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Feb
12
2020

Helicopter Association International Congratulates Allison McKay as New CEO of Women in Aviation International

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) congratulates Allison McKay in her new role as CEO of Women in Aviation International (WAI). She replaces Dr. Peggy Chabrian, who held the position for 25 years.

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Feb
11
2020

Helicopter Association International Congratulates Tim Obitts as New President and CEO of National Air Transportation Association

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 10, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate Tim Obitts as the incoming President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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Jan
30
2020

Helicopter Association International Concludes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) –. Helicopter Association International (HAI) has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training.

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Jan
30
2020

HAI Members Select New Board Directors

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) – Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) members elected four members to the HAI Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. Three individuals are joining the board for the first time, while another is being reelected to his post.

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Jan
30
2020

Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 30, 2020 - Wireless intercom technology leader, Axnes unveiled its latest addition to their product line yesterday during the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim. During the unveiling, Axnes presented the new PNG Mobile Base Station that is self-contained, completely autonomous and portable – all features which many customers have requested. Derived from the PNG BST50 base station, there will be two options – the BST30 without an internal battery and the BST35 with an internal lithium ion battery. Both base station controls can be easily operated while wearing gloves and are also NVG compatible with a dimmable display encased in a rugged powder coated aluminum chassis.

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Jan
27
2020

HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash

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“Helicopter Association International expresses our deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and coworkers of those lost in today’s crash. HAI’s official policy is to refrain from commenting on any accident until authorities complete their investigation.”

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Jan
23
2020

Helicopter Foundation International Changes Name

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit organization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation.

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Jan
23
2020

HAI Board Chair and New President to Address Media at HAI HELI-EXPO

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International (HAI) Board Chair Jan Becker, and new President and CEO James Viola, are holding a press conference on Monday, January 27 at 1:00 PM (local) at the Anaheim Convention Center. The press conference will take place in the HAI News Conference Room (213A), and all media are invited to attend.

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Jan
15
2020

What a Ride!!!

Posted by jhadmin

As many of you know, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I'm retiring. I've been given more opportunities and experiences than I could've imagined when I started my career in aviation.

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Jan
06
2020

Helicopter Association International Names James A. Viola as President and CEO

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (January 6, 2020) – The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization's next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall.

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Dec
30
2019

Helicopter Association International Welcomes Addition of Graham and Chapman to NTSB Board

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 30, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Michael Graham and Tom Chapman, whom the U.S. Senate confirmed Dec. 19 as members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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Nov
15
2019

Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Once again, a vital, one of a kind lifesaving course on aerospace physiology for helicopter operators will be offered at this year’s Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. This year’s class has been moved back to Monday, 27 January 2020. The full-day course, taught by one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, Dr. Dudley Crosson, will focus on the latest research and developments on some old, some not-so-old, and in many cases very miss-understood topics that over the years have led to numerous helicopter accidents and pilot’s deaths. The course looks at current topics from an operational perspective. Subjects include the deadly side effects of fatigue and sleep deprivation, the dangerous and negative impact of dietary supplements on flight crews, how stress can destroy a pilots decision making process, and finally the inner-workings and physiology behind Spatial Disorientation. To register for this course or any of the other great courses offered at this year’s Heli-Expo, go to bit.ly/2kyM3NL and click on the Education Tab, then Professional Education.

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Nov
08
2019

Gary Wiltrout Receives Helicopter Association International’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
08
2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Firehawk Unit Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations LACOFD Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
07
2019

HeliOps Magazine Editor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Mark Ogden, editor of HeliOps magazine, is the 2020 winner of the association’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award recognizes the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
07
2019

Australia’s New South Wales Ambulance Service Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 07, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air medical transport. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

Krisna Dewi Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 06, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

Bryn Elliott Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Corey Brekke Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant and distinct contribution to helicopter maintenance. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
04
2019

Jason Glynn Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 04, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Jason Glynn , a pilot for Era Helicopters in Houma, Louisiana, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees must be active helicopter pilots. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Oct
28
2019

Helicopter Association International Opposes Proposed “Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019”

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia – New York City airspace is one of several highly complex and congested airspace regions in the United States. To ensure that operations are as safe and efficient as possible requires the expertise of regulatory and technical safety experts as well as industry professionals. Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly opposes today’s announced “Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019” over the concern that measures within the act will have no positive effect on aviation safety over New York City, but will threaten the viability of the helicopter industry.

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Sep
09
2019

HAI President/CEO Named to US Department of Transportation Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (September 9, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao recently appointed HAI President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro to the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC) for a period of two years.

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Aug
28
2019

Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (August 28, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Life Flight Network of Aurora, OR, completed HAI’s Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). The HAI-APS was developed to help participating businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism, improve safety cultures, and reduce losses that result from avoidable accidents and incidents.

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Aug
23
2019

HAI Seeks Outstanding Candidates for Position of President / Chief Executive Officer

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (August 23, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020.

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Aug
19
2019

HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (August 19, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his administration’s official rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program. The program provides rotor-specific aviation classes to high school students by teaming up with industry, high schools, post-secondary schools and other stakeholders.

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Aug
15
2019

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by jhadmin

Overall, accidents and fatalities in the international helicopter community are trending downward. Programs such as Land & LIVE—or, as I like to say it, "Land the damn helicopter!"—have been embraced by the industry and regulatory agencies worldwide as a significant tool in preventing accidents. We are turning away from proscriptive safety ("Thou shalt not ...") to focusing on tools that equip us to manage the risks inherent in aviation.

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Aug
12
2019

Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. acquires Canadian Ch-124 Sea Kings

Posted by jhadmin

Rotor Maxx Support Limited (RMS) is proud to be the successful bidder on the Canadian CH-124 Sea King (Sikorsky SH-3) competitive sales process. RMS recognizes what the aircraft need in order to have a viable future and will be upgrading/modernizing them in order to improve flight safety, increase performance and enhance operational reliability before making them available to both military and non-military customers. Already a world leader in all aspects of support for the S61/H-3 series helicopter, RMS is well prepared for the work that lies ahead.

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Jul
08
2019

HAI Hires John Shea as New Government Affairs Director

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (July 8, 2019) – Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs.

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Jun
26
2019

UAS Courses Now Available from HAI

Posted by jhadmin

The HAI Online Academy and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have partnered to offer nine courses developed specifically for the unmanned aviation industry.

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