SMi Group announce Future MRO & Ageing Aircraft 2011 conference, 26th & 27th October 2011

SMi Group is proud to announce its Future MRO & Ageing Aircraft 2011 conference, to be held on 26th & 27th October 2011 in London.
July 27, 2011 - PRLog -- The event will explore the debate and technical considerations around mid to end-life civil aviation fleet extension as well as a number of themes including the technical and cost implications of extending an aircrafts life versus renewing a fleet with modern aircraft. It will also examine future MRO strategies and analyse successful airline case studies.

In a world where credit has become scarce, fleet life extension is an attractive prospect for both large and small airlines – regional and global as the costs of purchasing or leasing new aircraft can significantly outstrip the costs of extending an airframe or engine's life span.

This unique conference will bring together ageing fleet operators, MRO organisations, aviation consultants and financiers into one place to network and learn about the practical steps necessary to extend the life of an aircraft and ensure a sound return on investment on such projects.

Key issues to be addressed:
• Technological obsolescence
• Unexpected maintenance costs
• Useful economic life
• Freighter conversion opportunities and costs ywthrc
• Part Out considerations
• Maintenance Costs and Planning
• Environmental considerations
• Higher fleet utilisation

Hear keynote addresses from:
• Martyn Haines, General Manager Continuing Airworthiness, Virgin Atlantic Airways
• Wolfgang Kortas, Head of Services Solutions, Airbus
• Celine Fornaro, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
• Bruce Hunter, Former Director of Operations, IATA
• Alan Miles, Director of Regulatory and Training, International Bureau of Aviation
• Fraser Currie, Chief Executive Officer, Qualitair Aviation Group
• Ian Blackman, Director, Component Obsolescence Group
• Nigel Wallis, Obsolescence Advisor, CMCA (UK)

>> For our full speaker line-up, please visit

To reserve your place for this conference, visit: Alternatively, contact Teri Arri at Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6162 or Email:, or contact James Hitchen at Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or Email:

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