IMPORTANT: There has been a change in travel guidelines for those entering the United Kingdom, as of 0400 on the 30th November 2021

What you must do if you arrive in England after 4am 30 November


If you are fully vaccinated and arrive in England after 4am Tuesday 30 November, you:
• must self-isolate
• take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after you arrive (lateral flow tests will not be accepted)
• can leave self-isolation if your PCR test result is negative
Full Details are available on what is required and how to find a PCR Test provider are located in the links below



More information on the UK Government travel guidance can be found on the government website

If you are unable to travel due to these restrictions and therefore you cannot attend the event physically we can offer you a virtual option to join the event. Details of which will be sent to delegates at 4:00PM (GMT) on Monday 29th November via follow up email.

For SAE Media Group Covid Policy please click here

The SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the 2021 Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place in London on the 30th November and 1st December,

Building on our critically acclaimed 2020 edition, the 22nd 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.


  • Strong host nation support from the RAF's Air Mobility Force and RAF Brize Norton
  • 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 including Embraer, Airbus and AJW
  • 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

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Conference programme

Pre Conference Networking Reception

Pre-Conference Networking Reception (19:15-20:45, 29th November)

Pre-Conference Networking Reception (19:15-20:45, 29th November) , Hosted by , Airbus

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:45 SMi Group Welcome Address

Mrs Sadia Malick-Jones

Mrs Sadia Malick-Jones, Director, SMi Group Ltd

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Laurent Donnet

Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
View Bio

9:00 RAF Air Mobility – A Global Force Enabler

  • Air mobility at the centre of air power: moving ground forces across theatres of operation to respond to security and humanitarian challenges
  • Air-to-Air refuelling as a force multiplier for air assets – feedback from operation deployment of the Voyager in AAR operations
  • Joint and combined air mobility: how No 2 Group has enhanced collaboration with allies to deliver future capability


  • Air Commodore David Manning

    Air Commodore David Manning, Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force
    View Bio

    9:30 Air Mobility Command: Providing Global Air Mobility

  • Priorities for Air Mobility Command: develop the force and advance warfighting capabilities to maximize full-spectrum readiness and generate the credible capacity required to project the Joint Force and ensure strategic deterrence
  • Global effects and overview of air mobility operational wings
  • Developing Multi-Capable Airmen and Digitally-Adept Airmen for future operations
  • Fuelling the fight: AAR capabilities enabled by AMC
  • Feedback from Mobility Guardian 2021 and COVID-19 operations
  • Colonel Jeffrey T. Menasco

    Colonel Jeffrey T. Menasco, Deputy Director of OT&E, Directorate of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

    10:00 Airlift for the 21st Century

    Mr Simon Johns

    Mr Simon Johns, Vice President Business Development & Sales, Europe & North Africa, Embraer
    View Bio

  • Delivering a Mission Relevant 21st Century Airlifter
  • How Maintenance Design delivers modern, affordable, low risk solutions with high availability rates
  • Exploiting modularity
  • How to achieve more operational effect with fewer platforms
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Airlift Capability for the Next Decade in the Portuguese Air Force (PRTAF): Challenges and Opportunities

    Major General Pedro Alexandre  E. Salvada

    Major General Pedro Alexandre E. Salvada, Director, Weapon Systems and Maintenance Directorate, Portuguese Air Force
    View Bio

  • The versatile capability of the C-295M
  • The Modernized C-130H – expected role for the future
  • KC-390: from Initial to Final Operational Capability – shaping the future of airlift in PRTAF
  • 11:30 Airbus Military Aircraft - Continuous Developments Despite the Covid Crisis

    Mr Didier Vernet

    Mr Didier Vernet, Military Affairs, Airbus Defence and Space
    View Bio

  • Operations - new customers - aircraft developments
  • C295 – A400M – A330 MRTT
  • 12:00 The Airlift Coordination Centre: Harmonising National Capabilities

  • Who and what is the ALCC?
  • What lessons have been learned from ALCC operations?
  • Coordinating national assets to ensure rapid and effective multinational airlift capabilities
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Bryce Dibble

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Bryce Dibble, Chief, Airlift Coordination Center, NATO DACCC
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Phillip A. Summers

    Lieutenant Colonel Phillip A. Summers, Plans Staff Officer, Airlift Coordination Center, NATO DACCC
    View Bio

