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US Army expands ICARUS device airworthiness

US Army expands ICARUS device airworthiness

17-Jan-2023Source: ICARUS

ICARUS Devices is proud to announce that the Army has expanded the ICARUS Devices Airworthiness Release fleetwide to include every UH-60L and UH/HH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter. For the last year multiple training and operational units have been using ICARUS with a unit specific AWR. Now every unit flying the mighty Black Hawk can use this lightweight,... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Humanitarian Service Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Humanitarian Service Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

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... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

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.... Read more

HAI Announce HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award Winner

HAI Announce HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

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... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce GPMS International CEO and Chief Engineer Eric Bechhoefer is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions in promoting rotorcraft safety and safety awareness. It will be presented on Mar. 6, 2023, at... Read more

HAI awards Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI awards Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Alameda County (California) Sheriff’s Office (ASCO) criminalist Penny Ritter is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, LLC, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law... Read more

HAI announces Salute To Excellence Flight Instructor Of The Year Award

HAI announces Salute To Excellence Flight Instructor Of The Year Award

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Helicopter Institute senior flight instructor Karl Cotton is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by Hill Air Corporation, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor or a UAS flight instructor in upholding... Read more

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Award for Communications Winner

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Award for Communications Winner

12-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the late Vertical magazine photographer and writer Lawrence “Skip” Robinson is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Award for Communications. The award recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter industry. It will be presented to a family member of... Read more

EuroSafety will offer H125 Airframe Course During Heli-Expo 2023

EuroSafety will offer H125 Airframe Course During Heli-Expo 2023

11-Jan-2023Source: EuroSafety

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. The course will be conducted on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 0800 to 1700 hours prior... Read more

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award winner

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award winner

11-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters VP of Maintenance Mike Iven as the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be... Read more

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

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

3-Jan-2023Source: HAI

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... Read more

HAI Applauds Welcomes Veto of NY Restrictive Noise Bill

HAI Applauds Welcomes Veto of NY Restrictive Noise Bill

19-Dec-2022Source: HAI

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... Read more

HAI urges New Yorkers to block helicopter noise bill

HAI urges New Yorkers to block helicopter noise bill

16-Dec-2022Source: HAI

HAI is urging all New York members to contact Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office immediately to oppose a bill that would allow any person to bring an action against a helicopter owner and operator for creating an “unreasonable level” of noise. Senate Bill S7493A would allow anyone to sue a pilot, flight department, line service personnel,... Read more

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

22-Nov-2022Source: HAI

US governmental presentations were on tap the second day of the conference, with a video from Idaho Sen. James E. Risch recognizing the value of helicopters in preventing and suppressing wildfires followed by updates from the FAA, the US Forest Service, and the US Department of the Interior. Day 2 of the HAI Aerial Work... Read more

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Opens With 400 In Attendance

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Opens With 400 In Attendance

17-Nov-2022Source: HAI

Day 1 of the annual event incorporating aerial firefighting, utilities, patrol, and construction work includes presentations on HEC, NVG, digital distraction in the cockpit, and more. Close to 400 industry professionals attended Day 1 of HAI’s two-day Aerial Work Safety Conference at the Boise Centre West in Boise, Idaho, yesterday. The conference, formerly the HAI Aerial Firefighting... Read more

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition,  Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition, Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

11-Nov-2022Source: European Rotors 2022

The second EUROPEAN ROTORS has ended in Cologne, Germany, following four lively days of business deals, networking, training, and reconnecting with colleagues. The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI). Four thousand exhibitors and attendees... Read more

Registration Now Open for HAI Heli-Expo 2023

Registration Now Open for HAI Heli-Expo 2023

26-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  Registration for HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 is now open! The world’s largest event dedicated to vertical flight, the show will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, Mar. 6–7 (exhibits open Mar. 7–9), at the Georgia World Congress Center. Expo offers unparalleled opportunities for rotorcraft professionals at all levels, in all sectors. Here are just a few of the... Read more

