The aero engine aftermarket in North America remains the largest in the world and continues to grow. With the global engine MRO industry forecasted to reach ~$42bn and the active in-service fleet of engines forecasted to reach ~77,500 engines by 2025 according to ICF, it is perhaps no surprise that the next edition of Aero-Engines Americas looks set to be the biggest to date.
Aero-Engines Americas takes place on January 31 to February 1, 2018 and brings together over 250 stakeholders from around the world to address the hot topics and long-term developments associated with this mature but growing sector. It is the only conference exclusively dedicated to the America’s engine community.
“The Aviation Week Network is excited to bring together all the key players in the engine industry in the aviation hub of Florida for 2 days of networking, learning, discussions and sharing of best practices,” said Juliet Trew, events director for Aviation Week Network. “This event has established itself as a key forum for this sector with tremendous year-on-year growth and really provides a quality environment for making new business relationships and building on existing connections.”
Delegates can gain insights from over 45 engine experts speaking on the agenda including representatives from major players in the industry such as AAR, Rolls Royce, GE Aviation and Engine Lease Finance. Topics to be addressed at the conference include Aero-Engine Aftermarket Analysis, Engine Lifecycle Management, Next-Generation Engines & Technologies and Retirements & Inductions.
Abdol Moabery, president and CEO at GA Telesis, who is providing the keynote address, said: “About every twenty years the aviation industry approaches a new era, where all the engine manufacturers come to market with new technology at the same time. Unlike other industries where new innovations are delivered annually or semi-annually, the sheer cost of delivering a new technology jet engine along with the limited size of the market make these milestones mini-eras. However, this era has many nuisances that differ from previous engine eras. How will these changes impact the operators, MROs, lessors, financiers, and the aftermarket?”
The conference has gained strong backing from its host sponsor GA Telesis, lead sponsor Aeronautics Fund and sponsors AJW, Engine Lease Finance Corporation, Lockheed Martin Engine Solutions and Sintavia, as well as supporters EOS North America and Trumpf. Enthusiastic support has also been provided by local Florida associations including Enterprise Florida, The South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council, The Beacon Council, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and The Greater Miami Aviation Association. Plus, the event plays host to several exhibitors looking to showcase their products and services.
The two-day conference, which takes place at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, will close with an exclusive tour of the GA Telesis corporate headquarters and global distribution centre in Fort Lauderdale.
More information on the event can be found at www.aeroenginesusa.com