This year we will cover critical areas ranging from: the aviation outlook and FAA executive keynote to what members of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee are working on to support the National Export Initiative.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 29, 2011
Do you make key decisions regarding growth markets and product lines? “If so, join us in Washington D.C. to hear from the aviation industry’s leading advisors and analysts about how you can Gain the Edge through market growth,” remarks Michele Dickstein, President of the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA). “From July 17 to 19, hundreds of industry professionals will gather in Washington D.C. to benefit from our strategic program. This year we will cover critical areas ranging from: the aviation outlook and FAA executive keynote to what members of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee are working on to support the National Export Initiative. In addition, panel interviews with global MRO leadership, and 17 workshops will provide thought provoking information to help our attendees move their organization forward in tomorrow’s economy.”
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Margaret Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration will present the keynote
Adam M. Pilarski, Senior Vice President at AVITAS, will provide attendees with an outlook on the aviation industry. Dr. Pilarski will specifically discuss trends, areas of growth, and future business opportunities.
Michelle Schulz, Partner, Braumiller Schulz, LLP and member of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee for Export Administration, will review the National Export Initiative – Doubling Exports by 2015.
Kevin Michaels, Partner at Aerostrategy, will discuss the current and future state of the MRO market. Dr. Michaels will also discuss Aerostrategy’s market update on the parts/distribution market.
Gain the Edge 2011 MRO Panel - A Customer's Perspective:
Dana Stephenson, Director Commercial Business, Goodrich Aerostructures Group
Jean Clermont, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, AVEOS
John Hunter, Executive Vice President Operations, HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp.
Robert Hogan, Director of Commercial Serviceable Assets, Pratt & Whitney (Panel Moderator)
“To compliment the forward looking program, the industry panel includes: Goodrich Aerostructures, both an OEM producer and an MRO consumer of products; AVEOS, an international MRO for airframe, engines and components; HEICO, both a PMA producer and an MRO consumer of products and Pratt & Whitney, both an OEM producer and an MRO consumer of products,” adds Mitch Weinberg, President of International Aircraft Associates, Inc. “The goal of the panel goes beyond the ‘Customer’s Perspective’ for today and addresses the outlook candidly – which are key ingredients for success in our industry.”
About International Aircraft Associates, Inc International Aircraft Associates, Inc (IAA), based in Miramar Florida, is an award winning material and support services company, specializing in Commercial Aviation as an Aftermarket Parts Stockist and Redistributor. Established in 1978, IAA supports a worldwide market of customers consisting of FAA/EASA Engine & Accessory Repair Stations, Airframe MRO's, Lease and Finance Organizations, Airlines, OEM's and their authorized distributors. The company differentiates itself by delivering timely, reliable, and individual support with integrity, quality, and cost savings. In addition, IAA is an FAA Accredited distributor of commercial aviation products and components since the program inception in 1996. IAA’s top tier customers include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Boeing, ILFC, MTU, Snecma Services and SR Technics to name a few; many who highly praise IAA as its number one supplier.
To learn how IAA can help you operate your business more efficiently by utilizing their materials management expertise please visit their web site: http://www.internationalaircraft.com
About The Aviation Suppliers Association
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit association, representing more than 430 global member companies that are positively shaping the aviation industry. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts worldwide. ASA's Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organization’s energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international compliance, business promotion and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. ASA also recognizes outstanding industry leadership and commitment with its annual Edward J. Glueckler Lifetime Achievement award. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry.
ASA has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Database Management and the Industry Voluntary Accreditation program. The Aviation Suppliers Association has been featured in Aviation Week, Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Further, the organization was nominated as one of the 2009 Top Small Workplaces by Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal. ASA is an annual participant in the Aviation Week MRO conventions, Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo London Conference and Air Carriers Purchasing Conference. Government Affairs Advocacy: on a global scale, ASA interacts with government agencies across 6 Continents including the FAA, US Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration, EPA, EASA, Transport Canada, European CAA, CAAC, Australian CAAC, and many others. Accreditation Program to ASA-100: ASA is a leader in distributor assessments and is an accreditation organization under FAA AC 00-56. As a result of the Association’s accreditation capabilities, over 260 facilities have received global accreditation to ASA-100 since 1996. Certification to ISO 9001: ASA is an ISO registrar and is accredited by ANAB to conduct ISO 9001 assessments. Memorandum of Understanding: ASA has a Memorandum of Understanding with Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) for collaboration and support. ASA has a Memorandum of Understanding with both the International Aerospace Quality Association (IAQG) and the America’s Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) to support each other’s efforts, common projects and initiative in the area of improvement of the aerospace supply chain.
To learn more about ASA, ASA-100 accreditation, and ISO 9001:2008 certification, as well as the annual conference scheduled for July of 2011 in Washington D.C., which includes sponsors such as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Baron Group LLC, VAS Aero Services, LLC, and many other key aviation companies, please visit their web site at: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org
Media Credentials: ASA leadership will close the media credential review program for the 2011 conference shortly, so please submit details on or before July 6, 2011 if you would like to interview leadership and/or select speakers. For those members of the media that plan to attend the 2011 conference, please send an e-mail to Kelly Isley at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact via telephone at: +1 480-814-7471 to learn more.
Michele Dickstein, President
Aviation Suppliers Association
Kelly Isley, Partner
Business Advisors & Public Relations
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