Moscow / 18 July 2013 - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will host the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), a landmark event for the global helicopter industry that convenes to analyse current trends in state-of-the-art rotorcraft manufacturing and identify technological prospects for innovation in the industry. The ERF be held at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel on 3-6 September.
The European Rotorcraft Forum has been held annually across Europe since 1975. Hundreds of experts specialising in different areas of helicopter construction and representing leading industry innovation centres of Russia and the EU will join representatives of global manufacturers to discuss advances in research. Traditionally, the forum plays a key role in the global helicopter industry as it establishes development trends and helps researchers to discover new technological solutions for creating new VTOL rotorcraft.
Delegates to the ERF in Moscow will present on current aerodynamics and material engineering trends, and discuss the latest technology and production opportunities for next-generation helicopters, including high-speed models. Participants will discuss current issues in aerodynamics and integration of on-board systems, advanced new structural materials, flight performance and other key topics. Speakers will include specialists and helicopter technology developers from leading global manufacturers and design bureaus.
The holding of the forum in Moscow this year will reinforce Russia's image as a country that supports aviation science and develops high-tech production, and that actively participates in international collaboration and cooperation in helicopter production.
In addition to Russian Helicopters, it is anticipated that other leading global helicopter companies will participate including AgustaWestland and Eurocopter, as well as major aviation R&D centres (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, German Aerospace Centre, ONERA) and representatives of armed forces from around the world - the military are traditionally one of the most experienced operators, leveraging the maximum capabilities of state-of-the-art helicopters. The forum will also be attended by delegates from prestigious international aviation higher educational institutions.