Senior US Officials from Fuel Policy Teams and Combat Wings to Present at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 2020

SMi reports: Senior US officials will be presenting at the 21st Annual Military Airlift Air-to-Air Refuelling conference in Seville, this December.

London, United Kingdom, July 22, 2020 --( Air-to-air refuelling remains a key mission multiplier, utilised extensively in Operation Inherent Resolve to extend flight times for bombing runs against ISIS. As the US Air Force explores the greater utilisation of commercial refuellers for CONUS operations to free military assets for combat and international deployment there is a critical need to explore US AAR policy and commercial offerings.

The Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference taking place on December 1-2, 2020 in Seville, Spain will feature briefings from both fuel policy teams and combat wings which will help set the scene for all commercial operators looking to join the programme.

For those interested in attending, there is an early bird discount of £300 expiring on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Register at

These featured briefings for the 2020 conference include:

Fuel Policy Teams & Combat Wings

Mr James Olden, Chief of Current Operations for Aviation Energy Policy, US Air Force will be presenting on "Building Energy Reliability and Resilience to Support the Air Force Mission," covering:

- An introduction to USAF Operational Energy and its role
- Delivering support for fuel logistics, data research, aircraft sustainment and future acquisitions
- Enhancing combat capability and mitigating operational risk to the warfighter through energy informed solutions
- Creating an energy optimised air force and key timelines

Colonel Troy Pananon, Wing Commander, 100th Air Refuelling Wing, US Air Force will be presenting on "The Bloody 100th: Extending Operation Capability Through AAR," covering:

- Vision and mission: extending deterrence and reach through projected airpower in the European and African theatres of operation
- Forging partnerships and developing interoperability within the European AOR
- Aerial refuelling to support C2, rapid deployment and aeromedical evacuation
- Enduring objectives: maintaining readiness and building lethality in a global strategic environment

This year’s packed agenda will also feature industry presentations from key commercial partners across the domain including Embraer, TLD, Leonardo, Mitiga Solutions.

The event brochure including the two-day agenda and programme details is available to download online at

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
1st-2nd December 2020
Seville, Spain
Gold Sponsor: Embraer
Sponsors and Exhibitors: Leonardo, Mitiga Solutions and TLD Group

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details, please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

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