05 - 07 February, 2019 | Park Plaza London Victoria, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 2

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

Former Commander, US Army Special Operations Command,
United States Army

9:10 am - 9:50 am MANAGING THE FUTURE TRAINING CAPABILITIES OF THE GERMAN ARMY AVIATION

Brigadier General Ulrich Ott - Commandant, International Helicopter Training Centre and Director of Army Aviation, Bundeswehr
 ·      Realignment and continuous development of the "Basic Helicopter Training"
·      Multinational Cluster - Customization and modularization of the helicopter training for foreign partner nations
·      Continuous and quick adaptation of national and international security considerations for the operational flight training
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Brigadier General Ulrich Ott

Commandant, International Helicopter Training Centre and Director of Army Aviation,
Bundeswehr

9:50 am - 10:30 am THE ROLE OF ROTARY ASSETS IN DELIVERING A RAPID RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Major General Christian Drouin, - Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
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Major General Christian Drouin,

Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division,
Royal Canadian Air Force

10:30 am - 11:10 am THE REDEVELOPMENT OF DUTCH ROTARY WING CAPABILITIES

Air Commodore Robert Adang - Commander Defence, Helicopter Command, Dutch Air Force
·         Upgrades of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache en CH-47 Chinook helicopters
·         Developing future-proof operational concepts and capabilities
·         Preparing the Defence Helicopter Command for joint operations in a multi-domain environment
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Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander Defence, Helicopter Command,
Dutch Air Force

11:10 am - 11:50 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:50 am - 12:30 pm INCREASING LAF ROTARY CAPABILITIES TO SUPPORT ONGOING OPERATIONS

Brigadier General Ziad Haykal - Commander, Lebanese Air Force
·         The role of new MD 530G assets in providing close air support
·         Reducing collateral through the use of  smart weapons, including laser guided missiles
·         Future developments to the LAF rotary force
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Brigadier General Ziad Haykal

Commander,
Lebanese Air Force

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm THE PREDICAMENT OF THE SPANISH AIR FORCE HELICOPTER FLEET AND THE MITIGATING SOLUTIONS ADOPTED

Colonel Policarpo Sánchez Sánchez, - Head of the Special Air Operations & Personnel Recovery Directorate, Spanish Air Force
·         The ESP AF helicopter fleet and the effect of the NH-90 deliveries’ delays,
·         The retirement of the Puma helicopters
·         Super Puma accidents
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Colonel Policarpo Sánchez Sánchez,

Head of the Special Air Operations & Personnel Recovery Directorate,
Spanish Air Force

·         Assessment of current asset capabilities
·         Preparing for operations in future operational environments, including EW and denied spaces
·         What capabilities are required in future acquisitions
·         Maximising efficiency through enhanced training procedures
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Colonel Slawomir Makosa

Commander
1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland

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Major Slawomir Wazny

Chief of Flight Training Section,
1st Army Aviation Brigade, Poland

1:50 pm - 3:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm ROTARY ASSETS AS PART OF TAIWAN’S MULTIPLE DETERRENCE AND RESOLUTE DEFENCE STRATEGY

Colonel Li Chiang - Taiwan Air Force Republic of China (ROC)
·         Rotary assets playing a pivotal role in boosting Taiwan’s combat capabilities and its defensive needs
·         Commissioning of the second Apache Guardian squadron
·         Avionics upgrades to maximise visibility
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Colonel Li Chiang

Taiwan Air Force
Republic of China (ROC)

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm FINNISH OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES: OPERATING IN A NATIONAL DEFENCE CONTEXT

Lieutenant Colonel Kimmo Nordberg - Commanding Officer, Helicopter Battalion
·         Delivery of the UH90s, replacing Mi-8
·         Upgrades to current platforms
·         Training for Little Bird and UH90
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Lieutenant Colonel Kimmo Nordberg

Commanding Officer,
Helicopter Battalion

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·         Cuts to the defence budget are causing the irreparable loss of helicopter flying skills
·         Adopting strategies to retain pilot capabilities
·         Approaches to minimise risks of platform failure
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Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE

Director General,
Defence Safety Authority, United Kingdom MOD

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Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdullrahman Al.Bulshi

So 2 Ops Heli
Royal Air Force of Oman

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Ahmed bin Sultan bin Yousif Al.Irami,

So 2 Ops Heli
Royal Air Force of Oman

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: PUTTING SAFETY FIRST

·         Putting safety first in rotary wing operations
·         Building in more stringent safety requirements for next generational air capability
·         Working with international partners and industry to ensure optimised
·         safety of the platform and crew