Leading experts come together for Helitech    

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The latest innovations in rotorcraft technology come under the spotlight in a series of dynamic presentations at this year’s Helitech International.

New to 2018, the Technology Showcase Theatre offers attendees first hand insight into the latest technologies and services launching to market, from industry-leading experts. On the final day of the show, the theatre hosts a Manufacturers’ Technical Update, delivered by representatives from Rolls-Royce, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, LORD Corporation and Leonardo Helicopters.

Attendees on the first day of the Technology Showcase Theatre can join industry leaders SKYTRAC and BAE Systems to discover the latest in connectivity and flight control solutions. Michel Navarret, regional sales manager, EMEA, SKYTRAC Systems will discuss how the company can help improve safety and efficiency through intelligent real-time connectivity; while Justin Dee, chief systems engineer, BAE Systems will share insights from its collaboration with Boeing Helicopters to define a new type of tactile cueing solution – the Active Parallel Actuation Subsystem (APAS).

Connectivity is also the focus of presentations set to be delivered on day two. James Mace, vice-president, Flightcell International reveals the new Flightcell DZMx with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, while Bob McKeown, business segment manager, Essex Industries, Inc will offer greater insights into the company’s existing Liquid Oxygen solutions, with an overview of the benefits of the technology for European operators.

The final session of the day will be presented by Grady Dees, director, technical sales, Universal Avionics Systems Corp who will introduce the company’s InSight display system. Designed as an integrated flight deck solution, InSight features embedded synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, radio control, and broadcast weather. Its ability to interface with a number of federated components, such as altitude/heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios, and autopilots translates to lower operating and maintenance costs for flight operations while providing enhanced safety, situational awareness, and functionality for pilots.

Using new technologies to improve maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations will be the focus for Michael Murphy, vice-president International Operations, Librestream Technologies when he demonstrates the company’s remote collaborative ‘Onsight’ software and hardware solutions, which facilitates access to remote experts ‘virtually’, turning any smartphone or tablet into an interactive tool for problem assessment and resolution.

Demonstrating the flexible and affordable financial tools available to manage the often-unpredictable costs of operating helicopter airframes and engines will be Raymond Weiser, senior director, Helicopter Services, JSSI. Jonathan Bloomfield, PA to the managing director, Apple International Inc. will showcase the company’s specialist GPS systems, delivering rotorcraft professionals information on its helicopter parts and sales services available around the world.

MRO returns to the spotlight on day two when Ugo Caroti, sales pepresentative, Helinetwork International introduces the company’s first e-commerce site, Rotorplace, for helicopter spare parts.

Attendees on the third and final day of Helitech International can join speakers from Rolls-Royce, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, LORD Corporation and Leonardo Helicopters to garner information about the latest new technology launches.

Simon Kemp, regional manager, Rolls-Royce will be first to present an update on the Rolls-Royce light helicopter engines, followed by Alan Walling, director, Commercial Programs and Aftermarket Support, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, who will discuss recent and upcoming upgrades to its S-92A and S-76 product lines. Walling will also present the company’s views on helicopter evolution and the technologies that it is investing in to enhance safety and provide value to its customers.

The afternoon sessions will offer more exclusive content for Helitech attendees with Leroy Rodolphe, marketing, sales and business development manager, LORD Corporation who will explain the construction, function, maintenance and inspection of elastomeric components. The longest session of the day – at just short of an hour – will be tailored for helicopter maintenance technicians, but also benefit pilots, helping them with their daily inspections.

Closing the conference at Helitech International 2018, Susanna De Bernardi, senior project leader, Leonardo will provide insights on the company’s Flight Risk Assessment, which enables the optimal off-aircraft means to evaluate a flight, ensuring a thorough safety assessment. Its functionalities are designed to positively increase the Pilot Situational Awareness and reduce mission risks.

For more information on the Technology Showcase Theatre at Helitech International, visit http://www.helitechinternational.com/Conference. Helitech International will take place in Amsterdam from 16-18 October 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Centre.





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