Wednesday, 17. November 2021 | 09:00 - 17:30


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EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium - Day 2

The renown EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium happening for the first time during EUROPEAN ROTORS.

!!!Note!!! Please buy your ticket to the show and select the Rotorcraft Symposium in order to attend. It is free of charge. Since seating is limited, we are using the first-come, first-served method.

If you have purchased your ticket already and like to attend the Symposium, please get in contact with our visitor service at They will provide you with the login to tick the conference. 


Additional dedicated technical presentations, offering in-depth explanations on a wide variety of topics are available on the Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2021 page.


Schedule of the Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium

Time Title Speaker
09:00 Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for hybrid and electrical VTOL – a conceptual approach for future flight safety Christian Janke, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
09:30 Challenges for the development and validation of affordable 4 axis Autopilot on light helicopters Nicolas Couder and Olivier Lemoine, Thales
09:55 System Safety Objectives: One in a billion? John Vincent , CEO of the International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA
10:20 CS27 helicopter Single Engine IFR certification: a Safety enhancement opportunity Nigel Talbot, Leonardo Helicopter
10:45 Zefhir, first helicopter ever with tested parachute Chiara Albertazzi CURTI
11:05 Flight investigation of the unanticipated yaw phenomenon David Ferullo, Airbus Helicopters
11:30 Hybridization for Rotorcraft and VTOL: combustion versus electric engines Luca Cossetti and Marc Gazzino, Airbus Helicopters
11:55 Current activities for improved rotorcraft drivetrain safety and related research of TU Vienna with special focus on improved lubricants for rotorcraft transmissions Prof. Michael Weigand, TU Vienna
12:20 Clearance obstacles enhancement performance new procedure in CAT A PC1 Take Off Bernardino Paggi, Leonardo Helicopter
12:40 Q & A Session  
13:00 Break  
14:00 Safe and precise RNP 0.1 AR procedures in difficult terrain. The latest results and lessons learnt from the ARIOS project (Advanced Rotorcraft IFR Operations in Switzerland) Heinz Leibundgut (Alternate: Stefan Becker), Rega
14:30 Safety risk assessments for all operators. Lessons learnt Stefan Becker, REGA
15:00 Hoisting missions, a safety jump is possible David Figoureux, Reel
15:30 ESPN-R Session with Hoist Workshop John Franklin and Michel Masson, EASA
Christian Mueller, EHA
Bernd Osswald and Alexander Weissenboek, Airbus Helicopters
Julien Eymard, Leonardo Helicopters
17:20 Closing of the EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2021 Clément Audard, EASA

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