Enstrom is looking to the future

Enstrom is looking to the future

25-Oct-2022Source: Enstrom

  After a tumultuous first half of 2022 for the storied Enstrom Helicopter Corp., the future is beginning to look bright once again. In January, after over 60 years of manufacturing helicopters, Enstrom was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Shortly after, during HAI Heli-Expo 2022, Texas-based MidTex Aviation appeared ready to take over the reins... Read more

HAI Firefighting Event renamed The Aerial Work Safety Conference

HAI Firefighting Event renamed The Aerial Work Safety Conference

25-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  In recognition of the many operations entailed in aerial work, HAI has renamed its Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference the HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference, which will be held Nov. 16–17, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. The event’s focus changes as well. All the firefighting sessions remain, but this year, the program will expand to include... Read more

HAI and GA Association Issue Joint Statement on EPA Finding

HAI and GA Association Issue Joint Statement on EPA Finding

11-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  The general aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have a shared goal to rid lead from all aviation fuel used for piston-powered aircraft no later than 2030. The FAA and industry have come together under the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) banner to see this mission realized. The GA industry has... Read more

HAI President and CEO Visits Enstrom

HAI President and CEO Visits Enstrom

5-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  Enstrom was recently excited to be visited by none other than Jim Viola, the President of HAI. HAI is the helicopter industry’s leading trade association. Not only do they host the Heli-Expo, our largest trade show, they are a leading voice in Washington and throughout the world speaking on behalf of helicopter operators, maintainers,... Read more

Deadline Extended For 2023 HAI Salute To Excellence Awards

Deadline Extended For 2023 HAI Salute To Excellence Awards

3-Oct-2022Source: HAI

Send in your nominations by Saturday, Oct. 15, for this prestigious industry honor. 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! We’ve extended the... Read more

HAI Submits Testimony to Congress on FAA Reauthorization

HAI Submits Testimony to Congress on FAA Reauthorization

29-Sep-2022Source: HAI

  HAI President and CEO Jim Viola provided testimony today to the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Safety. The Subcommittee is holding a hearing today on “FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System.” Viola provided the subcommittee written testimony outlining HAI’s priorities for next year’s FAA Reauthorization bill detailing such... Read more

HAI Applauds STC of GAMI Unleaded Fuel for GA Piston Aircraft

HAI Applauds STC of GAMI Unleaded Fuel for GA Piston Aircraft

6-Sep-2022Source: HAI

  The FAA signed off on supplemental type certificates to allow General Aviation Modifications Inc.’s 100-octane unleaded fuel (G100UL) to be used in every general sparkignition engine and every airframe powered by those engines. The move was hailed by the GA industry as a major step in the transition to an unleaded future. The FAA’s... Read more

HAI Participates in Utah Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable

HAI Participates in Utah Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable

2-Sep-2022Source: HAI

  As part of an ongoing program to address the shortage of helicopter pilots and maintenance professionals, Helicopter Association International (HAI) participated in an Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event, organized by US Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT-4), discussed ways to build on the success of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program... Read more

HAI Issues RFI For Safety And Training Support Services

HAI Issues RFI For Safety And Training Support Services

24-Aug-2022Source: HAI

As part of an ongoing plan to offer improved programs for its members, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking sources for safety risk management, training and certification, and flight data management services. Interested respondents have until September 6, 2022, to seek clarifying information, and the deadline for submission of responses to HAI is September 23,... Read more

Deadline extended for 2023 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Deadline extended for 2023 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

23-Aug-2022Source: HAI

  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! We’ve extended the deadline for nominations to Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Award descriptions and criteria, as well as additional information about... Read more

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

10-Aug-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the leading advocate for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry for nearly 75 years, continues to develop and expand its leadership role as it works to bring advanced air mobility (AAM) forward to its first commercial flight. “AAM is complementary to the role helicopters have played in supporting our society... Read more

HAI Seeks Members For New Industry Workforce Development Working Group

HAI Seeks Members For New Industry Workforce Development Working Group

18-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking members for its new Workforce Development Working Group, whose mission is to develop and expand the international vertical flight industry workforce. In this capacity, the working group will create and review programs that are designed to address pilot and maintenance technician shortages across the industry. The Workforce Development... Read more

