European Rotocraft Forum expected to be a hit
August 7, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
Aug. 7, 2013, Moscow, Rus. - More than 200 people from 15 countries have already registered as participants of the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2013). The number continues to grow and it is expected that the forum could attract a total of 250-300 participants.
This year Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, which is part of the State Corporation Rostec) is the organizer of this major international event. The forum will be held in Moscow, Russia, in the conference room of Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel from Sept. 3 to 6.
European Rotorcraft Forum has been held annually across Europe since 1975 and is the landmark event for the global helicopter industry. Dozens of scientists, leading experts and industry specialists from Russia, U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries will take part in the forum. Annual European Rotorcraft Forum always play a key role not only in the field of aviation, but also in the global helicopter industry, as it identifies development trends and highlights areas where new solutions may be discovered relating to the development and operation of rotorcraft.
In addition to Russian Helicopters, representatives of leading design bureaus, R&D centres and facilities are expected to participate in the forum, such as the Central Institute of Dynamics, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, German Aerospace Center, ONERA, and also leading helicopter companies AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Sikorsky. During the theme-based sessions, the forum’s members will discuss key trends in material engineering and aerodynamics, the integration of on-board systems, helicopter maintenance and safety and other topical issues.
In accordance with the long-standing tradition of the partnership between the ERF and the American Helicopter Society (AHS), the author of the best technical paper at the annual AHS forum receives an opportunity to take part and present the paper at the European Rotorcraft Forum. This year such an honour is accorded to a representative of US Army’s Aeroflightdynamics Directorate Matthew S. Whalley with his work “Flight Test Results for Autonomous Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection on the RASCAL JUH-60A”.