Aviation Week's MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition just concluded here in London--except for the people who are tearing down and shipping the booths. What an event! Thank you to all that attended, sponsored and exhibited.
There was a tremendous energy and enthusiam at the event--as evident by the buzzing hall and healthy debates in the conferences.
Some of the key themes: OEMs' impact on the aftermarket is deepening, the spares market has become more sophisticated, logistics is still often a problem, large composite repairs could become more standardized, no fault found needs to be better addressed in parts pools, and more outside capital investment should flow into MRO (as well as the resultant consolidation).
Next year's event will be back in Madrid. Plan to be there!