Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology

Melbourne, Australia


8th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology
and 3rd Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Melbourne, Australia
18-19 Dec 2014

 Jointly organized by the AHS Australia and Singapore Chapters

Call for Papers: Aerodynamics, Structures & Materials, Propulsion, Design, Avionics & Systems, Operations, Product Support and Asset Management.

For Authors: Please see the Paper Guidelines for your final paper submittal, and download the Paper Template in Word for your document.  Final papers are due September 1, 2014.

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday 18 December 2014 

0700-0800 Registration Conference organizers
0800-0815 Safety Briefing on the Venue Chair
0815-0830 Welcome Address  
0830-0900 Opening Address AHS International 
0900-0930 Keynote Address  
0930-1230 Paper Presentations  
1230-1330 Lunch  
1330-1400 Panel  
1400-1645 Paper Presentations  
1900-2100 Conference Banquet & Awards President Australian Chapter

Thursday 19 December 2014 

0730-0800      Registration  Conference organizers
0815-0830 Update Briefing Chair 
0830-0900 Keynote Address   
0900-1230  Paper Presentations   
1230-1330  Lunch   
1330-1400  Keynote Address   
1400-1500  Paper Presentations   
1400-1430  AHS International Regional Meeting         By Invitation 
1430-1500  ARF Executive Committee Meeting  By Invitation 
1515-1645 Presentations   
1645-1700  Conference Closing Ceremony   President Austrlia & Singapore Chapter
and ARF Executive Committee 


Registration Fees (All fees are in USD):

Full Registrant

General Attendee
Government Employee
Fully Retired and Student 

 AHS Member

$900 (AUD $1000)
$850 (AUD $940)
$800 (AUD $880) 

Non-AHS Member

$1100 (AUD $1220)
$930 (AUD $1030)
$875 (AUD $970) 

Group booking cannot be done online.  Please use the paper registration form below. 

Register online now!

Paper Registration Form Revised 17 March

The dress code for the conference will be the conference polo with shorts, trousers or skirts.  Please no suits and ties. Be sure to choose your size on the registration form.

Important Dates:

  • May 15, 2014: Abstract Due - Extended
  • June 2, 2014: Acknowledgement of Acceptance of Paper
  • September 1, 2014: Full Conference Paper Submission
  • October 10, 2014: Comments and Feedback on Technical Papers by Reviewers
  • October 31, 2014: Final Paper Submission
  • November 17, 2014: PowerPoint Slides Submission


About the Venue: Voted multiple times as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne (the capital of the State of Victoria) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a seaside setting on Port Phillip Bay offering the very best in major events and festivals, shopping, nightlife, food and wine and unique experiences. 

Important Travel Info:
Hotel Accommodations at Headquarters Hotel:
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel
2 Convention Ctr Place South Wharf
Australia 3006
Tel: +61-3-9027-2000
Fax: +61-3-9027-2001

Set in the heart of South Wharf, Melbourne's newest business and dining precinct, the stylish Hilton Melbourne South Wharf hotel is located just 12.4 miles/20 km from the airport and conveniently close to the cosmopolitan city center. Situated on the edge of Melbourne city's CBD, on the South Bank of the beautiful Yarra River, the hotel offers easy access to the Docklands, Southbank dining precinct and Etihad Stadium. 

As the only hotel with direct access to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, guests are able to walk directly to MCEC's modern conference and event facilities from within the hotel. With onsite event spaces suitable for social function from 10 to 5000, and a unique partnership with MCEC offering 52 meeting rooms for up to 480, the hotel offers the ultimate venue.
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