Welcome from the Organising Committee

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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