UBM Aviation Presents 'MRO Trends and Forecasts,' Targeted to Aviation Community - Now Available on Demand

Virtual Event Leader UBM Studios Provided 3D Platform

Dec 17, 2010

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Aviation OAG and Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance magazine presented "MRO Trends and Forecasts," a virtual event targeted to the aviation community on December 2 at 10:00 AM Eastern.  UBM Studios, a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions, provided the 3D platform for the event.  The event is now available on demand.

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The virtual event drew 550 registrants and 250 live attendees from across the globe; airlines, OEMs and consultants dominant from a demographic perspective.

The virtual event showcases the economic trends and their impact on airlines; performance of the sector in 2010 and predictions for the next five years; assessing growth forecast in different regions around the world; trends within MROs and their effects on costs, which was presented by David Stewart, Partner, AeroStrategy; Paul Chen, Director of Business Development, OAG and Christopher Grames, CAS Market and Competitive Analysis Group, Boeing.  It was moderated by Richard Brown, Senior Associate, AeroStrategy.

The online briefing was the first in a series scheduled to continue in 2011. These online events complement the established portfolio of face-to-face conferences and exhibitions that UBM Aviation currently delivers to the commercial aviation community on a global scale.

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UBM Aviation

UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry. We serve the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events.

With more than 300 specialist staff, we operate from a global network of offices across Europe, North America and Asia. We have a long and rich history going back more than 150 years.

UBM Aviation was created in December 2008 when its parent, United Business Media Limited (UBM) reorganized all of its airline-related businesses into one company.

The company has evolved through the acquisition of five businesses. BACK and Air Cargo World were acquired by UBM in mid-2006; OAG and Aviation Industry Group were acquired in December 2006; Aerostrategy's MRO data business was acquired in 2008. Subsequently, BACK Asset Management & Analytical Services and Aerostrategy's MRO databases were integrated into the OAG Aviation suite of data products and services.

Today, UBM Aviation sits at the heart of the aviation community. We bring together buyers and sellers of air travel and transport, enabling the world's airlines, their customers and suppliers to do business successfully.

Our vision is to be trusted as the undisputed global leader in the provision of accurate and comprehensive information about the aviation industry to anyone who needs it.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

UBM Studios is a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.  A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers.  UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget.  UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming.   UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training.  UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com


Kate Spellman

UBM Studios


516 562 7383