November 26-27, 2019
Torino, ITALY

The 7th international business convention for the aerospace industry in Torino

November 26-27 2019
Torino, ITALY

The 7th international business convention for the aerospace industry in Torino

Workshops & Conferences Program
November 29-30, 2017

Conference language: English

Morning session

09:20 - 09:50

Québec’s Aerospace Industry - Redefining the Horizon
AEROMONTREAL (Quebec Aerospace Cluster): Suzanne Benoit, President
INVESTISSEMENT QUEBEC: David Brulotte, Business Development Manager, Europe

Recognized for its innovative drive and creativity, Québec is one of the global leaders in the aerospace industry and is one of the world’s top three aeronautics hubs, alongside Seattle and Toulouse. This session will outline the strengths of Quebec’s aerospace sector as well as the vitality of Aéromontréal as a driving force for the industry.

09:20 - 10:25

The evolution of the Eurofighter Typhoon and the European Fighter Aircrafts
09.20 – 09.50 Eurofighter Integrated Logistic Support: “Flexibility to match specific Customer Support requirements”
09.50 – 10.20 The future of the European Air Power Capabilities and Fighters Outlook

09:55 - 10:25

Digital transformations can deliver concrete business value to A&D players
DASSAULT SYSTEMES: Guido Porro, Managing Director EuroMed

This presentation will give an overview of some of the major opportunities and areas of value delivery

  • Digital continuity implemented with dedicated industry solutions for aerospace, covering processes from design, engineering to manufacturing, production and maintenance
  • Reducing complexity in product development by integrating engineering and functions or value streams to lower costs: non-recurring (e.g., reduced design time, avoiding issues late in the design cycle) and recurring ones (e.g., minimizing parts and optimizing manufacturing).
  • How to implement an integrated program management approach, to keep programs on-specification, on-budget and on-schedule
  • Global deployment of sustainable, lean manufacturing processes and closed-loop visibility of all manufacturing operations for improved assessment and mitigation of risks

10:30 - 11:00

The Supply Chain Structure in Thales Alenia Space: "A New Supplier Relationship Management Model"
THALES ALENIA SPACE: Paolo Pezzella, Operations - Purchasing Director

The new supply chain organizational model implemented in TAS JV is presented.
This novel organization will enforce engagement of the purchasing actors in the early program phases (bidding/contractual) with a strong participation of internal stakeholder (Engineering, Quality, Production), while implementing an efficient suppliers’ follow-on during the project execution phase.
The goal being to establish the best relationship with suppliers/contractors to achieve the best performance in terms of OTD and OCD through an efficient, skilled and well integrated transnational supply chain team.

11:05 - 12:30

ADM opening conference
Alessandro Profumo, CEO

Networking lunch break

Afternoon session

14:00 - 14:30

At the Crossroad of Space Exploration: the Thales Alenia Space Contribution
THALES ALENIA SPACE: Roberto Provera, Director New Initiatives and Customer Solutions Development

Building upon a solid international cooperation experience in the field of earth observation ,exploration, orbital infrastructure and human spaceflights, Thales Alenia Space is involved in significant activities and programs meant to generate the needed new-generation systems and technologies that will enable the next steps in exploration. This presentation will give an overview of the major on-going and future developments, showing how they fit within the global challenge of space exploration

14:35 - 15:05

Product lifecycle data for a truly A&D digital program management
SIEMENS PLM SOFTWARE: Carlo Scibilia, Senior Business Analyst – Presales Industry Leader A&D

If you’re a program manager at an aerospace and defense company, you’re probably a spreadsheet expert. It’s common for aerospace and defense (A&D) program managers to use huge spreadsheets—some with as many as 40 columns and 10,000 rows—to manage independent product schedules and product programs.
Unfortunately, this practice slows down workflow and weighs on quality. Manual data entry and management ensures errors, risking accuracy and lost time. Just verifying, for example, that activities are scheduled to meet what could be 40,000 FAA compliance requirements can monopolize hours of a program manager’s time.
By contrast, when all product program data are in one widely accessible management platform, A&D programs become easier to manage and can yield higher profit margins and support longer-term revenue streams.
The reason why program managers use spreadsheets is that traditional program management software is a mix of point solutions that maintain separate sets of data, a model that some think “still works.” But it doesn’t work if you ask the most burning questions challenging A&D companies that want to stay competitive:

• Can your program management processes and technology tools meet changing market demands now and tomorrow?
• Can they deliver on technical, cost and schedule requirements so that you can protect and grow profitability? A&D buyers expect cost savings, fast response and anticipation of their needs based on disruptive trends such as Industry 4.0, Big Data-powered predictive guidance and the ability to access vast amounts of intellectual property data. But for many A&D companies to respond, they will need to expand their definition of “digital program management.”

15:10 - 15:40

The Philippine Aerospace Industry: Opportunities and Market
PHILIPPINE TRADE AND INVESTMENT CENTER: Froilan Emil D. Pamintuan, Commercial Attaché

In this conference, the following information will be presented:

• An overview of the Philippine economy
• The Philippine aerospace supply chain
• Major OEMs and MROs, Tier 2 suppliers, and their testimonials
• Key support for aerospace

On April 23-25, 2018, the Philippines will have its first edition of the Aéromart Summit Clark at the Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines. This is a unique opportunity for aerospace companies to visit the Philippines and discover its potentials and create new networks / partnerships / businesses in the country.

