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MRO Russia and CIS 2018
MRO Russia and CIS 2018
13th international conference & exhibition
Location: Moscow, World Trade Center Date:March 1–2, 2018
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Report about conference 2018

13th International Conference & Exhibition 
 March, 1 - 2

The 13th international conference and exhibition MRO Russia & CIS took place on March 1 – 2 at World Trade Center in Moscow.

Recognized globally as the region’s largest networking platform for the MRO industry the conference has gathered technical and engineering management from the Russian & CIS airlines with key international MRO providers, component suppliers and aircraft industry to discuss trends and challenges which rapidly changing market in the region is facing today.

This year, the event has seen a record attendance of up to 1000 delegates including 250+ airline representatives.

The exhibition featured more than 80 companies from 25 countries on display.

This time, the event started with the MRO Russia & CIS Industry Award. For the first time Young Talents Award was rewarded for the young specialists for their professional achievements. 

The conference agenda included 2 plenary sessions and 6 practical ones, which were devoted to the main trends and issues of MRO market in Russia and the CIS region.

The experts marked that starting from 2011, the last year was the most successful one in terms of total deliveries into Russian air carriers, i.e 142 aircraft, 77 of which are new ones. According to Mr. Kramarenko presentation, narrow-body jet dominate in deliveries –wide-body planes take only 13%. In general, Russian economy is recovering and in 2018–2020 effective passenger demand for air travel is going to grow by 3-5%.

Expert presentations were followed by 6 practical sessions:
Customs Regulations Updates
MRO IT & Digitalization
Aircraft Interiors and Cabin Modifications
Engine MRO
MRO Component
Technical Staff Training

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According to the conference speakers and attendees, the 2018 MRO Russia & CIS saw an impressive airline and MRO market leaders gathering ever.

“We think that MRO Russia & CIS is the main event for all market players in our region.” – said Igor Panshin, Deputy Director General for Sales, S7 Technics. “The key challenges on the MRO market in Russia today are market growth, competition growth and engineering staff shortage. Our priority task is to fix these problems, coordinate with each other and work for the benefit of the customer. At the same time there are new opportunities, such as increase of own efficiency which can lead to the growth of market share.”

The leading airlines and MRO providers took part in the key discussions: Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, Rossiya, S7 Airlines, Pobeda, Rusline, Volga-Dnepr Technics, FL Technics, S7 Technics, Turkish Technic.

“Boeing takes part in MRO Russia & CIS every year.” – said Pavel Chichko, Regional Sales Director, Boeing Global Services. “It is a main event in the region where key MRO providers, customers and industry experts gather together and discuss the global trends in the field of after-sales service in the format of a live dialogue.”

“In 2018 the exhibition and the conference agenda were record high for the number of the attendees as well as presence of the various industry and geographical segments.” – said Boris Rybak, CEO, Infomost Consutling. “Participants more than from 25 countries took part in the conference, including the UK, France, Turkey, Holland, the USA, Canada. The exhibition featured almost all MRO providers working in the Russian market, as well as those who are going to enter it. Such a rapid development is not accidental and reflects the realities of the Russian MRO market, which is increasing simultaneously with the growth of passenger demand for air transport and cargo air carriage. The last year it was 15%, what is three times higher than the average world level.” 

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The 13th MRO Russia & CIS international conference and exhibition is organized by ATO Events in cooperation with the Russian Association of Air Transport Operators.

Sponsors are Lufthansa Technik, S7 Technics, Turkish Technic.
Sponsorship support provided by Boeing, TP Aerospace, FL Technics and Satair Group.

The official partner is Aeroflot – Russian Airlines.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson Moscow is the official communications partner of the event.

The annual MRO Russia & CIS Industry Award was established by the Air Transport Observer magazine.

Airlines participants in 2018:


MRO Providers
Aircraft Industry
Component Suppliers
Governmental officials
Lease, Finance and Consulting Companies
Job Titles
Technical Directors / Chief Engineers
Sales Directors
Business Development Directors and Marketing Directors
Technical Managers
Procurement Managers


If you would like to get conference materials, please contact 
Irina Osipova, mob: +7 903 263 0281, e-mail:

Organized by

ATO Events
In cooperation with
Lufthansa Technik S7 Technics Turkish Technic
Sponsorship support
Boeing TPAerospace FL Technics Satair PowerJet
Official partner
Аэрофлот - новый контракт
General media partner
ATO Avia
Official communication agency
Citigate Dewe Rogerson CDR
Media partners
Aviation week
AVIARU Aviation EX Russian Aviation Insider Airport Suppliers Airline Suppliers PartsBase
Official freight forwarder
Conference and exhibition venue
World Trade Centre