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Improve your air operations by examining the latest developments surrounding rapid reaction deployment…

This event has been organised to save you time and money researching the latest developments and contacts in this market. With representatives attending from the major players in this industry, this conference will meet all your networking requirements in just 2 days! And with our lunches promoting open debate, you will have the perfect opportunity to build these relationships and exchange industry specific knowledge.

So, register now to attend SMi's 4th Annual Military Airlift and Tankers conference to enhance airlift mobility, improve response mechanisms and increase survivability in high threat environments. Topics to be addressed include:

· Strategic airlift requirements · Country specific perspectives · Next generation air mobility concepts & design · Logistical needs of civil aid providers · Reconfiguration and integration issues · Capabilities · Refuelling technologies & requirements · Cargo handling · Upgrades & maintenance · Procurement policies · Contingency plans · Flight control systems · Re-engineering solutions · Countermeasures

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Robert Owen

Colonel Robert Owen, Chief, Doctrine and Policy Division, Plans and Programs Directorate, HQ Air Mobility Command, US Airforce

9:40 US AIR FORCE AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS

Colonel Robert Owen

Colonel Robert Owen, Chief, Doctrine and Policy Division, Plans and Programs Directorate, HQ Air Mobility Command, US Airfoce

  • Current capability of US air fleet
  • Emergency response implication: reaction times and capability
  • Shortfalls of mobility arm
  • Long term strategy for requirements fulfilment
  • Tanker requirements
  • Defensive systems
  • 10:20 RAF C-17 PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

    Richard Smart

    Richard Smart, C-17 IPT Project Manager, Defence Procurement Agency

  • The C-17 acquisition solution
  • Financing the deal
  • Managing a virtual worldwide fleet
  • Planning for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RAF AIRLIFT AND MOBILITY CAPABILITIES

    Wing Commander Malcolm Brecht MA

    Wing Commander Malcolm Brecht MA, Officer Commanding 99 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton

  • Maintenance and sustainability of current fleet
  • Importance and role of the C-17
  • Overcoming the shortfalls of airlift capabilities
  • Challenges in establishing a new Squadron
  • 12:00 A400M

    Air Commodore Brian Poulton AFC RAF (Rtd)

    Air Commodore Brian Poulton AFC RAF (Rtd), Military Advisor, Airbus Military Company

  • Meeting the European requirements for a Military Airlift Aircraft
  • A400M key features and capabilities
  • A400M Tanker capability
  • Digital Design Demonstration- ‘Walkabout’ in the Virtual Reality Airframe
  • Military acquisition of the A400M through the commercial approach
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 AIRBORNE SELF PROTECTION FOR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

    David Peck

    David Peck, Programme Director, BAE SYSTEMS-IEWS

  • Analysing the operational effectiveness of stand alone systems
  • The changing needs of the military
  • Integration issues of subsystems
  • Enhancing survivability in high threat environments
  • Developments in transport aircraft countermeasures
  • Integration of future systems
  • 14:40 CARGO HANDLING SYSTEMS AND AERIAL DELIVERY

    Pete Compton, Vice President Marketing, AAR Cargo Systems

    Pete Compton, Vice President Marketing, AAR Cargo Systems, and, Ben Chilcott, Managing Director, BCA/AAR Cargo Systems

  • Operational standardisation
  • Cargo system capacity and versatility
  • Surviving the abuse of normal cargo operations
  • The ground handling environment
  • System weight versus operational requirements
  • Key factors for cargo system specifications
  • 15:20 NEXT GENERATION AIR MOBILITY CONCEPTS

    Andrew Bennett

    Andrew Bennett, Manager, Advanced Air Mobility Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

  • Potential needs for new airlift and tanker aircraft
  • Global Range Concepts
  • Multi-Role Concepts
  • Technology paths
  • Prospects
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One, followed by Afternoon Tea

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Peck

    David Peck, Programme Director, BAE SYSTEMS-IEWS

    9:40 NATO’S AERIAL REFUELLING CAPABILITIES

    Major Thomas Swiderek / Major Pedro Sipols

    Major Thomas Swiderek / Major Pedro Sipols, Chief, Air to Air Refuelling Coordination Cell / Deputy, Air to Air Refuelling Coordination Cell Staff Officer, Reaction Force Air Staff, NATO / Reaction Force Air Staff, NATO

  • The role of NATOs Air to Air Refuelling Coordination Cell
  • Current situation with refuelling capabilities
  • International co-operation and contribution issues
  • Aerial refuelling during major exercises
  • Solving the short-term shortfall airlift and refuelling requirements
  • Long term strategies

    The way forward

  • 10:20 UK REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE STRATEGIC TANKER AIRCRAFT

    Simon Kershaw

    Simon Kershaw, FSTA IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency

  • Fulfilling future refuelling requirements
  • Benefits of PFI solution
  • Requirement criteria for FSTA
  • Options for NATO co-operation and contribution
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UK FUTURE STRATEGIC TANKER AIRCRAFT

    Richard Huckle

    Richard Huckle, Managing Director, AirTanker

  • A330-200 capabilities
  • Strategic AAR and Air Transport requirements
  • Development growth potential
  • Fuel off-load capability
  • Towline performance
  • Potential finance strategies
  • 12:00 UK FUTURE STRATEGIC TANKER AIRCRAFT

    Keih Archer-Jones / Stan Hickey

    Keih Archer-Jones / Stan Hickey, Bid Director / Head of Marketing, Tanker and Transport Service Company

  • FSTA through PFI
  • Military requirement
  • TTSC approach
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 767 TANKER AND TRANSPORT CONVERSION

    Thomas Crawford

    Thomas Crawford, Head of Business Development, 767 Tanker Programs, Boeing

  • Fulfilling the needs: replacing ageing tankers and new capabilities
  • Multiple mission capabilities
  • Risk reduction issues
  • Evolutionary tanker technologies
  • 14:40 AIR-AIR REFUELLING

    David Foulger

    David Foulger, Business Development Manager, Military Systems Division, Flight Refuelling

  • What AAR is, what it does and how it does it
  • The design task-The Operational imperatives
  • AAR Equipment to fulfil the demands
  • 15:20 AERIAL REFUELLING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

    Joshua Schwartz

    Joshua Schwartz, Research Staff, Institute for Defence Analysis

  • Overview of current situation
  • Future tanker fleet options
  • Key tanker performance factors
  • Engagement, mission and campaign analysis
  • Overall cost effectiveness
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference, followed by Afternoon Tea

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