UK Rotorcraft Show Gets Refresh for 2021

 - April 23, 2021, 12:01 AM

Helitech 2021 is set to return to the ExCeL convention center in the royal docks area of East London later this year under new management by Prysm Media Group. The organizer has partnered with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and British Helicopter Association for the October 5 and 6 rotorcraft show, which will feature more than 300 exhibitors, a live fly-in, dedicated emergency service zone, and some 100 seminars.

“The show will be filled with informative, inspiring, and innovative ideas directly from front runners of the sector,” Prysm said. “This content will assist the discovery of the latest advancements from the people who are on the forefront as the rotorcraft landscape continues to adapt and diversify.”

According to the show organizer, the UK's overall civil and military rotorcraft industry will be worth an estimated £32 billion between 2019 and 2029, with the UK Ministry of Defence alone expected to purchase £10.8 billion in helicopters during that period.

“The helicopter industry is a key stakeholder, so we are looking forward to engaging with the community at Helitech Expo,” said UK CAA director Jonathan Nicholson. "As the industry safely recovers from Covid-19 and post-EU-exit, there is a significant level of change that we can discuss and share information on.”