Review: PACEdays 2015 – 20 years of innovation

PACEdays 2015 were held at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt on September 15 and 16, celebrating our 20th business anniversary.

More than 80 delegates from companies and research institutions from all over the world attended. Our 15 guest presenters were joined by partner showcases from Teledyne Controls, UTC Aerospace Systems, Microsoft, TXT e-solutions and author Paul Clark, who also hosted an interactive aircraft evaluation case study.

Plenary sessions | Tuesday Sep 15

Welcome to 20 years of innovation with PACE
Dr. Oliver Kranz, Managing Partner, PACE

Modern fleet planning – art or science?
Prof. Paul Clark, Managing Director, Through the Looking Glass, and author of "Buying the Big Jets"

Aircraft performance and operational engineers: Keystones for an airline’s financial success
David Anvid, Senior Principal Engineer Performance and Planning, Delta Air Lines

Pacelab & Safran Tech: An overview

Dr. Yann Fefermann, Energetic Architectures Specialist, Energy & Propulsion Department, Safran Tech R&T Center

Looking ahead: Mobile computing and collaboration shaping PACE’s product lines
Alexander Schneegans, Managing Partner, PACE

Saving Air Ballistic – Mobile computing & collaboration tools in aircraft evaluation
An interactive case study based on Prof. Paul Clark's Buying the Big Jets live workshops 

Breakout sessions | Tuesday, Sep 15 & Wednesday, Sep 16


Pacelab SysArc | Introducing Release 3.5: New and updated features and live demonstration of PACE’s aircraft systems architecture design software
Mathias Emeneth, PACE

Customer report | Conceptualizing IMA-hosted avionics architectures using Pacelab SysArc
Benjamin Lawler, Tools Architect – Advanced Design & David Irwin, Business Leader – EMEAR, Aviage Systems

Academic insight | A methodology for multidisciplinary sizing and optimization of unmanned aerial vehicles and their subsystems
Gokcin Cinar, Graduate Researcher, ASDL, Georgia Tech

Pacelab APD | Introducing planned features for the next releases of PACE’s preliminary aircraft design software
Mathias Emeneth & Alexander Schneegans, PACE

Customer report | Efficient coupled process between aircraft and engine design tools
Thomas Poquet, Aircraft Performance Engineer, Snecma (Safran Group)

Pacelab SysArc | Introducing planned features for the next releases of PACE’s systems architecture design software
Mathias Emeneth & Alexander Schneegans, PACE

Industry insight | Making the Dornier 328 fit for the 21st century
Dr. Carsten Riediger, Flight Physics Team Leader, 328 Design

Pacelab APD & SysArc | Concepts and mockups for future, Pacelab Suite 6.0-based release versions of PACE’s aircraft and systems architecture design software
Mathias Emeneth & Alexander Schneegans, PACE

Pacelab Suite & APD & SysArc | User group discussion: Compilation of new functional requirements and roadmap
Mathias Emeneth & Alexander Schneegans, PACE
Market & Operate – Joint Session

Pacelab Mission Suite | The premier solution for aircraft marketing and airline route & fleet planning
Dennis Pawlowski & Mirko Schulz, PACE

Industry insight | Program update on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet
Dragi Trifunovich, Marketing Director, Americas, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Pacelab Route Network Analyzer | The new Windows tablet app: Route network and economic analysis at your fingertips
Alexander Schneegans, PACE


Pacelab Mission Suite | Outlook on Release 6.5: Product scope, new functionality and roadmap
Mirko Schulz, PACE

Customer report | Migrating to Pacelab Mission Suite – A field report
Adriano Fernando Raposo dos Santos, Senior IT Analyst, Embraer Commercial Aviation

Pacelab Cabin | Introducing Release 7.5: New and updated features and live demonstration of PACE’s aircraft and cabin configurator
Release 7.6: Outlook and roadmap

Thomas Georgi & Carsten May, PACE

Industry insight | Product roadmap & vision:

  • Pacelab configurators for mobile devices: Tablet-based solutions for product definition and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Featuring TXT e-solutions: Technology demonstrator for virtual & augmented reality visualization and integration with Pacelab Cabin

Michele Sesana, Account Manager, TXT e-solutions & Frank Ehlermann, PACE

Pacelab Data Management | Introducing Release 2.1: New and updated features and live demonstration of PACE’s workgroup and enterprise data management support solution for Pacelab client applications
Marius Kelm & Carsten May, PACE


Pacelab CI OPS | Introducing Release 5.0: New and updated features and live demonstration
User group discusson: Release 5.1 – Outlook and roadmap

Frank Opel, PACE

Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer | Introducing Release 1.2: New and updated features and live demonstration
User group discussion: Release 2.0 – Outlook and roadmap

Tobias Handschuck, PACE

Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer | Business case analysis for the A320 aircraft family
Dr. Oliver Kranz & Dr. Oliver Späth, PACE

Industry insight | Data-driven decision making in airline management
Einar Andrésson, Flight Data Analyst, Icelandair

Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer | Connectivity challenges in the cockpit:

  • Introduction
    Tobias Handschuck, PACE
  • The connectivity spectrum: Hardware, data and the operational advantage
    Joseph Kuruvilla, Manager Aftermarket Systems Sales, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Aircraft eEnablement with GroundLink AID+
    Murray Skelton, Director of Business Development, Teledyne Controls
  • Leveraging connectivity systems to support operational applications
    TJ Horsager, Product Manager, Connected Aircraft Services, Gogo