25 - 27 February, 2020 | LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Conference Day 3

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo, Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command at United States Army

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command
United States Army

9:10 am - 9:40 am THE EMPLOYMENT OF ROTARY WING ASSET BY THE AFGHAN ARMED FORCES TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND STABILITY

 ·         Base construction for rotary assets
·         Operational requirements for the Afghan Helicopter fleet
·         Addressing the need for ongoing training
·         Mi-17 troop-carrying helicopters: the ideal platform for the Afghan forces

9:40 am - 10:10 am THE ROLE OF ROTARY ASSETS IN THE RESPONSE TO THE 2017 NATURAL DISASTER IN PERU: COASTAL PHENOMENOM EL NIÑO

Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea, Chief of Staff at Peruvian Air Force

Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea

Chief of Staff
Peruvian Air Force

10:10 am - 10:40 am EXTENDED LIFE SOLUTIONS

·         OEM pedigree manufacturing support for operators and customers
·         End of life sustainment of complex systems and parts
·         Support for global OEMs on their non-core / legacy products

10:40 am - 11:10 am SPANISH NAVY'S AB-212 UPGRADED: A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:10 pm CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF BULGARIAN AIR FORCE RW ASSETS AND NATIONAL AND NATO RESPONSIBILITIES.

·         RW fleet maintenance and overhaul
·         Increased demands for RW assets /forest firefighting; SAR and MEDEVAC, other service support
·         Capability targets in support of NATO coalition

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm DMAÉ – “DIRECTION DE LA MAINTENANCE AÉRONAUTIQUE”: TRANSFORMING AERONAUTICAL MAINTENANCE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE MILITARY AIRCRAFT AVAILABILITY

·         Creation of the new Aeronautical Maintenance Directorate – why it was set up, what are the objectives
·         How to perform this transformation – contractual, industrial, technical aspects
·         First actions under way
·         Outline of the strategy, way-ahead
·         Focus on innovation and digital transformation

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm FRENCH ARMY AVIATION IN DESERT OPERATIONS

 ·         French Army Aviation current scheme of maneuver in its operations in the desert
·         Desert ops particularities for helicopters and aircrews
·         How the French Army Aviation cope with the problems

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm THE PREDICAMENT OF THE SPANISH AIR FORCE HELICOPTER FLEET AND THE MITIGATING SOLUTIONS ADOPTED

·         The ESP AF helicopter fleet and the effect of the NH-90 deliveries’ delays,
·         The retirement of the Puma helicopters
·         Super Puma accidents

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm THE FRENCH ARMY’S STRATEGIC VISION FOR ROTARY-WING IN A COMPLEX GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

·         France’s current operations in Africa and the use of rotary wing in delivering situational awareness, extraction and rapid response
·         Future acquisition interests to enhance the Army’s global reach
·         Challenges in Europe and Africa for land forces

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm FINNISH OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES: OPERATING IN A NATIONAL DEFENCE CONTEXT

·         Delivery of the UH90s, replacing Mi-8
·         Upgrades to current platforms
·         Training for Little Bird and UH90