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SMi Group are proud to announce the 21st annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition will be hosted in Seville from 1st – 2nd December 2020, with an additional post-conference site visit on the 3rd December.

Building on our critically acclaimed 2019 edition, this year’s conference remains the preeminent forum for the international air mobility and airlift community – providing critical perspectives from heavy and tactical airlift, rotary wing and AAR industries.

In light of growing operational demands, coupled with recent examples of military support to civilian authorities in the recent COVID-19 epidemic, means that there has never been a more important time to view how armed forces, industry and governments are developing this force multiplier.

Covering key mission areas such as resource pooling and sharing, humanitarian support, AAR technical updates and news from multi-national and national procurement efforts – this comprehensive conference remains the an essential calendar date for those in the airlift and AAR community.

With over 120 attendees, 3 drinks receptions, 8 hours of networking and an exclusive sit visit – the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference is the essential platform for discussions on the future of this capability.
 

  • Listen to briefings from key allied partners across the strategic and tactical airlift sectors and develop an understanding of programme developments and future requirements
  • Refined focus on the air-to-air refuelling market and how this critical enabler provides mission support
  • Industry presentations from key commercial partners across the domain
  • Learn about key topics within the Military Airlift and AAR community including rotary wing AAR and airlift, resource pooling efforts, humanitarian and disaster relief airlift and rapid response and delivery capability 
     

Previous attendees include:

AFLCMC; AFLCMC/WKDI KC-135 FMS; A-ICE s.r.l.; Air Base Eindhoven; Airbus; Airbus Defence & Space - Military Aircraft; Airbus Defence and Space; AMSS Ltd; Boeing; Boeing Global Services and Support; Brazilian Air Force; Cobham Mission Equipment; EATC; Elix Aviation Capital Limited; Embassy Of Argentina; Embassy of Chile; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; Embraer; Embraer Defence & Security; Embraer Defense & Security; ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre; European Defence Agency; French Air Force; GB Consulting bvba; German Air Force; IAI Istituto Affari Internazionali; IrvinGQ; Italian Air Force; Italian Joint Operations Headquarters; JBTC; Jeppesen ; Jetex; Leonardo; Leonardo Aerostructures Division; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Ministry of Defense; Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE); Nato Defense College; NATO NSPA; Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; RAF High Wycombe; Royal Danish Air Force; SAC Heavy Airlift Wing C2 sqn; SHZ Aviation; SkyTech; SMi Group Ltd; Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC); Strategicomms / Flynews; Swedish Armed Forces; The Boeing Company; TLD America; TLD Group ; U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center; UAE GHQ; US Air Force; US Cargo Systems; USAFE; Viasat Inc; Viasat, Inc.; World Food Programme; World Fuel Service; World Fuel Services;
 

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Laurent Donnet

Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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9:00 The Spanish Approach to Airlift Capabilities

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, Name to be Confirmed, Spanish Air Force

  • An overview of the transfer from the C-130 to A400M
  • Utilisation of airlift for airborne operations, air logistics and aeromedical evacuation – key case studies
  • Full operating capability for the A400M and feedback from its introduction
  • Airlift training and work within the International Training Centre (ITC)
  • Looking forward: greater integration into pooling and sharing efforts
  • 9:30 Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

    10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Generating and Sustaining Capability Through No.2 Groups Air Mobility Element

    Group Captain Doz James

    Group Captain Doz James, Deputy Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
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  • Air mobility at the centre of air power: moving ground forces across theatres of operation to respond to security and humanitarian challenges
  • Air-to-Air refuelling as a force multiplier for air assets – feedback from operation deployment of the Voyager in AAR operations
  • Joint and combined air mobility: how No 2 Group has enhanced collaboration with allies to deliver future capability
  • VIP transportation considerations – key considerations and aspects
     
  • 11:00 Session Reserved for Embraer

    11:30 Strategic Views on the Integration of the KC-390 into the Brazilian Air Force

