SAE Media Group’s Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2019 conference is returning for its fourth successful year to Prague, Czech Republic on the 22nd and 23rd May 2019.

Our past Helicopter Technology events have been recognised for excellence by many leading defence forces in both Central and Eastern Europe, and have hosted more senior heads of Air Force and Helicopter Commands than any other helicopter event in Europe.

As Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States continue to be a key focus for defence equipment upgrades, the rotary fleet remains a key asset in both domestic and international military operations. Therefore, a focused conference is essential to ensure continued advancement of capability, equipment, and joint interoperability.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet many heads of Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.


  • Hear from representatives from the V4 nations: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia
  • A unique opportunity to explore new technologies and programmes from industry and exhibitors
  • The only regionally dedicated military helicopter conference in 2019

The audience will include, but not be limited to:

  • Commanders of Air Force
  • Deputy Commanders Air Force
  • Commanders of National Helicopter Forces
  • Directors of Capability Planning
  • National Armaments Directors
  • Helicopter Programme Managers
  • Heads of Army Aviation
  • Heads of Strategy and Defence Planning
  • Commanders of Air Systems
  • Directors of Procurement
  • Chief Scientists/Defence Research Agencies
  • Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Helicopter Engine Manufacturers
  • Integrated Mission Systems
  • Sensor Technology Providers
  • Weapons System Experts
  • Protective Systems

Airbus; AOBP; Aselsan As; Association Of The Defence Industry Of The Czech Republic; Astronautics; Austrian Air Force; Axnes Aviation ; Bell Helicopter; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing Defense, Space and Security ; Croatian Air Force; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; DEFENCE ATTACHE OFFICE; Defense Express; Embassy of Ukraine; European Defence Agency; FlightSafety International; Heli-one Norway As; Jeppesen ; Joint Helicopter Command; Keystone Turbine Services; Lockheed Martin; M International Inc.; Ministry of Defence Czech Republic; NATO (NAHEMA); Omnipol Ltd; Pall GmbH; Pall Internation SARL; Pall Italia srl; Pinnacle Solutions Inc; Polish Armed Forces; Royal Danish Air Force; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Slovenian Ministry of Defence ; Summit Aviation Inc.; Swedish Air Force; TenCate Advanced Armour; The Boeing Company; The Shephard Group; Trakka; UK MOD; unical Defense Inc; Unical Defense Inc.; University of Defence, Czech Republic.

Aeromedia A S; AgustaWestland; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH; Army Air Corps; Babcock International; Bell Helicopter; Bell Helicopter Textron; Breeze-Eastern ; British Embassy; Commando Helicopter Force; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; DE&S; DSTL; FN Herstal; French Air Force; French Embassy; Honeywell; Joint Helicopter Command; Kongsberg; Leonardo; Letectví a kosmonautika; Lidové Noviny; MBDA; MBDA UK Ltd.; Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic; Mladá Fronta a.s. ; National Research Council Canada- Institute for Aerospace Research; NAVAIR; Naval Air Systems Command; Patria Aviation Oy; Polish Armed Forces; S3, Inc.; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Slovakian Air Force; Slovenian Ministry of Defence ; Smith E; U S Army Aviation Center; United States Marine Corps; US Embassy Prague; Vector Aerospace International Ltd; Zespól Badan i Analiz Militarnych Sp. z o.o.; Zodiac Aerospace - Data Systems;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

8:40 Enhancing the rotary fleet of the Czech Armed Forces with increased modernisation

  • Current matters surrounding rotary acquisition in the Czech Armed Forces
  • Training and regional cooperation through joint exercises such as Ample Strike 2018 and Mountain Flight 2018
  • Evaluating modernisation policies, keeping in mind helicopter MRO and the increased rate of technological change in helicopter design
  • Colonel Rudolf  Straka

    Colonel Rudolf Straka, Chief of the Combat Training Department , The Czech Air Force HQ

