The Military and Civil Aviation Association vzw (MCAA) will, in conjunction with Flieger Law Office bvba, organise the 2nd international Military/Civil Aviation Congress in Antwerp (Belgium) “Military Aviation meets Civil Aviation” on 7 February 2014.


The objective of this seminar is to explore the interface between civil and military aviation and the opportunities their common ground offer. You will get an insight in the cooperation between these 2 players in the aviation field and in the application of the achievements of civil aviation in the military domain. Thanks to the different backgrounds of the speakers you will get a detailed view on the possibilities that this largely untouched domain of convergence between the civil and military aviation offer, with each speaker approaching these issues from his own point of view and expertise.

13.00 Registration and coffee
13.30 Welcome by General August Van Daele
13.45 Civil/Military Cooperation in the Netherlands and Europe (Jac Jansen)
14.15 Civil/Military Cooperation – A Military Perspective (Allan Storm)
14.45 RPAS – The European Approach (Peter van Blyenburgh)
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Bringing Commercial Aviation Efficiency and Effectiveness to the Military: the Airbus A330 MRTT case (Pablo Quesada)
16.00 Your Airspace or Mine – Legal and Institutional Aspects of Civil/Military Aviation in Europe (Roderick Van Dam)
16.30 Panel discussion and closing remarks by Arthur Flieger – Military and Civil Aviation: the Past and the Future
17.00 Network drink

Confirmed speakers include:
– General August Van Daele: Former Chief of Defense of Belgium, Present President of the Military and Civil Aviation Association vzw
– Jac Jansen: Former Commander of the Dutch Airforce, Present Director EUROCONTROL Maastricht
– Allan Storm: Former Advisor to the Executive Director, DoD Policy Board on Federal Aviation (Washington DC, USA), Present International Staff Officer at NATO
– Peter van Blyenburgh: President of UVS International (Netherlands), Member of ICAO UAS Study Group, Member of the European Commission’s European RPAS Steering Group, CEO of Blyenburgh & Co (France)
– Pablo Quesada: HO Market Development Airbus Military Derivatives
– Roderick van Dam: Former General Counsel of EUROCONTROL, Present Chairman Just Culture Taskforce EUROCONTROL, Present Chairman of the International Foundation for Public Aviation
– Arthur Flieger: Corporate Secretary of the Military and Civil Aviation Association vzw and Senior Partner of Flieger Law Office bvba


The venue of this seminar will be the Lindner hotel in Antwerp, conveniently located across from the exit of the newly renovated Central Station. With ample covered parking space available and the station just 1 minute away, the Lindner hotel will be the ideal location for this seminar. If you wish to book a room at a discounted rate, please use attached booking form.

Registration and fees:
Attendance fees are 80 € for members of the MCAA vzw, 80 € for members of the military and 100 € for non-members. This includes documentation of the presentations, welcome coffee, coffeebreak and network drink. After completing the registration form, you can pay by wire transfer or by PayPal (follow this link).

Please use attached registration form.