MRO Asia-Pacific

October 31 - November 2 2017
Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre
Singapore

All-Access Agenda

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
Customer Centric Innovation: Linking Mx & Engineering Output to Customer Satisfaction
Sponsored by:   DHL
Airlines focus on improving the customer experience to differentiate themselves from the competition and drive loyalty.  Improved WiFi and IFE offerings are a good example. One of the futures of CCI lies in linking MRO and engineering output directly to customer satisfaction. Today’s supply chain solutions have vastly improved so that the right part is in the right place at the right time. In the near future, carriers may want to give passengers means to report a defect so that it can be fixed rapidly and then responded back to that customer. This will impact the supply chain and MROs. Learn how to make customer centricity a differentiator in your business, be it airline, supplier or and MRO.
Speaker
Reg Kenney

President Engineering & Manufacturing Sector
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Seminar Leader

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
Chairman's Address - Pace of Change Required in MRO: Partnering to Solve Problems & Opportunities for Automation
The challenges of maintaining a cost-effective fleet require new thinking in how to partner effectively with suppliers to solve problems and realize opportunities.  With the increasing pace of change in the digital economy, there are a multitude of opportunities to consider automation, data analysis and other advanced techniques.  How can we embrace the art of the possible and bring to bear the full value of the digital revolution?
Speaker
Andrew Hewitt

Head of Engineering Contracts & Leasing, Aircraft Leasing
Air New Zealand
Chairman

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31
MRO Asia-Pacific 10-Year Market Analyses
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Leading aviation analysts examine current status and upcoming trends of the Asia-Pacific MRO market and aviation industries, including challenges and opportunities for the future, both in domestic and global markets.  Forecasts will have concentration on Asia and its segmented markets, including China, India, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific.
Speakers
David Stewart

Partner
Oliver Wyman/CAVOK
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Speaker

Succeeding in a More for Less World
As manufacturing grows in Asia companies are finding they are competing in a new Best-Cost or More for Less World. This puts more pressure on the need for high quality while at the same time delivering the goods at a lower cost. Easier in Low Cost Countries given that lower wages no longer directly translates to low skills. We’ll take a strong look at what the 2nd and 3rd tier suppliers need to know in order to profit and make the grade.
Speakers
John Teager

Managing Director
RUAG Australia
Speaker

Subhranshu Sekhar Das

VP & Practice Head, Aerospace, Defense & Security Practice, Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan
Speaker

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday, October 31
China and India: Asian Supply Chain 2.0
This session will look directly at the experience of the aerospace supply chain as it has existed in India and China and how it is evolving. Gone are the days of pure labor arbitrage and sourcing driven solely by offsets. Here are the days of Asian suppliers competing in new ways for the business of the OEM.
Speaker
Vivek Saxena

Managing Director
Advisory Aerospace OSC
Speaker

MRO State of the Industry Panel
  • Session Number:  1
  • Tuesday, October 31, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) MRO market continues to show healthy growth, with increasing international investments and partnerships, government support, and more aircraft deliveries. Competitive edge and buying power will attract new players in the market – how will these affect MRO strategies going forward?  What economic factors are impacting and changing the APAC region?  What capabilities are necessary to sustain this growth and momentum?
Speakers
Chye Kiat Ang

EVP Aircraft Maintenance and Modification
ST Aerospace
Speaker

James Barrington

Group Director Airframe Services
HAECO
Speaker

Sonny Stern

VP Sales, MRO Services
Delta TechOps
Speaker

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
Future of Commercial Aviation - Forecast
A financial analyst will share major market trends in commercial aviation in Asia-Pacific, as well as the flow of liquidity. How long will the funds from financiers and investors continue to flow? Also, major OEMs will provide a detailed commercial aircraft forecast for the region.
Speakers
Bert van Leeuwen

Managing Director Aviation Research
DVB Bank SE
Speaker

Randy Tinseth

Vice President, Marketing
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Wednesday, November 01
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
Developing Asia’s Manufacturing EcoSystem
Asia is a different landscape for aerospace manufacturing than many Western companies are use to. But manufacturing will grow here in line with the the demand for more and more aircraft. This session will be a Case Study on what it takes for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to establish an aerospace supplier ecosystem in a world where tier two and three companies abound. How do these companies and shops get approved, certified. What are the potential pitfalls and hardest challenges for the OEM?  Conversely what are the problems confronting mid-tier and lower-tier suppliers when they want to become part of that supply chain.
Speakers
Ivo Brook

Senior Conference Editor
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Kate Schaefer

General Manager Commercial Aircraft
MOOG Aircraft Group
Speaker

Rahul Kashyap

Program Director
Strand Aerospace Malaysia
Speaker

Engine Forecast and Industry Trends
In China and Asia Pacific we see competition between MROs continuing to increase, especially in China where more and more engines are entering the market. Are cost savings from low oil prices being offset by cost reductions to maintain competitiveness? What strategies are being utilised in the face of challenging margins? Attend this session to assess the challenges for MROs, look for innovative segments and new technology in the engine aftermarket and engage with strategies and opportunities to capitalise on growth.
Speaker
Jose Caballero

