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

Wednesday, January 26
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Wednesday, January 26
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wednesday, January 26
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
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Speaker
Tom Broughton

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
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Wednesday, January 26
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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What is the economic picture across The Americas? Does a US domestic flight recovery inspire confidence for the wider region? Assessing revenue passenger kilometres across the region; what is the current picture? Taking stock of ‘the new normal’, what level of confidence and travel will we see in 2022?
Speaker
John Mowry

Managing Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
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Wednesday, January 26
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
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Looking back at previous exogenous shocks of 9/11 and the 2007/8 financial crisis, what did the leasing community learn this time around? Were there any mistakes repeated and what innovative solutions emerged to aid the recovery? What lessons should we take forward? Looking further ahead, what will the impact of...
Speakers
Mike Stengel

Senior Associate
AeroDynamic Advisory
Moderator

David Lee

Managing Director, Economic & Market Research
Airlines for America
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George Ferguson

Senior Analyst Aerospace/Defense & Airlines
Bloomberg Intelligence
Speaker

Marjan Riggi

Senior Managing Director, Aviation, Transportation, and Commercial Finance
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
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Reid Antonacchio

Director, Sales Banks & Lessors, Americas
Lufthansa Technik
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Wednesday, January 26
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speakers
Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO
Aviation Week Network
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Ron Baur

President
Azorra Aviation
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Wednesday, January 26
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 26
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
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What green time engine strategies can we expect to see from operators in the coming months? Which engines will be in demand? Which parts and engines are anticipated to be in short supply? What do the airlines need? Can partners provide support by offering more flexible and tailored solutions, how...
Speakers
Derek Costanza

Partner
Oliver Wyman
Moderator

Carl Glover

VP Sales & Marketing, Americas
AAR Aviation Services Group
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Mark Yerger

SVP Technical Operations
FedEx Express
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Tommy Hughes

President and CEO
VAS Aero Services
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Wednesday, January 26
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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Breaking down the key lease structures, what are the driving forces behind the different arrangements? How can operators better understand this side of the business, to encourage better transactions and more flexibility? Does the post-covid recovery provide an opportunity to revisit more innovative and boutique leasing arrangements?
Speakers
Richard Furey

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
Moderator

Chris Luke

SVP of Leasing
TrueAero
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Danilo Horninck

Engine Fleet Manager
Azul Brazilian Airlines
Speaker

Geoffrey Alexander

Managing Partner
Flight Lease
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Les Cronin

VP Marketing & Sales, USA
MTU Maintenance
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Wednesday, January 26
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
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Wednesday, January 26
3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 3:40 PM - 4:25 PM
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With the 50% leasing barrier set to be broken in the coming years, what steps must lessors take to meet these funding requirements? Will there be increased reliance on capital markets? How do appraisers see the current climate and what is their perspective on potentially inflated asset values? Looking more...
Speakers
Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Bryson Monteleone

Senior Advisor, Aviation Finance Advisory Services
PwC
Speaker

Nicholas  Pastushan

Executive Director
Riveron
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Ronald Epstein

Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense
BofA Global Research
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Stuart Rubin

VP and Managing Director, Aviation
ICF
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Wednesday, January 26
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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Reviewing transactions during the last 18 months, what kinds of mid-lease negotiations have had to take place? What lessons have been learned from these discussions? What are the biggest concerns from operators when leasing engines and how can the market help alleviate those concerns? Candidly, what would each party wish...
Speakers
Kevin VanDenBerg

SVP, Asset Management
Aero Capital Solutions
Moderator

Colin Donohoe

Director Heavy Maintenance and Business Partner Relations
JetBlue
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Ken Newton

SCM Engine & Lease Mgmt Director
Alaska Airlines
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Sonny Stern

VP, Sales, Marketing & Contracts
Delta TechOps Services Group
Speaker

Vern Titcomb

Director – Analytics and Underwriting
GA Telesis
Speaker

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Wednesday, January 26
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
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Wednesday, January 26
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, January 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Thursday, January 27
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday, January 27
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Thursday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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Speaker
Tom Broughton

