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Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016 returns for a second successful year, this time to Budapest Hungary in May 2016.

Our inaugural event was recognized for excellence by many leading defence forces in both central and eastern Europe and hosted more senior heads of Air Force and Helicopter Commands than any other event in Europe.

As Eastern Europe and The Baltic States continue to be a key focus for defence equipment upgrades, the rotary fleet remains a key asset in both domestic and international military operations and therefore a focused conference is essential to ensure continued advancement of capability, equipment and joint interoperability.

Taking place on the 19th and 20th of May in Budapest Hungary, at no other event will you get the opportunity to meet so many heads of Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.

The participants Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016 will be the most senior decision makers responsible for modernising and procuring new military helicopters, as well as some the of regions most experienced operators of rotary craft, all meeting to demonstrate their intentions for advancing capability and laying down foundations of future collaboration and standardisation between nations.
If you are interested in developing business in this key market, don’t miss the opportunity to brand yourself in front of those who will be shaping Central and Eastern Europe’s military helicopter capability.


The audience will include, but not be limited to:


• Commanders of Air Force
• Deputy Commanders Air Force
• Commanders of National Helicopter Forces
• Directors of Capability Planning
• National Armaments Directors
• Helicopter Programme Managers
• Heads of Army Aviation
• Heads of Strategy and Defence Planning
• Commanders of Air Systems
• Directors of Procurement
• Chief Scientists/Defence Research Agencies

 

Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders

Helicopter Manufacturers

Helicopter Engine Manufacturers

Integrated Mission Systems

Sensor Technology Providers

Weapons System Experts

Protective Systems
 

Airbus; AOBP; Aselsan As; Association Of The Defence Industry Of The Czech Republic; Astronautics; Austrian Air Force; Axnes Aviation ; Bell Helicopter; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing Defense, Space and Security ; Croatian Air Force; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; DEFENCE ATTACHE OFFICE; Defense Express; Embassy of Ukraine; European Defence Agency; FlightSafety International; Heli-one Norway As; Jeppesen ; Joint Helicopter Command; Keystone Turbine Services; Lockheed Martin; M International Inc.; Ministry of Defence Czech Republic; NATO (NAHEMA); Omnipol Ltd; Pall GmbH; Pall Internation SARL; Pall Italia srl; Pinnacle Solutions Inc; Polish Armed Forces; Royal Danish Air Force; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Slovenian Ministry of Defence ; Summit Aviation Inc.; Swedish Air Force; TenCate Advanced Armour; The Boeing Company; The Shephard Group; Trakka; UK MOD; unical Defense Inc; Unical Defense Inc.; University of Defence, Czech Republic;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

9:00 Hungary’s Military Helicopter Capability: Future Modernisation and Upgrade Plans

Colonel Josef  Koller

Colonel Josef Koller, Operations Directorate Head of Air Force Department,Hungarian General Staff , Hungarian Ministry of Defence

 

·         Existing capacity and technology goals
·         Transport helicopter requirement and timelines
·         Platform upgrades and aftermarket support to optimise the rotary fleet life cycle
·         Future procurement timelines for Hungary

9:15 New Utility Helicopter Upgrades For The Slovak Armed Forces: Timelines For Delivery and Planned Operational Capabilities

Colonel Robert Klestinec

Colonel Robert Klestinec, Deputy Commander, Slovakian Air Force

 

·         An update on the recent 9 Sikorsky Black Hawk UH60 order and the next steps in delivering the aircraft for operations
·         Ensuring safety of the aircraft through effective training and simulation
·         Maintenance and through life support: new strategies for a new era
·         Future plans for the helicopter fleet of the Slovak Air Force

9:45 Generating Usable operational Capability – the JHC’s Experience

Major General Richard Felton

Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command

 

  • Evaluating the performance of the JHC Deployed Aircraft
    • Apache
    • Chinook
    • Lynx
    • Merlin
    • The UKs priority for Helicopter Survivability and Protection systems
    • Training and simulation developments and future goals

10:15 The Italian Army Aviation Command: Maximising The Use of Helicopters For Combat Operations

Major General Antonio Bettelli

Major General Antonio Bettelli, Commander for Aviation, Italian Army

 

  • The Italian approach to managing the helicopter fleet for all missions and battle environments
  • How the changing threat and pace of operations is influencing strategy and deployment of rotary craft
  • Weapons systems and target acquisition advances to enhance the mission
  • What will the next generation of helicopter need to defeat the ever changing threat

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 Panel: The Increased Need For Military Helicopter Cooperation And Interoperability Across Central And Eastern Europe

 

  • Current initiatives and successes of joint exercises and operations
  • How standardising training will benefit all future allied missions
  • Harmonising communications platforms and training
  • The importance of a well maintained multipurpose helicopter fleet in Eastern Europe
  • NATO corporation and information exchange to ensure a high level of capability for all
  • Essential military helicopter upgrades needed across European Defence Forces
  • Major General Richard Felton

    Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Major General Antonio Bettelli

    Major General Antonio Bettelli, Commander for Aviation, Italian Army

    Colonel Robert Klestinec

    Colonel Robert Klestinec, Deputy Commander, Slovakian Air Force

    12:00 Combat Cost Effectiveness Trough Innovation

    Andrea Nativi

    Andrea Nativi, Vice President Competitive Analysis & Strategic Planning, Leonardo Helicopters

     

    ·        The global trends show a dynamic, complex and unpredictable world will bring new and to some extent unforeseen challenges.
    ·        The battlespace environment is evolving presenting multiple warfare scenarios and at the same time there is growing budget and manpower pressures in many countries. These factors drive the request to improve combat cost effectiveness and innovation con provide the solutions to cope with the new requirements.
    ·        Alongside specialized military helicopters, dual use platforms/systems are growingly capable to meet the new complex requirements, in a very cost/effective way
    ·        Application of Civil Technology to perform military roles is becoming a viable solution.
    ·        Unmanned platform & Systems are maturing and will become part of the integrated solution which will combine manned, unmanned, optionally manned rotorcraft to provide new and additional cost effective combat capabilities.

    12:30 The Czech Armed Forces Helicopter Modernisation Road Map

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Danish Helicopter Wing: Delivering Effective Capability For All Operational Environments

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Chief of Operations , Royal Danish Air Force

     

    • Assessing the multitude of operations the Danish fleet have to be air ready for
    • Safety and survivability aspects to the helicopters in service today and what is needed for the future
    • Maintenance and support programmes to ensure extended life cycle management

    14:30 Concept of Operations developing HCP ASW in the Swedish Armed Forces

     

    -          Swedish Armed Forces Helicoper Wing  
    -          Swedish NH90 ASW program
    -          Baltic Sea - unique operational environment
    -          Concept of operations
    -          Challenges

     

    Colonel Peder Soderstrom

    Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Chief of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

    Commander Erik Ohrn

    Commander Erik Ohrn, Commander 3rd Helo Detachment, Sw Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Panel Discussion: How Current Complex Operations Are Being Responded To By Military Helicopter Fleets

     

     

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Major General Richard Felton

    Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command

    Colonel Peder Soderstrom

    Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Chief of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Chief of Operations , Royal Danish Air Force

    Colonel Christopher Waters

    Colonel Christopher Waters, Commander,12th Combat Aviation Brigade , US Army

    Major Petr Safarik

    Major Petr Safarik, Senior Officer-Helicopter and Transport Air Force section, Czech Armed Forces

    16:15 The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade: A Force Enabler For The US Presence In Europe

    Colonel Christopher Waters

    Colonel Christopher Waters, Commander,12th Combat Aviation Brigade , US Army

     

    • The role of 12th CAB in Europe
    • Current fleet size and capability of the unit
    • NATO and allied training and cooperation
    • Ample Strike 2015-Apache firepower support and cooperation

    16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    17:00 Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    9:30 The EDA Mission To Ensure Joint Training and Helicopter Force Readiness Across Central and Eastern Europe

    Andrew Gray

    Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

     

    • Evaluating the current challenges of available helicopters across Europe
    • Creating a multinational helicopter training programme
    • Other EDA initiatives and successes to further ensure European security and combat readiness

    10:00 Creating Standardisations for Personnel Recovery Capability Across Europe: The European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC)

    Lt Col Uwe Schleimer

    Lt Col Uwe Schleimer, Deputy Commander , European Personnel Recovery Centre

     

    • The EPRC: Creating a joint hub for all international Personnel Recovery activities
    • Using lessons learnt to create future strategies for JPC
    • Ensuring interoperability between member nations
    • Training and simulation recommendations to ensure success 

    10:30 The TIGER Helicopter Generation Multi-Role Combat Helicopter

    Cyril Goutard

    Cyril Goutard, Tiger Programme Manager, OCCAR

     

    • An overview of the programme and key stakeholders and users
    • Operational feedback from recent missions and training
    • Benefits of the plug and play nature of the TIGER systems and product lines
    • Next steps in upgrading based on ongoing mission and battle environments

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Panel: Optimisation The Survivability And Protection Systems Of Defence Helicopters

     

    • Armour protection systems
    • Situational awareness and communication advantages
    • Proactive soft kill technology
    • Countermeasure advances that can optimise your helicopter survivability
    • Detecting the threat: key technologies now available
    • Next generation threats and the growing need for multipurpose resilient air craft
    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Cyril Goutard

    Cyril Goutard, Tiger Programme Manager, OCCAR

    Colonel Christopher Waters

    Colonel Christopher Waters, Commander,12th Combat Aviation Brigade , US Army

    Commander Erik Ohrn

    Commander Erik Ohrn, Commander 3rd Helo Detachment, Sw Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Chief of Operations , Royal Danish Air Force