    12:30 Increased Mission Scope and Improved Mission Success with Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity

    Mr Paul Page

    Mr Paul Page, Technical Sales Director, Honeywell Aerospace
    View Bio

  • The need for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity in military environments
  • Challenges in today’s operations
  • Use cases for connectivity – Airlift mission focused
  • Honeywell Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity solutions – value proposition
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 14th Wing: Airlift and AAR Capabilities

    Colonel Federico Merola

    Colonel Federico Merola, Commander, 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
    View Bio

  • Covid-19 game changer
  • Redeployment from Afghanistan
  • KC-767A AAR activity
  • AAR update
  • Certifications
  • 14:30 Flexible and Customizable Customer Support – It’s All About the End Result

    Ms Indra Duivenvoorde

    Ms Indra Duivenvoorde, Director, Europe & Israel, Boeing Global Services and Support
    View Bio

  • Benefits of PBL Support Programs
  • Emerging Boeing Tools to Optimize Fleet Performance
  • KC-46A Program Update
  • 15:00 Reinforcing Participation and Coordination in Air Transport and AAR Operations to Maximise Joint Support Capabilities for Air Missions (Virtual)

    Group Captain Stuart Gregory

    Group Captain Stuart Gregory, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    View Bio

  • What is the MCCE?
  • What expertise does the MCCE provide?
  • ATARES Mechanism: facilitating mutual support through the exchange of services
  • Future challenges for the MCCE and participating nations
  • 15:30 Fueling More Fight through Innovative Operational Energy Solutions

    Mr Roberto Guerrero

    Mr Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy (SES), U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

  • An introduction to USAF Operational Energy and its role
  • Enhancing combat capability and mitigating operational risk to the warfighter through energy informed solutions with a high return-on-investment
  • Advancing operational energy initiatives including: innovative planning software, aircraft drag and weight reduction technologies, advanced propulsion, aircraft engine sustainment, and wargaming
  • Creating an energy optimised air force and key timelines
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Fleet Update (Virtual)

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen

    Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Commander Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU), Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF)
    View Bio

  • MMF mission: provide global and reliant AAR, airlift and aeromedical evacuation capability
  • Vision for full operating capability by 2024 and IOC by 2021 – key timelines for delivery
  • Training of personnel: ADS training facilities in Seville and Getafe
  • Overcoming the challenges faced by COVID-19, particularly in training of new recruits
  • Update on MMF capabilities and rapid build-up of personnel and aircraft
  • 17:15 Developing Multinational Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Capabilities to Support NATO Allies (Virtual)

    Mr Donald Turnbull

    Mr Donald Turnbull, Deputy Head of Aerospace Capabilities, International Staff – Defence Investment, NATO HQ
    View Bio

  • Meeting the military airlift demands of NATO allies
  • NATO AAR Capability Development
  • Plans and priorities to enhance NATO airlift and AAR capabilities
  • 17:45 Industry Panel Debate: Supporting Military Operators for Airlift and AAR Operations

  • Where can industry support military operators in their deployment in strategic lift?
  • How can commercial operators can provide greater flexibility for military forces?
  • What can industry-military collaboration enable for strategic and tactical airlift?


  • Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
    View Bio

    Mr Dominic Lyons

    Mr Dominic Lyons, Sales & Marketing Lead – Fixed Wing, Boeing Defence
    View Bio

    Mr Tony Toner

    Mr Tony Toner, KAM Air and Exports, Airbus Defence and Space

    Mr Simon Johns

    Mr Simon Johns, Vice President Business Development & Sales, Europe & North Africa, Embraer
    View Bio

    Mr Juan Bethancourt

    Mr Juan Bethancourt, Customer Business Manager, Honeywell

    18:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
    View Bio

    18:20 Post Conference Networking Reception Sponsored By Embraer

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
    View Bio

    9:00 RAF Brize Norton: Supporting and Enhancing the RAF's Strategic and Tactical Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling Capabilities

    Group Captain Simon Blackwell

    Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing/DDH, RAF Brize Norton
    View Bio

  • Commander Air Wing: role and responsibilities
  • Overview of Brize Norton’s air transport platforms: C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III and the A400M Atlas
  • Utilising the A330 MRTT Voyager to enhance air-to-air refuelling capabilities and extend operational reach
  • Future plans and the path ahead for RAF Brize Norton and its members
  • 9:30 French Air Mobility Command: Providing Strategic Flexibility

