The 13th iteration of the annual MRO Russia & CIS international conference and exhibition is hosting a record 80 exhibitors, compared to last year’s 68. This required a 40% expansion of the floor space to more than 1,000 square meters, the event’s organizer ATO Events revealed to Show Observer.
The display is dominated by US companies, whose number (16) actually exceeds that of the Russian exhibitors (15). There are six participants from France, five each from Turkey and Germany, four each from Denmark and the Netherlands, three each from the UK and Israel, and two each representing Ireland, Lithuania, China, and the Czech Republic. Also present are businesses from Italy, Jordan, Portugal, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg, Singapore, India, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan. The list of first-time exhibitors includes PPG Aerospace and Avflex from the US, TDT and Aviation Parts & Services from Turkey, AMOVA from Luxembourg, and Singapore’s BSB Aviation.
The conference agenda has been significantly expanded compared to last year. The plenary sessions will give floor to presentations on the current state of the air transport market and the aircraft fleet operated in Russia and the CIS, as well as on the main trends within the MRO industry. Russia’s largest carriers will share their plans for managing their growing fleets’ continued airworthiness. On March 1, the leading MRO providers will hold a dedicated panel discussion on the efficient management of outsourced services.
In addition to the plenary session, there will be six parallel practical sessions featuring business cases involving the new customs regulations, IT and digitalization in the MRO sector, aircraft cabin modifications, repairs of components and engines, and personnel training.
“The traditional concept of MRO is being revised,” ATO Events comments. “Massive implementation of innovative solutions and approaches to aircraft maintenance, combined with overwhelming digitalization, are posing challenges to the industry. How to benefit from these changes, which of the information technologies are here to stay and which will be retired, what the future holds for the MRO industry – these are some of the questions we are going to ask our presenters.”
By Artyom Korenyako
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