\"

Agenda Day 2

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency, NATO

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM THE CAPABILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE CZECH AIR FORCE – UNDERTAKING A BROAD RANGE OF MISSIONS WITH A SMALL FLEET AND A WIDE RANGE OF AIRFRAMES

Lieutenant Colonel Radim Ulrych, Chief of the Air Transport Department, Czech Air Force
· Looking at the Czech Air Force’s MFO mission on the Sinai Peninsula
· How does the recently acquired CASA C-295M cope with the airlift requirements of the Czech Military?
· What role does the older L-410 and Yak 40s continue to play in providing airlift?
· What is the Czech Air Force gaining from the newly established Air Transport Training Centre in Zaragoza?
Lieutenant Colonel Radim Ulrych, Chief of the Air Transport Department, Czech Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Radim Ulrych

Chief of the Air Transport Department
Czech Air Force

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE: A COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF FLEXIBLE AIRLIFT SOLUTIONS

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM THE UKRAINIAN AIR FORCE’S TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC AIRLIFT CAPABILITIES, GIVEN ITS SIZEABLE FLEET OF ILYUSHIN IL-76s AND ANTONOV AN-70s

Colonel Vitalii Vorobei, Senior Navigator of Air Command "East", Ukrainian Air Force

Colonel Vitalii Vorobei

Senior Navigator of Air Command "East"
Ukrainian Air Force

9:10 AM - 10:30 AM THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING IN MILITARY AIRLIFT

· Leveraging commercial airlift to meet military logistical requirements
· Outsourcing heavy-outsize-oversized airlift for strategic objectives
· Advantages of Public-Private Relationships in contracted airlift
· Airlift’s role in combatting existing & emerging threats
· SALIS: Contributions & future Use ins support of NATO objectives
Colon Miller, Global Director, Government & Defense Programs, Volga-Dnepr

10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM THE PASSENGER AND CARGO AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP)

Eric Perdison, Chief of Aviation, World Food Programme
· The WFP operates 70 aircraft, 20 ships and 5000 trucks, and in aviation operates both a pure passenger service and cargo services
· Examining what are the airlift and logistics requirements of an organisation that delivers food to 80 million people worldwide every year?
· How does the WFP operate in tough environments such as South Sudan and Syria?
· How does the WFP look to cover the shortfall in commercial capacity
Eric Perdison, Chief of Aviation, World Food Programme

Eric Perdison

Chief of Aviation
World Food Programme

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM AN UPDATE FROM THE NATO SUPPORT AND PROCUREMENT AGENCY

Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NSPA
· How is the NSPA reacting to the need to constantly optimise strategic airlift capability whilst operating in a cost conscious environment?
· Countering the shortfall in strategic airlift through European cooperation
· Exploring the SAC infrastructure programme, how the development of the home base in Pápa, Hungary, and other initiatives will make SAC airlift operations more efficient
Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Dimitrios Petridis

Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office
NSPA

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR TODAY’S GOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Matias Magnasco, Corporate Account Manager, Air Forces Division, JETEX Flight Support

11:40 AM - 1:30 PM THE OPERATIONAL DEMANDS OF THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Movement and Transportation Department, Bundeswehr Logistics Centre
· Understanding the airlift requirements and objectives of the Bundeswehr Logistics Centre in supporting the activities of the German Armed Forces
· How does Germany meet its airlift requirements through using internal capability and working with commercial companies?
· What does the future of Germany’s airlift capabilities look like?
Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Movement and Transportation Department, Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Movement and Transportation Department
Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM REDUCING THE EUROPEAN AAR SHORTFALL THROUGH THE MULTI-NATIONAL MRTT FLEET (MMF) PROJECT

Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Commander Air Base Eindhoven, Royal Netherlands Air Force
· Explaining the current status of the MMF project
· Focus on possibilities of future expansion of the programme
· Showing the challenges of implementing a multi-national MRTT unit
Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Project Leader MRTT, Royal Netherlands Air Force

Colonel Jan der Kinderen

Commander Air Base Eindhoven
Royal Netherlands Air Force

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF HELICOPTER AERIAL REFUELLING AND ITS IMPACT ON NATO MULT-NATIONAL MISSIONS

Colonel Matthew Smith, 352 Special Operations Group Commander, US Air Force
· How does this capability enhance the special force’s operational capacity?
· Looking at NATO and EU multi-missions and the ways by which interoperability can be improved
· To what extent is transferring combat search and rescue (CSAR) to a civilian contractor a viable option?
Colonel Matthew Smith, 352 Special Operations Group Commander, US Air Force

Colonel Matthew Smith

352 Special Operations Group Commander
US Air Force

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM USAF’S PERSPECTIVE ON AIR TO AIR REFUELING CAPACITY IN EUROPEAN SKIES

Colonel Thomas Torkelson, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall, US Air Force
· Examining the operational compatibility of AAR methods used to provide a critical AAR bridge to the Expeditionary Air Force
· What has the USAF learned about joint readiness and interoperability as a result of multi-national operations and exercises?
· What are the future USAF objectives for refueling operations across Europe?
Colonel Thomas Torkelson, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall, US Air Force

Colonel Thomas Torkelson

Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall
US Air Force

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM HOW HAS THE A400M CONTRIBUTED TO THE TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC CAPABILITIES OF THE FRENCH AIR FORCE

· What is the operational feedback from the A400M pilots and operational staff
· How has the French Air Force responded to the needs for retraining and air base improvements
· Are the avionics functioning to meet the requirements of the military forces operating the A400M?

Representative of A400M Programme, Ministére de la Défense, France