday, March 30
                    5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
                    • Tuesday, March 30:  5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
                    Wednesday, March 31
                    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                    • Wednesday, March 31:  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                    Wednesday, March 31
                    9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
                    • Wednesday, March 31:  9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
                    Speaker
                    Jacqueline Smith
                    Senior Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Wednesday, March 31
                    9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
                    • Wednesday, March 31:  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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                      Wednesday, March 31
                      9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
                      • Wednesday, March 31:  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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                        Speaker
                        Steve Williams
                        Manager
                        Aerotron Engines Services Ltd
                        Wednesday, March 31
                        10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
                        • Wednesday, March 31:  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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                          Panelist
                          Val Miftakhov
                          Founder & CEO
                          ZeroAvia
                          Wednesday, March 31
                          10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
                          • Wednesday, March 31:  10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
                          Wednesday, March 31
                          11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
                          • Wednesday, March 31:  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
                            Panelist
                            Ron Moure
                            SVP – Sales and Customer Service
                            CTS Engines
                            Panelist
                            Russ Shelton
                            President, Engine Strategy Group
                            GA Telesis
                            Panelist
                            Caroline Vandedrinck
                            SVP Business Development
                            SR Technics
                            Wednesday, March 31
                            12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
                            • Wednesday, March 31:  12:05 PM - 12:20 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, March 31
                              12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
                              • Wednesday, March 31:  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
                                Stratton Borchers
                                President
                                TrueAero
                                Wednesday, March 31
                                1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
                                • Wednesday, March 31:  1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
                                Speaker
                                Jacqueline Smith
                                Senior Conference Producer
                                Aviation Week Network
                                Wednesday, March 31
                                1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
                                • Wednesday, March 31:  1:05 PM - 2:00 PM