Home
overview
Following the success of last year’s conference, this year’s Fighter Trainer is scheduled to occur during the week of the Paris Air Show and will focus on the latest developments and country specific requirements in fighter training procedures.

Fighter Trainer will take the form of 18 presentations given by leading government, military and industry experts who will disclose the latest technological and systems advances in training, air combat and flying proficiency. It will also include presentations from multi-national flying schools who will scrutinize the fighter training requirements of different nations while imparting knowledge and including case studies on the leading training jets in service today.

Due to the need for constant re-evaluation and justification of spending across the defence sector as a whole, Fighter Trainer will reveal breakthroughs in fighter training technologies to enable maximised results from available budgets. With the current trend of heavy investment in modern simulators and the continued pressure to reduce costs and maximize results, Fighter Trainer will address key areas involved in pilot training including:

· Case studies on individual platforms, training props, turboprops & jets

· Fighter crew training

· Cost reductions

· Pilot training academies

· Upgrades & modifications

· Training through simulation & the balance of live and synthetic training

Attracting key military and industry experts, this conference will provide you with the perfect forum for networking with other delegates, giving you the opportunity to discuss market developments and potential while exchanging industry specific knowledge.

Stay ahead of the competition and register now to guarantee your place at this essential event for training and simulation professionals where you will benefit from the practical insight and hard advice provided by an outstanding panel of speakers.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Michael J. McCabe

Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Michael J. McCabe, Director, Air Warfare, Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N78), US Navy

9:10 UK FAST JET PILOT TRAINING

Wing Commander Steve Fox

Wing Commander Steve Fox, Flying Training (Fest Jet), Royal Air Force

  • An update on the UKFJ pilot training
  • Current difficulties
  • Future plans
  • 9:40 ADVANCED EUROPEAN JET PILOT TRAINING

    Lt Col Wolfram Baumann

    Lt Col Wolfram Baumann, Chairman Advanced European Jet Pilot Training Working Group, Assistant Chief Flying Training Branch, MOD Germany, Airstaff

  • Concept
  • Eurotraining-Eurotrainer
  • Current developments
  • Future plans
  • 10:20 AIRCREW TRAINING 2000+

    Colonel Harald Martens

    Colonel Harald Martens, Chief Airforce Training Branch, MOD Germany, Airstaff

  • Security and defence politcal developments

    Multinationality and coalition requirement

  • Technological Advances

    Human resources and trianability

  • Budgets constraints and training needs

    Employment envelope

  • Capability shift

    Capacity limitations

  • Training constants and variables

    Systems approach

  • Costing implications
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 NEXT GENERATION OF ADVANCED TRAINING & LIGHT COMBAT TRAINING AIRCRAFT

    Uwe Marx

    Uwe Marx, Senior Manager Integrated Training Systems, EADS Military Aircraft

  • Future training needs and requirements - Training segments - Combat Aircraft Segment
  • Requirements analysis
  • The MAKO Family - Mako AT/LIFT as element of Integrated Training Systems (ITS) and Mako as Companion Trainer in operational units - Mako Light Combat Aircraft nAircraft (LCA)
  • Cost effectiveness - throughout the whole spectrum of training and operations supports - throughout the whole of operations
  • 12:00 NATO FLYING TRAINING IN CANADA (NFTC)

    Colonel Ian K. Milani and William D. Watt

    Colonel Ian K. Milani and William D. Watt, Project Director, Canadian Aerospace Training Project and NFTC Joint Marketing Office, Department of National Defence - Canada and BAE SYSTEMS

  • An overview of the NFTC training programme
  • The training design philosophy – development of flying proficiency and initiative
  • A total systems approach
  • Latest technologies: capabilities and developments
  • Advantages of participation
  • Meeting future requirements: future training trends
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 THE HAWK LEAD-IN FIGHTER/TRAINER (LIFT)

    Tony Ogilvy, MBE AFC

    Tony Ogilvy, MBE AFC, Hawk Sales, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Development
  • Capability
  • LIFT Integrated Synthetic Training System
  • The Future
  • 14:40 MILITARY FLYING TRAINING – THE LIVE TO SYNTHETIC BALANCE

    Dick Eastment

    Dick Eastment, Sales and Training Director, BAE SYSTEMS

  • An overview of the Hawk’s capabilities: meeting the RAF’s requirements
  • Recent developments in flying and operational training
  • Hawk’s devices – capabilities and qualities
  • Future requirements and future programmes
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 UNITED STATES NAVAL AVIATOR PRODUCTION PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

    Commander Kenneth Ireland and Michael A. Dungan

    Commander Kenneth Ireland and Michael A. Dungan, Undergraduate Pilot and Naval Flight Officer Requirements Officer for the Chief of Naval Operations and Business Development Manager, US Navy and The Thomas Group

