Daily Archives: June 11, 2020

The aviation MRO community to gather live for first time in months at Aviation Week Network’s 25th Annual MRO Americas

Event taking place September 1-3 in Dallas, Featured Speakers include American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

NEW YORK, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September will mark the first time in months that the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry will gather live, as airline and industry leaders come together for the 25th Annual Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas (#MROAM). The conference and exhibition is taking place September 1-3 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, and is co-located with the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium.

The conference will address the pandemic crisis and how the industry is moving forward and building resiliency. MRO Americas will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. MRO Americas has planned for an optimally safe environment from the moment attendees check-in at registration to the closing of the show floor. A comprehensive plan can be found at mroamericas.aviationweek.com/en/plan-your-visit/keeping-you-safe.html

“MRO Americas plays an integral role in our customers’ business operations.  Here as we approach the 25th MRO Americas, we are inspired by how the industry has pulled together to support each other.  Our attendees and exhibitors are enthusiastic about the upcoming event and for their first opportunity to reconnect with customers in person,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director, Events, for Aviation Week Network.

The agenda will reflect current issues and confirmed speakers include Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines; John Holmes, President and CEO of AAR; and other top industry officials.  See here for the current agenda.

Conference subjects will include:

  • Airline Keynote:  A Fireside Chat with Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines
  • Industry in Crisis: How to Build Resiliency in Your Business In the Midst of a Global Pandemic
  • MRO Industry Outlook In A Time Of Crisis
  • The Big Three:  Engines Updates with speakers from Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation and Rolls Royce
  • Improving 2-Way Data Sharing Between Operators and Maintenance Providers
  • MRO IT System Modernization
  • Embracing the Diverse Future
  • MRO Manpower in a New Era
  • Digital Ecosystem

MRO Americas will also include complimentary sessions open to all attendees:

  • Mixed Reality in MRO – How Emerging Technologies are Shaping the Next Decade of MRO, hosted by EmpowerMX
  • Paperless MRO – Leveraging ERP Software in the Aviation Aftermarket Space, taking place in the “Go Live Theatre” on the exhibition floor, and hosted by Component Control
  • Enabling Community Aircraft Data Sharing with Airlines Trust and Control, taking place in the “Go Live Theatre” and hosted by SITA FOR AIRCRAFT

The Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium, supported by the Logistics Officers Association (LOA) is designed to bring “best practices” from commercial and military operations together.  Featured speakers include Steven Morani, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness; Bruce Litchfield, VP & GM Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force; Captain Mark Nieto, Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center East, U.S. Navy; and more.  See here for an agenda.

The exhibition hall hours are Wednesday, September 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   See here for a full list of exhibitors.

MRO Americas is supported by our sponsors.  Diamond Sponsors are Collins Aerospace, GA Telesis, and Pratt & Whitney; Platinum Sponsors are AirbusChromalloyGE AviationHEICOLufthansa Technik, MRO Holdings, MTU MaintenanceRhinestahl CTS, SafranSatairStandardAeroTriumph Group, Inc., and United Technical Operations.

To register for MRO Americas see here.

ABOUT AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising is helping our customers succeed.  Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth Kelley Grace
561.702.7471
Elizabeth@thebuzzagency.net

The aviation MRO community to gather live for first time in months at Aviation Week Network’s 25th Annual MRO Americas

Event taking place September 1-3 in Dallas, Featured Speakers include American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

NEW YORK, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September will mark the first time in months that the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry will gather live, as airline and industry leaders come together for the 25th Annual Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas (#MROAM). The conference and exhibition is taking place September 1-3 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, and is co-located with the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium.

The conference will address the pandemic crisis and how the industry is moving forward and building resiliency. MRO Americas will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. MRO Americas has planned for an optimally safe environment from the moment attendees check-in at registration to the closing of the show floor. A comprehensive plan can be found at mroamericas.aviationweek.com/en/plan-your-visit/keeping-you-safe.html

“MRO Americas plays an integral role in our customers’ business operations.  Here as we approach the 25th MRO Americas, we are inspired by how the industry has pulled together to support each other.  Our attendees and exhibitors are enthusiastic about the upcoming event and for their first opportunity to reconnect with customers in person,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director, Events, for Aviation Week Network.

