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SMi Group’s 16th Annual Military Airlift & Rapid Reaction Operations 2015 will be held on 1st - 2nd December 2015 in Seville, Spain. Since NATO has departed from Afghanistan there is now a change in focus for the air forces and an opportunity for strategic future planning.

The conference will provide updates on national systems, operations and future requirements as well as the growth in sharing and pooling of assets to satisfy national and regional requirements. These topics will be addressed by the national militaries and the multinational commands and whilst the focus is mainly on air mobility and air transport for the specific military operations, there is also section dedicated to military assistance to humanitarian disasters. 

 

In keeping with our commitment to keep the event venue in the most relevant location, we have chosen to have this year's conference in Seville. We also have the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive site visit at Airbus Military facility where we will be shown the latest range of capability.
 

- Hear an update from the multinational commands, such as the EATC, on their newest assets, latest capacities and future goals

- Visit Airbus's military base and see the A400M Final Assembly Line as well as the Light and Medium Aircraft Final Assembly line for their C295 and CN235 aircraft

- Learn about the future airlift requirements for the major militaries worldwide and their intentions of further pooling and sharing

- Hear from NATO forces on the re-alignment of their operations and requirements following the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan

- Discuss how industry and military can further collaborate to meet requirements whilst maintaining cost-efficiency

- Engage with the industry and military and discuss the lessons learnt from the A400m crash and the challenges which lie ahead

Previous attendees include: 

Aeronautica; Air Tanker Services; Airbus; Airbus Military ; AMCC ISAF ; Amsafe Birdport; Amsafe Bridport; Armament Insectorate; Capewell; Capewell Components; Chapman Freeborn Airchartering; Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Ltd; DANISH AIR FORCE; Danish Defence Command; EDA; Ejército Del Aire ; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; Embraer; European Air Transport Command (EATC); Italian Air Force; ITALIAN JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS; Jeppesen ; Lockheed Martin; Lufthansa Technik AG; Marshall Aerospace Defence; MCCE; Mediterranean Technologies; Military Medical Agency; MINISTRY OF DEFENCE; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; NATO Airlift Management Agency ; NATO Support Agency (NSPA); Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Rivista Aeronautica; Royal Canadian Airforce; Ruslan International; Ruslan International Ltd; Ruslan SALIS GmbH; SELEX Galileo; Spanish Air Force J S T C I S / D C I S / S S I N; ST Engineering; Teledyne Controls; The Boeing Company; TLD AMERICA; TLD Group; UK MOD; United States European Command (US EUCOM) ; ViaSat ; ViaSat, Inc.; Volga Dnepr; World Fuel Services Inc;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Laurent Donnet

Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: An Evaluation Of Current And Planned Activities And How They Will Enhance The Spanish Air Force’s Airlift Capabilities For 2015 And Beyond

Major General Pablo Jose Castillo

Major General Pablo Jose Castillo, Head of Education Directorate, Spanish Air Force

9:50 Airbus Defence & Space Military Aircraft: Pioneering the Future

Didier Vernet

Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Defence And Space

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 An Update On The A400M Programme: Optimising European Collaboration For Acquisition and Support

Nicholas Hue

Nicholas Hue, A400M Programme Manager, OCCAR-EA

  •         Providing harmonized capabilities to Military Forces
  •         Setting up global support to Customers
  •         Preparing next challenges
  • 11:40 Boeing Defense, Space and Security – Global Power Projection

    ·         737-700 and C-40A Configurable Airlift Capability

    ·         US Air Force KC-46 Tanker Program Status

    ·         Performance Based Logistics – Cost-effective, Reliable System Performance

    David A. Robinson

    David A. Robinson, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, Global Services and Support, Boeing
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    Glenn Hanbey

    Glenn Hanbey, International Team Lead, Global Sales and Marketing, KC-46 Tanker Program, The Boeing Company

    12:20 An overview of ITAF KC767A in the current and future scenario

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief of Air Operations, Italian Air Force Staff

    ·         The role played in 2015 by the KC767A in training and operational scenario.
    ·         An update of AAR   clearances
    ·         KC767A - F35 clearance
    ·         Way ahead

