January 2016
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Industry experts, panels featured at MRO Latin America 2016

MRO Latin America 2016, the industry's largest annual conference of the region, will be held January 21-22 in Lima, Peru. Top expert sessions scheduled for day one include the MRO Latin America 10-Year Forecast & Key Trends - Industry Applications.

John McKirdy, Chromalloy Vice President, Commercial Aerospace Global Accounts, is a scheduled moderator of the Lease Management - Beginning, End and Everything in Between panel session. The session will cover negotiation of a lease contract, pitfalls to avoid in terms of maintenance specifications and return conditions, and the best ways to manage lease agreements. Experts on the panel will be Manuel Cordero, President and CEO, Cusco Aviation, and Stuart Schwartzberg, VP Contracts, CIT Aerospace.

Additional sessions during the two-day conference will cover multinational certifications, leveraging technology, training, component management and maintenance, vendor management and other topics. MRO Latin America 2016 will be held at the Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center. Information is available at


Registration is open for the ARSA Symposium

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) will hold its annual Symposium March 17-18, with an agenda featuring top industry and regulatory experts who will discuss trending issues in aviation maintenance. ARSA's pre-conference Legislative Day with activities on Capitol Hill is March 16.

Christian Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA, will host Legislative Day, including presentations and a congressional briefing and luncheon. Also featured will be the results of the 2016 Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Industry Economic Assessment. On March 17, Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will kick off the two-day Symposium.

The ARSA Symposium will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is available at


Kuala Lumpur to host Power Plant Maintenance Asia 2016

Power Plant Maintenance Asia 2016, scheduled for January 19-21 at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Center Hotel, will feature pre-conference workshops and a full agenda of expert sessions ranging from asset management to managing the digital power plant, performance management of power plants and more.

Speakers include Sankar MK Samy, Plant Manager, Prai Power Plant, Malakoff Power Berhad; Abdul Razak Bin Hj. Salleh, General Manager, Generation, Sabah Electricity; Stuart McWilliams, EVP, Asset Management, Senoko Energy; Amri Zein, Maintenance Superintendent, Star Energy Geothermal; Dr. Chan Wai Kuen, Deputy Director, Black Point and Penny's Bay Power Station, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.; Dr. Somgiat Dekrajangpetch, Senior Vice President, Asset Optimization, Glow Company Ltd.; and many others.

The industry gathering is supported by the Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF). More information is available at


Combined Cycle Operations & Maintenance Conference tees up

The 3rd Annual Combined Cycle Operations & Maintenance conference will get under way January 19-21, showcasing the latest practices in the combined cycle overhaul and maintenance industry. Case studies will include implementing predictive strategies, analyzing asset maintenance strategies, designing efficient distribution systems and more.

David Tummonds, General Manager, LG&E-KU; David Such, Principle Production Engineer, Xcel Energy; Bruce Patrick, Director Fleet Engineering, GDF Suez N.A.; Alberto Badillo, Maintenance Manager; and others will conduct expert sessions. The conference will be at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, Florida. Information is available at

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Speaker Forum
John McKirdy, Chromalloy Vice President, Commercial Aerospace Global Accounts, is a scheduled moderator of the Lease Management - Beginning, End and Everything in Between panel session during the upcoming MRO Latin America 2016 conference and exhibition being held January 21 - 22 in Lima, Peru. The featured panel will be from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.
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