Military Airlift 2017 Conference

We are delighted to announce that our 14th annual Military Airlift conference will be taking place in London this September. This established forum brings together leaders from the international airlift community, providing a platform for sharing ideas, discussing shared challenges and creating a marketplace for exploring airlift solutions.

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Airlift is a sector of our industry in constant development; over the next 10 years, more than 800 new military airlifters are set to be delivered at a value of $65 Billion. Research from the Joint Air Power Competency Centre, as well as many government publications has highlighted Europe's strategicairlift requirement gap; a reality which has engendered substantial commitments to increase airlift capacity from European nations. This was arguably first demonstrated during Operation Unified Protector over Libya in 2011, which demonstrated Europe's reliance on the US for airlift capacity, particularly with regards to air-to-air refueling.

A key theme for 2017 is the collaborative effort to deliver strategic airlift, particularly across Europe. Expert speakers will share their knowledge and experience around developing airlift capabilities that are fully aligned with their operational requirements, within cost-constrained environments, and whilst continually adapting to regulatory changes. Conference sessions will also focus on how militaries, multi-national organisations and NGO's are best able to incorporate air-chartering, joint procurement, MRO, air-to-air refueling and pooling and sharing to improve operational airlift capability.

Military Airlift 2017 is therefore the essential platform for our industry, featuring comprehensive discussions and executive level presentations. We invite you to explore the website to view the agenda and the speaker faculty, as it updates over the coming weeks.

Attend Military Airlift 2017 and:

  • Learn how to maintain your readiness and responsiveness to global threats and humanitarian crises, as they unfold
  • Explore the ground support and logistics solutions designed to keep your costs low and your flight hours high
  • Improve your organisation’s avionics capability in order to future-proof your fleet against upcoming regulatory changes in the European skies
  • Increase your access to air-to-air refueling across European airspace and keep your aircraft in the air for longer by meeting capability owners in this space
  • Discover how to better manage your capacity to deliver movement in a cost-conscious environment through pooling, sharing and new industry solutions

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Early Confirmed 2017 Speakers:

  • Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea, Director General of Logistic, Peruvian Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Saulo Valadares do Amaral, Commander of the III Regional Air Command, Brazilian Air Force
  • Colonel Rodney Simpson, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
  • Colonel Vitalii Vorobei, Senior Navigator of Air Command "East", Ukrainian Air Force
  • Colonel Thomas Thue Hansen, Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Commander Air Base Eindhoven, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Colonel Colonel Torgeir Aas, Commander of the Gardermoen Air Base, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Colonel Matthew Smith, 352 Special Operations Group Commander, US Air Force
  • Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Project Leader MRTT, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Colonel Thomas Torkelson, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Movement and Transportation Department, Bundeswehr Logistics Centre
  • Coronel D. José Luis Romero Allegue, Desígnate ETAC Commander, European Tactical Airlift Centre
  • Group Captain Elizabeth Purcell, Chief, Allied Movements Coordination Centre, NATO SHAPE
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Lieutenant Colonel Radim Ulrych, Chief of the Air Transport Department, Czech Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Galard, A400M Programme,, Ministére de la Défense, France
  • Wing Commander Gareth Burdett, OC 24 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  • Wing Commander S Blackwell, OC 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  • Wing Commander Andrew Johnson, OC 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  • Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NSPA
  • Mr. Gerd Schwiedessen, Project Officer Aviation – Airlift, European Defence Agency
  • Eric Perdison, Chief of Aviation, World Food Programme

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 26, 2017