    Colonel Sergio Heitor Carpinteiro Peres

    Colonel Sergio Heitor Carpinteiro Peres , Commander 204 Squadron, Brazilian Air Force
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  • Strategic aims and ambitions of the Brazilian AF: prototyping and procuring the KC-390 to meet regional requirements
  • Tactical and strategic lift requirements within the Brazilian AOR
  • How the KC-390 provides consistent air-to-air refuelling capability for the Brazilian Air Force and enables strategic reach
  • Integrating heavy lift platforms with ISR and other mission critical air assets
     
  • 12:00 French Air Mobility Command: Providing Strategic Flexibility

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre, Commander, Air Mobility Command, French Air Force
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  • Reactivity and adaptability – strategic assets within the French Air Force inventory and operational feedback
  • A400M and C130 modernisation – stop gapping tactical capability through 2021
  • Operation Resilience – French Air Force support to civilian authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Utilising efficient simulation to increase airlift capacity
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Session Reserved for TLD

    Mr Peter Owitz

    Mr Peter Owitz, Vice President Military - Programs, Products and Sales , TLD

    14:00 MRTT Unit Update

    Colonel Jurgen  Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Commander Multinational MRTT Unit , Royal Netherlands Air Force
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  • MMU’s mission to provide global and reliance AAR, airlift and aeromedical evacuation capability
  • Vision for full operating capability by 2024 and IOC by 2021 – key timelines for delivery
  • Training of personnel: ADS training facilities in Seville and Getafe
  • OPCON with EATC and opt out options.
  • AAR training

     

  • 14:30 World Food Programme: Airlifting to Save Lives

    Mr Philippe Martou

    Mr Philippe Martou, Chief Preparedness - OSEP, World Food Programme

  • Humanitarian requirements and key drivers for airlifting
  • World Food Programmes global presence and work towards delivering UN sustainability goals by 2030
  • WFP supply chain: aircraft and ground segment support for humanitarian logistics
  • Evolution of WFP aviation activities – cargo and humanitarian air drops
     
  • 15:00 Change to Minimizing Natural Hazards Impact in Military Air Operations

    Mr Alejandro Marti

    Mr Alejandro Marti, CEO, MITIGA Solutions

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    16:30 Building Energy Reliability and Resilience to Support the Air Force Mission

    Mr James Olden

    Mr James Olden, Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force

  • An introduction to USAF Operational Energy and its role
  • Delivering support for fuel logistics, data research, aircraft sustainment and future acquisitions
  • Enhancing combat capability and mitigating operational risk to the warfighter through energy informed solutions
  • Creating an energy optimised air force and key timelines
     
  • 17:00 The Bloody 100th: Extending Operation Capability Through AAR

    Colonel Troy Pananon

    Colonel Troy Pananon, Wing Commander, 100 Air Refuelling Wing, US Air Force
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  • Vision and mission: extending deterrence and reach through projected airpower in the European and African theatres of operation
  • Forging partnerships and developing interoperability within the European AOR
  • Aerial refuelling to support C2, rapid deployment and aeromedical evacuation
  • Enduring objectives: maintaining readiness and building lethality in a global strategic environment
     
  • 17:30 Industry Panel: Supporting Military Operators for Airborne MRO

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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  • Where can industry support military operators in their deployment in strategic lift
  • MRO how can commercial operators can provide greater flexibility for military forces
  • What industry-military collaboration can enable for strategic and tactical airlift
  • Driving efficiency through new ownership models for defence operators
     
  • 18:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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    9:00 Rapid Global Mobility: Right Effects, Right Place, Right Time

    Session Reserved for

    Session Reserved for, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force

  • Priorities for Air Mobility Command: maintaining full spectrum readiness, mobility operations in contested environments and innovation
  • Global effects and overview of air mobility operational wings
  • Time to CONUS for aeromedical evacuation and its support in saving lives
  • Fuelling the fight: AAR capabilities enabled by AMC
  • Feedback from Mobility Guardian 2019 and COVID-19 operations

     

  • 9:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Management of the Emergency Covid-19 in Italy

