Post event commentary for Helitech International

Helitech International, one of the most attended events in the rotorcraft calendar, took place in London from 3-5 October 2017. The event, held in association with the European Helicopter Association and in conjunction with Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Europe, welcomed operators, pilots, engineers, suppliers and service providers from across the globe.

Visitors came to see the 200-plus international exhibitors who were showcasing their latest products and services – many of whom had never presented at the event before. The latest innovations from leading OEMs, including Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, were all on display, while suppliers of MRO services, navigation systems and lifting equipment were also in demand.

After three days of invaluable business meetings, sourcing new solutions and services, and learning about the trends shaping the global rotorcraft industry, Client Services Director at Abacus and Accountable Manager at Helicopter Services Malta Limited (HSML), Samantha Snow, left Helitech International with optimism about future operations.

Commenting on the event, Samantha said: “Helitech International is one of the largest trade fairs for helicopters in Europe. This exhibition is a communication and information platform in the industry and offers the exhibiting companies the opportunity to present to an audience of experts. Visitors can really find in depth and comprehensive information about the latest developments, trends, products and services in various fields.”

“We were delighted to make our debut at Helitech International this year and the number of enquiries at our stand far exceeded our expectations. MRO Europe complemented Helitech International perfectly and it helped bring a bigger audience of operators, engineers and professionals through Helitech’s doors. This combination has provided us with the ideal platform to engage with new and existing clients and discuss the range of services we offer.”

“This year’s event has shown there is a high degree of confidence and interest within the aviation market. It’s vital for companies like Abacus and HSML to keep innovating and diversifying and by attending Helitech International we can have a clearer idea of the solutions and strategies we need in place to succeed.”