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Royal Air Force confirmed to join agenda at Military Airlift 2015

Military Airlift 2015

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

LONDON, UK, September 9, 2015 / -- SMi are delighted to announce Air Commodore Stephen Lushington CBE, Air Mobility Force Commander & Air Officer Air Mobility of the Royal Air Force will be speaking on day one of the highly anticipated Military Airlift conference in December 2015. His topical presentation will provide insights on: RAF Air Mobility; Delivering the ‘Whole Force’. His presentation will cover:

Enabling Expeditionary Operations. Air mobility is the great enabler to all things expeditionary, without it the island nation of the UK would lack rapid response in support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Military Operations

RAF Fleet Modernisation. Exciting times with change over from legacy fleets to new highly capable platforms

Whole Force. Not just delivering all our Forces but delivering it in a Whole Force structure

• Construct. What is it? It’s not just aircraft that is new – we are using novel procurements and support solutions to get the best possible capability delivery and sustainment
Is it new?
• It is not really new – we have relied on contractors to build our aircraft and locally recruited civilians since day 1 of the RAF
o Blended solution
- Regular/Reserves/Civilians
o Strengths
- Cost savings
- Access to niche capability – the trilingual English Russian Pashtun translator!
- Surge Capability – no need to keep 100% war fighting strength sat around waiting for the war
o Weaknesses
- Lack of flexibility of civilian workforce
- Response times in a crisis to activate reserves
- CONDO right of refusal
o Opportunities
- Harmonisation of regulations
- Improve interoperability
- Sharing of experiences between Military and Civilian Best Practices
o Threats
- Retention of Military Personnel when their higher paid civilian counterpart appears to get better deal/preferential treatment

For full presentation details please see the agenda at

The 2015 conference agenda will also feature presentations from: Spanish Air Force, European Union Military Staff, NATO Heavy Airlift Wing, Royal Danish Air Force, Movement Coordination Centre Europe, NATO JAPCC, Royal Air Force, NATO SHAPE, European Air Transport Command, European Defence Agency, OCCAR-EA, United Nations, European Commission, Airbus Military, ViaSat, Boeing plus many more.

To register or for more information about the event, please visit the Military Airlift website.

For delegate enquiries contact Frederick Agboletey on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6070 or email

Military Airlift 2015 is sponsored by: Airbus Defence and Space, Boeing, JBTC, National Air Cargo, TLD Group, Viasat and Volga-Dnepr.

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

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