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Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas Attracts Airline and Industry Leaders in Atlanta, April 9-11

February 22, 2019

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aviation Week Network’sMRO Americas (#MROAM) is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, April 9-11 in Atlanta. The event is the one place where all levels of the MRO industry gather for three days of 360° learning experience: education, networking, and an unparalleled and extensive exhibition floor offering a mix of new and innovative products, technologies, offerings and services. See here for agenda.

MRO America’s primary focus is on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), but returning this year is military aviation MRO with the continuation of the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium, supported by the Logistics Officers Association (LOA) to bring “best practices” together. See here for the agenda.

The conference is packed with informative sessions featuring airline executives, aviation industry leaders and military officials. Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian will deliver the “Airline Fireside Keynote Chat,” on Tuesday, April 9 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., with speakers from American Airlines, United, Frontier, Copa and more included during the three-day conference.

The exhibition hall features more than 800 solution providers and will draw more than 15,000 registered attendees. The exhibition hall hours are Tuesday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“MRO Americas is an exciting event, where deals happen, contacts are made and where the industry comes together, year after year, to engage, develop, discuss and grow their businesses,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director/Events & Tradeshows, Aviation Week Network. “The event’s exhibition hall is sold-out once again, making it apparent in that this event is the place to be!”

MRO America’s partner is Delta TechOps. Diamond Sponsors are Aviation Technical Services, Collins Aerospace, GA Telesis, Pratt & Whitney, and Rhinestahl CTS; Platinum Sponsors are Airbus, Chromalloy, GE Aviation, HAECO, HEICO, MRO Holdings,MTU Maintenance, Safran, Satair, StandardAero, Triumph Group, Inc., and United Technical Operations.

Highlights from the conference include:

-- State of the Airline - American Airlines with Craig Barton, Vice President, Technical Services, American Airlines; John Beavers, Vice President, Engineering, Quality and Training, American Airlines; and Kevin Brickner, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, American Airlines. -- Military Keynote with Hon. Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Sustainment. -- Risk Management of New Technologies with Don Wright, Vice President, Maintenance Operations, United Airlines; Greg Lambert, Business Manager, Tech Ops, Endeavor Air; and Jim Mach, Vice President, IT, Atlas Air. -- Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Forecast with Brig Gen John Kubinec, Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, United States Air Force; John Johns, CEO, Gryphon Defense Group; and Tim Matthews, (RADM Ret.) VP F-35 Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin. -- State of the Airline with Ahmad Zamany, Vice President, Technical Operations, Copa Airlines.

-- New this year is Start-Ups Stand Up for Innovation, taking place Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. In these innovation lightning talks, start-ups looking to change and stimulate the industry will get 10 minutes to pitch their products and solutions to attendees and a live judging panel. Led by Starburst Accelerator, this session seeks to show insight into the future of the industry with comments and feedback from industry experts.

Upcoming Aviation Week Network events are: MRO Southeast Asia | March 7-8, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Engine, Leasing, Trading & Finance | May 1-2, London; MRO BEER | May 21-22; Vilnius, Lithuania; ap&m Europe | June 4-6, Frankfurt, Germany; Aero-Engines Europe | September 11-12, Istanbul, Turkey; MRO Asia-Pacific | September 24-26, Singapore; and MRO Europe | October 15-17, London.

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