    12:40 RAF Air Mobility; Delivering the ‘Whole Force’

    Wing Commander Steve Foster-Bazin

    Wing Commander Steve Foster-Bazin, Air Mobility Force Command, UK MoD

  • Enabling Expeditionary Operations. Air mobility is the great enabler to all things expeditionary, without it the island nation of the UK would lack rapid response in support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Military Operations.
  • Whole Force. Not just delivering all our Forces but delivering it in a Whole Force structure. 
  • Construct.   What is it? It’s not just aircraft that is new – we are using novel procurements and support solutions to get the best possible capability delivery and sustainment
  • Retention of Military Personnel when their higher paid civilian counterpart appears to get better deal/preferential treatment
  • RAF Fleet Modernisation. Exciting times with change over from legacy fleets to new highly capable platforms.
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    13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Modernizing The Battlespace With Broadband Connectivity For Global Operations

    Colin Sage

    Colin Sage, Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.

  • High Capacity broadband to enable multi-mission flexibility
  • Rapidly-deployable SatCom for quick-reaction operations anywhere in the world
  • Seamless roaming between multiple satellite networks for the best connectivity

     

  • 15:00 How German Air Force’s Airlift And AAR Capabilities Are Being Enhanced Through Allied Collaboration And An Overview Of Recent Operational Use

    Colonel Ludger Bette

    Colonel Ludger Bette, Wing Commander, Air Transport Wing 62, Wunstorf, German Air Force

    15:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can European Interoperability Be Optimised And Is There A Limit To Its’ Potential?

    ·          Overcoming the key obstacles to European integration to ensure greater interoperable efficiency

    ·          Satisfying critical European requirements without a reliance on new members to the multinational commands

    ·          Is there a limit to interoperability in Europe?

    ·          The potential for allied collaboration in Europe with non-European air forces

     

    Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Head of Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)

    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Colonel Trevor Nitz, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing

    Commodore Marcel Halle

    Commodore Marcel Halle, Assistant Chief of Staff J4, NATO SHAPE

    Colonel Victor Navarro

    Colonel Victor Navarro, Head Air Transport Operations Branch, Spanish Air Force

    16:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:50 Antonov Company - Military Transport and Special Aircraft

    New generation of:

    -         the AN-178 – medium jet transport. Flight tests are in stage of completion.

         Serial production is being launched.

     

    New generation of:

    -         the AN-132 – light turboprop transport. Design engineering, assembly of

         the first prototype of the airplane.

     

    Widebody transport STOL

    -    the AN-188 – conceptual researches on deep modernization, search 

          of partners.

     

    Heavy transport

    -    the  AN-124 - conceptual researches on deep modernization, search 

          of partners.

     

    Special versions on the AN-148 basis

    -         the AN-148-200EM – convertible ambulance aircraft

    -         the AN-148-300MP – maritime patrol aircraft

     

    Cargo transportations on the AN-124/225

     

    Oleksandr Kiva

    Oleksandr Kiva, Vice President and Deputy General Designer, Antonov

    Sergii Fedorov

    Sergii Fedorov, Deputy Chief Designer, Antonov

    17:30 Logistics on the African Continent

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Lemon

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Lemon, AFRICOM J43, Division Chief , US AFRICOM

  • Mature the Theater
  • Collaborate with Partner Nation's to develop capabilities and capacity
  • Examples:  Heavy Airlift Wing and the future use of the Air Transportation
    and Refueling Exchange of Services (ATARES)
  • Improve Distribution Operations within the Joint Logistics Enterprise
    (TRANSCOM and DLA)
  • Leverage Current Technology
  • Command and Control Logistics Architecture
  • Low Volume/Low Frequency
  • Enhance Partnerships
  • Engagement with the AFRICAN UNION, bi-monthly African Logistics Council and the annual African Logistics Forum
  • Amani II Exercise
  • Continental Movement Coordination Center
  • Sustain Operations
  • Channel Analysis of Airlift to optimize resources
     
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:15 Networking Reception Hosted By Airbus Defence & Space