    9:20 Implementing technological advancements to ensure rotary readiness

    Lieutenant Colonel Carsten Lurken

    Lieutenant Colonel Carsten Lurken, Department Head SOF, PR and STH, Air Force Forces Command

  • German Air Force Helicopters’ contribution to NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force for increased regional support for Eastern European allies
  • Current acquisition timeline for updated rotary systems in the German Air Force
  • German Air Force’s Rotary Wing Future Capabilities for the NATO DPP
  • 10:00 Delivering cost-effective rotary wing capability

    Mr Tony Duthie

    Mr Tony Duthie, Head of Market Development, Leonardo

  • The future operating environment and resulting requirements
  • Meeting customer requirements: Case study – the AW139M Battlefield Helicopter
  • Training and support solutions
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Increasing the combat capabilities of the Romanian Air Force for increased regional security

    Air Fleet General Valerica Vrajescu

    Air Fleet General Valerica Vrajescu, Deputy Chief of Joint Forces Command, Romanian Ministry of National Defence

  • Increasing the combat capabilities of the Romanian Armed forces
  • Collaboration with industry to enhance the operational capabilities of the IAR 330
  • Maximising anti-tank and support capabilities through quality of life improvements
  • 11:50 BELL H-1 And Advanced Vertical Lift Technologies: Optimizing Operational Capability for the Modern Battlefield

    Mr Scott McGowan

    Mr Scott McGowan, Vice President and Program Director Bell H-1 Program, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc

  • Bell AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom – Unmatched teaming capability between a combat multi-role helicopter and dedicated attack helicopter
  • Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey – The most in-demand aircraft in the USMC fleet offering a wide range of unique operational capabilities
  • Bell V-280 Valor – Next generation tiltrotor technology that will deliver revolutionary performance at an affordable cost
  • Bell V-247 Vigilant – Persistent, expeditionary capability, providing lethal reach with runway independence
  • 12:30 The Airbus Helicopters tandem H145M-H215/225M as backbone of a European Airmobility

    Mr Thierry de Boisvillers

    Mr Thierry de Boisvillers, Marketing Segment Manager, Airbus Helicopters

  • Technology to optimize operational capabilities
  • H145M the attack helicopter designed for modern conflicts
  • The H215/225 M the workhorse medium platform
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 The mobilisation, modernisation and development of UK air manoeuvre capabilities

  • Setting the context: Air Manoeuvre within Defence's Transformation
  • Evaluating combat readiness, collective training and operational commitments
  • Evolving Air Manoeuvre: Meeting the UK's Future Force Concepts
  • Air Manoeuvre Modernisation: Key Themes
  • Lieutenant Colonel Justin Stein

    Lieutenant Colonel Justin Stein, SI1 FD Strat Plans, Cap AM, Capability Directorate, Army Headquarters, British Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Mitchell

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Mitchell, Air Manoeuvre Capability Development, SO1 Programmes Army Headquarters, British Army

    14:50 Helicopter Situational Awareness

    Mr Rick Stone

    Mr Rick Stone, Senior Business Development Manager, GMRE Inc

  • BDATech Capabilities
  • Situational Awareness in the Cockpit
  • Tactical Computing
  • Air to Ground Situational Awareness


  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Introduction to the Multinational Aviation Training Centre

    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director, Czech Armed Forces

  • Updating legacy rotary systems for cost-effective solutions
  • Ongoing helicopter cooperation and training with V-4 nations
  • Flight safety and enhancing interoperability capabilities
  • 16:40 Industry Panel: Delivering Rotary Superiority: The Latest From Industry on How innovation and Technology Are Driving Successful Military Helicopter Operations

  • How current requirements and military operations are driving industry R&D
  • Working with military customers: how can defence organisations improve their involvement in future rotary design
  • Specialist Vs multirole platforms: varying design and technology to suit the military customer
  • Future vertical lift: what does the future hold?
  • Unmanned Rotary-is this a operational reality?
  • Mr Scott McGowan

