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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 agenda below may change once all the speakers are confirmed, but the topics and theme will be largely the same.

The agenda is currently being finalised - check back soon for the full list of presentations.  Speakers include: AeroMexico, United, Southwest, Delta, JAZZ Aviation, Alaska Airlines, Atlas Air, IATA, WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat, Bombardier, AeroSoft Systems, Capgemini, SAKS Consulting, Panasonic

 

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, 21st March 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:  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, JAZZ Aviation

09:30 - 10:00

Airline Case Study: Delta Air Lines - Using Sophisticated Software Tools to Indentify Recurring Defects
In this case study a Delta outline a new software tool it uses to analyse its aircraft maintenance history to accurately identify previously undetected and valid repeat defects, helping maintenance teams recognize costly and critical problems with its aircraft.  Delta share with us the implementation process and th benefits it is seeing now the system is live.

Speaker TBC, Delta Air Lines

10:00 - 10:30

Airline Case Study: Southwest Airlines - Achieving a Continuous Compliance Culture
Southwest Airlines and Flatirons Solutions discuss the complexities of managing compliance commitments across operational domains and outline best practices to map technical publications updates to their underlying compliance drivers and support a continuous compliance culture.

Don Tilden, Director of Central Publications, Southwest Airlines

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: AeroMexico - Airline MRO / M&E Software Selection and Implementation Case Study
In this case study we hear from AeroMexico who has recently selected a new end-to-end MRO system.  AeroMexico ouline its extensive MRO software selection project and how it prepared legacy system data for transition into the new system.  The project challenges are discussed as well as the best-practice advice for other airlines, operators and MROs embarking on a similar project.  Now the system is live we hear about the operational benefits the airline is enjoying and a look to further developments and updates including a drive towards paperless maintenance.

Heriberto Obeso, VP IT Projects & Innovation and Governance, AeroMexico

11:15 - 12:15
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 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

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

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study: JetBlue Airways - Airbus Maintenance Planning Optimization Tools
in this joint presentation Airbus will outline their latest maintenance planning tool based on a powerful computation engine and OEM competence.  JetBlue, the launch customer, will outline the use and benefits it's bringing to heavy maintenance planning activities.

Boris Rogoff, Director of Maintenance Planning, JetBlue Airways
Vikram Singh, Business Development, Airbus

12:15 - 12:45
OEM Focus: Bombardier CSeries Paperless Operations
Bombardier outline their new CSeries aircraft and the big data analytics and latest technology available to allow operators to experience both a paperless Flightdeck and maintenance & engineering environment.  They discuss how airlines can best leverage the technology into their current processes and the benefits that follow company wide.

Istifan Ghanem, Manager CSeries Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

 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
Paperless Maintenance Keynote: The IATA Paperless Aircraft Maintenance Initiative
IATA provides an update to the initiative promoting paperless aircraft leasing and aircraft maintenance.  The presentation topics such as: RFID for parts tracking; implementation of eLogbook among airlines; work with ICAO on guidelings for Electronic Maintenance Records and Cross-Border Aircraft Transferability; provide an industry template agreement for Engine Shop Visits, create best practices for Aircraft Leasing, LLP traceability and more...

Iryna Khomenko, Manager of Operational Efficiency, IATA

14:00 - 15:00     
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, latest developments, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Eagle Cap Software
2)  NAVBLUE
3)  
Flatirons Solutions
4)  Comply365

5)  The Weather Company
6)  SITAONAIR
7)  Esterline CMC Electronics

8)  GigSky
9)  Sheorey Digital Systems

14:30 - 15:00
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.

Juan Ignacio Lopez, Planning and Productivity Manager, TechOps Mexico
Hugh Revie, Vice President, EmpowerMX

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    
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.

Thanos Kaponeridis, President & CEO, AeroSoft Systems

16:00 - 17:00 
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, latest developments, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

10)  Flygprestanda
11)  UTC Aerospace Systems

12)  PACE
13)  AvioVision

14)  Thales
15)  GEE Media

16)  Lufthansa Systems
17)  Orlando Suite for TechPubs
18)  Boeing
19)  Teledyne
20)  International Flight Support
21)  
Honeywell

16:30 - 17:00
Why Collaboration is an imperitive for innovation of Aviation Technologies
Digital Threads, Digital Twins, Digital Disruption... the speed of innovation in on board, near board and off board technologies has accelerated beyond most operator / maintainer's ability to adapt.  To stay competitive, the question isn't if or why - the question is what? how? and when?  This presentation will present preliminary findings from an industry study of what airlines and MROs are doing and considering.

