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SMi Group’s 14th Annual Military Airlift Rapid Reactions and Tanker Operations 2013 is the largest bespoke Military Airlift conference in Europe. This must-attend event enjoys high-level support from across NATO, EATC, and MCCE to name a few. Our conference also engages with an extensive network of industry representatives as we continue to bring both the key military and industry stakeholders of the airlift community together.

 In keeping with our commitment to keep the event venue in the most relevant location, we have chosen to have this year's, SMi Group’s 14th Annual Military Airlift Rapid Reactions and Tanker Operations 2013 in Seville, where Airbus will be showing us around the A400 M final assembly line.  We 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 by Airbus.

 Given the increase in short term operations where troops need to be deployed at short notice, the onus is on the airlift industry to provide the optimum capability at any given time, thus making it more important than ever to expand knowledge in this area.

 

Military Airlift Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations 2013 will be covering issues in the airlift industry that matter to you in 2013 including:

  • Hear how to face the challenges created by cuts to the defence budget in airlift
  • Discover more about the concept of multi-national cooperation hearing from the biggest players in this such as the MCCE and EATC
  • Get an insight into the effects of redeployment from Afghanistan on Military Airlift Industry
  • Learn about the new Diplomatic Clearances implemented by the European Defence Agency
  • Analyse in-depth case studies from successful missions such as the use of airlift in the mission in Mali by Heavy Airlift Wing
  • Hear about new military airlift capability across Europe such as the the new generation tanker KC767A by Italian Air Force
   

Past attendees include:

100th Air Refuelling Wing, USAF; ACOS (Sust) HQ Fleet; Air Charter Service; Air Contractors; Air Mobility Command; Airbus; Airbus Military ; Alenia Aermacchi; AMCC ISAF ; Aviacon Zitotrans; BAE SYSTEMS Regional Aircraft; Belgian Air Force Headquarters; Boeing; Capewell Components; Carmanah Technologies Corp; Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Ltd; Cobham PLC; D S V Air And Sea A / S; Embassy of Pakistan Rome; EU Military Staff ; European Air Transport Command ; European Defence Agency; Institute for Defense Analyses; Italian Air Force; Italian Air Force Staff; ITALIAN JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS; Italian Joint Operations HQ; JAPCC; Jeppesen ; Lifeport Inc; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Lufthansa Technik AG; Marshall Aerospace; Mindef Singapore; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; National Air Cargo; NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC); NATO Support Agency; NATO Support Agency (NSPA); Plein Kalvermarkt Complex; Polet Airlines; Rivista Aeronautica; Royal Canadian Airforce; Ruslan International; Safair Operations (PTY) LTD; The Boeing Company; TLD Group; TNT Airways; US Air Force Europe; Volga-Dnepr Airlines;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gunnar Borch

Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager , Nato Airlift Management Agency

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: European Air Group and the interoperability in the Air Transport domain

Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta

Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta, Deputy Director, European Air Group

  • Overview of the EAG and  main tasks
  • Air Movement Project (AMP) in its different sub-components
  • Working strands of the Air Movement Project and its benefits
     
  • 9:50 Spanish Military Air Transport and Tanker Fleets: Raising the game

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez, Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force Staff

    Current AT & AAR assets, capabilities and missions. Identified Shortcomings.
    SAF Roadmap; National Future Programs, A400M and MRTT
    Management of Spain's Airlift and Tanker resources
    Pooling and Sharing (P&S) initiatives, EATF-EATC
    Exploitation of Cooperative Military Airlift and Tankers

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 MCCE – your Military Transportation Broker

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

  • Air Transport (AT)
  • Air to Air Refuelling (AAR)
  • Sea Transport (ST)
  • Inland Surface Transport (IST)
  • 11:30 The Case for Used Aircraft in Military Procurement

    Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor, Business Director – Engineering, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft

  • Pressure on acquisition and operating budgets
  • Freeing up existing expensive assets to perform their rightful roles
  • Need to achieve More with Less
  • How a cheaper platform leaves more money for mission kit
  • Accessing civil aircraft platform economics
  • Right Kit, Right Time
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 EATC in support of operations - Opportunities and limits

