HAI Reorganizes Flight Operations & Safety Department to Enhance Member Service Offerings

Paul Schaaf will join HAI in mid-March to assume the duties and responsibilities of vice president of operations, J. Heffernan returns to HAI as the director of safety, and current Director of Safety Stan Rose moves into the newly created position of...


Rose has had a varied career, touching many different missions throughout the helicopter industry. He began his aviation career as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He attended the Army’s Maintenance Officer/Test Pilot Course, and after leaving the military worked in law enforcement, air medical, and offshore oil industries. He has extensive experience as an administrator and operator with maintenance, operations, management, and business development issues.

HAI is the professional trade association for the international helicopter community. Its 1,600 company members and 1,600 individual members, in more than 70 nations, safely operate more than 5,000 helicopters approxi­mately 2.5 million hours each year. HAI is dedicated to the promotion of the helicopter as a safe, effective method of commerce and to the advancement of the international helicopter community.

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