Military Airlift 2010

Rapid Reaction & Tanker OPerations

December 6-7, 2010 - Vienna, Austria

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US$ 623.75

US$ 1,871.25

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SMi proudly presents its 6th annual Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations conference. Taking place in the first week of December and following on from sell-out events in Rome in 2007, Seville in 2008 and Frankfurt in 2009, Military Airlift 2010 will once again bring together an impressive line up of senior military officers, key policy makers, leading aircraft manufacture and airlift charter companies.

This year the conference will feature a special focus on airlift operations ranging from recent humanitarian engagements in Haiti to tactical airlift in Afghanistan. Attend the conference and hear the latest from EU and NATO airlift agencies on their efforts to achieve greater levels of collaboration and cooperation.

Incorporating a tanker theme, the conference will also feature case studies from MRTT and tanker pilots currently active in Afghanistan, as well as an impartial update on the USAF KC-X programme.

Discuss these issues and more with the people you want to meet from the airlift community.

This conference also comes with an opportunity to visit: Papa Air Base - 8th December

On the morning of the 8th December delegates will have the opportunity to visit Papa Air Base, Hungary.

In November 2007 Papa was selected to host 3 NATO C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, now under the operational command of the newly established Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW). Papa Air Base is located close to the Northern edge of the Bakony Hills in Veszprem County, Hungary. Launched in 2009, the HAW is an integral part of the Strategic Airlift Consortium (SAC), created in September 2006 to serve the strategic airlift requirements of members, in addition to fulfilling a support role for a variety of NATO, EU and UN missions.

The Site visit will include lunch, a full interactive tour of the base and any C-17's in the nest, as well as presentations by:

Colonel Miklos Domonkos, Base Commander

  • A short history of Papa Air Base
  • Current activities and status
  • Developments Associated with the SAC programme

Colonel John Zazworsky, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, USAF

  • Heavy Airlift Wing stand up
  • Recent C-17 operations

László Szarvas, Deputy General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency

  • NAMA activities at Papa
  • Infrastructure development at the base

The Site Visit is free to all delegates. Coach transport will be available; numbers are limited.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Assess the latest International and European programme updates; including the A400M, A330M and KC-X
  • Identify the most-up-to-date capabilities 
  • Review the lessons learned from airlift operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Listen to multinational and coalition case studies
  • Interact with distinguished international speakers and attendees
  • Fully understand the role of airlift in humanitarian missions
  • Talk to the people that you want to meet from the airlift community

Hear keynote addresses from:

  • Major General Margaret Woodward, Commander, 17th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, United States Air Force
  • Major General Jochen Both, Commander, European Air Transport Command
  • Brigadier General Bernard Metz, Chief of Staff, Air Force Command, French Air Force
  • Air Chief Brigadier General Wolfgang Katter, Chief of Staff, Austrian Air Force

Our expert speaker line-up also includes:

  • Major General (Ret’d) Thomas Kane, Vice President Defence and Government Programmes, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
  • Colonel Christian Schmidt, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Colonel Nicholas Barsby, Material Flow Project Team Leader, UK MOD
  • Colonel Jennifer Thompson, Chief AMCC, NATO SHAPE
  • Colonel John Zazworsky, Commander, SAC Heavy Airlift Wing, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Bob Dawson (Ret'd), Former Tanker Pilot, USAF, Vice Chairman, Aerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group
  • Wing Commander Simon Edwards, Officer in Command, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  • Wing Commander (Ret’d) Andrew Brookes, Director, The Air League, UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Brad Graff, AMD Commander, US Northern Command 
  • Lieutenant Colonel Claes Parkner, Air Component Command and Requirements, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sperandio M.D., C-130 Medevac Module, Austrian Air Force
  • Major John Lejuste, Airlift Programme Officer, French Armed Forces 
  • Squadron Leader Anil Cherain, Aeromedical Evacuation Control Centre, Royal Air Force
  • Graeme Basson, Deputy Chief, Movement Control Section, United Nations
  • Gunnar Borch, General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency
  • László Szarvas, Deputy General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency
  • Philippe Martou, Deputy Chief of Aviation Service, UN World Food Programme
  • Laurent Donnet, Project Officer for Deployment Issues, European Defence Agency
  • Manfred Siegl, C-130 Procurement Specifications, Austrian Air Force
  • Peter Scoffham, Vice-President Defence Capability Marketing, Airbus Military
  • Tim Butler, Senior Test Pilot, A330M MRTT Flight Test Programme, Airbus Military
  • Maxim Kloushin, Head of Munich Office, Polet Airlines
  • Senior Representative, European Air Transport Command

* Subject to final confirmation

Who should attend?

  • Rapid Response
  • Cargo Air Delivery
  • Air Refuelling 
  • Air Mobility
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Air Expert, Strategy Department
  • Cargo Charter Analyst
  • Systems Engineers
  • Chief, Aviation Unit
  • Project Officer
  • VP Transport & Mission Aircraft
  • Defence Capability Marketing Director
  • Movement Operations
  • Transport and Medical Evacuations

Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations 2010 will be busy and vibrant. With a number of exhibition opportunities, Military Airlift is the perfect platform for companies to showcase their products and services to delegates and speakers. Meet with senior industry suppliers to get ideas and contacts and see how their latest products can enhance your airlift capabilities.

No matter how good the advance literature is, you never know how relevant these events are until you get there. This one was relevant to my interest & very well put together with a high class of presenter. Thanks!

Looking forward to next year!

'A very informative conference'

'This seminar gave a great opportunity to meet a wide range of major acts in the field of air transportation'


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Wagramer Strasse 21
1220 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 260 200
Fax: +43 1 260 20 20

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Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-1115