Industry spotlight by Draken International, CAE and more | Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe

Industry spotlight by Draken International, CAE and more | Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Mar 29, 2016 - SMi is delighted to announce that Zlin Aircraft has joined the highly anticipated Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference, taking place on 9-10 June 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, as sponsors.

Furthermore, industry spotlights will be provided by CAE, Draken International, Aero Vodochody and VR Group, who are all confirmed to present throughout the two-day event:

•    Feasibility and Sustainability of Jet Pilot Training in the 21st century
Jakub Fojtik, Head of Business Department – Defence & MRO Division, Aero Vodochody

•    Simulation and Air Force Integrated Training System
Ivo Gamba, Technical Director, VR Group

•    Contract Air Services: Building Partnership Aviation Capability
Saint Lehtinen, Business Development Director, Draken International

•    Integrated Training System Integration
Peter Eadie, Strategy and Business Development Manager – Defence and Security, CAE

As the Czech Air Force are looking to improve interoperability and maximise the effectiveness of their jet fighter fleets, they are actively seeking to establish an international training centre for regional pilots with support from NATO by 2018. Against this backdrop, SMi is proud to announce that Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe is being held with support from the Czech Air Force. The two-day programme will provide the ideal platform to discuss the implementation of new technologies such as simulated flight training and new advanced trainer aircraft into current pilot training systems for improved interoperability amongst regional partners, as well as conversion to more modern fighter jets in the wake of higher operational demands.

Key Industry Speakers:
• Jakub Fojtik, Head of Business Department – Defence & MRO Division, Aero Vodochody
• Ivo Gamba, Technical Director, VR Group
• Saint Lehtinen, Business Development Director, Draken International
• Peter Eadie, Strategy and Business Development Manager – Defence and Security, CAE

Host Nation Keynote Speakers:
• Tomas Kuchta, Deputy Minister for Industrial Cooperation and Defence Industry Management, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
• Brigadier General Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force
• Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
• Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
• Colonel Petr Hromek, Commander of the 21st Tactical Air Base, Czech Air Force
• Colonel Jiri Kacer, Head of Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology, University of Defence, Czech Republic

Regional Expert Speakers:
• Major General Max Nielsen, Chief of Air Staff, Royal Danish Air Force
• Major General Jan Sliwka, Deputy Commander of General Command, Polish Armed Forces
• Colonel Eberhard Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr, Operational Forces Command, German Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Albin Swanz, Deputy Commander of the Pilot Training Institute and Head of Jet Pilot Training, Austrian Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth, Head of the Swedish Air Force, Combat Simulation Centre, Swedish Air Force
• Lieutenant-Colonel Jerome Armand, Deputy Head of Air Training Command, French Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Afonso Gaiolas, Operations Division, Portuguese Air Force
• Air Commodore (Ret’d) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training, Royal Air Force

To view the full two-day conference programme and session details, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/fastjet-easterneurope1.asp

Event Highlights include:
• Over 10 Air Force Commanders and Senior Training Officers confirmed to speak making this the most senior and focused Fast Jet Training meeting in the region!
• Military Briefings from the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and Germany
• Dedicated focus on synthetic training, acquisition programmes and readiness
• Real Solutions presented and offered within the Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe Exhibition

Source : SMi Group
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CATEGORIES : Military and Defense

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