    12:15 Helicopter Training – An Integrated Approach

    Peter Eadie

    Peter Eadie, Strategy & Business Development Manager Defence and Security, CAE

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 The Czech Republic’s Helicopter Fleet: Training For Future Mission Effectiveness

    Major Petr Safarik

    Major Petr Safarik, Senior Officer-Helicopter and Transport Air Force section, Czech Armed Forces

     

    • Fleet size and mission priorities
    • Training and simulation goals for the fleet
    • Feedback from recent deployments
    • Aircrew training -V4 collaboration and interoperability

    14:15 The Royal Netherlands Air Force Overhaul of Transport and Heavy Lifting Helicopters

    Colonel Harold Boekholt

    Colonel Harold Boekholt, Head of Helicopter Operations Branch, Royal Netherlands Air Force

     

    ·         The new requirements for the Netherlands Multipurpose Helicopter Fleet
    ·         The selection of the Boeing Chinook for a variety of rotary missions
    ·         Timelines and milestones for delivery

    14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 The Slovenian Armed Forces Projects and Missions

    Marko Gruden

    Marko Gruden , Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

    The Slovenian armed forces - SAF
    SAF/NATO partnership missions
    NSPA/SAF cooperation
    Cougar helicopters upgrade program

     

    15:45 Panel Discussion: Optimising The Life Cycle of Modern Defence Helicopter Fleets Through Enhanced Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

     

      
    ·         Current strategies employed by defence nations to ensure rapid deployment and sustainment of helicopter operations
    ·         Integrating multiple stakeholders both internally and from industry to ensure a well maintained fleet
    ·         The need for improved efficiency  whilst reducing cost: balancing the need for more complex supply chain operations with budget constraints
    ·         How industry can assist in maintaining helicopter spare parts and repairs
    ·         Future coalition and allied force initiatives to standardise helicopter through life support  
    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Harold Boekholt

    Colonel Harold Boekholt, Head of Helicopter Operations Branch, Royal Netherlands Air Force

    Marko Gruden

    Marko Gruden , Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

    Major Petr Safarik

    Major Petr Safarik, Senior Officer-Helicopter and Transport Air Force section, Czech Armed Forces

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Robert Klestinec

    Colonel Robert Klestinec

    Deputy Commander, Slovakian Air Force
    Major General Antonio Bettelli

    Major General Antonio Bettelli

    Commander for Aviation, Italian Army
    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Richard Felton

    Major General Richard Felton

    Commander, Joint Helicopter Command

    Andrea Nativi

    Vice President Competitive Analysis & Strategic Planning, Leonardo Helicopters
    Andrea Nativi

    Andrew Gray

    Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
    Andrew Gray

    Colonel Christopher Waters

    Commander,12th Combat Aviation Brigade , US Army
    Colonel Christopher Waters

    Colonel Harold Boekholt

    Head of Helicopter Operations Branch, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Colonel Harold Boekholt

    Colonel Jiri Vavra

    Head of Air Force Development Department, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Jiri Vavra

    Colonel Josef Koller

    Operations Directorate Head of Air Force Department,Hungarian General Staff , Hungarian Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Josef  Koller

    Colonel Peder Soderstrom

    Chief of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
    Colonel Peder Soderstrom

    Colonel Robert Klestinec

    Deputy Commander, Slovakian Air Force
    Colonel Robert Klestinec

    Commander Erik Ohrn

    Commander 3rd Helo Detachment, Sw Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
    Commander Erik Ohrn

    Cyril Goutard

    Tiger Programme Manager, OCCAR
    Cyril Goutard

    Lt Col Uwe Schleimer

    Deputy Commander , European Personnel Recovery Centre
    Lt Col Uwe Schleimer

    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Chief of Operations , Royal Danish Air Force
    Lt. Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Major General Antonio Bettelli

    Commander for Aviation, Italian Army
    Major General Antonio Bettelli

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Richard Felton

    Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
    Major General Richard Felton

    Major Petr Safarik

    Senior Officer-Helicopter and Transport Air Force section, Czech Armed Forces
    Major Petr Safarik

    Marko Gruden

    Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
    Marko Gruden

    Peter Eadie

    Strategy & Business Development Manager Defence and Security, CAE
    Peter Eadie

    Peter Eadie completed 33 years’ service in the British Army in October 2015, having reached the rank of Colonel. He served for six years as an infantry officer, then transferred to the Army Air Corps, achieving 2,500 rotary wing hours, seeing extensive operational service in Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. His final operational tour of duty was as Commander Task Force Jaguar, the UK Joint Aviation Group in Afghanistan. During his final three years’ service, he was Commandant of the Army Aviation Centre, training all Army air and ground crew. He joined CAE in December 2015 in an EMEA strategy and business development role.

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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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