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Donation kick-starts Helicopter Engineers Foundation

Donation kick-starts Helicopter Engineers Foundation

4-Aug-2022Source: Australian Flying

  A large donation from rotary industry identities John and Julie Cameron will be used to establish a foundation to encourage young people to seek careers in helicopter engineering. The $500,000 gift to set up the Helicopter Engineers Foundation was announced at RotorTech today by Ray Cronin, president of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA).... Read more

Australian association AHIA appoints new CEO

Australian association AHIA appoints new CEO

20-Nov-2017Source: AHIA

AHIA Board announced the appointment of Mr Paul Tyrrell to the position of CEO of the AHIA. This appointment will enable the AHIA to progress to the next level in its development as one of the proactive associations in the Australian aviation industry. Paul comes with a wealth of experience as a manager of companies... Read more

AHIA partners with CASA to streamline regulatory changes

AHIA partners with CASA to streamline regulatory changes

9-Jun-2015Source: AHIA

By a co-operative partnership with CASA, the AHIA and other industry members, CASA is moving forward with legislative changes to streamline regulatory provisions as a result of the post-implementation review of part 61. AHIA President Peter Crook see this as a positive step closer to the industry contributing at a high level to legislative content... Read more

AHIA helps establish Rotary Wing Precinct at Avalon Airshow 2015

AHIA helps establish Rotary Wing Precinct at Avalon Airshow 2015

9-Oct-2014Source: AHIA

The AHIA Events Coordinator, Rob Rich, met with Ian Honnery, CEO, Aerospace Australia Limited at the Land Forces 2014 Exhibition in Brisbane on 24 Sep ’14 to explore better ways to promote the Australian helicopter industry to the world. Ian Honnery very kindly offered to establish a “Rotary Wing Precinct” (RWP) at the Avalon Airshow... Read more

AHIA queries Australian accident rates and latest FAA data

AHIA queries Australian accident rates and latest FAA data

17-Sep-2014Source: AHIA

A recent NTSB report shows a US civilian accident rate of only 3.94 accidents per 100,000 hours. (A very good result). By comparison, the ATSB Transport Safety Report of October 2013 states our rate is10.8 accidents per 100,000 hours. Put simply, the FAA operators have an accident rate that is 2.74 times less than our CASA rotorcraft industry. The AHIA... Read more

Flawed safety laws must be stalled, says Australian helicopter association

Flawed safety laws must be stalled, says Australian helicopter association

4-Aug-2014Source: AHIA

Australian Helicopter Industry Association president Peter Crook has written to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss to request Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 61 not be implemented on September 1, only 20 working days from now. CASR Part 61 (Flight Crew Licensing) became law on February 14 last year with a start date of December 4 that year and a four-year transition period ending on December... Read more

Australia – AHIA and CASA form closer ties to expedite regulatory reviews

Australia – AHIA and CASA form closer ties to expedite regulatory reviews

10-Sep-2013Source: AHIA

History was made on the evening of Mon 9 Sep ’13, when the AHIA and CASA took part in the first teleconference to formalise the establishment of a CASA Liaison Officer to work with the various AHIA working groups now undertaking a detailed review of a range of new CASRs and associated standards. Peter Crook,... Read more

Key positions named in Australian Helicopter Industry Association

Key positions named in Australian Helicopter Industry Association

16-Aug-2012Source: AHIA

The AHIA steering group has received welcome offers of assistance. The organisers of the Avalon Airshow 2013 have been very helpful in offering access to the Melbourne Convention Centre and the airshow venue at Avalon Airport. This will allow the AHIA to have an “official launch”. As a result the Australian helicopter industry will become... Read more

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