04 - 05 March, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One: Monday, 23 April 2018

8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration and morning refreshments

9:15 am - 9:30 am Chairman’s opening remarks

Understanding the impact of the next-generation aircraft on the connected aircraft landscape

9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote presentation: The connected enterprise - the power of the connected world beyond aviation

Kristin Slyker, Vice President - Connected Aircraft,Honeywell Aerospace
Reserved for: Honeywell’s Global Connected Enterprise Leader

Kristin Slyker

Vice President - Connected Aircraft
Honeywell Aerospace

  • Should airlines develop their own in-house analytics capabilities or trust OEMs to provide the full picture?
  • How much of the data from the OEM is actually useful?
  • Overcoming the challenges in executing an effective data sharing agreement for both parties


Sunmuga Kanaratnam

Head of Engineering Department
Air Asia India


Dolf Beltz

VP Engineering and IT Systems


Dr. Jassim Haji

Ex-Director – Information Technology
Gulf Air


Rodolphe Parisot

Chief Digital Officer
AFI KLM Engineering

Frederik Van Essen

SVP Strategy and Business Development

Prescriptive maintenance and the MRO supply chain

10:30 am - 11:00 am How is big data changing the MRO landscape and aviation supply chain?

Dolf Beltz, VP Engineering and IT Systems,Systems Shajee Rafi, Manager Business Improvement ,Emirates Engineering
  • How can an MRO organisation leverage big data for operational efficiency?
  • How are the next-generation of aircraft changing the MRO landscape?
  • What do future MRO business models look like in the age of big data?

Dolf Beltz

VP Engineering and IT Systems

Shajee Rafi

Manager Business Improvement
Emirates Engineering

Gary Anderson of Rockwell Collins will discuss the connected aircraft and what it means for airlines and the aviation industry as a whole.  He will address airline questions including:
·         How to bring the benefits of new data equipped aircraft into existing operations
·         How to merge new technological capability into existing fleet and infrastructure
·         Ways to maximize the return on investment
·         Which applications can benefit airlines and how to optimize them to meet business needs

Gary Anderson

Business Development Director, Aviation Solutions, Information Management Services
Rockwell Collins

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking break and morning refreshments

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Skywise and Aircraft Connectivity

Vincent Swiderski, Digital Services Business Development Manager,Airbus


Vincent Swiderski

Digital Services Business Development Manager

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm MRO case study: Data driven aircraft maintenance: How data and connectivity are revolutionising aircraft maintenance

Rodolphe Parisot, Chief Digital Officer,AFI KLM Engineering
  • An overview of PROGNOS: Developing algorithms for predictive maintenance and engine health monitoring
  • How can PROGNOS be used to predict engine failure and generate early warning signs
  • To what extent has PROGNOS contributed to faster turnaround times, reduced AOG and maintenance cost savings?

Rodolphe Parisot

Chief Digital Officer
AFI KLM Engineering

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Next Generation In-flight Connectivity Solutions: Challenges and Opportunities

Tina Ghataore, Executive Vice President - In-flight Connectivity,Yahsat

Tina Ghataore

Executive Vice President - In-flight Connectivity

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Understanding the effect of IoT and AR (Augmented Reality) on the uptake of Aircraft Health Monitoring (AHM) and MRO

Amir Ali, Director – Training and MRO,Pakistan International Airlines
  • How will IoT and sensor technology impact the sharing of data between airlines, MROs and operators?
  • To what extent can AR reduce maintenance time and AOG?
  • Realising the effect of IoT on AHM and the uptake of condition-based maintenance practices

Amir Ali

Director – Training and MRO
Pakistan International Airlines

The Future of IFEC (In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity) and satellite connectivity

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm How airline operations and safety will be transformed through connectivity

From connected operations to predictive maintenance to airline operations and air traffic control, a connected aircraft will be more efficient, can take faster routes, will burn less fuel and be safer than ever before. Inmarsat's Anthony Spouncer will share his unique perspective on the immense value of in-flight connectivity for operations and safety perspectives and how it is fundamental in transforming airline business models now and in the future.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Gateway to Asia: IFEC Over India

Narendra Mansukhani, Head of Guest Experience,Jet Airways
  • Overview of IFEC development over the past year
  • Personalisation and wireless IFE
  • Challenges for IFEC growth in the APAC region
  • Ancillary $$ opportunities

Narendra Mansukhani

Head of Guest Experience
Jet Airways

Next-generation EFBs (Electronic Flight Bags) and the integrated cockpit

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm The EFB and the integrated cockpit: Turning the EFB into an effective data analysis tool

Mr. Fawaz Alsheikh, Flight Operations Automation Team Leader & EFB Demand Manager,Saudi Airlines
  • What are AIDs and how can they be used to facilitate a smarter cockpit?
  • How can AIDs improve situational awareness and safety?
  • An overview of the latest connected EFB applications
  • How do they enrich AOC and traditional ACARS messages?

Mr. Fawaz Alsheikh

Flight Operations Automation Team Leader & EFB Demand Manager
Saudi Airlines

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Moving from weather forecasting to tactical weather operations: How are geographical weather EFB applications changing operational decision making?

  • Analysing the effect of weather applications on a pilots situational awareness
  • How are weather applications impacting on fuel cost savings?

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

5:15 pm - 5:15 pm Close of day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.