New Speakers Announced for the Virtual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 Conference

SMi Group Reports: Speakers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, NATO, Netherlands, and the US have confirmed to speak at the virtual conference in May.

London, United Kingdom, February 26, 2021 --( Now in its sixth year, SMi Group’s Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference taking place virtually on 19th and 20th May 2021, will host an unrivalled and diverse international speaker line-up of military and industry experts, ready to discuss the most up-to-date rotary wing aircrafts, systems and procurements currently operating in the air forces of today.

For those interested in attending, it is £499 for government, public sector, and military personnel and only £999 for commercial companies. Register at

This year's agenda will feature brand-new speakers from the following nations:

- Czech Republic
Colonel Martin Jandourek, Commander, 22nd Helicopter Wing, Czech Air Force

- Hungary
Major General Nándor Kilián, Inspector, Hungarian Air Force Inspectorate, Hungarian Defence Forces

Rear Admiral Giorgio Gomma, General Manager, NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA)

- Netherlands
Colonel Peter Arts, Chief Helicopter Branch, Directorate of Operations, Royal Netherlands Air Force

- US
Major General David Francis, Commanding General, US Army Aviation Centre of Excellence and Fort Rucker, US Army
Brigadier General Walter Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, US Army

The 2021 brochure is now available to download at

At this moment, the agenda features a total of 18 expert speaker representing: Albanian Air Force, Armed Forces of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bell Helicopter, Croatian Air Force, Czech Air Force, DE&S - UK MoD, European Defence Agency, German Federal Ministry of Defence, Hungarian Defence Forces Command, Latvian Air Force, Leonardo, Lithuanian Air Force, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Romanian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Slovenian Armed Forces, US Army, and the US Army Futures Command.

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe Conference
19th-20th May 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsored by Bell Helicopter and Leonardo

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

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

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