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Jan
08
2019

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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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
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
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
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
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
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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Feb
11
2019

Helicopter Association International Applauds DeFazio Bill to Keep FAA Open During Future Government Closures

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) proudly applauds Rep. Peter DeFazio (D, Ore.-4th), for introducing the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019, intended to protect the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from future government shutdowns.

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Feb
14
2019

HAI Announces 2019 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest Winners

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Alexandria, Va. (February 14, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today the winners of the 2019 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest. Every year, excellent photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional, submit photos and videos in a variety of categories that represent the helicopter industry.

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Feb
26
2019

Helicopter Foundation International Awards 20 Scholarships to Next Generation of Helicopter Industry Professionals

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (February 26, 2019) — Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, is pleased to announce the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals.

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Mar
07
2019

Helicopter Association International Provides HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 Show Information

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International has just concluded HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta Georgia. With attendance comparable to prior years, thousands of attendees participated in over 150 education courses, technical briefings, workshops, forums, meetings, and seminars; and walked the over 1 million square feet of exhibits and meeting space throughout the week. As a first time at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) for HAI HELI-EXPO, exhibitors and attendees alike experienced one of the largest facilitates HAI has used for the show allowing for a better show floor flow, and with the opportunity to continue to grow further in years to come.

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Mar
06
2019

ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle, Offers Introductory Rate at HELI-EXPO 2019

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(ATLANTA, Ga., — March 6, 2019) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced at Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, HELI-EXPO, in Atlanta that the company will offer a special introductory rate and package for its new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle.

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Mar
20
2019

HAI Statement on Nomination of Steve Dickson as Next FAA Administrator

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March 20, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to support Steve Dickson’s nomination by President Donald Trump to be the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Mar
27
2019

Helicopter Association International Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 27, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing HR 1108.

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May
01
2019

UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH HAI

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, today announced a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through HAI’s Online Academy portal.

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May
10
2019

HAI Provides Reporting Tool for Rotorcraft Pilots

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 10, 2019) – To address a growing need for reporting airborne safety hazards, helicopter pilots now have a new website, www.rotor.org/HARP, that allows for fast and easy reporting of near misses and other in-flight safety events.

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Jun
02
2019

Nominations Now Open for HAI's Salute to Excellence Awards

Posted by jhadmin

Within vertical aviation, there 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
21
2019

Nominations Now Open for HAI's Salute to Excellence Awards

Posted by jhadmin

Within vertical aviation, there 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
24
2019

Helicopter Association International Announces Retirement of President and CEO Matt Zuccaro

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (June 24, 2019) – The Board of Directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) announce the impending retirement of Matthew Zuccaro, president and CEO, effective June 30, 2020. This date coincides with HAI’s fiscal year and the installation of a new Board of Directors on July 1, 2020.

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Jun
26
2019

UAS Courses Now Available from HAI

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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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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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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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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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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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