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Refuelling Capabilities to be a Key Focus at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2019

10/30/2019

SMI Reports: The 20th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 3rd – 4th December and will feature key presentations on the importance of efficient Air-to-Air Refuelling capabilities. Air-to-Air Refuelling practices extend flight time capabilities to maximise strike time and help to enable rapid and flexible deployment of troops and materials. As Air-to-Air Refuelling is crucial to all Air Forces, Military Airlift and Air-to-Air refuelling conference will highlight the latest developments in the field.

 

 

The final early bird savings of £100 expires on October 31st.  Interested parties are encouraged to secure their spot at  www.military-airlift.com.

 

 

 

 

This year’s programme will feature presentations from military and industry leaders from across the globe.  These presentations will address progress, challenges and technology in the field of Air-to-Air Refuelling, in addition to the future of the practice. 

 

 

 

 

Key presentations at this year’s conference include:

 

 

EXTENDING REACHING AND DETERRENCE THROUGH UNRIVALLED AIR REFUELLING ACROSS EUROPE AND AFRICA

  • Integrating the 100th ARW’s KC-135 fleet with the resources of allied partners to provide extended reach within the European theatre
  • Extending reach: providing deterrent value through the high readiness status of the wing – MRO considerations
  • Providing on-demand AAR capabilities for US Air Forces in Europe: the bloody 100th as a key enabler
  • What lessons the wing can implement moving forward to maintain operational effectiveness

Colonel Troy Pananon, Wing Commander, 100 Air Refuelling Wing, US Air Force

 

 

THE FUTURE OF MILITARY AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING

  • An introduction to the AFLCMC – our role and key stakeholders
  • The KC-135 stratotanker – multi mission responsibilities for AAR and airlift
  • Foreign military sales of legacy tankers within the alliance
  • KC-135 replacement: current timelines in competitions & tenders to provide future AAR capability
  • Concluding thoughts – what we can learn from legacy FMS and future programme development

Ms Michelle Toma, Section Chief, KC-135 International Acquisitions, AFLCMC, US Air Force

 

 

THE SPANISH APPROACH TO MILITARY AIRLIFT

  • Current capabilities in air logistics and AAR – strategic, tactical and operational resources
  • Transition from the C-130 to the A400M: technology, infrastructure and training challenges to be overcome
  • FOC for the A400M: lessons learned and partnerships with other European operators
  • Integration and innovation within a European framework: reducing costs and enabling knowledge and asset exchange

Colonel Melecio Hernandez Quinones, Ala 31 Commander, Spanish Air Force

 

 

AAR AS A FORCE MULTIPLIER IN SUPPORT OF LOGISTICS

  • AAR as a force enabler and multiplier via temporal extension of air capabilities
  • Work within existing airlift frameworks and future priorities for capability development
  • Requirements for a flexible airlift and tanking capability of the future
  • Utilising AAR to minimise logistical footprints on the ground

Mr Joao Alexandre Paulo De Morais, Manager, Projects and Logistics, Westlake Corporation

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL ACCESS TO MILITARY AIRLIFT AND AAR CAPABILITIES 

  • Outsourcing airlift and AAR services to alleviate current shortfalls
  • Military led and Industry powered solutions as new scheme
  • Why innovative funding solutions are a serious option for Air Forces
  • Learn from the past to shape better industrial solutions

Mr Malcolm Sandford, Senior Vice President, SkyTech
 

 

 

The conference will offer networking opportunities at a pre-conference drinks reception on 2 December.  Additionally, a site visit to Montijo Air Base will be hosted by the Portuguese Air Force on 5th December. 

 

 

Visit the event website at www.military-airlift.com to view the full event programme. 

 

 

Lead Sponsor: Embraer Defense & Security 
Gold Sponsors: 
Airbus, Boeing Global Services, SkyTech
Sponsors: AJW Group, IrvinGQ Ltd, JBT®, Jetex Mission Planning, Leonardo, TLD Group, U.S. Cargo Systems, World Fuel Services

 

 

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, please contact Sadia Malick, on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk.

For delegate enquiries, please contact Jamie Wilkinson on +44 (0) 207 827 6112 or jwilkinson@smi-online.co.uk.

 

 

 

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference

3rd and 4th December 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

 

www.military-airlift.com

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