New challenges, opportunities and connections at Asia Connect: MRO

Organiser ATO COMM
Event Date 09.11.2022
Press Release Date 27.10.2022

The MRO market expects significant growth in the coming years. With its size estimated at $84 billion in 2022, by 2030 the market is projected to exceed $133 billion.

One of the most important drivers of growth is work outsourcing, which allows not only to reduce airlines’ investments in the development of their own MRO, but also to move a significant part of the work to those regions where, while maintaining the proper level of quality, labor costs remain lower. This opens up great opportunities for the development of MRO services in the regions of Western and Central Asia, as well as Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, although it requires additional investment in equipment and qualified personnel.

The mission of the Asia Connect: MRO 2022 conference and exhibition is aimed at unlocking this potential. The exhibition and conference will take place on November 9-10, 2022 in Istanbul, Türkiye


Key Topics

The first session ’Challenges and opportunities: key trends in the air transport industry’ will be opened with a presentation ’An evolving aviation: planning the future’ by Ricardo Genova, Aviation Consultant, Former Flight Standards Director at EASA and Senior VP Flight Operations (Iberia). He will share his views on the conceptual changes that are already being introduced in regulations, operations, organisational cultures and technologies to adapt aviation to the scenarios we will face in the near future.

We then move on to the strategic foresight discussion ’Global South: Air Transport, Logistics, and MRO’, moderated by Kamil Gaynutdinov, CEO of Global South Logistics. Top managers from Asian, African and European airlines, MRO providers and other companies in the air transport industry will discuss:

  • Development of the Global South and new value chains
  • Requirements for the MRO industry and supply chains
  • Digital connectivity for the Global South

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The ’Opportunities for Growth’ presentation by Dr Emre Serpen, Chief Executive, TroyNet, and the subsequent panel discussion ’Digital transformation of the MRO industry’, which he moderates, will focus on key prerequisites for MRO’s to benefit from the future growth and opportunities for emerging MRO clusters, driven by the new air corridor connecting Europe and Asia.

The second session ’MRO development strategies’ will elaborate the topics with panel discussion ’MRO prospects and challenges in developing and emerging aviation markets’ moderated by Bakari Abubakar, Lead Advidor at Frontier Innovative Solutions (Kenya).

The last hands-on session ’Modern MRO: issues and solutions’ which will be held by Vladislav Berlev, CEO, 2TOP (Kazakhstan) is devoted to important ptactical topics:

  • Shortage of the qualified technical staff – measures to overcome
  • Safety Management System (SMS) implementation in maintenance organizations as a business management tool
  • Performance Based Contracts in Aircraft Maintenance


The list of participants includes companies from Central and West Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as the world’s leading companies in the commercial aviation MRO industry. The wide geography of participants reflects the formation of new connections in a changing world.

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