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Building on the success of the previous Military Airlift & Tankers event, SMi have produced this follow on conference to examine the latest developments in airlift and tanker requirements through an examination of current and future programs, along with case studies of individual aircraft.

As a senior industry executive you will be aware of the importance of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Second Annual Military Airlift & Tankers conference. By assembling an international panel of expert speakers, this conference will provide you with an ideal forum to discuss and debate the technological advances made over the last 12 months.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tim Randall

Tim Randall, Programme Officer, Disaster Management Centre, Cranfield University

9:10 MOD PPP/PFI TANKER PROJECTS

Simon Kershaw

Simon Kershaw, Assistant Director, Military Aircraft Projects 3, Defence Procurement Agency (UK)

  • The structure of a PFI project
  • Advantages of a PFI procurement as compared to a conventional procurement
  • Current status of the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
  • The future for PFI projects within the aviation sector
  • 9:40 Financing aircraft fleets for the Ministry of Defence

    Tim Stone

    Tim Stone, Head of PFI and Structured Finance Partner, KPMG Corporate Finance

    10:20 TANKERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

    Tom Crawford

    Tom Crawford, Project Director, Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft, Boeing

  • History of Boeing tankers
  • Lessons learned from the Gulf War and Kosovo operations
  • Strategic tanker concepts to support Rapid Reaction Force
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ADVANCED MOBILITY CONCEPTS

    Gerald Janicki

    Gerald Janicki, Director, Strategic Development, Phantom Works, Boeing

  • Historical perspective of Theater Transports
  • Current theater mobility shortfalls
  • Advanced Theater Transport (ATT) evolution
  • War, contingency and peacetime roles for the ATT
  • Global and local solutions for short field performance
  • ATT technical and economic challenges
  • 12:00 TRAINING CREW FOR AIRLIFT MISSIONS

    Major Christopher Miller

    Major Christopher Miller, AATTC Instructor Navigator, US Air Force

  • AATTC introduction
  • Mission statement
  • Who we train
  • Applying ‘real world’ to ‘training’
  • Realism versus safety
  • Lessons learned from a 2-man cockpit
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE TACTICAL DATALINKS FOR TRANSPORT AND TANKER AIRCRAFT

    Sarah Nichols

    Sarah Nichols, Marketing Director, Aerosystems International

  • The benefits of situational awareness for transport and tanker aircraft
  • Cost effective approaches to updating legacy aircraft
  • Link 16 for the UK VC10 and TriStar Tanker updates
  • Link 11 systems
  • Anticipated future requirements
  • 14:40 THE USE OF CIVILIAN AIR CHARTER RESOURCES FOR MILITARY AIRLIFT

    Bruce Bird

    Bruce Bird, Director, Charter Division, Air Foyle

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING - ENHANCING THE CAPABILITY

    David Flouger

    David Flouger, Business Development Manager, Flight Refuelling

  • Introduction. AAR - what is it, what it does and in service systems
  • Rapid reaction for rapid development
  • The need for AAR in quick time
  • AAR equipment to match the need
  • Interface with mission computers
  • Demountable AAR probes for receivers
  • 16:20 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

    Denny Williams, Vice President

    Denny Williams, Vice President, Eva Macial, Director of Business Development, Robbins Gioia

  • Develop a business strategy to contain support costs and maximise resources available for transport aircraft upgrades
  • Management approach to reduce the total cost of support throughout the aircraft service life
  • Analytical techniques that balance total transport aircraft requirements
  • Managing readiness - the aircraft status review
  • Reliability management
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Informal Networking Drinks Reception for Speakers and Delegates

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Derek Braddon

    Dr Derek Braddon, Director, Research Unit in Defence Economics, University of the West of England

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - THE V-22 OPSREY PROGRAM

    Colonel Nolan D Schmidt

    Colonel Nolan D Schmidt, V-22 Program Manager, United States Marine Corps

  • History and development behind the program
  • Mission and capabilities
  • Enabling technologies and cost innovations
  • Program accomplishments and plans
  • International implications
  • 9:40 THE AIRBUS A400M PROGRAMME

    Air Commodore (Rt’d) Brian Poulton

    Air Commodore (Rt’d) Brian Poulton, Military Advisor, BAe Airbus

  • An overview of the European requirements for next-generation airlifters
  • Status and future of the A400M programme
  • Industrial and technological benefits of applying The Airbus System
  • Impact of Airbus commercial management
  • Military airlift trends in the early 21st Century
  • 10:20 NEXT GENERATION MULIT-ROLE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

    Bob Price

    Bob Price, Vice President, Customer Support Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems

  • The latest developments and initiatives for the C130J program
  • The needs and requirements of the Royal Air Force for military airlift and rapid deployment
  • The benefits and advantages of digital avionics and the use of advanced technology
  • The role of the C130J in the Royal Air Force
  • Military airlift and rapid deployment for the 21st Century
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY - THE CN 235 and C 295

    Francisco Navarro

    Francisco Navarro, Director of Marketing, Military Transport, CASA

  • An overview of the CN 235 and C 295 aircraft
  • Advantages of a flexible airlift
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Dr Derek Braddon

    Dr Derek Braddon, Director, Research Unit in Defence Economics, University of the West of England

  • Tom Crawford, Project Director, Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft, Boeing
  • Bob Price, Vice President, Customer Service Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems
  • Air Commodore (Rt’d) Brian Poulton, Military Advisor, BAe Airbus
  • Bruce Bird, Director, Charter Division, Air Foyle
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 FROM ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TO ORIGINAL SOLUTIONS

    Dr Robert Aitchison

    Dr Robert Aitchison, Director and General Manager Aviation Services - Defence (Europe), Rolls Royce

  • Commercialisation in defence procurement
  • Opportunities and challenges for an engine manufacturer
  • Impact of the changing procurement environment
  • Evolution of service provision
  • The OEM factor and its contribution to advanced service solutions
  • 14:40 THE COMMERCIAL OPERATION OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT

    Clive Medland

    Clive Medland, Managing Director, SH&E

  • Training issues
  • Engineering and maintenance issues
  • Military equipment installation issues
  • Personnel issues
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY MRTT

    David Fenn

    David Fenn, Business Manager, BAe Airbus

  • An overview of the Airbus military derivatives
  • MRTT multi-role operational flexibility
  • Air-to-air re-fuelling capabilities
  • Air transport role options
  • Meeting modern procurement requirements
  • 16:20 Raytheon MRTT activities

    Paul Simpson

    Paul Simpson, Marketing Manager, Raytheon

  • German Air Force MRTT case study
  • UK FSTA
  • Worldwide marketing activities
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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