Agenda of Presentations

              

 

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.   

Speakers include: Norwegian, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Southwest, Air Iceland, Jazz Aviation, Sky Airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, FAA, AAR Airlift, Boeing, NetJets, Boeing, Capgemini, ICF, ATA e-Business Program, IFS, Avionica, Lufthansa Systems, lots more...

 

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, 13th March 2018 

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: American Airlines - Using Advanced Software Tools to Mine Valuable Information for Log Pages
In this case study American Airlines outlines a software tool it uses to mine valuably operational information from MAREPs and PIREPs. It shares with us how users in CASS, MOC, Reliability, Engineering, QA and others benefit from the tool's ability to search log pages and identify repetitive issues.

Karl Ries, Senior Manager Tech Support Desk Maintenance Operations Control, American Airlines

09:30 - 10:00
Airline Case Study: Air Canada - Line Maintenance Mobility Solutions
In this case study Air Canada outlines its use of a next generation App focusing on Line Maintenance.  The App is fully synched with the airlines M&E IT solution and is designed to resolve an aircraft’s defects on landing through recording the completion of the work or the deferral and its troubleshooting. The accompanying dashboard shows a layout display of aircraft soon to land and depart with a countdown timer along with access to the associated defects. The case study reveals the benefits Air Canada are enjoying from this mobile solution leading to quicker and more reliable aircraft turn-around times.

Keith Dugas, Manager of Excellence Process & Technology, Air Canada

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK

(Workshop / Showcase room)


9:30 - 10:30
Workshop Session: A Fuel Efficiency Masterclass

This Masterclass session will show you how to build a successful fuel savings program or further enhance an existing program.  The economic impact of fuel efficiency management is huge, since fuel costs typically represent 30% - 40% of the total costs for an airline.  You will be presented with practical examples on how to lower your fuel consumption by several percentage points and substantially improve the profitability.  The topics of the case study include:

  • Why is fuel efficiency management important
  • How to start and organize a fuel efficiency improvement program
  • What fuel saving initiatives can be implemented
  • How to discover savings and manage initiatives
  • Choosing the right software to support a fuel savings program
  • How to ensure you make the most out of your current software solution
  • Questions & answers

Workshop hosted by: Sander de Moor, Global Lead - Fuel Efficiency, Aircraft Commerce Consulting

10:00 - 10:30
Airline Case Study: How Jazz Aviation is using mobile to solve the content creation, management and distribution challenge

This case study highlights how Jazz Aviation has transformed the cumbersome, paper and labor-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.

Brent Howardson, Director Business Systems Integration and Development, Jazz Aviation

 10:30 - 11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS 

sponsored by Ramco

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room)

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK

(Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case Study: Alaska Airlines - Using RFID for Inventory Management
Alaska Airlines outline their on-going RFID project designed to fully automate inventory transactions so that all out stations will be self-serviced with RFID. As you will see all part issue and receipt transactions will be done automatically when the mechanic picks up the part and walks through the door. A part removal from store will trigger a transfer from the main warehouse facility.

Jim Parish, Manager Material Stores and Distribution, Alaska 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 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: Fuel Efficiency / Management product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2018 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  OpenAirlines
2)  Honeywell
3)  Safran
4)  Safety Line
5)  Boeing
6)  Laminaar Aviation Infotech

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, latest developments, 2018 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  International Flight Support
2)  Teledyne Controls
3)  Web Manuals

4)  Flygprestanda

5)  Esterline CMC Electronics

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study: Cape Air - The move to a Modern Maintenance Management System: Results Achieved, Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, was was recently voted by Cande Nast Traveler readers as one of the "Best Airlines in America". In this Case Study, Cape Air will detail how its commitment to safety and standard processes, underpinned by the use of IFS Maintenix accross its maintenance operations, is enabling a "best in class' maintenance organization that has helped them achieve top mindshare in the dynamic North American regional airlines market.

