MRO Americas was a great platform to discuss ATP’s innovative recurring defect management and reliability solution ChronicX® with customers and many interested airlines and MRO providers. Many of the world’s leading and regional airlines rely on the ChronicX solution to manage recurring defects and improve aircraft reliability. This innovative solution uncovers hidden trends such as recurring problems, previously undetected, at both the tail number and fleet-level and emerging failure modes that have not yet reached critical status, saving time, reducing errors, and increasing productivity across the fleet.
ATP presented the ATP® Libraries, a single source for maintenance and regulatory publications that saves maintenance professionals time and effort; and the ATP Aviation Hub™, a single source cloud-based portal, designed to simplify access to information, increase productivity and support compliance and safety efforts. The ATP Aviation Hub Cloud Application streamlines maintenance workflows and improves processes with anywhere, anytime access to ATP® Libraries, ATP Parts, and the AskBob™ AMT Community.
MRO Americas provided excellent informative sessions, and we particularly enjoyed a fireside chat session by Delta, where CEO Ed Bastian spoke about the close collaboration between industry and regulators and discussed the process of collaborating with regulators such as the FAA. This relationship between industry and regulator has allowed for Delta to improve safety in their operation.
Also interesting was the Chairman’s Remarks at the beginning of the conference by Leo Warmuth, MD Aircraft Engineering & Technical Planning at FedEx Express, where he addressed tbhe importance of conferences such as MRO Americas that encourage innovation. Warmuth mentioned that it would take 4.5 years to visit all airline and MRO vendors, and yet MRO Americas provides a venue to achieve this within three days. Warmuth concluded with a quote by C.S. Lewis that represents how MRO Americas makes it possible for attendees to collaborate and solve complex problems, “Two heads are better than one, not because either is infallible, but because they are unlikely to go wrong in the same direction.”
As with previous MRO Americas conferences, one of the main events is the Aerospace Maintenance Competition that gives current and future maintenance professionals the opportunity to showcase their skills and learn from others in the community. More than 80 teams from six countries were represented at this year’s conference, with many teams consisting of females only. Congratulations to United Airlines CLE, the recipient of the William F. “Bill” O’Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance, as they won the competition this year.
Aviation Week MRO Americas provided a world-class venue for all those involved in the MRO sector to network and discuss issues, solve problems, share experience, and gather knowledge. Exhibiting at the MRO Americas proved to be a beneficial opportunity for ATP to continue to thrive as solution providers that empower aircraft maintenance professionals.