  • Reactivity and adaptability – strategic assets within the French Air Force inventory and operational feedback
  • A400M and C130 modernisation – bridging tactical capability gaps
  • Operation Resilience – French Air Force support to civilian authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Brigadier General Fabrice Feola

    Brigadier General Fabrice Feola, Commander, Airlift and Helicopter Brigade, French Air and Space Force
    View Bio

    10:00 Mind the Gap, Lessons in Sustainment

    Mr Dan Gray

    Mr Dan Gray, Head of Defence Business, AJW Group

  • Challenges that defence customers face in sustaining aircraft
  • Why, what those challenges look like from the civilian perspective and ideas for both sides to make the efficiencies that civilian organisations can offer fit the defence context.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Development of Italian Airlift and AAR Capability to Overcome Modern Challenges

  • Update on recent procurement and upgrades of Italian Airlift and AAR platforms
  • Appraising the C-27J and C-130 as a means to provide flexible tactical capability
  • Domestic support within the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Guidelines for the future: benefiting from greater training and standardisation
  • Brigadier General Alessandro De Lorenzo

    Brigadier General Alessandro De Lorenzo , Commander, 46th Air Brigade, Italian Air Force
    View Bio

    11:30 C-27J Spartan: Beyond the Tactical Airlifter

    Mr Stefano Porreca

    Mr Stefano Porreca, Aircraft Division, Sales Engineering, Leonardo
    View Bio

  • The new C-27J Spartan configuration
  • Basic airlifting capabilities
  • The C-27J as a dual use asset
  • An ideal platform for Special Missions
  • 12:00 86th Airlift Wing: Building Airmen, Projecting Power, and Supporting Partners

    Colonel Sean Finnan

    Colonel Sean Finnan, Commander, 86th Operations Group, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

  • The importance of the 86 AW as U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s largest wing
  • Overview of 86th Airlift Wing organization
  • Demonstrating robust capability to conduct JRSOI of supporting forces
  • Strengthening relations with joint and allied partners to optimize interoperability
  • 12:30 European Air Transport Command: Key Perspectives (Virtual)

  • Overview of the EATC’s role as the major air mobility force provider in Europe with large and flexible operational options for air transport, medical evacuation and air-to-air refuelling
  • Update on the transformation of the EATC’s current fleet to include A400-M, C130J, and A330 MRRT platforms
  • Generating a common tactical operating procedure
  • ATARES: a framework for pooling and sharing organisation
  • Major General Andreas Schick

    Major General Andreas Schick, Commander, European Air Transport Command (EATC)
    View Bio

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Extending Operational Reach Through Enhanced Air-to-Air Refuelling Capabilities

  • Extending reach through projected airpower in the European and African areas of responsibility as the USAFE’s only tanker unit
  • Overview of the KC-135 Stratotanker and its role in supporting USAFE operations
  • Forging partnerships and developing interoperability
  • Aerial refuelling to support rapid deployment and aeromedical evacuation
  • Colonel Gene A. Jacobus

    Colonel Gene A. Jacobus, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

    14:30 Integration of the C-390 into the Brazilian Air Force to Enhance Military Airlift Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Luiz Fernando Rezende Ferraz

    Lieutenant Colonel Luiz Fernando Rezende Ferraz, Wing 2 Chief of Staff, Brazilian Air Force
    View Bio

  • Strategic aims and ambitions of the Brazilian AF: prototyping and procuring the KC-90 to meet regional requirements
  • Tactical and strategic lift requirements within the Brazilian AOR
  • Enabling strategic reach through the C-390 air-to-air refuelling capabilities
  • The strategic importance of effective airlift capabilities for the BAF during the COVID-19 crisis
  • 15:00 XXIV Squadron: Training the RAF's Air Mobility Force Aircrew and Engineers

    Wing Commander Andy McIntyre

    Wing Commander Andy McIntyre, Officer Commanding XXIV Squadron, Royal Air Force
    View Bio

  • Introduction to XXIV Squadron
  • Training under COVID
  • The future – delivering a tactical capability for UK A400M
  • 15:30 Military Panel Debate: Lifting Together – Cooperation in Air Mobility Operations to Guarantee Access

