Wednesday 13 November 2024

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Networking Breakfast

    Start your day with breakfast and networking alongside delegates and speakers before the event commences.

  • 10:00 - 10:10

    Welcome

    Conference chairman Richard Brown will welcome attendees. Richard has over 24 years of experience in aerospace, including 19 years consulting. Most recently he was responsible for the ICF Aerospace consulting practice and prior to that was part of the European practice at AeroStrategy. Richard is a recognised expert in aerospace manufacturing and maintenance strategies, regularly speaking at industry events and writing for industry publications on these topics.

    Richard Brown - Managing Director, Naveo Consultancy

  • 10:10 - 10:20

    Industry Keynote Address

    To Be Announced

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 10:20 - 10:45

    Sponsor Presentation - GE Aerospace

    GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, as well as integrated systems for commercial, military, business, and general aviation aircraft.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 10:45 - 11:10

    Sponsor Presentation - Airbus

    Airbus designs, produces, and delivers innovative solutions with the purpose of pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world – taking full advantage of its decades of experience and wide-ranging expertise. Spanning the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence, space, and security segments, the company’s cutting-edge products and services are relied upon by customers around the globe – with new Airbus innovations constantly in development.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 11:10 - 11:30

    Networking Break

    Your chance to join delegates and speakers for refreshments in the networking areas.

  • 11:30 - 11:55

    Sponsor Presentation - Boeing

    As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defence products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top US exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 11:55 - 12:35

    Panel Discussion - "Providing Actionable Insights For Airlines"

    Predictive maintenance can provide enhanced decision support for airlines by providing actionable insights to maintenance crews and operators to optimise maintenance scheduling and resource allocation. With the help of real-time data analysis and predictive modelling, airlines can empower maintenance crews with valuable information to make informed decisions about when and how to perform the right maintenance activities. Whether it's scheduling maintenance during off-peak hours, prioritising critical repairs, or proactively replacing worn components, this panel will explore how predictive maintenance provides airline decision-makers with the tools they need to optimise maintenance operations and maximise aircraft availability.

    Craig Lynch - Predictive Maintenance Specialist, easyJet

    Matias Bjerregaard - Predictive Maintenance Specialist, SAS - Scandinavian Airlines

  • 12:35 - 13:00

    Sponsor Presentation: "Revima APU Predictive Care Capability"

    How Revima is assisting customers in monitoring APU conditions and advising on predictive maintenance actions - utilising a robust and cutting-edge digital platform for gathering aircraft data, running analytics, and enhancing engineering algorithms with machine learning modules.

    Maxime Thebault - APU Predictive Care Manager, Revima

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Networking Lunch

    Connect with delegates and speakers over lunch in the networking areas.

  • 14:00 - 14:15

    Sponsor Presentation - Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation

    Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation develops, manufactures and services aircraft flight control and actuation systems, landing gear, air management systems, on-board electronics as well as gears and gearboxes for the aerospace industry. The company provides a complete OEM customer service based on a global network with maintenance, repair and overhaul services, engineering support, documentation and spare parts as well as AOG service.

    Pierre Escudier-Donnadieu - Digital Services Manager, Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation

  • 14:15 - 14:55

    Panel Discussion - "Enhancing Airframe Reliability"

    This session will delve into the transformative impact of predictive maintenance on critical airframe structures, including the fuselage, wings, stabilizers, flight control surfaces, painting and coating activity, and landing gear etc. Industry experts will share insights on how advanced technologies - such as IoT sensors, big data analytics, machine learning, and digital twins - are revolutionising maintenance practices, optimising schedules, driving improvements in safety and cost efficiency, and extending the lifespan of airframe components.

  • 14:55 - 15:15

    Sponsor Presentation - AFI KLM E&M

    A world-leading multi-product MRO provider, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) offers its 200 customers comprehensive technical support, including line maintenance, engine overhaul, aerostructure maintenance, and more. AFI KLM E&M’s 12,800 employees lavish their expertise on close to 3,000 aircraft around the world.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 15:15 - 15:35

    Networking Break

    Your chance to join delegates and speakers for refreshments in the networking areas.

  • 15:35 - 16:15

    Panel Discussion - "Taking Engine MRO To The Next Level"

    As global passenger traffic continues to grow, engine shop visits are expected to further ascend, with high volumes of extensive work scopes anticipated. The industry is recognising that efficiencies can be stepped up if innovations such as AI, robotics, digital twins and other technologies are utilised. This panel discussion will explore how integrating these technologies can deliver benefits and take engine MRO activity to the next level.

  • 16:15 - 16:35

    Industry Presentation "Reducing paperwork for technicians - Otto: A semantic search and recommendation platform for aircraft maintenance"

    Aircraft maintenance and repair is a complex and demanding task that requires access to many technical documents. Finding the right information in these documents can be time-consuming and challenging, with huge safety and regulatory implications. In this presentation, we will introduce Otto, a vector search engine that uses a custom, domain-adapted Large Language Model (LLM) to help technicians find the relevant documentation they need in a fast and accurate way. We will also explain how and why "off the shelf" LLMs fall short in understanding the very technical language of the aviation operational environment. We will also discuss what the future holds for data science in Delta TechOps and beyond.

    Christopher Dixon - Engineering Analytics Data Scientist, Delta TechOps

    Kak Wong - Data Science Specialist, Delta TechOps

  • 16:35 - 17:00

    Industry Presentation

    To Be Announced

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 17:00

    End Of Day 1 - Wrap-Up

Thursday 14 November 2024

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Networking Breakfast

    Start the second day of the event by connecting with delegates and speakers over breakfast in the networking areas.

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Welcome

    Conference chairman Richard Brown will welcome attendees. Richard has over 24 years of experience in aerospace, including 19 years consulting. Most recently he was responsible for the ICF Aerospace consulting practice and prior to that was part of the European practice at AeroStrategy. Richard is a recognised expert in aerospace manufacturing and maintenance strategies, regularly speaking at industry events and writing for industry publications on these topics.

    Richard Brown - Managing Director, Naveo Consultancy

  • 10:05 - 10:30

    EirTrade Aviation Interviews...

    EirTrade Aviation is an aviation technical asset services and trading company with operations in Dublin and Knock Airport, Ireland. EirTrade Aviation’s role is to optimise client asset value through various service offerings. Clients include airlines, MRO and leasing companies worldwide. EirTrade Aviation’s services include technical storage; consignment programmes; technical services – back to birth and current market asset valuations; engine, aircraft and parts’ trading; aircraft storage and disassembly; and end of life programme management. EirTrade Aviation has the experience and knowledge required to meet its clients’ expectations and requirements.

    Lee Carey - Vice President of Asset Management, EirTrade Aviation

  • 10:30 - 11:10

    Panel Discussion - "Optimising aircraft EOL activity"

    Managing the complex lifecycle of aircraft from decommissioning to dismantling, whilst ensuring environmental compliance, cost efficiency, and operational excellence, is crucial for the future of the aviation industry. Participants in this panel discussion will explore the critical strategies being deployed and innovative approaches for optimising aircraft end-of-life (EOL) activity, including the latest advancements in software tools that support these processes, such as data management systems, predictive analytics, and automated workflows.

    Christen Grant - Marketing & Business Development Manager, EirTrade Aviation

  • 11:10 - 11:35

    Sponsor Presentation - Gamit

    Gamit was founded in 1990 and selected London Stansted Airport as its headquarters location at the time due to the expansion plans for it to become a major London International Airport. The specific aim of Gamit was and still is to supply professional and technical support to local and international MROs, airlines, private and corporate aircraft owners.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 11:35 - 11:55

    Networking Break

    Your chance to join delegates and speakers for refreshments in the networking areas.

  • 11:55 - 12:10

    Sponsor Presentation - Lufthansa Technik

    Lufthansa Technik is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft, from commercial to VIP and special mission aircraft. Holding international licenses for maintenance, design and production, Lufthansa Technik provides tailored maintenance programmes, modification, completion and conversion as well as innovative cabin products, material pooling or engine services.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 12:10 - 12:50

    Panel Discussion - "Predictive Maintenance & Cabin MRO: The Passenger Benefits Too"

    The MRO of cabins is not merely about functional upkeep; it directly contributes to the comfort and satisfaction of passengers, which airlines prioritise as a cornerstone of their service. A well-maintained cabin ensures that amenities are fully operational, IFE platforms are working, seats are comfortable, and the overall environment for passengers remains pleasant. This panel will explore how ‘smart’ cabins (whether on brand-new aircraft or through modification/refurbishment projects) can help airlines transform the way they manage and monitor interior components, aligning operational excellence with passenger satisfaction.

  • 12:50 - 13:15

    Industry Presentation "The implementation and governance of predictive maintenance at SAS"

    Matias Bjerregaard will share insights from his experience at SAS, focusing on the financial and contractual challenges of implementing predictive maintenance. He will discuss innovative strategies for overcoming recruitment difficulties, emphasising the importance of empowering technicians by involving them in the decision-making process and ensuring they understand the value of maintenance initiatives. Additionally, he will highlight the success of an ambassador programme that grants select production personnel access to predictive maintenance tools, enabling them to effectively communicate trends and maintenance strategies to technicians. Matias aims to demonstrate how to build a robust business case and foster a collaborative, trust-based maintenance culture.

    Matias Bjerregaard - Predictive Maintenance Specialist, SAS - Scandinavian Airlines

  • 13:15 - 14:15

    Networking Lunch

    Connect with delegates and speakers over lunch in the networking areas.

  • 14:15 - 14:25

    Sponsor Presentation: - Sentry Aerospares

    Sentry Aerospares is a globally respected supplier of aircraft spare-parts, dedicated to providing a world class service with uncompromised quality.

    Boris Wolstenholme - CEO, Sentry Aerospares

  • 14:25 - 15:05

    Panel Discussion - "Preventing AOG With Valuable Spare Parts Insight"

    The interconnected elements between Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situations, predictive maintenance, and the supply of spare parts in aviation MRO are crucial for maintaining operational efficiency and minimising downtime. Forecasting potential failures through predictive maintenance can significantly reduce AOG incidents, while efficient spare parts supply chains ensure rapid resolution of maintenance issues. This panel will highlight best practices and innovative strategies that can boost turnaround time activity.

  • 15:05 - 15:30

    Sponsor Presentation: - StandardAero

    StandardAero offers extensive MRO services and custom solutions for business aviation, commercial aviation, military, and industrial power customers. Nearly 7,000 professional, administrative and technical employees work in more than 50 major facilities worldwide, with additional strategically located regional service and support centres all across the globe.

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 15:30 - 16:10

    Panel Discussion - "Following The Rules and Ensuring Quality Control"

    Regulatory compliance is crucial for ensuring that the implementation and operation of predictive maintenance systems align with the safety, legal, and operational standards mandated by aviation authorities. This involves adhering to safety standards, maintaining data privacy and security, integrating with established maintenance procedures and record-keeping requirements, aligning with Quality Management Systems (QMS), addressing Airworthiness Directives (ADs), obtaining necessary certification and approval, and facilitating accurate reporting. Participants of this panel will discuss how compliance with these regulations not only enhances safety and reliability but also mitigates risks associated with non-compliance, such as fines, grounding of aircraft, and damage to reputation for operators.

  • 16:10 - 16:30

    Industry Presentation

    To Be Announced

    Speaker - , To Be Announced

  • 16:30

    End Of Day 2 - Wrap-Up

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