SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the 18th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition, which convenes in Madrid on the 28th-29th November 2017.

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling represents one of the most important components for Air Forces worldwide, underlined by substantial annual investments made by  Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces and Defence Industries.

This year's conference will focus on supporting current and future developments by allowing information exchange, networking and new business opportunities.

Keynote presentations and panel discussion will lead the way  and at the same time the conference will offer multiple opportunities to meet and exchange ideas and future projects making this event a truly unique occasion.


  • Meet the decision makers of the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling community
  • Hear the latest updates from the most senior military leaders worldwide
  • Gain unique insight information regarding the current and future projects of Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
  • Network and create business opportunities with key market solution providers 

ACO Shape; Administration of the State Border Guard Service; Air Combat Command; Air Mobility Force Headquarters, Royal Air Force; Air Warfare Centre; Airbus; Airbus Defence and Space; AirTanker Services Ltd; Antonov Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex; Antonov Airlines; ANTONOV Company; Aviation Week; B A E Systems Regional Aircraft B1-280C; BAE Systems; Boeing Global Services and Support; Cobham Mission Equipment; EDA; EEAS, Belgium; EU Military Staff; European Air Transport Command (EATC); European Commission; FALKO; Flightglobal; French Air Force; GB Consulting bvba; German Air Force; Heavy Airlift Wing; Heavy Airlift Wing Papa Hungary; Institute for Defense Analyses; Italian Air Force; Italian Air Force Staff; JBTC; Jeppesen ; KBR; Kelvin Connect; KIDA; Kommando Luftwaffe; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Forth Worth; Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group; MCCE; Mediterranean Technologies; Ministry of Defence Austria; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; National Aircargo; NATO SHAPE; Occar; Omni Air International; Recotech; RUAG Aviation; Ruslan International; Ruslan SALIS GmbH; Spanish Air Force; Teledyne Controls; Thales Land and Joint Systems; TLD AMERICA; TLD Group; Tronosjet Maintenance; UK MoD; United Nations-UN; US AFRICOM; US Air Force Europe; US Transportation Command; ViaSat ; ViaSat, Inc.; Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo; Volga-Dnepr UK; World Fuel Services Europe Limited;

46th Air Brigade - Pisa; Adagold Aviation Pty Ltd; Air Tanker LTD; Airbus Defence & Space - Military Aircraft; Airbus Defence and Space; Airline Management AS; Antonov Company; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing; Boeing international Corporation; Cobham PLC; EATC; Embraer; EU Military Staff; European Air Transport Command ; European Defence Agency; Europrop International; FALKO; Glasgow Prestwick Airport; Heavy Airlift Wing; ILIAS Solutions; Institute for Defense Analyses; Italian Air Force; JBTC; Jeppesen ; JETEX; JETEX US; KH Inc; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Forth Worth; Lufthansa Technik AG; Marshall Aerospace Defence; MCCE; NATO; NATO Airlift Management Agency ; Nato TIDE Sprint; Northstar; Omni Air International; Omni Air International [ O Y] (O A E); RAF; RAF Brize Norton; Rockwell Collins; Royal Air Force; Royal Norwegian Air Force; Royal Saudi Air Force; SHAPE; Skytech Inc; The Boeing Company; TLD America; TLD Group; UK MOD; United Aviation Services; US AFRICOM; US Air Force Europe; US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM); Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo; Volga-Dnepr Airlines; Volga-Dnepr U K Ltd; World Food Programme; World Fuel Services Europe Limited;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Laurent Donnet

Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting

8:45 HOST NATION ADDRESS: The Spanish Approach to Airlift Capabilities

  • Recent updates on the transfer from the C-130 to the A-400M
  • Incorporating tanking capabilities into the new aircraft
  • Streamlining airlift training and standards to operate effectively in a joint air mobility environment
  • Major General Julián Roldán Martínez

    Major General Julián Roldán Martínez, Air Mobility Command Chief, Air Combat Command, Spanish Air Force

    Colonel Andrés Gamboa de la Calleja

    Colonel Andrés Gamboa de la Calleja, Commander of 31st Wing, Air General Command, Spanish Air Force

    9:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Supporting American and Allied Forces through Heavy Airlift

