1-Oct-2013 Source: HAI
HAI President Matt Zuccaro was the keynote speaker recently at a conference for investment bankers, financial lenders, helicopter leasing companies and government agencies, looking at the health of the industry and its value as a marketplace for investment capital.
Zuccaro told the audience that the helicopter industry is doing well and talked about the continued need for investment capital so operators can upgrade or enhance their fleets. He also addressed the pilot shortage and the need for loans to help student pilots and maintenance technicians afford flight or technical training.
Zuccaro also told the potential investors that HAI’s top priority is improving helicopter safety — something that will not only save lives, but may also reduce the risk that an airframe might be damaged or destroyed.