Forum 72

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AHS International's Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The 72nd Forum took place May 16-19 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The three-day meeting included more than 275 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, was an extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies. It also included other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations showcased the very latest in vertical flight technology.

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Highlights of Forum 72
  • Palm Beach Convention CenterOver 275 technical papers from experts in their fields on the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology.
  • Perspectives from leaders in industry, academia and government on the future of vertical flight technology. The Forum included panels of the CEOs of major helicopter manufacturers and suppliers, US Army and US Navy/Marine Corps aviation program managers, and other vertical flight science and technology leaders in government and industry. 
  • The latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our extensive technology display.
  • Interaction and sharing of ideas with more than 1,200 of the world's leading vertical flight professionals.
  • Recognition of AHS award winners and scholarship recipients at the Vertical Flight Foundation Reception and the Grand Awards Banquet.
  • Special pre-Forum activities on Monday, May 16, including Short coursesSikorsky tour and the MAV Student Challenge.
Forum 72 was held in Palm Beach, Florida which was the first new location to be added to the Forum rotation in more than a decade. Home to the AHS South Florida Chapter (one of our most energetic and enthusiastic chapters), Palm Beach County boasts a strong aerospace presence with more than 600 aviation and aerospace companies, including Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety International, to name a few.