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AGIFORS Aircraft Maintenance Operations Special Session, 6-9 June 2023

We are very excited to have another face-to-face conference after three years of meeting virtually due to the COVID pandemic.  So, after our last in-person conference in Paris, in 2019, the AGIFORS Aircraft Maintenance Operations 2023 Special Session in conjunction with the AGIFORS Airline Operations Study Group Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 through Friday, June 9, 2023 in historic and beautiful Mexico City with the support of our host Aeroméxico. 



Mexico City


The highly uncertain and dynamic aviation industry demands our decision-making techniques constantly evolve and adapt to the ever changing conditions.  Developing analytics driven methods and leveraging advanced techniques offers improvements in maintenance operations efficiency, increased resiliency, higher aircraft reliability, and improved operations performance.

Joint Sessions with the Airline Operations Study Group

This year’s conference is being organized once again in conjunction with the AGIFORS Airline Operations study group to promote a vibrant dialog on topics that touch these business areas. 


The theme of this year's conference is robust and resilient Maintenance Operations in the face of disruptions, including weather and disaster.  Leveraging tools and technologies to build robust plans, recover fast, and collaborate more efficiently within and across departments.

The aviation industry operates in a dynamic environment.  As such, airlines operations, including Maintenance operations need to adapt to changing and often disruptive conditions.  While success is never a guarantee, robust and resilient planning plays a key role in mitigating the effect of disruptions.  Analytics driven methods and advanced techniques when applied in a collaborative decision-making process can be leveraged to enable efficient maintenance operations thereby improving operational reliability, a key component to maintaining a competitive advantage.

We welcome submissions that address the following topics and any relevant topics outside of them:

  • Predictive maintenance
  • Maintenance planning and (production) scheduling
  • Maintenance repair recommendation engines
  • Aircraft reliability
  • Fleet performance
  • Operational efficiency
  • Asset management
  • Spare part demand forecasting
  • Spare parts and inventory planning
  • Manpower planning and training
  • Collaborative decision-making impacting maintenance planning

Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above topics.

For any questions, please contact us at maintenance@agifors.org .

Conference Overview

  • A forum for airline senior managers, airline personnel, vendors, and members of academia to review the most pressing issues facing aircraft maintenance operations today, offer potential operations research and analytics solutions, and provide opportunity for high level networking
  • Technical presentations from leading experts in the airline industry
  • Airline updates on the latest happenings and plans in the near term for new business processes, systems replacements and/or upgrades
  • Vendors exhibitions in the field of airline operations control, airport planning systems, crew management, and maintenance planning

Call for Presentations

A meeting like this is nothing without content. And the content should come from you. For that reason we request that you would consider submitting a technical presentation for the conference on one of the above themes, or on another area usually covered in this study group.

Requirements for technical presentations

  • A 30-45 minute presentation (with an additional 10 minutes for questions and dialog)

  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material

  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Airline Operations audience and to accept direction from the selection committee

  • Must register and attend the meeting

  • Abstract deadline Extended: 1 April 2023
  • Draft presentation deadline: 25 April 2023
  • Final presentation (ppt) entry deadline: 20 May 2023

Please send your presentation proposals / inquiry to maintenance@agifors.org.




Registration for the Aircraft Maintenance Operations Special Session is being handled through the Airline Operations registration page.

The delegate registration fee includes conference technical materials, all scheduled meals and social events outlined in the meeting agenda (delegate registration only).  The registration fees are as follows:

  • Airline member delegates: US$350
  • Academic member delegates: US$450
  • All other member delegates: US$850
  • All non-member delegates:  Add US$100 to your appropriate category above
  • Late registration: The above rates apply until May 20.  After that US$100 will be added to all categories for late registration.
  • Social guest registration: Registrants can also add social guests for US$200, to attend all social events.  A "social guest" is a spouse, partner, child, or friend and is not a business colleague.  A "social guest" may not attend the technical program.

Registration is now open!

Register now

Conference Agenda

Maintenance Operations technical talks will be listed on the conference schedule. You will find keynotes, panel discussions, airline updates and vendor presentations throughout the week.  

More information on the Conference Schedule is available on the Airline Operations webpage.

Link to Airline Operations Conference Agenda


The keynote speaker for the conference is Santiago Diago, COO of Aeromexico.  He will be speaking the morning of Tuesday, June 6.


Our Maintenance Operations Special Session is part of the Airline Operations Conference.  More detail is available on those web pages.   

Social Event

In addition to a robust technical program, we will once again return to having a social program.  Our 2023 social program for this conference will include an afternoon visit to the great pyramids of the Sun and the Moon at Teotihuacan, on the outskirts of Mexico City.


Discounted hotel registration is available until 17 May!  We have reserved a block of rooms on a first-come, first served basis for a reasonable price.

The hotel reservation link is now open


Sponsorships enable us to keep our registration fees low to encourage broad participation by academics and airline staff.

Sponsors get a 20 minute presentation during the main program and their logos will be posted prominently.

This year, there is an option to sponsor all of the study group meetings.

Please see details and a link to register as a sponsor on the Airline Operations Study group conference page

Airline Operations Study Group Main Page



For questions or more information, please contact:

Rod Tjoelker or Patrice Yapo:   maintenance@agifors.org

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