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Our agenda on Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Hamburg (UTC+2) 8:00-8:15  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 14:00-14:15  |  Miami (UTC-4) 2:00-2:15

Welcome to the Lufthansa Technik Digital Summit 2021

Moderator:

Dr. Constanze Schreiner

Constanze is passionate about exploring new visions and ideas. In her current role as executive assistant, she supports the CEO of Lufthansa Systems in translating innovative ideas into benefits for customers. Constanze has a PhD in psychology with a focus on digital media, storytelling, and human-robot interactions. She is a lecturer in media psychology at the University of Würzburg.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 8:15-8:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 14:15-14:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 2:15-2:30

Welcome from our CEO

Speaker:

Dr. Johannes Bussmann

Chief Executive Officer at Lufthansa Technik

Hamburg (UTC+2) 8:30-9:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 14:30-15:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 2:30-3:00

AVIATAR - Value adding digital solutions for airline TechOps

Unleash the power of data driven solutions: Philip Mende, Vice President of Digital Fleet Services, gives you valuable insights on how airlines can benefit from adding digital solutions to their tech-ops.

Speaker:

Philip Mende

Vice President Digital Fleet Solutions

Philip’s trip to the Silicon Valley together with the Senior Management and innovation team of Lufthansa Technik in 2015 reinforced his dedication to digital solutions in aviation. As VP Digital Fleet Services at Lufthansa Technik, Philip leads the AVIATAR, FLYdocs and Engineering Services teams to develop and operate digital solutions providing value for airline customers. During the last 25 years Philip held various leading positions within the Lufthansa Group including in Engine Services, Fleet Services, Airline Operations and Loyalty & Frequent Flyer Programme. Philip holds an aeronautical engineering degree of the Technical University Berlin, Germany, and a Master in Air Transport Management of Cranfield University in England.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 9:00-9:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 15:00-15:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 3:00-3:30

Choose your favorite session:

Condition Monitoring by AVIATAR - A customer success story

Monitor your fleet in real time: Learn with Sebastian Lang and his guest Marc Bambei how Lufthansa Technik Philippines is using AVIATAR’s Condition Monitoring in daily operations as an advanced troubleshooting and health management solution for the fleets of Philippine Airlines and Philippine Airlines Express.

Speaker:

Sebastian Lang

Head of Product Sales Asia Pacific

Entrepreneur, Professional and Aviation-Enthusiast with start-up mentality and track record. 6 years of experience within Lufthansa Technik in various departments – starting as a Graduate Management Trainee. Joining the digital department in the early stage to focus on customer needs for an efficient and agile development that has grown to THE independent platform on the market for software solutions to improve and save cost in the tech-ops. Heading the team in APAC to manage the Sales and Customer Success Management with a strong drive on our Customer Community.

Mobile Engine Services: The engine shop wherever you need it

Avoid cost-intensive shop visits and optimize your overall engine maintenance approach: Martin Fuerl will show you a real life example and give you some exciting insights into our Mobile Engine Services.

Speaker:

Martin Fuerl

Head of Product Sales Engine Overhaul Asia Pacific

Martin is heading Lufthansa Technik’s Engine MRO Sales Department for Asia-Pacific since more than 5 years. Being based in Singapore, literally in the middle of Asia, he could learn and understand much about the needs and requirements of regional markets. His main focus is the smart combination of technical and commercial aspects in order to maximize positive effects for Lufthansa Technik’s customers in Asia-Pacific.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 9:30-10:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 15:30-16:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 3:30-4:00

The transformative power of computer vision in aircraft maintenance

Speaker:

Manuel van Esch

Lead Business Consultant – zeroG

Manuel works as a consultant in building machine learning applications for the aviation industry. Working across all application development stages - from ideation and piloting to deployed and scaled solutions – he has experience building human-centered AI applications for airline operations, airports, and MRO.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 10:00-10:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 16:00-16:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 4:00-4:30

Choose your favorite session:

Extension of EASA STCs: simple validation to Asia

Speaker:

Lukas Bucher

Lukas is heading Lufthansa Technik’s Connectivity Department, responsible for the aviation-grade solutions provided to Connectivity providers and aircraft operators around the world. With more than 15 years of experience, the team is delivering safe and economic solutions incorporating the latest knowledge on design and certification. Lufthansa Technik’s validation of EASA-based STCs to other national aviation authorities allows international customers to make use of that experience and receive solutions faster - post Corona, a “fast path to market” will even be more important

Aircraft Transition Services: support in every stage of your lease period

Customer-oriented solutions are the core of their daily work: Discover with Christoph Mrokwa how our Aircraft Transition Services can save you time and money.

