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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 confernce agenda is still being finalised and 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: KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Eurowings, Horizon Air, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Finnair, EASA, Thomas Cook Airlines, Boeing, TechOps Mexico, EXSYN, Aerosoft Systems and lots more...

 DAY 1 - Wednesday, 7th June 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

Airline Case Study: Big Data Analytics: Using Sophisticated Software Tools to Identify Recurring Defects
In this case study an airline outlines a new software tool they use to accurately identify previously undetected and valid repeat defects, helping maintenance teams recognize costly and critical problems with their aircraft.  It shares with us the implementation process and the benefits it is now seeing now that the system is live.

09:30 - 10:00

Airline Case Study: Finnair Aircraft Maintenance Digital Transformation
In this case study Finnair introduces their digital maintenance project, where user-centric service creation and flexible use of application interfaces pave the road towards a smart maintenance ecosystem.

10:00 - 10:30

Airline Case Study: How Horizon Air is using mobile to solve the content creation, management and distribution challenge
This case study highlights how Horizon Air has transformed the cumbersome, paper and labour-intensive process around maintenance manuals into a mobile-first solution.  Seamless integration, OEM content import, real-time compare tool and content re-use are some of the features that allow the airline to streamline the content creation, management and distribution challenge.

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
Regulators Keynote: EASA crackdown on Aviation IT systems, how proposed regulatory changes will impact software and technology in Flight Ops and MRO
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 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.

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, 2017 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Honeywell
2)  Boeing
3)  Safety Line
4)  Safran
5)  Rolls Royce
6)  OpenAirlines

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study: Electronic TechLog 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 a European airline 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.  The airline also outlines how the ETL is benefiting their operations companywide with increases in efficiency.

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 as well as a live software demo.  Ultimately you will hear how the solution is producing 25% savings in the stock value and 5% increase in the service level.

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 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Arconics
2)  Flygprestanda
3)  Honeywell
4)  Boeing
5)  Avionics Support Group (ASG)

6)  Comply 365

 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

MRO Case Study: TechOps Mexico - Paperless M&E Solutions Software Implementation
In this case study TechOps Mexico and EmpowerMX outlie the recent implementation of the FleetCycle MRO solution at new joint Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeromexico MRO facility: TechOps Mexico.  You will hear how the implementation took only a matter of weeks and the benefits TechOps Mexico are achieving since implementation including how mobile and electronic M&E solutions have increased efficiencies and the time it takes to complete checks.

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, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

7)  International Flight Support
8)  GigSky
9)  ACFT PERFO
10)  Modern.Work
11)  Orlando

12)  PACE
13)  ViaSat
14)  Lufthansa Systems
15)  Flatirons
16)  UTC Aerospace Systems

14:30 - 15:00
MRO Case Study: MRO / M&E Software Selection and Implementation Case Study
In this case study presentation we hear an airline 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.

15:00 - 15:30
How IoT, e-Enablement and big data analytics can all help with an airline's process of going completely paperless
The paperless airline concept first became a reality this decade with advances in technology both from IT Vendors and next-generation aircraft providing the driving force for a handful of airlines to achieve this goal.  In this presentation we look at how further recent developments such as the Internet of Things, e-Enablement and advanced big-data analytics can assist more and more airlines to eliminate paper from their operations.

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 - 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.  

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, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

17)  Web Manuals
18)  Airbus
19)  Airport Briefing
20)  Teledyne Controls
21)  AvioVision
22)  Thales

23)  The Weather Company
24)  Weathernews
25)  Lufthansa Industry Solutions
26)  SITAONAIR
 

16:45 - 17:15
IT Vendor Keynote: Real Challenges of Digital Content Integration with MRO Systems
While standards and technologies are key enablers of integration between MRO / M&E and CMS systems, the real challenge is presented from the business processes which have been ingrained by M&E Systems - designed 20-30 years ago - and require dramatic overhaul to take advantages of the standards and technologies.

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, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Conduce Group
2)  EmpowerMX
3)  CrossConsense

4)  Ultramain Systems

17:15 - 17:45
IT Vendor Keynote - MRO Technology Innovations: 3D Imaging HoloLensIn early 2016, The MRO Lab - the first of its kind - 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 next generation applications the lab is working on designed to solve major problems facing the MRO industry, such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotics, Wearable Devices, Holo Lenses, Augemented Reality, and more...  The presentation will feature a demo of Microsoft's HoloLens designed specifically for aviation and featuring 3D imaging of engines and components.  