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
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Thursday, January 27
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM

  • Thursday, January 27, 9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
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Over the course of 2021, millions of workers have left their jobs for a variety of reasons. This recent phenomenon, called "The Great Resignation," poses particular challenges to the recovery of the aviation industry in a post-pandemic world. By its very nature, aviation requires significant investments in time and training of workers...
Speaker
Vesa Paukkeri

CEO
CTS Engines
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Thursday, January 27
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM

  • Thursday, January 27, 9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
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Brian Kough

Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Aviation Week Network
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Thursday, January 27
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

  • Thursday, January 27, 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
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Immediately following the forecast, what are the panel’s reactions to the data presented? How do they see fleet recoveries taking shape through 2022 and what will be the most significant drivers of retirements, new engine deliveries and teardowns? What do they feel OEM build rates and expectations will look like?...
Speakers
Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Bob Matson

VP, Technical Services & Engine Programs
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Speaker

Bruce Breckenridge

CEO
Enjet Aero
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Caroline Vandedrinck

SVP Business Development
SR Technics
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Raman Ramanathan

Partner
Ernst & Young
Speaker

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Thursday, January 27
10:55 AM - 11:30 AM


Thursday, January 27
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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With operators generally holding onto assets there is a lot of speculation around pricing and subsequent asset values. With a bow-wave of materials still expected, what will be the impact down the value chain? Many stakeholders are on hold to see which engines come for breakdown and when. What impact,...
Speakers
Brian Schmidt

North America Practice Team Leader
Patriot Industrial Partners
Moderator

Eric-Jan (EJ) Schmidt

Global Head of Marketing
ILS
Speaker

Horacio Repetto

GEAM General Manager
GE Aviation
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Hunter Edens

Senior Director Asset Management
Aero Capital Solutions
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James Bennett

Commercial Director
AerFin
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Thursday, January 27
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Thursday, January 27
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Overhauling aircraft engines is a complex and competitive business involving independent providers, OEMs and airline-owned shops offering in-house and third party services.  The complex nature of the engine teardown, repair and reassembly process lends itself well to computer automation.  This presentation will review the business drivers and priorities for engine...
Speaker
Matt Medley

Industry Director - A&D Manufacturing
IFS
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Thursday, January 27
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
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There are multiple factors which have the potential to cause bottlenecks in shop visit schedules, but two of the most prevalent are unreliable supply chains and workforce considerations. Taking each of these in turn, what are the strategies and measures that MROs must employ to reduce the disruption to their...
Speakers
Angela Garber

VP Sales
CTS Engines
Moderator

Aileen Barton

Director of Services Marketing
GE Aviation
Speaker

Ana Bidarra

Engine Shop Planning and Control Manager
TAP Portugal
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Frank Haberkamp

VP Repair Services
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
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Tommy Mitchell

President
iAero Thrust
Speaker

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Thursday, January 27
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
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With new engine types coming to the market, what capabilities have MROs invested in to ensure a smooth induction for customers? In hindsight, what lessons can be offered about newer engine types? What, if any, were the operational challenges and entry into service issues? Looking ahead to the next-generation of...
Speakers
Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Julio Ramirez

V.P. Sales and Customer Support
Global Engine Maintenance, LLC.
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Sebastian Torhorst

Head of Sales Engine Services, Americas
Lufthansa Technik
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Sonny Stern

VP, Sales, Marketing & Contracts
Delta TechOps Services Group
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Thursday, January 27
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Thursday, January 27
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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With a broad range of digital products on the market, both third party and in-house, what are the implementation and training considerations for digital products. Ultimately, what can engineers and business leaders do with this data? How can the technology best be harnessed to drive efficiencies and event grow the...
Speakers
Christopher Sherman

