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

DAY TWO | 1 APRIL

8:00 am - 8:50 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am RETAINING LETHALITY AND READINESS FOR THE FUTURE FIGHT

·          Innovating training at all levels to produce a higher quality pilot more efficiently and at a lower cost
·          Transforming the legacy pilot production enterprise to offset the current pilot deficit and retain advantage agaist strategic threats with advanced warfighting capabilities
·          Incorporating new training methods, emerging technologies, and advanced trainer aircraft to ensure 5th gen fighter readiness
·          Assessing current programs: Pilot Training Next, Squadron Next, Boeing T-7 integration
·          Developing correct OT&E requirements and ensuring that training supports agile and adaptive learning
Major General Patrick J. Doherty, Commander, 19th Air Force at U.S. Air Force

Major General Patrick J. Doherty

Commander, 19th Air Force
U.S. Air Force

·          Enabling a progressive increase in pilot production through effective fleet management and long-term planning with verification of the fulfillment
·          Outlining the first flight training activity of Phase IV
·          Employing advanced management software: the Training Management and Information System (TMIS)
·          Minimizing manual intervention in planning daily activities and optimizing available resources
·          Optimally preparing students to fly the Eurofighter, F-35, F-15, and F-18 by providing live hours on advanced trainers and highly technological simulators
·          Providing an integrated flight training system by combining TMIS with a high-tech Ground Based Training System
Brigadier General Luigi Casali, Head of Training and Standardisation Office, Air Education and Training Command at Italian Air Force

Brigadier General Luigi Casali

Head of Training and Standardisation Office, Air Education and Training Command
Italian Air Force

10:00 am - 10:30 am TRAINING FOR OPERATIONS AGAINST A PEER OPPONENT

·          Operational feedback and lessons learned from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine
·          Training for EW and operations in degraded and denied environments
·          Evaluating the challenge of using air assets from different services/agencies for combat airpower delivery
·          Outlining the CAS requirement at long distances from the location of main forces
·          Ensuring aviation readiness for operations in urban areas
Colonel General Sergii Drozdov (Or General Officer Representing), Commander at Ukraine Air Force

Colonel General Sergii Drozdov (Or General Officer Representing)

Commander
Ukraine Air Force

10:30 am - 11:15 am INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: ENABLING MISSION SUCCESS

·          How can industry best tailor the solution to meet the requirements of the end-user? Can industry ensure training is more flexible?
·          What role does industry play in accelerating the pilot pipeline and increasing pilot production levels?
·          How can industry best support interoperability? What provisions need to be taken to integrate LVC effectively between new and legacy platforms?
·          What role will VR/MR play in future pilot training? Can immersive simulation replace live training?
·          Next generation combat air systems will enter services in 2040. Should the training system undergo a transformation to allow for a seamless transition?  

11:45 am - 12:15 pm MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45 am - 12:15 pm PILOT TRAINING IN PORTUGAL - TAILORED FOR YOUR NEEDS

·          Assessing operational conversion training requirements to produce F-16 pilots
·          Enhancing multinational cooperation to advance lead-in fighter training
·          Evaluating Dassault Alpha Jet retirement and finding solutions to increase availability of live flight training hours  

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm TRANSITION TO THE F-35: DEVELOPING A NEW PILOT TRAINING CONCEPT

·          Outsourcing training to mitigate the advanced jet trainer gap
·          Minimising the attrition rate and pipeline time to increase pilot production
·          Increasing synthetic, virtual, and constructive training
·          Enhancing cooperation with partner nations and industry to close the pilot training capability gap
·          Assessing ways to transform the training syllabus to reach F-35 IOC and enhance training continuity
Colonel Patrick Goossens, Head of Training at Belgian Air Component