    Major General Thomas Sharpy

    Major General Thomas Sharpy, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command

    • Supporting the movement of American and allied troops during operations and exercises
    • How AMC is supporting current operational deployments in Europe and the Middle East
    • Integrating foreign air transport assets into airlift and tanker operations

    9:45 AIRBUS: from Tactical to Strategic Transport

    Didier Vernet

    Didier Vernet, Military Affairs, Airbus Defence and Space

    • C-295 - One Aircraft, Many Missions
    • A400M - Strategic Lift, Tactical Delivery
    • A330 MRTT - Strategic Transport

    10:15 Morning Coffee

    10:45 Boeing Global Services Background

    • International Global Services (IGS) Overview
    • IGS Capabilities and Services
    • IGS PBL Offerings
    • KC-46A Tanker Programme Update

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Sander Schnitger

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Sander Schnitger, Director BGS/IGS/EU and Isr, Boeing

    11:15 European Tactical Airlift Centre: A Cooperative Step Forward

    Colonel Jose Romero

    Colonel Jose Romero, ETAC Commander, European Tactical Airlift Center

    • Background and milestones.
    • Zaragoza A.B: A low cost location and efficient solution.
    • The future: unlimited … but in accordance with the nations´ ambitions.

    11:45 Military Airlift – The Less Sexy Bits: Developing Ground Support capability for Operations and Humanitarian Missions

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Julian Stinton

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Julian Stinton, Vice President Military Sales TLD Europe, TLD Group

    • The Airlift Support Context: Main Operating Base and Forward Operating Location Challenges
    • TLD’s air-transportable Airlift Support Equipment
    • Expanding the capability to meet developing Operational Requirements

    12:15 What is Interoperability?

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Markie

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Markie, AAR SME, JAPCC

  • Enhancing education and communication to increase interoperability to ensure easy assimilation of national forces into a multinational structure
  • The recent success of AAR Planning (SHARC) Courses


  • 12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 Operational Support for Today’s Governmental and Military Flight Operations

    Matias Magnasco

    Matias Magnasco, Corporate Account Manager , JETEX

    • Flight Support capabilities in Africa & Middle East
    • Managing Charter Services for Military & Governmental Operations
    • Supporting the deployment of current Airlift Assets
    • Operational solutions in conflict zones

    14:15 Strategic Airlift for NATO and Her Partners

    Colonel Bjørn Gohn-Hellum

    Colonel Bjørn Gohn-Hellum, Vice Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing

    • The recent success of airdrop exercise for the delivery of airborne supplies
    • Creating a more effective service to member nations through the integration of other C-17 Operators during missions
    • Welcoming new members to the wing and how they can provide a more resilient airlift solution

    14:45 Revolutionizing Military and Battlespace with Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity

    • Rapidly-Deployable SatCom
    • Support Multiple Satellite Frequency bands
    • Support for various air platforms
    • Flexible networking & data transport
    • End-to-end security for Joint Missions
    • Optimized data & applications support

    Colin Sage

    Colin Sage, Director of International Business Development, ViaSat, Inc.

    Phil Chacon

    Phil Chacon, Executive Director, ViaSat, Inc.

    15:15 Readiness and Responsiveness within NATO; Management of lift to ensure Collective Defence

    Group Captain Elizabeth Purcell

    Group Captain Elizabeth Purcell, Chief AMCC, SHAPE

    • The challenges of coordinating multinational deployment plans
    • Achieving assurance of lift availability.
    • Thinking of lift from an ‘end to end’ perspective

    15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 Enhanced Aerial Delivery Mission Capabilities

    Paul Bradick

    Paul Bradick, Business Development Manager, Retired Master Air Despatcher- British Army, Airborne Systems Limited

  • Aerial Delivery Mission effectiveness
  • Enhanced Aerial Delivery Safety
  • Improved aircraft turnaround times
  • Inter-operability of Aerial Delivery assets


  • 16:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Reduce the Impact of Military Pilot Shortage in Today's Air Forces

    17:15 The Strategic Airlift Capability

    Wiek Noldus

    Wiek Noldus, NAM Programme Manager, NATO

  • Program Overview
  • History
  • Organization
  • Capabilities
  • Successes
  • Challenges
  • Potential
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:00 Drinks Reception Hosted By Airbus

