February 14-15, 2024
San José, Costa Rica

Download 2023 Presentations

Thank you for attending this year’s MRO Latin Americas. We hope you enjoyed the event and are already implementing key takeaways. Below you will find the presentation slides submitted to us. To launch the files simply click on the session title or speaker name. Please note that any missing presentations were not made available.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - Conference Day 1

Conference Welcome and Attendee Introductions 

What do the Tango and Navigating the Aftermarket Have in Common? More Than You Think! Communication, Collaboration, & the Right Steps to Success  Aviation Week Network kicks off MRO Latin America with an inside look at the key themes and event highlights , featured airline and industry-leading speakers, new networking experiences, and more! 

  • Alyssa Bernkrant, Business Development,  Aviation Week Network
  • Tom Broughton, Conference Producer, Aviation Week Network

Chairman’s Welcome 2023

  • Diego Georgiadis, Technical Director, Aerolíneas Argentinas

Presentation and Audience Q&A:
Top 10 MRO Trends to Watch in Latin America

  • Jonathan Berger, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy

Airline Keynote and Audience Q&A

  • Pablo Ceriani, President, Aerolíneas Argentinas

Presentation and Audience Q&A:
MRO Latin America Fleet & MRO Forecast

Aviation Week Network delivers the current status and future outlook for the Latin American fleet, and MRO demand. Forecast and insights include the latest fleet data, anticipated challenges, and emerging opportunities for ancillary revenue streams in Latin America and global markets.

  • Dan Williams, Head of Fleet and Flight Data, Manager of Forecast Data, Aviation Week Network
  • Danny Leon, Customer Care & Account Manager, Aviation Week Network

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:
The Big Picture:  Building Value, Navigating Chaos, and Adapting to Changing Market Demands

Senior industry executives discuss their key takeaways from the latest market trends,  forecast data, and share insider- insights on their Big Picture strategies for battling the current workforce crisis,  rising inflation rates and costs, supply chain challenges, and where they see the greatest opportunities for the future.

Topics include strategies for navigating fuel prices, engine issues and parts procurement, hiring the workforce of the future, and how restructuring has changed the aviation landscape in Latin America. 

  • Moderator: Lindsay Bjerregaard, Managing Editor, MRO, Aviation Week Network Jonathan Berger, Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy
  • Alejandro Echeverría, CEO, Aeroman Diego De Risio, MRO Manager, Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Julio Gamero, CEO, Tag Airlines

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:
Supply Chain Super Session! Challenges and Solutions for Regional Pain Points in Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

Key procurement leaders in the region share their most pressing supply chain challenges and the strategies and tactics they are using to mitigate risk, cut costs, and ensure reliable sourcing. How are they handling pain points in the procurement of raw materials, parts for both legacy and new aircraft, and engines? What is the appetite for PMA parts in the region? And what tools and strategies are actually working to help industry stakeholders achieve a more integrated supply chain?

  • Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, Executive Editor MRO & Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network
  • Ariel Botti, Sourcing & Procurement Manager,  Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Carl Glover, VP Sales & Marketing Americas, AAR Corp
  • Eduardo Enrique Gaspari, COO, Flybondi
  • Francisco Mendes, Regional Manager Airlines & Fleets, LATAM, StandardAero 

Interactive Panel and Audience Discussion:
Action On! Supply Chain Super Session & Interactive Audience Townhall

Interactive panel where the topics of discussion are chosen by YOU! MRO Latin America attendees will pose their questions on the supply chain challenges keeping them up at night to our panel of supply chain experts. We want to hear from you in this fast-moving but critically important exchange of information, strategies, and ideas.

  • Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, Executive Editor MRO & Business Aviation, Aviation Week Network
  • Etienne Gombeaud, VP Global Sales, Setna iO
  • Juan Gonzalez, General Manager of Engine Operations, Delta TechOps
  • Deividy Martins, Head of  Service Logistics Brazil, DHL Supply Chain
  • Christian Mejia, Sales Director, Magnetic Group

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:
Sustainability in Maintenance & Engineering Operations

Industry leaders and key MRO stakeholders in the region tackle the broad but critical topic of sustainability in maintenance and engineering operations. From emissions, raw materials, and waste management to building and sustaining a more inclusive, diverse workforce, panelists share their top priorities and key measurements for achieving success in key ESG initiatives, as well as how they are working collaboratively across the region to grow the MRO industry, develop quality talent pipelines, and generate socio-economic development across Latin America.

  • Moderator: Agustin Elizondo, VP Strategy & Corporate PMO, Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Nancy Adriana Guadarrama Sánchez, Chief of Regulation and Environmental Practices, Aeromexico
  • Luciano Alves, Market Specialist - Latin America, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
  • Andy Shields, VP Aviation Compliance, Wencor Group

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - Conference Day 2

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:
The Workforce Crisis:  High-Quality Training and Education Are The Way Forward

Addressing the quantity of technical schools in the region, but also discussing the quality of the training provided to the industry’s next generation of aviation professionals. How are airlines and MROs in the region successfully partnering with technical training schools and institutions to replenish their workforce pipeline? How can  industry work with training institutions to ensure the training will deliver qualified professionals with the skills necessary to effectively support future market requirements and new technology? And what is being done to promote and educate children on potential careers in aviation? 

  • Moderator: Lindsay Bjerregaard, Editor, MRO, Aviation Week Network
  • Diego Georgiadis, Technical Director, Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Carlos Garcia Martin, Partner, Oliver Wyman
  • Frank Stevens, VP Global MRO Centers, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:
It’s Start-Up Season! How to Efficiently Launch and Support a New Low Cost Carrier

More than a dozen new operators are slated to begin operations in Latin America over the next few years, meaning new challenges and opportunities ahead. What lessons can be learned from successful LCCs in the region?  What are the implications for support and supplier networks? What are the biggest pitfalls and pain points to address? What will the influx of new operators mean for traditional regional travel networks? Is the aftermarket ready to adapt to these new operators and their needs?

  • Moderator: Wilmer Lopez, Regional Sales Director – Latin America, AJW Group
  • Andrés Baridon Brown, Procurement Manager, Flybondi
  • João Paulo Mongelli Zaccardi, VP Procurement & Supply Chain, Arajet S.A.

Case Study Session:
Innovative Tech in MRO: New Solutions Are Here - Are You Ready To Use Them?

Hear expert views on the most innovative technologies revolutionizing MRO. What are the benefits and barriers to adoption? What about cost savings? How will these advancements help operators and MROs build the bridge from where they are today to where they need to go?

  • Everton Amieiro, Responsible for Operation Support and Innovation in Line Maintenance and MRO, LATAM Airlines Brazil

Presentation and Audience Q&A:
Establishing the AAM Ecosystem in Brazil

Examining the acceleration of AAM in the region through a successful use-case from concept of operations, vehicle development and certification, to infrastructure planning, workforce/pilot needs, and the anticipated maintenance outlook. How are all of the pieces coming together to create a new AAM ecosystem? What are the key challenges and opportunities? 

  • Luiz Mauad, VP Services & Fleet Operation, Eve Air Mobility