    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Colonel Luca Tonello, Joint Coordination Cell Chief, Emergency Covid 19 – Technical board at the Civil Protection Department – Airlift support, Italian Air Force
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  • The air mobility situation in the national and international stage – areas of deployment and recent aeromedical requirements
  • C-27J and C-130 as a means to provide flexible tactical capability
  • Domestic support within the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Importance of the worldwide strategic capability
  • Guidelines for the future: benefiting from training, standardisation and forces integration
  • An overview of inter-theatre capability: Italian mobility groups
  • 11:00 Session Reserved for Leonardo

    11:30 PANEL: Airlift - Military Assistance to Civilian Authorities During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  • Utilising airlifters to support remote territories with supplies during the suspension of normal civilian transport links
  • Feedback from the deployment of assets for aeromedical evacuation during the early containment stages of the outbreak
  • Where nations have worked together to support the most effective utilisation of assets
  • Lessons learned for airlift deployment in MACA operations
     
  • Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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    Group Captain Doz James

    Group Captain Doz James, Deputy Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
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    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Colonel Luca Tonello, Joint Coordination Cell Chief, Emergency Covid 19 – Technical board at the Civil Protection Department – Airlift support, Italian Air Force
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    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre, Commander, Air Mobility Command, French Air Force
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    12:15 38 Group Overview – Key Perspectives

    Group Captain Philip Arnold

    Group Captain Philip Arnold, Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ 38 Group, Royal Air Force

  • A4 force elements – high readiness and flexible squadrons
  • Delivery operations for UKMAMS deployment capability
  • Maintaining airworthiness in the group and MRO considerations
  • Expeditionary logistics and field supply and mobility
  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    14:15 MCCE: Providing Strategic Depth to European Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Jakob  Valstad

    Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief, Operations, MCCE

  • Maximising the capacity of limited strategic lift: MCCE pooling and sharing framework
  • Supporting organisations for the MCCE – enabling multimodal, worldwide operations
  • Collaboration within complex mission sets: optimising use of assets
  • ATARES and connection to MCCE in the APAC region
  • Access to ATARES membership and flexibility within the approach
  • 14:45 European Air Transport Command: Key Perspectives

    Confirmed Representative

    Confirmed Representative, Name to be Announced , European Air Transport Command

  • Key EATC facts and figures: missions flown and national “red card” system for mission control
  • EATC’s current fleet – tactical and strategic capability in service
  • Generating a common tactical operating procedure: EATC as an air mobility COE
  • Case studies in EATC aeromedical evacuations and strategic support for multi-national operations
  • ATARES a framework for pooling and sharing organisation
  • 15:15 Providing Lean Airlift Capability: The Heavy Airlift Wing

    Colonel James Sparrow

    Colonel James Sparrow, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
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  • Current view of man hour integration into the HAW: national participants
  • Assets within HAW’s framework: C-17 Globemaster as the workhorse for the effort
  • Involvement in humanitarian and goodwill operations to support the member states and beyond
  • Investment in Papa and development of the wing
  • Concluding comments and thoughts on pooling and sharing frameworks
  • 15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 An Introduction to SALIS

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, CO SALCC, Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS)

  • Utilisation of AN-225, AN-124 and AN-22 to provide strategic lift capability
  • RO/RO system to reduce logistical footprint and impact in support for COVID supplying
  • Integration with MCCE and ATARES and pooling and sharing frameworks
  • Strategic utilisation of ATARES and where SALIS can be utilised as a benchmark for pooling and sharing

     

  • 16:45 ETAC: Driving Cooperation Through Advanced Airlifting Training

    Colonel Fernando  Raimundo Martinez

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez, Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre
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  • From 2017 founding, development of IOC and work to deliver advanced tactical airlift training
  • Promoting a European strategic culture through ETAC and work with wider partners such as the AATTC
  • ETAC tasking and delivery of a permanent operational base for air mission planning
  • Benefits of technology integration and adoption of new training programmes to support airlift capability development
     
