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

Reserved for: Honeywell’s Global Connected Enterprise Leader

  • 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

Jassim Haji

Ex-Director – Information Technology
Gulf Air

Rodolphe Parisot

Chief Digital Officer
AFI KLM Engineering

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 - Base Maintenance, Emirates
  • 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 - Base Maintenance

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and morning refreshments

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM How is the adoption of aircraft health monitoring and the advent of next-generation connected aircraft affecting the aviation supply chain and MRO landscape?

Sunmuga Kanaratnam, Head of Engineering Department, Air Asia India
  • Understanding the opportunities presented by the next generation of e-enabled aircraft
  • How can AHM analytics help reduce AOGs and the associated costs


Sunmuga Kanaratnam

Head of Engineering Department
Air Asia India

12:00 PM - 12:30 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

12:30 PM - 1:00 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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch

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

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Using big data to increase airline ancillary revenue and improve customer satisfaction

  • How to analyse passengers’ IFE data purchase and browsing history to inform targeted advertising campaigns
  • Techniques for combining historical passenger data with real-time information
  • How to use AI and machine learning to enhance passenger experience and boost ancillary revenue

Session reserved for: Inmarsat

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Beyond the connected cabin: Delivering the future of passenger experience

Narendra Mansukhani, Head of Guest Experience, Jet Airways
  • Adopting AI and virtual flight experiences to improve customer satisfaction and boost ancillary revenues
  • Achieving aircraft-to-door passenger connectivity for a fully optimised passenger experience
  • To what extent is BYOD influencing passenger experience and improving brand loyalty?


Narendra Mansukhani

Head of Guest Experience
Jet Airways

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

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Moving from weather forecasting to tactical weather operations: How are geographical weather EFB applications changing operational decision making?

Captain Mark Shepherd, EFB Program Manager, Delta Air Lines
  • Analysing the effect of weather applications on a pilots situational awareness
  • How are weather applications impacting on fuel cost savings?

Captain Mark Shepherd

EFB Program Manager
Delta Air Lines

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM The EFB and the integrated cockpit: Turning the EFB into an effective data analysis tool

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?


Fawaz Alsheikh

Flight Operations Automation Team Leader & EFB Demand Manager
Saudi Airlines

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

4:15 PM - 4:15 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.