24 - 26 September, 2019 | Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One - 24 September

8:30 am - 9:30 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis, Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis

Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

 ·          Logistically preparing for the movement of military personnel and equipment in the event of an unpredictable crisis
·          Working on an internationally collaborative basis to ensure military mobility undetermined by geopolitical reach
·          Assessing the necessary airlift capability to meet changing mission demands
SES Leigh E. Method, Deputy Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection at Air Mobility Command

SES Leigh E. Method

Deputy Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
Air Mobility Command

9:30 am - 10:00 am INTEROPERABILITY CHALLENGES ACROSS INDUSTRY, NGOs & NON-TRADITIONAL PARTNERS

·          Responding to organisational change and external pressures such as Brexit and their impact on the mission focus
·          Is evident ‘decentralisation’ set to continue into the mission of the future? How will this effect international relations and the pooling of resources?
·          How can multi-role and multi-mission fleets benefit changing approaches to TTPs?

Wing Commander William Essex, Airborne Operations at Royal Air Force

Wing Commander William Essex

Airborne Operations
Royal Air Force

10:00 am - 10:40 am MASTERING TACTICAL AIRLIFT MODULARITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Sponsors:
Embraer
  • How Operational Requirements Shaped the KC-390
  • Exploiting a 5th Generation Platform
  • Balancing Capability and Modularity


10:40 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am CONSIDERING ANTI-ACCESS/AREA DENIAL CHALLENGES TO PREVENT MISSION DISRUPTION

  • Upholding the efficient management of eleven nations in a multi-national operational base for advanced tactical airlift training in Europe
  • Countering Anti-Access/Area Denial challenges in planning documents to prevent mission disruption
  • The benefits of new technology, the adaption process and compulsory new training programmes to accomplish the airlifter’s mission 
Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martínez, Commander at European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC)

Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martínez

Commander
European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC)

11:40 am - 12:20 pm HOW MILITARY AVIATION CAN BENEFIT FROM COMMERCIAL AVIATION PRACTISES?

Sponsors:
AJW Group
  • Insight into the operational efficiency examples available in the commercial aviation world
  • Supply chain and asset management processes
  • Why military organisations struggle to access and most importantly embrace innovative ideas available in the SME sector


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm MUTUAL COOPERATION BETWEEN MULTINATIONAL ORGANISATIONS IN A CHANGING GEO-ECONOMIC CLIMATE

·          Mediating and promoting cooperation between multinational organisations on a global scale
·          Promoting the long-term benefits of the expanded geographical scope of multinational organisations
·          Analysing the benefits of cooperation to maximise Strategic Lift capacity and increase interoperability among member nations
Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations at Movement Coordination Center Europe (MCCE)

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad

Chief of Operations
Movement Coordination Center Europe (MCCE)

1:00 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm THE PRACTICAL ART OF AIR TRANSPORTATION: AN ACTION PLAN FROM THE SWEDISH AIR FORCE

·          Moving military personnel and equipment in the event of an unpredictable crisis
·          Rethinking training techniques and operational responses based on feedback from MINUSMA
·          Optimising the utilization of airlift assets in the Nordic region: NORTAT (Nordic Tactical Air Transport)
Colonel Malin Persson, 7th Air Base Wing Commander at Swedish Air Force

Colonel Malin Persson

7th Air Base Wing Commander
Swedish Air Force

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR AIRCRAFT WITH HONEYWELL

  • Using technology to advance your operations in the sky
  • Extending the lifecycle of older fleets—going beyond the mandate with upgrade solutions
  • Harnessing the power of the Connected Aircraft to improve mission success


3:30 pm - 4:10 pm TRAINING, TACTICS AND PROCEDURES: THE FACILITATION OF SUCCESSFUL MULTI-NATIONAL MISSIONS

·          Which training, tactics and procedures can create the optimal multi-national collaborative environment
·          Overcoming challenges when combining and merging PAX and Freight across different national rules and diplomatic clearances
·          How to pool and share assets when operating multi-role and multi-mission fleets
Colonel Sébastien Munsch, Deputy Head, Policy and Support Division at European Air Transport Command (EATC)

Colonel Sébastien Munsch

Deputy Head, Policy and Support Division
European Air Transport Command (EATC)

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING IN EUROPE

·          Increasing awareness among potential participants to the MRTT Partnership of NSPA to maximise Military capabilities (AAR – CARGO – MEDEVAC – PAX)
·          How to create an effective system of Air-to-Air Refuelling resources to fulfill European and NATO military ambitions
·          How the replacement of KDC-10s for the A330-MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) will benefit future missions
Colonel Markus Bestgen, Deputy Commander at Multinational MRTT Unit Eindhoven

Colonel Markus Bestgen

Deputy Commander
Multinational MRTT Unit Eindhoven

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm THE STANDARDISATION OF AUTOMATED AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING

·          Analysing technological developments in the switch from ATA to A3R
·          Reflecting on the submitted Concept of Operations (CONOPS) to the NATO Air-to-Air Refuelling Working Group – what has changed since then?
·          Why is standardisation key to this process?
·          Considering the benefits of A3R positions, commands, messaging and contingencies in the current climate
Colonel Timothy West, Acting Director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate at US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL/RQ)

Colonel Timothy West

Acting Director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate
US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL/RQ)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis, Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis

Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

6:10 pm - 6:10 pm END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE