HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) reaffirms its opposition to the recommendations contained in the FAA Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (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.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) 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, VA, with the EHA logo. Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, the space in the Washington, D.C., suburbs will also provide EHA and its members with a location to work and hold meetings when in the area.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces a new partnership with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) to provide safety management training to HAI members by enabling them to sign up for NATA’s Air Transport Safety Manager (ATSM) certification program.
HAI President and CEO James Viola to Address Congressional Subcommittee
HAI President and CEO James Viola to Address Congressional Subcommittee
James Viola, president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI), testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation on Feb. 3, 2022. Viola appears as part of a panel of aviation experts and addresses how 5G interference with aircraft radio altimeters affects the safety of helicopter operations.
Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year
Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time.
Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award
Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities.
MD Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award
MD Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need.
Children’s Health Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award
Children’s Health Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that the neonatal/pediatric transport team at Children’s Health of Dallas, TX, is the 2022 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 UAS aircraft in the vital mission of air medical transport.

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