Friday, June 28, 2013
Future of Helicopter Industry to Anchor Helitech 2013
The details are out for this year’s Helitech International Conference, scheduled for Sept. 24-26 at ExCel in London. The event, organized by Reed Exhibitions, will open and close with sessions dedicated to the future of the rotorcraft industry. A series of presentations on SESAR initiatives, the Single European Sky, GPS, EGNOS and operator experiences will follow an opening keynote on Sept. 24. The closing session will examine “Financing the Future,” featuring a group of experts from the helicopter financing industry.
FLIR on the AgustaWestland AW189 mock-up at the 2011 Helitech in Duxford. This year's Helitech International will be held at ExCel in London. Photo by Andrew Parker
Between those bookends is a conference schedule that includes a Sept. 25 discussion on HEMS operations at night featuring East Anglian Air Ambulance, the first medical operator to achieve approval to fly during night hours. Also on Wednesday is a session on rulemaking where EASA will offer a paper on “the medium-term agenda,” an overview of new flight crew licensing rules for helicopter operators.
Sloane Robinson R66 landing at Duxford for the Helitech 2011 in Duxford. Photo by Andrew Parker
In addition to the closing financing the future panel, Sept. 26 will center on “business challenges and opportunities,” with representatives from manufacturing, supply and operational sectors of the helicopter industry.
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