Conference: September 26-27, 2023
Exhibition: September 27-28, 2023

Go Live! Theater at MRO Asia 2023

The Go Live! Theater at MRO Asia Pacific 2023 will feature innovative content, case studies, and product briefings in the center of all the action – right on the exhibition show floor! The Go Live!

Theater is open to visitors and registered attendees to the exhibition and conference. 

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Wednesday September 27, 2023

Theme: Sustainability and Climate Change

10:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens

11:00 a.m.

Understanding the impacts of climate change on takeoff performance at airports worldwide

Climate change affects the near-surface environmental conditions that prevail at airports worldwide. As the air becomes warmer, air density decreases, which increases the groundspeed and takeoff distance required to lift the same payload. All other things equal, takeoff operations at certain airports will become increasingly constrained.  Thomas D. Pellegrin, Ph.D. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) will present the summary of his doctoral research.

  • Thomas D. Pellegrin, Asia Consulting Leader, IATA

11:15 a.m.

Electric is the future

Understanding electric power to increase sustainability. What new architecture needs to be developed? Understanding the top challenges with electrification: Do we have an industry standard? How do we create a common architecture? What technologies do we leverage? How long will it take electrification to mature to use on aircraft? What standards and commercial elements still need to be explored?

  • Zubair Baig, Associate Director - Electric Propulsion, Pratt and Whitney

11:30 a.m.

ESG: Considerations and Strategies for the Future

How are companies thinking about ESG footprint and how are they looking to strategically reduce it in the coming months?

  • Moderator: Todd Siena, Founder and CEO, Block Aero
  • William Wong, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Singapore Environment Council 
  • Michael Chong, Senior Sustainability Manager APAC, Neste 
  • Katharina Baudouin-Goerlitz, Head of Sustainability APAC, Bollore

12:00 p.m.

Focus on: Industry Trends 
Hosted by Fedex

Take the next step with FedEx aerospace solutions. In the ever-evolving aviation industry, staying ahead of current trends is crucial for success. Our expert panel of aerospace specialists will share valuable insights on the latest trends and developments. As the aviation industry shifts and grows, suppliers and service providers need adaptable and effective solutions that address the changing requirements of customers. This session will explore tailored solutions designed to address the industry’s unique needs.

  • Angie Hong, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, FedEx Express, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
  • Tim French, Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, FedEx Express, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
  • Kenneth McMahon, Managing Director, Sales Solutions & SPS, FedEx Express, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

12:30 p.m.

Challenges to Sustainability

What factors are limiting companies from operating sustainably? How can we overcome these challenges and scale up the use of SAF? How much will sustainability cost, and how will we get there? 

  • Hui Ling Teo, Partner, Reed Smith 
  • Beatrice Cassou, Commercial Director APAC, Titan Leasing


Aircraft End-of-Life Processes

How does parts recycling both benefit and pose risks to the environment? 

  • Allison Nam Hui May, Chief Strategy Officer, Nandina Remanufacturing Pte Lt

1.00 p.m

Go Live! Theater Break

Theme: Focus on! Sessions

1:30 p.m.


Focus on: Forecast Data Blast from Aviation Week Network

Solving Market Questions with Data and Analysis

See and hear how data and analysis can help your business and discover new markets.  Basic data and analysis tools can assist in finding and targeting new markets in your sector.  See Aviation Week experts as they walk through business cases and learn how to use the information to find key market opportunities, isolate data, and more effectively target new business. 

  • Brittany Hill, Manager, Global Client Support, Aviation Week Network
  • Brian Kough, Senior Director, Aerospace Insights, Aviation Week Network

2:00 p.m.

Focus on: Regulation Update

Increasing regulatory requirements: MRO companies must comply with a wide range of regulations and standards, which can be complex and time-consuming to navigate. In addition, the regulatory landscape constantly evolves, and companies must stay current with the latest requirements to remain compliant. What can we expect to see for Asia-Pacific in the next 12 months?

  • Dr Vasudevan S, Senior Director Head – Aviation, Travel & Tourism India and APAC, ICF

2:15 p.m.

Focus on: Improving end-of-lease checks

How are the MROs in Asia dealing with end-of-lease checks for aircraft returns and re-deliveries to lessors? How can we improve this process and ensure all stakeholders have the understanding and readiness when handling these checks

  • Dinesh Hiralol Bohra, CEO, GMR Aero Technik

2:30 p.m.

Focus on: Alternative Solutions for the Stressed MRO 

What pressures are there on the MRO supply chain and what can we do to solve these issues?

  • Daniel Hermann, VP Business Development Middle East & Asia, FTAI Aviation LLC  

2:45 p.m.

Focus on: Hosted Session from MSA S.E. Asia Pte Ltd.

Safe Work at Heights on Aircrafts

MSA Safety has pioneered in the development of a fall protection system that provides the flexibility and features that the aviation industry requires.

In this presentation we will review the solutions available to prevent falls from height during aircraft maintenance and how The WinGrip system can adapt to your needs.

  • Bertrand Challier, FP S&S Segment Manager, MSA Safety 

3:00 p.m.

