07 - 09 December, 2020
Hilton Syon Park, London, United Kingdom

DAY ONE | 31 MARCH

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Stuart Evans, Deputy Commander at NATO Allied Air Command (2016-2019)

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Stuart Evans

Deputy Commander
NATO Allied Air Command (2016-2019)

Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Anthony J. Rock, Inspector General U.S. Air Force (2016 –2017) at US Air Force

Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Anthony J. Rock

Inspector General U.S. Air Force (2016 –2017)
US Air Force

8:55 am - 9:00 am FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER WELCOME ADDRESS PROVIDED BY CAE

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9:00 am - 9:30 am TRAINING FOR AIRMEN AND AIRWOMEN OF THE FUTURE

·          UKMFTS: key advantages and challenges
·          Adapting COTS and decomplexifying the flight training pipeline
·          Evaluating challenges associated with elementary, multi-engine and rotary wing training
·          Introducing new aircraft into the FT system to meet the growing front-line needs
·          Assessing the pilot shortage and transforming the training system to increase pilot production levels
·          Retaining front-line pilots and mitigating the outflow of experienced fighter pilots from the Front Line to feed flying training system
Air Commodore Jamie H Hunter, Director Flying Training No 22 Group at Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Jamie H Hunter

Director Flying Training No 22 Group
Royal Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER INDUSTRY BRIEFING PROVIDED BY CAE

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10:00 am - 10:30 am NAVAL AVIATION MISSION READINESS FOR MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

·          Ensuring mission capable rates across the aircraft fleet
·          Assessing investment into operational readiness of 4th and 5th strike fighter aircraft
·          The Flying Hour Programme: ensuring availability of live training hours to accelerate pipeline progression
·          Training for multi-domain operations in the future, digitized battlespace
Rear Admiral Dan ‘Dozer’ Dwyer, Chief of Naval Air Training at US Navy

Rear Admiral Dan ‘Dozer’ Dwyer

Chief of Naval Air Training
US Navy

10:30 am - 11:15 am HEADS OF TRAINING PANEL DISCUSSION: TACKLING THE PILOT SHORTAGE

·          Depleting manpower is exacerbating the pilot shortage gap and deteriorating readiness levels. How can air forces improve recruitment and retention to alleviate this increasing gap? How can air forces best attract new cadres?
·          The pilot shortage is coupled with a shortage of experienced pilot instructors. Is outsourcing training a feasible solution? How can air forces increase ‘pooling and sharing’ of resources and improve multinational training exercises?
·          How can air forces accelerate the pilot training pipeline without compromising the quality of training? What solutions should air forces incorporate to increase the availability of live training hours? 

11:15 am - 11:45 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45 am - 12:15 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHTS LOCKHEED MARTIN


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm FAF VISION FOR CREATING AN INTEGRATED TRAINING ENVIRONMENT

·          Reducing the gap to combat readiness: condensing training duration and enabling greater autonomy
·          Preserving the pool of applicants joining the FAF without softening the attrition rate
·          Taking advantage of LVC capability and computer-based training systems
·          Creating a fully connected simulation environment
·          Incorporating VR/AR technology for faster pipeline progression 
Lieutenant Colonel Matthieu Parvéry, Deputy Commander Flying Schools at French Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Matthieu Parvéry

Deputy Commander Flying Schools
French Air Force

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm OPTIMISED TRAINING FOR A SMALLER AIR FORCE

·          Evaluating industry engagement and outsourcing training as a cost-effective measure
·          Enhancing synthetic training at the Tactical Simulation Centre (TSC) to prepare Airmen for the high intensity threat
·          Outsourcing live and synthetic training 
·          Tailoring and accelerating the training syllabus to enable personnel to reach full operational status earlier in their careers
·          Rejuvenating people and enhancing proficiency to stabilize Air Force manpower
Lieutenant Colonel Michal Kudyn, Commander 213rd Training Squadron at Czech Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Michal Kudyn

Commander 213rd Training Squadron
Czech Air Force

·          Outlining the replacement of the obsolete fleet of MiG 29s
·          Reforming pilot and ground personnel training and airfield infrastructure development in anticipation of 4th generation aircraft
·          Addressing the acquisition of UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters and emerging training requirements
·          Examining lessons learned from Exercise Atlas Common Challenger 2.0
·          Evaluating future capability development and engagement in multinational training exercises

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm INNOVATING THE PILOT TRAINNG PIPELINE

·          Assessing experimentation and cooperation with the USAF on PTN
·          Reducing timeframe to produce pilots and refocusing on the human performance element
·          Condensing the gap between elementary and operational conversion training for fast jet and rotary-wing
·          Retaining readiness for the full spectrum of operations in an increasingly information-dominated battlespace 
Group Captain A R Franklin, Commandant, Central Flying School at Royal Air Force

Group Captain A R Franklin

Commandant, Central Flying School
Royal Air Force

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: A SWISS PERSPECTIVE

·          SPHAIR: enhancing candidate screening and enabling simplified application
·          Adapting recruitment strategies and employing social media to increase volume of candidates
·          Transforming the training syllabus for future generations and operational needs
·          Ensuring seamless transition from PC7 via PC21 to modern fighters
·          Assessing the challenge of recruiting and training for an information-dominated combat area
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Pfiffner, Head of Pilot Selection and Basic Training at Swiss Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Pfiffner

Head of Pilot Selection and Basic Training
Swiss Air Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm RESHAPING TRAINING: PLANNED ACQUISITION AND MODERNISATION

·          Outlining the anticipated procurement of basic and heavier turboprop aircraft jets for elementary and advanced training
·          Mitigating the instructor pilot shortage by outsourcing training and engaging in multinational exercises
·          Pooling and sharing resources to close the capability gap
·          Identifying emerging requirements in enhanced synthetic training 
Major Michael Rosenquist, Head of Flight Safety & MFTS Project Manager at Swedish Air Force

Major Michael Rosenquist

Head of Flight Safety & MFTS Project Manager
Swedish Air Force

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm ENHANCING VIRTUAL AND SIMULATED ROTARY-WING TRAINING AT INTERNATIONAL HELICOPTER TRAINING CENTER GERMANY

·          Networking simulation services and testing environments
·          Requirements for future simulation systems
·          How to use simulation network across the armed forces
Brigadier General Ulrich Ott, Commander International Helicopter Training Center at German Army

Brigadier General Ulrich Ott

Commander International Helicopter Training Center
German Army

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ROTARY-WING TRAINING FOR MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

·          The future battlespace will be characterised by a myriad of multi-domain threats. How should rotary-wing operators be trained to effectively deliver combat airpower in multi-domain operations?
·          Should air forces augment synthetic training to emulate the higher intensity threat? How should the training syllabus evolve to feature more innovative, interactive learning experiences?
·          What trainer aircraft will support effective multi-domain helicopter training? How can air forces provide enhanced situational awareness and reduce pilot workload?

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMENS' CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY KF AEROSPACE

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MILITARY DINNER SPONSORED BY CAE

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