The agenda will reflect current issues and confirmed speakers include Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines; John Holmes, President and CEO of AAR; and other top industry officials.  See here for the current agenda.

Conference subjects will include:

  • Airline Keynote:  A Fireside Chat with Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines
  • Industry in Crisis: How to Build Resiliency in Your Business In the Midst of a Global Pandemic
  • MRO Industry Outlook In A Time Of Crisis
  • The Big Three:  Engines Updates with speakers from Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation and Rolls Royce
  • Improving 2-Way Data Sharing Between Operators and Maintenance Providers
  • MRO IT System Modernization
  • Embracing the Diverse Future
  • MRO Manpower in a New Era
  • Digital Ecosystem

MRO Americas will also include complimentary sessions open to all attendees:

  • Mixed Reality in MRO – How Emerging Technologies are Shaping the Next Decade of MRO, hosted by EmpowerMX
  • Paperless MRO – Leveraging ERP Software in the Aviation Aftermarket Space, taking place in the “Go Live Theatre” on the exhibition floor, and hosted by Component Control
  • Enabling Community Aircraft Data Sharing with Airlines Trust and Control, taking place in the “Go Live Theatre” and hosted by SITA FOR AIRCRAFT

The Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium, supported by the Logistics Officers Association (LOA) is designed to bring “best practices” from commercial and military operations together.  Featured speakers include Steven Morani, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness; Bruce Litchfield, VP & GM Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force; Captain Mark Nieto, Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center East, U.S. Navy; and more.  See here for an agenda.

The exhibition hall hours are Wednesday, September 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   See here for a full list of exhibitors.

MRO Americas is supported by our sponsors.  Diamond Sponsors are Collins Aerospace, GA Telesis, and Pratt & Whitney; Platinum Sponsors are AirbusChromalloyGE AviationHEICOLufthansa Technik, MRO Holdings, MTU MaintenanceRhinestahl CTS, SafranSatairStandardAeroTriumph Group, Inc., and United Technical Operations.

To register for MRO Americas see here.

ABOUT AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising is helping our customers succeed.  Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth Kelley Grace
561.702.7471
Elizabeth@thebuzzagency.net

Moratorium on seafarer recruitment short-term answer: ministry

Jakarta A moratorium on the recruitment of Indonesian seafarers on foreign fishing ships would only serve as a short-term solution to the problem of forced labor at sea, a Foreign Ministry official said.

“The moratorium will not automatically stop the practice. As a short-term solution, it (moratorium) can be done,” Judha Nugraha, director for the Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities Overseas at the Foreign Ministry, said at an online discussion on illegal activities in the fishery industry, held here on Wednesday.

According to Nugraha, the main challenge for the country is the illegal recruitment of migrant workers.

He cited the moratorium on migrant workers obtaining work in the Middle East as an instance where in spite of a ban, workers were still moving out for employment illegally.

“Moratorium is one option, but it is not the only option. The root of the problem is far more complex than this,” he observed.

Nugraha highlighted some cases where the contract between sailors and employers did not specify protection for Indonesian crewmen.

For instance, he said, there were no fixed working hours for the crew, and the skipper had complete authority to decide them. Some sailors disclosed that they worked for a minimum of 18 hours per day, he added.

“There is a need to have standards and protections (laid down) in making the work contract,” he averred.

Nugraha said all Indonesian embassies and representatives abroad have a 24/7 hotline service, and that number can be obtained on the Safetravel application.

National Coordinator for the Indonesian Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW), Moh Abdi Suhufan, has warned that human trafficking is just the tip of the iceberg and a serious crime that has continued plague the fisheries industry.

