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Huge aviation MRO conference and show part of $42-billion market

Pheonix, AZ -- Apr. 1, 2002 -- Aircraft safety, security and the costs of maintaining aircraft in an uncertain avia...

Health & Safety

April 1, 2002
By MRO Magazine

Pheonix, AZ — Apr. 1, 2002 — Aircraft safety, security and the costs of maintaining aircraft in an uncertain aviation market — issues that affect OEMs, suppliers, service providers and end-users in the commercial and military aerospace industry — will be the focus of discussions and displays during Aviation Week’s MRO 2002, April 9-11, 2002, in Phoenix, AZ.

MRO 2002 is the largest conference and exhibition dedicated to the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market and brings together top airline and government maintenance officials, maintenance and safety experts, and suppliers who serve the industry.

The aviation landscape has changed dramatically in the past year, which has squeezed MRO expenses on several fronts. Commercial operators face falling revenues, increased security requirements and delays in new aircraft delivery. And, military operators must cope with dramatic increase in aircraft usage around the world.

As the $42-billion global MRO industry reaches for stability in an evolving marketplace, it increasingly looks to lower costs through new technologies and services, outsourcing options, partnerships and consolidation and e-commerce possibilities all to reduce turntimes, eliminate downtime and lower parts acquisition costs to keep aircraft flying longer and safer.


“The global aviation industry is in flux, putting extreme pressure on the MRO segment. Cost pressures are great, and the uncertain future is forcing MRO executives to innovate while remaining flexible to cope with changing fleet mixes and service demands,” said Kenneth E. Gazzola, Aviation Week executive vice-president and publisher. “Industry executives, their suppliers and customers attending this year’s MRO Conference & Exhibition will find a comprehensive one-stop business environment that is extra sensitive to the extraordinary pressures of today’s rapidly changing MRO marketplace.”

Additional information and online registration for MRO 2002 is available at, or by calling 800-240-7645.

“The ATA EM&M Forum, now joined with Aviation Week’s MRO, provides an unparalleled opportunity for aviation maintenance information and exchange,” said ATA vice-president, Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel, Donald Collier. “This combined event provides participants with a single, comprehensive opportunity to exchange information and actively shape the future of aviation.”

In addition to over 500 exhibition spaces and displays of aircraft maintenance technologies and services, MRO 2002 features presentations and panel discussions by the leading companies in the aviation industry, including Pratt & Whitney, Air Canada and Bombardier.

MRO 2002 is produced in association with AT Kearney and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine. It is sponsored by AirLiance Materials, Avexus, The Boeing Company, DeltaTech Operations, GE Engine Services, Honeywell, Oracle, SAP and Western Data Systems. It is supported by Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Midwest Express, UPS and United Airlines.