LONDON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The delivery of programme updates on the major strategic and tactical airlift platform development projects which are currently underway including (amongst others) the A400m, KC-390 and C-27J Spartan will be one of the key topics that will be discussed at the 8th Annual Military Airlift event in September.
This year's conference will offer a special focus on the United Kingdom. Air Commodore John Ager, Air Officer Air Mobility, 2 Group, (Royal Air Force) will discuss the current operations and future development of RAF airlift capabilities. In addition Wing Commander David Manning, OC 99th Squadron will offer an operational insight into the work of the RAF's C-17 airlift fleet.
In addition, the speaker panel will also brief on investigating the effort to deliver effective multinational interoperable military airlift entities - with MCCE, the European Defence Agency, NAMA, Heavy Airlift Wing and European Air Transport Command all delivering briefings on the significant change and progress that has occurred in the last six months
Furthermore, high level briefings from major national and multinational airlift organisations will provide key information on major developments which have occurred in the last year. Of particular interest will be the briefing of Brigadier General Alain Rousseau, Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander, European Air Transport Command, who will look at the foundation for multinational airlift operations in Europe.
For the first time, this year's event will also focus on Tanker air refueling and the increased role of Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) platforms. Colonel Joseph Demarco, Commander of the 100th Refueling Wing (US Air Force) will present on America's European Refueling Force, the vital link in establishing global US air power and looking forward to the introduction of the Boeing 767.
If you would like to be a part of the gathering and join senior military personnel and leading industry professionals, download the full event brochure at http://www.milairlift.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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