Senior US officials from fuel policy teams and combat wings to present at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2020

Top Quote SMi reports: Senior US officials will be presenting at the 21st Annual Military Airlift Air-to-Air Refuelling conference in Seville, this December. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2020 - Air-to-air refuelling remains a key mission multiplier, utilised extensively in Operation Inherent Resolve to extend flight times for bombing runs against ISIS. As the US Air Force explores the greater utilisation of commercial refuellers for CONUS operations to free military assets for combat and international deployment there is a critical need to explore US AAR policy and commercial offerings.

    The Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference taking place on 1st-2nd December 2020 in Seville, Spain will feature briefings from both fuel policy teams and combat wings which will help set the scene for all commercial operators looking to join the programme.

    For those interested in attending, there is an early bird discount of £300 expiring on Wednesday 30th September 2020. Register at

    These featured briefings for the 2020 conference include:

    Fuel Policy Teams & Combat Wings

    Mr James Olden, Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force will be presenting on ‘Building Energy Reliability and Resilience to Support the Air Force Mission’, covering:

    • An introduction to USAF Operational Energy and its role
    • Delivering support for fuel logistics, data research, aircraft sustainment and future acquisitions
    • Enhancing combat capability and mitigating operational risk to the warfighter through energy informed solutions
    • Creating an energy optimised air force and key timelines

    Colonel Troy Pananon, Wing Commander, 100th Air Refuelling Wing, US Air Force will be presenting on ‘The Bloody 100th: Extending Operation Capability Through AAR’, covering:

    • Vision and mission: extending deterrence and reach through projected airpower in the European and African theatres of operation
    • Forging partnerships and developing interoperability within the European AOR
    • Aerial refuelling to support C2, rapid deployment and aeromedical evacuation
    • Enduring objectives: maintaining readiness and building lethality in a global strategic environment

    This year’s packed agenda will also feature industry presentations from key commercial partners across the domain including Embraer, TLD, Leonardo, Mitiga Solutions.

    The event brochure including the two-day agenda and programme details is available to download online at

    Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
    1st-2nd December 2020
    Seville, Spain
    Gold Sponsor: Embraer
    Sponsors and Exhibitors: Leonardo, Mitiga Solutions and TLD Group

    SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details, please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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