Senior Director, Asia Operations
UTC Aerospace Systems
Speaker

Regulatory Briefing
  • Session Number:  3
  • Wednesday, November 01, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
A panel of regulators will discuss major issues in the APAC region, such as multi-national cooperation; ICAO initiative to standardize the regulatory requirements; regulations; supporting digital workflow; compliance challenges and more.
Speakers
Edward YEO

Head of Continuing Airworthiness
CAAS
Speaker

Tim Shaver

Manager - Aircraft Maintenance Division
FAA
Speaker

Workforce Needed for Asia Pacific’s Growth
  • Session Number:  4
  • Wednesday, November 01, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
With Asia-Pacific’s growing fleet and competitive MRO market, the challenge of recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce has become an even greater issue. Is the APAC aviation workforce trained and certified properly to stay competitive in a global market? How can certification approaches and the regulatory environment can be improved to address the manpower challenge?
Speaker
Pierre Bonaria

Training Program General Manager
AFI KLM E&M
Speaker

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Wednesday, November 01
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
Advanced Manufacturing: Process & Tech
What are the latest management methods being employed to drive the aerospace factory of the future in Asia. Getting to “Smart” and beyond.
Speakers
Jose Caballero

Senior Director, Asia Operations
UTC Aerospace Systems
Speaker

Lee Brough

Manufacturing Executive, Fan Blade Facility
Rolls-Royce Singapore
Speaker

Data-Driven MRO – The Cathay Pacific Airways Case Study
  • Session Number:  5
  • Wednesday, November 01, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
A new era of connectivity is here. Maximizing on the Internet of Things (IoT), Cathay Pacific partnered with Honeywell to use connectivity and data analytics to improve maintenance operations and reduce equipment downtime. Predictive-maintenance demonstrated a 35% reduction in inoperative equipment and a significant reduction in operational disruptions, while producing a false-positive rate of less than 1%.
Speakers
Brian Davis

VP Airlines, Asia Pacific Region
Honeywell
Speaker

Philippe Christol

Technical Services Manager – Powerplants
Cathay Pacific Airways
Speaker

Maintenance for Mature Engines
Maintenance for older engines and more mature equipment is of key importance to the aftermarket, what creative and flexible solutions should be considered? What opportunities related to aging engines are out there as low oil prices slow retirements? What new technology and enhanced processes for cost reduction on legacy engines should we be looking at and planning for? Attend to engage with possible strategies that could enable a more fluid phasing out of the mature fleet with minimum impact to stakeholders.
Speakers
Basil Papayoti

President
GA Telesis Engine Services
Speaker

Mike Rezman

VP Business Development
StandardAero Components Services
Speaker

Sami Ben-Kraiem

Senior Director Sales, Middle East/North Africa
MTU Maintenance
Speaker

New MRO Markets and Networks
  • Session Number:  6
  • Wednesday, November 01, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Asian MRO industry’s expansion has led to new MRO opportunities and networks developing in less traditional markets, such as Airbus developing MRO capabilities in Taiwan in cooperation with China Airlines.  This session will explore the MRO landscape in these emerging markets/regions, and discuss potential partnership and network opportunities.
Speakers
Ajarin Pattanapanchai

Deputy Secretary General
Thailand Board of Investment
Speaker

Bruno James

Head of Business Development & Projects
Airbus
Speaker

Kevin Kirkpatrick

Executive Director, Aftermarket Operations, Asia
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Rahul Shah

SVP & Managing Director Middle East, Africa and India Operations
AAR Corp.
Moderator

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, November 01
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
Disruptive Innovation: Transformation in a bottle?
The power of digitalization is driving innovative technology in many areas that directly impacts aerospace manufacturing. We will explore the latest trends in such technologies as robotics, additive manufacturing, virtual reality and big-data analytics. How might they speed development, reduce costs and reduce time to market. What are the challenges to implementation?
Speakers
Andrew Gridley

Associate Director
Aviation Services Research Centre
Speaker

Dr Stephen O'Brien

Director of Operations
Aviation Services Research Centre
Speaker

Eric Beauregard

VP Executive
AV&R
Speaker

Latest Tech Applications in MRO
  • Session Number:  8
  • Wednesday, November 01, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
What will the MRO Shop of the Future look like? What new technologies will be used?  Learn trends and updates on technologies changing today’s aviation maintenance.  What will be the opportunities to adopt, integrate and apply these innovative capabilities?
Speakers
Arun Chhabra

CEO
8tree
Speaker

Cyrille Schwob

Head of Research & Technology Development APAC
Airbus Singapore
Speaker

R.H. Chalapathy

Global Head – Solution Advisory and Innovation Aviation Business Unit
Ramco Systems
Speaker

