Agenda of Presentations




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 Pre-Conference Digital Transformation in Aviation Workshop


 Prize Draw Session - Win an iPad!

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. 



Pre-Conference Digital Transformation in Aviation Workshop*

Monday, 10th June 2019

* Please note that there is an additional fee of USD $250.00 to attend this Workshop.

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14:00 - 17:30

Pre-conference Digital Transformation in Aviation Workshop

(Workshop / Showcase room)

With the explosion of data and new technologies in the past 3 years, it is clear that Digital Transformation is something with which every airline and aviation company must engage. But what is ’digital transformation’ and what are its implications for management, and those using and developing software solutions?

Airlines and large aviation companies are complex operations, and their systems are normally reliant on an IT architecture that is outdated and fragmented. Data sits in silos across the company and that silo separation limits the company’s ability to adopt a digital strategy. Upgrading that technology is extremely time consuming, complex and costly. So how can airlines and aviation companies benefit from new digital technologies, embrace transformation, and bring the data silos together to enable real-time insights?

During the interactive workshop, you will learn answers to these questions, as well as understand the history of the digital age. You will learn lessons from other industries and what’s trending in aviation as well as see case studies of agile IT solutions that can integrate with traditional IT infrastructures.

At the end of the session, participants will have a working knowledge of the different digital technologies trending in aviation and which new technologies are coming to market; understand the benefits of working with agile technology compared to traditional methods; and know how to implement this to drive digital transformation. The workshop will close with a Q&A session and participants are invited to send in their key questions and details of any digital problems facing their companies ahead of the session – our experts will then ensure you leave with the answers and knowledge needed to meet these challenges.

14:00 - 15:30 Theory & Introduction

  • Introduction
    - An introduction to Digital Transformation and a look back at history
    - What are the most significant developments to date?

  • The second digital age - General trends in digitization
    - What's going on in society at large and in other industries? Social media is a relentless force driving digital technology.
    - What new technologies are coming to market?
    - How can we position ourselves to be a winner in the second digital age?

  • Digitization in Aviation. Trends and Case Studies
    - What's trending in Aviation in the digital market?
    - Presentation of agile IT solution case studies such as:
    --- Digital transfer of Weight & Balance information between stakeholders
    --- ePooling of components with XML transfer of rotable data
    --- Developing tablet solutions for load control

  • How to successfully implement digital initiatives in Aviation
    - An introduction to agile project methods and how to use them in an aviation digitization project.
    - A comparison between traditional waterfall methods and IT structure, and agile projects and solutions.
    - An introduction to the practical agile course

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:30  Agile LEGO brick building workshop:

  • The group will divide into development teams and then our Agile coach will lead us through the planning and building of an airport with LEGO bricks. We will work in short sprints with planning, building and retrospective phases. Key take aways will be deeper understanding of the pros of working agile compared to traditional methods and ideas on how to implement this for digital development in aviation.

  • Closing Thoughts and Questions and Answers

Training Workshop hosted by:
Fredrik Ekstrand, CEO, Cervino Consulting
Erik Nordqvist, Agile Consultant, Cervino Consulting

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Close of Pre-conference Digital Aviation Workshop


 DAY 1 - Tuesday, 11th June 2019 

08:00 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00

Chairman's opening remarks


(Main Conference room)

09:00 - 09:30
Industry Trends Keynote: Digital Transformation - Where are we?
Digital Transformation and Big Data have been buzzing topics for the past 3 years. In this presentation ICF will present the status of the landscape:

  • What are the main trends (areas of focus)
  • What are the notable achievements to date
  • Which suppliers are leading the race to digital maturity
  • Which new technologies are about to join in 2019
  • What are the areas of concerns for the industry.

Allan Bachan, Vice President, ICF

09:30 - 10:00
Airline Case Study: Frontier Airlines - Rollout of RFID Emergency Equipment Inspection App
In this case study Frontier Airlines outlines its rollout of RFID Emergency Equiment Inspection processes using the TRAX eMobility App. As you will see the App utilizes the power of RFID technology and is based on aircraft equipment configurations for an easy to use interface.  It tracks missing or expired emergency equipment such as oxygen bottles, life vests, smoke masks, safety placards, etc. The App adds parts numbers, expiration dates and physical locations into the RFID tag and work can be conducted offline and then synced on command via WiFi or GSM.

