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Feb
20
2024

Anaheim Aviation Show Will Utilize Biofuel to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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​Alexandria, Virginia (February 20, 2024) – To reduce the event’s carbon footprint, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into HAI HELI-EXPO 2024. The annual conference and trade show, the largest in the world for the vertical aviation industry, will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., with exhibits open Feb. 27–29.

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Feb
02
2024

HAI Announces Winners of ROTOR Magazine 2024 Photo Contest

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Alexandria, Virginia (Feb. 02, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the seven winners of the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. This annual contest is open to professional and amature photographers around the world who focus their lenses on the vertical aviation industry.

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Jan
31
2024

HAI Adds New Salute To Excellence Award Honoring Harold Summers

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 31, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Salute to Excellence Awards, which acknowledge significant achievement in the vertical flight industry. The newest award honors the spirit and legacy of Harold “Hal” Summers, a longtime HAI employee who was renowned for his efforts to improve the rotorcraft industry.

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Jan
12
2024

Michael Yip Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Becker Helicopter Services Director of Maintenance Michael “Yippy” Yip is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long- standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
12
2024

Anthony Cosimano Receives 2024 Helicopter Association International Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Cosimano is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Five-Alpha President Rex Alexander Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Five-Alpha Founder and President Rex Alexander is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Children’s Health Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 11, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team at Children’s Health in Dallas is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The 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 or UAS aircraft in air medical transportation. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Rainbow Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Andrew Edgerton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Helicopter Division Chief Pilot Andrew Edgerton is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
09
2024

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

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 09, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Chinook Helicopters CEO Catherine Press as the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by Hill Air Corporation, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor or a UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
09
2024

Rotor Pro's Bryan Matuskey Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Communications Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 09, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rotor Pro magazine Production Team Leader/Videographer Bryan Matuskey as the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Communications Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the vertical aviation industry. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
08
2024

Michael Sagely Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 08, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michael Sagely, senior pilot with the Air Operations unit of the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department (LACFD), is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot or UAS aircraft pilot during the past three years or for extraordinary professionalism over time. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
08
2024

Capts. Steve Buhagiar and David Sidorski Receive HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 08, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Capts. Steve Buhagiar and David Sidorski as recipients of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award, presented by HAI in honor of Zuccaro, recognizes outstanding aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and/or coordinated actions performed by a helicopter pilot(s), flight crew member(s), and/or maintenance personnel during the year. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Dec
13
2023

Helicopter Association International (HAI) Celebrates 75 Years of Advancing Vertical Aviation Worldwide

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to commemorate its 75th anniversary, marking three-quarters of a century dedicated to growing, shaping, protecting, and strengthening the international vertical aviation industry. Founded on Dec. 13, 1948, by a visionary group of 16 individuals who formed the Helicopter Council, HAI has since evolved into a global force representing thousands of operators, pilots, maintenance technicians, manufacturers, and suppliers across 65 countries.

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Oct
26
2023

Senate Approves Whitaker as FAA Head

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Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Following a 98-0 bipartisan vote by the US Senate, Michael G. Whitaker was approved on Tuesday to lead the FAA. He is most recently the chief operating officer of Supernal, Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) company. Whitaker also has previous FAA experience: from 2013–14, he served as the deputy administrator, where he led the agency’s efforts to modernize the US National Airspace System.

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Oct
18
2023

Aviation Stakeholders’ Response to EPA Endangerment Finding on Leaded Avgas

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Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 18, 2023) –WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2023 – A coalition of aviation stakeholder organizations, including Helicopter Association International (HAI), issued the following joint statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding on lead in aviation gasoline (avgas) issued on October 18:

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