Agenda of presentations
- Three presentation tracks (Maintenance & Engineering; Flight Operations; Connected Aircraft & Passenger) of keynote presentations, case studies, product showcases, and workshops will go live on our virtual platform over the 5 days.
- The presentation tracks will run throughout the day largely covering all time-zones from 08:00 UTC/GMT to 19:00 UTC/GMT. Attendees can log-in and watch them live or view On-Demand if you miss a key session.
- Take part in a live Q&A with the speakers via the chat box. Ask questions live or whilst watching On-Demand, when your question will be forwarded to the speaker.
- Download the presentation files whilst watching or at your leisure after the event.
- All presentations, workshops, and product showcases will be available to view via the digital platform for up to 2 weeks after the live event.
The agendas include 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 the constantly evolving aviation sector.
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Available from the beginning of the conference and throughout the week: your chance to meet the exhibitors. The videos are available to watch in the dedicated ‘Video Library’ room on the digital platform
View 7 minute showcase videos providing product overviews, latest customers and developments, 2021 outlook and more. Learn about the latest cutting edge digital solutions and how they can assist your business and processes:
M&E / MRO Solutions: Ultramain; Trax; Aerostrat; Honeywell; Orlando Suite for TechPubs; Ramco Aviation; Yonder; AeroSoft Systems; FLYdocs; Vistair; Web Manuals; APSYS; PACE;
EFB / Flight Operations Solutions: Collins Aerospace; Ultramain; NAVBLUE; Honeywell; Smart4Aviation; StorkJet; Orlando Suite for TechPubs; PACE; Yonder; m-Click.aero; Skyconseil; Flygprestanda; Vistair; Web Manuals;
Fuel Efficiency: OpenAirlines; Honeywell; StorkJet; Safety Line; PACE
Connecting Aircraft & Passenger Solutions: Collins Aerospace; Ultramain; Honeywell; PACE
At the invitation of HAECO ITM, a large group of MRO-related companies gathered in Hong Kong in May of 2019 to discuss the potential for Blockchain in support of MRO activities, relating mainly to Supply Chain. The MRO Blockchain Alliance emerged from this gathering. The Alliance developed a vision for Blockchain in the industry and set long term objectives. The Alliance also identified and successfully completed two proofs-of-concept (PoCs) related Track & Trace and Change of Ownership. A roadmap has also been developed that will lead to increased functionality and expanded participation. This presentation will touch on all of these key points.
Sean Melia, Product Specialist, SITA
Jennifer Torlone, Vice President, Willis Lease Finance
Andre Fischer, CEO, FLYdocs
As the industry moves towards digitization for a post Covid world, FL Technics outlines its innovative digital training and monitoring application developed in-house. You will see how the app provides an online training platform for engineers and technical training management and administration processes for training managers.
Liudas Jurkonis, Deputy CEO for Engineering, Design and Technical Training Department, FL Technics
Aviation has long been committed to reducing carbon emissions through numerous initiatives like fuel efficiency improvement, operating weight reduction, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development, paperless aircraft & maintenance, Single European Sky (SES), network flight efficiency programs, e-Ground Handling Equipment, CORSIA, further emission trading schemes, engaging voluntary individual carbon footprint off-setting programs, etc. Despite these efforts, aviation is still largely viewed as a polluting industry and a significant reduction of its carbon footprint will require drastic changes.
Several technologies are being aggressively developed to achieve this objective of lower aircraft emissions. However, the aircraft itself is only part of the story: strong joint efforts and coordination involving all stakeholders will be necessary. For example, hydrogen as a primary source of power is one of the most promising technological enablers on the path towards sustainable aviation. The introduction of hydrogen-based technologies will bring new challenges in aircraft design, production, operation, maintenance and recycling with an impact throughout the aviation ecosystem. It will also induce great challenges in the development of hydrogen production and distribution infrastructures. Only a joint and common effort from all stakeholders will make the introduction of hydrogen aircraft possible.
Aviation has the potential to lead the way towards sustainable transportation with high safety and security standards, smart integration of new technologies into future mobility concepts and operating models and efficient use of digitalization and big data as enablers for a sustainable circular economy.
APSYS will present what the future of aviation may hold and the road map towards sustainable aviation.
Gesine Varfis Marketing Manager APSYS
Gabriel Godfrey Product Owner Sustainable Aircraft APSYS
Inasmuch as passenger confidence is key to the recovery of our industry, the measures that enable passengers to gain that confidence in the confined aircraft are essential. PXCom has developed an in-cabin mobility management solution that improves in-flight social distancing as the core component for passenger confidence.