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Major General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European Air Transport Command

  • EATC proved its value for nations in day to day routine AT and AAR.
  • It was also involved in multinational (Unified Protector) and national (Serval) operations.
  • Which support did the EATC provide to nations? Where were the limits?
  • How could the EATC better support operations in the future?
  • Upcoming assets and the gain they constitute for the nations’ capability and capacity will be dealt with
  • 14:10 Military airlift and AAR challenges and solutions: the European AAR initiative and diplomatic clearance arrangement

    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet

    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet, Assistant Capability Manager, EDA

  • The cost of non-cooperation has become unaffordable: why the European Defence Agency makes sense
  • Overview of the EU multinational AAR short, medium and long term projects
  • Simplifying and harmonising the diplomatic clearances mechanism in the European sky
  • 14:50 Introduction into service of a new generation tanker: Italian Air Force KC767A

    Colonel Luigi  Riggio

    Colonel Luigi Riggio , Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force

  • ITAF AAR activity
  • KC767A program start up
  • Operational activity and future trends
  • Receivers certification process
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 KC-390: Redefining Medium Lift

    Jairo Soterio

    Jairo Soterio, KC-390 Product Strategy Manager, Embraer Defense & Security

  • Facing the airlift challenges
  • The Embraer KC-390 differentials
  • Program update
  • 16:30 A400M: a new generation of airlift capability

    Tim Rowntree

    Tim Rowntree, Director, OCCAR-EA

  • Successful Foundations: The OCCAR collaborative model  & The Commercial Approach
  • Challenges and Solutions: 21st Century Tools and Processes
  • Capability Update – Tactical and Strategic lift in a single aircraft
  • Programme Delivery Update
  • Through-Life Management - Ensuring a Successful Future
  • 17:10 The Role of NSPA in Military Airlift

    Dimitrios Petridis

    Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)

  • Mission and Services including AWACS Support (LW), SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution – LS), NATO Airlift Management Programme (NAMP), NH-90 & Tiger Helicopters (LN) and Aviation Support Programme (LA)
  • Organization
  • Aviation Support Programme (LA)
  • Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft Activities
  • Q and A session
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:15 Evening Reception hosted by Viasat

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager , Nato Airlift Management Agency

    9:10 Serval operation in Mali: a French perspective on military airlift and tanker operations

    Brigadier General Philippe Montocchio

    Brigadier General Philippe Montocchio, Joint Force Air Component Commander, French Air Force

  • Sum up of the joint campaign in Serval operation
  • Focus on the airlift and tankers operations
  • Lessons learned
  • French perspectives with future A 400M and MRTT
  • 9:50 Afghanistan Military Withdrawal - Multi Modal Operations

    Ken Lundgren

    Ken Lundgren, Global Business Development Manager, National Air Cargo

  • Rapid development of Air /Sea solutions for Afghanistan withdrawal plans
  • Nodes, Modes and cost criteria of movements
  • Project examples
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Update from Royal Canadian Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Conway

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Conway, Director Air Requirements 2 , Royal Canadian Airforce

  • RCAF Airlift capabilities and future requirements,
  • RCAF Airlift Ops (Domestic, Haiti)
  • RCAF AAR capabilities and future requirements
  • RCAF AAR Ops (Domestic, Libyan)
  • 11:30 Providing strategic airlift capability

    Colonel Frank Rombouts

    Colonel Frank Rombouts, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing of the Strategic Airlift Capability Programme

  • Case study – mission to Mali
  • Multinational sharing arrangements  - future of strategic airlift
  • Experiences from the first years of the HAW
  • Recommendations for similar arrangements elsewhere
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 ISFCC: coordinating strategic airlift in support of ISAF

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar, Chief, ISAF Strategic Flight Coordination Centre

  • The future of ISFCC beyond 2014
  • Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Organization and Statistics
  • 14:10 Bridging the AAR Capability Gap

