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HAI aims to prevent US states setting local aviation rules

HAI aims to prevent US states setting local aviation rules

HAI and five other general aviation associations yesterday wrote to key congressional committee leaders to prevent a move to amend a federal bar to states issuing laws or regulations related to air carrier prices, routes, or services. The move was contained in a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochrane (R-Miss.) and the panel’s… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-May-16

HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

On Monday, May 18, HAI and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill (H.R. 476) that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration (VA) funding for college flight training degree programs… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-15

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General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

Eight general aviation associations on Wednesday unveiled a new industry-wide study detailing the economic contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy at a press conference at the Newseum. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, determined that general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $219 billion in total economic output in the United States…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Feb-15

FAA Pursues Rulemaking on Third Class Medical Issue

FAA Pursues Rulemaking on Third Class Medical Issue

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is beginning a rulemaking project that will consider whether to allow private pilots, in certain instances, to substitute a driver’s license in lieu of a FAA medical certificate. Information about the “Private Pilot Privileges without a Medical Certificate” project will be posted soon in the April report onDOT’s Significant Rulemakings… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Apr-14

MV-22 confirmed for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

MV-22 confirmed for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

The U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, one of the world’s most unique military aircraft, will return to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in in 2014. The MV-22 will be on display at the event and also give demonstrations of its unique flying capabilities. The Osprey is making its first appearance at Oshkosh since 2010. This appearance,… Read more »

Source: EAA, 22-Feb-14

FAA to Delay Sleep Apnea Policy

FAA to Delay Sleep Apnea Policy

EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council chairman Dr. Stephen Leonard learned from the FAA today that the agency will delay implementation of its new sleep apnea policy planned for next month in order to gather additional input from the aviation and medical community. The new policy, which would mandate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing and evaluation for… Read more »

Source: EAA, 22-Dec-13

Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

HAI President Matt Zuccaro and six other general aviation (GA) association presidents sat together at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., and discussed both the challenges facing the GA industry and the successes the industry has had over the past year. Zuccaro joined Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Aug-13

Helicopters Have a New Home at AirVenture

Helicopters Have a New Home at AirVenture

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) and EAA have made a joint commitment to give helicopters a new prominence at EAA’s AirVenture – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. The two organizations inked a three-year deal to keep HAI’s HELI-CENTER located near the AirVenture flightline, not far from Phillips 66 Plaza. As part of the deal, the… Read more »

Source: EAA, 18-Mar-13

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EAA and HAI renew AirVenture Oshkosh agreement

EAA and HAI renew AirVenture Oshkosh agreement

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) have renewed an agreement that assures the return of the popular Heli-Center on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh flightline in 2012 and includes other support for this year’s 60th annual EAA fly-in gathering, which will take place July 23-29. EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower and HAI President… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Feb-12

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JSSI appoints new member of Board of Advisors

JSSI appoints new member of Board of Advisors

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, recently announced that Tom Poberezny, former Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) President, has joined the JSSI Board of Advisors.  Mr. Poberezny joins Bryan Moss, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Neil Book, Joe Hagin, Aaron Hilkemann, Monte Koch,… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 20-Jan-12

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GA groups oppose White House fees proposal

GA groups oppose White House fees proposal

The nation’s leading general aviation (GA) associations today forcefully opposed user fees for GA flights proposed in President Barack Obama’s proposal for addressing the nation’s deficit and job crises. The Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Helicopter Association International, the International Council… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 20-Sep-11

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HAI and EAA partner to create Heli Center at AirVenture 2011

HAI and EAA partner to create Heli Center at AirVenture 2011

Helicopter Association International is partnering with EAA to establish a new, dedicated “home away from home” for the international helicopter community at EAA AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh this summer. The partnership unites the producer of HELI-EXPO®, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to helicopters being held here through March 8, with the organizer of the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-Mar-11

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