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February 22-23, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
#MROLA

Tuesday, February 13
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 13:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aviation Week Network is excited to announce a new pre-conference, invitation-only workshop at MRO Latin America 2024. This half-day workshop will explore operators’ engine MRO requirements in the region and delve into how key players can develop facilities and build capacity to meet these needs The workshop will open with a...

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    Tuesday, February 13
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tuesday, February 13:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 14
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, February 14:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, February 14
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday, February 14:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 14
    9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
    • Wednesday, February 14:  9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
    General
    Alyssa Bernkrant
    Business Development
    Aviation Week Network
    General
    Carol Wilkins
    Conference Producer
    Aviation Week Network
    Wednesday, February 14
    9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
    • Wednesday, February 14:  9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
    Keynote
    Eisen Sanabria
    Engineering and Planning Director
    Avianca
    Moderator
    Lee Ann Shay
    Executive Editor, Business Aviation and MRO
    Aviation Week Network
    Wednesday, February 14
    9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
    • Wednesday, February 14:  9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
    A popular session each year, the top ten trends list to watch in Latin America. An overview of key market trends and aftermarket forecast....

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      Presenter
      Jonathan Berger
      Managing Director
      Alton Aviation Consultancy
      Wednesday, February 14
      10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Wednesday, February 14:  10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
      Wednesday, February 14
      11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Wednesday, February 14:  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      It's all the buzz in corporate circles, what are companies doing to extend a healthy workplace culture to their employees? Employee engagement is significant to a company's profitability and training is a key factor in building their engagement. Learn how several companies are managing to retain excellent employees and keep...

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        Panelist
        Christian Mejia
        Sales Director
        Magnetic Group
        Moderator
        Frank Stevens
        VP Global MRO Centers
        Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
        Panelist
        Michael Coughlin
        Chief Operating Officer
        SETNA iO
        Panelist
        Phil Bathurst
        CEO
        Aspire MRO
        Wednesday, February 14
        11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
        • Wednesday, February 14:  11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
        MRO organizations are facing a dilemma: growing commercial opportunities versus tight labor force supply. Coopesa has put a plan in place to meet these challenges including facility expansion, IT solutions and manpower development. Join us for a compelling conversation in a new series with the region's CEOs in Leadership Memo. ...

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          Moderator
          Lee Ann Shay
          Executive Editor, Business Aviation and MRO
          Aviation Week Network
          Speaker
          Rimsky Buitrago
          CEO
          Coopesa
          Wednesday, February 14
          12:15 PM - 1:40 PM
          • Wednesday, February 14:  12:15 PM - 1:40 PM
          Wednesday, February 14
          1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Wednesday, February 14:  1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
          Being the host country presents Costa Rica with the unique opportunity to showcase its sustainability credentials. Hear from a panel of local officials and other industry organizations within the region discussing their gains and successes in monitoring & evaluating programs that have put the country, region and companies on the...

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            Panelist
            Guillermo F. Hoppe
            Former Director General, Civil Aviation of Costa Rica
            Moderator
            Lindsay Bjerregaard
            Managing Editor, MRO
            Aviation Week Network
            Panelist
            Olga M. Sauma Uribe
            Executive Director
            Business Alliance for Development (AED)
            Panelist
            Otavio Cavalett, Ph.D.
            Regional Lead of Sustainability Policy & Partnerships
            Boeing
            Wednesday, February 14
            2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
            • Wednesday, February 14:  2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
            In the aviation industry, the ongoing debate between in-house and outsourced maintenance operations remains pivotal. "In vs Out - Maintenance Cost Benchmarking" delves into this crucial comparison, examining the financial metrics, effectiveness, and potential trade-offs associated with each approach. This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the cost...

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              Speaker
              Hussein Lookmanjee
              Chairman
              Drayton Aerospace
              Wednesday, February 14
              3:05 PM - 3:55 PM
              • Wednesday, February 14:  3:05 PM - 3:55 PM
              Wednesday, February 14
              4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
              • Wednesday, February 14:  4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
              How can industry players contribute to consolidating the MRO market and satisfy the fast-growing demand? A conversation is led by industry executives covering topics on: Local capabilities (aircraft/instruments MROs) – how many, certifications, capacity? Existing and future MRO demand in the region. How do airlines deal with aircraft MRO slots and components repair...

