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Duxford
Thursday, 21 Apr 2011

Helitech conference to showcase rotary wing safety and greener technology

The latest European safety requirements for helicopter operators will come under the spotlight at this year's Helitech conference alongside other key issues such as  greener helicopter development and the servicing of wind farms.

Helitech 2011 takes place at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, near Cambridge, from 27 to 29 September. The Conference, which is new for 2011, will take place during the afternoon of 28 September and on the final morning of the show on 29 September.

Chaired by helicopter specialist and journalist, Andrew Drwiega, who is internationally recognised for his independent insight and commentary on the rotary wing scene, the conference will be  held in the Airspace facility at Duxford.

A session looking at environmental issues will look at greener helicopter development for the future and provide a perspective on current research and development plans, particularly engine development, covering areas such as the use of new fuels, creating new efficiencies and lowering costs.

And with energy security currently in the news, the conference will take a look at the development of wind farms and how the rotary wing industry is planning to capitalise on this increasingly important utility area. The session will consider recommended helicopter rescue techniques that have been developed for wind farm fields.

Security and surveillance technology, as well as parapublic air support requirements, will also be on the agenda.

Helitech Exhibition Manager, Brandon Ward, said: “Our initial research into the kinds of topics to include in the conference was greeted with great enthusiasm across the industry. This is the first time we've staged our own conference during the Duxford event. Our aim is both to attract new visitors to Helitech and offer existing visitors and exhibitors the chance to hear about some of the latest developments in areas such as security technology and parapublic air support.”

This year marks 25 years of Helitech supporting and promoting the helicopter industry. The show benefits from the support of both the British Helicopter Association (BHA) and the European Helicopter Association (EHA).

For further details about the event please visit www.helitechevents.com/conference

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