EUROPEAN ROTORS has announced that tickets are now available for Europe’s largest rotorcraft event. The Madrid event, which is organised jointly by The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and EASA with the Exhibition produced by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and with support from the Spanish Helicopter Association (ATAIRE), will comprise of conferences, symposia and training events between the 27–30 November and the Exhibition will be open between 28–30 November.

The organisers are preparing for the biggest show yet, expanding on the previous stellar events to make this third edition even better. “The attendees and exhibitors from the first two shows taught us that we need to think bigger,” said Christian Müller, EHA Chairman. “In addition to providing exceptional business opportunities, the purpose of EUROPEAN ROTORS is to bring the community together to exchange knowledge, learn from one another, and debate with one shared goal: to improve safety in vertical aviation operations.”

While EUROPEAN ROTORS continues to cover all aspects of the rotorcraft industry, in a new development for 2023, the first day will be entirely devoted to safety with the flagship EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium as a stand-alone event and a highlight of the conference programme.

“EASA’s primary focus is safe flight throughout the European Union,” explained David Solar, Head of the General Aviation and VTOL Department at EASA. “This event allows us to work directly with the industry’s manufacturers, suppliers, operators, and individuals. We use this show to collaborate with everyone on developing the latest and smartest safety programmes.”

Another show highlight is the Rotor Safety Zone with enhanced static displays. This year, the Zone will be composed of three elements: An air ambulance helicopter for daily presentations and demos from the European Safety Promotion Network – Rotorcraft (ESPN-R) Hoist group; a general aviation training helicopter especially for pilots with a private pilot licence; and – for the first timeؙ – a rig organised by the ESPN-R Sling Load group to discuss topics around human cargo and aerial work. The displays underline the efforts of the organisers to provide hands-on training and safety promotion that covers almost all helicopter missions.

On the show’s final day,  the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), an international coalition of aviation safety organisations focused on reducing global helicopter accident rates through collaboration, will hold a special session.

Continuing Education Programme expanded
The educational programme offers three full days of learning on a broad range of topics, including all aspects of rotorcraft operations, challenges, and research on future VTOL projects. Sessions will be conducted from three stages using silent conferencing. The adjoining conference centre will also be the location for training, workshops and customer briefings by the industry.

Career Day
Acknowledging the continuing global shortage of VTOL pilots and aviation maintenance personnel, EUROPEAN ROTORS will again host a career day on 30 November. Organisers will invite local school classes and university students to attend a special careers session to learn about opportunities to become a pilot or an engineer at one of the leading rotorcraft industry companies.

Rotorthon is back
Rotorthon challenges online and in-person student teams to innovate new solutions for pressing issues in the VTOL industry. Examples include developing concepts for the next generation of VTOL aircraft, increasing public acceptance of AAM, supporting disaster relief, and planning joint use of drones and rotorcraft for the same mission.

Bigger-than-ever Exhibition
Attendees can expect a dynamic show floor in Madrid. Last year’s edition featured more than 211 exhibitors from 57 countries and nearly 4,000 attendees. The organisers of this year’s show predict even greater participation in Madrid, with names like Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Safran, Robinson, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney all signing up immediately. “The show itself is selling extremely well, with a much larger number of booths already reserved by our previous participants,” said Müller.

While the show floor is filling quickly, there is still time for companies to participate in this unique event. “Call or email us for more information,” added Müller. “Any business involved in the VTOL industry in Europe should be a part of this special show. There is no other event in Europe where you will find all your customers and vendors in one location. We’re doing our best to make it easier to reach your business goals.”

Show Daily Coverage
As befitting an event on this scale, EUROPEAN ROTORS has its own Show Daily News created by the award-winning RotorHub International team. The Show Dailies, which will be published during the three days of the Exhibition, will be packed with news and information to enhance your attendance at the event. They also present exhibitors and others with another vehicle to promote their company. To learn more about Advertising opportunities, click HERE

Flexible Ticketing
To better meet the complex needs of attendees, the organisers are offering a variety of ticketing options, including special rates for businesses located in Spain. There are single-day passes either for attendees of the EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium or for those who wish to visit the show floor but have only one day available in their diary. There are also ticket plans for people wanting to visit both the EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium and the EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 show floor or all three days that the exhibition floor is open.

To learn more about ticket options and exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.


Leave a Reply