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting

    9:00 Successful Airlift Operations for French Military Deployments and Perspectives

    Brigadier General Laurent Marboeuf

    Brigadier General Laurent Marboeuf, Commander of Air Transport Brigade, French Air Force

  • Hurricane Irma: case study of a recent emergency response
  • Evolution of the model of French Military Airlift
  • 9:30 AIRBUS: A Full Range of Tankers

    Irene   Barrio

    Irene Barrio, Head of A330 MRTT Marketing , Airbus

    • A330 MRTT- the Tanker of Choice
    • A400M- Front-Line Tanking
    • C-295- Developing Tanking

    10:00 Supporting American and Allied Air Transportation Forces through AAR Support

    Colonel Christopher Amrhein

    Colonel Christopher Amrhein, 100th Air Refueling Wing Commander, US Air Forces Europe

    • Supporting the movement of troops and supplies by enabling aerial refuelling for deployments from Europe
    • Recent case studies of operation success thanks to the 100th AAR Wing
    • Collaborating with foreign air transport and AAR assets during deployments

    10:30 Satisfting the Strategic and Tactical Airlift Refuelling Requirement

    Graham Grice

    Graham Grice, Military Account Director, World Fuel Services Europe Limited

    Supply Chain Partners- Fuel

  • Safety and Quality Above All
  • Who are World Fuel Services
  • What and where are World Fuel Services
  • Why Work With World Fuels Services
  • Partnership Benefits
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Optimization of Air Transport Operations Using Commercial Contracted Airlift

    Colon Miller

    Colon Miller, Director Government & Defense Programs, Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo

    • Available Airlift Capabilities for Military Air Cargo Transport
    • Direct access & direct solicitation advantages to owner operators of airlift
    • Providing airlift support to combatant commanders in various theatre of operations
    • Global support & technical know how
    • Defence & humanitarian focused support

    12:00 Pioneering Multinational Air-Air Refuelling for Coalition Operations

    Colonel Elanor Boekholt-O'Sullivan

    Colonel Elanor Boekholt-O'Sullivan, Commander Airbase Eindhoven, Royal Netherlands Air Force

    • Bringing together nations to enhance individual and collective capability and deployment range
    • Removing reliance on allied nations to provide fuelling support
    • How it will optimise Dutch capacity to deploy alongside allies

    12:30 The Increased Need for Military Aviation Services

    Mal Sandford

    Mal Sandford, Senior Vice President, Skytech Inc

    • Why funding solutions provide solutions for air forces
    • Outsourcing aviation services to alleviate shorfalls
    • When industry works together with the customer  new  schemes develop


    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 JBT- Air-Portable Logistics Support Equipment- A Critical Enabler for Effective Expeditionary Operations

    Scott Barber

    Scott Barber, Managing Director, AMSS Ltd

  • Aircraft loaders
  • Tow vehicles
  • Air and power products
  • Air start units
  • 14:30 The EATC's Strategic Approach to Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

    Lieutenant Colonel Augusto Vasti

    Lieutenant Colonel Augusto Vasti, OPs Division- AAR Senior Tasker, European Air Transport Command

  • The EATC's fleet- current and future requirements
  • NAARCC Concept- National AAR Coordination Centre
  • EART 2017- training tanker crews in AAR operations within a relaistic and multinational framework
  • 15:00 Antonov Airlines, Ukraine- Recent Activities in Support of Strategic Airlift Capabilities

  • Some unique commercial airlift capabilities to support the international defence community
  • An update to fleet modernisation and life extension programmes
  • Activities relating to international patnerships
  • Some updates relating to new airframe programmes
  • Michael Goodisman

    Michael Goodisman, Business Development Director, Antonov Airlines

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 The Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE): Maximising the Capacity of Limited Strategic Lift

    Colonel Franck Verdierre

    Colonel Franck Verdierre, Director, MCCE

    • How the MCCE coordinates airlift and air-to-air refuelling on behalf of member states
    • The benefits MCCE activities provide by allowing reduced cost and access to critical capabilities
    • How we will adapt to new multinational collaborative programmes and continue to provide essential services

