Air Zone

Air at DSEI

DSEI 2017 featured its strongest aerospace offering to date, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. The popular Air Zone was fully supported by the Royal Air Force and Joint Helicopter Command and included a capability area dedicated to the aerospace supply chain. With an impressive array of static displays expected to feature around the ExCeL concourse, as well as a notable line up of rotary assets operating in the maritime domain, DSEI was the must-attend event for the entire aerospace sector. 

Chief of the Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC, Chief of the Air Staff, delivered a keynote address at DSEI on Wednesday 13 September in the West Theatre. Chaired by Air Marshall Philip Sturley CB MBE FRAeS and industry expert Howard Wheeldon, the Air Capability Conference examined “The Next Generation of Air Capability”.

Air Chief Marshal Stephen Hillier

“I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF
Chief of the Air Staff

Image courtesy of Ministry of Defence

 

WHO EXHIBITED?

2017 VIP Speakers

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB, CBE, DFC, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Carlo Magrassi, Secretary General of Defence and National Armaments Director, Ministry of Defence - Italy
  • Air Marshal Julian Young CB OBE, Chief of Materiel (Air), Defence Equipment & Support
  • Major General Alain Pelletier, RCAF Fighter Program Lead, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Michael Wigston CBE, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Simon Rochelle OBE, DFC, Chief of Staff (Capability), Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Dave Lee, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Delivery, Air Mobility, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore David Bradshaw, Lightning Force Commander, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Ian Gale MBE, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Development, C2ISR, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Julian Ball OBE, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Development, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Delivery, Combat Air, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director, European Air Group

2017 Feature Area

Air Static Display

2017 Product Categories

Aerospace exhibitors displayed products from  over 100 categories including:
  • Actuators
  • Aircraft components
  • Airfields
  • Airframes
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Avionics
  • Composites
  • Electric motors
  • Fibre optics
  • Flight simulators
  • Head-up displays
  • Helicopters
  • Missiles
  • Navigation
  • Paints and coatings
  • Stealth technology
  • Training
  • UAVs

 2017 DSEI STRATEGIC CONFERENCES

Day Zero: Monday 11 September

The Next Generation

As air forces around the world modernise their current fleets with a mix of new and upgraded equipment, the Air Capability Conference at DSEI will focus on the short, medium and long term requirements for both military and industry to achieve next generation air superiority. Chaired by Air Marshall Philip Sturley CB MBE FRAeS & industry expert Howard Wheeldon.

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Day Zero: Monday 11 September

New Challenges Ahead

The Future of Military Rotorcraft Conference will examine how new military rotorcraft are being designed beyond traditional lines to increase their performance particularly in range, speed and altitude. The Keynote address will be delivered by Dan Bailey, Program Director, Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift. AMRDEC, U.S. Army.

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DSEI Air Seminar Series 

The Air seminar programme will follow three central themes: Develop, Deliver, Support, featuring panel sessions on F35 training & integration and high altitude operations. Speakers Include:  Air Cdre Al Smith, Capability Air Manoeuvre, British Army (JHC) and David Hansell, Global Aviation Policy Lead, Facebook.

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Legacy Aircraft

Advanced defence powers including the US and UK, GCC nations in the Middle East and other major European powers are seeking to upgrade their aerospace capabilities to new models such as the F-35 Lightning II, Typhoon & Gripen. With soon-to-be replaced models still fully operational and a desired acquisition for nations with lower budgets, this has created demand for legacy aircraft as part of the secondary market. In addition to attracting the leading military aerospace nations, DSEI is attended by 66% of nations with active legacy aircraft procurement programmes.

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  • “DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement. We are really looking forward to DSEI in September 2017.”
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • “I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • “I much look forward to DSEI 17. We intend to build on the very positive experience of DSEI 15 as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment”
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff
    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • "DSEI 17 will offer Joint Forces Command the opportunity to report on our plans for the future, in particular on operationalising our Warfare In The Information Age concept. I am looking forward to it."
    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
  • "DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .”
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • “DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.”
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

 

Sponsors & Partners

DSEI 2017 WAS SUPPORTED BY

Ministry of Defence             Department for International TradeDefence & Security OrganisationADS

DSEI 2017 PLATINUM SPONSORS

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DSEI 2017 GOLD SPONSOR

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