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Future Helicopter Technology returns for its third consecutive year, this time hosted in Rome, Italy; home to Leonardo-one, the world’s leading Helicopter Manufacture and a nation with a deep and rich history of military aviation.

This time around, there will be a unique focus on the complexity of managing a varied helicopter fleet with strategies to upgrade, modernise and improve rotary platforms for modern day warfare and operations.

The program offers a clear overview on major aviation capabilities, current and future challenges to joint operations and Special Forces, maritime deployment of rotary wing aircrafts, and even the latest technological developments on the most advanced helicopter platforms in the world.

Unlike other events, Future Helicopter Technology 2017 will deliver real insight and learning experiences through its expertly selected speakers, who have been recommended through extensive research and consultation carried out across the industry. For 2017, we are delighted to welcome speakers from Germany, Spain, USMC, France, the Royal Navy, NATO, Belgium, Austria and OCCAR. Along with our host nation keynote speakers from the Italian Army, Air Force, Navy and Special Operations command.
 

  • Top Military Rotary commanders from Italy, Spain, Germany and Denmark, Belgium, giving you essential access to those making strategic and equipment decisions
  • More helicopter platforms represented than any other military event in 2017 including: NH90, TIGER, Sikorsky UH-60, Bell UH-1Y, CH-53E Super Stallion and Merlin Mk3
  • NEW for 2017: A detailed focus on Maritime Helicopter Optimisation with high level briefings from USMC, Royal Navy and Commander Italian Naval Aviation
     
  • A dedicated solutions zone where cutting edge solution providers will showcase the very best helicopter technologies and systems available today
     
  • Chaired by Brigadier General (Ret’d) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force
  • Aviation commanders
  • Helicopter experts
  • Research centres
  • Industry providers

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force

9:15 The Present and Future Capabilities of Rotary Wing Aircrafts

Major General Fabio Molteni

Major General Fabio Molteni, Commander Flying Experimental Centre, Italian Air Force

  • The present: What are the main current challenges for helicopters?
  • The future: What are the main technological upgrades that will improve flying capabilities?
  • The role of the Experimental Flying Centre in providing the right ground for new developments
  • 9:45 Army Aviation Readiness Now & in the Future

    Major General William K. Gayler

    Major General William K. Gayler, Commander US Army Aviation, Us Army Aviation Center

  • Emerging Changes in the Character of Conflict
  • Army Aviation in the Multi-Domain Battle Concept
  • Linking the Operational Environment with Capability Requirements to Drive Innovation in Doctrine, Organization, and Equipment Modernization
     
  • 10:15 Helicopter Wing Karup: Ready to Deploy in Any Environment

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force

  • Operational capabilities from the Artic to Afghanistan
  • Efficient search and rescue and surveillance capacity inside and outside national boundaries
  • The importance of joint exercises to face growing threats
  • 10:45 Morning Coffee

    11:15 Procurement, Development and Purchase of Technological Upgrades for the Next Generation Helicopter of the French Military

    Mr. Ivan Volpoet

    Mr. Ivan Volpoet, Head of Flight Test Division, DGA
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  • Feedback from recent test exercises
  • The next technological improvements for rotary wing aircrafts for the French military
  • Current challenges that need to be overcome
  • The NH-90: technological upgrades and possible future deployment scenarios
  • 11:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Assessing Future Helicopter Technical Requirements Needed For Modern Battle Environments

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force

    Major General Fabio Molteni

    Major General Fabio Molteni, Commander Flying Experimental Centre, Italian Air Force

    Major General William K. Gayler

    Major General William K. Gayler, Commander US Army Aviation, Us Army Aviation Center

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:45 Deploying Helicopters to Rapidly Infiltrate and Extract Special Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Savina

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Savina, Air Operations Branch Chief, Italian Joint Special Operations HQ

  • Operating anywhere in the world
  • Providing fast and agile transportation and support of special forces operators
  • Utilising new technological developments to upgrade helicopter assets in order to always be ready to overcome new challenges
  • 14:15 Italian Army Aviation NH90: from introduction into service to operational deployment

    Lt Colonel Emanuele PAPPOLLA

    Lt Colonel Emanuele PAPPOLLA, NH90 Instructor Pilot and head of the Italian Army Aviation HQ Operational Branch, Italian Army

