SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the return of the 24th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place on the 27-28 November 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Building on our acclaimed 2022 edition conference remains the preeminent forum for the international air mobility and airlift community – providing critical perspectives from heavy and tactical airlift, rotary wing and AAR industries.

In light of the growing operational demand as a result of the War in Ukraine there has never been a more important time to view how the critical force multiplier of Military Airlift is employed, at the industrial, national and international levels.

Covering key mission areas such as resource pooling and sharing, humanitarian support, Air-to-Air Refuelling technical updates and news from multi-national and national procurement efforts – this comprehensive conference remains an essential calendar date for those in the airlift and AAR community.

Additionally, SAE Media Group are delighted to announce a post-conference site visit to the Beja Air Base - Air Base 11 on the 29th November 2023, hosted by the Portuguese Air Force. Attendance is complimentary for all conference attendees.


  • 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
  • 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


37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB; 618th Air Operations Center (AOC); 86th Operations Group, U.S. Air Force; AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center); AEG Fuels; AFLCMC/WKDI KC-135 FMS, US Air Force; AFLCMC/WLTNI; Airbus Defence and Space; Airlift Coordination Centre / NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre; Army CAP; Associated Energy Group LLC; Austrian Armed Forces; Avidonn Consulting; Boeing; Department of National Defence; DSCOM; Embraer; EMBRAER S.A; GB Consulting AS; Heavy Airlift Wing; Honeywell Aerospace; Honeywell S.r.l; ITA Air Force; ITAF - 14th Wing; Italian Air Force; Italian Airforce - 46 Air Brigade; JAPCC; Jetex; Joint Air Power Competence Centre; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A; Leonardo S.p.A.; Lockheed Martin; Marshall Aerospace; Meta Aerospace Capital; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia; Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE); NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine; NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre; NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); New Zealand Defence Staff - London; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Port City Air; Portuguese Air Force; RAF; Republic of Singapore Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Shephard Media; Spanish Air Movility Command; Strategic Airlift Interim Solution Coordination Cell; Thales AVS France; TLD; United States Air Force; USAF; ViaSat;

Conference agenda



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Laurent Donnet

Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting



Overview of the Role and Capabilities of the Portuguese Air Force

General Joao Alves

General Joao Alves, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Portuguese Air Force

  • Capability created through recent procurement efforts.
  • Intended future development of the Portuguese Air Force
  • Challenges faced during the procurement process and lessons identified for future procurement
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    Why C-390?

  • Myths, Folklore & Untruths.
  • The C-390
  • Performance – Hot / High / Heavy and Modern ATM environments
  • Ease of Load / unload
  • Multi-Mission capability -
  • Ease of maintenance – cost – availability
  • Interoperability and sharing in a multi-national environment.
  • Mr Donald Turnbull

    Mr Donald Turnbull, Senior Military Advisor, EMBRAER S.A

    Mr Frederico Lemos

    Mr Frederico Lemos, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Defence & Security



    Developing Global Air Mobility to Ensure Operation Capability

    Colonel Ryan Garlow

    Colonel Ryan Garlow, Commander, RAF Mildenhall

  •  Priorities for Air Mobility Command: develop the force and advance warfighting capabilities to maximize full-spectrum readiness and generate the credible capacity required to project the Joint Force and ensure strategic deterrence
  • Global effects and overview of Air Mobility operational wings
  • Developing Multi-Capable Airmen and Digitally-Adept Airmen for future operations
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    Morning Coffee



    Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) 2023 Updates

    Colonel Harald Struzyna

    Colonel Harald Struzyna, Commanding Officer, SALCC Strategic Airlift Coordination Center

  • Providing Service for over and outsized cargo in a changed environment.
  • What are the main aspects of the changed operating environment?
  • What have the key challenges been for SALIS in recent years?
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    Preparing Future Airlift Personnel Through the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center

    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Stepp

    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Stepp, Vice Commandant, Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, USAF

  • Increasing the war fighting effectiveness and survivability of Air Mobility Forces
  • Overview of AATTC capabilities to train the next generation of airlift personnel 
  • Focusing on international partnerships and strengthening joint training experiences
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    Airbus Air Mobility - The Future is Now

