Airbus Confirmed as Latest Gold Sponsor for 5th Annual Helicopter Technology CEE 2019

  • Posted by Natasha
  • May 10, 2019 10:06 AM BST
SMi reports: In less than 2 weeks, Helicopter Technology Central & Eastern Europe will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 22nd – 23rd May.

SMi’s 5th annual Helicopter Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference, returning to Prague on 22nd-23rd May, has welcomed Airbus to its gold sponsor line-up, joining Bell and Leonardo.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018, it generated revenues of €64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.


Thierry De Boisvilliers, Marketing Segment Manager at Airbus Helicopters, will be speaking at this year’s Helicopter Technology CEE on day one of the conference. He spent 15 years in the French Army aviation as an officer. Attack helicopter pilot, then squadron leader, he completed his military career as head of attack helicopters training at Le Luc army aviation training academy.


Thierry joined the training department of Eurocopter in 2003 to be involved in the organisation and ramp up of Helisim Simulation Training Center, and in NH90 and TIGER training as head of operations. He later joined the Strategy department as marketing product manager for light helicopters and weapon systems, and is currently in charge of the combat helicopters segment at the marketing department of Airbus.


The two-day conference has also recently welcomed new speaker Colonel Lubomir Sitta, Director of the Military Aviation Authority Czech Armed Forces, who will be briefing on "How the MAA Certifies and Keeps Rotary Aircraft Safe for the Czech Republic’s Air Force", focusing on the role and responsibilities of the Czech MAA, how new rotary platforms are certified for the Czech Air Force, and keeping rotary platforms safe to operate.


Sponsor GMRE (Black Diamond Advanced Technology) have also confirmed their expert speaker as Rick Stone, Senior Business Development Manager, speaking on "Helicopter Situational Awareness" and focusing on BDATech Capabilities, situational awareness in the cockpit, tactical Computing, and air to ground situational awareness.


This year’s 5th annual event will provide delegates with the unique perspectives of representatives from regional and international nations including the Czech Republic, US, UK, Hungary, Romania and Germany.


Attendees will also hear updates on helicopter programmes from JAPCC, EDA, and NATO, as well as new technologies and programmes from industry and exhibitors, including gold sponsors Bell and Leonardo, and sponsors Black Diamond Advanced Technology and Miccavionics.


The conference is taking place in less than 2 weeks and places are becoming increasingly limited. The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line up is available online at , where interested parties can also register.


Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe

22nd - 23rd May 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic

Gold Sponsors: Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Leonardo

Sponsor: Black Diamond Advanced Technology and Miccavionics


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