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: EUMS Perspective For The International Strategic Lift Collaboration In EU CSDP Missions And Operations And Disaster Relief

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff

    ·          The EU Comprehensive Approach to external conflicts and crises

    ·          EU CSDP Missions and Operations (update of current missions)

    ·          Support to EU-led military missions/operations and EUBGs preparation

    ·          Strategic Lift in Crises Response               

    ·          Use of EU MS transportation assets in support of EU Disaster Response

    9:50 Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Guidelines and Beyond

    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho

    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho, Deputy Chief of CMCS, United Nations-UN

    ·          Humanitarian logistics and its interoperability with militaries

    ·          Humanitarian civil-military guidance and policies

    ·          Emerging recommendations from the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) discussion

    ·          Plugging into the humanitarian coordination mechanism

    ·          Global standards on the use of foreign military assets

    ·          Platforms for information sharing between humanitarians and the military

     

    10:30 Humanitarian And Peacekeeping Air Logistics - A Proven Response To International Disasters

    Georgy Sokolov

    Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines

  • Aid & relief missions: challenges and benefits of air logistics operations
  • Fighting Ebola
  • SALIS - peacekeeping and security missions

     

  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations

    ·          Overcoming the consistent challenges in rapid reaction operations

    ·          How to optimise the humanitarian response and the importance of planning for the unique challenges faced

    ·          How cooperation can be improved to maximise the response time

    ·          Lessons learnt from recent rapid reaction and humanitarian reactions

     

    Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency

    Laurent Defrance

    Laurent Defrance, Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff

    Georgy Sokolov

    Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines

    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho

    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho, Deputy Chief of CMCS, United Nations-UN

    12:00 How Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) Has Utilised Airlift In Response To Recent Humanitarian And National Disasters

    Laurent Defrance

    Laurent Defrance, Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission

    ·          Role of the ERCC

    ·          EU MEDEVAC of Ebola Patients

    ·          Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief

    ·          Consular support

    12:40 Delivering Tactical Airlift In Times Of Reducing Budgets

    Sean McGovern

    Sean McGovern, Managing Director, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft

     

    .               Supporting heavy demands on Military Airlift fleets by using well supported, cost-effective second hand civilian aircraft

    .               Existing ex-civilian aircraft within Military fleets.

    .               Maximizing versatility to optimize efficient aircraft use

     

    13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Allied Movement Coordination Centre – Lift in Crisis

    Commodore Marcel Halle

    Commodore Marcel Halle, Assistant Chief of Staff J4, NATO SHAPE

    ·         Operational context

    ·         Multi-national deployment planning and execution

    ·         Multi-modality

    ·         Future

    15:00 An Update From The European Air Transport Command (EATC) On Current Capacities And Further Expansion

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Head of Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)

    ·          The EATC's fleet and current capabilities following the accession of Spain and Italy
    ·          An update on the goals and timelines of the EATC
    ·          Is there a limit to the pooling and sharing of assets under the EATC?
    ·          How the EATC can expand its' assets and capabilities further without reliance on new nations joining

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 The Evolution Of The Heavy Airlift Wing

    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Colonel Trevor Nitz, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing

    §  The Strategic Airlift Capability Program

    ·         SAC Partners

    ·         HAW Organization

    §  Advancements

    ·         SAC Facilities

    ·         IT Systems

    §  The Evolving HAW Mission

    ·         Transition Out of Afghanistan

    ·         The Demand in Africa

    ·         Exercises

    ·         Increasing Airdrop Capabilities

    §  Future Opportunities

    ·         SAC Program Expansion

    ·         Expanding Partnerships

     

    16:50 Movement Coordination Centre Europe – The Only Military Transportation Broker

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

    ·          Worldwide military M&T business

    o    Current AT and AAR situation and availability

    ·          How do we optimise Military Support Systems

    o    Analysing current demand of air capabilities in Europe and beyond

    o    Create solutions for Nations and Organizations

    o    Safe capabilities and money for our Nations

    ·          Assessing the operational readiness for future challenges

    17:30 Filling The Airlift And AAR Gap In Europe

    Michele Rega

    Michele Rega, Fixed Wing Officer, EDA

    ·          Developing more capability through the European Defence Agency

    ·          European cooperation to increase interoperability

    ·          Cost-effectiveness through the European Air Transport Fleet partnership