HAI President to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Aviation

HAI President to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Aviation

14-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  James Viola, president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI), will testify before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Viola will appear as part of a panel of aviation experts addressing the State of General Aviation. The subcommittee hearing will begin at 10 am eastern time. Those... Read more

2023 HAI Scholarship Program Now Open

2023 HAI Scholarship Program Now Open

11-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  HAI is pleased to announce that the association is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. The program is open to HAI members only. (If you are not an HAI member and would like to join the world’s leading helicopter association, visit https://rotor.org/members/membership-purchase.) The four scholarship programs available for 2023 are described below. Bill... Read more

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

6-Jul-2022Source: EHA

  The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) together will host the 2022 VAST Global Conference October 4-6, 2022, at the Hurst Conference Center, in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst, Texas. The conference is an outgrowth of the FAA International Rotorcraft... Read more

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

5-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Jeffery Smith of R.O.P. Aviation, who becomes HAI’s 2022–23 chair when the new board is seated, and Director Stacy Sheard of Executive Jet Management/Fanatics, were reelected to their general aviation and commercial aviation seats, respectively. (To read more about Smith and his plans for HAI for the coming year, see “Jeff Smith: Giving Back.”)... Read more

HAI, Other GA Groups Send Letter To Sec. Buttigieg On NAS Congestion

HAI, Other GA Groups Send Letter To Sec. Buttigieg On NAS Congestion

1-Jul-2022

HAI and other general aviation organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg requesting a meeting for a collaborative discussion to address congestion issues in the National Airspace System. The letter highlights the shared goal of “operating an aviation system that runs efficiently and safely, while equitably serving all stakeholders” and expresses... Read more

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

1-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to add another safety program to its VTOL safety tool chest, working with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to provide their safety management system (SMS) for aircraft maintenance at no additional cost to HAI members.  Since introducing HAI’s SMS Program to members last year, HAI has expanded this... Read more

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

30-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Working with US Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.), the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) debuted a new helicopter noise initiative for the Washington, D.C., metro area last Friday. The two trade groups established a helicopter noise complaint system for individuals in and around the region to share their concerns. The... Read more

ERHC, HAI Debut Washington Noise Initiative

ERHC, HAI Debut Washington Noise Initiative

27-Jun-2022Source: HAI

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) debuted a new helicopter noise initiative for the Washington, D.C., metro area today. The two trade groups established a helicopter noise complaint system for individuals in and around the region to share their concerns. Jeff Smith, chair of EHRC, and John Shea, director of... Read more

Instructors And Courses Sought For HAI Heli-Expo 2023

Instructors And Courses Sought For HAI Heli-Expo 2023

21-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) has issued a call for courses and instructors for HAI HELI-EXPO 2023. The show will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Mar. 6–9, 2023, with the show floor open Mar. 7–9. HAI is seeking proposals from instructors for HAI Rotor Safety Challenge, Professional Education, and... Read more

HAI Applauds House Passage of AAM Coordination and Leadership Act

HAI Applauds House Passage of AAM Coordination and Leadership Act

17-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds House passage of S. 516, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act. The legislation will coordinate efforts related to the physical and digital security, safety, infrastructure, and federal investment necessary for maturation of the advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem in the United States. “Innovative aviation technology propels our... Read more

HAI Welcomes House Passage of the AAM Infrastructure Act

HAI Welcomes House Passage of the AAM Infrastructure Act

16-Jun-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) welcomed House passage of H.R. 6270, the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act. The bill establishes a pilot program to provide planning and construction grants for advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. “HAI applauds the House of Representatives for passing legislation that will support the future of the aviation industry,” says James Viola,... Read more

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

7-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Do you know a team or individual in the rotorcraft or drone community who are outstanding in their profession? Or perhaps they conducted an exceptional operation that made the news? Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell us their story! HAI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its... Read more

HAI Applauds Senate Introduction of the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act

HAI Applauds Senate Introduction of the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act

26-May-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) for introducing the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act. This bipartisan bill establishes a pilot program to provide planning grants for advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. “The AAIM Act, offered by Senators Moran and Padilla, provides essential resources for state and local... Read more

