Shaping the future of MRO: the 14th international conference and exhibition MRO Russia & CIS has taken place in Moscow

Event MRO Russia & CIS 2019
Organiser ATO Events
Event Date 05.03.2019
Press Release Date 13.03.2019

MRO Russia & CIS, the 14th international conference and exhibition that brought together more than 80 companies from in excess of 25 countries around the world, has been successfully held in Moscow. This year more than 1,200 participants attended the unique event which, over two days, offered two plenary sessions and seven practical tutorials. Conference participants discussed the most current trends and issues of the MRO market in Russia and the CIS.

Key topics of the parallel practical sessions included aircraft engine MRO requirements, work with aircraft components, the implementation of digital technologies in aircraft maintenance and the organisation of after-sales service connected with the new Russian-built aircraft.

During the session on staff training, participants discovered the professional progression, development and adaptation of staff performance levels and current requirements in real business environments.

Gerrit Rexhausen, the Program Manager for Corporate Innovation at Lufthansa Technik, shared the company’s experiences in the implementation of industry 4.0 technologies, including the Internet of things (IoT), the use of robotics systems and virtual reality. He pointed out that such innovations are primarily aimed at improving the efficiency standards of aircraft maintenance and are designed to facilitate the work of people, not replace it.

Alexey Ivanov, sales director at Magnetic MRO, presented a case study on using biometric signatures, a technological advancement that reduces the risks of data loss, whilst increasing the transparency of maintenance processes and reducing time expenditures, as well as increasing the productivity of technicians. Another new technological development is the use of radio tags on the MRO equipment, an addition that increases control over the maintenance process.

A particularly active discussion took place in the session that covered the transfer of aircraft on to the Russian register. Representatives of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport of Russia shared their initiatives on the subject and revealed what operators can expect with the transfer of their aircraft to the Russian registry.

To enhance business cooperation opportunities, a special networking zone and a demonstration area for showcasing products and services presentations were newly launched at this year’s event.

Several especially significant news developments were announced at the convention. For example, Honeywell, a multi-sector global corporation, and S7 Technics, a leading Russian MRO provider, revealed their creation of a repair facility – the first of its kind in Russia and the CIS – to handle Honeywell APUs installed in the most popular aircraft. Another breaking news item was that three major Russian airlines – Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and AirBridgeCargo – have contracted Lufthansa Technik for comprehensive and long-term parts and components support.

About MRO Russia & CIS

The 14th international conference and exhibition MRO Russia & CIS, an annual event organised by ATO Events and Infomost Consulting, is the only one in Russia and the CIS that is dedicated entirely to the aircraft MRO sector. The gathering this year was sponsored by S7 Technics, Lufthansa Technik and Layher, with Boeing, Willis Lease Finance Corporation, TP Aerospace, PowerJet, Satair Group and Kuehne + Nagel providing sponsorship support. Citigate Dewe Rogerson Moscow is the official communications agency for the event.


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