Go Live! Theater
The Go Live! Theater on the show floor will allow all attendees visiting the tradeshow to take advantage of a full two-day free-to-attend programme, led by industry experts.
Presentations, Panels and Case studies from regional and international presenters on hot topics will allow visitors at the show critical learning opportunities. Content spans across both MRO and Aircraft Interiors topics.
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TUE 05 MARCH
10:00Exhibition Hall Opens
Go Live! Theater
10:30 - 10:40Opening Remarks
10:40 - 11:10MRO: Forecast - Key trends and topics for the Region
Engage with the key facts and figures on the in-service fleet, growth rates and projections for the region as well as global trends. What consolidation and changes to the MRO landscape can we expect in near and long term? How will the macro-trends observed impact the aftermarket and MRO capacity?
11:10 - 11:50AIME: Panel :The Future of Cabin Design - Anticipating and Adapting to Emerging Trends
Join us as we explore how shifting consumer behaviours and preferences are reshaping the concept of flexible cabin interiors. We'll be unravelling the intricate details of preparing for the next generation of aircraft, focusing on the trends that are set to redefine air travel. At the heart of our discussion is a passenger-centric approach, where we emphasize the importance of designing with the traveller in mind. Additionally, let’s understand the practical challenges of implementing innovative cabin designs, offering insights into making these concepts a reality.
- Daniel Kerrison | Senior Vice President of Inflight Operations | flydubai
- Jo Rowan | Associate Director - Strategy | PriestmanGoode
- Eduardo Matos | Director Customer Care, Product and Hospitality | Etihad Airways
- Dennis Markert | Director of Business Development, Global Sales and Marketing | Astronics
11:50 - 12:40MRO: Capacity Issues on the Horizon?
With the introduction of a new Saudi Arabian airline and grand fleet expansion plans from many operators in the region, the question that remains is whether the region is prepared for the consequent MRO demand? What plans do MROs, OEMs and other suppliers have to ensure they have enough bandwidth to sustain the new fleet size? Are the current capacity issues causing a change in buying patterns for MRO slots? What implications will this have on the market? Are there any current projects or plans for collaboration between companies in the region to mitigate this challenging environment?
12:40 - 13:20MRO: The Boom of India
An update on the booming aviation industry in India with a focus on how growth in this region may impact the Middle East. Hear from industry leaders to understand the drivers for growth and what challenges and opportunities this presents to suppliers in the Middle East. Do regional players expect reduced MRO outsourcing from Indian airlines and what impact might this have? Is there going to be a shift in talent flow from India as domestic MROs and other facilities start to recruit local talent? What kind of implications could this have on the existing workforce problems in the Middle East?
- Dr Surinder Kumar Bansal | VP of Engineering | IndiGo
- Ashwani Bhargava | Senior Director of Supply Chain | Boeing India
- Rahul Shah | SVP Strategic Growth & Business Development Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa | AAR Corporation
- Ashok Gopinath | President and Accountable Manager | GMR Aero Technic
13:20 - 13:50Hosted Session by FedEx: From Recovery to Growth- Take the Next Steps Now with FedEx Aerospace Solutions
Meet FedEx Aerospace specialists to gain insight into current MRO supply chain concerns and potential FedEx Solutions. hear real life examples/case studies of how we leverage digitization, technology and innovation to improve their aftermarket performance and competitiveness.
- Rahul Kitson | Regional Manager Worldwide Sales Middle East and Africa | FedEx Express
- Tim French | Managing Director Worldwide Sales, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa | FedEx Express
- Ken McMahon | Managing Director AMEA Customer Solutions and Special Services Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa | FedEx Express
13:50 - 14:10AIME: Presentation: Strategic Skyweight - Unleashing Financial Efficiency in Aviation through Innovative Lightweight Cabin Technologies
14:10 - 14:30AIME:Presentation: Technical Documentation – The Hidden Necessity for Continued Airworthiness
Good technical authorship is essential for safety and continued airworthiness, and ‘TechPubs’ deserves a higher profile within the big picture. As in most areas of aviation, comprehensive and applicable training of technical authors (and engineers) is urgently needed. With different documentation procedures the implementation of the cultural change that follows should not be underestimated. There needs to be a heightened awareness throughout the aerospace sector.
14:30 - 14:45Hosted Session by ILS: Accelerate your AOG resolution with AeroChat
14:45 - 15:15AIME: What’s coming next in the world of Digital and cabin IFEC systems and its Commercial Potential?
This session will delve into the upcoming technological advancements and consumer trends that are shaping the future of in-flight experience and new avenues for commercial success. Discover how airlines are innovating to meet the growing demand for high-speed internet and personalized content, the challenges in integrating these technologies into future cabin designs, and the impact on passenger satisfaction and airline operations. Industry experts will discuss emerging trends, the BYOD influence, IFC retrofits and strategies for seamless, engaging travel experiences in the evolving landscape of aircraft cabins.
15:15 - 15:50MRO: Benefits of New Technology
This session explores how digitalization and new technology can help your operations and answer some of your burning questions. Whether you are developing a software or are planning to buy one, you will want to hear from leading MROs, OEMs and operators about the software/technology they use, how it integrates with the market without limiting it and what impact they have seen. Gain an understanding of the challenges during implementation, the road to full functionality, training requirements and real-life experiences of system integration. What are the lessons learnt from the process and would they do anything differently? Does the market need any standardization and how can standards be effectively delivered?
