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

Conference Day 3

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Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo (Retired)

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

9:10 am - 9:40 am THE EMPLOYMENT OF ROTARY WING ASSET BY THE AFGHAN ARMED FORCES TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND STABILITY

Lieutenant General Mohammad Shoaib - Commander, Afghan National Air Forces
 ·         Base construction for rotary assets
·         Operational requirements for the Afghan Helicopter fleet
·         Addressing the need for ongoing training
·         Mi-17 troop-carrying helicopters: the ideal platform for the Afghan forces
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Lieutenant General Mohammad Shoaib

Commander
Afghan National Air Forces

9:40 am - 10:10 am THE ROLE OF ROTARY ASSETS IN THE RESPONSE TO THE 2017 NATURAL DISASTER IN PERU: COASTAL PHENOMENOM EL NIÑO

Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea - Chief of Staff, Peruvian Air Force
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Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea

Chief of Staff
Peruvian Air Force

10:10 am - 10:40 am EXTENDED LIFE SOLUTIONS

Neil Perrett - Senior Business Development Manager, Ontic
·         OEM pedigree manufacturing support for operators and customers
·         End of life sustainment of complex systems and parts
·         Support for global OEMs on their non-core / legacy products
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Neil Perrett

Senior Business Development Manager
Ontic

10:40 am - 11:10 am SPANISH NAVY'S AB-212 UPGRADED: A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

Captain Luis Díaz-Bedia Astor - Air Fleet Commander, Spanish Navy
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Captain Luis Díaz-Bedia Astor

Air Fleet Commander
Spanish Navy

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:10 pm CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF BULGARIAN AIR FORCE RW ASSETS AND NATIONAL AND NATO RESPONSIBILITIES.

Brigadier General Dimitar Ivanov, - Base Commander (Transport and Helicopter),, Bulgarian Air Force
·         RW fleet maintenance and overhaul
·         Increased demands for RW assets /forest firefighting; SAR and MEDEVAC, other service support
·         Capability targets in support of NATO coalition
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Brigadier General Dimitar Ivanov,

Base Commander (Transport and Helicopter),
Bulgarian Air Force

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm DMAÉ – “DIRECTION DE LA MAINTENANCE AÉRONAUTIQUE”: TRANSFORMING AERONAUTICAL MAINTENANCE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE MILITARY AIRCRAFT AVAILABILITY

Jorge Van Hemelryck - Head Of Strategy Office, French Aeronautical Maintenance Directorate
·         Creation of the new Aeronautical Maintenance Directorate – why it was set up, what are the objectives
·         How to perform this transformation – contractual, industrial, technical aspects
·         First actions under way
·         Outline of the strategy, way-ahead
·         Focus on innovation and digital transformation
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Jorge Van Hemelryck

Head Of Strategy Office
French Aeronautical Maintenance Directorate

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm FRENCH ARMY AVIATION IN DESERT OPERATIONS

 ·         French Army Aviation current scheme of maneuver in its operations in the desert
·         Desert ops particularities for helicopters and aircrews
·         How the French Army Aviation cope with the problems

1:10 pm - 1:40 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

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·         France’s current operations in Africa and the use of rotary wing in delivering situational awareness, extraction and rapid response
·         Future acquisition interests to enhance the Army’s global reach
·         Challenges in Europe and Africa for land forces
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Lieutenant Colonel Pierre-Yves Bourboulon

NH90 Helicopter Programme Manager
French Army Air Corps

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Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Michon

Tiger Helicopter Programme Manager
French Army Air Corps

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Colonel Jean-Baptiste Pouret

Deputy Commander of the 4th Aviation Combat Brigade
French Army Air Corps

3:10 pm - 3:40 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