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May
11
2022

HAI Statement On May 10 NTSB Hearing

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Alexandria, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its May 10 hearing to announce the probable cause and draft findings and recommendations related to a fatal air-tour helicopter accident that occurred on Dec. 26, 2019, near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. HAI extends its deepest condolences to the families and coworkers of those who died in the accident.

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Mar
22
2022

Helicopter Association International Statement on FAA Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Final Report

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Alexandria, Virginia,– Helicopter Association International (HAI) today reaffirmed its opposition to the recommendations contained in the FAA BVLOS ARC Final Report. The report, submitted to the FAA on March 10 and now posted on the FAA website, proposes several recommendations to the agency that, if implemented, will compromise flight safety for low-altitude National Airspace System (NAS) operators.

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Mar
19
2022

HAI Call to Action – Hawaii ATMP’s

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The National Park Service (NPS) and the FAA are rewriting the rules and regulations for air tours over national parks. It is clear from the plans already introduced that the NPS aims to cut back flights to such a degree that it will no longer be economically feasible for air tour companies to stay in business. We need your help submitting public comments on the NPS plans for two Hawai’i national parks:

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Mar
17
2022

HAI and EHA Strengthen Partnership, Plan EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 Show

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Alexandria, Va. (March 17, 2022) - Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) are pleased to announce the latest advancement in the partnership between the two VTOL organizations.

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Mar
11
2022

Helicopter Association International Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

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Alexandria, Va. (March 10, 2022) - As HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 comes to a close, the global rotorcraft community demonstrated an eagerness to put the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and business disruptions behind them. The four-day event, produced by Helicopter Association International, welcomed 13,083 helicopter professionals from 72 countries.

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Feb
25
2022

StandardAero Unveils StableLight -- the First 4-Axis Autopilot for AS350 Helicopters -- with Demonstration Flights Available at the 2022 HAI/Heli-Expo

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COTTSDALE, Ariz. – February 23, 2022 – StandardAero is unveiling the industry’s first 4-Axis autopilot available for retrofit on AS350 helicopters with demonstration flights at the 2022 HAI/Heli-Expo on March 8-10.  The autopilot, developed in partnership with Thales and known as StableLight, is equipped in an AS350 test rotorcraft which will be located at the Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Vertiport and available for onsite customer demo flights during the exposition.

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Feb
24
2022

HAI Joins Aviation Stakeholder Groups in Committing to Lead-Free Aviation Fuels Transition

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Alexandria, Virginia (February 23, 2022) — HAI joined leaders of aviation and petroleum groups in committing to an initiative laying out a clear plan to transition piston-engine aircraft to lead-free aviation fuels by the end of 2030.

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Feb
22
2022

Helicopter Charters and Tours Available for Anyone at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

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Alexandria, Virginia (February 22, 2022) — Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a partnership with Longhorn Helicopters that, for the first time, will bring charter helicopter flights to the association’s annual trade show, HAI HELI-EXPO®.

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Jan
27
2022

El Aero Services Selects Baldwin Safety and Compliance as Inaugural Customer in HAI’s SMS Program

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 27, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that El Aero Services, a northern Nevada–based helicopter operator, is the first member to join HAI’s SMS Program. Last fall, HAI introduced the safety management system (SMS) program as an affordable, scalable system for small rotorcraft businesses that desire assistance with incorporating SMS into their business.

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Jan
14
2022

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations.

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Jan
14
2022

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Dwayne Williams is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Bell. This award honors excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
14
2022

Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Helicopter Operations May be Grounded by New 5G Towers

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States.

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Jan
13
2022

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

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
12
2022

US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Safety Department Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 12, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
12
2022

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

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Alexandria, Virginia  – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Scott Tinnesand as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by H. Ross Perot & Family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter or UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
10
2022

Andrew Champagne Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 10, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate a flight before an accident could occur. The award will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Dec
14
2021

“56 Seconds to Live” Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

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​WASHINGTON DC – Highlighting a collaborative effort between the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Aviation International News has awarded the “56 Seconds to Live” safety course with a 2021 Top Flight Award.

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Nov
16
2021

Helicopter Association International and European Helicopter Association Form Partnership

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Alexandria, Va. (November 16, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new level of partnership and collaboration with the European Helicopter Association (EHA). This agreement solidifies a long-term relationship between the two associations for the international vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, recognizing their aligned values and missions and formalizing their ability to collaborate on initiatives and programs. The agreement will take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

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