Press Release Source: Aviation Week On Tuesday August 23, 2011, 2:09 pm EDT NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Aviation Week will present the 14th annual MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) Europe Conference and Exhibition and MRO Military Europe on September 26-29 at the IFEMA in Madrid—two of the leading MRO events in the world. Aviation Week’s co-located Aircraft Composite Repair Management Forum will take place in Madrid at Hotel Melia Avenida America on September 26 and highlight one of the top technologies impacting today’s MROs and OEMs.Attendees from airlines, operators, OEMs, MROs, suppliers, as well as consultants, military personnel, and government officials will come together at these preeminent conferences with a joint tradeshow to evaluate the state of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry and overcome current challenges. For the commercial market, MRO Europe will explore safety management, cross-border harmonization, new technology developments, and workforce assessments. MRO Military Europe will address maintaining and sustaining military air assets in the midst of escalating demands on defense budgets. With Europe representing 23% of the $85 billion global military sustainment market, the conference addresses topics that are top of mind and very relevant to this significantly sized industry.These co-located events will offer opportunities for attendees to network with the industry’s finest professionals during in-depth workshops and speaker presentations. Conference sessions will deliver best practices and case studies from MRO and aviation leaders, such as:Peter de Swert, EVP, KLM Engineering & Maintenance Jim French, Chairman, FlybeGD Pedro Jose Abad Gimeno, Maintenance Director, Logistics Support Command (MALOG), Spanish Air Forces Emilio Tunon, Program Manager, NH-90 and Tiger Helicopter, NAMSAAntonio Vazquez, Chairman, International Airlines Group (IAG) and IberiaAlso in September, further supporting the commercial airline industry, Aviation Week will launch A&D Finance Europe 2011 at the Landmark London Hotel on September 12 and Airlines, MRO, Aircraft and Engine Lessors – The Tricky Triangle Forum in County Dublin, Ireland on September 14-15.Additional information and online registration are available at aviationweek.com/events/. On Twitter, follow @avweekevents or search for #MROE or #MROMIL. Register by August 26 for a discount. Special rates apply for MRO providers, airlines, government, military, media, and groups of three or more. MRO Europe is produced by Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance in partnership with British Airways Engineering and Maintenance Iberia. Gold sponsors include AAR Corp. and Goodrich Corp. Silver sponsors are ACL Aviation Support, Chromalloy, Delta TechOps, HEICO Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and TES Aviation Group. Bronze sponsors include Aeroturbine, Airbus, Aveos, Bombardier, Fokker, Lufthansa Technik, Sabena Technics, and Spirit Aerosystems. Copper sponsors include American Airlines MRO, BAE Systems, and MNG Technic. Titanium sponsors are Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies and SR Technics. Supporting organizations include Association of European Airlines, Aeropolis, Air Transport Association, and IATA. Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Airline Economics, Airline 92, Air Transport Observer, Asian Aviation, Low-Fare Regional Airlines, and Regional International are the media sponsors. MRO Military is produced by Aviation Week. The media sponsors include Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Airline Economics, Military Suppliers & News, Defense Procurement News, Defence Professionals, Defence Review Asia, Fuerzas Militares del Mundo, and Informacion Defensa. Aircraft Composites is produced by Aviation Week with support from IATA. Media partners include Airline Economics, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and Overhaul & Maintenance.About Aviation Week:Aviation Week, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, and MRO Links. The group also produces major events around the world.About The McGraw-Hill Companies:Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP – News) is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the knowledge economy. With leading brands including Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services and J.D. 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