Heli-Expo 2021

HAI hosts 1st virtual MTB event

HAI hosts 1st virtual MTB event

29-Mar-2021Source: HAI

HAI’s first annual Virtual Manufacturer Technical Briefings (MTBs) were a hit, with more than 1,000 registered participants from more than 55 countries attending the sessions Mar. 22–25, 2021. Normally held in person each year at HAI HELI-EXPO®, the MTBs came to attendees online this year due to the cancellation of the 2021 show. The steady... Read more

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

15-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 pilot LCDR Robert McCabe is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. This award is sponsored... Read more

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

12-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Michael Hynes, a 65-year veteran of the aviation industry, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. An... Read more

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

10-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored 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. David has been around aircraft since... Read more

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

9-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate... Read more

HAI Names Recipient of 2021 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI Names Recipient of 2021 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

8-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce John Cooper, the safety and training officer for the Columbus Division of Police in Columbus, Ohio, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support... Read more

HAI names Flight Instructor of the Year

HAI names Flight Instructor of the Year

3-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Nobuyuki Kosuge, assistant chief flight instructor at Helistream in Costa Mesa, California, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award, sponsored by Hill Air Corporation. The award superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of... Read more

HAI names winner of 2021 Salute to Excellence award for Communications

HAI names winner of 2021 Salute to Excellence award for Communications

2-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Jeanette Eaton, vice president of commercial strategy and business development for global commercial and military systems at Sikorsky, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter... Read more

HAI puts FIRC training online

HAI puts FIRC training online

19-Feb-2021Source: HAI

HAI’s Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) has traditionally been a big part of the education program at HAI HELI-EXPO. With the 2021 show having been canceled, this year we’re bringing FIRC training to you—virtually. This two-day, 16-hour, helicopter-specific online course will cover the latest updates in regulations and helicopter flight instruction techniques from leading industry professionals. This course... Read more

SH09 flies after major retrofit

SH09 flies after major retrofit

8-Feb-2021Source: Kopter

The SH09 third prototype (P3) recently took off, at Mollis, Switzerland, following a major modification.  This was part of the planned product development roadmap, towards the final Type Certificate configuration, as presented by Kopter during the 2020 HAI exhibition. This modification programme was successfully implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the Kopter and Leonardo teams. It... Read more

HAI caves in and cancels Heli-Expo 2021

HAI caves in and cancels Heli-Expo 2021

21-Jan-2021Source: HAI

In a move seen as inevitable by everyone else in the industry, HAI finally realises they have to cancel Heli-Expo 2021.  Here’s their statement:- Responding to an increasing number of voices from across the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021. HAI... Read more

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

18-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will not be attending Heli-Expo, with the quote below “Airbus Helicopters is proud to showcase its products and services at Heli Expo, our industry’s largest trade show, and looks forward to the occasion each year. As eager as we are to resume in-person trade shows, we do... Read more

HAI addresses pandemic worries about holding Heli-Expo 2021

HAI addresses pandemic worries about holding Heli-Expo 2021

14-Jan-2021Source: HAI

The following statement from HAI follows the story Heli-Expo 2021 will (at best) be a US-only event which we ran on Monday 11th January   Helicopter Association International (HAI) remains committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25.... Read more

Heli-Expo 2021 will (at best) be a US-only event

Heli-Expo 2021 will (at best) be a US-only event

12-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Amid the pandemic, HAI has a most difficult task ahead – how (or whether) to run Heli-Expo 2021, scheduled for March 22-25 in New Orleans.  With ten weeks to go, there is no way of predicting what the situation will be regarding travel, quarantine, lockdown etc, and the event is reliant on international visitors from... Read more

HAI determined that Heli-Expo 2021 will be live, not virtual

HAI determined that Heli-Expo 2021 will be live, not virtual

1-Dec-2020Source: HAI

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and the HAI staff is deep into preparations to ensure attendees and exhibitors have a safe, healthy, and successful show. The world’s largest helicopter-oriented event, HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 will be held March 22–25 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The exhibit hall will... Read more

Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

25-Nov-2020Source: HAI

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and I’d like to update you on our preparations for the show, including the health and safety precautions. Nearly every person I speak with is looking forward to our show next year. We’re all tired of virtual events and zoom meetings, and there is pent-up demand for our industry to meet... Read more

HAI Extends Nomination Period for Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI Extends Nomination Period for Salute to Excellence Awards

30-Oct-2020Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) i s extending the deadline to submit nominations for the annual Salute to Excellence awards that recognize superior achievement across nine categories of the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry. Salute nomination packages must be submitted to HAI by Nov. 20, 2020, to be considered. The original deadline of October 30... Read more

Preparations underway for HAI Heli-Expo 2021 in New Orleans

Preparations underway for HAI Heli-Expo 2021 in New Orleans

21-Aug-2020Source: HAI

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans is still about seven months away, but that doesn’t mean that preparations for the world’s largest civil helicopter show and exhibition are lagging. The first stage of the show floor lottery closed in July, and over 300 companies — including most of the major OEMs — have already booked... Read more

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