Joe Byrd, FMIS Manager, Frontier Airlines


(Workshop / Showcase room)

9:30 - 10:30
Workshop Session: A Fuel Efficiency Masterclass - How to enhance your existing Fuel Efficiency Program

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 ot 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

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

10:00 - 10:30
Airline Case Study: Endeavor Air - Enhancing PMI to WebPMI, Customized JobCards and Digital Technical Manuals Implementation Project
Endeavor Air has embarked upon a multiphase project to enhance its existing PMI implementation with additional functionality. This case study focuses on the following key project milestones:

  • Implement WebPMI, which includes customized Endeavor Air (EDV) help
  • Implement DigiDOC the dedicated digital Content Management System (CMS)
  • Publish OEM Manuals in DigiDOC with existing EDV customized content
  • Establish business policies and procedures for revising OEM Manuals and integrating EDV customized content using DigiDOC
  • Revise OEM Manuals by replacing original, existing customized content with XML customized content
  • Replace existing JobCard Management System with DigiDOC XML Jobcards integrated with WebPMI

Chris Oot, Tech Ops Systems Support Manager, Endeavor Air

 10:30 - 11:15



(Main Conference room)


(Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case Study: UPS - Using Data to Monitor and Address Repetitive Defects.
In this case study UPS 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.

Tom Wagner, Manager of ACMX Technical Support and Aircraft Maintenance, UPS

11:15 - 12:05
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, 2019/20 outlook.

Vendors presenting include:

1)  Boeing
2)  Honeywell
3)  OpenAirlines
4)  Safety Line
5)  Safran Aircraft Engines
6)  Laminaar
7)  PACE

12:05 - 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, 2019/20 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

2)  dgBirds
3)  AVIO

4)  GigSky

5)  Flatirons Solutions

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study – Alaska Airlines: Using Sophisticated Software to Manage Heavy Maintenance Planning
In this case study Alaska Airlines outlines the use of a sophisticated software solution it uses to manage heavy maintenance planning. You will see how the tool allows the airline to better understand the costs driving its maintenance program while maximizing yield and efficiency. The case study will also look at how the solution assisted Alaska Airlines to manage the complicated maintenance planning processes with the integration of a new fleet following the merger with Virgin America.

Rob Slack, Director of Maintenance Planning, Alaska Airlines

12:15 - 12:45
Airline Case Study - Copa Airlines:  A Cross-Enterprise Transition to a Modern, Mobile Cloud-enabled Maintenance & Engineering Platform
Consistently recognized as the most punctual airline in Latin America, Copa Airlines also carries a reputation for being at the forefront of innovation, embracing new technologies in the spirit of improving the overall passenger experience. In this session, Copa will detail how the airline made a successful cross-enterprise transition to a modern, mobile Cloud-enabled Maintenance & Engineering platform, with plans afoot to further improve their MRO best practices harnessing the power of latest advances in e-signatures and supply chain optimization.

Pablo Rousselin Avendaño, Senior Projects Manager, Copa Airlines

 12:45 - 14:00



(Main Conference room)


(Workshop / Showcase room)

14:00 - 14:30
Industry Survey Results - Capgemini: Digital Aviation & Aerospace MRO Survey 2019
Capgemini presents its 2019 industry survey results on the adoption of MRO innovations such as interactive voice computing, service parts optimization, predictive maintenance, connected aircraft operations and the autonomic airline.  Which innovations have stalled and which are accelerating? Industry leaders give their perspectives on what is delivering operational and financial value; what new business models these innovations are enabling; and what is in store for the future.

Michael, Wm. Denis, Principal - Aviation & Aerospace Strategy, Capgemini

14:00 - 15:30     
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)  Web Manuals
7)  Esterline CMC Electronics

8)  DextraData
9)  International Flight Support

10)  Boeing
11)  Comply365
12)  Flygprestanda
13)  Lufthansa Systems
14)  Ultramain Systems
15)  Eaglecap Software
16)  Collins Aerospace
17)  FLYHT

14:30 - 15:00
MRO Case Study - Coopesa: Using Technology to boost the MRO's Competitive Advantage
In this case study Coopesa outline the drivers behind implementing a new sophisticated M&E Solution (FleetCycle MRO Manager) and the roadmap for introducing the solution. The session will cover the hurdles and challenges Coopesa have faced along the way during the implementation phase along with expected results including a 10x improvement in productivity.

