Agenda Day 2

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Colonel Freek van der Vaart (Retired), Director, Movement Coordination Center Europe (MCCE)

9:15 AM - 9:45 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

9:45 AM - NaN:NaN AM AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE: A COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF FLEXIBLE AIRLIFT SOLUTIONS

10:15 AM - NaN:NaN 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

10:45 AM - 11:15 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

11:45 AM - 12:15 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

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 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

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR TODAY’S GOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY FLIGHT OPERATIONS

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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM SEARCHING FOR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY WHILST UNDERTAKING A BROAD RANGE OF MISSIONS WITH A SMALL FLEET

Colonel Thomas Thue Hansen, Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg, Royal Danish Air Force
· Delivering efficiency through finding synergies in seemingly diverse operations
· To what extent does the Royal Danish Air Force’s fleet of C-130Js meet the Air Force’s broad range of mission requirements?
· How is the Royal Danish Air Force looking to maintain their small fleet of C-130Js?
Colonel Thomas Thue Hansen (HUA), Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg, RoyalDanish Air Force

Colonel Thomas Thue Hansen

Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg
Royal Danish Air Force

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM HOW THE MOVEMENT COORDINATION CENTRE EUROPE (MCCE) IS HELPING UTILISE SPARE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MEMBER STATES

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
· Examining how the MCCE is addressing a shortfall in strategic airlift capacity through facilitating the use of spare capacity in other member states
· How is the MCCE tackling the bespoke challenges of the member state requests?
· Optimising support systems to maximise joint operational capacity and effectiveness
Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad

Chief of Operations
Movement Coordination Centre Europe

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM WHAT THE SINGLE EUROPEAN SKY (SES) PROGRAMME MEANS FOR OPERATING MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN EUROPE

Gerd Schwiedessen, Project Officer Aviation – Airlift, European Defence Agency
· Why was the Single European Sky programme necessary and how can nations become compliant?
· Evaluating the operational risks and the financial implications of the Single European Sky for military aviation
· How is the European Defence Agency coordinating the views and feedback of the military aviation community?
Gerd Schwiedessen, Project Officer Aviation, Airlift, European Defence Agency

Gerd Schwiedessen

Project Officer Aviation – Airlift
European Defence Agency

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM REDUCING THE EUROPEAN AAR SHORTFALL THROUGH THE MULTI-NATIONAL MRTT FLEET (MMF) PROJECT

Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Project Leader MRTT, 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

Project Leader MRTT
Royal Netherlands Air Force

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM USAF’S PERSPECTIVE ON AIR TO AIR REFUELING CAPACITY IN EUROPEAN SKIES

Colonel Christopher R. Amrhein, 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 Christopher R. Amrhein

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