  • Italian Army Aviation organization
  • NH90 introduction into service
  • NH90 delivery plan
  • NH90 pilot training syllabus
  • NH90 operational pre-deployment
  • NH90 overseas operations
  • NH90 future
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Managing the 11 NH90 Customers: Overcoming the Complexity of In-Service Support for the Member Nations

    Colonel Thomas  Hoenig

    Colonel Thomas Hoenig , Division Leader Logistics, NATO (NAHEMA)
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  • Strategic approach to a though-life-support of the NH90 platform
  • The magic triangle: Capability - Availability - Affordability
  • Synchronising the modification cycle
  • Upgrading the NH90: the need for a modular and affordable approach: contractual tool; SOF air initiative; mid-term and long-term axis
  • Safeguarding the spare parts supply, repair capabilities and product support services throughout the lifetime of the helicopter
  • Success factors for co-operations
  • 15:45 The Austrian Aviation Brigade Capabilities and Future Plans for Helicopter Modernisation

    Colonel Hannes Mittermair

    Colonel Hannes Mittermair, Aviation Brigade, Austrian Air Force
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  • A look at the helicopter inventory of the Austrian Air Force
  • Ensuring interoperability between air craft and allied nations
  • A look at planned upgrades: avionics; navigation; aircraft survivability equipment (ASE)
  • Creating an helicopter fleet for future multinational missions and joint operations
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force

    9:30 The Italian Navy Aviation Command: Utilising the SH-90A Helicopter to Operate in Different Environments

    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa

    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa, Future Programs office, Italian Navy

  • Maritime reconnaissance (MPH)
  • Maritime attack (ASH)
  • Individuating and neutralizing underwater and above water threats
  • Maritime attack and troop transportation, equipment, vehicles, search and rescue operations
  • 10:10 The Role of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) in Providing UK Defence with a contingency capability in support of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines

    Colonel Mark  Johnson

    Colonel Mark Johnson, Chief of Staff, Commando Helicopter Force

  • Transition from Sea King Mk4 and Lynx Mk9 to Merlin Mk3 and the Wildcat Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter: the Wildcat BRH roles
  • Find and control of fires; Merln Mk3 roles - air assault, combat recovery, SAR and MERT;
  • The relevance of recent operational lessons
  • Delivering aviation support in the maritime and land environments including the Artic, desert and urban
  • Interoperability with allied nations
  • Future technological developments
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Optimising Rotary Capability and Delivery For Maritime Operations

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force

    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa

    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa, Future Programs office, Italian Navy

    Colonel Mark  Johnson

    Colonel Mark Johnson, Chief of Staff, Commando Helicopter Force

    12:00 Managing the TIGER Programme’s Through Life Support

    Mr. Cyril Goutard

    Mr. Cyril Goutard, Tiger Programme Manager, OCCAR
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  • An overview of the OCCAR Tiger Programme
  • Ensuring all TIGER air platforms are fully serviced and deployable at all times
  • Spare part delivery for active operations
  • Future MRO plans and strategies
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Improve the Four Phases of Personnel Recovery (Preparation, Planning, Execution and Adaptation) by Developing Harmonizing PR Policy

    Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Schleimer

    Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Schleimer, Deputy Commander, European Personnel Recovery Centre
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  • Doctrine and Standards through clear lines of communications with partners stakeholders (nations and international organizations)
  • Provide assistance in support of education and training, exercises and operations as required
  • 14:20 The grow capability of Fly By Wire technology on Rotorcrafts: challenges for Human Machine Interface and Flight Controls Laws

    Colonel (Ret'd) Massimo Bonesi

    Colonel (Ret'd) Massimo Bonesi, Experimental Test Pilot Rotary Wing, International Test Pilot School
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    Now that more than 250 FBW helicopter NH90 are in service (together with some CH-148 Cyclone) - and mirroring Fixed Wing evolution from F-16 on - a leap in Flight Control Laws for RW is necessary to exploit the benefits of FBW also on new (or upgraded) Rotary Wing aircraft:, this includes:

  • on platforms
  • in the cockpit
  • on safety and airwothiness
  • 15:00 Perspectives on Innovation and Disruption in Vertical Lift Aircraft Flight Sciences

    Marc Alexander

    Marc Alexander, Flight Research Officer, National Research Council Canada- Institute for Aerospace Research
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  • An examination of trends in vertical lift aircraft development and application
  • A survey of flight sciences associated with the limitations of vertical lift aircraft design
  • A projection of disruptive vertical lift aircraft engineering and mission requirements
  • A summary of innovation process enablers from end-user, agency, program, and regulatory perspectives
  • 15:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi, Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force

