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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.   SPEAKERS INCLUDE: DHL Express, Martinair, Lufthansa, Boeing, FL Technics, Honeywell, Aeroflot, Wideroe, easyJet, Jet Time, and lots more...

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, 14th June 2016 

08:00 - 08:55

BREAKFAST -- DELEGATE REGISTRATION -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

08:55 - 09:00

Chairman's opening remarks

Charles Williams, Editor / Publisher, Aircraft Commerce

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

(Main Conference room)

09:00 - 09:30

Airline Case Study: Innovations in Aircraft Maintenance - easyJet's approach to innovative IT and Technology Solutions
In this case study easyJet outline their latest Aircraft Maintenance innovations and discuss how these were achieved and efficiency benefits the airline is now seeing.  They also outline the road ahead and their project to move to paperless and mobile maintenance along with electronic records using AMOS V 10.90 & eSign and the AMOSMobile solution.

Anthony Spouncer, Business Systems Manager - Operations Systems, easyJet
Gareth Thomas, Engineering and Maintenance Systems Controller, easyJet

09:30 - 10:00

Airline Case Study: Next Generation Predictive Maintenance
In this case study we hear from Delta Air Lines who are using the Airbus Prognostics and Risk Management solution.  During the presentation Delta show us how the system is allowing their engineering teams to anticipate failures and avoid technical events that would impact their A330 aircraft turnaround, reliability and efficiency.

Jim Jackson, Manager Predictive Maintenance Engineering, Delta Air Lines
Caroline Pereira Garcia, Marketing Manager M&E Applications, Airbus

10:00 - 10:30

Aviation Maintenance Innovations: The Dos and Dont's of Innovation Adoption
The aerospace IT landscape is changing, but are airlines and MROs keeping pace with OEM Innovation?  Emerging technologies and practices like data science, 3D printing, augmented reality and automated inspections will not only cut or redistribute aircraft maintenance costs, but also spawn new business models and revenue streams.  This presentation will look at the impact and use cases for emerging technology and provide best practice on how to adopt and embrace innovation.

Paul Saunders, Solution Marketing, Flatirons Solutions

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
MRO Technology Innovations: The MRO Lab Singapore - AFI KLM E&M (Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance) and Ramco Focus
In early 2016, an engineering lab to develop advanced aviation IT solutions such as wearables for ground engineers and drones to inspect aircraft on the tarmac was declared open by Ramco with AFI KLM E&M as partners.  This presentation outlines the targets of the lab and looks at the next-generation applications the lab will work on designed to solve major problems facing the MRO industry, such as: Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotics, Wearable Devices and more...

James Kornberg, Innovation Director, AFI KLM E&M
Ramesh Sivasubramanian, Head of Innovation Lab, Ramco Systems

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 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: Fuel Efficiency / Management product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2016 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Rolls-Royce
2)  OpenAirlines
3)  Honeywell Aviaso
4)  Safran Aircraft Engines
5)  Safety Line

6)  Boeing

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study:  Electronic TechLog (ETL/ELB) - DHL Express Case Study
In this case study presentation, we hear from DHL Express delivering international express delivery service for parcels and documents.  DHL Express operates a network of 250 dedicated aircraft daily and has recently trialed and selected an Electronic TechLog (ETL/ELB) solution.  They outline the key project points such as: why use an Electronic TechLog; selecting the appropriate system; gaining airworthiness approval; airline training requirements; Going paperless in the Flight Deck; and more....

Jasbir Singh, Engineering Manager, DHL Express
Joris Simons, Product Manager, DHL Express

12:15 - 12:45
MRO Case Study: Rotary Wing MRO IT Case Study - Patria Helicopters
In this case study presentation Patria Helicopters outline their challenges faced in the rotary wing MRO sector and the benefits they have seen from implementing a comprehensive MRO IT System.  They also outline future developments to the system and the latest technology which is adding further increases in efficiency.

Jouni Majuri, Managing Director, Patria Helicopters

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, 2016 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Airbus
2)  Arconics
3)  PACE
4)  SITAONAIR
5)  Thales

6)  Teledyne Controls

 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: Controlling Aircraft Tooling using RFID Technology - Jet Time
In this case study we hear from Danish Airline Jet Time who have recently concluded a successful RFID project to monitor their aircraft tooling.  The project challenges are discussed including linking the process to their M&E IT solution.  Now the system is live the benefits they are finding are analysed.

Jakob Heegaard, Director IT, Jet Time

14:00 - 15:30     
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, 2016 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

7)  Boeing
8)  Scandinavian Avionics
9)  The Weather Company
10)  Web Manuals
11)  Modern.Work

12) Comply365
13)  Flygprestanda
14)  Lufthansa Industry Solutions
15)  GEE
16)  AvioVision
 

14:30 - 15:00
MRO Case Study: MRO / M&E Software Selection and Implementation Case Study - Fokker Services
In this case study presentation we hear from Fokker Services who has recently selected a new end-to-end MRO system.  They outline their extensive MRO software selection project and how they prepared their legacy system data for transition into the new system.  The project challenges are discussed as well as best-practice advice for other airlines, operators and MROs embarking on a similar project.

