February 14-15, 2024
San José, Costa Rica

Aero-Engines Latin America Workshop

Invitation only. Must qualify to attend. See below for details.

Aero-Engines Pre-conference Workshop: Building an Engine MRO Market in Latin America

Aviation Week Network are excited to announce a new pre-conference, invitation only workshop at MRO Latin America 2024. This half day workshop will explore operators’ engine MRO requirements in the region and delve into how key players can develop facilities and build capacity to meet these needs.

The workshop will open with a forecast presentation, followed by several topical discussions, where workshop attendees will have the opportunity to network, debate and learn about the key challenges facing the region. We will wrap up the afternoon with a conclusion session to summarize and share key learnings from the workshop. This leads directly into the MRO Latin America 2024 Welcome Reception!

A summary document of findings from the workshop will also be shared with attendees, post conference.

To Attend:

Participation is free of charge and open to qualified airline engine professionals.  Requirements include:

Employed at a full service, low-cost, cargo, charter, private or commercial airline and hold a position in the following areas: engineering, maintenance, technical operations, quality, procurement, or supply chain. 

For more information and to apply for participation please contact Tom Broughton at [email protected] or +44 2080520487

Tuesday February 13, 2024


Registration Open

1:00pm – 1:10pm:

Opening Remarks

1:10pm – 1:30pm:

Fleet and Engine MRO Forecast

An assessment of the future Latin America fleet and engine forecast, with a focus on engine demand for the Latin American operators.

  • Speaker: Brian Kough, Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights, Aviation Week Network

1:35pm – 2:00pm:

Table Discussion: Scale and Scope of Engine MRO Capacity in Latin America

To open up the workshop, attendees will discuss their key takeaways from the forecast, and consider how the engine MRO market in Latin America is developing. What is the demand landscape for services? What are the largest challenges to establishing new facilities in the region? From hospital and on-wing services to full overhaul capabilities; what do operators need?

2:00pm – 2:10pm:

Session Wrap Up

Leaders from each group will share their key discussion points and takeaways from the session.

2:10pm – 2:45pm:

Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:10pm:

Table Discussion: The Investment Case for Services in the Region

Developing MRO capacity is a costly venture and investors need to be certain that the volume of work exists. As significant risks exist around launching new facilities, do joint ventures and partnerships provide a more attractive investment option?

3:10pm – 3:20pm:

Session Wrap Up

Leaders from each group will share their key discussion points and takeaways from the session.

3:30pm – 3:55pm:

Table Discussion: Airline Options and Contractual Flexibility

With many airlines entering into OEM agreements for their new engine fleets, the MRO market is increasingly controlled by a small number of major players. Is this providing the best options for operators? How can smaller players break into this market and be competitive?

3:55pm – 4:05pm:

Session Wrap Up

Leaders from each group will share their key discussion points and takeaways from the session.

4:15pm – 4:40pm:

Table Discussion: De-risking the Parts Supply Chain

What are the key challenges to smaller parts companies operating in the Latin American market? How can vendors work with customers to ensure reliable lines of communication, and cashflow, and ensure that continuous supplies of parts can come into the market?

4:40pm – 5:00pm:

Final Session Wrap Up, Workshop Conclusions and Closing Remarks

The final wrap up of the day will bring group leaders together to share and discuss their most pressing takeaways from the day. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts, in this final interactive session.

6:00pm – 8:00pm:

MRO Latin America Welcome Reception hosted by AJW Group