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

11-May-2022

Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its May 10 hearing to announce the probable cause and draft findings and recommendations related to a fatal air-tour helicopter accident that occurred on Dec. 26, 2019, near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. HAI extends... Read more

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

26-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Thirteen aviation students receive awards supporting HAI’s mission to educate next generation of vertical flight professionals. HAI has awarded 13 scholarships for 2022, the association announced Apr. 14. The scholarships, which are open to students around the world, support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of rotorcraft professionals. HAI makes available annually up to... Read more

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

25-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francois Lassale as special advisor – international by the association’s board of directors. Lassale, formerly with HeliOffshore and now CEO of Heli SGI in Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia, was chosen for the new post during HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas in March. “We are... Read more

HAI gives testimony to US Government on impact of 5G on helicopter operations

HAI gives testimony to US Government on impact of 5G on helicopter operations

1-Apr-2022Source: HAI

HAI President and CEO James Viola provided testimony on the effects of 5G deployment on aviation safety to the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation on Feb. 3, 2022. Below is an edited version of his remarks to the subcommittee. 5G Flight Restrictions In carrying out its mission to maintain safety... Read more

Whirly-Girls 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls 2022 Scholarship Recipients

23-Mar-2022Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc., a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2022 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The scholarships were awarded March 6, 2022 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas. Thanks to the support of aviation leaders,... Read more

HAI members select new board directors

HAI members select new board directors

23-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Three candidates were voted onto Helicopter Association International’s Board of Directors on Monday, Mar. 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas. The individuals were elected to the board by the designated member representatives of HAI’s helicopter operator members. One individual joins the board for the first time, while two were reelected to their posts. The... Read more

HAI Statement on FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report

HAI Statement on FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report

22-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) today reaffirmed its opposition to the recommendations contained in the FAA BVLOS ARC Final Report. The report, submitted to the FAA on March 10 and now posted on the FAA website, proposes several recommendations to the agency that, if implemented, will compromise flight safety for low-altitude National Airspace System (NAS) operators. “We are... Read more

HAI and NEXA Advisors highlight AAM opportunities for helicopter industry

HAI and NEXA Advisors highlight AAM opportunities for helicopter industry

22-Mar-2022Source: HAI

White paper, unveiled at Advanced Air Mobility Infrastructure Industry Day at HAI HELI-EXPO, aims to bridge gap between current, future vertical flight operations. HAI and NEXA Advisors, a NEXA Capital company, have published a new report exploring the many business opportunities advanced air mobility (AAM) offers the helicopter industry. The white paper, Helicopter Industry Embraces... Read more

The Helicopter Company and Rotortrade form partnership

The Helicopter Company and Rotortrade form partnership

21-Mar-2022Source: Rotortrade

The Helicopter Company (THC) fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and Rotortrade (RT), a trusted global helicopter distributor present across five continents, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow each company to expand their operation and meet the growing demand for helicopter services.  This successful partnership with Rotortrade contributes to THC’s... Read more

HAI and EHA strengthen partnership, with HAI to take lead at European Rotors 2022

HAI and EHA strengthen partnership, with HAI to take lead at European Rotors 2022

18-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) are pleased to announce the latest advancement in the partnership between the two VTOL organizations. In a gesture symbolizing their developing partnership, HAI has branded an office at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, with the EHA logo. Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, this space in the... Read more

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

18-Mar-2022Source: Bell

To close out HAI Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX, Bell 525 Test Pilot BJ Lewis sat at the center of the Bell booth, promoting her very first children’s book. Bringing an end to a great event while simultaneously setting the stage for National Women’s History Month, she is honored to claim her seat at the... Read more

Leonardo renews pre-owned Distributor Agreement with Rotortrade

Leonardo renews pre-owned Distributor Agreement with Rotortrade

16-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Rotortrade announced on 8 March, during Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX their intention to move forward in their long-established partnership in the global pre-owned civil helicopter market, renewing the Distributor Agreement which, starting in 2013, made Rotortrade the sole international distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters. The collaboration between Leonardo and Rotortrade over that... Read more

