NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week ( http://www.aviationweek.com), the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced its 2013 MRO Regional Conference for Eastern Europe, Baltics & Russia. The event will examine the area's aviation maintenance market as it struggles to cope with rising fuel costs and fierce competition. The conference will be held May 14-15, 2013 at the Radisson Blu Lietuva in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference agenda will include a series of presentations and panel discussions on topics such as Regional MRO Market Forecast; Aircraft Fleet Development & Impact on MRO Demand; Lease Delivery & Return Process; MRO Battleground - OEMs & the Aftermarket; Supply Chain & Logistics Optimization; and Cabin Modifications & Upgrades. The event's keynote address will feature Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics. Additional speakers include representatives from Aeroplex of Central Europe; Air France Industries; Air Maintenance Estonia; BAE Systems Regional Aircraft; Blue Air; Boeing; FLYdocs; GE Capital Aviation Services; HEICO Aerospace; IBA Group; ICF SH&E; Locatory.com; LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services; Lufthansa Technik; MTU Maintenance; PDQ Airspares; Sabena Technics; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Snecma; TAP Portugal, Maintenance & Engineering; TeamSAI; Turkish Technic; UAB Avion Express; Volga-Dnepr Technics; and Wencor Group. Aviation Week's worldwide series of MRO events has a proven reputation as the leading force in uniting airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators and industry experts as they define the global aviation maintenance industry. The Eastern Europe, Baltics & Russia MRO event, now in its second year, is part of Aviation Week's annual MRO series, which kicked off in January with MRO Middle East in Dubai, where attendance rose more than 25% over the prior year, to a record crowd of more than 3,000 professionals. Attendance at the MRO Eastern Europe is expected to reach 250, up more than 50% from the prior year. MRO Eastern Europe, Baltics & Russia is produced by Aviation Week in partnership with FL Technics and supported by the Association of European Airlines. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the event's official publication. Media sponsors include Air Transport Observer, Low-Fare Regional Airlines, and MRO Management. The event's bag sponsor is Engineering – The Aviation Maintenance Holding. For more information about MRO Eastern Europe, Baltics & Russia, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/events/ or call +1-212-904-6344. About Aviation Week: Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation. On July 2, 2012, the group's flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations that has long been the brand's hallmark. In addition to civil, military and space, AW&ST's market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights. Aviation Week's 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned AviationWeek.com for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the industry's essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.