Key Topics Announced for the 21st Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference

SMi Group Reports: The most crucial topics within the Military Airlift and AAR community will be discussed at this year's conference in Seville, Spain, this December
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Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2020
Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2020
SEVILLE, Spain - July 9, 2020 - PRLog -- Featuring an international line-up of expert speakers, this year's Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place on 1st-2nd December 2020 in Seville, Spain, will provide a comprehensive overview of strategic and tactical airlift capability in the region.

Key topics and their respective presentations:


·        Generating and Sustaining Capability Through No.2 groups Air Mobility Element.

Presented by Group Captain Doz James, Deputy Air Mobility Force Commander, Royal Air Force

·        Air mobility at the centre of air power: moving ground forces across theatres of operation to respond to security and humanitarian challenges

Presented by Brigadier General Olivier Fabre, Commander, Air Mobility Command, French Air Force

·        MRTT Unit Update

Presented by Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Commander Multinational MRTT Unit, Royal Netherlands Air Force

·        World Food Programme: Airlifting to Save Lives

Presented by Mr Philippe Martou, Chief Preparedness - OSEP, World Food Programme


·        Building Energy Reliability and Resilience to Support the Air Force Mission

Presented by Mr James Olden, Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force


·        Management of the Emergency COVID-19 in Italy

Presented by Colonel Luca Tonello, Joint Coordination Cell Chief, Emergency Covid 19 - Technical board at the Civil Protection Department - Airlift support, Italian Air Force

·        38 group Overview – Key Perspectives

Presented by Group Captain Phil Arnold, Senior Staff Offi cer, HQ 38 Group, Royal Air Force


·        MCCE: Providing Strategic Depth to European Operations

Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief, Operations, MCCE

·        European Air Transport Command: Key Perspectives

Presented by Confirmed Representative, Name to be Announced, European Air Transport Command

·        Providing Lean Airlift Capability: The Heavy Airlift Wing

Presented by Colonel James Sparrow, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing


·        ETAC: Driving Cooperation Through Advanced Airlifting Training

Presented by Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez, Commander, ETAC - European Tactical Airlift Centre

·        Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Centre

Presented by Colonel Deanna Franks, Commandant, AATTC, US Air Force

In addition, the programme will include industry insights from key commercial partners across the domain including Mitiga Solutions, Leonardo, TLD, and more to be confirmed.

The newly released event brochure is now available on the website at

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

1st-2nd December 2020

Seville, Spain

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Leonardo, Mitiga Solutions and TLD Group

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