12-14 December, 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

Rotary-Wing Aircraft Training Focus Day

1:15 pm - 1:50 pm Registration and Coffee

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm HUNGARIAN LEADERSHIP IN FACILITATING REGIONAL ROTARY-WING COOPERATION

Colonel József Koller, Commander of the MH86 Base, Colonel Tamás Bali, Deputy Commander of the MH86 Base,
·         Evaluating rotary-wing training exercises to enhance close air support of combat missions
·         Outlining the potential for joint acquisition of trainer aircraft and engagement in multinational training exercises
·         Identifying the cost-effectiveness of outsourcing MRO and overhauling aircraft to prolong operational life of combat helicopters and redirect budget to training solutions 
  • Examining Hungary’s leading role in multinational training exercises 
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Colonel József Koller

Commander of the MH86 Base

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Colonel Tamás Bali

Deputy Commander of the MH86 Base

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm MULTINATIONAL TRAINING EXERCISES TO ACHIEVE INTEROPERABILITY AND ENSURE RAPID REACTION CAPABILITY

Colonel Igor Yaremenko, Chief of Army Aviation,Ukrainian Land Forces
  • Examining the Ukraine’s leading role in stimulating multinational collaboration
  • Striking the accurate balance between live and synthetic training for rotary-wing aircraft
  • Strengthening rapid reaction capacity to effectively assist ground-based, counter-terrorism operations
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Colonel Igor Yaremenko

Chief of Army Aviation
Ukrainian Land Forces

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm MODERNISATION OF MULTI-ROLE HELICOPTER TRAINING SYSTEM IN ANTICIPATION OF NH-90

  • Determining the emerging training requirements in light of the replacement of the Westland Sea King Mk41 fleet with NH90 Sea Lion multi-role helicopter
  • Investigating the training implications of incorporating sophisticated sensors, modern communications equipment, and advanced navigation systems
  • Maximising safety of the aircrew by engaging in multinational training exercises and achieving training commonality 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm OUTSOURCING MULTI-ROLE HELICOPTER TRAINING TO AUGMENT FLEXIBILITY OF THE FLEET

Colonel Piotr Kowalski, Rotary Wing Aviation Branch Chief ,General Command of the Army Forces, Polish Air Force Inspectorate
  • Identifying the modernisation requirement to meet NATO training standards and participate in international missions 
  • Scrutinising the need to enhance interoperability of the aircrew in the context of improving collective security 
  • Integrating new optronic devices, encrypted communication suites, and navigational and flight control systems into the training syllabus
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Colonel Piotr Kowalski

Rotary Wing Aviation Branch Chief
General Command of the Army Forces, Polish Air Force Inspectorate

5:10 pm - 5:50 pm INCORPORATION OF NEW BASIC AND ADVANCED TRAINER AIRCRAFT INTO THE HUNGARIAN TRAINING SYSTEM

Lieutenant Colonel Endre Daróczi, ,
·         Examining the emerging training requirements in anticipation of new aircraft
·         Incorporating new basic and advanced trainer aircraft into the training system to operate alongside legacy aircraft
·         Assessing the necessary training provisions to augment  air transport capabilities
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Lieutenant Colonel Endre Daróczi



5:50 pm - 6:30 pm MODERNISATION OF SIMULATORS TO IMPROVE ADVANCED TACTICAL TRAINING FOR ROTARY-WING AIRCRAFT

  • Overviewing of the role of Training Centre Lest in delivering tailored training courses, high degree simulation fidelity, and multinational training activities within the NATO/EU/PFP framework
  • Assessing the emerging training requirements due to acquisition of the Blackhawk helicopter
  • Evaluating the fundamentality of SERE training for effective preparation of the aircrew 
  • Challenges in meeting NATO training requirements when using Soviet inventory
  • Examining difficulties associated with using modern training systems for legacy aircraft
  • Minimising reliance on Non-NATO suppliers of flight training equipment 
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Colonel Igor Yaremenko

Chief of Army Aviation
Ukrainian Land Forces

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Colonel Goran Huljev

Commander of Training and Education Centre
Croatian Air Force

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Colonel Piotr Kowalski

Rotary Wing Aviation Branch Chief
General Command of the Army Forces, Polish Air Force Inspectorate