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CONFERENCE AGENDA

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  Flight Operations IT track

  MRO / M&E IT track

  Interactive sessions - delegate participation encouraged 

The agenda includes keynote presentations, case studies, interactive workshops, and IT Vendor Showcases all delivered by airlines, aircraft operators, OEMs, MROs, Consultants, Regulators and IT Vendors to provide delegates with varied and interesting insights into the key topics in this constantly evolving aviation sector.  The presentations and topics below are subject to change prior to the conference.

Speaker Include: Malindo Air, Airfast Indonesia, Air France Industries, AAR Corp, Boeing, EGAT, Etihad, Thai Airways, and lots more...

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, 10th October 2017 

08:00 - 08:55

BREAKFAST -- DELEGATE REGISTRATION -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

08:55 - 09:00

Chairman's opening remarks

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

(Main Conference room)

09:00 - 09:30

MRO Case Study - Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) - Counting Beans and Tightening Bolts: Seamless Integration in Aviation MRO
In this case study EGAT outline their MRO / M&E system selection and implementation project. It highlights the seamless integration of all critical MRO solutions and information into the new system.

Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (EGAT)

09:30 - 10:00

MRO Case Study - AAR Corp: Increasing Connection with your customer - Efficiency through MRO IT
AAR Corp has used IT technology for many years to create efficiencies within their MRO operations. AAR has recently taken the next step to create connectivity to their customers through the implementation of systems to integrate the customer, OEM and MRO in an end to end electronic process, thereby creating a close, connected collaboration with the customer. This presentation will discuss how AAR is deploying technology in maintenance that improves efficiency, allows expedited communication with the MRO customer, integrate MRO, Customer and OEM data to enable reduced aircraft check TAT and improved control over work processes.

Andy Schmidt, Senior Vice President, AAR Corp
Dinakara Nagalla, CEO, EmpowerMX

10:00 - 10:30

Airline MRO Case Study: Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) - Latest Technology Updates: Blockchain in Aviation
Blockchain is believed to the be next big technological advance that could impact multiple industries including Aviation. In this presentation AFI KLM E&M will outline its innovation focus through the work happening at The MRO Lab in Singapore, and cover the reasons and benefits of the current Blockchain focus. You will see that Blockchain is a decentralized digital database of transactions that can be programmed to record virtually everything of value including parts and components.

Mathieu Gimenez, Innovator at the MRO Lab Singapore, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance

10:30 - 11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room)

FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK

(Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case Study: Thomas Cook Airlines - Electronic TechLog (ETL / ELB) Integration
Now that more and more airlines and aircraft operators are either using or considering using an Electronic TechLog (ETL / ELB), this case study presentation given by world leading leisure airline Thomas Cook Group flying with an ETL, outlines the importance of integrating the system with other key airline software solutions and best practice on how this is achieved.  Thomas Cook outlines how the ETL is benefitting its operations companywide with increases in efficiency.

Nick Phillips, Line Maintenance London Gatwick, Thomas Cook Airlines

11:15 - 12:00
Vendor Showcase: Fuel Efficiency / Management Solutions
Your chance to quickly find out about all the major Fuel Efficiency / Management Software Solutions on the market.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 8 minute showcase of their solutions including: Fuel Efficiency / Management product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Sheorey Digital Systems
2)  Safran Aircraft Engines
3)  Safety Line
4)  OpenAirlines
5)  Boeing
6)  Honeywell


12:00 - 12:45
Vendor Showcase: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) - Part 1
Your chance to quickly find out about all the major EFB Software & Hardware Solutions on the market.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: EFB product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Avionics Support Group (ASG)
2)  Sheorey Digital Systems
3)  ViaSat

4)  GigSky

5)  UTC Aerospace Systems
6)  Flatirons Jouve

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study:  Jazz Aviation - Paperless Maintenance Processes including Electronic Task Cards and Production Control
In this case study Jazz Aviation outline their successful paperless maintenance program and focus on some key aspects such as Electronic Task Cards and Production Control, all linked to their main M&E Software System.

