Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

In light of growing operational demands, coupled with recent examples of military support to civilian authorities in the recent COVID-19 outbreak, means that there has never been a more important time to view how armed forces, industry and governments are developing this force multiplier.


Now in its 22nd year, SMi Group’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference remains a key calendar date for those in the airlift and AAR community. Taking place in London for the first time, the two-day event boasts strong host nation support from the RAF’s Air Mobility Force and RAF Brize Norton.


Highlights for 2021:

  • Listen to briefings from key allied partners across the strategic and tactical airlift sectors and develop an understanding of programme developments and future requirements
  • Refined focus on the air-to-air refuelling market and how this critical enabler provides mission support
  • Industry presentations from key commercial partners across the domain including Embraer, Airbus, AJW Aviation, Boeing, and more
  • Learn about key topics within the Military Airlift and AAR community including rotary wing AAR and airlift, resource pooling efforts, humanitarian and disaster relief airlift and rapid response and delivery capability

Additional Information:

  • Early bird discount available: Book by 30th September 2021 to save £100
  • Virtual attendance option available
  • Venue: St Ermin's Hotel, London, UK
  • Networking reception hosted by Airbus: 29th November 2021
  • Networking reception hosted by Embraer: 30th November 2021

Speaker and Presenter Information

Lieutenant General Brian S. Robinson, Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force

Major General Pedro Alexandre E. Salvada, Director, Weapon Systems and Maintenance Directorate, Portuguese Air Force

Brigadier General Chris McKenna, Director General Air and Space Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force

Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing, RAF Brize Norton

Colonel Sean Finnan, Commander, 86th Operations Group, US Air Force

Colonel Barrett Golden, Commandant, AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center)

Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Commander Multinational MRTT Unit, Royal Netherlands Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Tormalm, C-17 Squadron Commander Heavy Airlift Squadron, Heavy Airlift Wing

Lieutenant Colonel Hervé Braun, Chief Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE)

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Bryce Dibble, Chief, Airlift Coordination Center, NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC)

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Commanding Officer, Strategic Airlift Coordination Cell (SALCC)

Mr Jan der Kinderen, Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) System Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Mr Philippe Martou, Director Aviation Services – SCOA, United Nations World Food Programme

Mr Donald Turnbull, Deputy Head of Aerospace Capabilities, International Staff – Defence Investment, NATO HQ

Senior Representative, European Air Transport Command (EATC)


The up-to-date speaker line-up can be found on the event website.

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Transportation, State Government, City Government, Municipal Government, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Foreign Governments/Agencies

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Event Type

Tue, Nov 30 - Wed, Dec 1, 2021


Military & Government Personnel:  £899.00
Commercial Organisations:  £1499.00

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Event Sponsors

Embraer, Airbus, AJW Aviation, Leonardo

SMi Group Ltd

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