The one-day conference dedicated to commercial helicopter operations at the Barclays London Heliport, Battersea on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 is swiftly taking shape with confirmation that Peter Norton, Chief Executive of the British Helicopter Association will be Keynote Speaker. Peter will discuss rotary operations in the Metro environment and the importance of adhering to rules and best practice in day to day operations in the face of commercial pressures.
Organised by MIU Events, the Rotary Operations Conference (ROC) is deliberately timed just one week ahead of the Paris Airshow offering a preview of some of the latest developments and initiatives within this growing industry. The event will bring together helicopter manufacturers, operators, suppliers and industry chiefs to examine some of the new generation of helicopters which promise greater efficiency and enhanced operating economies, the role of the helicopter as a business tool, their interlining role to business jets, the experience of city heliports around the world, the safety and regulatory aspects of helicopters operating in metropolitan areas, maintenance management, finance and the status of the new and pre-owned market.
The event has attracted expert speakers and panellists including leading helicopter operators and key OEMs Sikorsky, Bell and Eurocopter. Confirmed speakers and/or panellists include: Alex Sharp, Sales Director, Europe, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Markus Steinke, Managing Director, Eurocopter UK; Steve Varsano, Founder of The Jet Business; Alexis Grabar, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Avolus Ltd; Pierre-Hughes Schmit, Deputy Director, Paris, Le Bourget and GA aerodromes; Simon Hutchins, Manager, Barclays London Heliport; Andy Bloxham, Director, A2B Aero Ltd; Harry Lees, Managing Director, Gama Engineering Ltd; Steve Ayling, Managing Director, PlaneSayling Aviation Ltd and Emmanuel Dupuy, Managing Director, Heli-Asset.
In addition, Aviation International News Managing Editor Charles Alcock, will chair a panel of operators who will debate some of the more contentious issues affecting day to day operations, together with the pre-owned session.
ROC will be supported by an exhibition and there will be various networking opportunities throughout the day. The event will culminate in an evening reception on the veranda of the adjoining Hotel Verta where attendees can enjoy hospitality and network with industry colleagues in convivial surroundings overlooking the River Thames.
Confirmed primary sponsors include Sikorsky, London Oxford Airport, The Barclays London Heliport, Hayward Aviation Ltd, Eurocopter, A2B Aero, Capital Air Services, Vector Aerospace, Gama Engineering.