Attendee List Released for Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe | 9th - 10th June 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Latest attendees at SMi's Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference includes Leonardo-Finmeccanica, KF Aerospace, Ocean Software Pty Ltd, Romanian Air Force plus many more.

Prague, Czech Republic, May 25, 2016 --( SMi will open it's doors to the inaugural Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference in just 2 weeks' time. The two-day event, which is being held with support from the Czech Air Force, will provide the ideal platform to discuss the implementation of new technologies such as simulated flight training and advanced trainer aircraft. Confirm your attendance today and network with senior air force procurement decision makers while there is still an opportunity to influence their decision making before the establishment of the new 2018 NATO International Joint Training Centre.

Key Sessions at Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe includes:

1. Overview of the New International Training Centre
Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force
Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force will discuss why the new centre is needed for the Eastern European region and how it will improve interoperability of NATO pilots during missions.

2. The Czech Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training
Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
Gain insight into the current synthetic training programmes in place to assist the training of new pilots, and find out what the Czech Air Force is doing to improve the capabilities of its fast jet pilots. Adaption of training regimes to meet increased pilot numbers, and the prospect of permanently buying and increasing Gripen numbers will also be highlighted.

3. The Czech Air Force's Air Combat Capabilities
Colonel Petr Hromek, Commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base, Czech Air Force
Receive a case study oN Czech pilot participation in NATO Air Policing Missions and military operations abroad. Discussion will also be centred on the operational history of the Gripen in Czech service and how this has greatly enhanced Czech Air Defence capabilities.

Additionally, the two-day programme also promises to bring you the cutting-edge technology developments from industry including:

• 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

• Integrated Training System Integration
Paul Vavra, Business Development, DRS Technologies

Download the attendee list and view the full speaker line-up & complete session details at

Plus, join us for the Complimentary Site Visit to Aero Vodochody's Production Facility:
At the end of Day One, SMi is proud to announce that our lead sponsor Aero Vodochody, will be hosting drinks reception and site visit, showcasing their latest aircraft models, including the L-39 GN, in their main hangar facility. Join us and network with leading jet training experts from the region in this unique and exciting environment. With over 8 hours of networking, Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe provides the perfect platform to build strategic partnerships and secure future collaborations.
SMi Group
Vinh Trinh
+44 20 7827 6140