Isaiah Herrick, Maintenix Program Coordinator, Cape Air

12:15 - 12:45
Industry Standards Keynote: How implementation of industry standards can improve efficiency and decrease costs
This presentation will discuss the latest ATA e-Business standards in areas of Maintenance Execution, e-Logbook, Aircraft Transfer Records, Procurement and configuration Management.

- Operations: Understand how implementation of these standards can cut costs and improve efficiency.
- MRO IT System Vendors: Learn how to cut your integration costs and improve your customer satisfaction.
- MRO's: Understand how to decrease the cost of receiving work packages and returning maintenance accomplishment data.
- Manufacturers: See the latest in Spec 2000 Procurement Gen 2 and Allowable Configuration data.

Ken Jones, Director Electronic Data Standards, ATA e-Business Program

 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
IT Vendor Keynote: An optimal and Connected Ecosystem Framework for addressing AOG and Surplus
AOG and Surplus are the two sides of the same coin in the commercial aviation industry. Dead inventory somewhere is weight worth of gold elsewhere, but the twain never meet. Ramco and GAINS have partnerered together to bring the power of advanced optimization and ecosystem connectivity to address these two never ending problems on the industry. The presentation will provide a solution framework that includes advanced forecasting algorithms to predict unscheduled maintenance events, better inventory and resource positioning and policy optimization, and a real time visibility of inventory, repair services, and skills across the ecosystem of OEMs, Parts Distributors, MROs, Airline Surplue through advanced search capabilities, thereby connecting AOG and Surplus situation.

Manoj Singh, Senior Vice President, Ramco Americas
Bill Benton, CEO, GAINSystems

14:00 - 15:00     
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, 2018 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

6)  GigSky
7)  Orlando Suite for TechPubs

8)  AVIO
9)  AVIO

10)  UTC
11)  PACE
12)  Lufthansa Systems
13)  SITAONAIR
14)  Comply365

14:30 - 15:00
Industry Survey: Digital Aviation Innovation and Disruption in MRO
Digital Thread, Digital Twins, Digital Analytics, Airbus Skywise, Boeing AnalytX, GE Predix, AFI-KLM E&M Prognos, Lufthansa Technik Aviatar, Azure, C4IoT, Palantir, Predikto, SparkCognition, Uptake, ... what are these 'digital' capabilities and how are they disrupting the MRO industry? Capgemini presents the results of their in-depth industry survey with insights on the state of digital transformation in aviation and aerospace.

Michael Wm. Denis, Principal, Capgemini

15:00 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS 

sponsored by Ramco

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK

(Main Conference room) 

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

(Workshop / Showcase room)

16:00 - 16:30
MRO Case Study: TechOps Mexico - Paperless Implementation as an Enabler for Efficient MRO Operations
In this case study TechOps Mexicooutlines it's use of the FleetCycle MRO solution at its facilities. You will hear how the implementation took only a few 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, Direct, Planning and Productivity, TechOps Mexico

16:00 - 16:50 
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, latest developments, 2018 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

15)  NAVBLUE
16)  Flatirons Jouve
17)  DaxtraData GmbH
18)  Honeywell
19)  Boeing
20)  Laminaar
21)  Ultramain

16:50 - 17:30
Vendor Showcase: Flight Operations Solutions
Your chance to quckly find out about all other Flight Operations Solutions Vendors exhibiting at the conference. Including Flight Planning and Full Ops Solutions. Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2018 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  AIR SUPPORT
2)  Smart4Aviation
3)  XLM Aero
4)  Flightkeys

5)  Chetu 

16:30 - 17:00
OEM Focus: Boeing - The Digital Last Mile - Delivering the Promise of Digital at the Point of Maintenance
The use of advanced digital technology in maintenance continues to increase and evolve.  True value delivery depends upon effective utilization of these tools at point of maintenance.  In addition, new airplane technologies are being deployed which create new opportunities for maintenance optimization.   In this session, Boeing joins customer American Airlines to share industry advances and trends in digital maintenance, and to explore future industry directions and technology.