  • 17:15 Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Centre

    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Colonel Deanna Franks, Commandant, AATTC, US Air Force
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  • An overview of AATTC’s mission brief and strategic guidance
  • AATTC’s OODA loop – analyse, develop, test and train: ADTT to offer assistance in the development of air forces across a variety of platforms
  • AATTC as a key COE for EW and operating within degraded environments
  • Working with ETAP to take part in joint collaborative efforts for advanced training
  • Combat aircrew tactics studies and mobility electronic combat officers courses as a main stream for training

     

  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Commander, Air Mobility Command, French Air Force
    Colonel Jurgen  Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Commander Multinational MRTT Unit , Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Joint Coordination Cell Chief, Emergency Covid 19 – Technical board at the Civil Protection Department – Airlift support, Italian Air Force
    Group Captain Doz James

    Group Captain Doz James

    Deputy Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
    Mr James Olden

    Mr James Olden

    Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force

    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Commander, Air Mobility Command, French Air Force
    Brigadier General Olivier Fabre

    Brigadier General Olivier FABRE is the French Air Force Air Mobility Commander since September 2018. This command includes both airlift and helicopter assets.
    He is an air force helicopter pilot experienced in SAR, CSAR and navy ship based operations, with more than 3600 flight hours. He participated in the development of the Caracal helicopter.
    Former “Pyrénées” Squadron leader in Cazaux, near Bordeaux, he was also base commander of Brétigny airbase, near Paris. He spent several years in Spain as Staff College Student, air attaché and Defense attaché.
     

    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Commandant, AATTC, US Air Force
    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Colonel DeAnna Franks is the Commandant for the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center at Rosecrans ANGB, Saint Joseph, Missouri. As Commandant, Col Franks oversees the advanced tactical training to airlift aircrews from across the Total Force and in cooperation with 18 allied nations. Through a Total Force Initiative and her command, the AATTC also provides Tactics Analysis, Tactics Development, and Electronic Warfare Development for the mobility community. Serving as the cornerstone for aircraft tactics, the AATTC maintains a reputation as the mobility air force's "Tactics Center of Excellence". During Col Franks’ 20 year Air Force career her background as a pilot in the C-130 as well as other trainer aircraft at Undergraduate Pilot Training and the Powered Flight Program at the United States Air Force Academy, lends her to continue a strong passion for leadership in the military flight training realm with our young airmen.

     

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre
    Colonel Fernando  Raimundo Martinez

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez was born in 1967 and joined the Spanish Armed Forces in 1984. He received his commission in 1989 through the Spanish Air Force Academy where he graduated. He is Transport and Helicopter Pilot. With more than 4800 flying hours, Colonel Raimundo has an extensive combat experience having participating, among others, in Balkans Operations (Deliberate Guard/Allied Force/SFOR/KFOR), in ISAF Afghanistan (2007 and 2013), in 2008 EUFOR CHAD/RCA, in 2011 UNIFIED PROTECTOR (LYBIA), in 2013 A/M MALI (OPERATION SERVAL) and lastly in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) in Syria and Iraq in direct support to Counter DAESH. Colonel Raimundo has completed, among others, the Combined Joint Staff Course at National Defence and Joint Staff College (CESEDEN) in Madrid, NADEFCOL SENIOR COURSE (Nato Defense College) in Rome, International Crisis Management Course (Spanish Diplomat School) in Madrid, Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law Diploma (International Red Cross Committee), United Nations Military Observer Course (Spanish Army Warfare Center) Madrid, and Security Cooperation Management Action Officer Course (DISAM) in Wright-Patterson AFB. International experience: he was assigned in 2008 to the NATO Air Command HQ Izmir, Turkey. He was leading the Tanker & Transport Cell in the Air Operations Team of the Battle Staff when Izmir HQ was responsible of Operation Unified Protector (OUP) as JFACC. Later, from 2014to 2018, he was assigned to the NAEW&CF E3A Component in Geilenkirchen (Germany) as Commander of the Flying SQ2. His promotion to Colonel took place on December the 1st 2019 and he was appointed as ETAC Commander the 4th July 2020 where he presently remains.