    16:30 Latest Updates on Europe’s Air-Air Refuelling Capabilities

    Dion Polman

    Dion Polman, Project Officer AAR, European Defence Agency

    • Looking at existing air tanker assets across the European fleet and the opportunities for development
    • Current progress in developing AAR capabilities for the A400M
    • Increasing strategic air tanker capacity with the A330 MRTT

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    17:15 Drinks Reception Hosted by Boeing


    Vice President Military Sales TLD Europe
    TLD Group
    Commander of Air Transport Brigade
    French Air Force
    Director of International Business Development
    ViaSat, Inc.
    Director Government & Defense Programs
    Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo
    Commander of 31st Wing, Air General Command
    Spanish Air Force
    Vice Commander
    Heavy Airlift Wing
    100th Air Refueling Wing Commander
    US Air Forces Europe
    Commander Airbase Eindhoven
    Royal Netherlands Air Force
    ETAC Commander
    European Tactical Airlift Center
    Military Affairs
    Airbus Defence and Space
    Project Officer AAR
    European Defence Agency
    Military Account Director
    World Fuel Services Europe Limited
    Chief AMCC
    Head of A330 MRTT Marketing
    Managing Director
    Avidonn Consulting
    OPs Division- AAR Senior Tasker
    European Air Transport Command
    Director BGS/IGS/EU and Isr
    Air Mobility Command Chief, Air Combat Command
    Spanish Air Force
    Vice Commander
    Air Mobility Command
    Senior Vice President
    Skytech Inc
    Corporate Account Manager
    Business Development Director
    Antonov Airlines
    Business Development Manager, Retired Master Air Despatcher- British Army
    Airborne Systems Limited
    Executive Director
    ViaSat, Inc.
    Managing Director
    AMSS Ltd
    NAM Programme Manager

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Site Visits

    Site Visit - Airbus Site at Getafe
    Site Visit

    Site Visit - Airbus Site at Getafe

    Getafe air base
    30 November 2017
    Getafe, Spain



    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Airbus are world leaders in providing global fixed and mobile secure communication services to governments, militaries and security forces. Indeed, as the world’s number one private-sector military communications provider, we deliver the flexibility, resiliency and security required by demanding governments and militaries . And we do this for all communications applications, whether they’re land, airborne or naval. As a truly global organisation, we at Airbus understand local markets, allowing us to support our customers wherever they are. With regional strategic sales and support services in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, our presence on the ground where our customers need us most is bolstered by our global reach.


    Gold Sponsor

    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, C4ISR, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace innovation. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family, creating advanced technology solutions for military customers and integrating aircraft, defense systems and warfighters through network-enabled solutions.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Airborne Systems Europe

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http:// www.airbornesystems.co.uk

    For nearly 100 years, Airborne Systems Europe has been at the forefront of the on-going development of airdrop systems for the aerial delivery by parachute, of very large and varied loads of equipment and supplies, to enhance the capabilities of airborne forces for both land and marine. Airborne Systems provides customers with a single point of supply for the complete range of airdrop systems including: • Trials certification support • Parachute packing training • Load rigging training • Technical user manuals • Equipment care and maintenance • Spares • Repairs • Through life support Our products remain at the forefront of the most demanding areas of Defence.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    ANTONOV Company is the leading aircraft industrial enterprise in Ukraine. With around 70 years' experience, it belongs to a relatively select group of enterprises world-wide offering the complete cycle for the creation of modern aircraft - starting from pre-project scientific research then taking a project through construction, testing, certification and serial production, and finally following up with comprehensive after-sales maintenance and general support. ANTONOV Company has created more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft. ANTONOV specializes in the development of cargo planes - this is the class in which it has the richest experience and greatest success. ANTONOV cargo planes are distinguished for their ability to operate in harsh climatic conditions, into remote high-altitude airfields with many kinds of surface, and their utmost flexibility in airlifting the widest range of cargoes.