  • Summary of the US Navy’s Aviator Production Dilemma
  • Actions taken and impact on Time-to-Train and Aviator Output
  • Institutionalizing the improvement process- - Balanced scorecard - Formalizing the process through: a. Production management standard operating procedures b. Production management training
  • Lessons Learned from NAPPI
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY

    Martin Mamula

    Martin Mamula, L159B Project Manager, Aero Vodochody

  • Introduction to the L159 subsonic jet trainer and light attack fighter
  • State of the art features: an examination of the L159
  • Czech Air Force operational requirements
  • An operational analysis of the L159 to meet the Air Force’s needs
  • Future Czech developments
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ulf Edlund

    Ulf Edlund, Vice President, Strategy Planning, SAAB

    9:10 THE EVOLUTION OF THE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON ALENIA DEVELOPMENT FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE FIGHTER TRAINING TOOL

    Maurizio Cheli and Maurizio Spinoni

    Maurizio Cheli and Maurizio Spinoni, Fighter Aircraft Chief Test Pilot and Flight Simulation & Training Aids Manager, Alenia Aerospazio- Divisione Aeronautica

  • Eurofighter Typhoon Initial Training
  • Cost-effective fighter pilot training
  • Effective replacement of real flight
  • Future developments
  • 9:40 T- 50 PROTOTYPE AIRCRAFT

    Robie D Notestine and Dr Alex Jun

    Robie D Notestine and Dr Alex Jun, Directors Marketing, T-50 International, , Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and , Korea Aerospace Industries

  • An overview of the current status of the T-50 program
  • The capabilities of the T-50/A-50 trainer as an new supersonic advanced trainer
  • Meeting the requirements of world Air Forces
  • Time-scale for development
  • 10:20 T-6A THE TRAINER AIRCRAFT SYSTEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

    Johnny J. Hobbs

    Johnny J. Hobbs, Vice President - Government Marketing, Raytheon Aircraft Company

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PILOT EVALUATION SYSTEM

    Joshua Frenkel

    Joshua Frenkel, PES Program Manager, IAI

  • Evaluation of candidate’s potential flight capability through a seried of simulated operational missions.
  • Assessment of a candidate’s inherent ability to cope with a multi-dimensional flight workload.
  • Operational tasks adapted to test airmanship capabilities.
  • Candidate’s performance analyzed by use of a highly sophisticated flexible software package
  • Performance of periodical tests
  • 12:00 AIRCREW TRAINING FOR THE 21st CENTURY

    Nigel Wainwright

    Nigel Wainwright, Training Systems Consultant, New Aircraft Projects, Pilatus

  • Aircrew training requirements to meet future Air Force Combat needs
  • Training platform to meet Air Force requirements
  • Programme update: developments and future plans
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PUSHING THE ENVELOPE OF FIGHTER TRAINER TECHNOLOGY

    Leonard Genna

    Leonard Genna, Director of Engineering, L3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training

  • Warfighter needs
  • Advancements in technology
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY-RAF’S TORNADO GR4 SYNTHETIC TRAINING SERVICE

    Justin Walker

    Justin Walker, Head of Military Training, Thomson Training and Simulation (TT&S)

  • Overview of the project to finance, build, equip and operate a brand new training centre
  • Providing the RAF with high quality training services
  • TT & S contribution to saving costs and protecting the environment
  • Working closely with the MoD, pointer and tips
  • Keeping the project to time and in budget
  • Dealing with the soft issues
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MISSION AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

    Dror Artzi

    Dror Artzi, Business Development Director, RADOM AVIATION SYSTEMS

  • Meeting the operational needs of Air Forces
  • Installation and integration of aircraft systems
  • Aircraft upgrades: the PC-9M as a case study - advanced avionics - navigation system - cockpit activities - store management system
  • Flight tests and ground tests: an overview
  • The future of upgrades
  • 16:20 HARP- THE COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO THE ADVANCED TRAINER/FRONT LINE AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY

    Robert Atac and Anthony Kent

    Robert Atac and Anthony Kent, President and Managing Director, Flight Visions

  • The use of glass cockpit technology for miltary intermediate and advanced flying training
  • The need to fill the technology gap between existing training aircraft and the front line squadrons
  • Minimum future technological requirements
  • Hawk as a case study
  • ACMI, DTED based mapping and collision avoidance
  • Minimising cost and improve training capability
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    +

    Hilton Paris

    18 avenue de Suffren
    Paris 75015
    France

    Hilton Paris

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    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.

    CPD Certificates

    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

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.