44th European Rotorcraft Forum

Delft, The Netherlands 18-21 September 2018


The European Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community's calendar bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft. The Forum takes place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia. The first ERF was held in Southampton, England, in 1975. In 2018 the 44th European Rotorcraft Forum will be organised in Delft, The Netherlands from September 18-20.

The vital importance of safety in rotary wing operations is highlighted by the Helicopter Safety Workshop, organised in association with the European Safety Promotion Network Rotorcraft ESPN-R, on the final day of ERF. On September 20th, the morning sessions of the workshop will focus on scientific developments and the afternoon on operational aspects. ERF participants have free entrance to the workshop.

Best Paper Awards

The Cheeseman Award for Best Paper prepared for and presented at the European Rotorcraft Forum ERF has been established to recognize the author(s) who has/have prepared and presented the most significant technical paper as judged and selected by his/her peers. While the quality of the archived paper is paramount in the selection process, the quality of the presentation of the material at the Forum will also be taken into account.
The selected paper is presented at the 75th Forum of the American Helicopter Society AHS.
The Author(s) not older than 30 years of age with the best paper in this age-group will receive the Padfield Award.

Chairman's Award
As of the 43rd ERF, the Chairman's Award has been initiated, awarding the Best Paper with a focus on International Coorporation. The winner will be invited to present the winning paper at the Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF).

Guidelines for authors

5 August 2018

Full paper submission


Please check the full paper guidelines before starting the full paper submission process. You can use the following template.


Thanks to

International Committee

*country representative



Mr. P. Beaumier (Philippe)

Chemin de la Huniere,
F-91761 Palaiseau Cedex, France

Mr. T. Krysinski* (Tomasz) Airbus Helicopters,
F-13725 Marignane Cedex, France



Mr. R. Heger (Rainer)

Airbus Helicopters GmbH,
Industriestraße 4-6,
86607 Donauwörth, Germany

Dr. K. Pahlke* (Klausdieter) DLR,
Lilienthalplatz 7,
38108 Braunschweig, Germany



Mr. L. Medici* (Luca)

Leonardo Helicopters
Via G. Agusta, Cascina Costa,
21017 Samarate – Varese, Italy

Prof. P. Masarati (Pierangelo)

Politecnico di Milano,
Dept. of Aerospace Science and
Technology, 20156 Milano, Italy

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Mr. J. F. Hakkaart* (Joost)

Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR,
P.O. Box 90502, 1006 BM Amsterdam,
The Netherlands



Prof P. Bibik* (Przemysław)

Warsaw University of Technology,
Power and Aeronautical Engineering,
Warsaw, Poland

Roger Garfield

Russian Federation

Mr. R. Mirgazov (Ruslan)

1 Zhukovsky Street, Zhukovsky, Moscow
Region, 140180, Russian Federation

Mr. A. Okhonko* (Alexander) JSC Russian Helicopters
Entrance 9, 12 Krasnopresnenskaya emb.,
Moscow, Russian Federation

Roger Garfield

United Kingdom

Mr. A. Irwin (Alan)

Leonardo Helicopters
Lysander Road, Yeovil,
Somerset BA20 2YB, United Kingdom

Dr. R. Markiewicz* (Richard) DSTL
Portsdown West, Fareham,
Hampshire, PO17 6AD, United Kingdom

Exhibitor and Promotional opportunities

The conference will be held in the Aula Conference centre of the Delft University of Technology. The combination of a Technical University, a pleasant old town, good accessibility and perfect equipment, makes the Aula Conference centre an outstanding location for this event.

There will be an opportunity for a variety of (inter)national companies, institutions and other relevant organizations to present themselves at the very spacious Foyer and support the conference. Interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor at the 44th European Rotorcraft Forum in Delft?

The organizing committee is pleased to offer various promotion or sponsoring packages that include opportunities to exhibit products and services. Of course also specific requests can be worked out to generate the best value for money for your company.

Join the already confirmed exhibitors and sponsors at the 44th European Rotorcraft Forum in Delft.

Sponsoring packages

€ 1.500,-

  • One conference ticket
  • Logo on the event website (www.ERF2018.org)
  • Post registration list

€ 2.500,-

  • Silver package plus:
  • Exhibition booth
  • Exhibitor advertisement in final program

€ 5.000,-

  • Gold package plus:
  • Name and logo on all printed and electronic matter issued for the event

Sponsoring package 'silver': € 1.500,-
• One ticket to the conference, including welcome reception and the Forum banquet.
• Company/Organization listing with logo on the event website (www.ERF2018.org).
• Post registration list (PDF Format).

Sponsoring package 'gold': € 2.500,-
Silver package plus:
• Exhibition booth (6 m2) to present your company/organization to the audience during the event.
• Exhibitor advertisement in final program (1 page).

Sponsoring package 'platinum': € 5.000,-
Gold package plus:
• As main sponsor your company/organization name and logo will be included on all printed and electronic matter issued for the event, including the conference bag, USB-stick with the proceedings, etc.

Other options for sponsoring the forum include (partly) financially hosting the welcome reception, conference dinner, symposium bag, logo on batch or keynote presentations.

We welcome and are grateful for any support and will ensure that your organization’s support is properly acknowledged in all conference materials and press releases.

Please complete the registration form to indicate you exhibition and\or promotional requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact the conference chair Christophe Hermans or deputy chair Joost Hakkaart (erf2018@nlr.nl) if you have any questions or need any clarification in relation to becoming a sponsor and/or a supporting organization.