Maintenance Conference

Maintenance Conference Moderator: Dr. Bill Johnson, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems, FAA

Day 1 – Tuesday 28th April 2020

0900-1000  Session 1: Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (Room i1-4)
(All conference tracks)
1) TBD
2) TBD

1000-1100  Coffee

1100-1230  Session 2 – Times of Crises … Times of Opportunity (Room i1-3) 
(World Pilot/Regional Pilot/Maintenance)
1) Dr. Alethea Duhon, Technical Director, Air Force Agency for Modeling & Simulation/Co-Chair VR/AR Association Aerospace Committee
Training Reality via Virtual Worlds
2) Captain Christof-J Kemény, Senior Training Advisor, Lufthansa CityLine/Co-Founder, OneTeamCockpit
Evolution of Flight Procedures
3) David Smith, Senior Vice President & General Manager, TRU Simulation + Training
How to Stay Agile in a World of Evolving Pilot Training

1230-1400  Lunch

1400-1530  Session 3 – The Technical Training Value Proposition (Room i1)
1) Christian Delmas, Head of Maintenance Training, Airbus
Maintenance Training Value Creation
2) Dr. William Cox, CEO, Management and Excellent SA
The Many Applications of Training ROI Data
3) Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Bill Johnson with Christian Delmas and Dr. William Cox.

1530-1615  Coffee

1615-1745  Session 4 – Airline and MRO Training (Room i1)
1) Ryan Goertzen, Vice President Maintenance Workforce Development, AAR Corp
A New Way to Reduce Redundant Requalification Training on Cross Customer Hardware
2) William Smith, Director of Training and Development, Delta Air Lines
3) Brett Levanto, Vice President of Operations, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Whose Training is This Anyway?

Day 2 – Wednesday 29th April 2020

0900-1030  Session 5 – Significant Organization Trends Affecting Maintenance Training (Room i1)
1) D Smith, Aviation Safety Division Manager, US Department of Transportation Safety Institute
Evolving Trends in SMS Training
2) Dr. Kylie Key, Research Psychologist, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Measuring Your Safety Culture
3) Dr. Maggie Ma, Associate Technical Fellow, Maintenance Human Factors, The Boeing Company
Augmented Reality for Technical Instructions

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 6 – Attracting and Fostering Diversity in Maintenance Environments (Room i1)
1) Professor William Aranda, ICAO Language Proficiency Consultant
Importance of English Language Proficiency for Maintenance Personnel
2) Davidson Nzekwe-Daniel, Apprentice, Sahar Group – Aerospace Division
The Critical Role of Mentoring in Curbing the Industry Shortage of Aircraft Mechanics
3) Steve Platt, Director Technical Operations Training & Development, Hawaiian Airlines
Selecting, Training and Keeping the Aviation Workforce in Hawaii

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 7 – Automation and Decision-Making Challenges in Modern Maintenance Training (Room i1)
1) Tyler Heath, ESL Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Language Institute
Adapting Safety Management Systems Literature for a Non-Native English Speaking Audience
2) Dr. Stephanie Douglas, Dr. Aaron Glassman & Dr. Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

Decision Making Process in Maintenance
3) Dr. Sunjoo Advani, President, International Development of Technology
Automated Aircraft Inspections: From Operator to Supervisor

1545-1630  Coffee

1630-1800  Session 8 – Exhibition Time

Day 3 – Thursday 30th April 2020

0900-1030  Session 9 – Opportunity Equality (Room i2&3)
(World Pilot/Regional Pilot/Maintenance)
1) Sarah Cooney, Vice President Sales-Americas, L3Harris Commercial Aviation
Diversity – Are We Making Progress?
2) Robert Jex, FAASTeam Program Manager (Ops), Orlando FSDO, FAA
Financing Your WINGS
3) Captain Evey Cormican, Founder-CEO, Visionary Training Resources, LLC
Come Fly With Me

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 10 – Emergent Concepts (Room i2&3)
(World Pilot/Regional Pilot/Maintenance)
1) Edzard Boland, Training & Operator Performance Specialist, NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
Electrifying Training: Is Electric Flying Changing Training Requirements?
2) Pasha Saleh, Director, Strategy & Innovation, Alaska Airlines & Rama Myers, Vice President Aviation, Seeing Machines
Eye Tracking: A Window into Pilot Behaviors to Support Evidence-Based Training
3) Dr. Michael Mayrhofer, CEO, Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopters NCCH AS
Mixed Reality Training in FFS: Next-Level Multi-Crew Coordination

1245  Closing Remarks