John Hensel, Manager Business Services Portfolio for MTCE and SQE, Jazz Aviation

12:15 - 12:45
Airline Case Study: Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) - Software to manage Stock and Spare Part Control
In this case study SAS outlines its use of advanced optimization software to reduce high level value components in the home base stock and at the same time increase the service level to production. You will see a presentation of the analytical model and methodology used.  Ultimately you will hear how the solution is producing 25% savings in the stock value and 5% increase in the service level.

Peter Berg, Director Supply Chain Management, Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS)
Fredrik Ekstrand, Managing Director, Cervino Consulting

 12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room)

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK

(Workshop / Showcase room)

14:00 - 14:30
Airline Case Study: How to make a Digital Stategy for an Airline.
In this presentation Ravinder Pal Singh outlines how to maximize your IT strategies to ensure a mazimum return from today's NextGen, connected and e-enabled aircraft.  The presentation includes ensuring the right IT security processes, use of big data analytics, IT training and support requirements.

Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, TATA SIA Airlines

14:00 - 15:15     
Vendor Showcase: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) - Part 2
Your chance to quickly find out about all the major EFB Software & Hardware Solutions on the market.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: EFB product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

7)  SITAONAIR
8)  NAVBLUE
9)  AvioVision
10)  Thales

11)  Teledyne Controls
12)  Honeywell

13)  Boeing
14)  Orlando
15)  Comply365
16)  International Flight Support

14:30 - 15:00
Fleet Technical Management / CAMO Keynote: The Opportunities and Challenges of Fleet Technical Management (FTM) in Asia: how MRO IT can help.
Due to market pressures, small airlines and corporate operators in Asia are looking to enhance their maintenance activities. This presentation examines the need for independent third party fleet technical management (FTM) and CAMO services, and how this requires flexible, capable but affordable MRO IT systems.

Darmilo Sosa, CEO, Wingbox Aviation

15:00 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room) 

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

(Workshop / Showcase room)

16:00 - 16:30
Regulators Keynote: EASA crackdown on IT systems and how this will impact aviation MRO in the APAC region
Following its regulatory process for publication of new regulations, EASA is scheduled to implement several new regulations that will be directly aimed towards regulating the usage of software and systems within flight operations and aircraft maintenance and engineering. In this presentation EXSYN will outline a detailed roadmap of regulatory changes coming in effect and what the impact will be on airlines, MRO’s and software vendors in the APAC region including:

2017:    Cybersecurity regulations for ETL and EFB aimed to prevent hacking.
2018:    Changes in Technical records requirements for components.
2018:    New regulations in EASA Part-M, detailed functional requirements for digital Continued Airworthiness Management systems (regulatory name for MRO/M&E system).
2019:    Introducing automated on-board W&B. 
2020:    IATA publication of Acceptable Means of Compliance for digital record keeping.

Sander de Bree, CEO, EXSYN

16:00 - 16:30 
Vendor Showcase: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) - Part 3 
Your chance to quickly find out about all the major EFB Software & Hardware Solutions on the market.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: EFB product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

17)  Lufthansa Systems
18)  FLYHT
19)  Web Manuals


16:30 - 17:00 
Vendor Showcase: Flight Operations solutions 
Your chance to quickly find out about all other Flight Operations Solutions Vendors exhibiting at the conference.  Including Flight Planning, Full Ops Solutions and Flight Tracking.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  AIR SUPPORT
2)  XLM Aero
3)  FlightAware
4)  Fightkeys


16:30 - 17:00
OEM Focus and Innovations - Digital and Paperless Maintenance
In this session Boeing provides an OEM perspective on key trends in the digital maintenance domain. Topics covered will include paperless operations, digital predictive maintenance, digital signature, fully digital records and mobile content delivery. Session will also address the intersection of evolving digital maintenance and new airplane technology and enablement, and how it will further support enhanced execution efficiency and compliance in the years to come.