  • Multinational programmes as a force multiplier: together to become stronger and smarter
  • Growing together: integration to become more efficient and effective
  • How small and medium size nations can access a capability by joining efforts
  • Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
    View Bio

    Colonel Jeffrey T. Menasco

    Colonel Jeffrey T. Menasco, Deputy Director of OT&E, Directorate of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Tormalm

    Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Tormalm, C-17 Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    View Bio

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Preparing Future Airlift Personnel Through the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Centre (Virtual)

  • Mission: Increasing the war fighting effectiveness and survivability of Mobility Forces
  • Overview of AATTC capabilities to train the next generation of airlift personnel
  • Overcoming the huge challenges posed by COVID-19 and the path to return to normal


  • Colonel Barrett Golden

    Colonel Barrett Golden, Commandant, AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center)
    View Bio

    17:00 Coordinating Civil-Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mr Philippe Martou

    Mr Philippe Martou, Director Aviation Services - SCOA, United Nations World Food Programme
    View Bio

  • Impact of the pandemic on global aviation (passengers and cargo)
  • Setting-up a Global Aviation Response to the Pandemic (Passenger, cargo and COVID-19 Medevac)
  • Cooperation and coordination with the military
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 response – how can we be better prepared in the future?
  • 17:30 The Role of the Heavy Airlift Wing in Conducting COVID-19-Relief Emergency Response Missions

    Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Tormalm

    Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Tormalm, C-17 Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    View Bio

  • Overview of the HAW structure, its mission, and the C-17 Globemaster platform
  • HAW role in COVID-19-relief Emergency Response Missions
  • The importance of maintaining effective multinational collaboration for rapid delivery
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, AviDonn Consulting
    View Bio


    Air Mobility Force Commander
    Royal Air Force
    Commander, 46th Air Brigade
    Italian Air Force
    Commander, Airlift and Helicopter Brigade
    French Air and Space Force
    AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center)
    Commander, 14th Wing
    Italian Air Force
    Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing
    U.S. Air Force
    Deputy Director of OT&E, Directorate of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Air Mobility Command
    U.S. Air Force
    Commander Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU)
    Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF)
    86th Operations Group, U.S. Air Force
    Commander Air Wing/DDH
    RAF Brize Norton
    Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Wing 2 Chief of Staff
    Brazilian Air Force
    Chief, Airlift Coordination Center
    C-17 Squadron Commander
    Heavy Airlift Wing
    Plans Staff Officer, Airlift Coordination Center
    European Air Transport Command (EATC)
    Director, Weapon Systems and Maintenance Directorate
    Portuguese Air Force
    Head of Defence Business
    AJW Group
    Military Affairs
    Airbus Defence and Space
    Sales & Marketing Lead – Fixed Wing
    Boeing Defence
    Deputy Head of Aerospace Capabilities, International Staff – Defence Investment
    Customer Business Manager
    Managing Director
    AviDonn Consulting
    Technical Sales Director
    Honeywell Aerospace
    Director Aviation Services - SCOA
    United Nations World Food Programme
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy (SES)
    U.S. Air Force
    Vice President Business Development & Sales, Europe & North Africa
    Aircraft Division, Sales Engineering
    KAM Air and Exports
    Airbus Defence and Space
    SMi Group Ltd
    Director, Europe & Israel
    Boeing Global Services and Support
    Officer Commanding XXIV Squadron
    Royal Air Force

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Preliminary Attendee List (As of 09.11.21)


    Chair Letter Invite


    Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2021 Brochure


    Past Attendee List


    Speaker Line-up and Biographies


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

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    Military Aircraft pioneers the full range of integrated air power solutions. Together, the A400M, C295, A330 MRTT and Eurofighter Typhoon make up a world-class product range operated by customers worldwide. By leveraging Airbus’ best-in-class design, development, production, integration and service capabilities, customers benefit from end-to-end lifecycle solutions supporting sovereign, mission-ready air power solutions.

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    Leveraging the design and integrated support of commercial and military aircraft, trainers and unmanned aerial vehicles, Leonardo has developed mission-specific aircraft. The C27J is the most flexible, robust and reliable tactical transport aircraft on the market. Designed to support a variety of missions such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and tactical transport and built to operate from short unpaved runways in the harshest environments. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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