Cyril Jean, CEO, PXCom
In this case study, Norwegian, along with partners Microsoft and GigSky, outline the evolving Norwegian EFB program and showcase, an A-Z guide on how they are building the perfect EFB concept, including: eSIM for digital data transfer, device management and configuration, IT support, and more. The presentation ends with a look ahead at the next steps in development.
Klaus Olsen, EFB Administrator, Norwegian
Fredrik Uddegard, Cloud Solutions Sales Lead EMEA, Microsoft
Thomas Job, Enterprise Product Manager at GigSky GigSky
In 2018, Sabena Technics launched a digitization program specifically in Major Airframe activities. After twelve months of project implementation, the first A330 fully digital & paperless C-Check was performed successfully. In this case study Sabena Technics will share the value creation, the obstacles and successes, and the work still in progress to continually improve the product and benefits. Sabena Technics will also share its practical project experience as a market-leading adopter of digital transformation.
Francois Dore, Deputy Director General Strategy and Innovation, Sabena Technics
In the current climate airlines do not want to invest in major aircraft retrofits. However, it is apparent that passengers want to be entertained, serviced and connected through their own devices. AirFi presents a set of solutions that show how airlines can achieve passenger satisfaction with a low-cost, high-impact approach.
Job Heimerikx, CEO and Founding Partner, AirFi
In order to react swiftly to the changing market requirements, airlines need flexibility around the choice, installation and operation of IFE systems. Cornea, a joint venture between an airline and system house, outlines a landscape of solutions that offers that flexibility combined with cost effectiveness.
Yusuf Emin Zeren, Chief Engineer, Cornea Aero Systems
The entire ecosystem: owners, lessors, manufacturers, operators, maintainers wish there was a single source of asset management truth on aircraft, engines and components so that better decisions can be made quicker on what to keep active and what to store, retire, scrap etc. During the Covid crisis the volume of transactions occurring on assets has been astounding. Ownership is changing, mortgages, rentals, lines of credit etc. Common transactional platforms are a crying need. Aircraft as young as 12 years are headed for part out. Digitally enhanced and E-enabled platforms are coming in faster than originally anticipated. This presents the opportunity to adopt mature digital threads and twins for those platforms rather than recreate them in MRO systems. The OEMS will also be very happy to play a stronger role in managing the aircraft and unburden the airline – to motivate the movement of production overcapacity.
Allan Bachan, VP, ICF
Operational restrictions as an industry reaction to COVID-19 pandemic have shattered the state of stability of aircraft operations that has been so hardly achieved during the previous years on the global scale. With no exception to technical operations area, airlines are struggling with coming to terms with a new reality – trying to keep the aircraft in the air, managing parking and storage programs, getting alleviations for maintenance personnel and maintenance organization licences, and more. IATA has embarked on the mission to make all possible to help its members and beyond to navigate through these difficult times. Six months into pandemic, a range of effective measures and best practices are developed and some tangible dollar benefits are achieved.
Iryna Khomenko, Manager Operational Efficiency, IATA
COVID-19 has devastated the industry, but it has provided a unique opportunity by simultaneously requiring every airline on the planet to consider its strategic survival. This has never happened before and will, hopefully, never happen again. Every Opportunity must be taken to help airlines through the current crisis and to build a more robust, more modern industry. But airlines must also help themselves. To survive and thrive, airlines must begin to consider how planning for this might occur. One thing is for sure, airlines cannot sit back and wait for governments and industry to pick up the pieces for them. This keynote will discuss the proactive measures airlines can take now, to assure an enduring emergence from COVID and more efficient, resilient future.
Michael Bryan, Founding Principal & Managing Director, Closed Loop Consulting
In this case study Edelweiss Air shares its experience in transforming the airline’s static Operation Manuals to dynamic content. You will see how a newly implemented EFB solution changed how Edelweiss works with and manages their OMs and how the system is designed to displays the right information at the right time, depending on the user profile and on the context of use. A fully integrated workflow allows for easy update of content by both editors and subject matter experts. As you will see compliance is guaranteed by not only referencing content to the underlaying regulation but by actively triggering change requests to the content if the regulation changes.
Bruno Speck, Head of Operations Support, Edelweiss Air
Netforecast will give a very rare insight into what airlines should be looking for when engaging in a connectivity project. In the end, what determines passenger satisfaction is not the amount of data that arrive at the aircraft modem, but by what arrives on each passenger device.
Alan Jones, Director of Software Engineering, Netforecast
This keynote presentation will introduce you to the latest developments in rotables pooling / spare parts optimization solutions, and inventory management. You will see how new technology has been developed specifically to address Inventory Technical Management. As you will see advanced technology such as AI, ML and Smart Automation provide airlines, aircraft operators, MRO facilities, parts traders and pooling providers with the necessary tools and data needed to ensure they have the right spare part, at the right place, at the right time and at the right price.
