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Global Sky Forum: Helicopters 2023 – Agenda

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Global Sky Forum: Helicopters 2023 – Agenda


11th September, 2023 – Networking Drinks

18:00 – 20:00 Hilton Hotel Brisbane, Australia

Forum Day 1 – 12th September

08:00 Registration
08:50 – 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:45 Defining The Region

Australia is a big enough market to have different nuances on each side of the country. Add in New Zealand and the surrounding islands and even more differences seep in. This session will explore the market in terms of usage, missions, size categories, leasing, outsourcing, tourism and others.

09:45 – 10:30 Is Helicopter Leasing the New Norm?

With a smaller offshore market than any other regions, helicopter lessors are looking for other sectors to place helicopter into in Australasia. This panel digs deep to see what sectors the lessors could explore.

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00 – 11:45 Small is Beautiful – the Workhorses of the Region!

Smaller helicopters make up a significant proportion of the entire Australasia fleet. This panel will look at their usage and ask what it would take for smaller operators to replace their current fleets.

11:45 – 12:30 Electric Aircraft – How Much Can We Expect to Lose?

Uncrewed aerial vehicles are already here, and drones have started to be used in commercial settings. The main restrictions today appears to be distance and payload, but with eVTOLs only a few years away, will they replace traditional helicopters?

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 Flying Without Wings!

What does it take to train a helicopter pilot versus a fixed-wing pilot? Is it just cost and time? What are the other challenges that helicopter schools and pilots face?

14:45 – 15:30 A Look at New Zealand

A deep dive into the New Zealand rotary market.

15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break

16:00 – 16:45 Keeping Their Value

What are the latest movements in popular helicopter values in different size categories and for different uses? What external factors might affect value and are there any clues for what will happen in the near future?

16:45 – 17:30 The Safety Imperative

CASA will present a case study of an incident and explain how it could possibly have been prevented.

Forum Day 2 – 13th September

09:00 – 09:45 Emergency Response Part 1

Fighting fires and looking for the lost. This panel will look at all of the issues and opportunities in the firefighting and search & rescue sectors.

09:45 – 10:30 Emergency Response Part 2

Saving lives. This panel will dig into the EMS sector, looking at how EMS services are funded, and where they are needed the most.

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:45 Vertical & Luxury

The VIP experience in the region doesn’t compare to some other markets in the world but still has a role that needs to be filled. This panel explores what it takes to deliver the luxury ride.

11:45 – 12:30 Keeping the Tourist up in the Air

Expert opinions on what works and doesn’t work for keeping tourists excited about flying.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Keeping them Flying!

With an older-than-average fleet, what are the different services required with the maintenance ecosystem to keep them flying in Oz?

14:45 – 15:30 Choosing the Right Machine!

OEMs and operators answer your questions about the most suitable types of aircraft for the different roles in the region.

15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break

16:00 – 16:45 Will the Offshore Market Expand?

The Australian offshore fleet has reduced by close to 50% since the twenty-tens and has since stabilized. What are the future prospects given that the rest of the world has seen a similar pattern?

16:45 – 16:55 Closing Remarks

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