Speaker:

Christoph Mrokwa

Project Manager Aircraft Transition Services

Christoph is a real aviation and aircraft enthusiast. As a Project Manager for Aircraft Transition Services he leads exciting projects while discovering and handling the most diverse daily challenges. His goal is to excite customers while always being eager to learn something new.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 10:30-11:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 16:30-17:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 4:30-5:00

Choose your favorite session:

High-end radomes manufactured with composite excellence

Speaker:

Christiane Grude

Acting Head of Finance, Business Development and Incubation at Lufthansa Technik’s Product Division Original Equipment Innovation

Christiane is passionate about shaping the future of the inflight and cabin experience for a personalized, seamless and memorable customer journey. As acting Senior Director Finance, Business Development and Incubation at Lufthansa Technik’s Product Division Original Equipment Innovation she and her teams transform customer needs and pains into attractive tangible products for the aircraft cabin of the future. With an open mind, she observes and understands trends and is particularly interested in Digitalization, New Work and Leadership.

Speaker:

Thorsten Mathur

Head of Product Sales & Key Account Management Airframe-Related Components ARC
 

Thorsten is an enthusiastic expert for all topics round about Composite Structures and Engine Nacelles. Thorsten is leading teams of high motivated and skilled Product Sales Managers and Customer Service Managers in Europe and the Americas to support all kind of demands from our customers. Thorsten has a degree in Business Administration and works for Lufthansa Technik since 31 years in various positions from production, material planning, asset management up to sales.

Speaker:

Philip v. Schroeter

Head of OEM Business Units at Lufthansa Technik’s Product Division Original Equipment Innovation


In over 14 years with Lufthansa Technik’s Product Division “Original Equipment Innovation” Philip enjoyed developing and implementing various business plans for the aviation market. In his current position he holds P&L responsibility for two business units offering a range of products, including CMS/IFE systems, floorpath marking, radomes and medical solutions. Philip has a diploma in mechanical engineering and a PhD in medical technology.

Cyclean®: your sustainable engine wash

Save fuel and water: Find out together with Feliks Wandt and Florian Prinz how your engine can be washed time- and cost-effectively.

Speaker:

Feliks Wandt

Head of Engine Life Cycle Services Lufthansa Technik

“There is no alternative to a win-win in a longtime partnership.” A key driver for Feliks while building an international Joint Venture in the air freight market or acting in his current role as Head of Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik. Feliks has a Master in Aviation Engineering & Logistics and can be considered as true aviation geek. His other passion besides establishing valuable relationships with customers and partners around the globe.

Speaker:

Florian Prinz

Head of Engine Life Cycle Services, Western Europe & Americas

Florian has been passionate about Aviation and the fundamental role it plays in connecting cultures, people economies for as long as he can remember. After starting out his professional career as a Yield Manager at Germanwings, he worked as a Project and Operations Manager at Lufthansa Cargo before joining Lufthansa Technik, where he has been heading the Engine Life Cycle Services team in the Americas and Europe since 2018. Florian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management as well as a Master’s Degree in International Business from Maastricht University.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 11:00-11:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 17:00-17:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 5:00-5:30

Choose your favorite session:

Regional exchange Asia Pacific: Networking session

Meet our local sales leaders in the Asia Pacific region. Let’s get into a personal exchange and find out how we can support your operations.

Speaker:

Thomas Boettger

Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific

Speaker:

Konstantin Stathopoulos

Senior Director of Corporate Sales North East Asia

Speaker:

Zang Thio

Senior Director Corporate Sales Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent

Mobile Engine Services: The engine shop wherever you need it

Avoid cost-intensive shop visits and optimize your overall engine maintenance approach: Thomas Illner will show you a real life example and give you some exciting insights into our Mobile Engine Services.

