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Jan
13
2023

Joäo Vinagre Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Capital Air founder and director Joäo “John” Vinagre is the 2023 recipient of the 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 rotorcraft community. It will be presented Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan
13
2023

Ananda Thapa Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Altitude Air Operations Director Ananda “Andy” Thapa is the 2023 recipient of the 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 Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan
12
2023

David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce David Ellis, executive director of Haiti Air Ambulance, is the 2023 recipient of the 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 transport. It will be presented on Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan
12
2023

Dr. Eric Bechhoefer Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Eric Bechhoefer changed the playing field for aircraft safety with the helicopter health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) for single-engine helicopters. After retiring from his career as a naval flight officer, he pursued a PhD in engineering with an interest in advancing aviation safety. During his tenure at Goodrich Sensor Systems in the 2000s, he saw his dream become a reality.

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Jan
11
2023

Mike Atwood Inducted into Association of United States Night Vision Manufactures Hall of Fame

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(BOISE, Idaho — 1/11/2023 ) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced this week that ASU Founder and CEO Mike Atwood was inducted into the Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers (ANVM) Hall of Fame.

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Jan
11
2023

LCI SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ELROY AIR FOR A COMMITTED ORDER OF UP TO 40 CHAPARRAL VTOL AIRCRAFT

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11 January, 2023: LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of Libra Group, has signed an agreement with Elroy Air, developer of advanced autonomous cargo aircraft systems, to acquire up to 40 of the company’s Chaparral vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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Jan
11
2023

EuroSafety Announces H125 Airframe Course During Heli-Expo 2023

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January 11, 2023 - Las Vegas, NV - Professional flight and ground training experts, EuroSafety International (ESI) have announced they will offer an H125 airframe ground school presentation during the upcoming Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo at the Atlanta Convention Center during the event in March 2023. 

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Jan
10
2023

AIR METHODS RINGS IN NEW YEAR CELEBRATING NATIVE AIR MILESTONES

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Show Low, AZ– Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 9 air ambulance service. For two decades, Native Air 9, has provided essential lifesaving air medical services in the White Mountains of Northeast Arizona. Given the rural nature of the area, a partnership was established in December 2002 with Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, paving the way for advanced medical care for patients.

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Jan
09
2023

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE EXECUTIVE ROBERT HASTINGS LAUNCHES LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANCY

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WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 9, 2023) – Veteran public affairs, communications and marketing executive Robert Hastings announced today the launch of Robert Hastings & Associates, a leadership and communications consultancy focused on the aerospace, defense and mobility sectors.

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Jan
09
2023

NTSB Final Report: Mesa, AZ

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While conducting an instructional flight, the flight instructor reported that, he assumed control of the helicopter to demonstrate a left 180° autorotation, and the maneuver began normally. Part way through the maneuver, the pilot noticed that the helicopter was lower in altitude than he expected. He reported that he applied right cyclic and aft cyclic, attempting to slow the rate of descent. The helicopter landed hard and skidded to a stop. When stopped, the flight instructor and the student pilot exited the helicopter, and a postimpact fire ensued. The tail boom and fuselage sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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