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 - 9:50 am MAINTENANCE OF THE BULGARIAN AIR FORCE HELICOPTER FLEET AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Brigadier General Dimitar Ivanov, - Base Commander (Transport and Helicopter), Bulgarian Air Force
·         The return of a second Mi-24 ‘Hind’ attack helicopter to service
·         The refurbishment of four other ‘Hinds’
·         Ongoing usage of the Mi-17 heavy transport aircraft
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Brigadier General Dimitar Ivanov,

Base Commander (Transport and Helicopter),
Bulgarian Air Force

9:50 am - 10:30 am 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

10:30 am - 11:10 am EXTENDED LIFE SOLUTIONS

·         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

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

11:50 am - 12:30 pm THE EMPLOYMENT OF ROTARY WING ASSET BY THE AFGHAN ARMED FORCES TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND STABILITY

Lieutenant General Payenda M Nazim - CG United Training, Education and Doctrine Command Afghan Armed 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 Payenda M Nazim

CG United Training, Education and Doctrine Command
Afghan Armed Forces

·         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

Tiger Helicopter Programme Officer,
French Army Air Corps

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Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Michon

NH90 Helicopter Programme Officer
French Army Air Corps

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Colonel Jean-Baptiste Pouret

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

1:10 pm - 1:50 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

1:50 pm - 3:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm A ROBUST APPROACH FOR DANISH DEFENCE AND PREPAREDNESS

Colonel Henrik Kanstrup - Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing Karup Royal Danish Air Force
·         Training initiatives to enhance operational capabilities
·         Establishing a permanent helicopter response based in the Copenhagen area at very high readiness in support of the police's counter-terrorist preparedness
·         Potential cost optimisation related to the EH101 capacity
·         Procurement to development capacity in anti-submarine warfare
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Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

Commanding Officer, Helicopter Wing Karup
Royal Danish Air Force

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm CREW TRAINING IN THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE: BALANCING LIVE AND SYNTHETIC

Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor, - Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
·         RNAF crew training infrastructure
·         Current challenges in increasing training rates and enhancing readiness
·         Training Helicopter Door Gunners and the use of the new simulator to reduce costs 
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Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor,

Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command,
Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Squadron Leader Roland Blankenspoor,

Head of Crew Training, Defence Helicopter Command,
Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Major Slawomir Wazny

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