Conference: September 20-22, 2022
Exhibition: September 21-22, 2022

Go Live! Theater @ MRO Asia 2022

The Go Live! Theater at MRO Asia 2022 features innovative sessions, case studies, and product briefings covering the hottest topics and industry trends, right in the center of all the action on the exhibition show floor! 

All Go Live! Theater content takes place in the MRO Asia-Pacific Exhibit Hall and is free to attend for all visitors to the show. 

Day 1 - Wednesday 21st September 2022: Key Themes - Digital, Data, New Technology and Innovation

10:45 a.m.

A roadmap for sustainability 

Making your company and operations more sustainable is a societal imperative and absolutely necessary to the future of your business but what are the costs and how can it be a long-term viable business strategy? Can we get a realistic roadmap for SAF if this is a finite resource? What are the investment and operating costs? OEMs and airlines have been most vocal about their plans and strategies – what about the MROs? Should we be focused on how our organisations can improve or what we should do more collaboratively? 

  • Moderator: Abhimanyu (Abhi) Bhuchar, Partner, Oliver Wyman
  • Iain Rodger, Managing Director, Singapore, GE Aviation 
  • Sarah Ong, International Sustainability Senior Manager, UPS
  • Hui Ling Teo, Senior Lawyer, Green and Sustainable Finance Professional, Milbank

11:15 a.m.

Operational experience after deployment of the next-generation eTLB

Wizz Air recently introduced the AVIATAR electronic Technical Logbook (eTLB) and will share its experience switching to a fully digital CAMO approved by EASA. See how one of the fastest growing ULCCs enables flight crews to directly interact with the airlines' MCC and maintenance representatives using the application on an iPad. Diogo Reu, Wizz Air's Head of Maintenance and Engineering, will present his thoughts on the digital roadmap and how change is managed during the roll-out of the next generation eTLB. 

  • Speaker: Diogo Reu, Head of Maintenance and Engineering, Wizz Air

11:45 a.m.

Case study: Digital tech ops

  • Speaker: Philip Mende, VP Digital Fleet Solutions, Lufthansa Technik

12:15 p.m.

Local shops, local supply chains – Post-pandemic re-regionalisation

Speaker: Darren Wiggins, Senior VP and GM Asia-Pacific, Meggitt Aviation

12:45 p.m.

Regional innovation Top of the class: Who in the region is pushing ahead with new technology and innovation? Where is Asia-Pacific driving change? What technology is on the market to amplify what the workforce can do? How has technology changed the operations landscape and enhanced operational readiness?

  • Adnan Mansur, Head of Digital & Innovation, Asia Digital Engineering
  • Pandu Dewanamprio, Head – Technical Operations, TBM Aviation
  • Samuel Chauffaille, Global Head, Drone Autonomous Systems, H3 Dynamics

1:15 p.m.

Presentation from Women in Aviation International Singapore Chapter

1:30 p.m.

Innovation in component repair technologies

  • Speaker: Nicole Tibbetts, Chief Manufacturing Engineer for Repair, GE Aviation



2:30 p.m.

Demonstration of frictionless and trusted aircraft maintenance interactions 
Hosted by SITA for Aircraft

SITA has been collaborating with its founding members for the launch in 2023 of a blockchain platform addressing end to end process and information exchange gaps in the aircraft life cycle. This presentation covers ambition, status of the initiative, and how the Industry can realize immediate benefits, one example being the Inventory Exchange prototyped in collaboration with Ramco Systems. 

  • Speakers: Saravanan Rajarajan, Director, Aviation Consulting, Ramco Systems
  • Pierre-Yves Benain, Business Innovation, SITA for Aircraft

3:00 p.m.

MRO data & digital optimization

The presence of a growing volume of data being made available has laid the foundation for the use of analytics in aviation, with the pandemic accelerating the drive to use this data for optimization. Operators looking to optimize their operations while improving their overall competitiveness have taken the opportunity during the pandemic to hasten their digital transformation efforts but they have faced multiple challenges while doing so. This session will provide an overview of data and the platforms that are permeating the aviation and MRO industry, and the potential benefits they can bring. Key trends in this space will be explored, including the drivers that underpin these trends.

  • Speaker: Josh Ng, Director, Alton Aviation 

3:30 p.m.

Engine trading in the digital age 
Hosted by Aeroxchange

Aeroxchange recently launched AeroCompass, a new web-based solution that streamlines the engine trading process by providing unprecedented transparency and removing obstacles that stall asset evaluations and purchasing decisions. Discover how Aeroxchange is expanding its platform’s ecosystem to support trading complex assets, such as engines, APUs and landing gear.

  • Speaker: Albert Koszarek, President & CEO, Aeroxchange


MRO case study: Vietnam

An overview of the MRO market in Vietnam including the opportunities and challenges, upcoming projects and engaging with how MRO in Vietnam can gain a competitive edge over other countries in the region.

  • Speaker: Trinh Quoc Cuong, Commercial Director, Vietstar Aero Engineering

Day 2 - Thursday 22nd September 2022: Key Themes - Sustainability, Regulation and Supply Chain

11:00 a.m.

MRO manpower cost in the region - an overview comparison

One of the most common questions in the dealings within the MRO business is “what is the manhour rate?” and in the ever-competitive talent and human capital world is “what is the pay like?”. Are MRO’s capturing all the (and like for like) cost in computing their manhour rates? A session looking at the rates within the region.

  • Speaker: Amrul Zeflin Anim, Senior Advisor, PwC Malaysia
12:00 p.m.

Supply chain challenges 

Global events, increased turn-around times, rising freight costs and capacity shortages, parts and material supply: What are the most significant supply chain challenges and how do we expect these to impact market players and costs? What is the role of technology? What can be done to mitigate the delays and how long can we expect these challenges to impact operations and the market?

  • Speakers: Kashish Kohli, Group Chief Financial Officer, Sanad
  • Kin Chong, EVP, Business Coordination Division, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp