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AIME Conference Sessions

The interiors market has rapidly changed over the last two years, airlines are not only in recovery mode but also preparing for the next generational shift. Faster connectivity, newer technology, higher sanitization, and increased comfort will be expected as a standard for the future passenger. AIME 2022 will bring together leading airlines, suppliers and industry experts who will explore the latest advancements in connectivity, 5G, seating, sustainable materials, ROI strategies, IFEC, hygiene and more.

AIME conference sessions will be held on the show floor and all sessions are free to attend. 


10:00 - 10:30Exhibition Hall Opens

Welcome to Day 1 of AIME / MRO Middle East 2022.

10:30 - 11:15MRO: Forecast - Key Trends and Topics for the Region

Understand the regional trends, future demand, facts and figures vital to your business. Attend the dualling Forecast to engage with the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the market and hear a presentation that looks at the in-service fleet, new deliveries, retirements and analysis on MRO demand to give you the tools and information for your future strategies.

11:15 - 12:00AIME Panel Discussion: Preparing for the most transformative customer group- Generation Alpha

This session will explore how to meet the inflight expectations of these truly digital, convenience-driven customers.

12:00Theme: Sustainability and the Future

12:00 - 12:45MRO: Leaders Panel

Hear from regional leaders on how they have ramped back up their teams and operations and where they are in the recovery phase. Exploring the state of the regional landscape for the lessors and state of the leasing market. Understand how market leaders in the region are working with partners and customers in 2022 and how proactive regulators are being to support the industry.

12:45 - 13:15MRO: Steps to sustainability

An update on environmental mandates, their effect on operations and managing costs. What progress has been made and where are we on the journey? What will electric and hydrogen power mean for the MRO networks and will we start to see a different type of MRO for aviation after 2030? What are the main hurdles (technology, design) to increased use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)? Cast your vote on what really has the power to move the needle in the near-term.

13:15 - 13:45AIME Presentation: Reducing flight emissions with sustainable interiors

Reducing aircraft weight and emissions comes hand in hand, this presentation will explore some of the most innovative interior materials making our aircrafts considerably lighter.

13:45 - 14:30AIME Panel Discussion: Operational collaboration with aircraft connectivity

Collaboration between the connectivity value chain is required to ensure satellite communication is fast, 5G is stable, and all networks are secure from infiltration. This session will explore the technologies spearing innovation and how a truly connected aircraft can make ATC safer, increase productivity for pilots and enhance entertainment passengers.

14:30Theme: Airline and MRO Insights on Workforce and Efficiency

14:30 - 15:00MRO: Retaining talent

Hearing regional insights on how to attract and retain talent as the industry recovers and contribute to a mind map for the panel discussion the one thing you think can really make a difference. What are the key challenges as we get to two years since the COVID-19 pandemic commenced and what has changed? What training, apprenticeships and new methods are supported by digital? Who is successfully bridging the gap between the experienced personnel and the newer players in the industry? Understanding current teaching methods and concepts and development and recruitment.

15:00 - 15:45MRO: Insights from regional MROs

How have the MROs had to adapt and what capabilities have they gained over a challenging two-year period? How have their strategies changed in their approach to partners with customers, OEMs and other market players? How have they increased efficiency and tried to respond to the needs of airlines who have been trying to survive?

15:45 - 16:30MRO: The Operator Perspective

How have airlines and MROs tried to standardize and increase their operational efficiency and IT systems for future recovery? How have airline strategies changed in the past two years, has there been more of a move toward strategic outsourcing and what are they key cost considerations? How has OEM support to operators been impacted during the pandemic?

16:30End of Day 1

End of conference day. The exhibition hall will close at 17:30pm Ensure you have downlaoded the Event App by scanning the QR code for onsite attendees. Increase your networking opportunities for Day 2!

10:00 - 10:30Exhibition Hall Opens

Welcome to Day 2 of AIME / MRO Middle East 2022.

10:30Theme: Focus Sessions

10:30 - 11:15MRO Focus on – Supply Chain

What does the supply chain look like in 2022 and what are some of the key cost-saving opportunities? As growth continues in the industry, what might be some constraints on the supply and resource side and how much flexibility is in the supply chain to support the operators?

11:15 - 11:45MRO Focus on – Passenger to Freighter (P2F) Conversions

Cargo conversions have been a silver lining for many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Do we expect that this will peak once belly hold capacity comes back or will there be sustainable growth for conversions in the coming years? With increasing P2F demand, how have MROs had to adjust their strategies and manpower requirements?

11:45 - 12:30AIME Panel Discussion: Exploring the evolution of passenger behavior and expectations

COVID-19 has changed consumer behavior and perceptions, airlines are now focusing on restoring public confidence in the health and safety of flying. This session will identify the efficient technologies available to maintain aircraft turnaround times and product innovations helping restore confidence.

12:30Theme: Digital Trends and New Technology

12:30 - 13:00AIME Presentation: Monetizing the growing demand of inflight connectivity

Changing customer behavior has increased the demand of onboard digital services. This session will uncover the benefits and opportunities of digital services and how airlines can unlock new revenue streams whilst enhancing passenger experience.

13:00 - 13:45MRO & Digitalisation

Understanding some of the key digital trends and the role they have played to accelerate the recovery. How are they valued and what does digitalisation look like post-pandemic? What are some of the applications and impact of big data and AI? Who is using Additive Manufacturing in MRO operations and what opportunities are there for this technology going forward?

13:45 - 14:15Predictive Maintenance Tools

Assessing the impact and deployment of the predictive maintenance tools. At what rate are they being deployed across the industry and could this be improved? How can the accuracy and success of your predictive maintenance tools be measured?

14:15 - 15:00AIME Panel Discussion: Finding the sweet spot between passenger comfort and ROI

This session will explore how to revolutionize premium economy cabins and seats without sacrificing profit per flight.

15:00End of Conference

The Exhibition Hall will remain open until 16:00pm 

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