The European Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar bringing together manufacturers, research establishments, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.
The ERFs are special events for the international rotorcraft community and many of us might even remember past ERFs as significant milestones in our careers – maybe the first public presentation for a PhD student, or a report on a multi-national collaborative research venture, the description of new technologies or operational capability for a development programme or the first announcement of new draft regulations. All these things and more can be found in the rich portfolio of a typical ERF. The ERF International Committee, responsible for the technical programme of the Forum, aims to provide a window on the rotorcraft world, to stimulate discussion and even provoke innovation.
The Forum takes place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia. The ERF is being organized by the various national aeronautical societies and co-batched by CEAS. The first ERF was held in Southampton, England, in 1975.
During the Forum sessions cover typical aspects of rotorcraft and will be held simultaneously in various conference rooms. Session subjects include: Acoustics, Engines & Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Aircraft Design, Manufacturing, Aircraft Systems, Avionics, Operational Aspects, Sensors, Test & Evaluation, Airworthiness, Safety, Cost Reduction, Simulation & Training, Crew Station & Human Factors, Structures & Materials and Dynamics.
English is the official language for the Forum. There is no simultaneous translation during each session. All registered participants to the ERF will receive a digital copy of all papers presented.
Social events & technical visits
The forum registration fee includes a welcome reception and the Forum banquet. A programme of sightseeing events for accompanying guests and technical visits for delegates to interesting places in the vicinity of the Forum location is also offered.