    Colonel James Sparrow

    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    Colonel James Sparrow

    COLONEL JAMES S. SPARROW Colonel James S. Sparrow of the United States Air Force is the Commander of the Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing, HDF Pápa Air Base, Hungary from 27 June 2019.Colonel Sparrow received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1993. He has served in a variety of positions at the Squadron, Group, and Wing levels, including Evaluator Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Functional Check Flight pilot, Scheduler, Training Officer, Executive Officer, Flight Commander, and Assistant Operations Officer, Operations Officer, and Commander. Following attendance at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, earning the Joint Planner Designation, he served on the staff of U.S. European Command in a variety of positions within the Directorate for Strategy, Policy, and Assessments including duty as the command lead for the stand-up of the Strategic Airlift Capability program from 2007-2009. Following his first tour in Europe, Col Sparrow served as a C-17 Operations Officer during one of the busiest operations tempos in Mobility Air Forces history including a combat deployment with his squadron. After this he commanded the 37th Flying Training Squadron at Columbus AFB, Mississippi producing over 230 pilots yearly for the U.S. Air Force and international partners in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and the International Aviation Leadership Program flying the T-6 Texan II trainer. After his Squadron Commander tour, he served as the Chief, Security Assistance Policy, International Training and Education for the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA). In this capacity he was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing policy to optimize the U.S. Air Force’s security cooperation programs with partner nations to include managing aviation and technical training courses, flying exercises and requirements for international partners. Colonel Sparrow was the Vice Commander of the Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing between 6 July 2017 and 27 June 2019. Prior to his assignment to the HAW, Col Sparrowwas the Vice Commander, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska providing the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, trained and equipped tactical air dominance forces, command and control platforms, and strategic and tactical airlift resources for contingency operations to include interception of hostile forces within the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region. The 3rd Wing operated C-17, F-22, E-3, and C-12 aircraft to support this mission set. He is a Command Pilot with over 6,000 flying hours in T-37, T-38, C-5, T-1, C-17, T-6, C-12, and E-3 aircraft. EDUCATION 1993 Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL 2001 USAF Advanced Instrument School, Randolph AFB, TX 2003 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL 2004 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 2006 United States Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS 2007 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA 2008 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL 2008 NATO School-Expeditionary Logistics Planners Course, Oberammergau, Germany ASSIGNMENTS 1.June 1993 – May 1995, Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX 2.May 1995 – August 1998, C-5 Instructor Aircraft Commander, 21st AS, Travis AFB, CA 3.August 1998 – December 2000, JSUPT T-1A Instructor Pilot, 32nd FTS, Vance AFB, OK 4.December 2000 – April 2003, T-1A PIT Evaluator and Functional Check Flight Pilot, 99thFTS, Randolph AFB, TX 5.April 2003 – December 2005, C-17 Instructor Aircraft Commander, Charleston AFB, SC 6.January 2006 – December 2006, Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, FtLeavenworth, KS 7.January 2007 – May 2009, Branch Chief, then Executive Officer to the Director of Strategy,Policy, and Assessments, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany 8. May 2009 – June 2011, Operations Officer and C-17 Evaluator Aircraft Commander, 7th AS, McChord Field, WA 9. July 2011 – July 2013, Commander, 37th FTS, Columbus AFB, MS 10. July 2013 – May 2015, Chief, Security Assistance Policy, International Training & Education, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 11. May 2015 – June 2017, Vice Commander, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 12. July 2017 – Present, Vice Commander SAC Heavy Airlift Wing, HDF Pápa Air Base, Hungary

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Commander Multinational MRTT Unit , Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Colonel Jurgen  Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen van der Biezen started his Air Force career in 1981. After graduating from pilot training in 1985 he flew the NF-5 and F-16 and was assigned as squadron commander and Deputy Base Commander Airbase Volkel.

    In 2011 he switched to the Air Transport domain. He was assigned twice to the European Air Transport Command as Head OPS and Functional Division. As of 10 July 2019 he is assigned as the first Commander Multinational MRTT Unit .