Walter Ching, Director Operations / COO, Coopesa R.L.

15:00 - 15:30
Airline Case Study: Upgrading Legacy Systems to deliver Next Generation Functionality 
This case study follows a midwest regional carrier operating a fleet of 56 Embraer 175 aircraft. Since its launch the airline has been using Maximo 6.1 with the original, separate, Maximo Aircraft Configuration Management system to track all aircraft and component maintenance activities. In 2016 the airlines engaged with Projetech, Electronic Data Inc and IBM to upgrade their Maximo system to the current version of Maximo for Aviation. This case study focuses on the upgrade project which will culminate in the spring of 2019 and will deliver massive improvements in the airlines ability to manage all aspects of the airline’s maintenance requirements as dictated by Federal Aviation Regulations section 121. Projetech has powered Maximo system as a cloud service since 2011. As you will see, Projetech partnered with EDI to configure the MfA and to build migration processes to transform data from the legacy Maximo + CM systems to keep system down time to a minimum since Maximo is listed on the airlines’ Operating Specification as a mission critical system.

Mark Eaton, VP of Technology, Projetech
Jay Chauncey, VP of Innovation, EDI
Rob Powell, Lead Architect, IBM

15:30 - 16:15



(Main Conference room) 


(Workshop / Showcase room)

16:15 - 16:45
Real Time Location System (RTLS) Keynote: Using location across your business from tracking tools to autonomous aircraft inspections
During this presentation, you will discover the value an RTLS solution can bring you in an MRO environment. Parallels will be drawn with other sectors, where RTLS is now part of the standard processes, to demonstrate how this technology can be used to enhance and improve your existing processes. There will also be information on how to implement such a solution and the real benefits achieved from specific use cases in actual implementations.

Dr. Hugh Revie, Sales Director - Aerospace, Ubisense
Adrian Jennings, VP RTLS Technology, Ubisense

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, 2019/20 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

20)  Honeywell
21)  Laminaar
22)  Orlando Suite for Tech Pubs
23)  Vistair
24)  Teledyne Controls

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, Full Ops Solutions and Ops Performance. Each Vendor will provide a brief 7 minute showcase of their solutions including: product overview, new customers, latest developments, 2019/20 outlook, new customers.

Vendors presenting include:

2)  Smart4Aviation
3)  Storkjet

4)  Chetu
5)  Laminaar

16:45 - 17:15
IT Vendor Focus: Paperless Maintenance in the eye of the digital mesh – the towering eye wall: Data, Augmented Analytics and Maintenance Cost Control
IATA’s guidance material for paperless maintenance is vast and comprehensive; the ATA e-business program covers it all from e-logbook to warranty claims. Smart RFID tags automatically share the maintenance status of a removed component. However, RPA solutions are developed to automate the printing of documents and SBs are distributed in PDF format. Maintenance invoicing is further behind with e-invoicing on IATA’s agenda for years.

Real-time fleet and lease cost management, cost driven task planning, automated invoice control, tail centric performance and cost tracking are feasible. Tomorrow’s savings are driven by cost driver analytics, real-time cost impact awareness, predictive, prescriptive cost analysis embedded in a collaborative decision making process of Maintenance Control Center (MCC) and Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC). How? Engage in agile incremental minimum viable concept (MVC) and minimum viable product (MVP) development. Early adapters accelerate their business, maintain a competitive advantage and assure AI readiness for tomorrow.

Vincent Baletran, Project Manager BU Aerospace, APSYS
Gesine Varfis, Marketing & Early Adopter Program, APSYS

17:15 - 17:45
IT Vendor Focus: Forecasting Spare Parts for Optimization of MRO Inventory
Forecasting spare parts is difficult, but to know what spares to hold, where to hold them and in what quantity is crucial. To identify maximum supply of spare parts at minimal costs there is the need to consider the demand uncertainty dimension and the trade-off between excessive inventory vs. unwarranted aircaft down-time when calculating replenishment parameters. During this presentation Cervino Consulting will walk you through how to use historical data and clever algorithms to identify when to order new stock and the maximum supply of spare parts required.

