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 MRO & 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.
Speakers
David Bruce

Vice President MRO
DHL Supply Chain
Speaker

Dr Bicky Bhangu

Regional Director South East Asia and Pacific
Rolls-Royce
Speaker

Gary Ong

Senior Manager Engineering
Singapore Airlines Cargo
Speaker

Reg Kenney

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

Ross Wyeth

Regional Head
DHL Express
Speaker

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
Brian Prentice

Partner, Aviation and Aerospace
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.
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
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 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

Kheng Yok SIA

Chief Executive
Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)
Moderator

Sonny Stern

VP Sales and Customer Service
Delta TechOps
Speaker

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 01
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, November 01
Welcome Remarks
Speaker
Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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

David Longridge

VP Services Sales
Boeing
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
Ed Hazelwood

Editor-In-Chief Conferences
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Hafeiz Hassan

Chief Operating Officer
Strand Aerospace Malaysia
Speaker

Kate Schaefer

Group Vice President/Director of Global Supply Chain
Moog
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
Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation
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
Gerardo Hueto

Asst Director, Safety and Flight Operations, Asia-Pacific
IATA
Speaker

Richard Brown

VP
ICF International
Moderator

Rolandos Lazaris

Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division
FAA
Speaker

Sing Kit YUEN

Deputy Head, Continuing Airworthiness – AMO
CAAS
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?
Speakers
Anil Srivastava

Adviser, Infrastructure-Connectivity Vertical and Director General
NITI Aayog (India)
Speaker

Richard Budihadianto

Director SBU Sriwijaya Air Maintenance Facility
PT Sriwijaya Air Group
Speaker

Torbjorn Karlsson

Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry Singapore
Session Leader

Wanda Manoth-Niemoller

Commercial Development Manager
KLM Training Engineering & Maintenance
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

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

Felix Bierwisch

Director Sales Asia
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
Speaker

Matt Jessee

Director, GE/CFM Engines
Aviall Services
Moderator

Mike Rezman

VP Business Development
StandardAero Components Services
Speaker

Steven Taylor

Global Sales Manager
Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S) Aerospace
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
Arun Kashyap

EVP Engineering & Maintenance
SpiceJet
Speaker

Brendon McWilliam

Sr Director, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific
Pratt & Whitney
Speaker

Bruno James

Head of Business Development & Projects
Airbus
Speaker

Chokedee Kaewsang

Deputy Secretary General
Thailand Board of Investment
Speaker

Rahul Shah

SVP Strategic Growth & Business Development Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
AAR Corp.
Moderator

Preparing for India’s Growth (Airline MRO Perspective)
  • Session Number:  5
  • Wednesday, November 01, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
With new aircraft deliveries and increased passenger growth, Air India Engineering Services Ltd will present their expectations and requirements on OEM support and aftermarket vendors to maintain Air India’s changing fleet.  HR Jagannath will share insight into the opportunities and challenges of India’s growing aviation market.
Speaker
H.R. Jagannath

CEO
Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL)
Speaker

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
Moderator

Espen Olsen

Managing Director, Global A&D Sales
IFS Aviation & Defense
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

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
Andrew Thie

VP Technical
Avation PLC
Speaker

Kumar Menon

SVP and Project Manager
GECAS
Speaker

Rob Taylor

SVP & Chief Technical Officer
Apollo Aviation Group
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

Trinh Quoc Cuong

Commercial Director
Vietstar Aero Engineering
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
Airlines’ Panel
  • Session Number:  9
  • Thursday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
A leading panel of Asia Pacific airline executives discuss their strategic MRO approaches and requirements.  They will share their challenges and issues, expectations from the aftermarket, and their considerations on future projects.
Speakers
Catipod Keadmonkong

Heavy Maintenance Department Manager
Thai Airways International
Speaker

Lee Ann Shay

Chief Editor MRO
Aviation Week Network
Moderator

Patrick Neo

SVP Fleet & Technical Management
PT Transnusa Aviation Mandiri
Speaker

Sampath Gajapathy

Director – Technical
AirAsia India Ltd
Speaker

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

Sales Director APAC
SR Technics
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?
Speakers
Basil Papayoti

President
GA Telesis Engine Services
Speaker

Brent Webb

VP Integrated Systems & Technology
CAVU Aerospace
Speaker

Brian Kough

Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Aviation Week Intelligence Network
Speaker

David Rushe

Director, Sales & Marketing
Magellan Aviation Group
Speaker

Norbert Marx

General Manager
GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
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 today’s connected aircraft? This session will focus on having the right IT security processes and techniques for the E-enabled aircraft, use of big data to enhance productivity, IT training, support requirements and more.
Speakers
Ashwani Sharma

VP Engineering and Quality Manager
Air Costa
Speaker

David Longridge

VP Services Sales
Boeing
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?
Speakers
Gagan Jacobs

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

Patrick Neo

SVP Fleet & Technical Management
PT Transnusa Aviation Mandiri
Speaker

Roger Tan Phui Liang

Manager, Maintenance Operations
Scoot
Speaker

Tohru Saito

Managing Director/GM, Association of Air Transport Engineering and Research
Japan Airlines
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

Jonathan Berger

Managing Director
Alton Aviation
Moderator

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
Chung MAK

Aviation Advisor to President & Vice Commanding Officer Aerotropolis Project
S.F. Express Co. Ltd.
Speaker

Frank Bodenhage

President & CEO
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai
Speaker

Rob Higby

CEO
TurbineAero, Inc.
Moderator

Tony Shen

Director of Engines – Asia
AJW
Speaker

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