    Col van der Biezen accumulated some 2,200 hours in the F-16 with a grand total of 4100 flying hours. During summer 2019 he converted to the A330 MRTT.
     

    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Joint Coordination Cell Chief, Emergency Covid 19 – Technical board at the Civil Protection Department – Airlift support, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Colonel Luca TONELLO joined the Italian Air Force in 1983. He spent the great part of his career involved in air movement as a C 27A and C 130J pilot and as an air operations manager. He worked at the Italian Air OPS Command and at the European Airlift Centre and Movement Coordination Centre Europe in Eindhoven NL. Commanding Officer of the 41ST Anti-Submarine Warfare Wing and Sigonella AFB, after four years as Chief of Staff of the Italian Joint Force Head-Quartiers, became Air Mobility and Special Forces Command Chief Operations and Training. In 2017 he acted as Commanding Officer of the Joint Air Task Force, with the function of Senior Authority of the international airfield of Herat, for NATO Mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan. In 2020 he has been appointed Airlift Support Joint Cell Coordinator of the Technical Board for Emergency Covid 19 at the Civil Protection Department. He has 4.500 hours (including 200 in war environment) flying with SF 260, MB 339A, G 222, C 130J, C 130J-30, BR 1150 Atlantic. During his career he took part into a number of real operations around the world. For his job he has been awarded with several national and international decorations. He wrote several articles for specialized aeronautical magazines, gave lectures and presentations in national and international contexts. Colonel Luca Tonello has a Politics Science Master University degree (University of Trieste), an Aeronautics University degree (Federico II University of Napoli), a Strategic-Military International Studies Master (University of Milano and LUISS G. Carli University of Roma). He attended the Joint Staff College in Roma in 2001/2002 and is qualified as Legal Advisor for Armed Forces.

    Colonel Sergio Heitor Carpinteiro Peres

    Commander 204 Squadron, Brazilian Air Force
    Colonel Sergio Heitor Carpinteiro Peres

    Curriculum

    Name: Sérgio Heitor Carpinteiro Péres Júnior
    Birth date: 06/08/1974
    Join Brazilian Air Force: 01/19/1995

    ASSIGNMENTS
    1. January 1995 - December 1998, student, undergraduate pilot training, Air Force Academy, Pirassununga, São Paulo;
    2. December 1998 - March 2000, T-27 pilot training, 1st Squadron of the 5th Group of Aviation, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte;
    3. March 2000 - January 2005, C-95 instructor pilot, 1st Airlift Squadron, Belém AFB, Belém, Pará
    4. January 2005 - January 2008, instructor pilot, 1st Squadron of the 5th Group of Aviation, Fortaleza AFB, Fortaleza, Ceará.
    5. January 2008 - January 2016, instructor pilot, 2nd Squadron of the 2nd Group of Transport, Galeão AFB, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
    6. January 2016 - January 2017, executive officer of the General Air Command, Brasília AFB, Brasília, DF.
    7. January 2017 - January 2018, student, Air Command and Staff College, Brazilian Air Force University, Rio de Janeiro.
    8. January 2018 - January 2020, Commander, 2nd Squadron of the 2nd Group of Transport, Galeão AFB, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
    9. January 2020 - now, executive officer of the Brazilian Air Force HQ, Brasília AFB, Brasília, DF.

    FLIGHT INFORMATION
    Rating: command pilot
    Flight hours: more than 3,700
    Aircraft flown: T-25, T-27, C-95, C-98, KC-137, and B767-300 ER.