    Mr Jose Luis  de Miguel

    Mr Jose Luis de Miguel, Head of Military Aircraft and FCAS Marketing, Airbus

  • Current products - an overview of the status of current products in the military aircraft portfolio
  • Future Developments - a focus on recent acheivements (customers and company) followed by a look at future developments, airmed at meeting the needs of our customers on the following platforms.
  • C-295
  • A400M
  • A330MRTT



    Networking Lunch



    The Value of Resource Pooling and the role of the EATC

    Colonel Arnaud Kauffman

    Colonel Arnaud Kauffman, Deputy Head of Policy and Support Division, EATC

  • Overview of the EATC’s role as the major air mobility force provider in Europe with large and flexible operational options for air transport, medical evacuation and air-to-air refuelling
  • Update on the transformation of the EATC’s current fleet to include A400-M, C130J, and A330 MRRT platforms
  • Generating a common tactical operating procedure
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    Boeing Global Services Capabilities and Solutions

    Mr Andrew  Tayon

    Mr Andrew Tayon, KC-767 Tanker and Northern Europe/Israel Program Manager, Boeing Global Services and Support

  •  Overview of Boeing Global Services
  • Performance Based Logistics Overview and Benefits
  • Key MAAR PBL Program Structure and Results: C-17 Globemaster and Italy KC-767A Tanker
  • Boeing Digital Solutions Capabilities
  • KC-46A Program Update and Video
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    Implementing the Lessons Identified in the Initial Ukraine Response to Ensure the Optimisation of the 435th Contingency Response Group

    Lieutenant Colonel David Pearce

    Lieutenant Colonel David Pearce, Commander, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron

  • 435th Contingency Response Group and its wider role within the USAF
  • The shifting mission during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine was invaded.
  • Partner nation coordination to schedule aid shipments for Ukraine
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    Afternoon Tea



    International mission planning solutions, by JETEX

    Mr Diego Giamberini, Director JETEX LATAM & Caribbean, Jetex US Inc

  •  Jetex Mission Planning Division capabilities
  • Solutions provided to Military & Governmental entities and Contractors
  • Challenges when planning international missions
  • Challenges when planning missions to/from limited logistics
  • Mission Planning case studies
  • Closing the gap between military mission planning & civilian entities
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    SAC: Multinational Partnership delivering Strategic Airlift Capability at Pace

    Colonel Jason Mills

    Colonel Jason Mills, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, United States Air Force

  • Our quick response time - Present examples ERM: Afghanistan, Turkey, Ukraine and wild fire in France.
  • Slim organization - high output!
  • SAC Organization and support - HAW - NAMP - Boeing
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    The MCCE Air Transport Cell and Providing Flexible Multimodal Solutions for its Member Nations

    Colonel Gioacchino (Jack) Cassara

    Colonel Gioacchino (Jack) Cassara, Director, MCCE

  • Overview of the Capabilities of the MCCE AT Cell
  • Maximizing synergies, reducing costs, increasing capacities for the Nations
  • Future airlift opportunities and strategies of the MCCE
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    Strategic Airlift in the German Air Force and Future Development Prospects

    Colonel Stefan Kleinheyer

    Colonel Stefan Kleinheyer, Head of Branch, Air Transport/ Jet/UAS, German Air Force Command

  •  Successes and Challenges of modernisation efforts for Airlift in the German Air Force
  • International interoperability efforts and the value of resource sharing
  • Future developments for the German Air Force
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting



    Drinks Reception Hosted By Embraer


    Embraer, ,

     SAE Media Group and Embraer and proud to announce they will be hosting a conference networking reception. Join us to gain new contacts and develop stronger relationships with industry leaders



    Registration & Coffee



    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting



    Ensuring operational Capability within the Portuguese Air Force and the procurement of new equipment

    Brigadier General Joao Nogueira

    Brigadier General Joao Nogueira, Director of the Engineering and Programs Directorate, Portuguese Air Force

