Identifying common problems and sharing best practice to create joint solutions
Military Airlift 2014 promises to provide unparalleled opportunities to engage with some of the industry’s leading military officials and stakeholders.
The event, now in its eleventh year, has traditionally enjoyed high level support principally from Europe and the United States and we are delighted to announce that NATO and the MCCE have already confirmed their attendance.
This year, however, we are pushing the boundaries in seeking to hold a truly global event. We are garnering support all over the world, from South America to Southeast Asia, from Eastern Europe to East Africa.
It promises to be the most international Military Airlift conference of 2014.
This year is likely to be an exceptionally busy one for airlift and air-to-air refuelling professionals. An assessment of the lessons learnt from bringing personnel and cargo home from theatre will naturally form part of the discussion at our conference.
However, even with the end of the conflict in Afghanistan, demand for airlift is unlikely to drop as political and military leaders have realised the value in having transport that can facilitate deployments at short notice. The French deployments in Mali and the Central African Republic are testament to that.
This conference will examine the role of airlift in those operations and will assess the performance of specific platforms such as the A400M, which was given a baptism of fire in supporting those concurrent French deployments.
Finally, given the persistent squeeze on national defence budgets, this conference will seek to explore cost-effective platforms and technologies for military end-users. Of course many states cannot afford to buy expensive airlifters such as the A400M outright. An exploration of the options available, from air charter to the pooling of resources will form a central part of this event.
Military Airlift 2014 will offer you the opportunity to:
- Analyse the lessons learnt from recent airlift operations
- Discuss and compare the operational performance of competing platforms
- Learn about the latest developments in cost-saving and capability enhancing solutions, from air charter to pooling and sharing agreements
- Discover innovative approaches to airdrop
We hope you can join us in London this September for a truly unforgettable event.
Military Airlift is very useful as a pre-deployment familiarisation on the airlift environment NATO AIRLIFT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
This is without doubt, the strongest airlift conference with which I have been involved and boasts a most diverse and comprehensive speaker panel. WING COMMANDER ANDY KIME, HQ AIR /ISAF AMCC