AHS International’s 74th Annual Forum and Technology Display The Future of Vertical Flight May 14-17, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona, USA

AHS International's 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-day meeting will include over 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as dozens of invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies in the world, and also includes other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology.


Participate at Forum 74!

Forum 74 is the longest running and most established vertical flight event in the world. It's the best way to interact and share ideas with over 1,200 of the world's leading vertical flight professionals.


Congratulations to the 270+ authors who were selected to submit a paper and present at Forum 74. Download the Full Technical Session Paper Schedule (PDF).

  1. Download the Authors' Guide (PDF) - authors must follow this guide to meet all requirements as it contains important paper and presentation instructions.

Why come to Forum 74?

  1. Technical papers! Learn from experts in their fields as they discuss the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology. Download the Preliminary Technical Session Schedule At a Glance.
  2. See the latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our extensive technology display.
  3. Hear from the leaders in industry, government, and academia to gain perspective on the future of vertical flight technology:

    CEO Panel with the leaders of major helicopter manufacturers and suppliers

    US Army and US Navy/Marine Corps aviation military program managers

    Other civil and defense leaders in government and industry

  4. Recognition of AHS award winners and scholarship recipients at the Vertical Flight Foundation Reception and the Grand Awards Banquet
  5. Short courses, industry tour, guest excursions, and other special events!

Exhibit at Forum 74!

Limited exhibit space is still available! Showcase your technology, products, and services at Forum 74. Contact AHS Exhibits for more information or to submit your application.


Why visit Phoenix?

Share ideas with vertical flight professionals from around the world at the state-of-the-art Phoenix Convention Center, only 3 miles away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Arizona boasts a robust aerospace and aviation presence, serving companies such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Honeywell Aerospace, MD Helicopters, Triumph Group, UTC Aerospace Systems, and many more.

Come for Forum 74 and stay to enjoy the lively downtown Phoenix area. Plan your visit now, and please book your room at one of the official Forum 74 hotels.