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The preliminary programme is available HERE

Updated on September 2


3 Technical Visits are organized in the scope of ERF2016 on Friday 9 SeptemberTransport is not provided.


Click on each visit for more information:

VISIT #1: The aerospace research center – ONERA

VISIT #2: The Institute of Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology – IEMN

VISIT #3: Centrale Lille – Lille Mechanics Laboratory – LML  


Registration is open ! Click here to register

Online registration deadline is postponned until September, 4th.
You can register directly on site at the Welcome Desk on Monday, September 5th between 16:00 and 18:00 and anytime during the ERF2016 


June, 6th
June, 6th
Delegate 840 € 890 €
Speaker / Chairman 740 € 790 €
3AF / CEAS Member 800 € 850 €
Student 600 € 650 €
Additional social events for accompagnying person
(Cocktail on Sept. 6th & Gala Dinner on Sept. 7th)
115 € 115 €

CEAS/ERF Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the European Rotorcraft Forum ERF organization uses and protects any information that you give to the ERF when you submit an abstract or paper or when you register for a conference.

The ERF is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as age and professional interests.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about conferences or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


They’ll be there during ERF2016 Exhibition:



gantner logo blue f Gantner Instruments is a leader in the development of modular test & measurement systems targeted at Test Automation and Performance Monitoring applications. By delivering high-speed, high-accuracy, distributed data acquisition & control products required in today’s demanding testing environments, such as engine testing, component testing, electric motor/battery testing, and fatigue/durability testing, Gantner Instruments is able to provide complete and open platform solutions for OEM’s, systems integrators, and end users alike.


Romax Logo CYMK - 300dpi - large

Romax Technology is a world-leader in software, analysis and services for gearbox, bearings and drivetrain systems. Romax has worked in the aerospace and rotorcraft industry since 1989, helping industry leaders solve challenging problems in aerospace engines and rotorcraft drivetrains through a combination of engineering know-how and simulation software. We can help you reduce drivetrain failures and increase design and development accuracy, while tackling issues such as noise and CO2 reduction.


CEROBEAR Logo CEROBEAR GmbH produces advanced rolling bearings for a range of applications in the Aerospace Industry.  For Helicopters, we specialize in the design &and fabrication of bearings for gearboxes, transmissions, rotor controls, and actuators.  CEROBEAR synergizes its core competencies in Advanced Materials, Component Fabrication, and Application Specific Design Knowledge to maximize bearing life, enable high performance levels, and assure the highest system reliability for our Aerospace customers.   We supply both “build to print” and custom engineered & manufactured, highly advanced ball and roller bearings of all types (including all-metal and hybrid ceramic versions).


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>> ERF2017 VENUE


Take the opportunity to exhibit your company within the ERF2016 Forum!

EXHIBITION ERF       In conjunction with the Conference, an Exhibition where research centers, organizations and manufacturers will display information about their programs and products. The benefits of exhibiting include:

  • Build awareness of your organization, activities and products
  • Showcase your expertise and achievements in the areas of Rotorcraft
  • Network with attendees, many of whom are decision
  • Be listed on the symposium Web site

For all enquiries and to book your booth please contact:

Anne VENABLES or Aude LURBE 3AF Executive Secretariat 6 rue Galilée, 75116 Paris, France Phone: +33 (0)1 56 64 12 30, Fax: +33 (0)1 56 64 12 31


> Lille Grand Palais

CARTE centre conf

This year, ERF is located in Lille (France) at the Lille Grand Palais.

This conference center is in downtown, close to the two train stations and the pedestrian zone of Lille. It’s a practical place and well connected by the tramway.

For more information, please visit: Lille Grand Palais website







Designed by the architect Rem Koolhass and inaugurated in 1994, Lille Grand Palais is an exceptional centre, unique in Europe, highly adaptable and housing many inter-communicating spaces under one roof: congress-convention-seminar, exhibitions and the Zenith Arena.

> Lille


The greater Lille area is young, welcoming and full of life. Bold and innovative with its 85 towns and more than one million people, it is ceaselessly reinventing culture, sports and fun…

From its Flemish history, Lille has retained a few unusual traditions and an exceptional heritage that stands alongside with the greatest and most daring contemporary architecture. As you stroll in its streets and neighbourhoods, you will turn other beautiful pages of its history, for the Flemish city of Lille can also reveal its Burgundian, industrial, trading, green, gastronomical or cultural sides…

Lille has an exceptional architectural heritage. The city provides traces of its historical past (The Citadel designed by Vauban), and industrial, past interspersed with glimpses of its future. As the European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille is now a cultural reference, with its 15 museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, – the largest museum in France after the Louvre.

With 2 international airports close by, 8000 hotel rooms in centre Lille town centre and the surrounding and 2 TGV stations in the town centre with over 50 connections per day to Brussels, London and Paris, it presents itself as the ideal location for the Forum.

More information: