posted on February 22, 2013 11:16
With seven months still to go, booked stand space at Helitech International 2013 is already 10 percent larger compared to the 2011 show, with the number of new international exhibitors steadily rising. Reed Exhibitions, the organisers of Helitech International, are staging this year's event at ExCeL in London from 24 - 26 September, which continues to attract growing interest from around the world.
Representing a spectrum of services ranging from helicopter parts, electrical distribution, training and flight operations, new exhibitors include Able Engineering & Component Services (USA), Aerosonic Corporation (USA), Air Ambulance Technology (Austria), Alpine Air Support GmbH (Switzerland), Flight Operations in Control (Netherlands), Heli Aviation GmbH (Germany) and Jett Support Services, Inc. (USA).
Since its launch, Helitech International has attracted a wide range of companies committing to the new format that will shape the exhibition and conference towards a more international audience. With its new positioning, it will provide a networking platform for exhibitors, visitors and industry bodies, such as the European Helicopter Association and British Helicopter Association.
Although supported by leading primes such as AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, MD Helicopters, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Turbomeca, the exhibition will feature, in addition to new exhibitors, a broad section of industry including small to medium size companies as well as differing supply chain tier manufacturers and specialists.
"Our overall objective is to create an international helicopter show in Europe to raise the profile of the rotorcraft industry, particularly on this continent. We believe that Helitech International is the only rotorcraft show of its type in Europe," confirmed Vittorio Morassi, Chairman of the European Helicopter Association.
He added: "We believe that it is only by having a wider international presence that you can hope to expand debates and generate new ideas in thinking and opinions from all parts of our industry. It is not only manufacturers, the supply chain and other related industry groups that we need to involve at Helitech International, but also key regulatory authorities such as the European Aviation Safety Agency, as well as financial and legal institutions."
John Hyde, Event Director for Helitech International, said: "I couldn't agree more with Vittorio. By focusing on the expansion of the international component for Helitech International, we are already seeing the results in the form of new exhibitors from around the world. In addition, with the continuing interest from many key stakeholders in the rotary arena, the exhibition will represent an ideal opportunity to engage the international helicopter community on many levels."
The Helitech International conference will also be expanded to enhance its appeal to international audiences, creating an unrivalled educational forum for the helicopter industry. There will be a strong programme covering industry trends and will look to address current and future challenges for the rotorcraft industry, thereby building on the success of the conference staged in conjunction with Helitech 2011.
About Helitech and Helitech International
Helitech has long been established as the leading show in the rotary-wing market outside the USA. The event was launched in 1986 alongside Offshore Europe in Aberdeen before moving to run as a standalone event at Redhill in 1987. Helitech stayed at Redhill until it moved to The Imperial War Museum, Duxford in 2001.
In 2011 Helitech proudly celebrated 25 years of supporting the rotary industry. Helitech International was established in 2012 to attract a wider international audience and offer exhibitors and visitors alike the opportunity to network on an international level. Helitech International will take place at ExCeL London between 24 - 26 September 2013.