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Jan
16
2019

BTA CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES HAI’S W.A. “DUB” BLESSING FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This 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 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
13
2019

DeWitte Binkley Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that DeWitte Binkley, General Manager at SureFlight in Coatesville, PA, is the 2019 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership. The award is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. Nominees need not be licensed pilots. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
13
2019

Andreas Hermansky Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Andreas Hermansky, a pilot for Temsco Helicopters in Alaska, is the 2019 recipient of the Pilot of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by Appareo, 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 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
10
2019

HAI Calls for End to Government Shutdown

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) today joined a coalition of more than 30 aviation-related associations in delivering a letter to the federal government, advising the administration and Congress to end the partial government shutdown that is negatively affecting general aviation operations.

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Jan
09
2019

HeliSOS Project Manager Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Excellence in Safety Award

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Alexandria, Va. (January 09, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Chris Sharpe, project manager of HeliSOS in Guatemala, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Excellence in Safety Award. With this award, HAI acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
09
2019

Bell Training Academy Chief Flight Instructor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (January 09, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This 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 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Jan
08
2019

Thomas “TJ” Hall Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Maintenance Award

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Alexandria, Va. (January 08, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Thomas “TJ” Hall, Airbase Lead Mechanic for Air Methods, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. With this award, HAI recognizes an individual for longstanding excellence in helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to helicopter maintenance. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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Nov
14
2018

HAI Member Helicopter Crews Help to Battle Massive California Fires

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Alexandria, VA. (November 14, 2018) – As California experiences two of the most devastating fires in its history, helicopter crews are working long days to assist with battling the massive conflagrations.

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Oct
31
2018

Six General Aviation Associations Release Industry Recommended Best Business Practices

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OCTOBER 31, 2018 – Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) along with five additional major aviation associations, today jointly released the “Know Before You Go” best business practices. The joint release lays out a series of communications best practices, including publishing an online list of potential prices, fees and other charges that pilots may expect when landing at an airport.

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Oct
19
2018

Helicopter Association International Names Chris Hill as New Director of Safety

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Alexandria, Virginia - Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Hill as director of safety. In this position, Chris is responsible for managing the association’s existing aviation safety programs and for developing new safety initiatives to benefit HAI’s membership and the international helicopter community.

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Oct
04
2018

Helicopter Association International Applauds New Long-Term FAA Funding Bill

Posted by jhadmin

Virginia - Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Congress for passing a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. With the Senate vote today, this important five-year reauthorization bill moves to the President’s desk, providing long-term stability to the FAA and advancing important priorities for general aviation.

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Jul
20
2018

Helicopter Association International Aids Human External Cargo Operators with FAA Exemptions

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Alexandria, Virginia – Following a months-long grounding of US-based human external cargo (HEC) helicopter operations because of certification issues, the first helicopter operator has received its FAA-approved exemption and will resume operations shortly.

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Jul
13
2018

Nominate for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

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Within vertical aviation are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all.

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Jun
22
2018

Helicopter Association International Joins General Aviation Industry Group Condemning Trump Administration’s ATC Spinoff Proposal

Posted by jhadmin

Washington, DC – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement condemning the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization proposal a failed idea to privatize the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control services.

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Jun
19
2018

Helicopter Association International Joins Aviation Associations in Expressing Concerns About Ligado Proposal

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, VA - Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of ten other aviation-related associations in delivering a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the Ligado Networks Proposal.

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Mar
19
2018

Helicopter Association International to Form Working Group to Address Gaps in Air Safety

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia - Helicopter Association International (HAI) is working with industry and other interested parties to learn from the tragic results of recent helicopter accidents. We strongly believe it is in the best interests of the industry and the general public to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Mar
01
2018

It’s Official: Rotorcraft Pilot and Mechanic Shortage Verified

Posted by jhadmin

The results of a study forecasting the U.S. supply of rotorcraft pilots and mechanics over the next 18 years has been released, confirming what many in our industry suspected. Unless there are some fundamental changes in policy, outreach, scholarships, and access to financing, the helicopter industry faces large-scale deficits in the amount of available and qualified licensed and certificated pilots and mechanics.

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Feb
28
2018

UND-HAI Rotorcraft Pilot and Mechanic Supply Forecast

Posted by jhadmin

The University of North Dakota (UND) in collaboration with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) recently completed a study which forecasts the supply of helicopter pilots and mechanics over the next eighteen years. Unless there are some fundamental changes in policy, outreach, scholarships and access to financing, the industry faces largescale deficits in the amount of available and qualified licensed and certificated pilots and mechanics. This lack of human capital could very easily have wider negative consequences on the worldwide transportation industry and global economy.

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Feb
28
2018

Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro’s statement on Congressman Bill Schuster withdrawing his bill to privatize the U.S. Air Traffic Control system

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Congress’s determination to move forward with a reauthorization bill to provide long-term stability for the FAA. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Schuster (R-Pa.) announced today his decision to withdraw his proposal to privatize U.S. air traffic control services from the House FAA reauthorization bill.

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Feb
27
2018

East/West Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Aircrew Lives

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2018 – East/West Industries is flying into HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 on the wings of optimism and success as it celebrates 50 years of saving aircrew lives.

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Feb
27
2018

Metro completes H125 for Seminole County

Posted by jhadmin

27 FEB 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – Metro Aviation will display Seminole County Sheriff Office’s H125 at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO February 26 – March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Feb
01
2018

HAI Announces 2018 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest Winners

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (February 1, 2018) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today the winners of the 2018 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest. Every year, photographers submit photos in a variety of categories that represent the helicopter industry. This year, HAI expanded the contest to also include video entries.

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Jan
22
2018

General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 21, 2018 – In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, six general aviation (GA) leaders today called for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) United States Aircraft Registry. Despite the current government shutdown, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties.

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