US Air Force Expeditionary Command on Airlift “adaptation”
Major General William Bender, Commander of USAF’s Expeditionary Center, discusses recent changes and upgrades for airlift platforms across his fleet. As US forces face a shift in focus toward the Pacific, increasing the demand of long-haul military transit, Bender insists the new demands have “very real implications for strategic airlift and air refuelling.” Hear his thoughts in this hugely informative interview before his morning address on Day One of this year’s Military Airlift event.
The Biggest Military Airlift Programmes: An Update on Developments
Mehtaj Bora writes for Defence Aviation and summarises several of the world’s major military airlift programmes, including the latest information on Indian, Japanese, Brazilian and European progress in what is becoming an increasingly interesting focus for air transport strategists. Defence Aviation is a media partner to this year’s Military Airlift event and more can be discovered by visiting www.DefenceAviation.com
The EATC's vision of multinational military airlift operations in Europe
Defence IQ talks to Brigadier General Alain Rouceau, Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander, European Air Transport Command about the EATC's role in military airlift operations and the challenges that have to be overcome in any multinational organisational structure. Brigadier General Rouceau will be speaking on day one of the conference.
NATO SHAPE's role in strategic military airlift operations
Defence IQ talks to Colonel Jennifer Thompson, Chief, Allied Movement Coordination Centre (AMCC), NATO SHAPE on current capabilities and operations conducted by NATO SHAPE and what other Armed Forces from across the world can learn from the agency. Colonel Thompson will be speaking on day two of the event.