Fredrik Ekstrand, CEO, Cervino Consulting

18:00 - 20:00




DAY 2 - Wednesday, 12th June 2019

08:00 - 09:00



(Main Conference room)


     (Workshop / Showcase room)

09:00 - 09:30
Regulator Keynote: FAA EFB Policy Update
Brian Hint, the FAA’s policy writer for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), will be presenting a number of new EFB topics to include alternative EFB device usage, automated EFB concepts of operation, and new dispatch requirements for certain EFB functions.  As always, 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 - Flight Technologies & Procedures Division, FAA

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)  EmpowerMX
2)  Rusada
3)  Omega Air
4)  TRAX
6)  Chetu
7)  Seabury Solutions
8)  Laminaar
9)  Aerostat
10)  Flatirons Solutions
11)  AVIO
12)  Ultramain
13)  Ubisense

09:30 - 10:00
Airline Case Study: Alitalia - iPad EFB Project
In this case study, Alitalia outline it’s successful iPad EFB project including looking at the sophisticated software platform covering a full suite of operational planning and calculation modules used by flight crew throughout all phases of flight. The project highlights, experiences, process steps and operational gains are discussed. The case study also focuses on what's next for the project including iPad AID integration and other developments.

Antonio Veredice, ICT Strategy & Evolution Manager, Alitalia

10:00 - 10:30
Airline Case Study: VivaAerobus - Digital Manuals and Documentation Project Case Study
In this case study Mexican carrier, VivaAerobus, outlines its transition to a cost-effective and scalable platform to manage Flight Operations and Engineering manuals. You will learn about the challenges faced when managing multiple document formats and how a partnered solution has resulted in bettered transparency and efficiency across the group.

Nayhelli Sanchez, Technical Publications Manager, Viva Aerobús

10:30 - 11:15



     (Main Conference room)


     (Workshop / Showcase room)

11:15 - 11:45
Airline Case Study: Tradewind Aviation - The Digitization of Flight Operations Manuals and Regulatory Compliance
In this case study, Tradewind Aviation shows how it's sophisticated digital document management software system crucially helps to instil a culture of safety and compliance across the airline, allowing for the tracking of revision cycles and workflows in a digital format. You will see how the system is designed to centrally store all documents and manuals and allows ground crew to distribute the most up-to-date digital versions across multiple devices including EFB and Tablets ensuring pilots and cabin crew automatically receive fully updated flight manuals and documentation and enables them to find the information they require fast.

Nickolaus Ogle, Assistant Director of Operations, Tradewind Aviation

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)  Inform
15)  ADT Wings
16)  Ramco
17)  Swiss AviationSoftware

18)  CaseBank
19)  Commsoft
20)  IFS Aerospace & Defense
21)  Web Manuals
22)  Aerosoft
23)  Airbus Skywise
24)  Lufthansa Technik
25)  EDI
26)  Boeing

11:45 - 12:15
Airline Case Study: Pacific Air Express – The benefits of real-time data acquisition.
In this case study Pacific Air Express present the airline’s use of real-time data acquisition using FLYHT’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS). Pacific Air Express discusses its use of the technology including satellite connectivity, including voice, GPS for FOQA, automated and accurate block and flight time reporting, automated engine data collection including RR RB211 Profile engine reporting for EHM, automated engine and airframe exceedance reporting, built-in QAR, and flight following. The presentation shares examples of the results the airline has seen regarding cost savings, improvements in processes and communication, and safety and compliance.

Craig Abela, Standards and Technical Pilot, Pacifc Air Express

12:15 - 12:45
Cyber Security Keynote: How prepared is your company to face Cyber attacks? A review of industry best practices
High profile cyber attacks against airlines and aviation companies repeatedly make headlines around the world and damage the reputation of those companies affected as well as the bottom line. This presentation focuses on how you can better prepare your company to face cyber attacks by outlining industry best practices and by running through a check-list of key focus areas that will limit the impact of cyber attacks.

Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure 

12:45 - 14:00



     (Main Conference room)


     (Workshop / Showcase room)

14:00 - 14:30
Deep Turnaround: Still collecting data manually? How Artificial Intelligence revolutionizes Ground Operations
Punctual turnarounds have become more and more a critical success factor for the on-time performance of airlines. To successfully implement Turnaround Management airlines need to consider the following action fields:

  • Definition and set up of a reference model, that is agreed with the suppliers
  • Monitoring of current ground handling by defining target/actual times
  • Setup of corresponding Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Performance monitoring and analysis by Quality- and SLA management. 

These action fields are the prerequisite to successfully manage the seamless interplay between airport, airline and ground service providers. Even there is a great potential to improve the on-time performance, pro-actively controlling ground processes is still a relatively uncharted territory for many airlines though. The period of time between on-blocks and off-blocks very often still remains a “black box”. The important question therefore is: Why is there still such a hesitation among airlines to implement a Turnaround Management? This presentation will outline some of the biggest obstacles including the laborious gathering of the necessary data to visualize the turnaround performance in real-time. But with new technologies available on the market, this problem is past: Artificial Intelligence (AI) today allows airlines to easily transform unstructured data simply from a video stream into “turnaround time stamps” and will omit the burden of manual data collection. This presentation therefore demonstrates how newest AI video stream technology will revolutionize the current Turnaround Management concepts into a highly efficient “Deep Turnaround”.

Michael Muzik, Senior Product Consulting Operations Solutions, Lufthansa Systems 

14:00 - 15:00

MRO Workshop Session: M&E / MRO System Health-Check
The aviation industry is changing. New aircraft generate and deliver even greater, more complex and informative data streams. Industry regulations, operational costs and technology complexities continue to increase, and companies are constantly being challenged to do more with less. The performance of M&E / MRO systems in supporting these challenges is critical to success for maintainers of aircraft (airlines, operators and MROs).

The workshop focuses on how to optimize the use of M&E / MRO IT systems and covers the following key issues: 

  • How are your current M&E / MRO systems and procedures performing, and are they used efficiently and to their full potential? Could additional functionality or modules increase efficiency?
  • Do engineers and maintenance personnel have all the information they need to make timely decisions in order to carry out their work quickly and efficiently?
  • How well is key data captured and is it used and shared seamlessly between disparate business systems and business partners?
  • With new hardware and software technologies coming to market all the time, is your organization ready to benefit from and leverage processes such as: Big Data Analytics and electronic record keeping? Are you ready to eliminate whiteboards, spreadsheets and paper-based processes to manage key aspects of the business or to embrace new generation digital aircraft? Is this new technology even needed to support your operations? 

Workshop Hosted by: Glen Noon, Senior Consultant - Engineering IT Systems, Aircraft Commerce Consulting

14:30 - 15:00
Airline Case Study: Using Big Data and Digital Technology to improve Flight Operations and Fuel Efficiency
In this case study a leading low cost airline outlines its use of the latest big data and digital technologies to transform its fuel efficiency program allowing the airline to analyse and identify the most relevant opportunities for fuel savings from all flight data, and improve overall operations. 

Speaker TBC

15:00 - 15:30


Prize Draw Session

Win an iPad

Business cards will be collected at the beginning of this session. The prize draw will be made at the end of the second presentation.

You have to be in the room to win the iPad – Good luck!

15:30 - 16:00

Vendor Keynote: Technology Developments and the e-Enabled Aircraft Data Generation
This presentation explores the growing aircraft connectivity requirements as mission and time critical communications generate GBytes of data every day, driving new integration challenges. You will see how ot ensure an efficiency use of connectivity, ensure Cyber Security and privacy of data end-to-end, and how to adapt to meet the growth in data use cases, increased traffic and IT integration requirements.

Jean-Marie Begis, Product Line Director, CMC Electronics

16:00 - 16:30

Using Data Analysis to Calculate Fuel Burn and Operating Performance
With the global fleet slowly growing, knowing which aircraft perform better under particular operating conditions is crucial. This presentation looks at using key data analysis to compare the fuel burn and operating performance of comparable aircraft types, focusing on the A320neo, 737 MAX-8, 737-800 and A220-300. The same model can also be applied for wide-body aircraft, regional aircraft, etc. 

Sander de Moor, Global Lead - Fuel Efficiency, Aircraft Commerce Consulting