    Glasgow Prestwick Airport

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Located on the west coast of Scotland, at the half way point on the Great Circle Route between the United States and Middle East, Glasgow Prestwick Airport has been providing aviation services to the military for almost 80 years. The airport is a major crew rest, fuel stop and training location for forces from across the globe. It offers two runways (2,987m and 1,905m) and is able to handle aircraft of all sizes. The airport is operational 24/7 and has no slot restrictions or prior permission requirements. The airport has favourable weather conditions and take-off and landing over sea and countryside. Military customers have exclusive access to discrete aprons, hangarage and secure self-manoeuvring parking ramps. Glasgow Prestwick offers the full suite of ground handling services – including steps, ground power unit, towing, de-icing and baggage, cargo and dangerous goods handling. It also specialises in quick turnaround fuel stops for military missions – offering JETA1 and AVGAS 100LL at any time day or night. The dedicated FBO facilities, which include rest areas, washrooms, lounge, briefing/planning spaces, refreshments, computer access and wifi as well as games facilities are located within a few meters of the apron. In addition to the ideal location on the Great Circle Route, the airport also has a fantastic location within Scotland. It is surrounded by world class hotels, whisky distilleries, eateries and golf courses – including Prestwick the birthplace of the Open Championship. Scotland’s largest city – Glasgow - is within 35 minutes’ drive via motorway. The airport team are able to organise accommodation and other hospitality as required. A major benefit of working with Glasgow Prestwick Airport is that all services are managed in-house – giving you a single point of contact for everything you need for your RON, fuel stop or training.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    JBT® - One stop shopping, single-source convenience. JBT® is a global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge ground support equipment, airport gate equipment, system / asset monitoring, maintenance, baggage handling system controls and service, and military ground support equipment. A single source supplier for a wide range of aviation related equipment and services. Ground support equipment includes pallet and cargo loaders, deicers, mobile steps, pushback tractors, and towbarless tractors. Airport gate equipment features the Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, the JetPower® ground power family, the JetAire® series of preconditioned air products, JetFlo® water cabinets, and BagBuddy® luggage lift systems. We offer point-of-use and central system designs. At JBT, we have the technology to monitor virtually all makes of gate equipment with iOPS apron monitoring and support service. We can manage apron and gate assets and their use with real-time information. Services from JBT include maintenance and repair of ground support equipment, gate equipment, terminal trains, baggage handling systems, building facilities and more as well as full parts support, inspection, and training programs. JBT offers specialized military products including Jetpower® ground power units for virtually all military cargo and fighter aircraft – including the F35. JetAire® military conditioned air units include high pressure/extreme ambient (140ºF) air units for fighters, compressed air carts, bleed air carts, and lower pressure conditioned air carts for cargo aircraft. Products are available as cart mounted, diesel powered, hangar-based, b and combination air and power units. JBT offers an expanding line of military ground support equipment. As a single-source supplier, with unparalleled product range, JBT simplifies procurement, contracting, project management, parts sourcing, and technical support for trouble free procurement, operations, warranty, and ongoing support. For more than 50 years, JBT® has been the name relied on for the very best in gate related products and services. For more information please call 801-627-6600 or visit www.jbtaerotech.com


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Major Governmental and Military entities depend on JETEX to support their missions with confidentiality while providing timely supplies to critical operations whatever the nature of the mission may be. We are privileged to serve well known militaries in some of the most remote locations, working with complete discretion and full alertness. Failure is never an option. Jetex routinely provides ground support services and fuel uplift coordination for relief flights in war-torn and disaster struck countries; VIP operations and routine flights for NATO and NON-NATO members around the world. Knowing the importance of providing high standards of services while keeping a low profile; JETEX has a dedicated Operations Team formed by some former military personal to assure we have a solid knowledge of the Military culture and the particular requirements needed to successfully perform your mission. We are passionate and proud about serving the Aviation industry and supporting governmental and military operations. Our strong focus in delivering value to your flight is underscored by our industry affiliations – Jetex is a founding member of MEBAA, a strategic member of IATA, NBAA, EBACE and a frequent contributor and sponsor of the industry’s outreach programs. Fly your mission, let JETEX handle the rest.