Patrick Keane, Program Manager - Maintenance and Leasing Solutions, Boeing 

17:00 - 17:30   
Vendor Showcase: Electronic TechLog (ETL/ELB)
Your chance to quickly find out about all the major ETL/ELB Software & Hardware Solutions on the market.  Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: ETL/ELB product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 178outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  EmpowerMX
2)  Ultramain Systems
3)  Conduce
4)  Airbus

17:00 - 17:30
IoT and Aviation: The Digital Narrative that Will Transform Cost Models with Predictive Opportunity
The connected aircraft isn’t just about keeping up with customer demand.  In the right context it can enhance flight operations by enabling real time data sharing with ground based operations teams, potentially reducing ground time during aircraft turns. Information about aircraft, engine or other component performance needed to optimise maintenance schedules, maximise flight times and identify possible failures, becomes readily available, which can transform an organization’s maintenance model from reactive to predictive.  Learn how organizations can maximize this potential with the right systems and processes in place today.

Kent Fowlie, Director Sales, IFS

18:00 - 20:00

 COCKTAIL RECEPTION & BUFFET DINNER    sponsored by Rusada

 

 

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 11th October 2017 

08:00 - 08:55

BREAKFAST -- DELEGATE REGISTRATION -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK

(Main Conference room)

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

     (Workshop / Showcase room)

09:00 - 09:30 
Airline Case Study: SpiceJet - Digital Flightdeck
In this red, hot and spicy case study, SpiceJet outlines its Digital Flightdeck project. The focus is particularly on paperless manuals and documents. You will learn how the use of ViaSat's sophisticated software tools allows administrators to upload and view aircraft manuals, internal manuals produced by the airline, as well as other key documents.

All documents are distributed to pilot iPad devices, tracked and recorded. Pilots automatically receive fully-updated manuals and documentation, and can find the information they require, easily and quickly.

Rajiv Dahiya, EFB Manager at SpiceJet

09:00 - 10:30    
MRO/M&E IT Vendor Showcase - Part 1
Your chance to meet with the major end-to-end MRO/M&E and Technical Document Management Vendors on the market. Each Vendor will have the floor for 7 minutes to showcase their: MRO/M&E IT product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  EmpowerMX
2)  TRAX
3)  Sheorey Digital Systems
4)  Seabury Solutions
5)  Flatirons Jouve
6)  Commsoft
7)  Rusada
8)  Airbus
9)  Ramco
10)  IFS

09:30 - 10:00     
Airline Case Study: Airfast Indonesia - The benefits of real-time data from the Automated Flight Information Reporting System
In this case study Airfast Indonesia present the airline's use fo real-time data from FLYHT Aerospace Solution's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS). Airfast discuss their use of the technology including satellite connectivity, GPS for FOQA, built-in QAR, and flight following. It addresses the challenges faced and shares examples of the results the airline has seen for cost savings, compliance and safety improvements.

Mark Cleal, Safety Manager, AIRFAST Indonesia

10:00 - 10:30     
OEM Focus: Bombardier CSeries Paperless Operations 
Bombardier outline its new CSeries aircraft and the big data analytics and latest technology available to allow operators to experience both a paperless flight deck and maintenance & engineering environment. It discusses how airlines can best leverage this new technology into their current processes and the benefits that follow company wide.

Les Purkhardt, CSeries Product Manager, Bombardier

10:30 - 11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS   

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

     (Main Conference room)

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

     (Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case study: Garuda Indonesia - Advanced Flight Planning Program
Garuda Indonesia outlines its recent Flight Planning program update and focus on integration with other systems and how the new solution has improved effiency across the fleet.

