04 - 05 March, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Erkan Gulec


Director of Technology and Innovation
Etihad Airways


9:15 AM OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: Navigating the digital transformation journey-moving beyond connectivity

The ubiquity of connectivity across the aviation ecosystem is enabling explosion of disruptive tech such as AI, big data, cloud, sensors and more. While most airlines are already recognising the opportunities arising from connectivity, they are yet to understand how other technology will transform both, the front and back of the airline. This session discusses what is next for the digital aircraft transformation and how has industry changed over the course of past 12 month?

  • Creating more efficient sharing of data by connecting aircraft fleets
  • Optimising enterprise value through connectivity for flight and MRO efficiencies
  • Crowdsourcing weather and flight data for safer and more efficient flight paths
  • Improving safety and reducing operational costs through continuous access and collection of fleet information

12:00 PM CONNECTED EXPERIENCE: Integrating end to end functions for better reporting and efficiency

  • Improving connectivity of airline functions
  • Improving IT Infrastructure to support different Air to Ground, Air to Air connectivity
  • Aviation Transformation with MRO and Engineering integration to other functions

12:30 PM Key innovation in MRO Data Stewardship: Ownership, governance & management

  • Embedding data-centric architectures into aircraft maintenance monitoring
  • Electronic reporting, diagnostics and early warning of possible component defects through sensors for cost saving
  • Streamlining inspections and pre-planning repairs or replacements of aircraft parts/systems
  • Trending new MRO Data Model


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