    Mr Scott McGowan, Vice President and Program Director Bell H-1 Program, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc

    Mr Tony Duthie

    Mr Tony Duthie, Head of Market Development, Leonardo

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    9:10 Interoperability and Readiness

    Colonel Jason Gingrich

    Colonel Jason Gingrich, Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, U.S. Air Force

  • Defining Interoperability
  • Hardware & Modification Considerations
  • Exercising leads to Readiness

    9:50 NATO NAHEMA’s responsibilities for enhancing interoperability of NH-90 systems

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald  Lixenfeld

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Lixenfeld, User Support Section Leader, NATO Helicopter Management Agency

  • Signature of the NH90 Through Life Support contract between NATO member states
  • Increasing engineering services including airworthiness, configuration management, remote technical assistance and integrated logistics support in the NH-90
  • Providing assistance to V-4 member states through NAHEMA
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 ULTIMAS Airborne Mission Management System for Safe and Successful Missions

    Dr Peter Straube

    Dr Peter Straube, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, MICCAVIONICS GmbH

  • Situational Awareness and Mission Management based on Moving Maps
  • Network-Centric Situational Awareness and Mission Management
  • Augmented Reality Mapping
  • Functional Examples
  • ULTIMAS – based on multi-combat-proven system functionalities
  • 11:40 Certification and supervision of CZE Mil aircraft airworthiness

    Colonel Lubomir  Sitta

    Colonel Lubomir Sitta, MAA CZE Director, Czech Air Force

  • The role and responsibilities of the of the Czech MAA
  • How new rotary platforms are certified for the Czech Air Force
  • Keeping rotary platforms safe to operate
  • 12:20 Helicopter Training at the Czech Aviation Training Center (CLV)

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jaroslav  Spacek

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jaroslav Spacek, Director, CLV, Centrum Leteckeho Vycviku Pardubice

  • What is the Centrum Leteckého Výcviku and its roles in the Czech Air Force
  • What equipment and facilities are available for training at the CLV
  • Discussing the training curriculums to generate experienced and capable pilots
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Enhancing future capabilities for the next 35 to 50 years: developing future rotocraft technologies

    Enhancing data interconnectivity for mission support with the UH-60M
    International cooperation through NATO for enhanced interconnectivity
    National defence readiness to ensure security against regional threats

    Lieutenant Colonel Joefrey Petit

    Lieutenant Colonel Joefrey Petit, Support RW, JPR, Littoral & Special Air Ops, JAPCC

    14:00 H145M and H225M rotary advancements and procurement in the Hungarian Air Force

  • Continued modernisation of the Hungarian helicopter fleet
  • H145M/H225M ground support and special operations
  • Enhanced cooperation and interoperability with NATO allies
  • Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt, Chief of Flight Training Department , Hungarian Air Force

    14:40 EDA helicopter programmes – Fostering international cooperation and interoperability

    Mr Jose Pablo Romera Martin

    Mr Jose Pablo Romera Martin, EDA Project Officer Rotary Wing, European Defence Agency

  • Present and future of EDA helicopter programmes
  • Enhancing multinational helicopter training
  • Role of helicopter Blade exercises
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Internaitional Organisations in Ensuring Regional Security in Central and Eastern Europe

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Jason Gingrich

    Colonel Jason Gingrich, Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, U.S. Air Force

    Colonel Miloslav Bauer

    Colonel Miloslav Bauer, Head of Department, University of Defence Brno

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald  Lixenfeld

    Lieutenant Colonel Harald Lixenfeld, User Support Section Leader, NATO Helicopter Management Agency

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces


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    SIMAS / ULTIMAS is based on the multi-combat-proved terminal information system for combat helicopters (SIT-ALAT), which was built for the French army aviation troop. TAMAP is based on the multi-combat-proved mobile command platform for command helicopters (KIT HM-PC), also realized for the French army aviation troop.

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