Helicopter Association International

May 26, 2009 - 11:30am

With the House Energy and Commerce Committee mulling its 900-plus-page climate change bill, the Helicopter Association International is warning operators that they could ultimately find themselves facing a stiff carbon tax.

December 6, 2007 - 6:36am

In January, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) urged its members to press their Congressional representatives to support improved communications and weather services over the Gulf of Mexico.

October 3, 2007 - 8:15am

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is asking Congress to appropriate $10.9 million for the FAA to “field weather, communications and surveillance equipment” to support low-level helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress passed legislation last year reauthorizing the FAA to fund such equipment, but the funds have yet to be appropriated.

July 25, 2007 - 7:19am

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is accepting nominations for its “Salute To Excellence” awards to be presented during its convention next year. Nominations are due October 3. For more information go to www.rotor.com.

April 3, 2007 - 8:33am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is inviting European operators to comment on its proposed operations and licensing regulations. Alexandria, Va.-based Helicopter Association International has posted a series of 15 questions on its Web site (www.rotor.com), and will coordinate operator feedback with the International Federation of Helicopter Associations (IFHA) and European Helicopter Association.

March 9, 2007 - 11:09am

William Gilbert, former board member and chairman of NBAA, died. Gilbert served on the NBAA board from 1970 to 1980 and as chairman from 1975 to 1977. He was a former chief pilot for Weyerhaeuser’s flight department, which he helped build from a small Twin Beech operation into one that operated various aircraft with several bases around the country.

January 10, 2007 - 9:04am

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has sent an urgent congressional alert to its members to contact their legislators about resolving continued delays in the FAA’s longstanding commitment to provide National Airspace System-quality communications and weather services in the Gulf of Mexico. According to HAI, more than 35,000 people live and work offshore, supported by nearly 650 helicopters.

November 16, 2006 - 5:35am

A program intended to allow emergency response agencies to quickly identify, locate and coordinate helicopter assets is now available at Helicopter Association International's (HAI) Web site. The program has been in development since Hurricane Katrina "highlighted the shortcomings in emergency response contribution," said HAI.

October 24, 2006 - 10:28am

Since 1991 there have been 127 accidents involving helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations, according to Helicopter Association International (HAI). Ninety-six of these were a direct result of pilot error, which can be broadly characterized as poor pilot technique; lack of situational awareness; loss of control; poor aeronautical decision-making; controlled flight into terrain, water or objects; or a combination of these.

September 26, 2006 - 4:37am

As the helicopter industry once again prepares to hold its annual roundup in Dallas later this month, it is riding the crest of a wave that includes the highest U.S. rotary-wing production figures in more than a decade.