The annual Maintenance Cost Conference (MCC) offers a unique opportunity for airlines, OEMs and MROs to present the latest trends on aircraft maintenance and share best practices on maintenance cost management.
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
2 days of presentations by industry experts and interactive sessions with a focus on this year's theme:
connected aircraft and impact on maintenance costs.
Download the Program Content & Synopsis (pdf).
Topics of Discussion:
A tour of Copa Airline's maintenance facility.
Engine maintenance cost reduction through better data usage and engine trend monitoring improvements
Presented by: MTU Aero Engines AG
The importance of Big Data increases in every industry, and engine MRO is not an exception to that. What a non-OEM can offer to support your fleet with analytics.
How innovative Ground Support Equipment & Tools can contribute to reduced maintenance costs
Presented by: Mr. Guillermo BATICON-RAMOS (Head of GSE and Tools Design Office) & & Mr. Nick FENDALL (GSE and Tools Business Development Manager) – Airbus
New technologies and innovation have enabled Airbus to develop new Ground Support Equipment and Tools to maintain, troubleshoot and repair aircraft. With concrete examples, we will show how time savings, need for less experienced personnel and reduced aircraft immobilization help reduce maintenance costs.
Clear as Mod. Applying best practices to aircraft & component modifications
Presented by: Mr. Keith FERNANDES (Manager, Fleet Engineering) - Virgin AustraliaDecisions to implement aircraft or component modifications can be complex, costly and ineffective if not backed by well-defined policies and processes. Uncover common traps and introduce decision logics to ensure that the expected improvements are transparent and as predicted.
Identifying the Pricks Which Will Burst the Bubble in Aircraft Orders
Presented by: Dr. Adam PILARSKI (Senior Vice-President) – Avitas
Right now, most aviation professionals see only a rosy situation but dangers of a short term downturn is predicted by the speaker, which will necessitate actions by MRO outfits to be prepared.
*IATA Airline Member Delegates must actively work in either the Engineering or Maintenance division of their Airline in order to qualify for complimentary admission.
The room rate is 109 USD per room, per night for single occupancy. It includes an international buffet breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is exclusive of applicable taxes.
Book your room today!
For questions regarding the MCC, please contact:
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
The room rate is 109 USD per room, per night for single occupancy. It includes an international buffet breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is exclusive of applicable taxes. Book your room today!
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More than even before, Panama City, Panama is becoming a major attraction for events and other activities related to business and tourism. It is one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in Central America. It has a vibrant metropolis, hip neighborhoods and a burgeoning scene for international banking and trade. In contrast, the city also offers easy access to both pacific and Caribbean oceans, the Panama Canal and lush rainforests occupied by howler monkeys, sloths, alligators and more.
Send us a 100-500 word abstract (brief summary) of the proposed presentation and a biography of no more than one page and a photo (no CVs please). Include a statement indicating the value of your presentation to the intended audience of delegates.
Abstracts must be submitted to IATA by July 21, 2017 to
1. Notification of selection will be sent via email.
2. Each is responsible for his/her travel and accommodation costs.
3. Each presenter receives complimentary conference registration, scheduled meals and access to conference proceedings.
4. Submission of an abstract implies agreement that the author shall permit publication of the presentation in the conference proceedings.5. Priority will be given to speakers from airlines who will present on the following topics:
The 12th Maintenance Cost Conference took place in Bangkok in September 2016.
Review the full
2016 Program(pdf) and check out last year's
Participating Organizations (pdf)
more pictures from last year's event
The Maintenance Cost Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to the airline maintenance community. Find out what kind of privileges we offer our sponsors and exhibitors.
Download the sponsorship opportunities brochure (pdf)
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