Event The A400M – OCCAR’s Role in Development of a Modern Air Transport Aircraft
Science & Technology The A400M – OCCAR’s Role in Development of a Modern Air Transport Aircraft
The A400M – OCCAR’s Role in Development of a Modern Air Transport Aircraft Paris
The A400M – OCCAR’s Role in Development of a Modern Air Transport Aircraft Science & Technology Paris
The A400M – OCCAR’s Role in Development of a Modern Air Transport Aircraft France
Start: Jan 29 2019 19:00
Finish: Jan 29 2019 20:30
Time zone: Europe/Paris
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OCCAR - Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement - is an international organisation whose core-business is the through-life management of cooperative defence equipment programmes. One specific example is OCCAR's role in liaising between industry and the seven customer-nations for the development, certification, qualification, procurement and support of the european A400M military transport aircraft.
This modern military Air Transport platform is expected to carry out a multitude of roles beyond simple logistics including but not limited to: operating in contested and austere conditions; from unpaved surfaces; for air-drop of loads and parachutists; as a tanker and AAR receiver; and as a force multiplier. This complex and demanding programme focusses on much of the aircraft’s life-cycle simultaneously with the ongoing development of capability whilst many aircraft are already deployed on the frontline with Air Forces. This lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities for A400M from an OCCAR perspective.
The speaker, Mr. Andrew Ellson, Cockpit and Operations Officer, OCCAR has over 20 years of pilot, flying instructor and command experience with the Royal Air Force, chiefly on C130 Hercules. He has operated across the full range of tasking available on that platform from airshows and diplomatic engagement through humanitarian aid and peacekeeping to more contested environments in conflict zones. He has been fortunate to fly in many parts of the world and lead deployed forces in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His flying has been interspersed with ground tours as a staff officer for Capability Development and in Air Land Integration roles with the British Army and the US Air Force. He is currently on loan from the RAF to OCCAR.
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