18:00 - 20:00

 COCKTAIL RECEPTION    sponsored by Rusada

 

 

DAY 2 - Thursday, 8th June 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
EASA Latest EFB Regulations Keynote:
EASA updates us on some key EFB policy changes during the past 12 months, and looks ahead to what we can expect for the remainder of 2017.  It also advises on best practice for gaining EFB regulatory approval.

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)  Ultramain Systems
2)  IDMR Solutions
3)  Lufthansa Technik
4)  Boeing
5)  Comply365
6)  EmpowerMX
7)  QOCO Systems
8)  Rusada
9)  AeroSoft Systems
10)  Commsoft

11)  Swiss Aviation Software

09:30 - 10:00
Airline Case Study: KLM EFB Project 
In this case study KLM outlines its extensive EFB project including looking at the sophisticated AVIOBOOK 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 they achieved a paperless flight deck.

10:00 - 10:30
Airline Case Study: Virgin Atlantic Airways Optimizing EFB Processes
In this case study Virgin Atlantic outlines its innovative EFB project including looking at a new software tool it is using to optimize its EFB business processes on the ground as well as in-flight.  You will see how the airline can seamlessly maintain and update all key documents, manuals, data, charts and Apps on all EFB devices for each specific flight and how pilots can use a single-sync solution to ensure they have all the information they need prior to take-off.

 

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: Digital Flightdeck
In this case study we hear from a large national carrier from the Middle East, as it outlines its extensive Digital Flightdeck project, focusing particuarly on the paperless manuals and documents.  You will hear how using sophisticated software tools allows administrators to create, distribute and view aircraft XML manuals, internal manuals produced by the airline, as well as other key documents such as Forms and Electronic Flight Folder across all devices and EFB solutions.  Pilots and cabin crew automatically receive fully updated manuals and documentation, and can easily find the information they require fast.

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)  Flatirons
13)  Ramco
14)  IFS
15)  AviIT

16)  Airbus
17)  Saviscon
18)  Novulo
19)  EXSYN
20)  TRAX
21)  Seabury Solutions

11:45 - 12:15 
Airline Case Study: Transavia France - Software to Optimize Climb Profile
In this presentation Transavia France outline their use of a new sophisticated software tool that uses machine learning and big data to optimize climb profiles for each flight leading to a 10% saving of fuel for each ascent.

12:15 - 12:45 
Airline Case Study: Broadband Flight Deck Connectivity Systems and their Applications: 
In this case study, we hear from a flag carrying airlines who is currently trailling a high-bandwidth satcom solution for airline operational communucations (AOC) transmissions.  We learn how the trial is progressing and analyse the results, as well as the project challenges.  The airline outlines the flightdeck applications using the solution, including real-time weather information (turbulence & changing weather patterns), flight plan updates, crewing information and advanced EFB functionality.

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
Airline Fuel Savings Case Study - Lufthansa Cargo: 
In this case study Lufthansa Cargo discuss the challenges to improve operational and fuel efficiency.  It explains 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. 

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

In this popular 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
Latest Flightdeck Innovations: Wearable Devices - Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) using wearable HUD
This presentation explores the latest wearable developments in the flight deck and focuses on an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS).  The technology supports the new FAA rule which enables significant operational credit to airlines operating using EFVS technology.  The Wearable HUD, as part of an EFVS system, displays to the pilot high resolution enhanced video, synthetic vision and guidance symbols, on a high-transparency.  Airlines operating under the new FAA rule will receive operational credit for dispatch to 'below the minima' airport, relief from approach bn and enhanced vision operation all the way to landing.  The wearable technology is cost effective and easy to install, which makes it an affordable solution to retrofit.

15:00 - 15:30
Airline Case study: Eurowings - Mastering a Flood
 of Information Sources for better Flight Ops Documentation
The information from the Fleet and Ground Ops departments is often delivered in various formats.  In this case study Eurowings outline how to optimize this process by using smart software and therefore reducing the manually customization effort of the whole documentation. 

15:30 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

16:00 - 16:30

Latest Innovations: e-Enabled Connectivity Keynote - Maximizing Critical Data over ground and airborne media
e-Enablement is an important initiative for flight data management in the cockpit. In this presentation, you will hear the important role of products like Onboard Network Systems (ONS), wireless transmission and Satcom for airlines that are taking full advantage of the speed and automation afforded by e-Enablement.  In addition, airlines are looking for data services that perform when and where they need them to - the presentation will look at the current options available.

16:30 - 17:00

Latest Innovations: Live Flight Tracking - Real Time FDR Streaming
This presentation focuses on how airlines can quickly and easily equip their aircraft with the tools necessary to be able to stream real-time critical data to the ground creating a 'virtual black box' and allowing the data to be analysed immediately.  The system is automatically triggered by an airborne event, or by the pilot, or on the ground by the airline.