Helicopter Association International (HAI)

Alexandria, VA 22314-9546


About Helicopter Association International (HAI)


1635 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-9546
(703) 683-4646

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HAI Mission: To provide its members in more than 70 nations with services that directly benefit their operations, and to advance the international helicopter community by providing programs that enhance safety, encourage professionalism and economic viability while promoting the unique contributions vertical flight offers society. It holds an annual conference in February.

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Trade Associations & Events

Reason to Celebrate: $2 Billion in Business and a Focus on Safety at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023

March 10, 2023
Vertical aviation conference and trade show concludes in Atlanta.
Education & Training

HAI Launches Flight Training and Checking Program

March 9, 2023
Exclusive HAI member benefit meets FAA OpSpec A03.

HAI SMS Program Now Offers Coaching by WYVERN

March 8, 2023
Easy-start risk assessment can be completed in one day.

HAI Marks the Passing of Helicopter Pioneer Frank Robinson

Nov. 17, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away...
Trade Associations & Events

HAI and EHA Strengthen Partnership, Plan EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 Show

March 21, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) are pleased to announce the latest advancement in the partnership between the two VTOL organizations...
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Helicopter Association International Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

March 14, 2022
The rotorcraft community demonstrated an eagerness to put the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and business disruptions behind them. The four-day HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, produced...
Trade Associations & Events

HAI Joins Aviation Stakeholder Groups in Committing to Lead-Free Aviation Fuels Transition

Feb. 23, 2022
HAI joined leaders of aviation and petroleum groups in committing to an initiative laying out a clear plan to transition piston-engine aircraft to lead-free aviation fuels by ...
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Helicopter Charters and Tours Available for Anyone at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

Feb. 22, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces a partnership with Longhorn Helicopters that, for the first time, will bring charter helicopter flights to the association...

El Aero Services Selects Baldwin Safety and Compliance as Inaugural Customer in HAI’s SMS Program

Jan. 28, 2022
El Aero Services, a northern Nevada–based helicopter operator, is the first member to join Helicopter Association International's SMS Program. Last fall, HAI introduced the safety...
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Trade Associations & Events

Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

Jan. 18, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement...

Articles & News

Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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Rotorcraft Operators Face Disruptions, Groundings as 5G Rollout Looms

Jan. 14, 2022
The Helicopter Association International is warning that the 5G wireless services rollout on Jan. 19 could result in rotorcraft groundings due to interference with aircraft radio...


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Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

Jan. 17, 2022
United States Coast Guard Lt. Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, is the Helicopter Association International Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. ...
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Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 17, 2022
Dwayne Williams is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Bell and presented by Helicopter Association International (HAI) during HAI...

Helicopter Operations May be Grounded by New 5G Towers

Jan. 13, 2022
The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications...
Jeffrey Donnell
Trade Associations & Events

Jeffrey Donnell Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award

Jan. 13, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Panther Helicopters mechanic Jeffrey Donnell as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. ...
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US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Safety Department Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

Jan. 12, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The...
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Trade Associations & Events

Georgina Hunter-Jones Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Communications Award

Jan. 11, 2022
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Helicopter Life Editor Georgina Hunter-Jones as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Communications Award...
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Andrew Champagne Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence, Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

Jan. 10, 2022
Alexandria, Virginia (January 10, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne...
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Helicopter Association International and NGFT Solutions Collaborate to Introduce New Flight Risk Assessment Tool

Nov. 17, 2021
Alexandria, Va. (November 17, 2021) – Helicopter Association International and Swiss-based aviation software and training provider NGFT Solutions are pleased to announce the soft...
Harold Summers

HAI Mourns the Passing of Harold Summers, Director of Flight Operations and Industry Icon

Oct. 25, 2021
Helicopter Association International (HAI) deeply regrets to announce the passing of Harold “Hal” Summers, director of flight operations for HAI for nearly 18 years and a fixture...