Freek Tromp, Project Manager, Fokker Services
Neil Hargreaves, Client Services Director, Rusada

15:00 - 15:30
MRO Case Study: Using an M&E IT Solution to manage CAMO operations - FL Technics
In this case study we hear from a leading European MRO as they discuss using their M&E IT solution to manage CAMO requirements from various different customers.  The presentation focuses on how the software captures the right information for each operator and how the CAMO data is fed back to the airline directly.

Yuliya Kornyeva, Senior Project Manager, FL Technics

15:30 - 16:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room) 

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

(Workshop / Showcase room)

16:15- 16:45   
OEM Focus and Innovations - Next-Generation Aircraft and Big Data
In this presentation Boeing will outline how operators are using the data streams generated by Boeing aircraft to improve their aircraft maintenance and availability.  Boeing will also outline what airlines can expect next in terms of big-data analytics and in the future, and how this new industry sector is already evolving.  

John Maggiore, Director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing

16:15 - 17:15 
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, 2016 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

17)  DAC International
18)  International Flight Support
19)  Honeywell
20)  Sabre Airline Solutions
21)  ACFTPERFO
22)  UTC Aerospace Systems

23)  GigSky
24)  Orlando Suite for TechPubs

 

16:45 - 17:15
MRO Technology Innovations & Learning from other industries: Future Aircraft Maintenance Architecture enables Predictive Maintenance in MRO-Stumbling blocks and changes of applying Machine Learning to MRO processes:
The health status of an Aircraft in general results from the aggregation and analysis of different data sources which is a very complicated procedure with an uncertain outcome.  The goal for the future is to easily read the Aircraft's health status and use this data to help with fleet planning.  In this presentation Lufthansa Industry Solutions analyse how they are applying different deep machine learning approaching to predict the state of the Aircraft and the setting it in its operational context as part of a fleet.  Using lessons learned from the Cruise-Liner industry, Costa Conciere explain how integrating the newest concepts makes this a state-of-the-art approach and shows how over the last three years they have established an IT environment for predictive maintenance.

Franco Caraffi, Marine Systems Director, Costa Corporate I&CT, Costa Crociere S.p.A.
Johannes Kröckel, Technology Consultant, Technology Innovation, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

17:15 - 17:45   
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, 2016 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Conduce Group
2)  EmpowerMX
3)  CrossConsense

4)  Ultramain Systems

17:15 - 17:45
MRO Technology Innovations: Is Voice Technology the next big aviation M&E / MRO Innovation?
In this presentation Honeywell outline their ground-breaking new voice technology for aviation MRO which creates a hands-free and eyes-free environment for mechanics to follow standardised voice activated work / job cards. Suitable for Engine Overhaul, Component MRO, Line Maintenance and Heavy Maintenance, you will learn how this process is already helping airlines and MROs to streamline their documentation, enhance compliance, have faster training times for technicians, improve safety, and improve quality of work.

John Bradshaw, Business Development Manager EMEA, Vocollect Solutions, Honeywell

18:00 - 20:00

 COCKTAIL RECEPTION    sponsored by Rusada

 

 

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 15th June 2016

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    
Latest Innovations: The Internet of Flying Things:
The Internet of Things (IoT) was a top business buzzword for 2015, followed closely by Big Data and Predictive Analytics.   Machine Learning, Predictive Maintenance and Automatics are some of the advanced technologies aerospace OEMs and advanced airlines are developing.  This presentation will cover what new capabilities are being developed and delivered, who are the industry leaders and where is the value - in other words, "How do I cash that cheque?".

Michael Wm Denis, President, S L M Solutions

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, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  FLYdocs
2)  TRAX
3)  CloudCARDS
4)  Ultramain Systems
5)  Rusada
6)  Seabury Solutions
7)  AeroSoft Systems
8)  Flatirons Solutions
9)  Ramco Systems
10) Swiss AviationSoftware

11)  Mxi Technologies

09:30 - 10:00    
EFB Keynote: Data Security & Connectivity:
As more and more sophisticated EFB solutions come to market and the system is now so much more than a simple paperless document reader it has become more and more important to have increasing amounts of data feeding directly into the EFB from both on-board and ground systems, both in-flight and on the ground.  But with this increased connectivity comes a greater risk for data security.  In this presentation we learn about the different connectivity solutions on the market and also crucially how to keep this data safe and secure.