    David Drewitt

    David Drewitt, Manager, Cobham Plc

  • AAR in Europe: The Next Chapter
  • The latest advances in AAR technology
  • Demanding requirements for serviceability and reduction: Insight into Through Life Support costs
  •  How we can meet these future challenges: Innovative thinking and initiatives
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Operational doctrine for MR/MMTT (Multi-Role/Multi-Mission Tanker Transport) simultaneous and multinational employment

    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora

    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora, Air Mobility, Joint Air Power Competence Centre

  • Air Transport & Air to Air Refuelling: Simultaneous employment - New Doctrine required?
  • Multinational employment: National Restriction and Constraint for MR/MMTT
  • Command & Control: double counting for the same asset will impact the planning
  • Tactical Airlift vs. AAR: Crews training for Multi Role employment (e.g. A400M)
     
  • 15:50 How the evolution of ViaSat's SATCOM capabilities will enable multi-mission flexibility and quick reaction capability

    Tim Floerchinger

    Tim Floerchinger, Director International Business Development, Government Systems Division, ViaSat Inc

    16:30 Current & Future Developments in Airbus Military

    Didier Vernet

    Didier Vernet , Head of A400M Market Development, Airbus Military

  • A400M introduction to service
  • A330 MRTT capability roll out
  • Light and medium' (CN235/C295) programme
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager , Nato Airlift Management Agency

    17:30 Evening reception hosted by BAE Systems

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta

    Deputy Director, European Air Group
    Colonel Frank Rombouts

    Colonel Frank Rombouts

    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing of the Strategic Airlift Capability Programme
    Colonel Luigi  Riggio

    Colonel Luigi Riggio

    Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Dimitrios Petridis

    Dimitrios Petridis

    Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)
    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora

    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora

    Air Mobility, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet

    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet

    Assistant Capability Manager, EDA
    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Chief, ISAF Strategic Flight Coordination Centre
    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Commander, European Air Transport Command
    Tim Rowntree

    Tim Rowntree

    Director, OCCAR-EA

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force Staff
    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta

    Deputy Director, European Air Group
    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Villarroya Vilalta

    Brigadier General Philippe Montocchio

    Joint Force Air Component Commander, French Air Force
    Brigadier General Philippe Montocchio

    Colonel Frank Rombouts

    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing of the Strategic Airlift Capability Programme
    Colonel Frank Rombouts

    Colonel Luigi Riggio

    Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Luigi  Riggio

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    David Drewitt

    Manager, Cobham Plc
    David Drewitt

    Didier Vernet

    Head of A400M Market Development, Airbus Military
    Didier Vernet

    Dimitrios Petridis

    Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)
    Dimitrios Petridis

    Gunnar Borch

    Former General Manager , Nato Airlift Management Agency
    Gunnar Borch

    Jairo Soterio

    KC-390 Product Strategy Manager, Embraer Defense & Security
    Jairo Soterio

    Ken Lundgren

    Global Business Development Manager, National Air Cargo
    Ken Lundgren

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Conway

    Director Air Requirements 2 , Royal Canadian Airforce
    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Conway

    Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Javier Fernandez Fernandez

    Staff Officer Plans Division, Spanish Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Javier Fernandez Fernandez

    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora

    Air Mobility, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Canfora

    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet

    Assistant Capability Manager, EDA
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Chief, ISAF Strategic Flight Coordination Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Commander, European Air Transport Command
    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Mark Taylor

    Business Director – Engineering, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
    Mark Taylor

    Tim Floerchinger

    Director International Business Development, Government Systems Division, ViaSat Inc
    Tim Floerchinger

    Tim Rowntree

    Director, OCCAR-EA
    Tim Rowntree

    Workshops

    Site Visit to Airbus Military
    Workshop

    Site Visit to Airbus Military

    Melia Seville
    5th December 2013
    Seville, Spain

    Melia Seville

    Dr. Pedro de Castro, 1
    Seville 41004
    Seville
    Spain

    Melia Seville

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