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                Panelist
                Mike Garcia
                President
                Zulu Global
                Panelist
                Rafael Samudio
                Vice President, Technical Operations
                Copa Airlines
                Moderator
                Wilmer Lopez
                Regional Sales Director – Latin America
                AJW Group
                Wednesday, February 14
                4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
                • Wednesday, February 14:  4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
                General
                Carol Wilkins
                Conference Producer
                Aviation Week Network
                Wednesday, February 14
                5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                • Wednesday, February 14:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                Thursday, February 15
                8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                • Thursday, February 15:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                Thursday, February 15
                8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                • Thursday, February 15:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                Thursday, February 15
                9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
                • Thursday, February 15:  9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
                General
                Carol Wilkins
                Conference Producer
                Aviation Week Network
                Thursday, February 15
                9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                • Thursday, February 15:  9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                Hear expert analysis on the current outlook for fleets, MRO demand and other critical market trends across our region that outlines both challenges and opportunities for the future. See the market drivers affecting the market from passenger demand to costs to economic factors. Assessing where we are with delivery and...

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                  Presenter
                  Brian Kough
                  Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
                  Aviation Week Network
                  Thursday, February 15
                  9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
                  • Thursday, February 15:  9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
                  Since 2017 LATAM MRO in São Carlos has nearly doubled its operation volume. Obviously impacted by the pandemic, the operation growth has accelerated, driven by a strong insourcing strategy. This is a short story on how it happened, but especially why we believe this was and continues to be a...

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                    Moderator
                    Lindsay Bjerregaard
                    Managing Editor, MRO
                    Aviation Week Network
                    Featured Speaker
                    Marcos Melchiori
                    MRO Brazil SR Manager,
                    LATAM Airlines
                    Thursday, February 15
                    10:25 AM - 11:05 AM
                    • Thursday, February 15:  10:25 AM - 11:05 AM
                    What are the new technologies and innovations developed or in the process of development for the foreseeable future? Moving to digital platforms offers better tracking and traceability. What are the gains expected from the rollout of Artificial Intelligence? Is the region prepared for the future that's here now?...

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                      Moderator
                      Conor Doherty
                      Head of Communication
                      Lokad
                      Panelist
                      Everton Vincente de Lima
                      MRO & FBO Managing Director, Embraer Service & Support, Brazil
                      Embraer
                      Panelist
                      Rafael Samudio
                      Vice President, Technical Operations
                      Copa Airlines
                      Thursday, February 15
                      11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
                      • Thursday, February 15:  11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
                      Thursday, February 15
                      11:20 AM - 11:55 AM
                      • Thursday, February 15:  11:20 AM - 11:55 AM
                      What if there was another global disruption in the immediate future? Would the region be better prepared to manage? What improvements and solutions are in place for success?...

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                        Panelist
                        Carlos Rodriguez Govea
                        Regional Air Logistics Aerospace Business Development Manager
                        Kuehne + Nagel S.A.S.
                        Moderator
                        Jane Del Rio
                        VP of Sales (Latin America)
                        Sky Source, Inc
                        Panelist
                        Luciano Lisiotti
                        Account Executive
                        Lokad
                        Panelist
                        Ramon Berenguer
                        Business Development Director
                        STRADE - powered by SR Technics
                        Thursday, February 15
                        12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
                        • Thursday, February 15:  12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
                         Our Aero-Engines pre-conference workshop saw leaders from the airline and engine MRO market gather to network and share ideas about the requirements and demand for engine services in the region. This panel brings together workshop leaders to share their insights and feedback to the MRO community on how they see...

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                          Panelist
                          Andres Jimenez
                          VP Materials & Operations
                          Aero Engine Solutions
                          Panelist
                          Julio Ramirez
                          Director Sales & Marketing, Americas
                          Global Engine Maintenance
                          Moderator
                          Lee Ann Shay
                          Executive Editor, Business Aviation and MRO
                          Aviation Week Network
                          Panelist
                          Sebastian Torhorst
                          Head of Sales Engine Services Americas
                          Lufthansa Technik
                          Thursday, February 15
                          12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
                          • Thursday, February 15:  12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
                          General
                          Carol Wilkins
                          Conference Producer
                          Aviation Week Network
                          Thursday, February 15
                          12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
                          • Thursday, February 15:  12:45 PM - 1:30 PM