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Registration now live for the largest bespoke military airlift conference in Europe

Military Airlift 2015

SMi’s Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations conference will be take place on the 1st - 2nd December 2015, Seville, Spain

LONDON, UK, June 29, 2015 / -- SMi are proud to announce registration for their 16th annual Military Airlift conference taking place on the 1st and 2nd December 2015 is now open.

Military Airlift 2015 returns to Seville, Spain to provide updates on national systems, operations and future requirements as well as the growth in sharing and pooling of assets to satisfy national and regional requirement. These topics will be addressed by the major militaries and the multinational commands and whilst the focus is mainly on airlift for military operations, there will also be some presentations on military airlift for humanitarian responses.

The conference features a new chairman Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift of the European Defence Agency for this year’s event.

The 2015 conference agenda features (more speakers to be announced shortly):

• Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
• Colonel Karsten Jensen, Commander Air Transport Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
• Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
• Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM) - Defence Movements Team Leader, Royal Air Force
• Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Military
• Rudolf Muller, Deputy Director and Chief, Emergency Services Branch, United Nations
• Senior Representative, European Air Transport Command
• Senior Representative, Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force

Click here to view the conference programme

In addition to the conference, the event will also have a site visit to Airbus Military Facility

Following a welcome and briefing by Major General Jesus Pinillos Prieto, Military Advisor to the Airbus Military Aircraft Presidency, there will be a tour of the facilities. This will include an exclusive opportunity to see the A400M Final Assembly Line. This site visit also provides the chance to see their Light and Medium Aircraft Final Assembly line for their C295 and CN235 aircraft. Overall this site visit is designed to provide delegates with a complete insight into new developments at Airbus and their range of airlift related capability.

Visit the event website for more information on the site visit

Benefits of attending:

• Hear an update from the multinational commands on their newest assets, latest capacities and future goals
• Learn about the future airlift requirements for the major militaries worldwide and their intentions of further pooling and sharing
• Hear from Western air forces on the re-alignment of their operations and requirements following the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan
• Discuss how industry and military can further collaborate to meet requirements whilst maintaining cost-efficiency
• Engage with the industry and military and discuss the lessons learnt from the A400m crash and the challenges which lie ahead

The event is sponsored by: Airbus Defence and Space, JBTC, National Air Cargo, TLD Group and Viasat

For those interested in attending, book before 17th July to save £400

For more information and to register visit:
For more information contact Frederick Agboletey on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6070 or email

Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations
1st - 2nd December 2015
NH Collection Sevilla, Seville, Spain

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