12-14 December, 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

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Military Flight Training Eastern Europe 2017 Programme

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  • Maximise the readiness of your fleet and enhance your understanding of regional programmes by receiving high level briefings from leading training commands and solution providers
  • Engage with senior decision-makers from the Hungarian Air Force to establish business opportunities and secure programme partnerships 
  • Improve interoperability and standardise your training systems by networking with key Eastern European stakeholders 
  • Expand your flight training capacity and rapid reaction capability by meeting top MRO experts
  • Advance your flight training potential by informing your organisation of current multinational exercises and outsourced training solutions
  • Minimise flight training costs and decrease the burden on live training by better understanding simulation technology and meeting leading third-party training solution providers
  • Resolve the challenges of setting tri-service requirements by participating in the exclusive new-to show rotary-wing focus day


Exclusive Content

Eurotraining is coming back! Multinational jet school could arrive by 2019

Europe has found itself in a difficult situation. Following the UK referendum that determined an exit from the EU, a crisis summit in September 2016 was held in Bratislava Federica Mogherini to put up a united front. Security cooperation has been on the lips of all nations when it comes to defending the continent, but in particular, Eastern European states have been eager to merge their efforts under continued fiscal pressure and an obvious threat of Russian military build-up. Now, several nations are looking to reignite the 'Eurotraining' concept in a new form, building off successes in the rotary-wing training domain and transitioning them to fast jet...

Read this article to find out how the chairman of this year's Military Flight Training Eastern Europe conference is involved in this endeavour.

Polish jet trainer delivery is ‘just the beginning’ of European flight training resurgence

November 2016 will see the Polish Air Force take delivery of the first of eight M-346 Master lead-in fighter trainer aircraft from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, marking what is set to be one of the early landmarks in a run of new military flight training investment within Central and Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, the tail end of the year will see Colonel Wojciech Pikula, Commander of the 4th Flying Training Wing, providing the first post-adoption briefing at the Military Flight Training Eastern Europe forum (06-08 December, Bulgaria) to communicate feedback to the international community on the full experience...

Austrian Diamond DART 450 ‘breaks world record’ with fresh design

From its first clicks in CAD to its first flight in less than a year. At Farnborough this past summer, Christian Dries, the CEO and owner of Diamond Aircraft, and his project director Clemens Knappert, briefed correspondent Georg Mader on their new DART 450 turboprop trainer. It is an undertaking few would expect from our correspondent’s home country of Austria, but the company is one of the world leaders in flying composite-structures.

Released ahead of this year's Military Flight Training Eastern Europe conference. Find out more about the giant leaps being achieved by European trainer developers...

Military Flight Training Report 2015-16: Part I: Holdings & Requirements

Part I of the annual Defence IQ MFT Report covers international inventories of fast-jet and helicopter trainers, key national requirements and an overview of the health of the global flight training market. Part II of this report will provide the full results of our executive survey, with insight into those working in this field in both an operational and business capacity.

The World’s Air Forces operate 7, 417 fixed-wing training aircraft, with a further 737 on order. These represent increases of 3.9% and 17.9% respectively, over 2014...

Map of the Region

In an effort to meet NATO requirements and deter Russian aggression, Eastern European Air Forces are embarking on extensive modernisation projects. Download our exclusive map of the region to see updates on various nations' military flight training aircraft and programmes.


Military Flight Training: What the event offers

Every year, the Military Flight Training event takes place in London, UK, to bring together the best minds in the community, including military leadership, solution providers and aviation instructors. Unparalleled as a conference in this space, this global forum is the must-attend event to understand the challenges for tomorrow's pilots and to network with the world's leading Primes and Tier Two providers. Don't just take our word for it - find out what our recent attendees thought...

Exclusive Content

Requirements, Priorities and Challenges in Military Flight Training

Defence IQ spoke exclusively to Colonel Rejman, Deputy Commander 21st Air Force Base, Czech Air Force about the key priorities and challenges being faced in regard to both live and simulation flight training in the Czech Republic.


Interview: Major General Kaluzinski outlines Poland’s jet trainer requirements

Defence IQ speaks with the Polish Air Force Deputy Commander & Chief of Training, Major General Slawomir Kaluzinski… Read the full interview here.


Pilot Training Challenges of the Botswana Defence Force

Lt Col James Maphanyane, Commander of the Botswana Defence Force's Flight Training School, tells Defence IQ about his nation's programme structure, the opportunities for joint and multinational training, and how education is to be balanced in the coming years. 

Afghan Air Force: Training the First Generation for Airborne COIN

Last year at Defence IQ’s Airborne COIN conference, we sat down with USAF’s Brig. Gen. David Allvin, Commanding General of the NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan, and discussed the issues relating to the difficult task of educating a new Afghan Air Force. He explains the challenges, from relating accurate lessons to non-English speaking officers, screening new recruits as first-time pilots, and strategising for the platforms being used in this endeavour.