Helicopter Association International (HAI)

Jeff Pino Foundation Provides Opportunity for Local Students to Attend Heli-Expo 2024
Jeff Pino Foundation Provides Opportunity for Local Students to Attend Heli-Expo 2024
In partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Jeff Pino Foundation (JPF) announces that 150 students from the Anaheim, CA, area have been exclusively invited to attend HAI Heli-Expo 2024 on Feb. 29, making it possible for students specializing in aviation and STEM-related fields to explore the world's largest show dedicated to rotorcraft.
Anaheim Aviation Show to Utilize Biofuel to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Anaheim Aviation Show to Utilize Biofuel to Reduce Carbon Footprint
To reduce the carbon footprint of HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into the event. The annual conference and trade show — the largest in the world for the vertical-aviation industry — will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, with exhibits open Feb. 27–29.
HAI Salutes US House for Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill, Many HAI Priorities Included
HAI Salutes US House for Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill, Many HAI Priorities Included
Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the bipartisan passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act by the House of Representatives. The bill, which will reauthorize the FAA for five years, is a broad package that impacts all aspects of aviation, not just the agency’s function and policies.
In response to the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) curtailment of air tours over national park lands, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is calling on its members and allies to show their support for America’s air-tour industry. Both the NPS and the FAA are seeking public feedback on draft air-tour management plans (ATMPs) and associated environmental assessments (EAs) proposed for four parks in two states: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii, and Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award
David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces 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 UAS aircraft in air medical transport.
Dr. Eric Bechhoefer Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award
Dr. Eric Bechhoefer Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces 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.
Karl Cotton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award
Karl Cotton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces Karl Cotton as 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 high standards of professionalism.

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