European Rotors attracts 4,000 visitors


The European Rotors event, which closed in Cologne, Germany yesterday, attracted 4,000 visitors, including 210 exhibitors, according to the organisers. This year’s event included 15 helicopters, including the Airbus ACH H160 prototype, and displays of advanced air mobility (AAM) and autonomous aircraft. Next year’s event will be held in Madrid, Spain between November 28th and 30th.

“Our goal was to produce an event that connected attendees with the exhibitors who have the aircraft, parts, tools, and services they need to support their businesses,” said show director Dr Frank Liemandt.

“The feedback we received from exhibitors was extremely positive, and we were told the quality of the meetings and conversations also exceeded expectations. We think we helped our exhibitors meet the goals they set for this event.”

This year’s event benefited from the contribution of a steering committee, which included representatives from Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, and Safran, said the organisers.

At the event, the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI).

A career fair on the second day of the show connected job seekers with potential employers. The event also included a visit by Cologne-area students, who were introduced to careers in the vertical aviation industry.

Meanwhile, watch out next week for full reports on Helicopter Investor’s Finance Forums staged at European Rotors. Topics under debate included: Finance for operators, How helicopter leases can give operators flexibility and Helicopter trading – what’s hot and what’s not.

The Airbus ACH H160 drew admirers at the European Rotors event in Cologne.