HAI welcomes new member to HAI Ambassador Program

HAI welcomes new member to HAI Ambassador Program

15-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Leading two fast-growing aviation companies in Puerto Rico was a natural move for Carlos Benítez. The helicopter captain has been a passionate aviator and dedicated professional for nearly two decades. Randy Rowles (left), chairman of the HAI Board of Directors, and Captain Carlos Benítez, owner of Benítez Aviation and Puerto Rico HeliTours, reconnect with one... Read more

Law enforcement for Super Bowl LVI featured CNC Live comms solutions

Law enforcement for Super Bowl LVI featured CNC Live comms solutions

14-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today the deployment of its cloud-based, CNC.LIVE solution as the airborne law enforcement video and data hub for Super Bowl LVI. First adopted as part of the public safety efforts for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia,... Read more

HAI Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

HAI Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

13-Mar-2022Source: HAI

As HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 comes to a close, the global rotorcraft community demonstrated an eagerness to put the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and business disruptions behind them. The four-day event, produced by Helicopter Association International, welcomed 13,083 helicopter professionals from 72 countries. Attendees packed a show floor that hosted 590 exhibitors featuring the latest... Read more

HAI Welcomes FCC, NTIA Establishment of Spectrum Coordination Initiative

HAI Welcomes FCC, NTIA Establishment of Spectrum Coordination Initiative

13-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) welcomes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) plan to establish the Spectrum Coordination Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to improve US government coordination on spectrum management and encourage collaboration to resolve spectrum policy issues. “HAI is encouraged to see the FCC and NTIA... Read more

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

13-Mar-2022Source: FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced the launch of the RA-4500 Mark II (MK II) radar altimeter (RADALT) as an upgrade path for FreeFlight Systems RA-4000 and RA-4500 customers. The RA-4500 MK II upgrades existing RA-4000 and RA-4500 installation with a robust 5G mitigation solution. With... Read more

Brightwater UAG to purchase blade repairers ACS Group

Brightwater UAG to purchase blade repairers ACS Group

13-Mar-2022Source: UAG

Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the ACS Group of companies. Founded in 1988, Advanced Composite Structure (ACS) and Rotor Tech International (RTI) group of companies have more than 150 years of combined aviation management experience and expertise in repairing a wide variety of makes and models of helicopter... Read more

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

13-Mar-2022Source: PS Engineering

When Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance founder Shaun Slade had a customer request to demilitarize, inspect and do utility conversations for a couple of original UH-60 Blackhawks, an audio system solution was needed. That’s when Shaun contacted PS Engineering, Inc about the all-digital PAC45 audio management system. Installations have just begun. The hardware includes a remote blind... Read more

Rolls-Royce announces 4 new RR300 authorised maintenance centers

Rolls-Royce announces 4 new RR300 authorised maintenance centers

13-Mar-2022Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has announced that four FIRST network™ members have enhanced their capabilities to include certified service for RR300 engines. Airborne Engines Ltd., Arrow Aviation and Keystone Turbine Services are each certified as Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Centers (AMROC). National Airways Corporation Ltd. is certified as an Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC). Each of these companies... Read more

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

12-Mar-2022Source: BendixKing

BendixKing from Pheonix Arizona, Becker Avionics from Miramar Florida and AvPanels from Ft. Worth Texas are pleased to announce the cooperative development of a new glass panel cockpit for the Robinson R44 helicopter to be featured in the booth of Helicopter Institute at the upcoming Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas Texas. The new cockpit will center around the BendixKing AeroVue Touch. AeroVue Touch will be installed as the primary flight display.  The 10.1” display provides the highest screen resolution in the industry. The display can be used as full screen primary flight display or a split screen primary and multifunction display. “We are very excited to... Read more

StandardAero recognized by Rolls-Royce with Service and Partnership awards

StandardAero recognized by Rolls-Royce with Service and Partnership awards

12-Mar-2022Source: StandardAero

StandardAero was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2022 “FIRST Class Service” and “Outstanding Partnership” awards on March 7. The awards program, held during the annual HAI/HeliExpo show, recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services... Read more

