CAPA-Aviation Week Network Airline Operations Leaders' Summit & Awards Gala Dinner

Seville, Spain
2-3 Dec 2019

Monday 02 December 2019

Registration, Networking & Coffee
Chairman’s Welcome
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
Host Welcome
Junta de Andalucía, Minister for Economy, Knowledge, Enterprise & University, Rogelio Velasco
The Environment: Aviation's #1 issue for the 2020s
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
Fleet Planning Back-Ups Plans: Planning for the Unexpected
New aircraft are getting grounded and delayed. How do airlines best cope from a fleet management perspective, including the aftermarket?

Moderator: TAP Air Portugal, Head of Fleet Planning & Contracts, Nuno Leal  

  • Aircastle, EVP - Portfolio Management, Paul O’Callaghan
  • Icelandair, COO, Jens Thordarson 
  • LOT Polish Airlines, COO, Maciej Wilk 
  • MTU Aero Engines, SVP MRO Programs, Martin Friis-Petersen
10:30 Coffee Break & Networking
Keynote: Cutting Delays
In Europe, 5.8% of all flights are delayed due to aircraft technical issues that subsequently delay other flights. Those disruptions cost about 2.8 billion Euros annually. See how a European Commission project aims to change that. 

TAP Air Portugal, Innovation Specialist, Luís Pimentel de Oliveira [Download Presentation]

11:35   Big Data For Operational Improvement

  Moderator: Aviation Week Network, Chief Editor MRO, Lee Ann Shay

  • Air France-KLM, Head of Strategy, Marketing & Communication, Vincent Metz
  • Embraer, Manager, Technical Support, Henrique Cardoso
  • LOT Polish Airlines, COO, Maciej Wilk
12:20 Lunch Break & Networking
Workforce: Effective Recruitment, Training and Retaining Strategies 
It’s a very competitive environment to hire experienced pilots and mechanics/engineers. Learn effective ways to recruit and retain pilots and mechanics.

Moderator: Korn Ferry, Senior Client Partner, Michael Bell

  • Avianca, SVP Maintenance & Engineering, Jose Luis Quiros
  • Pegasus Aero Group, Executive Director Fleet Mgmt. & Corporate Support, Carlos Ábrego-Aguilar
  • United Airlines, Technical Operations Senior Supervisor, Joe Pergola
Market Consolidation: Impact on Aftermarket Services
What impact does the consolidation have on airline operations? When vendors merge, what proactive actions should airlines take?

Moderator: Aviation Week, European MRO Editor, James Pozzi

  • Collins Aerospace, Vice President of Aftermarket Services, Gail Baker
  • Revima Group, President, Olivier Legrand
  • Vueling, Maintenance Manager, Raúl Pérez 
15:00 Coffee Break & Networking
Digitising Lease Returns
When a single-aircraft transition can involve going through 70 boxes of paperwork, lessors are understandably keen to go digital. So where is the holdup?
Moderate: Oliver Wyman, Partner, David Stewart
  • Air Lease Corporation, Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Asset Management, Eric Hoogenkamp
  • MTU Aero Engines, SVP MRO Programs, Martin Friis-Petersen
  • Ryanair, General Manager Heavy Maintenance, Neil Hickey
Optimising Inventory: What’s On Your Balance Sheet? 
As airlines change fleets, what happens to spare parts and other inventory no longer needed? What strategies do airlines use to access to the right parts at the right time in the right place without excess expenditures?  This panel examine rightsizing inventory for your operation while keeping the CFO happy.

Moderator: Aviation Week,  European MRO Editor,  James Pozzi

  • Air France-KLM, CDO Engineering & Maintenance, Rodolphe Parisot 
  • Alitalia, Head of Marketing & Sales - Engineering and Maintenance, Vincenzo Quaranta
  • Kellstrom, Managing Director-Europe, Middle East and Africa, Al Malecha
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks
19:00 Gala Dinner & CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence