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Aug
03
2020

HAI Announces the Passing of James Wisecup

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (August 3, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) sincerely regrets the passing of industry stalwart and past chairman of the Board of Directors James O. Wisecup. Service information is pending and will be provided when available.

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Jun
18
2020

Helicopter Association International Introduces COVID Clean Program for HAI Members

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (June 18, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to introduce HAI’s COVID Clean Program, a project designed to help HAI members share their efforts to protect their customers and employees from infectious diseases. HAI assists participating companies by providing them promotional tools and support through social media and other digital channels.

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May
20
2020

HAI Statement on NTSB Hearing on 2019 Air Ambulance Crash in Ohio

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (May 20, 2020) – Like many others in the rotorcraft industry, staff members from Helicopter Association International (HAI) viewed the May 19, 2020, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board hearing on the cause of a January 2019 crash of a helicopter air ambulance (HAA) flight in Ohio. HAI appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by the investigative team in determining the myriad factors that led to the accident, which took the lives of three people who were on a mission to save lives. We offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and co-workers of those lost in the accident.

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May
19
2020

HAI Appoints Rob Volmer as VP, Marketing Communications

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Robert M. Volmer has joined HAI as the vice president of Marketing Communications. In this role, Rob will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology, and media for the association.

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Apr
30
2020

Helicopter Association International Statement on FAA Approval of SFAR 118

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) extends its deepest appreciation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approving Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118 that will relieve some of the compliance burden on pilots and companies during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
24
2020

HAI Applauds Bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (April 23, 2020) – This evening, the US House of Representatives approved H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a nearly $500 billion interim relief bill aimed at replenishing program funding established under the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The US Senate had unanimously passed the bill late Tuesday. President Donald Trump is expected to quickly sign it into law.

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Apr
22
2020

HAI Applauds U.S. Senate Action on Interim Relief Bill, Providing Replenishing Funding For CARES ACT

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. – Late on Tuesday afternoon, April 21, the US Senate unanimously approved a nearly $500 billion interim relief bill aimed at replenishing program funding established under the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The House expects to pass the bill later this week, and the White House has already indicated President Trump will sign the bill.

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Apr
21
2020

Helicopter Association International Mourns the Passing of William H. “Bill” Wells Jr.

Posted by jhadmin

William H. “Bill” Wells Jr., president and owner of Cascade Helicopters in Cashmere, Washington, died on Apr. 15, 2020, at the age of 86.

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Apr
03
2020

US Treasury Announces New Application Process for Payroll Support

Posted by jhadmin

Please note: if you are intending to file for assistance from the Payroll Support Program, you should submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT today, April 3.

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Apr
01
2020

HAI Members: Two Important Financial Resources for COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the US government is providing up to $25 billion for loans and loan guarantees for passenger air carriers, Part 145 repair stations, and ticket agents/brokers. The Act also authorizes up to $349 billion for job retention and certain other expenses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Mar
31
2020

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 31, 2020) – The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.

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Mar
30
2020

HAI Issues Updates on FAA Announcements for Airmen Medical Certificates, Part 135 Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International (HAI) can now provide updates to a March 29, 2020, HAI press release about airmen medical certificates and an FAA announcement regarding waivers for Part 135 operators that was issued on March 25, 2020.

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Mar
30
2020

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 29, 2020) – If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Applauds Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses.

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Mar
18
2020

Helicopter Association International Joins Aviation Groups in Seeking Federal Financial Relief for General Aviation Businesses

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va.– Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of five other general aviation associations in seeking from the US government financial relief for general aviation businesses. The request stems from the unstable global economic situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Feb
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are still being determined and will be shared as soon as they are available.

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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

Posted by jhadmin

“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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