  • The procurement process of the C-390, its challenges and successes
  • Working to ensure the constant evolution of Portuguese airlift capabilities
  • Overview of the operational capabilities of the Portuguese Air Force
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    Enhancing Airlift Capability Within the Canadian Air Force to Ensure Future Longevity

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Willrich

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Willrich, RCAF Strategic Tanker Transport Secretariat Lead, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Updates on development of airlift capabilities within the Canadian air force
  • The capabilities created by the new airlift platforms
  • Intended future development and areas for growth
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    Morning Coffee



    Update on the Multinational MRTT Program

    Colonel Johan van Soest

    Colonel Johan van Soest, Head of the Project Management Procedures Office and Advisor in the Air Domain, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence

  • Success and challenges of the program
  • Overview of the program
  • Capabilities gained through multinational cooperation
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    Capabilities provided by 14th Wing and recent developments

    Lieutenant Colonel Emanuele Scoletta

    Lieutenant Colonel Emanuele Scoletta, 14th Wing Crew Training Center Commander, ITAF - 14th Wing

  • Current Air Lift Capabilities of the Italian Air Force and 14th Wing’s role within the wider Air Force
  • The requirements to ensure future airlift capability is maintained and at a high standard
  • Areas for development in the Italian Air Force and lessons identified from previous development
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    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Port City Air

    Mr Mark Brophy, Military Flight Operations, Port City Air

    Ms Stephanie Pratt

    Ms Stephanie Pratt, Director of Sales and Marketing, Port City Air



    Networking Lunch



    Harmonizing National Capabilities to Overcome National Issues and Ensure Reliable and Capable International Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Derek Rankin

    Lieutenant Colonel Derek Rankin, Chief, ALCC, Airlift Coordination Centre / NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre

  • Who and what is the ALCC?
  • What lessons have been learned from ALCC operations?
  • Coordinating national assets to ensure rapid and effective multinational airlift capabilities.
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    Sponsor Panel Discussion



    The Role of the ETAC and the need for Advanced Tactical Airlift Training

    Colonel Juan G. Fernandez Gonzalez

    Colonel Juan G. Fernandez Gonzalez, Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre

  • The ETAC, its roles, capabilities, and priorities
  • The Benefits of Advanced Tactical Airlift Training within Europe
  • Overview of the ETAP Program
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    Afternoon Tea



    Military Air Refueling Operations in the European Theatre – Needs and Requirements

    Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Evans

    Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Evans, Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing

  • Role of the USAF in European Air Refueling Operations
  • Current and Future Capabilities of the USAF in Europe
  • Air to Air Refueling as a Force Enabler, and Its Role Within the Wider Airlift Picture


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    One Century of The Italian Air Force - The Needs And Requirements to Maintain a High Standard of Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Capacity

    Colonel Luca Tonello

    Colonel Luca Tonello, Reservist - Former ITA Air Mobility Command Chief OPS, ITA Air Force

  •  On the year of the 100th Italian Air Force birthday a bit of history of its airlift and air to air refuelling component.
  • Overview of the situation today - A look at the latest major operations.
  • The evolution of the Country's airlift and air to air refuelling capacity - A challenge for the future.  


    Ensuring the French Air Mobility Command will be able to Provide Operational Strategic Flexibility in the Future

    Brigadier General Fabrice Feola

    Brigadier General Fabrice Feola, Chief of the air transport brigade, French and space air force / Air transport brigade

  • Reactivity and adaptability – strategic assets within the French Air Force inventory and operational feedback
  • A400M and C130 modernisation – bridging tactical capability gaps
  • A review of recent operation experience of the French Air Force
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Laurent Donnet

    Mr Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting



    Departure from Hotel



    Arrival at Beja Air Base

    Beja Air Base Staff

    Beja Air Base Staff, , Portuguese Air Force

    Delegates to arrive at Beja Air Base and be welcomed by Portuguese Air Force



    KC390 Programme Presentation

    Beja Air Base Staff

    Beja Air Base Staff, , Portuguese Air Force

    Delegates to receive briefing on the KC390 programme from members of the Portuguese Air Force



