Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
3 December - 4 December 2024
Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the return of the 25th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place on the 3-4 December 2024.

Building on our acclaimed 2023 edition, the 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.

Benefits of attending

  • 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

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.


Gold Sponsor



NH Madrid Ventas

Biarritz, 2, Madrid, Spain

A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Gold Sponsor

Embraer is a global company with more than 50 years of aerospace expertise. In addition to the A-29 Super Tucano, an advanced training and light attack aircraft, and the C-390 Millennium, a multi-mission military transport aircraft, it offers a complete line of integrated solutions for air, space, sea, land, and cyber systems. With more than 8.000 aircraft delivered and solutions present in more than 60 Governments and Armed Forces, Embraer offers solutions for land applications such as Command and Control (C4I), sensors, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), information systems, communication, border monitoring and surveillance, naval combat and management systems, and integration of geostationary satellites for communication and observation. In the cyber area, it provides complete solutions for business protection and defense and security applications.


port city air


Port City Air is located at the Portsmouth International Airport KPSM along the beautiful New Hampshire coastline. Over the past 20-years Port City Air has developed a quiet reputation for exceeding expectations. Growing its wide and robust variety of ground support equipment, and 200,000-gallon (90,9218 liters) fuel capacity, refueling fleet as well as investment in employee training and retention that’s resulted in unmatched experience, unrivaled capabilities and extremely high service levels.

Based at a FAA Part 139 Airport with nonstop airport operations and a 11,321’ X 150’ (3450.6 x 45.7-meter) runway and unlimited weight bearing capacity for all GA, commercial, cargo and military aircraft. Also having continuous ATC and ARFF/CFR and 24/7 U.S. Customs Port of Entry. Port City Air also has high-capacity passenger clearance in our newly renovated passenger terminal with two jet bridge operations. We have a full-service cargo operation available to support any operational needs. With Forklifts up to 30K pounds, a Commander 30i Main Deck Loader and a Lantis Belly Loader we can support any aircraft anytime.

Experienced airport winter operations team supported by large fleet of modern GPS tracked snow removal equipment that can clear all 11,321' of runway and main taxiways in under 20 minutes.

More than just an FBO, Port City Air has an extensive fleet of ground handling vehicles. Including Four De-Ice trucks Type I & IV with reach to tail of B74 and 10 Jet A fuel trucks. With multiple fuel farms and top-of the-line, reliable ground support giving us built in redundancy ensuring we always have what is needed when its needed. Add to this, a dedicated core of highly trained line service technicians and exceptionally attentive customer service teams we are Ready, Willing and Able to support any flight operation 24/7/365.

Welcome to Port City Air, expect the unexpected!


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NH Madrid Ventas

Biarritz, 2

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

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The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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