15:50 - 16:20Hosted Session by IFS: Digital Transformation & Data – How the Right Data Enables Real-Time Decision Making for Operators, MROs and OEMs
Harnessing relevant, intelligent data is increasingly pivotal for real-time decision-making. Airlines, MROs, and manufacturers rely on data-driven insights to optimize operations, enhance safety, and stay competitive. This session will discuss how the right software solution, coupled with quality data, is key to delivering and leveraging these necessary insights.
16:20 - 17:00MRO: Workforce Challenges - Explore Approaches to Retention, Training and Talent Attraction
Throughout the region there is already a shortage of skilled labor which has been exacerbated by the exponential industry growth. What actions should regional players be taking to ensure the correct workforce in place to support current and future operations? Gain an understanding of the scale of the crisis and where changes and improvements could have the most impact. Insight into the impact of the defence industry on the size of the talent pool in the region and potential implications for talent competition. What needs to be done to improve retention of skilled labor and attract new talent? Gain insight into what impact the culture towards training in the Middle East compared to other approaches is having on workforce challenges.
17:00 - 17:05Closing Remarks
17:05End of day one sessions
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On board Hub
11:00 - 11:30Opening Remarks
11:30 - 11:55Flight Forward: Emerging Trends in Aircraft Interiors
11:55 - 12:20Why are cabins stuck in the past when it comes to digitalisation?
12:20 - 12:50Fireside chat: Shaping the future of in-flight experience
12:50 - 13:15Strategizing Onboard Digital Experiences
13:15 - 13:40Overcoming challenges with OEMs by using alternate parts
13:40 - 14:05Revolutionizing Aerospace Maintenance: How CribMaster's Inventory Management and RFID System Prevents FOD and Optimizes MRO
14:05 - 14:30Exploring the Power of 3D Printing with INTAMSYS in Aviation and Beyond
17:30Exhibition Hall Closes
WED 06 MARCH
10:00Exhibition Hall Opens
Go Live! Theater
10:30 - 10:35Opening Remarks
10:35 - 11:05MRO: Are Supply Chain Challenges Opening the Door to Alternative Parts?
With supply chain challenges being cited as the number one industry concern, how can potential solutions be sought for these wide-ranging problems? Across the region there are mixed views to what is causing these issues but top amongst them is parts availability. This is of particular concern as it is affecting the operational availability of aircraft, delivery timelines and extends shop visit duration. Hear from industry leaders about whether this is changing attitudes to alternative parts, including options such as PMA or DER, which have previously been underutilised in the region. Is it also changing the dynamics on the repair vs replace conversation? What are OEMs doing to mitigate the effect of the supply chain challenges? Do OEMs need to alter their approach to parts supply?
11:05 - 11:20Hosted Session by Ubisense: Closing the Data Gap by Transforming MRO Physical Space into Smart Space
- How to close data gaps and remove invisible waste across the Aircraft MRO industry by connecting the unconnected
- Digitize the gaps and give new levels of insight to existing business applications and users
- Define processes and detect deviations in real-time with Digital-Process Twins of real-world operations, unlocking new levels of breakthrough performance.
11:20 - 11:35MRO Data Blast: Update on the regional cargo market- Part 1
11:35 - 12:10MRO: Insight into the Regional Cargo Market- Part 2
With the rise of passenger demand there has been a reduction in the number of aircraft being retired for either P2F conversion or parts. What are the most important factors for the operators and lessors when considering retiring their aircraft for P2F? The increased demand for P2F requires additional facilities, what are the key factors MROs have to consider when making the switch from commercial aviation to P2F? Can we expect any changes to the ease of importing aviation goods or tax free zones?
12:10 - 12:50MRO: Leasing Vs Buying- How to Optimise Fleet Management
12:50 - 13:05AIME : Presentation: Why is your cabin experience not as smart as your phone?
In the future of digitized and connected cabins, airlines can revolutionize passenger experience by delivering personalized content, boosting revenue, and optimizing operations. It's about shaping a seamless and enjoyable journey for travelers while driving growth and efficiency for airlines.
13:05 - 13:35 AIME: Fireside : Addressing the Challenges face by Airlines in Upkeep, Maintenance and Repair of Cabin Interiors.
13:35 - 13:55AIME: Fireside: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges in Retrofitting Aircraft Interiors
This session dives deep into the world of retrofitting aircraft interiors, exploring how airlines can unlock hidden potential, optimize space, and elevate passenger experience, all while tackling technical and financial challenges.
13:55 - 14:25MRO: Sustainability - Where are we now?
14:25 - 14:55MRO: Aero-Engines Focus: Maintenance Contracts & Increasing Capacity
14:55 - 15:25AIME: Impact of 3D Printing on Cabin Supply Chains, Lead Times, and Sustainability
Join us for an insightful discussion on how 3D printing is revolutionizing the aircraft interiors industry by enabling the production of alternate spare parts. Our panel of experts will explore how 3D printing technology is reshaping supply chains, reducing lead times, and driving sustainability in cabin maintenance. From innovative materials to post-processing techniques, discover how 3D printing is empowering airlines to overcome challenges and create a more sustainable future for cabin maintenance.
15:25 - 15:30Closing Remarks
15:30End of Conference day
The Exhibition Hall will remain open until 16:00pm