Capt. Brian Tighe, Deputy Chairman, Allied Pilots Association
Capt. Kevin McCarthy, National Training Committee, Allied Pilots Association

10:00 - 10:30     
Airline EFB Case Study: EFB Ground Operations Integration Project - Wideroe
In this case study presentation we hear from Wideroe as they outline their recent EFB project which integrated their EFB solution with Ground Operations.  The presentation will largely focus on the pilots perspective and cover: Wideroe's specific operational issues; what functionality the system required; joint development with their EFB system provider AVIOBOOK; improved ground and pilot processes; and the overall benefit the airline is now seeing now the system is live and operational.

Christian Langvatn, Pilot & EFB Management, Wideroe
Wim de Munck, Chief Technology Officer, AvioVision

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: Load Planning and Automated Weight & Balance Software - Martinair.
In this case study presentation Martinair outline their use of sophisticated fully automated 'Exception Based' Weight & Balance software which fully automates their entire load planning from the cargo manifest to airplane take-off, whilst maximising payloads and optimizing the aircraft's center of gravity for greatest fuel efficiency.  Martinair will also discuss how the software integrates with their other systems and the benefits and increases in efficiency they are enjoying.

Andre de Chauvigny de Blot, Manager Flight Technical Support, Martinair

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, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:
 
12)  EmpowerMX
13)  IFS
14)  Commsoft

15)  AviIT
16)  Boeing
17)  AerData, A Boeing Company
18)  Lufthansa Industry Solutions
19)  EXSYN
20)  SAVISCON

11:45 - 12:15  
Airline Case Study: Aeroflot Next-Generation Flight Planning Solution
In this case study presentation, Aeroflot outline their newly implemented next generation Flight Planning system.  The case study will focus on the system implementation experience - the problems and lessons learned.  It will then look at how Aeroflot will perform in-flight support and flight analytics in the future.

Gesine Varfis, Advisor to the CIO, Aeroflot

12:30 - 13:00  
MRO Workshop Session: The Big Shift in Airline MRO Analytics – From Descriptive to Predictive to Prescriptive!

This workshop will provide insights into various levels of analytics and how you can go about incorporating them in your organization to transform your MRO operations to become future ready.  The workshop will also cover basic concepts of Big Data including a case study on how Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics can help in Predictive Maintenance. A short demo on the MRO Inventory Optimization solution is also included.  

Key sections of this workshop include:

  • Evolving Analytics: Descriptive to Prescriptive Analytics.
  • Big Data and its relation to Cloud Computing
  • Case Study on Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis using sensor data to perform Predictive Maintenance.
  • Demo on MRO Inventory Optimization Solution

Manuel Fernandes, Senior Consultant MRO Practice, Hexaware Technologies
Karl D’Souza, Vice President and Head EU – Travel & Transportation, Hexaware Technologies

 

12:15 - 12:45 
Airline Fuel Savings Case Study: Lufthansa Case Study
In this case study Lufthansa discuss the challenges and measure to improve operational and fuel efficiency.  They 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.  

Tom Duddeck, Referent Fuel Efficiency, Lufthansa

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
Latest Innovations: Live Weather Data for EFB Devices:
In this presentation we hear from SITAONAIR who outline how airlines can now receive live weather data directly to their EFB devices both mobile and fixed devices.   You will see how the solution provides pilots with the information they need to track and avoid bad weather so they can re-route the flight to make it more efficient.  Real airline use-cases will be analysed.

Toby Tucker, Portfolio Director, Innovation Program, SITAONAIR

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

Sharhabeel Lone, Global Partner, SAKS Consulting
Paul Priddle, Associate Partner, SAKS Consulting

14:30 - 15:00
Airline Case Study: Digital Flight Deck - XML FlightOps Documentation as an enabler for Airline's Business Processes - Lufthansa Case Study
Flight Ops documentation is usually provided by Aircraft Manufacturers as FCOMs while European Authorities as well as internal business processes of the Airline often are based on OM-B structures.  In the presentation you will learn how Lufthansa Group Airlines are solving these complex challenges.

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Schmitt, Flight Operations Engineering, Lufthansa German Airlines
Heidi Brockmann, Product Manager and Senior Consultant, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

15:00 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

16:00 - 16:30

Latest Technology Innovation: Using Wearables to track and analyse health data
In this presentation we learn how existing Wearable technology such as the Microsoft Band 2 and Apple Watch can be used within aviation to track and analyse health data to: minimise human error factors; optmise crew rest time (with information such as sleep quality, stress levels, etc), and for fatigue risk management.

Capt. Ralf Nagel, Aviation Consultant, Modern.Work GmbH

16:30 - 17:00

IT Vendor Keynote: The Challenges faced by an IT Vendor in today's industry of evolving technologies, trends and client demands
In this keynote presentation we here from an IT vendor who outline how they have had to constantly evolve to meet airline and customer expectations through adopting and meeting the latest and fast evolving technologies and trends.  The challenges faced by IT Vendors are discussed and future expectations are analysed.

Alexander Tatidis, Sales Representative/Assistant Sales Manager, Flygprestanda