2024 10th Asian Australian Rotorcraft Forum

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Register now for the 10th Asian Australian Rotorcraft Forum!

The 10th Asian Australian Rotorcraft Forum is being organized by the Vertical Flight Society's Australia Chapter, with the support of educational members, Melbourne University and Sydney University. It will be held at the Melbourne Connect Precinct, an innovation hub leveraging resources and talents from Melbourne University, government and industry partners across Australia. 

The Asian Australian Rotorcraft (ARF) Forum was established by the joint initiative of Arvind Sinha (Australia), Pinqi Xia (China), Prashant Pawar (India), Yasutada Tanabe (Japan) and Duck Joo Lee (South Korea). Coordinated by South Korea a meeting was organised in Busan in 2011 to deliberate on the way forward. This resulted in convening the Inaugural ARF-1 at Busan on 12-15 Feb 2012. With 3 Special Session Presentations, 57 Paper Presentations and 11 Posters, the ARF foundation was laid.

The ARF Countries participation commenced with Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea, under support of the local Vertical Flight Society (VFS) Chapters; with Singapore joining mid of the series and Turkey during the second round.

The ARF Series of Conference is a yearly rotational forum and held in the countries that are part of ARF. The ARF Series has gone through one rotation and is now on the second round as follows: a) ARF-1 South Korea, 12-15 Feb 2012; b) ARF-2 China, 8-11 Sep 2013; c) ARF-3 Australia, 18-19 Dec 2014; d) ARF-4 India, 16-18 Nov 2015; e) ARF-5 Singapore 17-18 Nov 2016; f) ARF-6 Japan 6-7 Nov 2017; g) ARF-7 South Korea, 30 Oct-1 Nov 2018 ; h) ARF-8 Turkey, 30 Oct-2 Nov 1019; i) ARF-9 China, 6-8 Nov 2023; and j) ARF-10 Australia 7-8 Nov 2024.

ARF-10 program over two days (7-8 Nov 24) will comprise of ‘Keynote and Referred Paper Presentations’ and a ‘Banquet and Awards Evening’. The Presentation Sessions will be in the five subdisciplines of Aerospace specific to Rotorcraft: Aerodynamics, Structures & Materials, Propulsion, Systems and Design. Abstracts of potential Papers are invited in the above subdisciplines focused on ‘Manned and Unmanned Rotorcraft Platforms’ applications only.

Registration: Registration is now online!

Chair: Dr. Arvind Sinha, President, VFS Australia Chapter

Deputy Chair: Dr. KC Wong, VP, VFS Australia Chapter

Technical Chair: Bob Hood, VFS Australia Chapter 

Conference Support

University of Melbourne

Sydney University

Sponsorship Opportunities


Abstract Submission Period: 01 Mar - 15 Jul 2024 
Abstract Selection and Paper Submission for Review: 15 Jul - 15 Aug 2024
Paper Review Report to Authors: 31 Aug 2024
Final Paper Submission:  15 Sep 2024
Conference: 7-8 Nov 2024

Call for Abstracts

ARF Abstract Template

Abstracts of no more than 250 words with supporting diagrams/graphs/images, title, authors names and affiliations in PDF format on the Template, should be submitted on this website at the bottom of the page, using the Paper Uploader function. Please refer to the Abstract Template for more instructions.


The Conference, Banquet and Awards will be held at Melbourne Connect Precinct of Melbourne University.


2024 10th Asian Australian Rotorcraft Forum paper Uploader

paper uploads for this meeting closed on Jul 15, 2024 11:59:00 PM. Please contact Julie M. Gibbs, event registrar, if you have any questions.