Welcome to the Airlift community's annual
international meeting

Connecting Military Users, Multinational Organisations and NGOs, Military Airlift 2019 will assess the interconnected challenges faced and the solution sought by the airlift community over the last year. Focusing on improving equipment, capability, strategy and tactics, top level speakers and decision makers from three continents will present their solutions and experiences over a structured three-day conference and workshop.

With an agenda designed to reflect the varied and global nature of airlift operations, dedicated sessions have been designed to discuss changing procurement processes with ‘part-pooling’ and ‘exchange’, Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) challenges, Automated Air-to-Air Refueling (A3R), and the decreasing capability of legacy fleets.

Whilst these interdisciplinary conversations take place in an effort to deliver greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness for user groups, this event will also continue its rich history of delivering the latest operational feedback and performance analysis across the strategic and tactical mission sets.

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Key Themes Include:



Operational feedback: learning from mission case-studies on operational uses of adapted multi-purpose and multi-mission aircrafts.



Addressing capability gaps affecting the airlift community on a global level, with Industry representatives posing solutions from existing and emerging platforms.


Procurement processes

Completing the ‘procurement triangle’ between Military Users, NGOs and Industry to identify new and emerging forms of procurement cycles, with an increased focus on the pooling and sharing of assets.



Sharing concepts of operations and TTPs to ensure successful Strategic and Tactical Airlift missions.


Air-to-Air Refueling

Analyzing newly developed Air-to-Air refueling technology and expanding the geographical scope for refueling operations in Europe.

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ONTO THE 2030 AIRLIFT MARKET: Expert insight from AJW

The environmental disasters in 2017 were a sober reminder of the importance of having an efficient and effective airlift capability, while the focus remains on cost-effective solutions on the procurement side and the integration of new technologies over the next few years.



CASE STUDY: Overcoming the airlift operational challenges of Hurricane Irma relief mission

The Heavy Airlift Wing, equipped with its three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III long-range cargo jets, brought in 220,000 LBS of humanitarian aid along with personnel in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, proving to be a vital role in the disaster relief mission. Colonel James Sparrow, Vice Commander of the SAC Heavy Airlift Wing and speaker at Military Airlift 2018, was a key witness of the mission.


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