Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2018 Conference

December 3-5, 2018 - Rome, Italy

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US$ 623.75

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The 19th annual Military Airlift and Air-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition will return to Rome on the 4th and 5th December 2018, with a brand-new pre-conference focus day on Air-Air Refuelling on the 3rd December 2018.

With the airlift sector in constant development, there are more than 800 new platforms set to be delivered at a combined value over $65 billion in the next 10 years. The need to transport troops, cargo, medical supplies, vehicles and other mission critical equipment remains fundamental to any defence force that aims to deploy globally. The importance of ready rapid response to ensure these forces can be mobilised and moved quickly is crucial for any expeditionary operation.

Sustaining and maintaining this air mobility feeds into the second aspect of this important event. Air-to-Air refuelling remains vital to deliver extended flight time for both transport and strike components of an air force and without which extended aerial deployments would simply not be possible.

Key Focuses include:

  • Forward basing and expeditionary operations
  • International operability
  • Training
  • Airlift platform acquisition
  • Air-air refuelling
  • Medevac
  • Pooling and sharing
  • Tactical, humanitarian and strategic airlift
  • Ground Support equipment


  • Brigadier General William Knight, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center*
  • Colonel Eric Herbaut, Director, MCCE
  • Colonel James Sparrow, Vice Commander of the Strategic Airlift Capability, Heavy Airlift Wing
  • Colonel Luca Tonello, Chief OPS & Training, Italian Air Force
  • Dr Emilio Tunon-Nieto, Deputy Director of Life Cycle Management , NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Group Captain David Akrong, Acting Chief, Continental Movement Coordination Centre
  • Group Captain Philip Arnold, Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ No. 38 Group, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alexander von Lengriesser, Deputy to Commander, ETAC - European Tactical Airlift Centre
  • Lieutenant Colonel Diane Baldasaro, Commanding Officer 437 Transport Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eric Koessler, Chief of Fixed Wing Branch, Air Mobility Brigade, French Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Hans Skovmose, Head of Operations, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Tagliata, Logistic and Support Branch Head , EU Training Mission Somalia
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sten Arve, Head of Quality Assurance of Training and Education, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Lieutentant Colonel Dean Rood, Senior Staff Officer, Air Mobility, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Major General (Select) Laurent Marboeuf, Commander, European Air Transport Command
  • Mr Alexander Sander Schnitger, Director, Europe Israel, International Government Services, Boeing Global Services
  • Mr Colin Sage, Business Development Lead, Viasat
  • Mr Denys Saltanov, Head of WFP Aviation Quality Assurance Unit, World Food Programme
  • Mr Eduardo Munhos de Campos, VP International Sales, Leonardo
  • Mr James Robertson, Principal Engineer, IrvinGQ
  • Mr Jose-Luis De Miguel, Head of Product Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting
  • Mr Matias Magnasco, Corporate Account Manager , JETEX
  • Mr Phil Chacon, Business Development Lead, ViaSat
  • Mr Scott B Gwilliam, Global Business Manager, JASE, JBTC
  • Mr Simon Johns, Vice President Sales, Europe & North Africa, Embraer Defence & Security
  • Mrs Sadia Malick, Director, SMi Group Ltd

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica, 415, 00165
Rome, Italy


Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome, Italy
Military Airlift and Air-Air Refuelling
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18951