15 April 2015
Etihad Airways Engineering, the host sponsor of MRO Network’s upcoming Airline Engineering & Maintenance: Middle East conference will be a holding a tour of their state of the art facility, exclusively available to conference delegates.
The tour which concludes the conference on the afternoon of the 29 April 2015 will introduce the delegates to the Etihad Airways Engineering management team and offer the opportunity to visit their state of the art hangars.
Jeff Wilkinson, Senior Vice President – Technical, Etihad Airways explains, “It is our pleasure to host delegates of Airline Engineering and Maintenance in Abu Dhabi – the emerging hub of aerospace and aviation in the Middle East. We have organised an escorted tour of Etihad Airways Engineering, one of the largest MRO facilities in the region with state-of-the-art workshops and hangars, including Hangar 6 which accommodates up to three A380 aircraft simultaneously.”
Delegates will also be taken on a tour of various workshops within the facility.
Airline E&M: Middle East has taken place in the region for over 20 years and in 2015 returns to Abu Dhabi, gathering the key stakeholders in the MRO value chain – airlines, OEMs, MROs and suppliers – to network, explore the evolving MRO landscape and forge new connections to take advantage of the current and emerging opportunities.
Topics at the conference touch on a range of aftermarket issues such as: developments in the Middle East air transport market, MRO industry analysis, where the key opportunities in the Middle East MRO market are and MRO contracting trends amongst others.
Industry leading speakers have confirmed to lead these discussions, including regional representatives such as:
• Mick Adams, VP MRO Services, Etihad Airways Engineering
• Mike Ainsworth, Head of Maintenance, flydubai
• Ribhi Al-Husseini, Head of Materials & Maintenance Planning, Al Maha Airways
• Zuhair Mohammed Al-Khashman, President & CEO, Jordan Aviation Airlines
• Hisham Hassan Nasser, Adviser to the Chairman for Maintenance & Engineering, EGYPTAIR Holding Co
• Jayakrishnan VE, Group Chief Procurement Officer, NAS Holding
Other sponsors of the conference include, AJW Aviation who are hosting a welcome reception on the evening 27 April, Honeywell, IBA who are hosting a Managing Maintenance Costs workshop one day before the conference on 27 April and the Arab Aircraft Carries Organisation as a supporter.
More information on the conference, including the agenda and speakers can be found at www.airlineengineering-middleeast.com