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ERF2023 | 5-7 September 2023 | Bückeburg (Germany)

The European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar, bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.

The 2023 Forum will be the 49th in a series of meetings, which take place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Russia. The first ERF was held in Southampton, England, in 1975, and the most recent in Winterhur (Switzerland) in 2022.

The International Committee invites prospective authors to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Forum. As in previous years, the Forum sessions will cover typical aspects of rotorcraft and will be held simultaneously in various conference rooms.

  • Acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Systems, Avionics & Sensors
  • Airworthiness
  • Cost Reduction
  • Crew Station & Human Factors
  • Dynamics
  • Engines & Propulsion (incl. electric propulsion)
  • Flight Mechanics
  • History of Rotorcraft
  • Manufacturing
  • Operational Aspects
  • Safety
  • Simulation & Training
  • Structures & Materials
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Unmanned Rotorcraft
  • Urban Air Mobility


Become part of the conference programme and submit your abstract by 18 February 2023.

We look forward to your registration for active participation in the
49th European Rotorcraft Forum 2023.



On behalf of the International Committee of the European Rotorcraft Forum, I welcome you to the 49th ERF which will take place for the first time in Bückeburg.
The ERF is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar bringing together experts from manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies and offering excellent networking opportunities with attendees from many disciplines and countries.

Authors from all over the world will present and discuss recent results and technology advances aiming to foster the exchange of information and views.

This Forum will be the 49th in a series of meetings, which take place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Russia. The first ERF was held in Southampton, England, in 1975, in 2014 we celebrated the ERF’s 40th anniversary again in Southampton and the most recent was held in Winterhur (Switzerland) in 2022.

The 49th European Rotorcraft Forum will take place in Bückeburg, Germany, from 5th to 7th September 2023. Bückeburg is a town in lower saxony, located near the state capital of Hanover and surrounded by large natural areas such as the Schaumburg forest and the Weser mountains. Bückeburg is a traditional location in the history of German helicopters and is now home to the International Helicopter Training Center of the German Army Forces. In addition, Europe‘s largest helicopter museum, the Bückeburg Helicopter Museum, offers one of the world‘s largest and most impressive collection of helicopters.

Due to this Bückeburg is the perfect location for the 49th ERF.

In the name of the ERF International Committee: Welcome to the 49th European Rotorcraft Forum, welcome to Germany, welcome to Bückeburg!

Klausdieter Pahlke
Chairman of the Programme Committee

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