Future of Flight: How AAM is Ushering in the Third Revolution in Aviation

Learn how advanced air mobility is changing the aviation industry and how it fits into the aviation landscape as we face this next step-change in technology.

  • Rob Mather, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense Industries, IFS 


Focus On: IDCA: The Way Data Will be Shared in the Future

The objective of the Independent Data Consortium for Aviation (IDCA) is to develop data-governance guidelines and standards that will allow participants at all levels of the industry share data in a precompetitive, non-proprietary, manner so that true benefits accrue to all. Issues such as data ownership, the right to share, and usage across all levels of aviation, will be tackled so that data does not become siloed and generates inefficiencies and duplication across the enterprise. Currently based in North America and Europe, IDCA is looking to expand into the Asia Pacific region. 

  • Ravi Rajamani, President, Independent Data Consortium for Aviation

3.30 p.m

Focus On: Diversity in the MRO Industry

How can we diversify the MRO workforce? How have we seen the industry change in terms of diversity in the past few years, and what are the ways in which we can guarantee lesser-represented communities have equal opportunities?

  • Kent Yar, Partner, Boyden

3:45 p.m.

Go Live! Theater End of Day One

5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday September 28, 2023

Theme: Innovation, Digital and New Technology

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30 a.m.

New Technology Panel

Keep up with advancing technology: Modern aircraft are becoming increasingly complex, and maintenance and repair requirements are becoming more sophisticated. As a result, MRO companies must invest in new technologies and train their employees to use them effectively while staying up to date with the latest technologies and how to leverage them in the business.

Moderator: Derwin Sandoval, Head of Maintenance and Engineering, Bassaka Air 

  • Lee Hui Fung, SVP, ST Engineering
  • Trinh Quoc Cuong, Commercial Director, Vietstar Aero Engineering
  • Pandu Dewanamprio, Head of Technical Operations, TBM Aviation

11:00 a.m.

Hosted Session from Ubisense

Closing the data gap by transforming MRO physical space into smart space

MRO providers have lacked a way to track, measure, and control the many physical process flows involved in their business, with most operators having no way to reliably measure current productivity and therefore enable continuous improvement. Until now.

  • Ian Stewart, Innovation Lead, Ubisense 

11:30 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence in Aerospace

What does the use and scope of AI growing mean for aerospace? How and where might it be used today. What are some applications or use cases on the horizon where artificial intelligence can play a role?

  • Jeff N. Smith, Head of Digital Product Programmes, Parker Aerospace

11:45 a.m.

Supply Chain Maintenance: Latin America operators barriers and opportunities in Asia

Latin American cargo airlines and particularly Mexican carriers, are currently exploring business opportunities beyond their traditional North American suppliers and customers. Market dynamics and regulatory requirements have prompted us to venture into the Asian market. The evolving role of Supply Chain teams now entails developing value relationships with Maintenance suppliers, MROs, shops , couriers, and part suppliers with a deep understanding of the Asian and Middle Eastern regions.In our upcoming presentation at the GoLive Theater, we will delve into the key challenges that some Latin airlines have encountered during their expansion efforts in Asia.

  • Eduardo Cedillo, Supply Chain Chief, Mas Air

12:00 p.m.

Hosted Session from BOXERSolutions

Using Digital Physics and AI to Understand Turbomachinery Through-Life Performance

Geometry is the Digital Thread of a product from conception, design, manufacture & on to its through-life journey. Once in service the geometry of components degrades, damaged by exposure to high temperatures, particulates, foreign object ingress, etc..

Our Digital GeometryTM modelling kernel is uniquely able to support through-life geometry degradation, damage & wear to allow a physics-based approach to contribute to MRO via through-life performance prediction. Our geometry model is specifically designed to support the needs of AI thus allowing systematic understanding & management of through-life behaviour to be developed to support the economics underpinning MRO

In our GoLive Theater presentation a range of practical examples will be presented & discussed.

  • Bill Dawes, Chairman & CEO, BOXERSolutions

12:15 p.m.

Collaborating to Improve Digital Readiness 

How can MROs collaborate more with new partners, OEMs and airlines to improve company readiness in the market? 

  • Sebastian Lang, Head of Sales and Customer Development Asia Pacific - Digital Fleet Solutions, Lufthansa Technik

12:30 p.m.

Digital: Step up or fall behind

MROs in Asia-Pacific are either adopting advanced digital solutions for the first time or are replacing outdated digital solutions that are expensive and no longer able to support evolving business models. What digital solutions are available to differentiate yourself and how are you becoming more competitive in terms of offerings? As we drive towards increased digitalization to reduce costs and increase efficiency, what is out there to offer a reduced and reliable turn-around time and differentiated services?

  • Moderator: George Kanterakis, Research & Innovation Director, GMI Aero
  • Calu Pierluigi, Head of AMOS APAC, Swiss Aviation Software
  • Alex Chen, General Manager - Digital, HAECO 
  • Adnan Mansur, Head of Digital and Innovation Services, ADE

1:00 p.m.

Close of Go Live! Theater 2023

3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes