SMi Group reports: The £300 Early Bird discount for the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference is available until 28th September.

Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft
Boeing to deliver briefing on KC-46 tanker and its ongoing efforts with Italian Air Force at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference this December.

In recent news: Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for Fourth KC-46A Tanker Production Lot. "The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.” * Source: Boeing, Sept 11, 2018

Following on from this, SMi are thrilled to announce, attendees of Military Airlift and Air-to-Air to Air Refuelling conference will get the chance to will get the chance to meet, network and hear from Gold Sponsors Boeing, when they present:

Overall BGS Overview
KC-46 Overview
Italian Air Force overview
Joint Boeing/ Italian Air Force overview of ongoing efforts.

Presented by: Alexander Sander Schnitger, Director, Europe Israel, International Government Services, Boeing Global Services

Boeing will also be exhibiting at the conference and hosting an evening networking reception day-one at the conference.

But this is just one, of the many exciting presentations to come on the 4th and 5th December, in Rome. Military Airlift AAR 2018 will bring together senior decision makers, to focus on the key aspects challenging and enhancing airlift capabilities.

The programme and registration are available at:

Plus, new for this year: Air-to-Air Refuelling Focus Day 09.00 – 18.00, 3rd December 2018, Rome, Italy. Chaired by Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting.

During the focus day participants will have the opportunity to explore Air-to-Air Refuelling exclusively. Analysing: Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling (A3), interoperability standards among allied nations, feedback from operational experience and appraisals on the next generation of AAR technologies – this forum is set to provide essential updates on this critical force multiplier.

Gold Sponsors: Airbus and Boeing

Sponsors & Exhibitors: IRVINGQ, JBTC, Jetex, Leonardo, SHZ Aviation, TLD Group, Viasat and World Fuel Services

There will be an exclusive exhibition zone, where delegates will get the chance to meet and network with leading system developers. Should you wish to join us as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email:


Military, government and public-sector rates available. For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email:

19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling
Conference: 4th and 5th December 2018
Focus Day: 3rd December 2018
Rome, Italy
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For sponsorship packages contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

For delegate enquiries contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Image: Boeing

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