Air-to-Air Refuelling Focus Day Announced for 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference

Top Quote SMi Group Reports: An Air-to-Air Refuelling focus day has been added to the 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference agenda, taking place 3 – 5 December 2018 in Rome, Italy. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 28, 2018 - After the growing success of SMi Group’s 18th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, a brand-new pre-conference focus day on Air-to-Air Refuelling has been announced for the 19th conference, taking place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2018.

    The need to deploy forces on protracted operations has become a mainstay for defence forces attempting to project global influence. Whether extending flight time to maximise strike time for combat aircraft or to enable rapid and flexible deployment of troops and materiel tanking is now a fundamental competence for all Air Forces.

    The pre-conference forum is set to analyse: Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling (A3), interoperability standards among allied nations, feedback from operational experience and appraisals on the next generation of AAR technologies.

    Topics covered throughout the conference after the focus day will include: Air-to-Air Refuelling as a logistical enabler, efforts to maximise safety when deploying AAR systems, ground segment considerations and maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as an analysis of hose and drogue and boom mechanisms for conducting operations.

    Roundtable discussions will also address the challenges, strengths and weaknesses surrounding Air-to-Air refuelling adoption and output and will feature technical knowledge from leading subject matter experts on how these systems have been adopted.

    The three-day event features senior leader speakers from: France, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, the United States and many more nations still to be announced.

    For more information or to register for the 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference or its Air-to-Air Refuelling focus day, visit:

    Bookings made by 31st July will be eligible for a £400 early bird discount.

    Gold Sponsors: Airbus and Boeing
    Sponsored by: IRVINGQ, JBTC, Jetex, Leonardo, SHZ Aviation, TLD Group and Viasat

    To sponsor, speak or exhibit at this year’s event, please contact Sadia Malick, Director at: smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling
    Conference: 4th and 5th December 2018
    Air-to-Air Refuelling Focus Day: 3rd December 2018
    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy

    Military, government and public-sector rates available. For more information and for delegate queries, please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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