A range of worldwide interests was represented at the display of rotating wing technology at Redhill and the occasion also featured several first public demonstrations. The appearance of the Westland civil EH101 Heliliner was accompanied by news of the naval variant with the first production models of the latter to be delivered in 1995. From Eastern Europe the USSR had four helicopters in the flying display and more on the ground while the Polish Sokol made its first appearance in the UK after lengthy development. US industry was well represented and UK companies such as Bristow were prominent with advanced technology displays. Eurocopter showed the first UK‐based BK 117 and news was available of the progress of flight tests with the Franco‐German Tiger helicopter.
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