European Rotors hails success and plans for Amsterdam


European Rotors claimed record attendance for the Madrid event last week. (Photo credit: European Rotors).

The organisers of European Rotors 2023 staged in Madrid last week have hailed its success, after the event attracted more than 5,400 people from over 80 countries. Plans are now underway to hold next year’s event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Exhibitor numbers grew to reach 231 and the number of aircraft displayed on the show floor rose to 23.

Eduardo Consejo, president, ATAIRE (Asociación de Trabajos Aéreos y de Emergencias) said: “We are proud that the European community recognises this is the premier rotorcraft event in the region.” Exhibitors were pleased with the quality of visitors attending their booths and the number who signed agreements at the event, he added. “One of the goals of the show is to facilitate business between companies and buyers, and the data shows that the Madrid show met that challenge.”

Next year’s event will be held in Amsterdam between November 4th and 7th. Isabella Abbate, executive director, European Helicopter Association (EHA) said: “One of our roles at EHA is to promote our vibrant industry throughout all European regions and countries. Holding the shows in different locations occasionally allows us to support and highlight the dynamic ways our industry serves the people of Europe.”

Interest in the 2024 event was said to be high, with bookings for next year at this year’s show exceeding the commitments made at the 2022 event. “In the future, we will continue to hold shows in Cologne, home of EASA, but providing other venues allows us to bring business engagement to new levels,” said Abbate.

European Rotors was held in Madrid between November 27th to 30th. The event was organised by EHA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and produced by Helicopter Association International. Watch out for more Helicopter Investor reports next week from Europe’s largest rotary event.