The Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2014 show next week isn’t expected to showcase many entirely new rotorcraft programs, but early indications are that records may be broken in the orders department. The show officially opens on Monday, and the exhibit halls will be open from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon. More than 60 helicopters are expected at the Anaheim Convention Center static display (inside the exhibit hall), as well as more than 700 exhibitors.
Back again this year is the Rotor Safety Challenge, a series of 44 free safety sessions and events open to anyone (no exhibit hall pass required), and a certificate of recognition will be awarded to those who attend at least six Safety Challenge sessions. All attendees are invited to the HAI Welcome Reception at 7 p.m. on Monday, then the show kicks off in earnest on Tuesday with the 8 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast and the Heli-Expo opening ceremony at 10:15 a.m.
AIN will be publishing daily issues of HAI Convention News on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as well as live news on AINonline, daily issues of AINalerts from Monday to Thursday and video coverage on AINtv. For up-to-date show and exhibitor info, download the AINonline app from the Apple App Store.