Kevin Mosblech, Station Capability Manager, American Airlines
John B. Maggiore, Managing Director Maintenance and Leasing Solutions, Boeing Global Services

17:00 - 17:30
Big Data: Racing to platform maturity
The digital transformation of the aerospace and airline industry continues to gain momentum. The aircraft data race is on between various OEMs, MROs and IT companies to reach critical mass for their respective big data platforms. Suppliers have invested heavily in digital innovation hubs and partnerships and continue to offer the prospect of cost reductions and increased operational efficiencies. ICF will discuss the latest developments in the market, positions of the various players and implications for stakeholders.

Jef Geudens
, Manager, ICF

18:00 - 20:00

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

sponsored by Rusada

 

 

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 14th March 2018 

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: Azul Linhas Aereas - Real-Time Flight Tracking
In this case study Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras outlines its 100% Global, Real-Time Flight Tracking Data to Aircraft project using space-based ADS-B data access. You will learn how the solutions allows Azul to track flights in real-time on every route and the additional benefits it is seeing across the airline including potential space-based AS-B data to enhance flight tracking.

Felipe Starling, IT Manager Flight Ops Solution, Azul Linhas Aereas

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, 2018 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  IDMR Solutions
2)  Electronic Data Inc
3)  Seabury Solutions
4)  Commsoft
5)  Aerosoft Systems
6)  EmpowerMX
7)  IFS
8)  Rusada
9)  Novulo
10)  ADB Tech
11)  Swiss AviationSoftware
12)  Airbus
13)  AerData

09:30 - 10:00
Airline Case Study: Norwegian - EFB, buy or to build?
In this case study, Norwegian outlines its extensive EFB project and decision to develop its own EFB solution.  The case study will outline the benefits of this approach in terms of development freedom, challenges of developing an EFB solution from the ground-up and advice for airlines and aircraft operators looking to embark on the same journey or develop additional functionality in their own EFB project.  You will then see a live demo of the solution and learn how it is delivering real operational benefits across the airline.

Klaus Olsen, EFB Administrator, Norwegian

10:00 - 10:30
Airline Case Study – Southwest: EFB – What Next? Upgrading your EFB platform
Southwest have a long established and successful EFB program. This presentation outlines the recent upgrades and developments the airline has made to its EFB to ensure the solution is future-proofed and takes advantage of the latest technology. Some of these include: the move from suction cups to hard mounts, updated power units, electronic dispatch release, using pilots phones and BYOD corporate policies, device break rates. The presentation ends with a look at future projects and further developments.

Amy Ashkinazy-Murrell, EFB Manager/Administrator, Southwest
Will Ware, Flight Ops Mobility Lead, Southwest

10:30 - 11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

sponsored by ClimaCell

 FLIGHT OPERATIONS IT TRACK 

     (Main Conference room)

 MRO / M&E IT TRACK 

     (Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case Study: Air Iceland - EFB Project
In this case study Air Iceland 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.

Magnus Sigurjonsson, Pilot | EFB Manager, Air Iceland
Wim De Munck, CTO, AVIO

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, 2018 outlook, product roadmap.

Vendors presenting include:

14)  CaseBank
15)  Omega 
16)  Boeing
17)  Laminaar Aviation Infotech

18)  TRAX
19)  Ultramain
20)  Aerostrat
21)  Flatirons Jouve
22)  Comply365
23)  Web Manuals
24)  AVIO

11:45 - 12:15
Regulator's Keynote: FAA Policy - Electronic Flight Bag and Enhanced Flight Vision Systems
In this keynote presentation the FAA sumarizes the latest policy changes in AC 120-76D, Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags and in the FAA authorization A061. The brief will also provide an overview of regulation supporting use of enhanced flight vision systems and describe the operational credit obtained through the FAA authorization C048.

