Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference

November 29-30, 2022- Florence, Italy

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We are delighted to announce the return of the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place on the 29th and 30th November 2022 in Florence, Italy.

Building on our critically acclaimed 2021 edition, the 23rd annual conference remains the preeminent forum for the international air mobility and airlift community - providing critical perspectives from heavy and tactical airlift, rotary wing and AAR industries.

In light of growing operational demands, coupled with recent examples of military support to civilian authorities in the recent COVID-19 epidemic, means that there has never been a more important time to view how armed forces, industry and governments are developing this force multiplier.

Covering key mission areas such as resource pooling and sharing, humanitarian support, AAR technical updates and news from multi-national and national procurement efforts - this comprehensive conference remains the an essential calendar date for those in the airlift and AAR community.

Benefits of Attending

  • Listen to briefings from key allied partners across the strategic and tactical airlift sectors and develop an understanding of programme developments and future requirements
  • Refined focus on the air-to-air refuelling market and how this critical enabler provides mission support
  • Industry presentations from key commercial partners across the domain
  • Learn about key topics within the Military Airlift and AAR community including rotary wing AAR and airlift, resource pooling efforts, humanitarian and disaster relief airlift and rapid response and delivery capability

Plus a post-conference site visit to:

Pisa Air Base
1st December 2022 | 09.00 - 13.00 | Hosted by the Italian Air Force


  • Air Commodore Anthony Lyle, Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General Wolfgang Luttenberger, Commander, Ministry of Defence, Austria
  • Colonel Barrett Golden, Commandant, AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center)
  • Colonel Gioacchino Cassara, Incoming Commander, MCCE
  • Colonel Giuseppe Addessa, Incoming Commander, 46th Air Brigade, Italian Air Force
  • Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Commander Multinational MRTT Unit, Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF)
  • Colonel Luca Mazzini, Incoming Commander, 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
  • Colonel Peder Söderström, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
  • Colonel Sean Finnan, 86th Operations Group Commander, 86th Operations Group, U.S. Air Force
  • Franck Verdierre, Chief of Division , NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Isaiah Oppelaar, Air Mobility Strategist, NATO JAPCC
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow, Business Development, ACT Innovation, NATO ACT
  • Major Ian Shepard, Staff Officer, Airlift Coordination Centre / NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre
  • Major Walter Boris Palumbo, Deputy Chief, NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem
  • Major/Dr Jacopo Frassini, Doctrine Staff Officer, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
  • Matt Kaslik, Boeing International Business Developement, Boeing
  • Simon Johns, Vice President Business Development, Embraer Defence & Security

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Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Lungarno del Tempio 44,
Florence, Italy

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