Registrations to attend RotorTech 2021 passed 500 this week, which is being seen as a marker of how keen the rotary aviation industry is for the event to go ahead.
"Feedback from industry has been that businesses want to return to in-person events, which is why we have had the confidence to commit to delivering RotorTech in June this year," said Ian Honnery, CEO of RotorTech organiser AMDA Foundation.
"We're now seeing this reflected in strong interest in the event. Our helicopter static park is essentially booked out, we are still receiving new enquiries from potential exhibitors and the conference program will provide industry's first comprehensive look at lessons learned from the national emergencies in which both helicopters and unmanned systems have played such an important role over recent years."
A record 100 exhibitors have signed up for the accompanying expo, with 15 helicopters booked into the static display area.
"The helicopter industry is a national community, and our industry is about relationships," said Ray Cronin, president of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA).
"The strong feedback from our members is that they are looking forward to finally being able to talk face to face again and RotorTech will be the ideal place to do that.”
RotorTech is on at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane 15-17 June 2021.