    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. As a global security, innovation, and aerospace company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies. In addition, Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company) provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all five branches of the U.S. armed forces along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and commercial sales of products, services and platforms. Operations: 590+ facilities in 50 states throughout the U.S.; Internationally, business locations in over 70 nations and territories. Organization • Aeronautics, with approximately $17.8 billion in 2016 sales which includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business. • Missiles and Fire Control, with approximately $6.6 billion in 2016 sales that includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, PAC-3 Missiles as some of its high-profile programs. • Rotary and Mission Systems with approximately $13.5 billion in 2016 sales, which includes Sikorsky military and commercial helicopters, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business. • Space Systems, with approximately $9.4 billion in 2016 sales which includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    SkyTech offers solutions to address shortfalls in military aviation. The company is able to fund and provide operations and maintenance support to a wide range of services by offering a variety of solutions for short, medium or long term contracts. SkyTech is powered by Hi Fly - a wet lease specialized Airline, certified by EASA, by the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) and by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (TM CAD). Hi Fly has also secured the following to operate in the United States: approval by the USA DOT (Department of Transportation), Ops Specs Part FAR 129, approval by TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The airline is also certified to operate worldwide without any restrictions, including foreign AOC by countries such as: Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Canada, amongst many others. Hi Fly operates a large fleet of Airbus aircraft: A320’s, A330’s and A340’s in full compliance with the EASA and EU OPS regulations as well as IOSA standards, the most demanding worldwide. In addition, the company complies with all the requirements contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) being authorized to transport Dangerous Goods, Weapons and Ammunition worldwide. With an extensive experience supplying aircraft for several Ministries of Defence and Governments, SkyTech offers a highly qualified customer service, with a long standing commercial, technical and operational experience. SkyTech guarantees the required level of confidentiality by customers as Hi Fly has security clearances up to NATO Secret and EU Secret. Current and future services: Military Transport, MEDEVAC, Tactical Airlift Training & Support, Cargo Transport, Emergency Response, Training, VVIP Transport, Tailor-made Solutions and Air-to-Air Refueling.

    TLD Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    TLD Group is the global leader for GSE and its sustainment. We design, manufacture, field and support high quality specialised military GSE, including operationally proven air-transportable K-Loaders, High and Low Pressure Air Conditioners, Liquid Chillers and Weapons Loaders, as well as a wide range of commercial equipment with military applications.

    ViaSat Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    ViaSat is on a mission to connect the world. As an end-to-end, turnkey Link 16 systems provider, ViaSat ensures government and military personnel have Link 16 communications access anywhere, so all operators and assets are accounted for – even at the most remote edges of the battlefield.

    Volga-Dnepr Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Volga-Dnepr is the world’s largest transporter of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo and in its 26 years of operations, it has enabled its customers to achieve fast and reliable deliveries. The Group offers a unique ‘Cargo Supermarket’ service offering that facilitates its ability to deliver the most suitable and cost efficient transportation solution for every piece of cargo. The Group operates a fleet of 12 An-124-100 freighters, the world’s largest series-produced cargo aircraft; 5 modernised IL-76TD-90VD; 17 modern Boeing 747, connecting the major markets in Asia, Europe and North America via its hub in Moscow and 737 freighters for more conventional cargo deliveries.

    World Fuel Services

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    As a leading energy solutions and logistics provider for industries, militaries and governments around the globe, World Fuel Services (A Fortune 100 Company – NYSE INT: 83) delivers integrated energy solutions to customers in the marine, land, and aviation segments. With expertise in: fuel supply, logistics, operations, technology, and finance, we provide end-to-end support so that our customers can focus on their core business. Additionally, through a careful programme of growth and acquisition we have developed the company to suit particular markets, importantly retaining the local feel within that market and yet bringing the strength and stability of a truly global company. We operate in more than 3,000 airports, 1,200 seaports and 1,000 fuel stations and depots in 200 countries and territories – with one million barrels of liquid products supplied every day and two million financial transactions processed every year, amounting to a strong balance sheet of $39.7 billion in 2018. Highly successful in the traditional market space, World Fuel Services are considered the experts when it comes to operating in challenging environments, be that in support of military operations, such as our comprehensive service provision in Afghanistan, or mining and industrial operations in hot and cold inhospitable parts of the world. In the volatile energy market, when fuel quality and surety of supply are key to the success of your business or operations, World Fuel Services is the strong, trusted partner that you need. (e-mail: d&g@wfscorp.com)

    Media Partners

    Air International


    Over the years, AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage across the full spectrum of aviation subjects. With more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation, we have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.

