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Feb
01
2023

HAI Announces 2023 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest Winners

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Alexandria, Va. (February 1, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. The popular contest attracts hundreds of entries annually from photographers around the world.

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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

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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Dec
22
2022

HAI Applauds Passage of AAIM Act and other Aviation Priorities in Funding Bill

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 22, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the work of the US Senate in passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, an omnibus spending bill that includes a number of HAI-backed elements supporting vertical aviation. The bill, which provides $1.7 trillion in discretionary resources, will now go to the US House of Representatives before being signed into law by President Biden.

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Dec
16
2022

HAI Applauds Veto of NY “Stop the Chop” Bill

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 16, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) for her veto of New York Senate Bill 7493A, known as the “Stop the Chop” bill. In addition to banning nonessential helicopters at New York City’s West 30th Street Heliport, the legislation would have allowed anyone to sue an operator, pilot, flight department, line-service personnel, or company employee operating in the state for alleged helicopter noise pollution, even if the flight in question was conducted in accordance with federal law and regulations.

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Nov
14
2022

HAI Marks the Passing of Helicopter Pioneer Frank Robinson

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Alexandria, Va. (November 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away on November 12, 2022, at his California home.

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Sep
28
2022

HAI Extends Deadline for Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

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Alexandria, Va. (September 28, 2022) – Do you know someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession? If so, HAI is hoping you’ll tell us their story and nominate them for our annual Salute to Excellence Awards program!

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