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Americas

Development Affordability and Qualification of Complex, 9-11 February, Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Heli-Expo 2015 Exhibitor Prospectus.

2016 CHC Safety Quality Summit, 4-6 April 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

International Powered Lift, 27-29 September 2016, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

HAC2016, 11-13 November 2016, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows/Conferences

Aeromechanics Design for Vertical Lift
20–22 January 2016
(Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, USA)
www.vtol.org/aeromechanics

"Where's the 'F' in Airspace?"
21 January 2016
(Fowlerville, Michigan, USA)
FAA webpage: www.faasafety.gov

Mid-Air Collision Avoidance and Military Special Use Airspace
26 January 2016
(Carthage, North Carolina, USA)
FAA web page: www.faasafety.gov

2016 Helicopter Safety Seminar
27 January 2016
(Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
FAA web page: www.faasafety.gov
HAI web page: www.rotor.org

Development, Affordability and Qualification of Complex Systems
9–10 February 2016
(Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
www.vtol.org/complex

Flight School Operators Conference
9–12 February 2016
(Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA)
www.fsana.com

Helicopter Forum for Pilots & Operators / Part I
20 February 2016
(Puyallup, Washington, USA)
FAA web page: www.faasafety.gov

Helicopter Forum for Pilots & Operators / Part II
20 February 2016
(Puyallup, Washington, USA)
FAA web page: www.faasafety.gov

Fire Education Seminar
24–25 February 2016
(Campbell, Texas, USA)
www.volomissionfiretraining.com

Heli-Expo 2016

Produced by Helicopter Association International

Heli-Expo is considered to be the most important helicopter trade show and exposition dedicated to the international helicopter community in the world.

In addition to the extensive trade show, there are many educational seminars at Heli-Expo including FAA seminars, a Career Fair, manufacturer technical briefings and more.

• February 29 - March 3, 2016 (Monday - Thursday)

• Exhibit Hall Open: March 1–3 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Exhibitor Prospectus (12 MB PDF)
www.heliexpo.rotor.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/2016EP.pdf

(Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
heliexpo.rotor.org

Midwest Regional Safety Seminar
- Sponsored by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association -
22–24 March 2016
(Crown Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
www.alea.org

Aerial Firefighting International 2016
22–23 March 2016
(Sacramento, California, USA)
www.tangentlink.com/event/aerial-firefighting-international-2016

2016 CHC Safety & Quality Summit
- Back to Basics: Prioritizing Safety in a Challenging Economy -
4–6 April 2016
(The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com

Careers in Aviation Expo - Toronto
9 April 2016
(Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
www.careersinaviation.ca/expo/toronto/registration

Helicopter Aviation Training Symposium (HATS)
- Part of WATS 2016 -
18–21 April 2016
(Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA)
www.halldale.com/wats-2016

Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit
- Formerly known as Quad A -
- Sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America -
28–30 April 2016
(Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
www.quad-a.org

Careers in Aviation Expo - Calgary
14 May 2016
(WestJet Campus, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
www.careersinaviation.ca/expo/calgary/registration

72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display

Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future Capabilities.

Produced by AHS International

•16— 19 May 2016 (Monday - Thursday)

•Exhibit Hall Open: 17 — 19 May 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

AHS International's 72nd Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. This event will include more than 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government.

Those attending will include top helicopter manufacturer and supplier CEOs and their key people, civilian and military program managers, engineers, reseachers, owners, students, the media and anyone with interest in the aspects of rotorcraft, VTOL and STOVL technologies.

Those exhibiting include manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities and research and development organizations showcasing the very latest in aviation technology who are looking to sell their training systems and/or products to civilian and military organizations.

For Exhibitors:
vtol.org/annual-forum/exhibit-at-forum-72

(Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
vtol.org/forum

VHCMA 30th Annual Reunion 2016
(VHCMA = Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association)
14–19 June 2016
(Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA)
www.vhcma.org/reunions

ALEA Expo 2016
- Sponsored by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association -
18–23 July 2016
(Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA)
www.alea.org/alea-expo-2016-savannah-ga

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com

NightCon 2016
Last year held in August.
(Dallas, Texas, USA)
www.nightcon.com

Air Medical Transport Conference
26–28 September 2016
(Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
www.aams.org/events/amtc

International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)
27–29 September 2016
(Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
www.vtol.org/events/international-powered-lift-conference-iplc

Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop
29–30 September 2016
(Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
www.vtol.org/events/transformative-vertical-flight-workshop

Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Conference & Trade Show
11–13 November 2016
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
www.h-a-c.ca/convention.html

 
Heli-Expo 2016, 29 February - 3 March, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Aerial Firefighting International 2016, 22-23 March, Sacramento, California, USA.