Speaker:

Thomas Illner

Head of Sales Engine Services EMEA

In 2008, Thomas joined Lufthansa Technik. Since 2016, he is Head of Product Sales for Engines in the EMEA region. As the Head of Product line for CF6 and V25, Thomas and his teams were performing many shop visits for the customers and are enthusiastically working on Engine Fleet management optimization combining classical shop visit concepts together new innovative approaches and bringing the-shop-to-the-engine. As a result, the total cost of ownership is optimized and reduced. Thomas is an Industrial Engineer and worked in a Bank before his Diploma degree.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 11:30-12:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 17:30-18:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 5:30-6:00

Choose your favorite session:

Component Support powered by AVIATAR - automating the value chain end to end

Speaker:

Dennis Kohr

Head of Fulfilment Open Loop EMEA Aircraft Component Services

Dennis is heading Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Component Services Sales and Fulfilment department in EMEA. Being in the industry for almost 15 years Dennis has got a deep understanding of the market needs and trends. He is based at the headquarter in Hamburg and focuses also on developing digital features for component support and creating smart solutions to simplify customers access to information.

Cabin solutions

Speaker:

Nina Schulz

Head of Product Sales & Key Account Management EMEA Base Maintenance Services

Next to heading EMEA’s Base Maintenance Product Sales team Nina has grown up in Lufthansa Technik being passionate about all aspects of Aircraft Modifications. Her target is to provide customers with comprehensive offerings fulfilling any wish related to cabin, cockpit or avionic upgrades.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 12:00-12:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 18:00-18:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 6:00-6:30

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AVIATAR Technical Logbook - A digital interface for pilots

Welcome to your paperless cockpit: Discover with Frank Martens how to replace the manual, paper-based process of capturing technical issues on ground. The digital AVIATAR Technical Logbook enables seamless pilot to maintenance collaboration and provides pilots with access to aircraft status.

Speaker:

Frank Martens

Head of Product Sales and Customer Service at Lufthansa Technik’s Digital Fleet Solutions

Frank Martens is Head of Product Sales and Customer Service at Lufthansa Technik’s Digital Fleet Solutions division and held a similar position for the product division Compents before. Previously Frank was based in China, where he was Senior Director for Components & Landing Gear Services at Ameco in Beijing. Before his assignment in China Frank held various positions at Lufthansa Technik and other companies as a project manager and consultant. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University of Berlin.

Ready to support your LEAP-1A operations

The LEAP engine family represents the next generation of aircraft engines with state-of-the-art technology. Meet Dietmar Focke and Paul Rusch and find out how we can support your LEAP-1A operations.

Speaker:

Dietmar Focke

Head of Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik

Dietmar’s passion is the aviation industry. He is with Lufthansa Technik for more than 20 years, half of the time international in Asia and Europe and in 8 different roles. Since the beginning of 2019 he has taken the post as the VP Engine Services and is responsible for the strategic development of the Lufthansa Technik Engine portfolio. A happy customer is his greatest motivation and with his team he is striving for continuous improvement in service and portfolio.

Speaker:

Paul Rusch

Head of Entry into Service CFM LEAP at Lufthansa Technik

As Head of Entry into Service for the LEAP engine, Paul is responsible for the build-up of MRO capabilities and services for the LEAP engine at Lufthansa Technik. He joined Lufthansa Technik in 2011, where he started as a Product Sales Manager within the product division Engine Services. Previously Paul held various commercial and project management positions at other aviation companies in Germany and the Netherlands. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Management.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 12:30-13:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 18:30-19:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 6:30-7:00

Choose your favorite session:

Regional exchange EMEA: Networking session

Meet our local sales leaders in the EMEA region. Let’s get into a personal exchange and find out how we can support your operations.

Speaker:

Kai Roepke

Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA

Speaker:

Dmitri Zaitsev

Senior Director Corporate Sales Eastern Europe and CIS

Speaker:

Tim Butzmann

Senior Director Corporate Sales Middle East & Africa

Speaker:

Georgios Ouzounidis

Senior Director Corporate Sales Europe

VIP cabin completion of new aircraft types

Discover the fascinating world of VIP aircraft services and get exclusive insights into the special requirements and challenges of VIP cabin completion of modern aircraft types such as the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787.