    18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:15 Networking Reception Hosted By Boeing

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
    Colonel Ludger Bette

    Colonel Ludger Bette

    Wing Commander, Air Transport Wing 62, Wunstorf, German Air Force
    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Colin Sage

    Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.
    Colin Sage

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Chief of Air Operations, Italian Air Force Staff
    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Head of Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)
    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Colonel Ludger Bette

    Wing Commander, Air Transport Wing 62, Wunstorf, German Air Force
    Colonel Ludger Bette

    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    Colonel Trevor Nitz

    Commodore Marcel Halle

    Assistant Chief of Staff J4, NATO SHAPE
    Commodore Marcel Halle

    David A. Robinson

    Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, Global Services and Support, Boeing
    David A. Robinson

    David Robinson is the Global Sales and Marketing Manager for the Derivative Fleet Support and Services branch within Boeing’s Global Services and Support Division. He is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing strategies to deliver sustainment services for aircraft derived from commercial aircraft such as the P-8A, KC-767, C-40A and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft.

    He is a subject matter expert on the employment of anti-submarine warfare systems which was employed supporting flight acceptance tests on the P-8I aircraft now in service with the Indian Navy. He also has experience in sustainment of aircraft having supported Flight Technical Publications development on the Boeing 737 and served as a Product Support Technical Lead and the Mission Systems Engineering SME Manager.

    Dave joined Boeing in 2001 after 14 years of active service with the U.S. Navy and 13 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve from which he recently retired. Dave served as a Naval Flight Officer in 4 different operational squadrons (both USN and Royal Air Force) operating the P-3C Orion and RAF MR2 Nimrod aircraft, accumulating over 5,000 flight hours. During his active service, Dave flew 20 armed missions during the first Gulf War as well as 15 armed missions in Kosovo.
    Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University, 1987.

    Didier Vernet

    Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Defence And Space
    Didier Vernet

    Georgy Sokolov

    Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines
    Georgy Sokolov

    Glenn Hanbey

    International Team Lead, Global Sales and Marketing, KC-46 Tanker Program, The Boeing Company
    Glenn Hanbey

    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho

    Deputy Chief of CMCS, United Nations-UN
    Ingrid Nordstrom-Ho

    Laurent Defrance

    Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission
    Laurent Defrance

    Laurent Donnet

    Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
    Laurent Donnet

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Lemon

    AFRICOM J43, Division Chief , US AFRICOM
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Lemon

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Major General Pablo Jose Castillo

    Head of Education Directorate, Spanish Air Force
    Major General Pablo Jose Castillo

    Michele Rega

    Fixed Wing Officer, EDA
    Michele Rega

    Nicholas Hue

    A400M Programme Manager, OCCAR-EA
    Nicholas Hue

    Oleksandr Kiva

    Vice President and Deputy General Designer, Antonov
    Oleksandr Kiva

    Sean McGovern

    Managing Director, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
    Sean McGovern

    Sergii Fedorov

    Deputy Chief Designer, Antonov
    Sergii Fedorov

    Wing Commander Steve Foster-Bazin

    Air Mobility Force Command, UK MoD
    Wing Commander Steve Foster-Bazin

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporters

    Workshops

    Site Visit: Airbus Military Facility, Seville
    Workshop

    Site Visit: Airbus Military Facility, Seville

    NH Collection Sevilla
    3rd December 2015
    Sevilla , Spain

    Interview with Commodore Marcel Halle, Assistant Chief of Staff J4, NATO SHAPE

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    Interview with Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff

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    Interview With Laurent Donnet, European Defence Agency

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Airbus Defence and Space

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    http://www.airbusdefenceandspace.com

    Airbus Defence & Space is Europe’s Nº1 company in Defence and World’s Nº2 in Space, with a workforce of more than 40,000 employees worldwide. The company operates through four business lines: Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Communications Intelligence and Security, and Electronics. Airbus Military Aircraft is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a complete family of mission and transport aircraft capable to accomplish the most varied missions. It also produces a wide range of Unmanned Air Systems and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Airbus DS is responsible for the heavy military transport A400M program, as well as the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. The product portfolio also includes a smaller “Light & Medium” transport and mission aircraft: C295, CN235 and C212. The mission system FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) can be assembled and disassembled quickly to combine roles surveillance, rescue and transport. The solutions offered cover the full range of security requirements, from maritime surveillance to sophisticated signal detection. Airbus DS has sold over 1,800 military aircraft to 144 operators in 69 countries, delivering to the highest standards.


