The aviation MRO community will gather live at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas in Orlando, April 27-29

NEW YORK, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The aviation MRO community will gather in-person for the first time in over a year, with the option to attend virtually, at Aviation Week Network’s 26th Annual MRO Americas (#MROAM), April 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. The event will be co-located with the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium (#MALMS).

The hybrid event will allow participants to connect with peers and colleagues in person at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando or attend virtually from anywhere in the world. The in-person event will be followed May 4-5 with scheduled virtual meetings, networking, chats, and on demand content.

The conference will address how the industry is moving forward after a year of incredible challenges and change with speakers from American Airlines, Boeing, Airbus, Ameriflight, and more. See here for the agenda. Speakers include:

  • David Seymour, COO, American Airlines
  • Bobbi Wells, Vice President, Safety & Airworthiness, Air Operations, FedEx Express
  • Paul Kinstedt, SVP & COO, Republic Airways
  • Paul Chase, CEO, Ameriflight
  • Danielle Vardaro, Head of Worldwide Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales
  • John Brooks, Manager, Commercial Airframe Parts, Boeing Global Services
  • Giovanni Spitale, VP of Commercial Parts, Boeing Global Services
  • Daniel WennigerVP, Upgrade Services, Airbus
  • Andrew Collins, CEO, Sentient Jet
  • Dana Donati, GM & Director of Academic Programs, LIFT Academy, A Republic Airways Company
  • Pat Foley, CEO, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico
  • Nicole Huque, Managing Director, Global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Krauthamer & Associates (K&A)
  • Parimal (PK) Kopardekar PhD, Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI), NASA Ames Research Center
  • Karine Lavoie-Tremblay, Director, Business Relationship, Digital Technologies
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Naveen Poonian, CEO, iBASE
  • Keren Rambow, Marketing Services Executive, GE Aviation
  • Fred Sontag, VP of Sales, Americas & VP Distribution Solutions Group, GA Telesis
  • Caroline Vandedrinck, SVP Business Development, SR Technics

“As we welcome the MRO Americas/MALMS industry back this year, it will be a condensed and more domestic/regionalized version of past events. The smaller scale conference and exhibition will enable us to accommodate everyone safely and securely and enable our customers to engage and conduct business confidently,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director, Events, for Aviation Week Network. “MRO Americas plays an integral role in our customers’ business operations and we are so inspired by how the industry has pulled together to support each other.”

The Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium is supported by Elbit Systems of AmericaFTIL3 HarrisLogistics Officers Association (LOA), Robbins Gioia and Teledyne Controls. The symposium takes place April 28-29 and is designed to bring “best practices” from commercial and military operations together. For a full agenda, see here.

The exhibition hall hours are Tuesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. See here for a full list of exhibitors. To register for MRO Americas see here.

MRO Americas is supported by our sponsors. Platinum Sponsors are AirbusChromalloyGE AviationHoneywellLufthansa Technik, and ST Engineering. Gold Sponsors are ATSAvparts InternationalBPAero, CTS EnginesEmbraerGlobalParts AeroIFSLCIMB AerospaceNordamSpirit AerosystemsVertical Aerospace, and VSE Aviation.

MRO Americas will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure Health and Safety standards, along with those of the OCCC. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa developed a detailed set of enhanced measures. MRO Americas has planned for an optimally safe environment from the moment attendees check-in at registration to the closing of the show floor. A comprehensive plan can be found at: Anyone unable to travel to Orlando will be able to participate virtually. Conference sessions will be live-streamed and available on demand and networking will be accommodated over the May 4-5 dates.

Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising is helping our customers succeed. Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.

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CONTACT: Elizabeth Kelley Grace