26th – 28th March 2018
The Hurlingham Club, London

DAY ONE | 26 MARCH

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Major General Thomas Deale

Former Vice Director for Joint Force Development
US Joint Staff

8:55 am - 9:00 am FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER WELCOME ADDRESS PROVIDED BY CAE



9:00 am - 9:30 am HOST-NATION OPENING ADDRESS: THE CHANGING FACE OF FLYING TRAINING

Air Vice Marshal Warren James - Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, Royal Air Force
·          Lessons learned and anticipated progress in line with MFTS
·          Modernisation of MFTS to meet the requirements of the front-line
·          The challenge of Innovation
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Air Vice Marshal Warren James

Air Officer Commanding 22 Group
Royal Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am HARNESSING LESSONS FROM 100 YEARS OF OPERATIONS

Air Commodore James H Hunter - Director Flying Training, Royal Air Force
·          Replacing existing contracted services to meet air warfare support requirements across the air, navy, army, and joint forces commands
·          Outlining the current RAF training requirements and the main considerations for advancing operational training for air-to-air combat; air-to-surface combat, Joint Terminal Attack Controller/Forward Air Controller; EW, air-traffic control, ground-based air defence, and airspace battle management; and live gunnery.
·          Establishing a Joint Secure Air Combat Training System to prepare Airmen for operations in congested battlespaces
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Air Commodore James H Hunter

Director Flying Training
Royal Air Force

10:00 am - 10:30 am FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER INDUSTRY BRIEFING PROVIDED BY CAE



10:30 am - 11:00 am ONE TEAM! ENHANCING COMBINED TRAINING AND INTEROPERABILITY TO SUPPORT USAFE OBJECTIVES

Brigadier General Andrew P. Hansen - Director, USAFE-UK
·          Providing support to US European Command, NATO, USAFE  within the UK
·          Deploying and sustaining contingency operations
·          Facilitating combined training exercises to ensure interoperability and institute common interfaces among partners 
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Brigadier General Andrew P. Hansen

Director
USAFE-UK

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CURRENT THREAT ENVIRONMENT AND TRAINING MODERNISATION REQUIREMENTS

Colonel General Sergii Drozdov - Commander, Ukrainian Air Force (Pending Ministerial Authorisation)
·          Developing a robust force to deter Russian aggression on the Eastern flanks
·          Engaging in multinational training exercises to attain interoperability and develop capability in compliance with NATO standards
·          Examining training implications of the planned upgrades to MiG-29 fleet of multi-purpose aircraft
·          Outlining emerging requirements 
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Colonel General Sergii Drozdov

Commander
Ukrainian Air Force (Pending Ministerial Authorisation)

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm AUGMENTING PILOT TRAINING CAPACITY – THE ADVANTAGES OF SHORT TERM PILOT TRAINING CONTRACTS

·          Typically, capital expenditures of pilot training systems are for a 20 year+ timeframe.  What happens when short term pilot demands exceed production capacity?
·          Outsourcing pilot training to industry or another Government doesn’t mean you must make sacrifices: finding a training provider with top technology that adapts the syllabus to the needs of the specific country is tough to find. RSW Aviation explains why it is important not to integrate in an existing training system, rather, leverage the knowledge and lessons learned to create a custom training solution
·          Recruiting top instructor talent affects the resulting product:  how to find and attract the top military instructor pilots in an environment of pilot shortages and top paying commercial aviation jobs


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm TRANSFORMATION OF THE SLOVAK AIR FORCE AND ITS FLIGHT TRAINING CAPABILITY

·          Outlining the replacement of the obsolete fleet of MiG 29s
·          Reforming pilot and ground personnel training and airfield infrastructure development in anticipation of 4th generation aircraft
·          Addressing the acquisition of UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters and emerging training requirements
·          Examining lessons learned from Exercise Atlas Common Challenger 2.0
·          Evaluating future capability development and engagement in multinational training exercises

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ENHANCING BASIC FLIGHT TRAINING DOCTRINE AND TTPs

Brigadier General Mato Mikić - Commander, Croatian Air Force (Subject to Final Confirmation)
·          Addressing the recent procurement of Kiowa helicopters and remodeling the training system
·          Outlining PC9 training for fixed-wing aircraft
·          Outsourcing ab initio training and enhancing cooperation with the Israeli AF to prepare pilots to fly F-16 Barak fleet 
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Brigadier General Mato Mikić

Commander
Croatian Air Force (Subject to Final Confirmation)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm COMMANDERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: UPGRADING FLYING TRAINING TO RETAIN AIR SUPERIORITY IN THE FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

·          The volatility of the Eastern European security environment necessitates strong projection of airpower. How can we ensure that pilots are trained to operate and fight in an increasingly congested and information-dominated battlespace?
·          How can we reform the training system to mitigate skills shortage and create a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force?
·          How can we develop exceptional leaders and equip pilots with skills to act decisively in high-intensity conflict? Is greater emphasis on higher fidelity GBTS a feasible way to prepare Airmen for multi-domain warfare?

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm SHAPING THE FAF EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM FOR NEW CHALLENGES

Colonel Julien Moreau - Commander Flying Schools, French Air Force
·          Outlining industry engagement and modernisation of ground-based training facilities to prepare fighter jet crews for the full spectrum of operations in an increasingly complex battlespace
·          Exploring scalable options  to satisfy single, tandem, and side-by-side seating configurations
·          Addressing the role of light  combat attack aircraft in advanced training and counter-insurgency
·          Developing ground-based systems and fielding reconfigurable threat emulation
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Colonel Julien Moreau

Commander Flying Schools
French Air Force

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm INTRODUCING THE NH 90 SEA LION INTO THE GERMAN NAVY

Commander Jan Keller - Commander Flying Group, German Navy
·          The meaning of EMAR for the implementation of the NH 90 Sea Lion
·          Walking a new path: Army aviation training as forerunner to naval specialisation
·          Looking ahead to the future: The German Naval Aviation Flying Training Concept
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Commander Jan Keller

Commander Flying Group
German Navy

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ITALIAN ARMY AVIATION APPROACH TO FLYING TRAINING

Major Matteo del Nevo - Army Aviation Command, Italian Army
·          Lessons learned from multinational and multi-domain training exercises
·          Developing flight training TTPs in accordance with NATO operational requirements
·          Training in mixed inventories of new and legacy rotary-wing platforms
·          Outlining new qualifications and pilot training requirements for new fleet of helicopters
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Major Matteo del Nevo

Army Aviation Command
Italian Army

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: SUSTAINING CREDIBLE FORCE IN A RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED ENVIRONMENT

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MILITARY DINNER SPONSORED BY CAE