Sherwin Wang

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Tsunami AR/VR
Speaker

Sunny Mirchandani

General Manager
HAECO Spirit AeroSystems
Moderator

Lessors’ Panel
  • Session Number:  7
  • Wednesday, November 01, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session will analyze the changing dynamics of the Asia Pacific leasing market, new trends in leasing contracts, and better lease management strategies.
Speakers
Kumar Menon

SVP and Project Manager
GECAS
Speaker

Vishok Mansingh

CEO
CAV Aero Services
Moderator

New Engine Strategies
As new engine types entering the narrowbody segment are powering more aircraft, how do we prepare for a decline in the number of engine shop visits and change in maintenance requirements? What impact has advances in on-wing maintenance and repair had on maintenance cost schedules? What external or internal factors place pressure on planning maintenance activity and is a low price in the short term given precedence over a more comprehensive, long term perspective on planning in context of and with consideration for the entire fleet?
Speakers
Jacopo Lucioli

Marketing Services Manager
Safran Aircraft Engines
Speaker

Paul Finklestein

Director - Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Vivek Saxena

Managing Director
Advisory Aerospace OSC
Moderator

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 02
Registration Open
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
Low-Cost Carriers’ Panel
  • Session Number:  9
  • Thursday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Back by popular demand, a panel of Asia Pacific LCC executives share their non-traditional MRO approaches and requirements to meet their more rigorous, low-fare flight operations.
Predictive Analytics for Engine MRO
The analytics evolution in the aftermarket has massive implications for engine MRO and how maintenance activity is planned, executed, and ideally, prevented. If data analytics can be used to prevent unplanned engine removal and increase gaps between scheduled maintenance intervals this can allow massive cost savings and increased reliability. What needs to be put in place to facilitate these advancements in individual organisations? Can we get too far ahead of ourselves and remove an ‘at risk’ engine before a fault can even be found? Are other parts of the process aligned to ensure optimal used of data and analytics?
Speakers
Aniello Cellini

Former Sr. Manager Powerplant Engineering & Fleet Management
Batam Aero Technic (Lion Group)
Speaker

Chris Murray

Digital Data Services Executive
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Ricardo Gentil P Costa

General Manager
Sichuan Services Aero-Engine Maintenance Co.
Speaker

Ryan Chapin

Executive Manager - Digital Services Solutions
GE Aviation
Speaker

Retirements Forecast / Parting Out
  • Session Number:  10
  • Thursday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Hear the latest updates and trends on the retirement forecast and how that will impact the parts market. What factors are impacting retirement schedules today? Although part-outs/ teardowns are a profitable business model, space constraints in the APAC region make it very challenging. What are parking and storage options in the region?
Speaker
Jason Reed

President
GA Telesis Component Solutions Group
Speaker

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 02
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 02
Break / Room Change
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
IT Strategies to Maximize on e-Enabled Aircraft
  • Session Number:  12
  • Thursday, November 02, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Is your IT ready for the today’s connected aircraft? This session will focus on the having the right IT security processes and techniques for the E-enabled aircraft, use of big data to enhance productivity, IT training and support requirements and more.
Speakers
Ashwani Sharma

VP Engineering and Quality Manager
Air Costa
Speaker

Mark Hayman

CEO
Aviation Services Research Centre
Moderator

Ravinder Pal Singh

Chief Information Officer
TATA SIA Airlines
Speaker

The Airline Insight Panel
Listen to the airline perspective on expectations and requirements for their fleet and engine needs. What do they want and expect from MROs? How can they be better supported to enable them to reduce risks and costs, improve efficiency and work better with their suppliers? What is on their remits for the months ahead? The next generation engines are more efficient, what do the operators anticipate for this new landscape? Will there be a power balance shift and how will stakeholder relationships change in the years ahead?
Speaker
Gagan Jacobs

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

The Evolving Aviation Supply Chain
  • Session Number:  11
  • Thursday, November 02, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
As the aircraft and fleets evolve, how will the MRO supply chain change in the next few years?  New collaborations and service solutions are diversifying supply chain options. Learn how to determine the right supply chain strategy for you.
Speakers
Andrew Hewitt

Head of Engineering Contracts & Leasing, Aircraft Leasing
Air New Zealand
Speaker

Augustine Tai

Services & Support Director, Commercial Aviation
Embraer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Speaker

Deepak Sharma

President, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions - Commercial
AAR Corporation
Speaker

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 02
Break / Room Change
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, November 02
Collaborations & Consolidations
Strategic partnerships are a great business opportunity in today’s fast-changing aviation market. In recent years, there have been many new MRO projects in Asia Pacific. However, these alliances can also be risky investments with opposing benefit expectations. Having the right partnerships and collaborations between airlines, OEMs and MROs is crucial to financial success. Learn best practices from successful APAC MRO ventures, and see how they are shaping tomorrow’s MRO marketplace.  
Speakers
Frank Bodenhage

President & CEO
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai
Speaker

Tony Shen

Director, Engine Services
AJW China
Speaker

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 02