European Maintenance Symposium (EMS) 2016

18-19 May 2016

European Maintenance Symposium (EMS) 2016

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and StandardAero are delighted to be hosting the European Maintenance Symposium (EMS) 2016.

This year’s event will take place in Eindhoven on the 18th May to 19th May 2016. The theme for this year’s meeting will be "Best Value Partnerships: Military and Industry Working Together for Long Term Maintainability of Legacy C-130s."

Tuesday 17th May

18.00Welcome Reception at Dudok Room, Pullman Hotel - *Sponsored by* Rolls-Royce

Wednesday 18th May

08.30Welcome from Lieutenant Colonel Robin Schoonen, RNLAF
09.00Keynote Presentation by Air Commodor Mario Verbeek, RNLAF
09.30Introduction to Break-out session
10.00Morning Break
10.301st Break out session
13.00Presentation by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
13.25Presentation by Standard Aero
13.45Presentation of Break-out Session Results
14.15Afternoon Break
14.30Core EMS: Discussion of Technical Issues
16.30 - 17:00Exhibitions
18.00Drinks Reception at Dudok Room, Pullman Hotel - Sponsored by Vector Aerospace

Thursday 19th May

08.00Keynote Presentation by Wing Commander J.O.Thorley, RAF
08.302nd Break out session
10.00Morning Break
10.30Core EMS: Presentations focused on the theme
13.30Presentation of Break-out Session results
13.45Afternoon Break
14.00Presentation by Vector Aerospace
14.20Presentation by Rolls-Royce
14.40Side Meetings
16.00Closing Remarks from EMS Chair, Lieutenant Colonel Robin Schoonen
17.30Buses leave from Pullman Hotel for Bavaria Brewery (Approx. 20-30 mins journey) - Heuvel 5, 5737 BX Lieshout, Netherlands
18.00Bavaria Brewery Tour
20.00Gala Dinner - Sponsored by Standard Aero Dress Code: Business casual
22.30Buses return to Pullman Hotel

Please note: Full agenda will be published 2 weeks before the symposium

Download EMS Chairman Invitation Letter


Please complete the EMS registration form together with the payment form and email to:

The required information has to be transmitted latest by Monday 25th April 2016

Download Registration Form

Download Payment Form

Conference fee

£216.00 for the EMS members (VAT included)

£300.00 for Service Centres and Vendors (VAT included)

*The conference fee includes attendance to conference, daily refreshments and lunches.

Conference and Hotel


Pullman Hotel, Eindhoven
Vestdijk 47,
5611 CA Eindhoven,
Phone: +31 40 232 6111

Hotel Reservation

Pullman Hotel, Eindhoven

Download Hotel Booking Instructions

Hotel Booking link

Special Room Rates from 17th May to 20th May (Single room €119.00 Double room €139.00 per room)

All hotel rooms include American breakfast buffet.

City tax at €3.50 per person per night (not included on the price above).

The reservation deadline is Monday 25th April 2016
Please book your hotel reservation using the linked supplied above or email to

2016 EMS Presentations

The presentations of the members can be scheduled to be held during either the closed or the semi closed session. To avoid the duplication of information the members are encouraged to minimize the content of the closed session presentation to a minimum. The desired effect is to expand the exchange of information to the main commercial entities without disclosing sensitive information. This will allow for an enhanced insight of operator challenges and issues by the main commercial entities.

All presentations – Please email your presentation directly to

Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities

To discuss exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities, please email