    Antonov

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    ANTONOV Company is the leading aircraft industrial enterprise in Ukraine. With around 70 years' experience, it belongs to a relatively select group of enterprises world-wide offering the complete cycle for the creation of modern aircraft - starting from pre-project scientific research then taking a project through construction, testing, certification and serial production, and finally following up with comprehensive after-sales maintenance and general support. ANTONOV Company has created more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft. ANTONOV specializes in the development of cargo planes - this is the class in which it has the richest experience and greatest success. ANTONOV cargo planes are distinguished for their ability to operate in harsh climatic conditions, into remote high-altitude airfields with many kinds of surface, and their utmost flexibility in airlifting the widest range of cargoes.


    BAE Systems Regional Aircraft

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    BAE Systems Regional Aircraft are a commercial support organisation Head Quartered in Prestwick on the west coast of Scotland. Under the umbrella of BAE Systems MAI, Regional Aircraft hold the type certificate for a number of aircraft types (BAe146/Avro RJ, ATP, Jetstream 41, Jetstream 31/32 and HS748) and provide total support to over 540 aircraft worldwide. Key to Regional Aircraft’s success is its retained whole aircraft design and engineering capability, coupled with a premier supply chain offering an extensive in-service support experience. In having a unique UK capability of holding both EASA Part 21J & G approvals combined with AS9100 approval, Regional Aircraft can offer integrated solutions for any aircraft; of any type and of any size. Regional Aircraft’s capabilities extend to aircraft conversions for passenger, VIP and multi-role configurations, together with special role aircraft, including airlift, surveillance, humanitarian aid, medevac, military and fire fighting. Optional within these conversions have been defensive aid solutions, Successor Identification Friend or Foe (SIFF) systems, armoured flight decks, fuel tank inertion, communication systems and freight handling systems. In November 2013, Regional Aircraft was awarded the prestigious Minister Acquisition Award for its part in the conversion of two BAe146-200QC aircraft to military configuration for the Royal Air Force. BAE Systems Regional Aircraft have extensive integration capabilities whether on their own or third party aircraft platforms and have worked with many aircraft manufacturers to deliver bespoke solutions. With proven long term support capabilities, over 3 million flight hours of rotable support to a worldwide operator base and with many customer relationships spanning more than 15 years, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft are an ideal partner to maximise the availability and versatility of the assets you fly. To find out more visit www.regional-services.co.uk


    Boeing Global Services and Support

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    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and innovative manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, Boeing products and services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, C4ISR, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, and performance-based logistics and training.


    JBT

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.jbtaerotech.com

    JBT® - One stop shopping, single-source convenience. JBT® is a global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge ground support equipment, airport gate equipment, system / asset monitoring, maintenance, baggage handling system controls and service, and military ground support equipment. A single source supplier for a wide range of aviation related equipment and services. Ground support equipment includes pallet and cargo loaders, deicers, mobile steps, pushback tractors, and towbarless tractors. Airport gate equipment features the Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, the JetPower® ground power family, the JetAire® series of preconditioned air products, JetFlo® water cabinets, and BagBuddy® luggage lift systems. We offer point-of-use and central system designs. At JBT, we have the technology to monitor virtually all makes of gate equipment with iOPS apron monitoring and support service. We can manage apron and gate assets and their use with real-time information. Services from JBT include maintenance and repair of ground support equipment, gate equipment, terminal trains, baggage handling systems, building facilities and more as well as full parts support, inspection, and training programs. JBT offers specialized military products including Jetpower® ground power units for virtually all military cargo and fighter aircraft – including the F35. JetAire® military conditioned air units include high pressure/extreme ambient (140ºF) air units for fighters, compressed air carts, bleed air carts, and lower pressure conditioned air carts for cargo aircraft. Products are available as cart mounted, diesel powered, hangar-based, b and combination air and power units. JBT offers an expanding line of military ground support equipment. As a single-source supplier, with unparalleled product range, JBT simplifies procurement, contracting, project management, parts sourcing, and technical support for trouble free procurement, operations, warranty, and ongoing support. For more than 50 years, JBT® has been the name relied on for the very best in gate related products and services. For more information please call 801-627-6600 or visit www.jbtaerotech.com