Director
Alton Aviation Consultancy
Moderator

Joseph Galko

Director of Professional Services
Continuum Applied Technologies
Speaker

Paula Hay

Vice President, Operations Modernization
Collins Aerospace
Speaker

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Thursday, January 27
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM
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What the Aerospace Industry can today to start decarbonizing the engine supply chain – and how much does it cost? What are the available technologies to calculate, reduce, offset and decarbonize your footprint. The latest technology and types of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, it`s availability and costs.
Speakers
Marcelo Riso

Global Aerospace Product Manager
Kuehne + Nagel
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Peter Mueller

Director Air Logistics – Aerospace
Kuehne + Nagel
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Thursday, January 27
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Thursday, January 27, 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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Thursday, January 27
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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Friday, January 28
8:00 AM - 12:45 PM

  • Friday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
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Friday, January 28
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

  • Friday, January 28, 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
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Speaker
Tom Broughton

Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Friday, January 28
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

  • Friday, January 28, 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM
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Examining how eVTOL technology brings value in a network model, and how United is paving the way to be an industry leader in innovation 
Speaker
Edward Espiritu

Senior Manager, United Airlines Ventures and Corporate Development
United Airlines
Speaker

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Friday, January 28
9:25 AM - 10:05 AM

  • Friday, January 28, 9:25 AM - 10:05 AM
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Looking into the production and infrastructure costs of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), what strategies can be used to meet industry wide emissions targets? Given the state support industry has received throughout the crisis, are there green strings attached? What is the role of state subsidies moving forwards? What is the...
Speakers
Mike McCurdy

Managing Director - Energy Advisory
ICF
Moderator

Lisa Newman-Wise

Senior Manager and Chief of Staff, Sustainability & Climate Change
Deloitte
Speaker

Sean Bradshaw

Fellow, Sustainable Propulsion
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

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Friday, January 28
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Friday, January 28, 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
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With increased pricing pressure on parts, there is growing recovery in the discussion around PMA. What is the view of airlines and lessors on this potential growth area? What is the outlook for upcoming and future generations of engines? From a documentation and standards point of view, how can industry...
Speakers
Jim Holmes

President & Owner
Palm Aero Advisors LLC
Moderator

Gal Rosenberg

VP Sales & Marketing
Turbine Controls Inc
Speaker

Patrick Markham

Vice President Technical Services
HEICO
Speaker

Rod Sands

VP Engineering & Certification
Jet Parts Engineering
Speaker

Rudy Bryce

President & CEO
CFM Materials
Speaker

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Friday, January 28
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Friday, January 28, 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
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While the aircraft engine overhaul market is expected to recover from the effects of Covid-19, engine MROs are expected to provide more flexible work scopes, operate more efficiently to reduce turnaround time, and maintain margins. In this session, we will discuss how engine MROs can achieve these goals by leveraging...
Speakers
Michael Clark

Principal Solution Advisor
Ramco Systems
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Pierre Carpentier

AVP Digital Technologies & Partnerships
Cyient
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Friday, January 28
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM


Friday, January 28
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Friday, January 28, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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This time is assigned for round table discussions. Each table will have a moderator and attendees will have time to engage, network, share ideas and learn from eachother. Discussions will run for approximatley thirty minutes and we encourage you to follow up conversations with further networking and business card exchange. Round...
Speakers
Edward Espiritu

Senior Manager, United Airlines Ventures and Corporate Development
United Airlines
Discussion Leader

Eric-Jan (EJ) Schmidt

Global Head of Marketing
ILS
Discussion Leader

Ian Taylor

VP Repair Sales
MB Aerospace
Discussion Leader

Joseph Galko

Director of Professional Services
Continuum Applied Technologies
Discussion Leader

Les Cronin

VP Marketing & Sales, USA
MTU Maintenance
Discussion Leader

Ron Moure

SVP, Sales and Customer Service
CTS Engines
Discussion Leader

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Friday, January 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Friday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday, January 28
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Friday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The team at CTS Engines will host delegates from the conference at their engine MRO facility on the afternoon of Friday 28 January. Buses will depart the hotel at 2pm and arrive back at 5pm. Refreshments will be provided.  Please note registration for the tour is now closed, for more information click...

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