European Rotors 2023

VFS are again supporting the EUROPEAN ROTORS VTOL Show & Safety Conference on Nov. 28–10, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The event is organized by the European Helicopter Association (EHA) in cooperation with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), and VFS is developing technical sessions on advanced vertical flight developments.

VFS @ European Rotors

November 30th, 2023


(1030 - 1100)

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONAngelo Collins, Vertical Flight Society

Background: VFS Update and Summary from the 17th Electric Aircraft Symposium and 7th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure



(1100 - 1200)

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Flight

Background: Carbon neutral, lower emissions, noise and disruption caused by aviation.



TU Delft (Option 1)

EASA (Option 1)

DLR/ONERA (Option 2)



(13:00 - 14:00)

"Best of" Paper Session

Best Paper Awardee (49th ERF)

TBD (agreement)

Best Paper Awardee (Forum 79)

Philippe Petit, DLR



(1430 - 1515)

Panel Discussion:  eVTOL/Hybrid Propulsion

Background: Conversation on motors, batteries, thermal management and charging

Rolls Royce

Elsa Industry

James Wang, DR-NTU



(1530 - 1630)

Panel Discussion:  eVTOL Implementation (10 mins)

Background: Community adoption, user perception and strategies for embracing eVTOL, including infrastructure considerations


EASA (Option 2)

DLR/ONERA (Option 1)

TU Delft (Option 2)