Daniel Stromski, Managing Director, DA Aviation Management
Air Asia is reconfiguring its identity as a low-cost carrier by pushing the boundaries of low-cost air travel through digital transformation of the contactless passenger experience, and collaborative operations. With ‘Safe Travel’ at the heart of all engagement, Air Asia provides an insight into an innovative approach to operations where cash is king, collaboration is queen and the passenger is firmly at the centre.
Javed Anwar Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer (GCOO), AirAsia Group
In this presentation EUROCONTROL explain how the Network Manager (NM), carried out specific activities in close cooperation with operational stakeholders to address the COVID-19 crisis. This close cooperation in the field of operations and with States in the field of crisis management, allowed establishing solid foundations for a number of processes and successfully support the Network recovery over the summer. The activation of the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell end of January 2020 was immediately followed by the setting-up of a weekly ad-hoc Coordination Cell teleconferences gathering the Directors of Operations of the 41 member states. These weekly meetings facilitated a shared view of the COVID-19 impact on the European aviation and agreed measures to address the impact on the European network in general, and the Aircraft Operators in particular. Early April NM published the first European Recovery Plan. The Plan provides for a consolidated European network view of the evolution of the air traffic and facilitates the planning of the service in the recovery phase by air navigation service providers and airports to match expected traffic demand in a safe, efficient and coordinated manner.
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Manager, EUROCONTROL
In this presentation you will see how drone technology has been integrated in AFI KLM E&M aircraft maintenance process. More than a process change, this is also a cultural change which has been operated. From the first tests up to the training of the technicians, you will learn what are the key steps to implement such technology and accompany inspection teams to make them autonomous.
James Kornberg, Innovation Director, AFI KLM E&M
Josselin Bequet, CEO & Co-Founder, Donecle
The utility of cabin cameras is evolving rapidly from a blunt and passive surveillance tool towards a solution that enables airlines to actively understand passenger preferences, well-being and behaviour. In times of social distancing, increased passenger anxieties and ultra-long-haul flights, airlines want to gain insights into how to fine tune aircraft cabins and their services.
Irene Selvanatha, Systems Engineer, FTi Engineering Network
Considering the double hit for the airline industry of reduced passenger loads and substantially reduced cargo capacity, this presentation addresses a highly effective way of how to use aircraft capacity. Umlaut will introduce a cabin solution that increases the usage of aircraft capacity whilst increasing revenues and yields.
Dr. Jürgen Wittmann, Director, Umlaut
Brian Hint, one of the FAA’s policy writers for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), will be presenting a number of new EFB topics to include temporary utilization of personal PEDs as an EFB, draft AC 120-76E, and the blending of avionics and EFB functionality. Brian will also provide an overview of current material and resources available to industry stakeholders as well as answer any questions related to current and proposed FAA EFB policy.
Brian Hint, Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) – Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, FAA
With less flights operating due to the COVID crisis, it means reduced taxiing times and flying sector times – no more long waits to land. In this presentation ICF analyses global flight tracking data over the past 6 months to show where airlines can make savings with their fuel planning for each flight.
Martin Harrison, Global Managing Director, ICF
This presentation describes the impact of COVID on the existing greenhouse gas reporting schemes for aviation. IT also covers the impact of Brexit and the latest situation with EU-ETS. The presentation begins with a look at the at the original timeline planned by ICAO for the rollout of CORSIA. Right now airlines are faced with an unclear situation and a lot of questions, such as:
– Is CORSIA actually being implemented or are there still reservations from states against Annex 16 ?
– How is the timeline for submitting the 1st emission report being adjusted to reflect the impact of Covid-19 withing the aviation industry ?
– Will the baseline for Carbon neutral growth (average emissions of 2019 and 2020) be adjusted ?
– What happens to EU-ETS and its co-existence besides CORSIA ?
– What is the impact of BREXIT ?
All of the questions will be addressed and more asked by you during the presentation.
The presentation will provide a new map and the route forward to the “new normal” .
Guido Harling, Executive Director, ETSverification
The number of fuel initiatives, data sources, diverse fleet and complexity of an airline’s operations make it difficult to manage a fuel program. LOT Polish Airlines shares the story behind centralizing all the data sources into one software including FDR, OFP, Scheduling, LDS, Engine history and much more. As you will see with that, LOT manages over 30 fuel initiatives easily finding potential savings and informing pilots to change their behaviors to become more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly.
Mateusz Dziudziel, Head of Fuel Department, LOT Polish Airlines
Kamila Giżyńska, Settlements and Analysis Specialist, LOT Polish Airlines
Airlines and MROs across the world have taken advantage of the enforced break in normal operations to analyse how well their maintenance and engineering business processes are performing. During this time the rate of technology adoption has occurred in all aspects of MRO: Training, Production, Engineering, Planning, Supply Chain, Quality, Records etc.
But how can airlines and MROs capitalize on that momentum; take those behaviors and make them a normal course of how we move forward – what’s the model to do so? This workshop session outlines the model companies can use to optimize their processes and technology adoption. You will see that now is the time to reinvent – restart with a new framework, not the old.
Allan Bachan, VP, ICF
Flight and Flow Information for a Collaborative Environment will introduce a new flight plan format and flight planning process that supports collaborative decision making before the flight but also during the flight. It is the foundation for Trajectory Based Operation. The presentation will focus on the first steps that are being taken and what this will mean for operators.
Henk J. Hof, Head of ICAO and Concept Unit, EUROCONTROL
In this case study, SpiceJet outlines how it managed to achieve quick cost reduction within only a few months after implementing a Fuel Efficiency program. This case study highlights how forward-looking airlines such as SpiceJet can emerge stronger after the crisis, preserve their cash while increasing their profitability and competitiveness.
Nittin Gulati, Senior Project Manager IT, SpiceJet
Considering that the passengers experience of the total journey often has a large portion happening on the ground, Passengera’s contribution is offering most valuable insights from their experience in providing passenger entertainment and connectivity for transportation on the ground.
Jan Kolar, CEO, Passengera
In this case study presentation, cargo airline Western Global Airlines, will walk through a recent implementation and a new approach to modern cloud SaaS MRO/M&E IT solutions. The ‘COVID curveball‘ has changed the game. Low-cost, high-quality and fast implementations are what organizations need now to bounce back to an efficient operation. The presentation will show how unique licensing, hosting, integration and the right team can meet these new demands.
Jim Buckalew, EVP TechOps, Western Global Airlines
Aviation technical operations and aerospace industries have traditionally adopted innovations at the “late majority” stage, after they have been thoroughly proven out by other industries. The state of the industries today, however, is pushing the interest and adoption of innovation faster because of the fight for survival airlines and their aerospace suppliers are in. Absent financial engineering, companies will only consider options that deliver short term return on investment and positive cash flow. The question remains, where to start on a digital transformation and servitization journey? This session will present some of the top technology based innovations (such as: Digital Threads, Augmented Reality, Voice Recognition, IoT, Blockchain, and lots more), their value propositions and the logical sequence to maturing capabilities over the digital service lifecycle journey.
Michael Wm. Denis, Principal – Aviation & Aerospace Strategy, Capgemini
This Masterclass session will show you how to further enhance an existing Fuel Efficiency program. The economic impact of fuel efficiency management is still large, and even though fuel costs today typically only represent 20% – 30% of the total operational costs of an airline, there are still significant amounts of money to be saved. You will be presented with practical examples on how to further lower fuel consumption and substantially improve profitability. Topics of the case study include:
– Why fuel efficiency management continues to be important
– How to better organize an operational efficiency improvement program
– What new fuel saving initiatives can be implemented
– 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
Sander de Moor, Director Aircraft Operations Performance & Efficiency, Aircraft Analytics
The Covid-19 crisis has seen a huge increase in demand for air-freight services and with airlines retiring fleets early or returning them to the Lessor, the passenger-to-freighter conversion market is set to boom. This presentation uses a new aircraft performance digital tool launched by Aircraft Commerce: Aircraft Analytics, to analyse the performance data and capabilities of the different narrow-body converted passenter-to-freighter aircraft, including payload range, en-route fuel burn and costs, block-times, flight times and available gross and revenue payload. You will also see how the aircraft perform from different airport elevations and sector lengths.
Sander de Moor, Director Aircraft Operations Performance & Efficiency, Aircraft Analytics
In this case Study Air France outlines its project to further reduce its overall fuel consumption by putting to work the vast amounts of readily available flight data for each aircraft towards flight efficiency guidance to the pilots, including direct routes recommendations and other flight specific best practices.
Delphine Guérin, Head of Flight Efficiency Department, Air France
Deutsche Telekom will share their experience from providing total journey connectivity and how this can translate into passenger engagement and satisfaction in the aviation portion of the journey.
