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How do you meet the requirements of high tempo operations?  

How do you ensure higher levels of efficiency and flexibility in defence maintenance?

This conference will address challenges of operational deployment through key presentation on military requirements, fleet readiness and the trend of partnering with private sector.

You will hear about the key maintenance concepts and learn how best to optimise maintenance through lessons learned on the battlefield. We will also discuss how to minimise total life cycle cost ownership, and the latest maintenance technology developments to improve reliability, maintainability and supportability.


Key topics include:

  • Overview of Market Trends in Defence Maintenance and Military MRO
  • Managerial Innovations in Maintenance
  • Aviation and maintenance support for NATO Countries
  • Supporting Front-line Equipment
  • Support Engineering and the Supply Chain
  • Product Life Cycle Support
  • Asset Management Control
  • Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS)


 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Colonel Johan Kaelen, PPP Project Officer, Logistics Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Freydefont, Head, Aircraft Support Division, Technical and Logistics Support Department, French Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Finnegan, Commander, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Eerlingen, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing - 255 Maintenance Group, Belgian Ministry of Defence
  • Commander Jim Donnelly, Senior Aircraft Engineer, Commando Helicopter Force, Royal Navy, UK
  • Commander Roy Welburn, Harrier Depth Support Wing, RAF Cottesmore, UK
  • Lieutenant Commander Sergio Silva Pinto, Portuguese Delegate at the M-Class Frigate Group, Portuguese Navy
  • Albert Stam, Head of Maintenance Engineering, Royal Netherlands Navy Maintenance Establishment
  • Franck Ramaroson, ILS Officer, Life Cycle Cost Manager, Organisation for Joint Armaments Co-operation (OCCAR-EA)
  • Bob Rabbitt, Engineering Manager, International Hub, C-17 Field Services IPT, RAF Brize Norton, UK
  • Marcel Bos, Senior R & D Manager, Netherlands National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)
  • Wing Commander (Ret'd) Chris Hockley, Defence College of Management & Technology, Cranfield University

Chaired By:

  • Francis Tusa, Editor, Military Logistics International

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Francis Tusa

Francis Tusa, Editor, Military Logistics International

9:10 Military MRO and Defence Maintenance Market Trends

Hal Chrisman

Hal Chrisman, Principal, AeroStrategy

  • Analysis of defence maintenance and MRO spending
  • Challenges of outsourcing maintenance and logistics support
  • A look to the future of the market
  •  How maintenance may evolve to network enabled capability
  • 9:50 World Class Maintenance and Maintenance Valley

    Colonel Johan Kaelen

    Colonel Johan Kaelen, PPP Project Officer, Logistics Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • The concept of Maintenance Valley
  • The concept of World Class Maintenance
  • Importance of Public Private Partnerships in Military MRO
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Managerial Innovations in Maintenance Partnerships

  • RNLN -
  • From information exchange to actual partnership - a strategy for international cooperation
  • International models and standards - from theory to implementation
  • Portuguese Navy -
  • Organisational challenges in maintenance management
  • The need for international partnership - the M Class Frigate Group (MFG)
  • RNLN / Portuguese Navy -
  • Improving partnership in maintenance management - innovation as the tool for sustainability
  • Albert Stam

    Albert Stam, Head of Maintenance Engineering, Royal Netherlands Navy Maintenance Establishment

    Lieutenant Commander Sérgio Silva Pinto

    Lieutenant Commander Sérgio Silva Pinto, Portuguese Delegate at the M-Class Frigate Group, Portuguese Navy

    11:40 Defence Helicopter Maintenance

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Eerlingen

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Eerlingen, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing, 255 Maintenance Group, Belgian Ministry of Defence

  • The challenges
  • Getting the most out of your fleet
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Aircraft Support in the French Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Freydefont

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Freydefont, Head, Aircraft Support Division, Technical and Logistics Support Department, French Air Force

  • Organisation of aircraft maintenance
  • Incorporation of the A400M into the French fleet
  • Responsibility to maintain airworthiness
  • 14:30 Load Usage Monitoring of the C-130 in the Royal Netherlands

    Marcel Bos

    Marcel Bos, Senior R&D Manager, Netherlands National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)

  • Loads and Usage Monitoring Programme
  • Tools for optimising maintenance
  • Challenges and requirements
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Maintaining the Joint Force Harrier

    Commander Roy Welburn

    Commander Roy Welburn, Harrier Depth Support Wing, RAF Cottesmore, UK

  • Depth support challenges
  • Structure and benefits of industry partnerships
  • Risks and opportunities
  • 16:20 Supporting the UK’s Frontline Helicopters

    Trevor Pritchard

    Trevor Pritchard, Business Development Director, UK, Vector Aerospace International

  • MRO of the Chinook, Lynx and Sea King helicopters
  • Vector's operational transformation in support of the MoD's roll back of helicopter support
  • Boeing / Vector development of MoD TLCS programme for RAF Chinook, as a model for rotary wing support
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Francis Tusa

    Francis Tusa, Editor, Military Logistics International

    9:10 Organizational and Intermediate Level Maintenance for the F-15

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Finnegan

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Finnegan, Commander, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force

  • Supporting USAFE, USEUCOM and NATO commitments
  • Maintenance training programmes
  • Ensuring readiness for operations
  • 9:50 Maintaining the C-17 Globemaster– Public Private Partnerships

    Bob Rabbitt

    Bob Rabbitt, Engineering Manager, C17 Field Services IPT, RAF Brize Norton, UK

  • Supporting the RAF at Brize Norton
  • Fully integrating with military maintainers
  • Providing engineering, supply support and supportequipment
    maintenance services
  • Providing consistent maintenance
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 IT Enabled Performance Based Logistics

    Greg Goodall

    Greg Goodall, Director, OEM & Defense Sales, Mxi Technologies

  • Real time collaboration and total asset visibility across all organizations (from operations and maintenance, through supply chain, back to the OEM or PBL provider)
  • Tracking and reporting reliability and cost data
  • Handling the requirements of geographic distribution and leveraging the productivity potential of automation, wireless, and other technologies
  • 11:40 Air Engineering Training for UK Helicopters

    Commander Jim Donnelly

    Commander Jim Donnelly, Senior Aircraft Engineer, Commando Helicopter Force, Royal Navy, UK

  • Supporting the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade
  • Training for field maintenance
  • Rotary specific maintenance challenges
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Support Engineering and the Supply Chain

    Stephen Hunt

    Stephen Hunt, Member of the UKCeB Task Force, UK Council for Electronic Business (UKCeB)

  • Supportability Engineering and Management
  • Logistics Information Transformation Programme
  • Support Engineering Process
  • 14:30 OCCAR’s Life Cycle Cost Initiative

    Franck Ramaroson

    Franck Ramaroson, Integrated Logistic Support Officer, Programme Management Support Division, Organisation for Joint Armaments Co-Operation (OCCAR-EA)

  • Overview and status of LCC in OCCAR Programmes
  • How to breakdown cost structure and assess support scenarios
  • Life cycle costs in the A400M and the Tiger
  • 15:10 Improving Availability and Planning Certainty with Health & Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) in Military Land Systems

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Chris Hockley

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Chris Hockley, Defence College of Management & Technology, Cranfield University

  • An examination of the benefits to be achieved from
    gathering health and usage information in the military land
    environment
  • A review of the exploitation of Health & Usage Monitoring
    Systems in the defence land environment
  • The contribution of HUMS and Prognostics to improved
    maintenance planning and logistic support
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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