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Jun
07
2021

Helicopter Association International Opens ‘2022 Salute to Excellence’ Nomination Period

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Alexandria, Va. (June 7, 2021) – HAI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams, or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute; HAI must receive all nominations by Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021.

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Jun
01
2021

International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program

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Alexandria, Va. (June 1, 2021) – International rotorcraft safety organizations, regional safety teams, and other global safety stakeholders are pleased to announce the establishment of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). In cooperation and collaboration with the worldwide vertical flight community, VAST aims to achieve a vision of zero fatal accidents, providing “Safety Above All.” In pursuit of that vision, VAST will use a data-informed, consensus-based approach to better harmonize, coordinate, and implement global safety information, resources, and programs, and to support regional safety efforts.

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May
17
2021

US Helicopter Safety Team and Helicopter Association International Introduce ’56 Seconds’ UIMC Course

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Alexandria, Va. (May 17, 2021) – The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) are pleased to announce that the final phase of the USHST’s “56 Seconds to Live” Unintended Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC) Awareness and Prevention Course is now live and available for use by pilots.

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May
17
2021

56 Seconds” UIMC Training Course From U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Now Live

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WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) are pleased to announce that the final phase of the USHST’s “56 Seconds to Live” Unintended Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC) Awareness and Prevention Course is now live and available for use by pilots.

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Apr
19
2021

Helicopter Association Interplanetary Salutes First Flight of Mars Helicopter

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Alexandria, Va. (April 19, 2021) – Helicopter Association Interplanetary (HAI) is thrilled to acknowledge the first successful flight of the Mars Helicopter, the first powered, controlled flight of any aircraft on another planet.

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Apr
07
2021

HAI Statement on NTSB’s 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

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Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2021) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Two of the 10 items on the list would affect the rotorcraft industry:

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Mar
24
2021

HAI Statement on March 23 NTSB Hearing

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Alexandria, Va. (March 23, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for their March 23 hearing to ensure the safety of flights for paying passengers in all aircraft.

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Mar
23
2021

HAI Members Select New Board Members

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the organization’s members elected two new members to the HAI Board of Directors on Monday, Mar. 22, 2021. Both new members will serve a three-year term beginning Jul. 1, 2021.

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Mar
11
2021

Michael Hynes Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 11, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Michael Hynes, a 65-year veteran of the aviation industry, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community.

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Mar
10
2021

LCDR Robert McCabe Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 9, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 pilot LCDR Robert McCabe is the 2021 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. This award is sponsored by HAI’s ROTOR Magazine.

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Mar
09
2021

University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 9, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the University of Maryland UAS Test Site Team, led by director Matt Scassero, and University of Maryland Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Scalea are the 2021 recipients of the association’s 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 the vital mission of air medical transport.

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Mar
08
2021

David Fox Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 8, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored 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.

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Mar
05
2021

California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 5, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need.

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Mar
04
2021

John Cooper Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 04, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce John Cooper, the safety and training officer for the Columbus Division of Police in Columbus, Ohio, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities.

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Mar
03
2021

Neo Aik Sia Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 03, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce rotorcraft industry professional Neo Aik Sia, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness.

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Mar
02
2021

Nobuyuki Kosuge Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 02, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Nobuyuki Kosuge, assistant chief flight instructor at Helistream in Costa Mesa, California, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award, sponsored by Hill Air Corporation. The award superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism.

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Mar
01
2021

Jeanette Eaton Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award For Excellence in Communication

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 1, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Jeanette Eaton, vice president of commercial strategy and business development for global commercial and military systems at Sikorsky, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter industry.

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Feb
10
2021

Helicopter Association International Addresses National Transportation Board Findings on January 2020 Helicopter Crash in Calabasas, Calif.

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Alexandria, Va. – The staff of Helicopter Association International (HAI) followed the findings and recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) related to the Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. HAI extends its deepest sympathies to those who lost a loved one in this accident and is committed to the goal of zero fatal accidents in the aviation industry. We also want to thank the men and women of the NTSB for their hard work in investigating this crash.

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Feb
02
2021

HAI Applauds Confirmation of Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

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Alexandria, Va.  – The U.S. Senate today voted 86-13 to confirm Peter Buttigieg’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Transportation.  Helicopter Association International (HAI) congratulates Secretary Buttigieg and looks forward to his leadership and guidance as he takes over this new role.

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Jan
21
2021

HAI Has Made the Difficult Decision to Cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

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HAI has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021, scheduled for late March in New Orleans. 

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Jan
05
2021

HAI Announces 2021 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest Winners

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Alexandria, Va. – HAI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. Now in its ninth year, the contest encourages photographers from around the world to submit their images of helicopters and drones in a variety of categories that represent the rotorcraft industry. And this year’s top entries truly reflect the industry’s international breadth, with our winners hailing from no fewer than five countries.

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Nov
30
2020

HAI Makes Plans for Safe and Healthy HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

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Alexandria, Va. – HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and the HAI staff is deep into preparations to ensure attendees and exhibitors have a safe, healthy, and successful show.

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