Colonel James Young, 86 Operations Group Commander, US Air Force to Deliver Briefing at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuell

  • Posted by Maria Ardael
  • June 27, 2019 9:39 AM BST
SMi Group Reports: Colonel James Young will present at the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference on the 3rd and 4th December 2019 in Lisbon.

SMi Group is delighted to announce that Colonel James Young, 86 Operations Group Commander, US Air Force has confirmed his participation at the 20th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference being held in Lisbon, Portugal on the 3rd and 4th December 2019.


He will be briefing on: ‘Enduring Courage: Building the Gateway to Europe’


  • How the C-130 provides strategic depth to US air mobility
  • Considering the operating environment of Europe: key challenges for deployment in congested airspace
  • The ground segment at Ramstein: building synergies between air formations and support teams
  • Air-air refuelling to maximise flight time and enhance capability
  • Recent deployments over Libya: successes in providing fleet utility for air forces
  • The wings role in supplying humanitarian aid – how to enhance future air distribution


Colonel James Young will join the speaker line-up of 19 airlift experts from nations across the world. The full conference agenda is available for download on the event


As strategic and heavy airlift continues to drive expeditionary capability, the market capitalisation of this mission critical sector continues to grow. With over 120 attendees expected, there has never been a better time to meet and network with your peers to learn from and improve pooling and sharing efforts across the globe. Featuring an exclusive site visit to Montijo Airbase, the Military Airlift and Air-Air Refuelling Conference is an essential platform for military and industry to share comprehensive discussions on the future of this capability.


For those interested in attending, there is a £400 early bird discount expiring this week on Friday 28th June 2019. Places can be reserved at



Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

3rd-4th December 2019,

Sana Metropolitan Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal


Sponsored by:

Lead Sponsor: Embraer Defense & Security | Gold Sponsors: SkyTech, Airbus 
Sponsors: JBT®, Jetex Mission Planning, Leonardo, TLD Group, World Fuel Services


For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, please contact Sadia Malick, on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

For delegate enquiries, please contact Alan Lam on +44 (0) 207 827 6112 or email



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