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How are Airlines and MROs Sharpening their Digital Tools? (Part 2)

Airlines and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) companies are sharpening their digital capabilities in order to capitalize on Covid’s lessons learned, just as new problems challenge their ability to prosper. By 2032, global MRO spending should reach $126 billion, up from $79 billion in 2022.

Airlines and MROs have spent the past two years revamping operations to counter Covid-related challenges that included thousands of aircraft being parked or retired, revenue streams being disrupted, supply chains broken, and operations being run remotely.

With Covid-related restrictions now easing and flights rapidly rebounding, we are seeing immense challenges for the airline industry in ramping back up in order to cope with the huge rebound in demand for air travel, from severe staff shortages to supply chain issues.
There are various kinds of IT innovations integrated into MRO with the advent of digitalization, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Digital Twins, Cloud-based software, Software-as-a-Services (SaaS), Apps, Connected Aircraft, and other advanced and disruptive technologies. This growing digitalization of activities among airlines and MROs is rapidly increasing software penetration across the global aviation industry.

Join us on Tuesday 27th September as we explore how airlines and MRO companies utilize IT systems to digitally transform and extract efficiencies in their daily operations.

When: Tue, Oct 4, 2022 · 2:00 PM · London
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
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Webinar hosting presenter Neil Walker
Conference / Marketing Director
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Founder, #DigitialAircraft
Mark is the founder of #DigitalAircraft and has over 30 years of experience in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry, working hands-on with Aircraft OEMs in airline operations, engineering, maintenance training, shop and engine operations.

Over his career, Mark has transitioned from being a consumer and user of IT Solutions to being a digital solutions provider. He has a wealth and breadth of industry knowledge, starting and operating Aviation software companies and implementing digital solutions at over 200 Aviation and Aerospace companies.

Mark holds FAA A&P and Commercial Instrument Multiengine Pilot Certificates. He completed his undergraduate studies in Aviation Technology Engineering at Purdue University before going on to complete his MBA at the University of Denver.
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Director of Strategy, Planning, and Innovation, AAR
Joel Blumenau is the Director of Strategy, Planning, and Innovation for AAR. He started with AAR almost 4 years ago as head of product support for the Airvolution® effort.

Since then, Joel has spearheaded the launch of the platform including all customer service and customer success initiatives as well as early development team efforts. He has a 20+ year background leading SaaS teams for industries as varied as aviation, insurance, financial trading, and retail brokerage. Joel also manages the teams involved in continuous improvement of AAR’s intranet and public-facing websites, a large variety of emerging technology efforts, and the AAR global digital systems strategy.

In a prior career, Joel was an options market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and later an upstairs equity options and futures trader. He received his bachelor of arts in economics from Stanford University.
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Senior Product Manager, Strategy, Planning, and Innovation, AAR
Sheila Becherer is a Senior Product Manager at AAR, where she oversees the development and implementation of Airvolution®, AAR’s comprehensive, cloud-based platform designed specifically for the management of aircraft component repairs.

Throughout her career, Sheila has supported domestic and international government stakeholders with a variety of legislative transparency, IT, emergency communications, and cybersecurity missions. Using her facilitation and “technical translation” expertise, Sheila has successfully transitioned from project to product management during her time at AAR. In this role, she works to empower clients’ use of leading-edge technologies so they can achieve cost savings, promote efficiencies, and reduce risks to the larger aviation supply chain.

Sheila has authored multiple publications and presented on topics related to international development, national security, and the impact of emerging technology on individual privacy.
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Vice President of Strategy, Planning, and Innovation, AAR
Matt Kammerait is the Vice President, Strategy, Planning, and Innovation for AAR, where he leads Product, Innovation, and R&D for the $2B aviation leader and service provider.

He’s worked in technology for 16 years, across a wide variety of industries (including 10+ years working with and in the aerospace industry) with experience in both startups and global enterprises. His areas of interest and expertise include Augmented and Virtual Reality hardware and software, wearable technology, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning. He’s also the primary inventor on a number of emerging technologies and holds 12+ patents across a variety of technology domains.

One of Matt’s primary passions is finding ways to bring the startup and enterprise ecosystems closer together, both commercially and collaboratively.
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