The third annual European Rotors show will be held in Madrid later this year. The three-day show, organised by the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Council (EASA), will be held at the IFEMA Madrid exhibition centre in November 2023.
The event expects hundreds of exhibitors and will feature presentations and panel discussions on key topics including vertical flight safety, workforce development and industry innovations. Additionally, more than a dozen helicopters and prototypes of AAM aircraft will be displayed at the event.
“Spain has a long and distinguished history of supporting helicopters and vertical flight,” said Christian Müller, Chairman, EHA, “It was a Spaniard who developed a solution that allowed rotorcraft to fly, and the majority of helicopter flights in Spain today are public-service missions, including search-and-rescue, fighting wildfires and air ambulance operations.”
“Spain is directly following the best practices of other governments around the world,” added James A. Viola, President and CEO, HAI, “Contracting for these services means the government is paying only for the aircraft and crews when it needs them, allowing the experts from the commercial operators to conduct the actual missions.”
The event will see the return of its flagship EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium, offering certified training sessions, seminars, workshops and presentations in the Rotor Safety Zone.
This year’s show will also bring back Rotorthon, presenting online and in-person educational opportunities for students, exploring public acceptance of urban mobility, support for disaster relief and the next generations of VTOLs.
“This event has something of value for anyone connected to Europe’s vertical flight industry, or even those who are thinking about joining us,” added Müller.