Speaker:

Wieland Timm

Senior Director Sales, Design and Specification for VIP & Special Mission Aircraft

After completing his studies as a qualified graduate engineer, a traineeship at Mercedes Benz AG, as Head of Sales at Martin Harms GmbH and Schindler Aufzuege he finally started 2002 at Lufthansa Technik on various positions.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 13:00-13:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 19:00-19:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 7:00-7:30

Catch-up

Moderator:

Dr. Constanze Schreiner

Constanze is passionate about exploring new visions and ideas. In her current role as executive assistant, she supports the CEO of Lufthansa Systems in translating innovative ideas into benefits for customers. Constanze has a PhD in psychology with a focus on digital media, storytelling, and human-robot interactions. She is a lecturer in media psychology at the University of Würzburg.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 13:30-14:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 19:30-20:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 7:30-8:00

Choose your favorite session:

It’s time for change – Digitalise your aircraft cabin (AERQ)

Speaker:

Arnd Kikker

Managing Director AERQ

Arnd Kikker is since June 2020 Managing Director of the in 2019 newly founded JV AERQ. The JV was established between Lufthansa Technik and LG Electronics of Korea. Arnd has roughly 15 years experience in the aviation industry and before becoming MD of AERQ he was responsible for various leadership functions within Lufthansa Technik – mainly in the context of Business Development & Corporate Strategy. Before he joined Lufthansa Technik in 2010 Arnd started his career at Airbus.

Cyclean®: your sustainable engine wash

Save fuel and water: Find out together with Feliks Wandt and Florian Prinz how your engine can be washed time- and cost-effectively.

Speaker:

Feliks Wandt

Head of Engine Life Cycle Services Lufthansa Technik

“There is no alternative to a win-win in a longtime partnership.” A key driver for Feliks while building an international Joint Venture in the air freight market or acting in his current role as Head of Engine Life Cycle Services at Lufthansa Technik. Feliks has a Master in Aviation Engineering & Logistics and can be considered as true aviation geek. His other passion besides establishing valuable relationships with customers and partners around the globe.

Speaker:

Florian Prinz

Head of Engine Life Cycle Services, Western Europe & Americas

Florian has been passionate about Aviation and the fundamental role it plays in connecting cultures, people economies for as long as he can remember. After starting out his professional career as a Yield Manager at Germanwings, he worked as a Project and Operations Manager at Lufthansa Cargo before joining Lufthansa Technik, where he has been heading the Engine Life Cycle Services team in the Americas and Europe since 2018. Florian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management as well as a Master’s Degree in International Business from Maastricht University.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 14:00-14:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 20:00-20:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 8:00-8:30

Choose your favorite session:

Ready to support your LEAP-1A operations

The LEAP engine family represents the next generation of aircraft engines with state-of-the-art technology. Meet Dietmar Focke and Paul Rusch and find out how we can support your LEAP-1A operations.

Speaker:

Dietmar Focke

Head of Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik

Dietmar’s passion is the aviation industry. He is with Lufthansa Technik for more than 20 years, half of the time international in Asia and Europe and in 8 different roles. Since the beginning of 2019 he has taken the post as the VP Engine Services and is responsible for the strategic development of the Lufthansa Technik Engine portfolio. A happy customer is his greatest motivation and with his team he is striving for continuous improvement in service and portfolio.

Speaker:

Paul Rusch

Head of Entry into Service CFM LEAP at Lufthansa Technik

As Head of Entry into Service for the LEAP engine, Paul is responsible for the build-up of MRO capabilities and services for the LEAP engine at Lufthansa Technik. He joined Lufthansa Technik in 2011, where he started as a Product Sales Manager within the product division Engine Services. Previously Paul held various commercial and project management positions at other aviation companies in Germany and the Netherlands. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Management.

The transformative power of computer vision in aircraft maintenance

Speaker:

Manuel van Esch

Lead Business Consultant – zeroG

Manuel works as a consultant in building machine learning applications for the aviation industry. Working across all application development stages - from ideation and piloting to deployed and scaled solutions – he has experience building human-centered AI applications for airline operations, airports, and MRO.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 14:30-15:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 20:30-21:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 8:30-9:00

Choose your favorite session:

Aircraft Transition Services: support in every stage of your lease period

Customer-oriented solutions are the core of their daily work: Discover with Christoph Mrokwa how our Aircraft Transition Services can save you time and money.

Speaker:

Christoph Mrokwa

Project Manager Aircraft Transition Services

Christoph is a real aviation and aircraft enthusiast. As a Project Manager for Aircraft Transition Services he leads exciting projects while discovering and handling the most diverse daily challenges. His goal is to excite customers while always being eager to learn something new.

Enter the world of virtual engine inspections (Incl. live Virtual Table Inspection)

Virtual engine inspections wherever you are: Felix Gessler will present you different time saving remote solutions for your engine inspections and guide you through a live Virtual Table Inspection.

Speaker:

Felix Gessler

Project Manager Innovation Engine Services Lufthansa Technik

Felix is enthusiastic about all things digital. As a Product Owner for the digital Interface between Customer and MRO he strives to ensure a smooth and intuitive collaboration. Holding a M.Sc. in aeronautical engineering he previously worked as an sales engineer for the Engine devision.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 15:00-15:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 21:00-21:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 9:00-9:30

Choose your favorite session:

What if computer vision could improve your aircraft maintenance?

Speaker:

Manuel van Esch

Lead Business Consultant – zeroG

Manuel works as a consultant in building machine learning applications for the aviation industry. Working across all application development stages - from ideation and piloting to deployed and scaled solutions – he has experience building human-centered AI applications for airline operations, airports, and MRO.

Component Support powered by AVIATAR - automating the value chain end to end

Speaker:

Dennis Kohr

Head of Fulfilment Open Loop EMEA Aircraft Component Services

Dennis is heading Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Component Services Sales and Fulfilment department in EMEA. Being in the industry for almost 15 years Dennis has got a deep understanding of the market needs and trends. He is based at the headquarter in Hamburg and focuses also on developing digital features for component support and creating smart solutions to simplify customers access to information.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 15:30-16:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 21:30-22:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 9:30-10:00

Choose your favorite session:

AVIATAR for digital cooperation and predictive maintenance

Join Lars Kindler when he describes how AVIATAR allows airlines, OEMs and MROs to take advantage of Silicon Valley type technologies. Digital partnerships and big operational data allow airlines to step into untapped territories by applying predictive maintenance solutions for Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Speaker:

Lars Kindler

Head of Product Sales Americas

Lars Kindler leads AVIATAR’s Sales and Customer Services Team in the Americas. Based at Lufthansa Technik’s regional headquarter in Miami, Florida since 2020, Lars is an enthusiastic member of the AVIATAR Sales Team since 2019, when he joined Lufthansa Technik’s Digital Fleet Solutions division in Hamburg, Germany. Lars career started with positions in the automotive industry and at Lufthansa Technik’ components division. He holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and a Bachelor from German and Canadian Universities.

Mobile Engine Services: The engine shop wherever you need it

Avoid cost-intensive shop visits and optimize your overall engine maintenance approach: Sebastian Torhorst will show you a real life example and give you some exciting insights into our Mobile Engine Services.

Speaker:

Sebastian Torhorst

Head of Product Sales Engine Overhaul Americas

After his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at Technical University of Munich in 2014, Sebastian completed the MBA program at Collège des Ingénieurs in Germany/ France/ Italy in parallel to an industry project on spare engine pool management. He joined Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg/ Germany in 2015 where he started as Product Sales Manager within the product division Engine Services. Since 2020, Sebastian is responsible for Lufthansa Technik’s Engine MRO sales activities for the Americas in Miami, FL.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 16:00-16:30  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 22:00-22:30  |  Miami (UTC-4) 10:00-10:30

Choose your favorite session:

Regional exchange Americas: Networking session

Meet our local sales leaders in the Americas region. Let’s get into a personal exchange and find out how we can support your operations.

Speaker:

Frank Berweger

Vice President Corporate Sales Americas

Speaker:

Robin Johansson

Senior Director Corporate Sales Latin America and Caribbean

It’s time for change – Digitalise your aircraft cabin (AERQ)

Speaker:

Arnd Kikker

Managing Director AERQ

Arnd Kikker is since June 2020 Managing Director of the in 2019 newly founded JV AERQ. The JV was established between Lufthansa Technik and LG Electronics of Korea. Arnd has roughly 15 years experience in the aviation industry and before becoming MD of AERQ he was responsible for various leadership functions within Lufthansa Technik – mainly in the context of Business Development & Corporate Strategy. Before he joined Lufthansa Technik in 2010 Arnd started his career at Airbus.

Hamburg (UTC+2) 16:30-17:00  |  Singapore (UTC+8) 22:30-23:00  |  Miami (UTC-4) 10:30-11:00

Wrap-up

Moderator:

Dr. Constanze Schreiner

Constanze is passionate about exploring new visions and ideas. In her current role as executive assistant, she supports the CEO of Lufthansa Systems in translating innovative ideas into benefits for customers. Constanze has a PhD in psychology with a focus on digital media, storytelling, and human-robot interactions. She is a lecturer in media psychology at the University of Würzburg.