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Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Time: 0930 - 1600

Registration: This event is open to Airshow trade day visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Pre-registration not required.

Location: Airshow Conference Centre

This Conference, featuring top-flight MRO experts from Australia and around the region, will examine in depth current MRO developments, equipage, training, regulatory obligations and impacts, and opportunities for more general MRO trans-border tasking. There will be no charge (FOC) for attendance and participation at this Conference.

PROGRAM (as of 20 February 2017)

CHAIRMAN: Mr Greg Russell, Chair, The Australian Aviation Associations Forum

0930 - 0940
Anthony Viney – Opening Speech
0940 - 1000

Ben Chandler & Richard Allen
International Agreements - CASA

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is an independent statutory authority which provides the safety regulation of civil aviation operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.

1000 - 1030

Darren Cook
Manager - Compliance & Support
Safety, Quality, & Compliance

Qantas Engineering - Qantas Airways Limited

Qantas Airways is the flag carrier airline of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.

1030 - 1100

Phillipe Erni
Regional Sales Director MEIA, Asia/Pacific

RUAG is a Swiss technology company, with its headquarters in Bern. It has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Austria and United States, and sales companies in Australia, UK, France, Belgium, Brazil and Malaysia.

1100 - 1130

Rene Banzon
Deputy GM
SIA Engineering Philippines

SIA Engineering (Philippines) is a state-of-the-art MRO facility located at Clark, Philippines with a suite of capabilities include aircraft certification (14 Regulatory bodies including FAA, EASA, and CASA) and scheduled heavy maintenance checks, airframe structural inspections, repairs, modifications, paint-stripping, painting of aircraft exteriors and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) checks.

1130 - 1200

Ian Hampson 
Associate Professor
Co Author: Future of Aircraft Maintenance in Australia

School of Management, UNSW Business School - UNSW Australia

University of NSW Report re Workforce Capability, Aviation Safety and Industry Development Final Report of Findings from Australian Research Council Project.

1200 - 1210
Q & A
1210 - 1400
Lunch Break
1400 - 1430

Paul Jones
Sales and Business Development Manager
Aviation Australia

Aviation Australia is a Queensland State Government owned, Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation that holds EASA, CASA and GCAA approvals for the conduct of basic aircraft engineering training (mechanical, avionics and structures) and aircraft type training. Headquarters are located in Brisbane with satellite facilities located in Cairns, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

1430 - 1500

Mathew Wheatley
Managing Director
Sigma Aerospace

Sigma Aerospace is an MRO based at Tamworth New South Wales, Australia. Sigma has a reputable airline instrument repair facility and has a second turbine engine overhaul shop at Brisbane facility to support its Honeywell Major Service Centre.

1500 - 1530

Jason Burzacott
VP, MRO Services Australia
Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific is the leading integrated aviation solutions provider with more than thirty years’ experience serving corporate, government and private customers across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

1530 - 1600

Greg Twiner
Senior Business Development Manager - Contracting Manager

TAE is an aerospace company that operates globally from headquarters in Queensland, Australia. We create value for customers through innovative thinking and premium quality products and services in aerospace engineering, manufacturing, turbine engine and component MRO and enabling technologies.

1600 - 1610
Q&A Summary & Thanks


For further information:
Mr Ken Keech
Executive Manager Civil Aviation Relations
Aerospace Australia Ltd
Email : kkeech@amda.com.au

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