    National Air Cargo

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.nationalaircargo.com

    National have mastered the art of freight forwarding, be it military emergencies, business deadlines, medical supplies or a token of affection. With world-wide presence, National specializes in Charters and time-sensitive freight movements. National also owns the FAA 121 certified National Airlines which has a fleet of 3 B747-400F, 2 B757.


    Thales

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com/

    Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.


    TLD Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.tld-group.com

    TLD Group is the global leader for GSE and its sustainment. We design, manufacture, field and support high quality specialised military GSE, including operationally proven air-transportable K-Loaders, High and Low Pressure Air Conditioners, Liquid Chillers and Weapons Loaders, as well as a wide range of commercial equipment with military applications.


    ViaSat Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.viasat.com

    As a proven innovator, ViaSat provides defence forces with quality support and game-changing technologies: mobile and fixed broadband SATCOM, accredited high-speed encryption, cyber threat monitoring and management, low SWaP and multi-channel Link 16 terminals. ViaSat pushes the boundaries of being connected – and secure – even under the most challenging circumstances.


    Volga-Dnepr Group

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    Volga-Dnepr is the world’s largest transporter of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo and in its 26 years of operations, it has enabled its customers to achieve fast and reliable deliveries. The Group offers a unique ‘Cargo Supermarket’ service offering that facilitates its ability to deliver the most suitable and cost efficient transportation solution for every piece of cargo. The Group operates a fleet of 12 An-124-100 freighters, the world’s largest series-produced cargo aircraft; 5 modernised IL-76TD-90VD; 17 modern Boeing 747, connecting the major markets in Asia, Europe and North America via its hub in Moscow and 737 freighters for more conventional cargo deliveries.

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    www.Defence-Guide.com is an International Military Site, and has as primary scope to establish an electronic magazine dealing, with international news on defence manufactures and technology. More specific, this International Military Guide – unique for the three Branches of the MoD and Law enforcement , includes among others the following: • Companies profiles/products/projects, • Military magazines • Event presentation, (Conferences-Seminars-Exhibitions) • Defence news (RSS system) • Press articles and Press Releases • Cooperates with Embassies , Def. Associations & Think Thanks • Performs Marketing Research / Optimization to Def. Companies • Focuses also on Consulting Services In the context of the above, and beyond our continuous Site information with the latest defence news from this area, we provide information notes to Key Officers serving the MoD, and we are running independent researches on matters dealing with questions that we receive from Armament Departments.


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    Desde 1978 Grupo Edefa es la editorial del sector de Defensa líder en España y América Latina. Grupo Edefa edita la revista mensual FDS (Fuerzas de Defensa y Seguridad), el Anuario Latinoamericano de la Defensa y www.defensa.com, el portal de defensa referente mundial en lengua española.

    From 1978 Grupo EDEFA is the Defense publishing company leader in Spain and Latin American. Grupo Edefa media portfolio includes the magazine FDS (Fuerzas de Defensa y Seguridad), the Latin American Defense Yearbook and the most visited web site in this area in the worldwide Spanish speaking countries: www.defensa.com.


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    The NH Collection Sevilla enjoys a privileged location in Seville’s financial and business district. The historical part of the city is just a short walk away and public transport links to the hotel are first-class as well, so getting around the city couldn’t be easier. Our plant-filled 2nd-floor terrace with views of the nearby park is a true urban oasis. As well as tables and chairs, it has hammocks for added relaxation. You can order food and drink on the terrace as well.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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