Aviation Search Group Reaches 700 th   Helicopter Pilot   Placemen

Aviation Search Group Reaches 700 th Helicopter Pilot Placemen

12-Mar-2022Source: Aviation Search Group

Aviation Search Group (HELI-EXPO Booth 4124) has continuously been the resource companies turn to when they have a hiring need for a critical role. The retained search firm has reached an impressive milestone. Aviation SearchGroup has recently surpassed 700 helicopter pilots placed with their clients. Largely focused on executive level searches, Aviation Search Group has... Read more

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

12-Mar-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions, Inc. has chosen Eagle Technologies as a development partner in producing Phenix’s Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift(c) UAS. Eagle Technologies has previous experience in designing and developing coaxial rotor systems. The unique Eagle design for the Phenix UAS will begin flight test in the summer of 2022. Phenix Solutions chose the new coaxial rotor system... Read more

East/West Industries to expand facility after successes during pandemic

East/West Industries to expand facility after successes during pandemic

12-Mar-2022Source: East/West Industries

“East/West is delighted to announce that we have begun to break ground in preparation for the expansion of our current facility. The expansion will accommodate the growing demand for East/West’s products and services and better serve our customer’s needs; while continuing to provide the same Gold Standard quality, service, and on-time delivery that our customers... Read more

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

12-Mar-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.“The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the... Read more

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

12-Mar-2022Source: MidTex Aviation

MidTex Aviation, LLC (“MidTex”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (“Enstrom”), and plans to reopen the factory in Menominee, MI.  The asset purchase agreement was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District... Read more

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

12-Mar-2022Source: Eye In The Sky

The Eye In The Sky cockpit video, audio & flight data recorder was the first to achieve an AML STC (Approved Model List – Supplemental Type Certificate) in New Zealand. This single STC can be used across multiple helicopter types; and is aligned for acceptance by the FAA imminently. Demand is expected to be high... Read more

Shadin Avionics to introduced a new platform at Heli-Expo 2022

Shadin Avionics to introduced a new platform at Heli-Expo 2022

12-Mar-2022Source: Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics will be attending both the 2022 HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas and the 2022 AEA International Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana where they will introduce a new product platform and reconnect with the Rotorcraft and Avionics Industries. Shadin’s new CEO & President, and veteran of the aviation industry, Mike Ingram,... Read more

Pathfinder Aviation to update fleet with Foresight MX Predictive Monitoring System

Pathfinder Aviation to update fleet with Foresight MX Predictive Monitoring System

12-Mar-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS, the leader in helicopter predictive analytics, announced today that Pathfinder Aviation has signed a contract for 20 Foresight MX systems, GPMS’s enhanced Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution. These systems will cover Pathfinder’s mixed fleet of AS350 B2, AS350 B3/H125, H135, and Bell 212 helicopters allowing remote aircraft and fleet monitoring with predictive... Read more

Eclipse Global Connectivity and SKYTRAC Team Up

Eclipse Global Connectivity and SKYTRAC Team Up

11-Mar-2022Source: SKYTRAC

Eclipse Global Connectivity (Eclipse) and SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC) are teaming up to deliver Iridium Certus and legacy Iridium hardware and services to defense and civilian aircraft operators. The agreement, executed in late 2021, permits Eclipse to re-sell SKYTRAC hardware and airtime services. Eclipse Technics, the company’s Design and Production (DOA / POA) division, will... Read more

AVI Exhibited New Displays at Heli-Expo 2022

AVI Exhibited New Displays at Heli-Expo 2022

11-Mar-2022Source: AVI

Applied Video Imaging, a provider of rugged video products for airborne, ground, and marine surveillance missions, will be exhibiting at HAI HEL-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas. Based on nearly a decade of experience in designing and building airborne mission displays, AVI is introducing a new generation of rugged displays that will be suitable for airborne,... Read more

Volo Mission introduces external load “short courses”

Volo Mission introduces external load “short courses”

11-Mar-2022Source: Volo Mission

“We’re very excited to welcome HAI and the industry to Texas for HAI Heli-Expo 2022” “We are equally excited to introduce a new series of Vertical Reference/Long- Line and Aerial firefighting short courses and exercises to better support and service our customers and the industry” Based off client input and a growing need, we’ve designed... Read more

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