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Pilot shortage and training needs: Market overview

Pilot shortage and training needs: Market overview

Did you know 52.9% of European Air Forces currently have a critical need for pilot training? Ahead of this year’s Air Power Eastern Europe conference, Defence IQ surveyed experts from European Air Forces, consultancies, Ministries of Defence and Industry on what they need to overcome pilot training challenges.

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In this survey, the respondents answer the following questions:

  • How would you best describe your current requirements for pilot training?
  • Indicate on a scale of 1-10 (1 – no effect, 10 – critical negative effect) each of the following influences on your current pilot training production
  • Have you ever experienced pilot shortage?
  • Has your service ever outsourced pilot training?
  • Why did you outsource pilot training?
  • In your opinion, what are the biggest risk factors associated with outsourcing pilot training?

In downloading the survey results, you will:

  • Get a better understanding of the main challenges in pilot training air forces are currently facing
  • Learn more about what key factors have the most influence over pilot training 
  • Know more about the opportunities and hurdles associated with outsourced training

This year’s Air Power Eastern Europe will feature presentations from:

To view the full speaker list and agenda sessions, you can download the agenda of the conference here. If you would prefer a copy to be directly sent to your inbox, please click here


Air Power in Eastern Europe: Regional Programmes and Requirements map

Air Power in Eastern Europe: Regional Programmes and Requirements map

Eastern European countries are looking to revamp their air capabilities in light of the changing security context and the re-emergence of near-peer adversaries in the region. Ahead of this edition of the Air Power Eastern Europe conference, officially supported by the Austrian Air Force, Defence IQ compiled a map outlining ongoing programmes and key requirements from countries in the region.

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Key benefits of downloading the map:

  • Know top acquisition and upgrade priorities from countries that will be present at Air Power Eastern Europe
  • Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Air Power Eastern Europe
  • Gain insights into investment trends from your peers

Download the map to learn more about the following programmes from countries that will be present at this year’s Air Power Eastern Europe, such as:

  • Czech Republic – acquisition of tactical combat drones to undergo ISR and close air support missions, procurement of two transport aircraft and the upgrade of the Air Force’s JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft
  • Bulgaria – acquisition of 16 F-16 Block II combat aircraft from the US
  • Latvia – plans to procure a medium-range GBADS to enhance its existing air defence capabilities
  • Poland – start of the US$48.9 billion Technical Modernisation Plan that will feature the following acquisition programmes: HARPIA, NAREW, CYBER.MIL, WISŁA, GRYF, WAŻKA and FLAME
  • Sweden – sustainment of six fighter squadrons that operate the Gripen C/D fleet through 2025, the replacement of the JAS 39C Gripen towards the end of the 2030s, the acquisition of new ground- and air-based sensors after 2025 and the replacement of the C-130Hs towards the end of the 2020s

Air Power Eastern Europe will gather the region’s military leaders and industry leading companies to discuss the adequate preparation of current and future air assets to defend against the threat context of potential hybrid warfare and peer-engagement across a multi-domain environment. To view the full agenda of the conference, please click here



 


Interactive Map: Requirements & Opportunities for Air Power in Eastern Europe

Interactive Map: Requirements & Opportunities for Air Power in Eastern Europe

With many acquisition programmes gaining new traction given the current regional circumstances, this interactive map provides a high level overview of the current air power procurement and requirements in Eastern Europe including fixed wing, rotary and training aircraft.

Cooperation and Deterrence: Assessing the Importance of Air Power in Eastern Europe

Cooperation and Deterrence: Assessing the Importance of Air Power in Eastern Europe

In the wake of Russian annexation of Crimea and growing security threats, the ability to defend the Eastern Europe's air space has become of critical importance to both international organisations and the affected nations. Enhancing the capabilities of Eastern Europe’s air defence is critical in order to build a quick reaction force which can deter Russian intimidation. 

This article will examine the Eastern European nations that are taking steps towards the delivery of measures which will significantly enhance their deterrence capabilities and the key role that air power plays in this deterrence.