47th European Rotorcraft Forum (2021)

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Update: This event is now fully virtual. Please see www.erf2021.org for details. 


Conference Overview

The European Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.

The 47th European Rotorcraft Forum will be organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society and planning is underway for the Forum to take place virtually, on 6-9 Sept. 2021.

Call for Papers

The International Committee invites prospective authors to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Forum. As in previous years, the Forum sessions will cover typical aspects of rotorcraft and will be held simultaneously in various conference rooms.

Session subjects will include:

  • Acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Airworthiness
  • Avionics & Sensors
  • Cost Reduction
  • Crew Station & Human Factors
  • Dynamics
  • Engine & Propulsion
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Operational Aspects
  • Safety
  • Simulation & Training
  • Structures & Materials
  • Test & Evaluation
  • History of Rotorcraft
  • Unmanned Rotorcraft
  • eVTOL / AAM
Authors: For any queries, please contact the RAeS Events Team at events@aerosociety.com.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts in English with a length of approximately 1000 words must be submitted in PDF format. It should present the background and the status of the reported research including figures, illustrations and a summary of important conclusions. The status, including milestones, of any pending research/work required for the paper's completion should be included. The abstracts will be evaluated based on the appropriateness of the work to the vertical flight industry, originality, technical quality, availability of (preliminary) results and completion status.

Abstracts should be submitted via the abstract management tool, which is provided by Oxford Abstracts but will be administered for this Forum by the RAeS Events team. All completed submissions will be reviewed by the ERF International Committee. For any queries, please contact the RAeS Events Team at events@aerosociety.com.

Key Dates and Deadlines
Submission of abstract deadline: 26 Feb. 2021
Programme and registration forms available: 17 May 2021
Submission of final paper deadline: 12 July 2021

Best Paper
The author presenting the best paper at the Forum will receive the Ian Cheeseman Award including the possibility to present the paper at the Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum.

English will be the official language at the Forum.