Helicopter Association International Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards

Alexandria, Va. (June 21, 2013)The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the industry’s prestigious Salute to Excellence Awards. The awards will be presented on February 26, 2014, during HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California. Nominations should be submitted online.

For more than 50 years, HAI's Salute to Excellence Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in the helicopter industry. The Salute to Excellence Awards dinner is one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated events at HELI-EXPO® each year.

The nine award categories reflect the diverse range of people who work in the rotorcraft industry and missions they support, from pilots and safety practitioners, to flight instructors and those who use helicopters to serve their communities and save lives.

Any individual or organization, whether or not they are an HAI member, may submit nominations or be nominated in one or more of the award categories.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, September 27, 2013. However, HAI strongly encourages anyone submitting nominations to do so as soon as possible.

For more information regarding the awards or the nominations process, contact HAI's Communications and Public Relations Department at 703-683-4646.

By acknowledging the exceptional merit of an individual or organization, the Salute to Excellence Awards encourage the highest standards of professionalism in the helicopter community.

Helicopter Association International is a professional trade association representing more than 3,000 members around the globe in more than 70 nations. HAI's members 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.