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Market Growth Promotes 10 Percent Expansion of Helitech International Conference

By Walt Evans | September 7, 2018
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Helitech International Expo is expanding this year’s exhibition by 10 percent, reflecting the rotorcraft industry’s continued upward trajectory. The conference, held at the RAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Center, will take place Oct. 16-18.

The free conference brings together the global rotorcraft community, and inspire new ways of providing civil and parapublic rotorcaft services. Over 150 companies will be exhibiting, including past attendees like Bell, Leonardo, Airbus, and Kopter; and 18 new participants, including Thales, VR Technologies, GHS, Semmco, Luminator, and TracPlus Global Ltd. Exhibition space is 97% full, so other OEMs may still be able to book a stand if they act fast, according to the event’s website.


The rookie exhibitors are particularly excited to showcase their products. “We’re excited to showcase Thales FlytLINK at Helitech. FlytLINK is our newest SATCOM connectivity solution, running on the Iridium Certus network of 66 satellites. Its hardware kit is lighter and smaller than equivalent geostationary systems, and we’re looking forward to people seeing it in person at the show,” Robert Squire, Director of Thales Certus at Thales, said in a statement.

The 10% expansion “represents a step change for Helitech International as we look to increase the focus on innovation and showcase the new products and services emerging from the growing rotorcraft industry," said Teresa Heitor, event manager for Helitech International. "We’re delighted to welcome numerous new exhibitors to the show in 2018, and welcome back the industry’s leading OEMs to celebrate the industry’s successes and set the agenda for the industry of tomorrow.”

Helitech also announced Wednesday the 2019 conference moves to Farnborough International’s recently launched permanent structure for exhibitions, a more aerospace-specific venue for the event outside London.

More information about the conference can be found at

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