    15:45 Close of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force
    Major General Fabio Molteni

    Major General Fabio Molteni

    Commander Flying Experimental Centre, Italian Air Force

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Former Deputy MILREP NATO HQ, Italian Air Force
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Roberto Quattrociocchi

    Colonel (Ret'd) Massimo Bonesi

    Experimental Test Pilot Rotary Wing, International Test Pilot School
    Colonel (Ret'd) Massimo Bonesi

    Col.(ret’d) Massimo BONESI left the Italian Army Aviation in 2015, after 38 years of service and 7000+ hours on helicopters. An helicopter technology enthusiast, Massimo was first noticed in 1988, when he came back from a NVG course in the USA with all the documents required to adapt the Italian fleet to NVG, and later in the NH90 program, promoting Helmet Mounted Displays and Obstacle Warning Systems. Following the Test Pilots Course in 2001, and the NH90 release to service from 2007 on, he was on the first flights of the NH90 in Afghanistan in 2012 (first deployment in operation of the first FBW helicopter). The acceptance of new ICH-47F Chinooks and the drafting of the Mission Need Requirement of the new Attack Helicopter have been his last quests in uniform. Massimo has always been attracted by the technology evolution, and he is now a Flight Test Instructor at the International Test Pilots School in London, Ontario Canada.

    Colonel Hannes Mittermair

    Aviation Brigade, Austrian Air Force
    Colonel Hannes Mittermair

    Colonel Mittermair was born 1958 in Linz/Austria. 1977 he joined the Austrian Armed Forces and graduated from the Military Academy in 1981. He started his flying career in 1980 and is still current on the Agusta Bell 212 with an experience of more than 5000 flight hours.
    As a helicopter pilot he was nearly twenty years in the operational helicopter unit, executing all sorts of military and desaster relief missions. He led the first international Austrian Helicopter Detachment contribution to KFOR 2003, EUFOR 2010 and several exercises in the EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP).
     

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Colonel Mark Johnson

    Chief of Staff, Commando Helicopter Force
    Colonel Mark  Johnson

    Colonel Thomas Hoenig

    Division Leader Logistics, NATO (NAHEMA)
    Colonel Thomas  Hoenig

    In his current position as Division Leader Logistics at the NATO Helicopter Management Agency, Colonel Hoenig is primarily responsible for the In-Service-Support of the NH90 fleet. During his career he acquired broad experience at strategic and operational levels and is well acquainted with working in international environments. He held positions as Branch Chief for strategic procurement at the Ministry of Defence, as Military Assistant to the Commandant, NATO Defense College, as Military Assistant to the Vice Chief, German Air Force, and as Assistant Air Attaché. During his assignment as Commander he was responsible for more than 40 non-mobile logistic installations.

    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa

    Future Programs office, Italian Navy
    Commander Onofrio Marco Frumusa

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Savina

    Air Operations Branch Chief, Italian Joint Special Operations HQ
    Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Savina

    Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Schleimer

    Deputy Commander, European Personnel Recovery Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Schleimer

    LTC Schleimer serves with the Luftwaffe since 1978. For the first half of his career, he flew the F-4 Phantom aircraft as a Weapon Systems Officer where he reached the status of a Weapons Instructor and accumulated some 2500 flying hours. Thereafter, he proceeded to work in international Staff positions in different NATO and multinational HQ. In 2007, he was posted to the European Air Group (EAG), where he began to work in the field of Personnel Recovery. Dealing with Combat Search and Rescue, the EAG established a Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR) Cell that was very active in the international PR arena and also instigated the establishment of the European Personnel Recovery Centre that is now situated at Poggio Renatico Air Base in the north of Italy.

