Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2005
Registration Date: Oct 11, 2005
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Role Development in the Next Decade:
The conference will examine plans being made for helicopter role development in the next decade with an expert panel of serving officers and experienced professionals debating local operational requirements and helicopter utilisation. With a military conference on one day and a civil conference on the second, delegates can make the most of their time at the event by combining their conference attendance with the complimentary workshops.
Shephard's winning formula for combining top-quality conferences and seminars with a most relevant exhibition returns to Bangkok, Thailand, in 2005 for the 6th Heli-Asia, the dedicated civil and military helicopter event in the Asia Pacific Region. Last year, the conference examined whether helicopters were a multi-task asset or role-specific. In 2005, the value of helicopters was dramatically demonstrated during the massive aid effort required in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami which so cruelly struck the people in the coastal regions. We will examine plans being made for helicopter Role Development in the Next Decade. Moreover, this year an expert panel comprising experienced professionals and serving officers will debate local operational requirements and helicopter utilisation with similar tasks in other parts of the world.

The Heli-Asia programme will include interoperability as part of a coalition, operating in difficult and challenging climatic environments, making budgets stretch further through a mix of simulated and live flying. The financial debate on maintaining ageing fleets or upgrading to new equipment will be addressed. Issues such as the requirement to use NVGs at night will be an emotive issue for some delegates.

Key Military sessions:
Current and future procurement
Internal security
Airframes, technology and systems
An expert panel discussion on role development in the next decade
Military workshops

Key Civil sessions will include:-
Acquisition, financing and leasing
Pilot and crew training
Operational issues
Search and rescue
An expert panel discussion on safety issues and obstacle avoidance
Civil industry workshops

Welcome Address:
Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Vantana, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Air Force, Thailand
Keynote Address:
General Dato' Sri Nik Ismail Bin Nik Mohamed, Chief of the Royal Malaysia Air Force, Malaysia
Opening Address:
Major General Kitimas Sooksawas, Chief of Transport Department, Royal Thai Army, Thailand

Opening Address:
Vutichai Singhamany, Director Flight Standards Bureau, Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
Rob Rich, President, Helicopter Association of Australasia, Australia
Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) K. Sridharan, President, Rotary Wing Society of India

And for entertainment a Golf Tournament


89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road,
Bangkok 10500