Daniel Schultz, Senior Manager In-flight Communication, Deutsche Telekom
Whilst the world is focusing on reducing the risks from the COVID virus, the risks that growing cyber threats bring must not be neglected. This presentation addresses cyber risks in the complex overall aviation landscape tackling topics such as the evolution of the cyber threat level in 2020, the emerging regulatory framework, the nascent relationship between the industry and the researcher community, or the increasing interest in embedded aircraft security. CyberInflight will also reveal some of its latest findings of the obvious weak information security implemented by some stakeholders to protect sensitive intellectual property. CyberInflight will discuss lessons to be learnt and roadblocks preventing the industry to reach a potentially stronger maturity level.
Florent Rizzo, Founder and CEO
This presentation outlines a new autonomous robot solution, developed using ultraviolet (UVC) technology. UVC has a long history of disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces, air, and water in hospitals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, laboratories and many other industries. And now, this new product brings the technology to the aviation industry to combat COVID-19. During the presentation you will see how the solution operates, moving down the aisle of an aircraft and, using ultraviolet light, knock out 99.99 per cent of the pathogens in the air and on the surfaces.
JP Floyd, Director, Operations & Safety, AeroHygenX
Airlines everywhere are dealing with the worst crisis in the history of the industry. However, as they eventually look towards recovery they face another threat: the pilot training bubble. Find out what the bubble is, and what challenges and opportunities it presents to airlines and pilot training companies.
Jeff Green, Consulting Engagement Manager, Oliver Wyman
The struggle is real: what do we do when so many things are changing out of our control? Traditional methods of conducting business have changed overnight. Conducting business in the new world requires the adoption of new virtual tools, skills and effectiveness. This presentation covers: turning your challenge into a new direction, understanding the factors around you, evaluating what works in a virtual world and shifting into success. You will learn practical solutions for success in a virtual world, including the four pillars of successful Digital Transformation and actions you can take forward to be successful.
Mark Schulz, Founder, DigitalAircraft
In this presentation ICF outline the challenges airlines are faced when optimizing schedules and how IOC can better leverage operational data to: build a more resilient schedule to begin with; optimize block buffer; optimize turn-times and use CDM correctly; be able to anticipate rather than react to disruption; understand EU261 costs.
Alastair Blanshard, Manager, ICF Aviation team
This case study outlines Norwegian’s use of the new Cruise Profile Optimizer from AVTECH which provides pilots with vertical flight path optimization in-flight, resulting in significant fuel and time savings per flight. The solution has been developed to utilize existing aircraft hardware and data communications, requiring no new aircraft hardware or software investments, and delivers the key profile data to the pilots in the flight deck via an EFB device, a cockpit printer or display.
During the presentation Norwegian will outline the solution’s key features and benefits and it will be explain how the Cruise Profile Optimizer retrieves real-time flight plan and aircraft performance data (cost index, weight, etc), and the most accurate and advanced wind and temperature data from the Met Office 10k global weather forecast solution to provide pilots with real-time in-flight decision support to select a cost-optimal flight path.
Stig Patey, Captain B737 / Manager Fuel Savings, Norwegian
In-flight wireless communication is increasingly used by airlines for offering in-flight entertainment to passengers and supporting operations inside the cabin, including on-board sales and crew communications. These wireless services can only be provided when safe use of wireless devices is demonstrated (PED tolerance). PED tolerance is the ability of an aircraft to safely operate when subjected to electromagnetic radiation intentionally and unintentionally emitted by Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs). In this presentation insights will be given in PED tolerance validation with regards to in-flight wireless communication.
Sander van Lochem, Avionics Specialist at ADSE Consulting & Engineering, ADSE
This presentation focuses on two aircraft operator case studies – focusing on:
Case Study 1: How to go digital when your fleet spans multiple generations of content, systems, manuals and data. Optimizing a hybrid approach to structured data, PDF and paper content. How content fuels the engine of optimized digital delivery of manuals, task cards and integrated solutions.
Case Study 2: Leveraging your existing IT portfolio investment to allow for intelligent digital content solutions. How to leverage your IT investments even if they are dated or not exactly where you want to be. Executing now and planning for the future.
Mark S Schulz, Sr. Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development, AeroSoft Systems
The increase of narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes challenges the current standard of business class cabins equipped with recliner or simple low-privacy full flat seats. Business travelers who are used to spacious cabins on various widebodies will expect the same level of comfort onboard single aisle during their long-haul flights. Combining highest cabin optimization from 36″ pitch and unrivalled widebody-like passenger experience, Opera is an upcoming gold standard for full-service carriers planning to deploy single aisle aircraft on long-range routes.
Emmanuel Regnier, VP Sales & Marketing, STELIA Aerospace
Alicja Grzebalska, Operational Marketing Manager, STELIA Aerospace
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