Forum 72, 17-19 May 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop, 29-30 September 2016, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

Helicopter Association International - Affiliate Calendar
(Various events listed.)
www.rotor.com/Membership/AffiliateMembers/Calendar.aspx

Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam Seminar Event List
* Events throughout the year and in different cities.
(USA)
www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx

Helicopter Air Shows/Events 2014 and 2015

The events in this column below are usually one day events and the links to these events stay online on this web page all year long. Some events might skip a year. Some of the events below might be on indefinite hold!

American Heroes Air Show - Texas
16–17 April 2016
(Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, USA)
www.heroes-airshow.com/events/austin

American Heroes Air Show - Washington
21 May 2016
(The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, USA)
www.heroes-airshow.com/events/seattle

Helicopter Day

28 May 2016
(Strategic Air & Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska, USA)

www.sasmuseum.com/events

Rotors 'n Ribs Fly-In
15 July 2016 (Open to pilots and exhibitors.)
16 July 2016 (Open to the public.)
(Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen, Indiana, USA)
www.rotorsnribs.com

4th Annual Touchdown Autorotation Competition
-Sponorsed Jerry Trimble Helicopters-
26 June 2016
(McMinnville Municipal Airport, Oregon, USA.))
www.jerrytrimblehelicopters.com/flight-school-3
/touchdown-autorotation-competition

Autogyro Day
24 September 2016
(Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California)
www.hiller.org/autogiro.shtml

Wings, Wheels & Rotors Expo 2016
23 October 2016
(Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, USA.)
www.wwrexpo.net

Helicopter Display Team(s)

Chuck Aaron (Civilian)
- Chuck flies for Red Bull and is the first and only civilian pilot ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the United States. -
(California, USA)
www.redbull.com/us/en/helicopter

Nock Entertainment Group
- Featuring the Batcopter -
(Longboat Key, Florida, USA)
www.nockworldentertainment.com

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
(Hampton, Georgia, USA)
www.armyav.org


Past Heli-Expo Dates:
* Heli-Expo 2015: March 25, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2014: February 2427, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2013: March 47, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2012: February 1114, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2011: March 68, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2010: February 2023, Houston, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2009: February 2224, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2008: February 2426, Houston, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2007: February 25-27, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2006: February 26-28, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2005: February 6-8, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2004: March 15-17, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2003: February 9-11, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2002: February 14-16, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2001: February 11-13, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2000: January 24-26, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 1999: February 21-23, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 1998: February 15-17, Anaheim, California, USA. (50th Anniversary)

Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries, including the USA. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Asia and Oceania

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com

Indo Helicopter 2016 Expo & Forum
2–5 November 2016
(Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia)
www.indohelicopter.com

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

China Helicopter Exposition, September 2017, Tianjin, China.

Rotorcraft Asia
18-20 April 2017
(Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore)
www.rotorcraft-asia.com

China Helicopter Exposition
September 2017
(Tianjin, China)
www.helicopter-china-expo.com

 

Helicopter Display Team

Sarang Helicopter Display Team
(Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, India)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarang_(military)

723 Squadron Helicopter Display Team
(Australia)
www.navy.gov.au/about/organisation
/fleet-air-arm/723-squadron


Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Europe

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference 2016, 13–15 May 2016, Oberschleißheim, Germany

42nd European Rotorcraft Forum, 5-8 September 2016, Lille, France.

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

International Military Helicopter 2016
January 2016
(London, United Kingdom)
www.militaryhelicopterevent.com

Helicopter Investor London 2016
3–4 February 2016
(Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, United Kingdom)
www.london-2016.helicopterinvestor.com

HeliRussia 2016
19–21 May 2016
(Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia)
www.helirussia.ru (Russian)
www.helirussia.ru/en (English)

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe
19–20 May 2016
(Budapest, Hungary)
www.smi-online.co.uk/defence/europe
/Helicopter-Technology-Eastern-Europe

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference 2016
13–15 June 2016
(Oberschleißheim - near Munich, Germany)
www.policeaviationconference.com

Heli UK Expo

1–3 July 2016

Heli UK Expo is a helicopter trade show within a traditional airfield setting, where exhibitors and visitors can meet, connect and do business in a flexible and relaxed environment. It includes a seminar programme featuring speakers from across the helicopter industry. The seminars are free and open to all visitors.

(Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)
www.heliukexpo.com

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016
19–20 May 2016
(Budapest, Hungary)
www.helitechconf.com

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com



42nd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF)

5–8 September 2016

The European Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.

(Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy, France)
www.erf2016.com

Helitech International
11–13 October 2016
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
www.helitechevents.com

Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference

Supporting Life-Cycle Engineering through Design and Development, Test and Certification and Operations.

8–9 November 2016

The use of virtual engineering (VE) in support of the engineering life cycle has been growing over time as computational power, and the skills to use this effectively, have increased. So much so that nowadays it is the virtual prototype (VP) that can be a powerful ‘centre of attention’ through design and development, manufacture and assembly, testing and certification, support to operations and upgrade developments.

