SMi's Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference to feature industry spotlights from Aero Vodochody, VR Group and CAE

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SMi's Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference, taking place on 9th - 10th June 2016 in Prague, will discuss the implementation of new technologies such as simulated flight training and advanced aircraft into current pilot training systems.

SMi's Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference

Fast jet fighter capability is the mainstay of any air force; the ability to defend and control airspace is of paramount importance to any nation. Countries with smaller air forces are looking to improve interoperability to maximise the effectiveness of their jet fighter fleets. Furthermore, the Czech Air Force has announced it is actively seeking to establish an international training centre for regional pilots to meet that very demand 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 event 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.

We are also delighted to announce that CAE and Draken International have joined the highly anticipated Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference as sponsors. Furthermore, industry spotlights will be provided by Aero Vodochody, VR Group and CAE who are confirmed to lead sessions at 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

  •      Training System Integration

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 conference programme and complete session details, visit http://www.fastjettraining.com/prweb

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