Helicopter Investor to stage Finance Forums at European Rotors 2023


Helicopter Investor is planning two Finance Forums to be staged at the European Rotors 2023 event in Madrid next month. Under discussion will be The State of the market in 2024 and The future of helicopter leasing.

Our forum State of the market 2024 will probe which directions the global helicopter market will take next year. Has the demand for offshore helicopter support peaked or is there significant more growth in the market? How will strengthening demand for emergency medical services (EMS) and power from offshore wind generation influence helicopter demand and flight hours?

Answering these and other questions will be Will Sturm, vice president, Sales, Aero Asset, Steve Robertson, founder and principal, Air & Sea Analytics and Sara Dhariwal, senior aviation analyst, Ascend by Cirium.

The future of helicopter leasing will take centre stage in our second Helicopter Investor Finance Forum at European Rotors. Panellists will discuss what do lessors offer operators, what is a a helicopter’s economic life plus a lessor’s view of advanced air mobility (AAM). Taking part will be Pat Sheedy, president and CEO, Milestone Aviation and Con Barber, chief investment officer, Macquarie. A senior representative from LCI will also be joining the panel. If you have a question you would like to ask either panel, or for more information about the panels, please email Mike Stones.

Meanwhile, key themes of this year’s European Rotors event will be training and workforce development. Promoting training and safety information for the vertical flight industry, the event aims to  provide opportunities for participants at every career level of the industry, from students to executives. Training sessions are planned on human factors in helicopter operations, the use of simulator training devices, automation in helicopters and crew training using night vision goggles.

There will also be training courses for aircraft maintenance personnel, auditors, compliance managers, safety managers, division managers, national aviation authority staff and compliance monitoring and quality assurance team members. Training events are scheduled for specific sections of the show floor; including the three stages and the Rotor Safety Zone. Courses will also take place in training rooms near the show floor.

Dr Frank Liemandt, show director, European Rotors said: “We encourage anyone attending the show, or even thinking about attending, to visit the event schedule regularly. We expect to add more classes leading up to the show.”

“There is something for everyone at this show,” said Christian Müller, chairman and technical director, EHA. “We have a robust schedule of training opportunities that are sure to satisfy attendees and exhibitors. We are also helping to match potential employees with companies seeking to fill vacancies with our career fair.”

Now in its third year, European Rotors show will take place in Madrid, Spain from November 27th to 30th. The event is being staged by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Helicopter Association (EHA) in association with Helicopter Association International (HAI) and Spain’s helicopter association, Ataire. Pictured is a scene from last year’s event held in Cologne, Germany.