The goal is to be able to explore all aspects of a rotorcraft’s behaviour before anything is made; e.g., ensuring compliance with user requirements, exercising the manufacturing and assembly processes and passing through the test and certification phases successfully. In support of operations, ‘digital twins’, updated with data from actual aircraft, can be used to manage health and predict behaviour in new conditions, potentially extending an individual aircraft’s life.

How close is the rotorcraft industry to achieving this goal, and what are the barriers to its achievement? The conference will explore these questions.

(University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Northwest England, United Kingdom)
Royal Aeronautical Society online information:
www.aerosociety.com/Events/Event-List/2051/Rotorcraft-Virtual-Engineering-Conference

10th Rotorcraft Symposium
6–7 December 2016
(Cologne, Germany)
www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events
/events/10th-rotorcraft-symposium



 
Heli UK Expo, 1-3 July 2016, Sywell Aerodrome, United Kingdom.

Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference, 8-10 November 2016, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Current and Upcoming Events
www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events
/events/current-and-upcoming-events

 

Royal Aeronautical Society Conferences, Lectures, Events. (Full Events Diary)
(London, England)
www.aerosociety.com/events

Helicopter Air Shows & Events 2016

The events in this column are typically one or two day events and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year or two. Some of these events might be on indefinite hold!

Heli-Weekend
25-26 April 2015
(Grenchen Airport, Grenchen, Switzerland)
www.airport-grenchen.ch/flughafen.asp?s=1100&l=en

The Helicopter Museum
- Calendar of Events -
(Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom)
www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Helicopter Competitions

The events in this column are typically one or two (or more) day events and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year or two. Some events might be on infinite hold!

Volga Federal District Championship
4–5 June 2016
(Saratov, Russia)
http://helisport.org

Helicopter Race
11 June 2016
(Moscow region, Shevlin, Russia)
http://helisport.org

51th Open Championship of Russia
15–17 July 2016
(Tver region, Konakovo, Russia)
http://helisport.org

2nd Belarusian Helicopter Race
30–31 July 2016
(Minsk, Belarus)
http://helisport.org

Helicopter Race (as part of the tank biathlon)
6–7 August 2016
(Moscow Region, Russia)
http://helisport.org

15th FIFA World FAI
10-16 August 2015
(Zielona Gora, Poland)
http://helisport.org (HeliSport website)
www.fai.org/rotorcraft (FAI website)
* FAI = Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (or International Federation of Aeronautics)
* As of January 2016, there has been no update for for the 2016 schedule.

Open Championship of Belarus
2–4 September 2016
(Vitebsk, Belarus)
http://helisport.org

Cup Mil
3 September 2016
(Moscow region, Russia)
http://helisport.org

Helicopter Competition Teams

British Helicopter Team (Civilian)
(United Kingdom)
www.britishhelicopterteam.co.uk

Polish Helicopter Team
(Poland)
www.facebook.com/helisport

The Swiss Helicopter Team (Civilian)
(Lucerne, Switzerland)
www.swissheli.ch

Helicopter Display Teams

Apache Solo Display Team (Military)
- Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64D Apache Demo Team 2013 -
(The Netherlands)
www.apachedemoteam.nl

Army Air Corps Display Teams (Military)
(United Kingdom)
www.army.mod.uk/aviation/32510.aspx

The Berkuty (Golden Eagles) Helicopter Display Team (Military)
(Russian Army Flight Training Center, Torzhok, Tver Region, Russia)
www.facebook.com/BerkutyAerobaticTeam (Fan page)

Black Cats (Military)
Royal Navy Helicopter Display Team
(United Kingdom)
www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity
/public-relations/display-teams/black-cats


Black Cats (Royal Navy) on Wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Cats_(Royal_Navy)

The Blue Eagles (Military)
Army Air Corps Helicopter Display Team
(United Kingdom)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Eagles

O'Brien's Flying Circus
(United Kingdom)
www.obriensflyingcircus.com

Padrulla Aspa (Military)
(Spain)
www.patrullaaspa.defensa.gob.es

RAF Chinook Display Team (Military)
(RAF Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom)
www.raf.mod.uk/chinookdisplayteam

Rotores de Portugal
(Portugal)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotores_de_Portugal

Scorpion Aerobatic Team
Grupa Akrobacyjna Skorpion
(Poland)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_aerobatic_team

Team Merlin (Military)
(United Kingdom)
www.facebook.com/TeamMerlin

Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Middle East

Helicopter Trade Show and Conference - 2016

Helicopter Investor Dubai 2016
21–22 March 2016
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
www.corporatejetinvestor.com/dubai-2016

Dubai Helishow
7–9 November 2016
(Dubai, United Arab Emirtes)
www.dubaihelishow.com



   
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