    During his time at the EAG, LTC Schleimer was intimately involved in the creation and establishment of the EPRC and was the first EPRC member to arrive at Poggio in summer 2015. He is now the Deputy Commander of the HQ and also overseeing the Education and Training Area of the Centre.
    • Born 15 Dec 1958 in Dortmund, DEU
    • Baccalaureate (Abitur) Jun 1978
    • July 1978-July 1979, student, Offizierschule der Luftwaffe, Fürstenfeldbruck, DEU
    • August 1979-April 1980, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Fürstenfeldbruck, DEU
    • April 1980-July 1990, TFW 36 Hopsten, DEU
    • December 1980- June 1981, Operational Conversion Training, George Air Force Base, USA
    • May 1986, Tactical Leadership Training, Jever, DEU
    • December 1987-June 1988, Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, George Air Force Base,
    USA
    • November 1988-December 1988, Staff College, Fürstenfeldbruck, DEU
    • July 1990-May 1994, Instructor RAF Finningley, GBR
    • May 1994-February 1995, FW 72 Hopsten, DEU
    • March 1995-August 1998, National MA to DCOM AIRCENT, Ramstein, DEU
    • August 1998-March 2000, TACEVAL Officer at AFNW, RAF High Wycombe, GBR
    • April 1999-June 1999, AFOR, Durres, ALB
    • March 2000-February 2003, CAOC 9, RAF High Wycombe, GBR
    • February 2003-April 2005, NATO School, Oberammergau, DEU
    • April 2005-December 2006, Bundeswehr Operations Command, Potsdam, DEU
    • January 2007-July 2013, JPR Section, European Air Group, High Wycombe, GBR
    • July 2013 – June 2015, (I) EPRC, High Wycombe, GBR
    • July 2015 – today DCOM EPRC, Poggio Renatico, ITA

    Lt Col Schleimer logged some 2500 flying hours, mainly on Phantom F-4F and F-4E models. He is married to Heidemarie, has two sons and is living in Occhiobello, ITA.

    Lt Colonel Emanuele PAPPOLLA

    NH90 Instructor Pilot and head of the Italian Army Aviation HQ Operational Branch, Italian Army
    Lt Colonel Emanuele PAPPOLLA

    Major General Fabio Molteni

    Commander Flying Experimental Centre, Italian Air Force
    Major General Fabio Molteni

    Major General William K. Gayler

    Commander US Army Aviation, Us Army Aviation Center
    Major General William K. Gayler

    Marc Alexander

    Flight Research Officer, National Research Council Canada- Institute for Aerospace Research
    Marc Alexander

    Marc Alexander is a Canadian government Flight Research Scientist specializing in vertical lift aircraft research and testing. He is currently employed by the National Research Council of Canada’s Flight Research Laboratory (NRC-FRL, Rotary-Wing and Flight Controls Research Group), and has also served the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Department of Technical Airworthiness and Engineering Support (DTAES). As a specialist in applied flight sciences, he possesses diverse experimental flight test expertise in areas of controls, dynamics, and, aeromechanics applying NRC’s fly-by-wire helicopters in research involving handling qualities optimization, productivity and safety enhancement, aircrew education, and vehicle design innovation. Possessing a Canadian education in aerospace engineering, he is active in the international vertical lift community through NATO Applied Vehicle Technology and American Helicopter Society committees.

    Mr. Cyril Goutard

    Tiger Programme Manager, OCCAR
    Mr. Cyril Goutard

    Graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (2000) and from the aeronautical engineering school Supaéro (2002) in France, Mr Goutard spent the first part of his career in the aeronautical maintenance field, as head of division of a production maintenance line, responsible for Super Etendard, Atlantique 2 (ATL2) and E-2 Hawkeye ML3 maintenance activities within the French MoD.
    Then he joined the Tiger Programme Team within DGA (Délégation Générale de l’Armement) as the Tiger chief engineer, responsible for all certification and qualification activities for the Tiger French versions (HAP /HAD). Then he joined OCCAR and the Tiger division as the responsible for all Tiger support activities. Since 01/09/2015, he is the Tiger Programme Manager within OCCAR. On behalf of Nations, France, Spain and Germany, the Tiger programme manager within OCCAR is responsible for all contractual activities with Airbus Tiger, MTRI, the engine consortium gathering MTU, Turbomeca, Rolls-Royce and ITP, and some GFE suppliers. Within the Tiger programme, OCCAR has an essential role from development activities, production to support. Regarding airworthiness and safety, OCCAR is in charge of contracting Industry in order to be compliant with National regulations.

    Mr. Ivan Volpoet

    Head of Flight Test Division, DGA
    Mr. Ivan Volpoet

    After an initial experience on fighter aircraft, Ivan Volpoet worked 2 years on the Tiger program before joining the NH90 program for 10 years.
    He is presently the chief of flight test division in French MOD / DGA Official Test Center in Istres. He is deeply involved in the preparation of future standards of military helicopters, especially Tiger and NH90, but also the future multirole light helicopter project.
    Ivan is pilot and flight test engineer. I logged more than 2000 flight hours on about 40 different kind of aircraft.

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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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