How The MRO Sector Is Dealing With COVID-19

Dear MRO Community Colleagues,

The global coronavirus pandemic is devastating in so many ways and of course has been debilitating across the air transportation community and its stakeholders.

Together, we face a situation with little to no route map. All of our families, businesses, communities and ways of life have been affected. It is difficult to focus on the future when we are consumed by the concerns of the present. With this in mind, we wanted to reach out and update you on how Aviation Week’s MRO events team is navigating the situation.

MRO Americas has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2020, in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The unprecedented postponement was necessary to protect our customers and employees. We also believe strongly that we should move forward with MRO Americas in 2020, as it plays an integral role in our customers’ business operations. We worked to keep the event in Dallas, hold as much as possible to the original plans and expectations for this cornerstone of the MRO industry and harmonize with other industry events. We know there will be some scheduling hurdles, but we are confident this community will rally to overcome them.

As we all deal with this crisis, our account and content teams remain focused on your success. All of our businesses are in uncharted territory, but the aviation industry has withstood many serious challenges, and Aviation Week’s commitment to your success is unwavering. We are at the ready to support and provide flexible options for the best possible experience.

The conversations we’ve had with airline and MRO leaders and managers over the last few days have proven just how lucky we are to be part of this supportive, tight-knit industry. We are all being called upon to be our best selves and to exercise patience, understanding and compassion. This too shall pass, and we will rise, stronger and better than ever.

Stay resilient and safe during these coming weeks and months. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Lydia Janow is Managing Director of MRO & Air Transport Events