Another successful edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference concludes

More than 700 participants, hundreds of mini meetings and the exhibition of innovative technologies were part of the premier annual maintenance and technical purchasing conference

Cancún, May 28, 2019 – Today concludes another edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference and the 108th meeting of the Technical and MRO and Technical Purchasing Committees with the participation of more than 700 executives from 41 airlines and more than 300 companies that provide technology, parts, and maintenance services.

“We are delighted with the participation in this ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference 2019. We thank all the sponsors who made this conference possible and all the companies that exhibited their products and services. The interactions and discussions that took place these days will undoubtedly have an impact on what will come in terms of purchase of parts, maintenance and asset management,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director & CEO.

On this last day of conference, two presentations on disruptive technologies that are already modifying the operation of the industry took place:

A presentation on the arrival of drones to the aviation industry and how this impacts maintenance, permits, taxes and other regulations with Pierre Laplace, Testia Tech Sales Engineer.

An interview on the impact of 3D printing on the repair and purchasing market took place. Jason Dickstein, President MARPA/ASA and Felix Hammerschmidt, Head of Additive Manufacturing Solutions – ASYM Satair, explained the possibilities this technology is bringing to the industry, allowing to have a more agile manufacturing, more personalization and more efficient redesign, among others.

Michael Bell, Senior Client Partner Korn Ferry, moderated a panel about the future of the aviation labor force with the participation of Dr. Ken Witcher, Dean of Aeronautics Worldwide ERAU; Jose Luis Quiroz, VP Maitenance & Engineering Avianca Holdings and David Butler, SVP Leadership and Org Development SEATEC.

Statistically, 70% of the labor force shows to be disengaged with their workplace, generating low performance, less creativity, more rotation of talents and impacting the performance of the companies. How to start today a transformation that attracts the right talents and how to retain them?

To close the academic agenda, Jonathan Berger, Managing Director ALTON moderated a panel about the importance and value of true MRO Competition the industry. Participated as panelist Jose Luis Quiroz, VP Maintenance & Engineering Avianca Holdings; Basil Papayoti, Chief Commercial Officer MRO Holding and Sonny Stern, VP MRO Sales Delta Tech Ops.

The panelist highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of merges and the importance of competition in MRO for the benefit of the industry and the users of air transport.

“This conference offers a networking and business environment that benefits all. It has been phenomenal to hold the conference in Mexico in the most recent years, but we always tempt to meet our partners, airlines and suppliers needs and request; for this reason, and I am pleased to announce that the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference 2020 will take place in Cartagena, Colombia from May 17 to 19. I hope you save your agendas and join us in this great meeting,” de Oliveira concluded.

You can access the panels and key notes at ALTA’s YouTube channel. Access here.

About ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference
Get to know the agenda of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference 2019 here and follow the minute by minute of the event with the hashtag #ALTACCMAMRO on Twitter

Main sponsors of the conference: Airbus, ATR, Collins Aerospace, HEICO, Satair, Wencor Group.

Sponsors: 630 Aerospace, Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Aviation Technical Services, Bombardier, B&W Aviation, Delta Tech Ops, Etihad Engineering, Fokker Services, Global Airtech, Hansair, Inmarsat Aviation, Kellstrom Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, Meggitt, Mekco Group, MRO Holdings, Panasonic, Proponent, Satto, STS Aviation Group, Thales, TIC Aerospace Inc, TP Aerospace, Triumph Group, Universal Avionics.

Exhibitors: APSYS, AV-DEC, Avionica, Lufthansa Technik, PPG Aerospace, SKEYOS, SR Technics, STS Aviation Group, Teledyne Controls, TP Aerospace.

About ALTA
ALTA is a private non-profit association serving the airline industry whose objective is to develop a safer, more efficient, and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA coordinates collaborative efforts throughout the entire value chain maximizing the impact that aviation has on the economic and social growth of the region for the benefit of industry, nations, and populations served by air transport.


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