Support from all parties would be needed “to encourage a multidoors solution, among others, through multidoors law enforcement and management”, Suhufan said.

He urged the police to thoroughly investigate cases of human trafficking and forced labor involving Indonesian crewmen working on foreign ships.

The government, he said, would need to take strategic measures, including improvement of management, working conditions at sea, competence and law enforcement, and access to technology for victims so they can file reports.

 

Source: Antara News

 

Fundamentals of Indonesia’s economy still good amid outbreak: CORE

 

Jakarta The fundamentals of Indonesia’s economy are still relatively good overall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according an assessment by Director of research at the Indonesian Center of Reform on Economic (CORE) Piter Abdullah.

“Overall, our economic problems, quote-unquote, are fine. Our fundamentals are still relatively good,” he noted during an online discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Abdullah opined that Indonesia’s economy that grew only by 2.97 percent in the first quarter of 2020 was explicable owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic contraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurred not only in Indonesia but also in nearly all nations that registered an even greater decline, according to Abdullah.

“If our economic growth slows down, that is very reasonable. I always say that economic contraction should not be used as an indicator but rather how we deal with the COVID-19 outbreak,” he stated.

Abdullah believes that the World Bank’s forecast of Indonesia’s gross domestic product to grow at zero percent is better than the CORE projection of around zero percent to contract to minus two percent.

“In my opinion, the figure is better than I expected. I estimate in CORE the range of zero percent to minus two percent, but again, our point is not at the level,” he stated.

Abdullah noted that economic contraction is inevitable as long as the COVID-19 outbreak lingers on. Hence, he highlighted the need for the government to prepare policies and strategies for the recovery period.

“It would be better if we had minus two percent this year, but we could grow six to seven percent in 2021 then we could hold it at zero percent but would only grow one to two percent in 2021,” he added.

 

Source: Antara News

 

Minister invites labor union leaders to discuss job creation bill

 

Jakarta Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD invited union leaders to discuss the job creation bill at his office, Jakarta, Wednesday.

The meeting, initiated by Mahfud MD, was attended by labor union leaders, including All-Indonesia Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI) president Andi Gani Nena Wea, Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) president Said Iqbal, and Indonesia Welfare Labor Confederation (KSBSI) chair Elly Rosita.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Labor Ida Fauziah, and Chief of Staff Office of President Moeldoko were other attendees at the meeting.

“This meeting was aimed at facilitating an exchange of ideas on the omnibus law pertaining to the workforce. Harboring the belief and same thoughts, it could improve the dignity and welfare of the workforce,” Mahfud noted in a statement.

In the meantime, Hartarto highlighted the government’s vital steps in the field of healthcare since health was at the center of the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic that had broad-ranging impacts on workers.

“Hence, the government has set two targets of breaking the chain of the pandemic and the effects of layoffs. This necessitates close cooperation with labor unions,” the minister revealed. At the meeting, leaders of labor organizations lauded the government’s initiative to hold discussions.

Nevertheless, they were upbeat about the discussion being intense and comprehensive, so that the labor union’s inputs on the job creation bill can be wholly incorporated.

The proposal, among others, was to form a technical team that involved several parties.

KSPSI President Wea expected the government, employers, and trade unions to sit together to discuss labor issues in order to reach a mutual understanding

“We are optimistic that a technical team would be formed soon that comprises the labor union, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), and government. Those parties can sit and talk together,” he stated.

Meanwhile, KSPI President Iqbal commended the government’s favorable response.

“The challenge is a change in the pattern of work relations, and it occurs during a pandemic,” Iqbal remarked.

The Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs held two dialog sessions in the afternoon and evening to fully accommodate the union’s aspirations.

Nine labor organizations attended the afternoon session, while seven labor organizations were present during the evening session.

Today’s dialog is the third meeting to have been initiated by Mahfud MD to absorb the workers’ aspirations on the job creation bill.

Several meetings with trade union representatives were earlier held in March and April.

 

Source: Antara News