NOV 10 - 12 | 2020
Koelnmesse | Germany
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During the new VTOL show EUROPEAN ROTORS, the student association EUROAVIA together with the organisers EHA and EASA will host the first “ROTORTHON”.

  • 2 rotorcraft relevant topics

  • 6 teams of aviation students

  • 3 brainstorming days

Based on the meanwhile prominent format "Hackathon", which brings together Hard- and Software experts, EUROPEAN ROTORS gives the stage to find solutions for topics and challenges the global rotorcraft community is facing. These subjects will be elaborated by interdisciplinary students over its own "ROTORTHON".

During the three days of the show six teams of aerospace students will compete against each other. The three teams will be given one topic on the first day of EUROPEAN ROTORS which have been developed in exchange between the industry, research institutions operators and EASA. On the last afternoon of the show the teams will present their solutions to the visitors and a dedicated jury from the whole VTOL community will then choose a winner in each of the two topics.

Possible topics to work on:

  • Design
  • Infrastructure
  • Digitalisation/Data Management
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Airspace organisation
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About the organisers


Euroavia is the leading student association for European aerospace students. It has been founded in 1959 and currently has over 2000 members in 42 universities. By organising events like symposias and excursions Euroavia steadily develops a network between students, universities and potential employers, thus helping to shape the future of the aerospace industry.

About EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), headquartered in Cologne, is the centerpiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety. EASA has developed a roadmap to enable safe VTOL operations and new air mobility in Europe.

At EASA we are committed to invest in growing the next generation of aviation talents. We are offering different initiatives such as the Junior Qualification and the Graduate Traineeship Programme. To keep pace with the fast development of technologies in specific areas we are proud to support ROTORTHON.

With ROTORTHON as your stage, the competition gives you a great chance to unlock your potential. Take this opportunity to build the future of rotorcraft and VTOL - and your own!