Colonel Patrick Goossens

Head of Training
Belgian Air Component

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm HIGH READINESS AND CREDIBLE AIRPOWER PROJECTION IN EASTERN EUROPE

·          Overview of the Harpia programme and plans to procure 5th gen fighter aircraft
·          Overcoming the lack of fast jets/combat experienced pilots among M346
·          Balancing operational and training priorities at f-16 OCU
·          Acquiring the new advanced linked simulation centre to retain readiness for high-intensity conflict
·          Introducing greater complexity during training by including more SCAR/CAS/DT missions;
·          Augmenting Red Air training and cooperation with GBAD units
·          Employing jammers and EW in training to prepare for operations in denied environments 
Confirmed Senior Representative, 4th Air Training Wing at Polish Air Force Inspectorate

Confirmed Senior Representative

4th Air Training Wing
Polish Air Force Inspectorate

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE COMBAT AIR SYSTEM

·          The move to more capable platforms: achieving greater sophistication to meet the training requirements of new/advanced combat aircraft
·          Employing the new AFJ trainer aircraft to cover current and future Air Forces pilot training phases II, III and IV
·          Embedding mission training capability
·          Reducing lifecycle cost through joint procurement and outsourced training activities
·          Advancing integration with FFS of other fleets (mix fleets, EF-AFJ and real-virtual)
·          High connectivity. Integration and training the Command and Control in UAV-AFJ
Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas, Chief of Acquisitions Programme Section at Spanish Ministry of Defence

Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas

Chief of Acquisitions Programme Section
Spanish Ministry of Defence

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PRODUCING TOMORROW'S AIR DOMINANCE WARRIORS

·          Outlining current capability: providing F-22 and 4th gen fighter aircraft academic and simulator training
·          Assessing ways to enhance threat emulation and deliver high-fidelity simulation
·          Evaluating the future of VR/AR and mixed reality for basic training 
Lieutenant Colonel Justin A. Anhalt, Commander, 325th Training Support Squadron at U.S. Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Justin A. Anhalt

Commander, 325th Training Support Squadron
U.S. Air Force

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: INTEGRATING LVC FOR MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

·          LVC and distributed training can ensure the highest quality standard at every stage of pilot training. Does the integration of solutions offer greater flexibility or limits choices?
·          LVC domains are clear and crystallised, however fragmentation and integration remain to be a challenge. How can end-users cooperate with industry to enhance network capability and management?
·          Weapons systems and sensors on platforms are increasing in complexity and placing greater demands on network management. What solutions are required to create flexible and tuneable network configurations? How can we ensure that the training scenario is effects-oriented and robust?
·          What provisions are required to allow effective LVC between new and legacy platforms? How will LVC revolutionise training for multi-domain operations? 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm FUTURE PROCUREMENT: LCA/FLIT PROGRAMME

·          Addressing the light combat aircraft/fighter lead-in trainer requirement to replace aging platforms
·          Training for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, maritime strike and counterinsurgency operations
·          Assessing affordability and ensuring flexibility of the future aircraft fleet
·          Maintaining high readiness to conduct operations in two theatres simultaneously 
Colonel Khairol Muzambi, Director of Operations & Exercises at Royal Malaysian Air Force

Colonel Khairol Muzambi

Director of Operations & Exercises
Royal Malaysian Air Force

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm TRAINING THE FUTURE GENERATION OF PILOTS

·          Reducing attrition rates and shortening training cycles to increase pilot production levels
·          Enhancing multinational training exercises to develop greater interoperability for joint air operations
·          Advancing light attack capability and close air support to face unique regional threats
Confirmed Senior Representative, Representing Chief of the Air Staff at Argentine Air Force

Confirmed Senior Representative

Representing Chief of the Air Staff
Argentine Air Force

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm FORCES GOAL 2030: TRAINING AS THE BACKBONE OF DEVELOPMENT

·          Overview of requirements for the procurement of attack helicopters, multi-role combat fighter aircraft, surface-to-air missile systems
·          Transforming servicing, maintenance, and training to operationalise new platforms
·          Optimising pipeline progression and creating a cost-effective training system
·          Enhancing interoperability through multinational exercises and syllabus standardisation

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm CHAIRMENS' CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY TWO

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY KF AEROSAPCE