15:45 - 16:15

Robotic Exploration and Science in Space
THALES ALENIA SPACE: Paolo Musi, Head of Science Programmes Domain Exploration and Science

Thales Alenia Space is  contributing to major space missions for Solar system exploration and space science.     Year 2016 has seen 2 significant successes, Rosetta close observation of a comet and Exomars first European mission to Mars.    In the medium term, the new challenges are BepiColombo mission to place 2 orbiters around Mercury, Exomars 2020 mission to land on Mars  and Euclid mission to explore the dark energy and the dark matter.  The presentation will give an overview of the mission objectives, the Thales Alenia Space industrial role and the main technological challenges to develop these state of the art satellites, which are cornerstones of the European exploration of space.

16:20 - 16:50

Engine Digital Twin. The GE9x case
AVIO AERO: Alessandro Mortellaro, Engineering GE NPI turbomachinery Manager

More and more in the world of industry we talk about analytics, cumulative damage models, predictive maintenance, a two words: the “digital twin”. GE9x is the first GE engine who will have a Digital Twin.
Presentation will focus on GE9x vision and strategy for the digital twin.

16:55 - 17:25

Innovation and product excellence in the Piedmont Space cluster
PIEMONTE AGENCY FOR INVESTMENTS, EXPORT AND TOURISM: Piero Messidoro, Senior technical Consultant

The Piedmontese Space companies are representing a center of excellence in terms of innovative systems and products applied to Space Exploration and other application projects. On-going experiences of International Space Station experiments, Small Satellites solutions, Mars entry descent and landing components are in particular presented together with further initiatives of new product development in the context of the Piedmont Aerospace supply chain.

Morning session

 09:20 - 09:50

HIP and dedicated heat treatment to enhance mechanical properties of the aerospace parts produced via ALM
BODYCOTE, Aerospace, Defense & Energy: Antonio Magnacca, Business Development Manager

The growth of the ALM technology is gigantic; every day there are new application, new components, thinking additive, are manufactured for aerospace, energy and engineering components.
Nevertheless, ALM generates parts that are manufactured by multy micro welded layers of fine powders.
During the ALM process can be generated micro porosities that if left will reduce by far the fatigue resistance i.e. mechanical properties 
Aerospace components that are subject to high mechanical and thermal stresses have to be structurally speaking perfect.
To support the ALM growth, to support customer needs, Bodycote has developed a special ALM post processing matrix that consists in many steps the most important are:

  • HIP hot isostatic pressing to eliminate all the porosities that are generated during the ALM process.
  • Dedicated heat treatments to refine the structures.
  • Other services are available like EDM, laboratory investigation.

09:55 - 10:25

NDT and Microscopy solutions for aerospace applications
OLYMPUS: Lian Hanna, Marketing Specialist

Olympus, is one of the biggest worldwide providers of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) instruments, Remote Visual Inspection instruments and Microscopy solutions. ( The aerospace market is one of our main pillars of business. We offer solutions for tier suppliers of raw materials and solutions in final assembled components. We cover manufacturing and maintenance applications.
The conference is dedicated to introduce to you in those technics and instruments of application in the aerospace market. Phased Array Ultrasounds and Eddy current Array together with Microscopy solutions for technical cleaning of components and the behavior of the materials are topics of our speech.

10:30 - 11:00

New Peel Shims for high-temperature applications
GEORG MARTIN GmbH: Christoph Martin, Managing Director

Georg Martin GmbH is pleased to announce a new method to create detachable connections between shim foil layers.
By using laser welding instead of bonding MARTIN® creates special non-permanent connections for shim packs. This has opened new opportunities for shim applications in the area of aviation assembly in case of temperatures higher than 200 degrees.
Furthermore, this new product is highly interesting for bearing clearance adjustment work.
A high precision comes along with a high shim stiffness and reduced danger of potential lubrication contamination.
In addition, the product is safer and faster to use than normal Peel shims.

11:05 - 11:35

Form component to Solution
SANDVIK: Bruno Schisa, Industry Segment Specialist – Aerospace

With our deep knowledge of metal cutting and insight into the varying challenges of different industries, we strive to develop innovative solutions in cooperation with you to meet your current and future demands.
As your partner, we offer world-class cutting tools and extensive process and application knowledge. Our focus is on your success!


11:40 - 12:10

Roadmap towards a Competence Centre in Torino for Industry 4.0
POLITECNICO DI TORINO: Paolo Fino, Head of Department of Applied Science and Technology
PRIMA INDUSTRIE: Paolo Calefati, ‎ Innovation Manager
AVIO AERO: Franco Tortarolo, Head of Research Programs

Politecnico of Torino, with the contribution of two main local industries, Avio Aero and Prima Industrie, will highlight the roadmap for the creation of a Competence Centre in Torino in the frame of Industry 4.0. The presentation will focus on the strategy, the key technologies and the connectivity of Academia and SME’s.

12:15 - 12:45

Heritage and commitment of the Leonardo Divisions in the field of UAVs
LEONARDO Airborne and Space Systems Division: Andrea Maccapani, Nicola Toniazzi (12.15 – 12.30)
LEONARDO Aircraft Division: Fabio Duranti (12.30 – 12.45)

Afternoon session

 14:00 - 14:30

Benefit of new generation MW fluids to aerospace
 Giovanni Caula, Business Development Manager Aerospace Business

The aerospace manufacturing industry has been negatively impacted by the expanding list of global regulatory restrictions. Additives once used to bolster machining fluid performance have been severely restricted which has hurt those machine titanium, Inconel, and aluminum alloys. FUCHS is pleased to present its new generation MW fluids that will support aerospace value chain. 

14:35 - 15:05

PIEMONTE land of Innovation
Erika Manis, Technical consultant
Emilio Ferrari, Senior technical consultant
Mauro Varetti, Senior technical consultant
Discover the latest technologies and processes developed by some of the Piedmontese companies, creating new markets and expanding their growth opportunities. Innovation is focused not only on the technology products themselves, but also on the processes using a mix of industry partnerships, rapid evolution/commercialization of core technologies and intersectorial expertise.