Jeff Peterson, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Aviation Digital
Michael Wm. Denis, Principal, Capgemini

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, latest developments, 2017 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  EmpowerMX
2)  Ultramain Systems
3)  Airbus

17:00 - 17:30
IT Vendor Keynote - MRO Technology Innovations: MRO 4.0 - Bridging the Innovation Gap
In 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...

Arun N, Aviation Solution Advisory Americas, Ramco Systems

18:00 - 20:00

 COCKTAIL RECEPTION & BUFFET DINNER    sponsored by Rusada

 

 

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 22nd March 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: WestJet Encore - Connected Aircraft Tablet EFB Project
In this case study WestJet Encore outline its successful implementation of its ICAS (Integrated Communications and Application System) deployed on the navAero Tablet EB platform.  ICAS turns existing data into useful information for both the flight crews and back office users and uses and application framework that supports unlimited application development to enhance safety and efficiency and makes the user experience simple and intuitive.  The result is an integrated solution that is allowing Encore to achieve substantial revenue savings and dramatically increase its ooperational efficiencies

Capt. David Hathaway, Pilot, WestJet Encore
Bernard Asare, VP - Data Analytics, Global Eagle Entertainment

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 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Airbus
2)  IFS
3)  Flatirons Solutions
4)  Ultramain Systems
5)  IDMR Solutions
6)  Rusada
7)  EmpowerMX
8)  Commsoft
9)  Seabury Solutions
10)  TRAX

09:30 - 10:00    
Airline Case Study - Broadband Flight Deck Connectivity Systems and their Applications
In this case study we hear from Air Canada who is currently trialling a high-bandwidth satcom solution as part of an overall connectivity strategy to improve operational integrity, safety, communications and the customer experience.  We learn how the trial is progressing and analyse the results, as well as the project challenges.  Air Canada also outlines the flight deck applications using the solution, including real-time weather information (turbulence & changing weather patterns), flight plan updates, crewing information and advanced EFB functionality.

Steve Bogie, Senior Director Operations IT, Air Canada

10:00 - 10:30     
Airline Case Study: Alaska Airlines Load Planning and Weight & Balance
In this case study, Alaska Airlines discusses its Load Planning project using a sophisticated, fully automated 'Exception Based' Weight & Balance software solution.  This automates the entire aircraft load process, from the cargo manifest to airplane take-of; whilst always maximising payloads and optimizing the aircraft's centre of gravity for greatest fuel efficiency.  You will learn about the increases in efficiency Alaska is now seeing using the software.

Brian Watson, Manager Weight and Balance, Alaska Airlines

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
Regulator's Keynote: FAA - The FAA updates us on their EFB policies for 2017
The FAA is re-writing AC 120-76, Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags, to assist operators in their management of EFB programs and allow for the display of aircraft own-ship position during flight.  The FAA's subject matter expert for portable EFBs and policy writer for AC 120-76D will discuss the process and progress of EFB polocy, while informing interested stakeholders on the near and long term goals of FAA EFB policy.

Brian Hint, Future Flight Technologies Branch AFS-430, FAA

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 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

11)  Ramco
12)  Swiss AviationSoftware
13)  AeroSoft Systems
14)  Omega

15)  Comply365
16)  Boeing
17)  Sheorey Digital Systems
18)  AerData

11:45 - 12:15  
Airline Case Study: Atlas Air - How to implement a fuel preservation program at a US airline using innovative software
Atlas Air outline their current position in terms of their fuel preservation project, what they want to ultimately achieve, how they have structured their project and how they involve and motivates all stakeholders and pilots.  They explain why using a software solution was necessary to help reach their goals and outline what other benefits the software provides

Greg Kappen, Senior Director Flight Operations Administration, Atlas Air

12:15 - 12:45 
Airline Case Study: Air Transat - Fuel Saving
In this case study Air Transat discuss the challenges and measure to improve fuel efficiency.  The airline explain how to find new saving potential by using sophisticated post-flight analysis software and discuss how to choose the right fuel efficiency mesaures.

Gabriel M. Blanchette, Engineering Specialist - Flight Operations, Air Transat

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 E. Rex, Director 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
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.

Dror Yahav, VP Commercial Aviation, Elbit Systems
Christopher Scott McLellan, New Program Implementation (AFS-240), FAA

15:00 - 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.

Sean P. Reilly, VP Business Development, Avionica

16:30 - 17:00

Latest Innocations: Flight Tracking & Data Streamig Keynote
Connecting the dots - how to use existing onboard flight data systems an broadband satcom to enable enhanced flight tracking and data streaming.

Murray Skelton, Director Business Development, Teledyne Controls