DAE CEO to Present Keynote Address at AVIATION WEEK's MRO Europe 2007 Conference

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK's 10th annual MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition today announced that Robert Mionis, CEO, Manufacturing & Engineering of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise(DAE), will present the event's opening keynote speech at 9:15 a.m. on November 7. MRO Europe, which draws top professionals in the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry, will be held at the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy, November 7-8.

Mr. Mionis' keynote address, "Dubai - A New Center of Gravity," will examine the implications behind the acquisitions being made by DAE, including SR Technics, Standard Aero in Canada and Landmark Aviation in the US.

"Where is the MRO industry headed? To search for this answer, AVIATION WEEK has once again assembled the world's most respected leaders in the world of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, such as Robert Mionis," said TomHenricks, President, AVIATION WEEK. "We are honored to have his keynote participation at what is sure to be an extraordinary event."

Two related events will take place on November 6, the day prior to the conference's opening. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Melia Milano hotel, AVIATION WEEK will present a Global Aviation Update on radio-frequency identification (RFID), produced in conjunction with Airbus and Boeing. At 7:00p.m. , AVIATION WEEK will also present the annual MRO Awards, honoring Fokker Services as the 2007 Best European Independent MRO Operation and Monarch Aircraft Engineering as the 2007 Best European Airline MRO Operation. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner to be held at La Posteria.

MRO Europe is presented by AVIATION WEEK, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. The event is expected to draw more than 2,500 industry professionals and government executives, and features a sold-out exhibition hall with more than 175 MRO product and services suppliers. Additional information and online registration for MRO Europe 2007 is available atwww.aviationweek.com/conferences, or by calling +1 212-904-4483 or1-800-240-7645.

MRO Europe is produced by AVIATION WEEK Conferences & Exhibitions and Overhaul & Maintenance. The International Air Transport Association is the event's International Partner, and the event is supported by the Association of European Airlines. Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Goodrich, Honeywell, Pratt& Whitney and Shell Aviation are gold sponsors. Silver level sponsors are AAR, Alitalia Engineering & Maintenance, HEICO Aerospace, Messier Services/Snecma Services, Sargent, and Spirit Aerosystems. Bronze level sponsors are Aerotech Holdings, Delta TechOps, Sabena Technics, Trax, and United Services.