    Aviation News


    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.

    International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics


    IJSTL is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing all methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications. IJSTL is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping/transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping/transport logistics.

    Aerospace Technology


    Leading aerospace organisations use Aerospace-technology.com on a daily basis to ensure they keep up to date with the latest industry specific news and developments. As a result, Aerospace-technology.com attracts a high quality and loyal user base of the most influential decision makers and aerospace industry leaders. For more information please contact antonio.rossi@verdict.co.uk or call +44 207 936 6806

    Cargo Facts


    Cargo Facts has been the newsletter of record of the air cargo and freighter aircraft industries for more than 30 years. Subscribers to Cargo Facts receive timely, actionable news and industry intelligence. The deep value in Cargo Facts centers on its detailed coverage of the market. Every nuance of air cargo and freighter aircraft is explored, offering its subscribers — key decision-makers at all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, financial institutions, maintenance and modification centers, equipment manufacturers, leasing companies, airports and industry suppliers — access to profit-making opportunities.

    Soldier Modernisation


    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.



    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77

    Global Defence Technology


    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.

    Avion Revue


    Since its creation, Avion Revue’s respected team of aviation journalists have kept its readers informed about all aspects of aviation from commercial to military, taking in space, rotary, technical issues, historic and business aviation. Month after month, Avion Revue is the only magazine that covers all the news from the region and around the world, which has helped it to attain market leadership in Spain.

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    Blog Before Flight


    Blog Before Flight is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. It offers daily news about new products, future projects, military exercises and operations, airshow info and reportages made in close contact with the international armed forces. Blog Before Flight combines technical concepts with a common language to reach everyone wants to know more about aviation.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)


    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.

    Defence Suppliers


    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.



    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.

    Defense Conferences


    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.

    Combat Aircraft magazine


    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.

    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems


    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.

    Airforce Technologies


    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.

    International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering


    IJASSE provides an international, peer-reviewed forum which focuses on system-level research and development regarding astronautics and aeronautics. The journal emphasises the unique role and increasing importance of informatics on aerospace. It fills a gap in current publishing coverage between outer space vehicles and atmospheric vehicles by highlighting interdisciplinary techniques, presenting systematic mechanisms and assembly integration and verification (AIV) techniques from a bionic point of view.

    International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management


    IJLSM addresses the development of logistics resources, emphasising the implications that logistics strategies and systems have on organisational productivity and competitiveness in global and electronic markets. Globalisation of markets and logistics services is closely related to the success of a company. This perspective indicates the importance of effective logistics systems and their management for organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The journal intends to provide executives and academics with the state of the art of logistics systems and supply chain management.



    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.

    Inderscience Publishers


    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.



    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.

    International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management


    IJRAM is an interdisciplinary and refereed journal that provides cross learning between: •Different business and economics, as well as scientific and technological, disciplines •Energy industries, environmental and ecological systems •Safety, public health and medical services •Software services, reliability and safety

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.



    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

    FAM - FUERZAS MILITARES DEL MUNDO (World Military Forces)


    FAM - FUERZAS MILITARES DEL MUNDO (World Military Forces) is a military international magazine in Spanish. Nowadays, FAM is the leading defense and security publication in Spain, Portugal and all Latin America + USA. FAM - Fuerzas Militares del Mundo is distributed in many Spanish and Portuguese language countries with more than 15.000 copies. Our magazine is present in the main defense and aeronautics international fairs.

    Defense Express


    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.

    Army Technology


    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.



    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.

    Airforce Technologies


    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.

    International Journal of Emergency Management


    In today's increasing globalised and connected world with rapidly advancing technologies and changing weather patterns, critical infrastructures and social structures are threatened by natural and manmade disasters. Planning for future possible emergencies is essential; their assessment and management equally so. IJEM provides a refereed international forum bringing the latest research to bear on the issues involved, with a focus on contingencies and emergencies as well as crisis and disaster management and planning.

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    21st Century Asian Arms Race


    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.

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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:

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    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.

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

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    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.

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