    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
    Second Lieutenant august 31, 1999
    First Lieutenant august 31, 2001
    Captain august 31, 2007
    Major august 31, 2012
    Lieutenant Colonel august 31, 2016
    Colonel august 31, 2020 (future)

    (Current as of July 2020)

     

    Colonel Troy Pananon

    Wing Commander, 100 Air Refuelling Wing, US Air Force
    Colonel Troy Pananon

    COLONEL S. TROY PANANON Colonel S. Troy Pananon is the Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, supporting four U.S. Air Force Major Command flying programs and more than 16,800 military, civilian, dependent and retiree personnel. With 15 KC-135 aircraft, the wing is the only permanently assigned air refueling operation in the European theater. Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Pananon served as the Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where he assisted the wing commander in leading more than 3,000 people and providing worldwide air refueling and combatant commander airlift support in addition to the support of Headquarters U.S. Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command. Colonel Pananon served five years as an enlisted Marine prior to receiving his commission from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1996. He was initially assigned as a maintenance officer at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and then attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Colonel Pananon has commanded an operations support squadron and is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in the T-37, T-1, C-21, KC-10, C-5, C-37. EDUCATION 1996 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. 2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 2008 Masters of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Fla. 2009 Masters of Military Operational Arts and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 2015 Masters of National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C. ASSIGNMENTS 1. May 1996 - May 1998, Munitions Flight Commander, 16th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, later Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, 16th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 2. May 1998 - May 1999, student, specialized undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss. 3. July 1999 - July 2002, Flight Commander and C-21A Flight Examiner, later Assistant Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 457th Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md. 4. July 2002 - November 2005, Flight Commander and KC-10A Instructor Aircraft Commander, 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif. 5. March 2006 - August 2008, Chief Pilot and C-5 Aircraft Commander, 9th Airlift Squadron, Chief, Wing Executive Officer and C-5 Instructor Aircraft Commander, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del. 6. August 2008 - June 2009, Student, Air Command and Staff College – Political Military Affairs Strategist Fellow, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 7. July 2009 - August 2010, International Military Education and Training Program Officer, Office of Defense Representative - Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan 8. August 2010 - May 2011, Assistant Director of Operations and KC-10A Instructor Aircraft Commander, 6th ARS, Travis AFB, Calif. 9. May 2011 - May 2013, Commander, 60th Operations Support Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif. 10. Jun 2013 - Jul 2014, Executive Officer to the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill. 11. Jul 2014 - Jun 2015, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C. 12. Jul 2015 - Jul 2017, Chief, Joint Force Headquarters Exercise Branch, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany 13. Jul 2017 - May 2019, Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 14. May 2019 - Present, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Command Pilot Flight hours: More than 4,000 Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1, C-21, KC-10, C-5, C-37 MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor with eight oak leaf clusters Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant May 4, 1996 First Lieutenant May 4, 1998 Captain May 4, 2000 Major April 1, 2006 Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2010 Colonel March 1, 2017 (Current as of June 2019)

     

    Group Captain Doz James

    Deputy Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
    Group Captain Doz James

    Group Captain Doz James joined the RAF in 1989.

    His flying career consists of predominately operating the C130 in the AAR, Air Transport and Aerial Delivery roles.

    He has commanded C130 detachments in Iraq, Afghanistan as well as the Falkland Islands. As Commanding Officer 24 Squadron, he led the transformation of the C130 training unit to include the initial training courses for the A400M.

    He took over as the deputy Force Commander for the RAF Air Mobility Force in July 2020.
     

    Group Captain Philip Arnold

    Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ 38 Group, Royal Air Force
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    Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad

    Chief, Operations, MCCE
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    Mr Alejandro Marti

    CEO, MITIGA Solutions
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    Mr James Olden

    Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force
    Mr James Olden

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet is a colonel in the Belgian Air Force Reserve and as working as a freelance aviation expert consultant since November 2016 at AviDonn Consulting.
    He joined the Royal Military Academy in 1985 and graduated as a military pilot in 1990. He served on F-16 from 1991 until 2007 and totalizes 2100 flying hours on the type, including 120 war missions. Throughout his career he occupied several positions, concluding as a squadron commander in 2006. He participated in Operation Allied Force in 1999 over Kosovo and was the first commander of the initial Belgian F-16 detachment in Afghanistan in 2005.
    After his operational assignments, he attended Staff College in Paris and worked at the Belgian Joint Headquarters’ Strategy Department in the Capabilities Development Branch as air expert and advisor to the Chief of Defence.
    He subsequently joined the European Defence Agency (EDA) in April 2009 in the Capabilty Development Directorate and stayed until October 2016. First, as Project Officer in Deployability where he tackled strategic air and sea lift issues, then as Programme Manager for Airlift and AAR. He was in charge of several ventures, out of which EDA’s European Air Transport Fleet partnership signed in 2011 by twenty Member States. He led the multinational C27J and C295 projects as well as AAR initiatives like one dealing with A400M aerial refuelling role equipment and another one regarding AAR clearances and certification. In 2012, he initiated an AAR project that resulted into the now well-known Multinational MRTT Fleet Programme. He was also the EDA expert for Jet Pilot Training providing inputs for the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT) Programme hosted by the EDA from 2008 to 2012.
     

