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Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

This session covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, and then walks through the general requirements in 14 CFR to explain how its various components link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration; Part 65, subpart D mechanics (certification); Part 65, subpart E repairmen (certification); and Part 145 repair stations.

Date: Monday, March 4 Monday, March 4 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Marshall Filler, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC
Price by Jan. 18: $285 Member | $420 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $395 Member | $585 Non-Member
What’s the Best SMS Tool? You!

Much work has been accomplished in the aviation industry to promote the implementation of safety management systems (SMS). But a central concept of SMS is to enlist everyone — staff, managers, owners — in the safety process. Without their genuine involvement and commitment. an organization’s SMS frequently falls short of the intended goals, allowing safety hazards to remain unaddressed. Let’s discuss ways to ensure your organization’s people are truly active in promoting and executing your safety initiatives.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Christopher Young, Baldwin Aviation Safety and Compliance
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

This session provides a road map for building a positive relationship with civil aviation authorities. It begins by describing the rules that should always be considered when engaging with aviation safety regulators, and then provides instruction on how to introduce your company and maintain consistent contact — not just when there’s a problem. It concludes by providing strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with regulators.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Helicopter Safety Enhancements: Loss of Control, IIMC, and Low-Altitude Operations

The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has released safety enhancements on the top three factors implicated in fatal helicopter accidents in the United States: loss of control, inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC), and low-altitude operations. In this session, we will cover specific safety enhancements developed by the USHST that you can implement back on the job to lower your risk of these types of accidents.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Scott T. Tyrrell, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Maintenance Programs: Managing Risks and Asset Value

Maintenance programs allow operators to have predictable maintenance budgets. But many operators don’t realize that, in addition to eliminating the risk of unforeseen maintenance costs, enrolling in a maintenance program will also protect and even improve the residual value of the asset. In addition, maintenance programs can aid in human-factor risk reduction by scheduled maintenance planning and minimizing AOG (aircraft on ground) stress.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance
Instructor: Raymond Weiser, Jet Support Services, Inc.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigations: Case Studies - Tuesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

This session will present three case studies to illustrate different techniques and processes used during regional helicopter accident investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Each investigation posed different challenges and required different methods of inquiry to determine the facts and develop the probable cause of the accident. During this interactive presentation, Silliman will tell the story of how each investigation developed and how the different NTSB investigators contributed to the solution. Come and see if you agree!

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Jim Silliman, NTSB
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

This session explores the regulatory responsibilities of creating and maintaining maintenance records. Participants will learn:

  • The regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and maintaining maintenance records
  • How obligations can be shifted by contract, but not under aviation safety regulations
  • Maintenance recordkeeping regulations
  • The documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform - Tuesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

By the end of this session, attendees will understand the critical questions in evaluating over-water risk. They will be able to identify pre-ditching procedures and the steps for underwater egress and water survival.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Pilot
Instructor: Jon P Ehm, Survival Sytems USA Inc.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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General Information

on Professional Education Courses

HAI Professional Education courses target issues of specific concern to helicopter operators, pilots, managers, maintenance and safety professionals, and transitioning military, and provide information essential to success in today’s rapidly changing operating environment. In 2019, HAI is offering 20+ different courses, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry.

Course Locations and Dates                       

All 2019 HAI Professional Education courses will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center course confirmation for the specific room.

All registrants will receive specific information regarding their course registrations via email closer to the course date. When arriving at the course location, students can proceed directly to their classrooms.

HAI and its instructors reserve the right to adjust course outlines, schedules, and materials. Parking fees are not included in the course registration fee and are the responsibility of the course participant.

How to Register

Each 2019 Professional Education course description features both online registration and a downloadable course registration form. Enrollment is limited; registrations will be accepted in order of receipt by HAI. Confirmation emails will be sent to registrants once their seat is confirmed.

Register using a pdf course registration form and submit it via the methods below:
Fax – 703-683-4745
Email – education@rotor.org

Register on site at the Education desk, located in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please note that this type of registration is based on availability. The Education desk will be open the following hours:
Friday March 1 – Wednesday March 6 • 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thuursday March 7 • 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fees and Discounts

The description for each HAI Professional Education course lists the registration fee. Here are some additional ways to save:

  • HAI Member Discount. Join HAI, the association for the international helicopter community, today and register for our Professional Education courses at the member price
  • Early-Bird Pricing. Attendees who register by midnight Jan. 19, 2019, will receive discounted pricing on their courses

Certificates of Attendance

Upon completion of each course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance suitable for framing.

Professional Education Credits

The Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course provides you with a unique opportunity to renew your instructor certificate at a helicopter-only seminar.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are welcome at any time and are based on availability. Cancellation requests must be made in writing within 30 days of the course beginning date to receive a refund minus a $20 processing fee. Submit any cancellation requests to: Helicopter Association International, Attn: Education, 1920 Ballenger Ave., 4th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314-2898.

HAI reserves the right to cancel a course and return any associated registration fees because of insufficient registration, instructor illness, or national emergency. The liability of HAI and its participating contractors, sponsors, and service providers is limited to the registration fee. 

Course Instructor

HAI Professional Education courses are fee-based, and HAI annually solicits competitive proposals from vendors for new and previously delivered courses. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for 2020, the RFP process will begin in April 2019. Please contact the Education Department at education@rotor.org with any questions.

Learn More

Questions? Contact the HAI Education Department at 703-302-1612 or education@rotor.org.