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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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Sep
22
2023

Only About One Week Remains to Submit Nominations for Helicopter Association International ‘2024 Salute to Excellence’ Awards

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Alexandria, Va. (September 22, 2023) – HAI wants to remind the vertical flight industry that there is just over one week left to submit nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. Interested individuals or businesses can submit nominations at rotor.org/salute; HAI must receive all nom

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Aug
23
2023

Submit Your Nominations for Helicopter Association International ‘2024 Salute to Excellence’ Awards

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Alexandria, Va. (August 23, 2023) – HAI wants to remind the vertical flight industry 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). Interested individuals or businesses can submit nominations at rotor.org/salute; HAI must receive all nominations by September 30, 2023.

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Jul
28
2023

Submit Regulatory Comments on Bandelier National Monument draft ATMP

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The National Park Service (NPS) and the FAA are rewriting the rules for air tours over US national parks. In fact, the draft Bandelier National Monument ATMP ELIMINATES air tour flights over the park.

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Jul
17
2023

2024 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN NOW!

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HAI is pleased to announce that the association is now accepting applications for its 2024 scholarship program, which is open to HAI members only. Scholarships are available for aviation maintenance, commercial helicopter pilot ratings, and pilot safety.

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Jun
14
2023

HAI Applauds House Committee Advancement of Bipartisan Aviation Bill

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Alexandria, Va. (June 14, 2023) – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed—with bipartisan support—a sweeping bill that reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and addresses many important safety, workforce, technology, and other issues facing the rotorcraft and other aviation industries. The bill now moves to the House floor for consideration.

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Jun
07
2023

HAI Issues Call to Action on Proposed Air Tour Management Plans

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Alexandria, Va. (June 7, 2023) – In response to the US National Park Service’s (NPS) severe curtailment of air tours over national park lands, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is calling on its members and allies to show their support for America’s air tour industry.

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Apr
25
2023

HAI’s Innovative Pilot Program Yields Successful Results: Congressman Beyer Hosts FAA Announcement of Plans to Alter Helicopter Routes in D.C.–Virginia Area

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Alexandria, Va. (April 25, 2022) – Following a six-month study of rotorcraft sound in the greater Washington, D.C., area, Congressman Don Beyer (Va.-8) today joined the FAA in announcing plans to modify helicopter routes in the District of Columbia and parts of Northern Virginia. The FAA based these route modifications on data collected from a six-month pilot program launched by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) in partnership with PlaneNoise, an aviation noise consultancy.

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Mar
07
2023

HAI Launches Flight Training and Checking Program

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Alexandria, Va. (March 7, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) has partnered with Helicopter Institute of Fort Worth, Texas, to make it easier for members to keep their aircrews’ training, testing, qualifications, certifications, and compliance up to date. With the new HAI Flight Training and Checking Program, members can choose to have Helicopter Institute manage all aspects or one part as needed.

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