C. Scott McLellan, EFVS Policy - Flight Operations Branch (AFS-410), FAA

12:15 - 12:45
Airline Case Study: Sky Airline - Putting Flight Data to work towards Fuel Savings
In this presentation Sky Airline outlines its efforts to reduce its overall fuel consumption by putting to work the vast amounts of readily available flight data for each aircraft to create tail number specific machine learning performance models. You will learn how these models can be used in combination with accurate 4D weather forecasts to optimize climb profiles for each flight saving 5% to 10% of fuel for each ascent.

Nicolas Chadwick, Captain A320 - Fuel Efficiency Manager, Sky Airline

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 - Connecting yesterday's avionics to today's technology
This presentation outlines the use of an Onboard Networking System to enable older aircraft to enjoy a fully connected experience and take advantage of the latest technology and applications.

Sean P. Reilly, VP Business Development, Avionica

14:00 - 15:00
MRO Workshop Session: Part 1: Blockchain in Aviation; Part 2: 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 and the latest trend in aviation MRO - Blockchain. The main workshop takeaways are:

Part 1: Is Blockchain & MRO Maintenance the Future?

  • What is Blockchain Driven MRO
  • Will implementation of Blockchain driven MRO solutions be the same as current Enterprise Wide solutions.
  • Is this the next disruptive technology that will fast track a vision of seamless, transparent and supportive maintenance

Part 2: Best Practice in Selection, Implementation & Upgrade of MRO Solutions

  • 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

Workshop Hosted by: Sharhabeel Lone, Consulting Partner, SAKS Consulting

14:30 - 15:00
AIDs and Application Hosting Keynote

This presentation highlights the flexibility, short and long term benefits of AID 'open application hosting' in support to flight operations and maintance support applications, as well as associated IT integration and security implementation challenges.

Jean-Marie Begis, Director EFB & Aircraft Information Systems, Esterline Avionics Systems

15:00 - 16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK -- SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS

sponsored by ClimaCell

16:00 - 16:30

Ramp Agent Workspace – Make your Ramp paperless!
All Airlines are moving very fast forward when digitalizing the passenger experience to make their operational processes more efficient and more convenient for the airline customers. You can check in, rebook and receive information about flight change – all directly via your smartphone. But what about airline operations – especially in ground handling, where the Ramp Agent often acts as a “trouble shooter” for many operational processes? During the aircraft turnaround the Ramp Agents still face a lot of unnecessary paperwork as well as time-consuming and in-efficient information exchange and communication. Moreover, many times the turnaround process still remains a “black box”. How to solve this? The solution is to: Digitalize Your Ramp! The presentation demonstrates how a “Ramp Agent Workspace” can support the Ramp Agent with the needed transparency and workflows. On top it also shows a view on “Future Load Control” where 3D visualization helps to achieve better results.

Michael Muzik, Senior Product Manager, Lufthansa Systems

16:30 - 17:00

50 shades of grey. Lifting the shades on traditional costing or 50 reasons why airlines should opt for driver-based operations costing (DBOC) in the future
Today’s airline cost management is based on cost aggregation and distribution keys. This translates into management by average or assumptions. The only real way to learn how cost disparities compound is to build a bottom-up view of unit costs and volumes. With traditional cost-cutting programs reaching their limits McKinsey assumes that a ‘driver analysis offers many traditional carriers cost-cutting opportunities of 10 to 20 percent a seat, even without a substantial shift in business models.’ The presentation outlines how activity based costing (ABC) and driver-based costing evolved, how DBOC is to be applied complimented by the reasoning why it will be tomorrow’s way of managing cost. The magnitude of disruption for maintenance / schedule planners, operations control, hub, network managers, as well as financial controllers will be discussed. The systems required for DBOC exist it just needs innovators to lift the grey shades.

Gesine Varfis, Chief Technology Officer - R&D, XLM Aero