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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
Sarah Zilonis
Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Wednesday, June 30
9:10 AM - 9:25 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
    Stuart Rubin
    Vice President and Managing Director, Aviation
    ICF
    Wednesday, June 30
    10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Wednesday, June 30:  10:05 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
      Ken Newton
      SCM Engine & Lease Mgmt Director
      Alaska Airlines
      Speaker
      Les Cronin
      Senior Director of Sales The Americas
      MTU Maintenance
      Moderator
      Raman Ramanathan
      Partner & Consulting Leader, Aerospace & Defense
      Ernst & Young
      Speaker
      Sebastian Torhorst
      Head of Sales Engine Services, Americas
      Lufthansa Technik
      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
      Growing demand in cargo has been good for the passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion market. Driven by rising international trade, industrial production recovery and the surge of e-commerce, the expansion of the PTF conversion segment is expected to grow significantly. What does this trend mean for the dynamics in the engines market?...

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        Speaker
        Aileen Barton
        Director of Services Marketing
        GE Aviation
        Moderator
        Allan Bachan
        Vice President
        ICF International
        Speaker
        Jonathan Swetnam
        General Manager
        Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.
        Speaker
        Les Cronin
        Senior Director of Sales The Americas
        MTU Maintenance
        Speaker
        Tay Eng Guan
        VP/General Manager
        ST Engineering Aerospace Engines
        Wednesday, June 30
        12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Wednesday, June 30:  12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
        Wednesday, June 30
        1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
        • Wednesday, June 30:  1:30 PM - 2:15 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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          Moderator
          Mike Stengel
          Senior Associate
          AeroDynamic Advisory
          Panelist
          Ramnik Soni
          Chief Operating and Financial Officer
          Alaris Aerospace Systems
          Speaker
          Rob Grossman
          Managing Director, Commercial Serviceable Assets
          Pratt & Whitney
          Panelist
          Sherry Chaput
          Owner and CEO
          Avion Trace Group, LLC
          Speaker
          Tommy Hughes
          President and CEO
          VAS Aero Services
          Wednesday, June 30
          2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
          • Wednesday, June 30:  2:25 PM - 3:10 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
            Speaker
            Kevin VanDenBerg
            SVP, Asset Management
            Aero Capital Solutions
            Moderator
            Lee Ann Shay
            Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
            Aviation Week Network
            Wednesday, June 30
            3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
            • Wednesday, June 30:  3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
            Wednesday, June 30
            3:40 PM - 3:55 PM
            • Wednesday, June 30:  3:40 PM - 3:55 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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              Speaker
              Arjan de Jong
              Program Manager, Maintenance Engineering, Management & Technology
              NLR - Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre
              Wednesday, June 30
              4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
              • Wednesday, June 30:  4:00 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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                Speaker
                Tom Barrett
                President & CEO
                Engine Lease Finance
                Wednesday, June 30
                4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
                • Wednesday, June 30:  4:15 PM - 4:30 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
                  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                  • Wednesday, June 30:  4:30 PM - 5:00 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
                    Cam Murphy
                    President
                    FEAM Maintenance/Engineering
                    Speaker
                    Chris van den Hooven
                    SVP, Americas
                    Cathay Pacific Airways
                    Speaker
                    Ian Boulton
                    Director Technology and Platforms – Aerospace and Defense
                    PTC
                    Moderator
                    Mary Wanke
                    Managing Partner
                    Aerontii, LLC
                    Moderator
                    Sean Broderick
                    Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Wednesday, June 30
                    5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
                    • Wednesday, June 30:  5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
                    Speaker
                    Sarah Zilonis
                    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
                    Sarah Zilonis
                    Conference Producer
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Thursday, July 01
                    9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
                    • Thursday, July 01:  9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
                    New, modern powertrain systems ensure aircrafts of the future provide cleaner, safer, more efficient, quieter and freer-moving transportation. In recent months, Honeywell has unveiled a new 1-megawatt turbogenerator and deepened its partnership with motor maker DENSO as it builds a uniquely integrated electric powertrain systems and electric propulsion units to...

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                      Speaker
                      Taylor Alberstadt
                      Senior Director of Business Development, Electric/Hybrid-Electric Propulsion
                      Honeywell
                      Thursday, July 01
                      9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
                      • Thursday, July 01:  9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
                      The lower production rates in 2020 and 2021 for the aero engines have continued to challenge the entire supply.  Join manufacturing and supply chain experts as they discuss challenges of all tier levels experiencing liquidity challenges, inventory volatility and talent retention.  Gain insights on the industry dynamics as suppliers deal...

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                        Speaker
                        Alex Krutz
                        Managing Director
                        Patriot Industrial Partners
                        Speaker
                        Bruce Breckenridge
                        CEO
                        Enjet Aero
                        Moderator
                        George Ferguson
                        Senior Aerospace, Defense, and Airline Analyst
                        Bloomberg Intelligence
                        Speaker
                        Julio Ramirez
                        V.P. Sales and Customer Support
                        Global Engine Maintenance, LLC.
                        Speaker
                        Maya Raichelson
                        Vice President, Product Delivery Center Operations
                        Pratt & Whitney
                        Thursday, July 01
                        10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
                        • Thursday, July 01:  10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
                        While the aircraft engine market is expected to recover from the effects of Covid-19, Engine MROs need to prepare for more shop visits with pressure to cut down costs. In this session we will discuss how Engine MROs can achieve the twin objectives by  delivering faster turnaround (TAT) and optimizing...

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                          Moderator
                          Manoj Singh
                          Executive Vice President
                          Ramco
                          Speaker
                          Mark Buongiorno
                          COO
                          Tsunami Tsolutions
                          Speaker
                          Miguel Garcia Braun
                          Associate Director
                          Ramco
                          Speaker
                          Saravanan Rajarajan
                          Director
                          Ramco Systems
                          Thursday, July 01
                          10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
                          • Thursday, July 01:  10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
                          Thursday, July 01
                          11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
                          • Thursday, July 01:  11:15 AM - 12:00 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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                            Speaker
                            Ana Bidarra
                            Engine Shop Planning and Control Manager
                            TAP Portugal
                            Speaker
                            Caroline Vandedrinck
                            SVP Business Development
                            SR Technics
                            Speaker
                            Ron Moure
                            SVP, Sales and Customer Service
                            CTS Engines
                            Speaker
                            Russell Shelton
                            President, Engine Strategy Group
                            GA Telesis
                            Moderator
                            Sean Broderick
                            Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor
                            Aviation Week Network
                            Thursday, July 01
                            12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
                            • Thursday, July 01:  12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
                            The engine supply chain became disrupted during the pandemic. As the industry returns, gone are the days of traditional spreadsheets and business plans. What is this digital “new” normal? How has it changed the way we do business? How do we leverage what we have learned to better prepare for...

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                              Panelist
                              Erik Goedhart
                              SVP, Global Head of Aerospace
                              Kuehne+Nagel
                              Moderator(s)
                              Lee Ann Shay
                              Executive Editor, MRO & Business Aviation
                              Aviation Week Network
                              Speaker
                              Peter Requa
                              Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management for Technical Operations
                              Southwest Airlines
                              Panelist
                              Stratton Borchers
                              President
                              TrueAero
                              Thursday, July 01
                              12:45 PM - 12:50 PM
                              • Thursday, July 01:  12:45 PM - 12:50 PM
                              Speaker
                              Sarah Zilonis
                              Conference Producer
                              Aviation Week Network
                              Thursday, July 01
                              12:50 PM - 2:00 PM
                              • Thursday, July 01:  12:50 PM - 2:00 PM