Virtual Event

MRO Americas 2021

Date: April 27 - 29


MRO Americas is the premier event for the commercial air transport maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry, produced by Aviation Week. This year you will experience a slightly different event as participants will still have the opportunity to connect with thought-leaders, colleagues and peers all while consuming vital content. The agenda includes the continued path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and what lies ahead for the MRO and airline industry.

See the conference agenda for more information.


Join Oliver Wyman's speakers Oksana Bardygula, Tom Cooper, and Ken Aso at MRO Americas and sign up for their sessions listed below.

Oliver Wyman Sessions

MRO Industry Forecast & Key Trends

  • Tuesday, April 27: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session Number: 104

Teams from Aviation Week Network and Tom Cooper, Vice President at Oliver Wyman CAVOK to discuss the outlook for MRO demand, critical market trends and their corresponding implications for airlines, OEMs, and independent MROs as the aviation industry emerges from the COVID-19 crisis and fallout.

If you missed Tom’s session, his presentation is available for viewing now.  In addition, a replay of his speech will be available on Aviation Week’s virtual event platform on May 4th and 5th. Please see the Aviation Week MRO Americas site for more information on the replay.


Tom Cooper MRO Industry Forecast & Key Trends

MRO Americas 2021 Presentation


Fireside Chat: Building an Inclusive Workforce is Key to Sustaining Our Industry

  • Wednesday, April 28: 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Session Number: 109

Bobbi Wells, VP, Safety & Airworthiness, FedEx Express and Oksana Bardygula, VP, Oliver Wyman join Aviation Week’s Lee Ann Shay to discuss new research and findings in the pursuit to achieve gender balance in the aviation workforce. The aviation talent pipeline demands more than current feedstock projections. What can we do to expand potential candidates? Aviation is a system; how do we change system design to entice and keep the best candidates? How can changes in diversity and inclusion ensure existing aviation professionals are also included?

Predictions and Projections on Teardowns, Part-Outs and the Surplus Parts Market

  • Wednesday, April 28: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Session Number: 113

As passenger demand trends become more clear and airlines face pressing decisions on aircraft retirements and fleet downsizing, the surplus parts market in North America has seen a significant shake up. Oliver Wyman's Ken Aso and other panelists will predict the near-, mid- and long-term outlook for an expected pick-up in retirements and partouts. What will an influx in excess inventory mean for the market? Where do OEMs and large suppliers see opportunity to invest in this space?