7-Aug-2013 Source: Russian Helicopters
Over 200 people from 15 countries have already registered as participants of the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2013). The number continues to grow and it is expected that the forum could attract a total of 250-300 participants. This year Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, which is part of the State Corporation Rostec) is the organizer of this major international event. The forum will be held in Moscow, Russia, in the conference room of Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel from September 3 to 6.
European Rotorcraft Forum has been held annually across Europe since 1975 and is the landmark event for the global helicopter industry. Dozens of scientists, leading experts and industry specialists from Russia, USA, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries will take part in the forum. Annual European Rotorcraft Forum always play a key role not only in the field of aviation, but also in the global helicopter industry, as it identifies development trends and highlights areas wh ere new solutions may be discovered relating to the development and operation of rotorcraft.
In addition to Russian Helicopters, representatives of leading design bureaus, R&D centres and facilities are expected to participate in the forum, such as the Central Institute of Dynamics, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, German Aerospace Center, ONERA, and also leading helicopter companies AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Sikorsky. During the theme-based sessions, the forum’s members will discuss key trends in material engineering and aerodynamics, the integration of on-board systems, helicopter maintenance and safety and other topical issues.
In accordance with the long-standing tradition of the partnership between the ERF and the American Helicopter Society (AHS), the author of the best technical paper at the annual AHS forum receives an opportunity to take part and present the paper at the European Rotorcraft Forum. This year such an honour is accorded to a representative of US Army’s Aeroflightdynamics Directorate Matthew S. Whalley with his work “Flight Test Results for Autonomous Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection on the RASCAL JUH-60A”.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State CorporationRostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.
UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.