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    Vice President Military - Programs, Products and Sales , TLD
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    Chief Preparedness - OSEP, World Food Programme
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    Leonardo

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    Leveraging the design and integrated support of commercial and military aircraft, trainers and unmanned aerial vehicles, Leonardo has developed mission-specific aircraft. The C27J is the most flexible, robust and reliable tactical transport aircraft on the market. Designed to support a variety of missions such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and tactical transport and built to operate from short unpaved runways in the harshest environments. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.


    Mitiga

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    Mitiga FLYaware is a decision-support platform that helps aviation stakeholders to reduce the impact of natural hazards, both for operations continuity as well as for predictive maintenance optimization. We combine global high-resolution weather data, flight plan mission or routes, and engines’ absorption of aerosol contaminants with ICE, our Impact Calculator Engine tool, in order to guarantee safer and more efficient operations, as well as longer asset life.

    Our military clients can benefit from improved fight operations and enhanced disruption management; optimized maintenance and asset utilization.

    Mitiga Solutions is a spin-off of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center with more than 20 years of experience in geophysics and atmospheric science, which combined to a top class computational resources supports military and non-military clients to manage their risks, and making the world safer and more resilient against natural hazards. MITIGA is an official provider to VAACs, and is Eurocontrol certified.



    TLD

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    TLD is a group specialized in Aviation and Airport Ground Support Equipment. TLD provides our military and non-military customers with a complete range of Ground Support Equipment through the most extensive Worldwide Sales and Service network in the industry. Quick and easy access to the TLD Service Network ensures high equipment availability to support your high tempo operation.

    Supporting the military mission from product definition to sustainment, TLD recognizes that Military Operators require more than hardware. Therefore, the TLD network provides Spare Parts, Factory Reach Back, O&M Training and other activities required to support the war-fighter.

    TLD products operate with most military organizations and airports around the world. Well-designed and adapted to the harsh requirements of the military, TLD equipment is designed to the highest standards by our large engineering team. Bespoke MIL-SPEC designed equipment, Military-Off-The-Shelf and modified Commercial-Off-The-Shelf equipment is available to match every environment, operational requirement and budget.

    TLD’s design philosophy focuses on low environmental impact, seeking exceptional performance and high efficiency equipment. A wide range of electric and hybrid powered equipment is available for all environmental conditions with new applications being introduced regularly.

    Simple, Reliable, and Easy to Maintain – SREM – is another continuous design goal for TLD. SREM drives high reliability, low maintenance costs and reduces O&M training burden. TLD’s Continuous Improvement Program identifies and resolves reliability issues through our robust 8D RCCA System further improving reliability.

    The ten TLD factories are each ISO certified and operate consistently using a strong set of internal procedures and systems to produce consistent, high quality equipment.

    Local Support, Total Commitment - Our mission is to provide diligent, efficient and thorough after-sales support to our customers. TLD is the expert in Ground Support Equipment and can help customers find solutions to their operational needs.

    TLD is an ALVEST Group Company


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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


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    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


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    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


    Armada International

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    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Avion Revue

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    Since its creation, Avion Revue’s respected team of aviation journalists have kept its readers informed about all aspects of aviation from commercial to military, taking in space, rotary, technical issues, historic and business aviation. Month after month, Avion Revue is the only magazine that covers all the news from the region and around the world, which has helped it to attain market leadership in Spain.


    Military Systems and Technology

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    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


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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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