7-Apr-2010 Source: Reed Exhibitions
AgustaWestland and EADSâ€™s Defence and Security division are the latest big names from the helicopter industry to sign up for Helitech 2010, which is taking place, at Airport Cascais near Estoril in Portugal from 5 â€“ 7 October.
As one of the industryâ€™s key players, AgustaWestland is a powerful addition to the exhibition floor as visitors are always keen to see the latest airframes and their interior configurations from the OEMs.
EADSâ€™s Defence and Security division has also signed up, through EADS Deutschland, to exhibit for the first time at Airport Cascais. Sited alongside Eurocopter, the company will be demonstrating activities from its three business units including defence and communications systems and electronics.
Other first time exhibitors include: LITE FLITE from Denmark which develops and supplies a wide range of helicopter rescue equipment including rescue harnesses and stretchers; Kannad which specialises in the design of positioning, measuring and data transmission systems for hostile environments; and ARS (Air Rescue Systems) which offers training and equipment for rescue missions.
Helitechâ€™s Exhibition Director, Sue Bradshaw, says: â€œHelitech held its inaugural event in Portugal in 2008 to widespread acclaim and this year weâ€™re building on that success. The Helitech ethos is all about representing every area of the rotary wing supply chain so itâ€™s really important to have companies such as AgustaWestland and EADS headlining the exhibition. But itâ€™s not just about the major players â€“ some of our smaller exhibitors are often at the forefront of industry innovation and the Helitech environment allows them to meet and network with other areas of the supply chain.â€
In addition to the products and services being showcased in the exhibition hall and the external static displays, Helitech is organising its own two-day conference on site. Topics that are planned to be covered include safety management systems (SMS) for the smaller operator, the latest training issues and aerial firefighting.