    Networking Break



    Visit to Facilities

    Beja Air Base Staff

    Beja Air Base Staff, , Portuguese Air Force

    An opportunity for Delegates to see the facilities of the Air Base



    End of Site Visit

    Delegates to depart from Beja Air Base and return to the hotel

    Portuguese Air Force
    Chief of the air transport brigade
    French and space air force / Air transport brigade
    Director of the Engineering and Programs Directorate
    Portuguese Air Force
    Deputy Head of Policy and Support Division
    Commanding Officer
    SALCC Strategic Airlift Coordination Center
    Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
    United States Air Force
    Head of the Project Management Procedures Office and Advisor in the Air Domain
    Luxembourg Directorate of Defence
    ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre
    Commander, 14th Wing
    Italian Air Force
    Reservist - Former ITA Air Mobility Command Chief OPS
    ITA Air Force
    Group Commander
    435th Contingency Response Support Squadron
    RAF Mildenhall
    Head of Branch, Air Transport/ Jet/UAS
    German Air Force Command
    Senior Military Advisor
    Embraer Defence & Security
    Chief of Staff of the Air Force
    Portuguese Air Force
    Director Air Requirements
    Department of National Defence
    435th Contingency Response Support Squadron
    Chief, ALCC
    Airlift Coordination Centre / NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre
    100th Air Refueling Wing
    Vice Commandant, Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center
    Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command
    Director JETEX LATAM & Caribbean
    Jetex US Inc
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Embraer Defence & Security
    Head of Military Aircraft and FCAS Marketing
    Managing Director
    Avidonn Consulting
    Military Flight Operations
    Port City Air

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors



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    Past Attendee list


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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Airbus Defence and Space is a global leader for aerospace, defence and security solutions and a reliable partner to commercial and governmental customers worldwide. It is one of the two divisions of Airbus.

    More than 33,000 employees from over 80 different nationalities generate revenues of around €11 billion in 4 programme lines: Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Connected Intelligence. Airbus Defence and Space contributes to ensuring future European autonomy and sovereignty in defence and security as leading industrial partner in Europe’s most ambitious development programme Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

    Military Aircraft pioneers the full range of integrated air power solutions. Together, the A400M, C295, A330 MRTT and Eurofighter Typhoon make up a world-class product range operated by customers worldwide. By leveraging Airbus’ best-in-class design, development, production, integration and service capabilities, customers benefit from end-to-end lifecycle solutions supporting sovereign, mission-ready air power solutions.

    Space Systems develops and operates major civil and defence space systems and delivers powerful insights through space-based services. Its satellite system solutions for telecommunications, Earth observation, navigation and science include spacecraft, ground segments and payloads. As the European prime contractor for launchers, orbital systems and space exploration, its key systems include the Ariane launchers in a joint venture with Safran.

    Unmanned Aerial Systems drives the future of unmanned flight by delivering innovative solutions and leveraging eco-systems and partnerships. Airbus is prime contractor for the remotely piloted aircraft Eurodrone and the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Zephyr. The portfolio comprises drone services, such as operational services, flight operations and approvals, consulting, training and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Services.

    Connected Intelligence provides solutions for situational awareness and secure communications services worldwide. The business offers imagery, industry-specific applications to transform data into actions and is a trusted partner for protection from cyber threats.

    Lockheed Martin

    Gold Sponsor

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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    The Space Mission Systems organization within Boeing Defense, Space & Security encompasses a diverse portfolio of mission-critical space solutions that Boeing delivers to customers around the world.

    The organization harnesses strengths from Boeing’s more than 60-year heritage of designing and delivering commercial and government satellite systems that meet our customers’ most demanding missions. This includes satellites - from small to large - capable of performing in any orbit, the ground systems that enable them, mission operations that support them, and the services that sustain them. Additionally, the portfolio incorporates the agile capabilities of small satellite manufacturer Millennium Space Systems and the rich history of Spectrolab whose solar cells have powered some of the most iconic space programs, including powering missions as far as Mars and Jupiter, as well as enabling the longest sustained human presence in space, the International Space Station. The organization also features proprietary national security programs as well as experimental programs, like the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle.

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    An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit www.jetex.com and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


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