Saehu Nurdin, Chief OCC, Garuda Indonesia
William Hu, Regional Head / Senior Sales Director Asia Pacific Region, NAVBLUE

11:15 - 12:30   
MRO/M&E IT Vendor Showcase - Part 2

Your chance to meet with the major end-to-end MRO/M&E and Technical Document Management Vendors on the market. Each Vendor will have the floor for 7 minutes to showcase their: MRO/M&E IT product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2017 / 18 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

11)  Boeing
12)  Swiss AviationSoftware
13)  Ultramain Systems
14)  Comply365
15)  EXSYN

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study: Successful EFB Project
In this case study we hear from a major airline who outline its extensive EFB project including looking at the sophisticated software platform covering a full suite of operational planning and calculation modules used by flight crew throughout all phases of flight; connectivity solutions both in-flight and on-ground; and how it achieved a paperless flight deck by integrating a ground based Document Editing System with the EFB platform.

Speaker TBC

12:15 - 12:45 
Airline Case Study: Etihad - Fuel Savings
In this case study Etihad discuss the challenges and measure to improve operational and fuel efficiency.  Etihad explain how to find new saving potential by using sophisticated post-flight analysis software and discuss how to choose the right fuel efficiency measures and how the data can be used to increase efficiencies across the airline.

Jorn Fugger, Senior Manager Operations Efficiency, Etihad Airways

12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

     (Main Conference room)

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

     (Workshop / Showcase room)

14:00 - 14:30
Connectivity Keynote: Connectivity in the Flight Deck for real-time weather and fuel savings 
In this presentation we hear from Panasonic who outline its advanced flight deck connectivity solutions and how their system acquires real-time weather data including wind, temperature, turbulence, and moisture to provide unique weather solutions back to pilots and operations. You will also learn how this key data can be used to optimize climb profiles for each flight saving up to 10% of fuel for each ascent. 

Jeffrey Rex, Director of Engineering & Business Development, Panasonic

14:00 - 15:00
MRO Workshop Session: Best Practice Selection, Implementation & Upgrade of MRO solutions:

In this workshop M&E / MRO software implementation experts SAKS Consulting discuss best practice in how to achieve a successful complex MRO software implementation project. The main workshop takeaways are:

  • How to start a Programme of Selection, Implementation or Upgrade
  • Key Pitfalls
  • Dealing with Vendors when things go wrong
  • Avoiding critical mistakes
  • How to maintain a focus on ROI
  • Helping your organisation accept change

14:30 - 15:00
Extend the use of existing Broadband Satcom systems for Live Data Streaming and Flight Tracking
Leverage existing Broadband SATCOM and flight data recording systems to enable flight tracking and get immediate access to your data to improve prognostics, aircraft health monitoring and predictive maintenance.

Kavil Musikasinthorn, Senior Manager Business Development, Teledyne

 

15:00 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS   

16:00 - 16:30

Global Flight Tracking with ADSB Technology (including space-based) and using flight tracking data for analysis towards improving operational efficiency 
Current flight tracking uses different technologies and systems to assemble aircraft movement data and they come with several limitations.  Primary and secondary radars, land-based ADS-B and Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) are confined to line-of-sight surveillance in densely populated areas. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) also has limited utility due to incomplete aircraft equipage and infrequent position update rates.  With Global Space-Based ADS-B tracking, there will be complete and seamless tracking of aircraft movements across the entire globe including over polar, oceans and remote regions.  You will learn how airlines can be instantly equipped to meet or exceed GADSS requirements and recommendations with no new avionics required.  Additionally the presentation will focus on how to use flight tracking data for analysis towards improving overall operational efficiency.

Theng Hui Low, Director Asia Pacific, FlightAware

16:30 - 17:00

Flight Planning Keynote: The 5th Dimension in Trajectory Management - a new approach to deal with uncertainty
This presentation looks at next generation flight planning and the concept of 5D planning including a fast single-pass trjectory optimizer and a highly automated system.

Georg Schiefer, Managing Director, Flightkeys
Christoph Prinz, Managing Director, Flightkeys
Peter Radler, COO, Flightkeys