Humanitarian Airlift and Rapid Response Capabilities to be Discussed at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference.

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SMi Reports: Humanitarian airlift and rapid response capabilities will be discussed at November’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference.

With Hurricane Irma causing devastation in America and the Caribbean, the need for humanitarian airlift and rapid response capabilities have been called into action, and will be a key issue discussed at November’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference.

Taking place in Madrid, Spain, this is the most established and longest running conference on military airlift and air to air refuelling.

It will pool the most senior experts from the military, industry and research to discuss how operations from cargo and troop delivery, to humanitarian response are changing in the face of technological advancements.

Key Military Presenters include:

Day One - 28th November:

- Major General Julián Roldán Martínez, Air Mobility Command Chief, Air Combat Command, Spanish Air Force
- Colonel Andrés Gamboa de la Calleja, Commander of 31st Wing, Air General Command, Spanish Air Force
- Major General Thomas Sharpy, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command
- Colonel Jose Romero, ETAC Commander, European Tactical Airlift Center
- Colonel Franck Verdierre, Director, MCCE
- Colonel Bjørn Gohn-Hellum, Vice Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
- Colonel Eric Renaut, Branch Chief, Resources Support, Logistics Directorate, EU Military Staff
Wiek Noldus, NAM Programme Manager, NATO

Day Two - 29th November:

- Brigadier General Laurent Marboeuf, Commander of Air Transport Brigade, French Air Force
- Colonel Christopher Amrhein, 100th Air Refueling Wing Commander, US Air Forces Europe
- Colonel Elanor Boekholt-O'Sullivan, Commander Airbase Eindhoven, Royal Netherlands Air Force
- Group Captain Elizabeth Purcell, Chief AMCC, NATO SHAPE
- Colonel Andrea Massucci, Deputy Division Head, Policy and Support Division, European Air Transport Command
- Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Markie, AAR SME, JAPCC
- Dion Polman, Project Officer AAR, European Defence Agency

There will also be two networking receptions and an exclusive post-conference complimentary site visit to Airbus Site, Getafe for all attendees. Including an introduction about the site, opportunity for delegates to see the A330 MRTT Conversion Centre, the training centre and the system integration laboratories.

Latest registrants include: US Air Mobility Command, Air Tanker LTD, Airbus Defence and Space, Allied Support Services International Group Inc, Antonov Airlines, ANTONOV Company, Boeing, Cargo Facts, Cobham Mission Equipment, Embraer, EU Military Staff, European Defence Agency, European Tactical Airlift Center, French Air Force, Glasgow Prestwick , Airport, Heavy Airlift Wing, Hi Fly, Italian Air Force, JAPCC, JBTC, Jeppesen, JETEX, Lockheed Martin , Aeronautics Company, Logistikzentrum Der Bundeswehr, MCCE, Meggitt (Sensorex), NATO, Omni Air International, RAF Brize Norton, Recotech, Royal Netherlands Air Force, SHAPE, Skytech Inc, Spanish Air Force, TLD Group, US Air Force Europe, ViaSat Inc., Volga Dnepr, World Fuel Services Europe Limited, and more.

The £100 early bird booking discount expires October 31st. With the event just 5 weeks away, space is extremely limited. Booking(s) can be made online at:

18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
Madrid, Spain
Conference: 28th and 29th November 2017
Site visit: 30th November 2017

Gold Sponsors: Airbus, Boeing

Sponsored by: Airborne Systems, Antonov, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, JBT, Jetex, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Skytech, TLD Group, Viasat Inc., Volga-Dnepr Group & World Fuel Services

To sponsor or exhibit, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0)207 827 6748
For delegate enquires, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0)207 827 6156

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