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11th Rotorcraft Symposium

Event date & location
Cologne, Marriott Hotel, 5th & 6th December 2017

The event is fully booked.  A waiting list is going to be established and available slots will be distributed accordingly. If you wish to register to the waiting list, please send an email to rotorcraft [at], indicating your name, title, company name and contact details (please refer to “Symposium” in the subject line). We will contact you by email if we can allocate a slot to you. 

We would like to remind you that this event will be live-streamed. Do not miss this opportunity to join us online!  More information on the live-streaming.

The Rotorcraft Symposium is the European reference event which provides a forum to discuss developments in the rotary wings domain and their safety objectives and achievements.

The discussion will address Initial and Continuing Airworthiness Certification Standards, research projects, safety enhancement developments such as on future Main Gear Box Design, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) specifications, Required Navigation Performance (RNP), EASA’s Safety Risk Portfolio for the different helicopter operations, and several topics currently developed by the recently created Rotorcraft Sectorial Committee.

Call for papers
Since more than a decade the Symposium’s success has been based on the support from those presenting and on the high quality of their subjects as proposed. While papers are welcomed in the areas mentioned above or on any other topic related to the rotorcraft industry and its safety of flight.
Feel free to submit one or more proposals for presentation, consisting of a title plus an abstract of up to 300 words, by 21 October 2017 to Jean Marc SACAZES via e-mail at jean-marc.sacazes [at] . Following an internal review of the proposals, the Agency will promptly notify the authors of the selected papers, who will need to provide their final papers not later than 11 November 2017.

Participants to the Symposium need to take care of the accommodation and travel arrangements themselves.
For your convenience EASA has made special arrangements with the Köln Mariott Hotel (Conference venue). The room contingent is available through this link.
Alternatively participants can use the booking platform ehotel. Type “EASA” in the field “Destination” and select “Köln, Deutschland” to get special rates.

Cancellations and Refund Policy
Substitutions and cancellations can be made until 26 November 2017. Please notify us as soon as possible at rotorcraft [at] (please refer to “Symposium” in the subject line).
Cancellations of an accepted registration must be made in writing to rotorcraft [at] and will incur into a 25% non-refundable administrative fee per cancelled registration (please refer to “Symposium” in the subject line).
Delegates who request a cancellation on or after 27 November 2017 or delegates who fail to attend without prior notice are liable for the full attendance fee. The attendance fee will not be prorated should delegates not attend the entire conference. 
The event is fully booked.

Live stream
This event will be live streamed on 05/12/2017 from 09:00 - 18:00 and 06/12/2017 from 09:00 - 16:30 (CET).