Technology Friend or Foe

5 July 2017 - 6 July 2017

No.4 Hamilton Place, London


Helicopter Operations in an Increasingly Complex Environment


Conference Highlight

This conference will build upon the 2014 and 2016 automation conferences and, in addition, consider the impact of the changes that will result from SESAR, UAS in the lower airspace and the potential introduction of Performance Based Navigation to rotorcraft operations.

The primary aim of the conference will be to engender a dialogue aimed at ensuring the continuation of a healthy onshore rotorcraft industry that plays its part in a fast-changing industrial landscape.

The full programme is available below.

Following the first day there will be a lecture entitled 'Urban Mobility by Airbus, an Innovation Challenge'

Why should you attend?

- To assess the potential, and challenges, of the introduction of automation in Para-public and General Aviation operations.

- To discuss the future integration of UAS and rotorcraft in an increasingly crowded lower airspace – can we practically, and safely, ‘sense and avoid’?

- To examine how States have leveraged Performance Based Navigation to improve their coverage in Degraded Visual Environments.

- To hear how manufacturers intend to support future operations in challenging environments with varied scenarios.


Non-Member £625 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner £525 + VAT
RAeS Member £450 + VAT
BHA/EHA Rate* £250 +VAT
RAeS Baseline Member £190 + VAT

*Please contact the Conference and Events Team to book at this rate on or call +44 (0)20 7670 4345



Take advantage of preferential hotel rates offered to RAeS Delegates, make a reservation at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel or by visiting our dedicated HotelMap


Speaker Details

Air Marshall Sir Christopher Coville, KCB

Simon Mitchell, Chief Pilot, Starspeed

Jaap Groeneweg, NLR

Dan Martin, Strategy, Risk Management and Operations Consultant to The Children's Air Ambulance at AvMax Ltd

Heinz Leibundgut, Chief Pilot, Helicopter REGA

Nick Rogers, CTRO, Sky-Futures



No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters
No.4 Hamilton Place