HAI At Work Wednesday

Christine DeJoy HAI at Work

In our weekly update illustrating some of the ways Helicopter Association International (HAI) is “Keeping the Rotors Turning” for our members, staff from HAI's Government Affairs, Membership, and Communications Departments share what they're doing right now to serve the industry.

Cade Clark, HAI Vice President of Government Affairs, and John Shea, HAI Director of Government Affairs
Yesterday, John Shea (from left in photo above), Melissa McCaffrey of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Cade Clark met with several members of the Hawaii State Legislature at the Hawaii State Capitol building to discuss current legislative proposals important to the general aviation industry.

Today, HAI will return to the Capitol for the second planning meeting of the Hawaii Air Tour Task Force, which will focus primarily on community concerns related to noise but will also address safety. The task force was originally formed to address helicopter air tour issues but will now consider other points related to rotor and small fixed-wing aircraft as well. More information about the meeting will be posted as it becomes available at HawaiiAirTourTaskForce.org.

Back in Washington, D.C., the House Aviation Subcommittee convened yesterday to hold a hearing titled “Looking Forward: The Future of America’s Aviation Maintenance and Manufacturing Workforce.” More information on this event and other legislative activity will be posted soon on the Legislative Action Center, the members-only section of HAI’s advocacy web page.

Anuja Miner, HAI Director of Membership
Thank you to everyone who attended HAI’s HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California, last month! We hope you were able to see the 657 companies that exhibited across the Anaheim Convention Center’s 313,000 net square feet of floor space.

Now that we’re back at HAI headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, we’re already hard at work on HAI HELI-EXPO 2021, which will take place in New Orleans on March 22–25 of next year, with the exhibit floor open March 23–25.

With the next Expo in mind, now is a good time to remind you that we’ll be mailing out HAI membership renewals for fiscal year 2020–21 beginning May 1, 2020.

Please note: If you’re the HAI membership representative and/or membership billing contact for your company, please log in to HAI’s website to ensure that your organization’s profile is up-to-date.

Questions? Please feel free to contact HAI’s Membership Department at member@rotor.org.

Dan Sweet, HAI Director of Public Relations and Communications
HAI’s communications role is expanding, and we’ll soon be providing more information to our members and subscribers about this development. Currently, we’re in the process of hiring a social media manager who will take responsibility for producing content about HAI’s activities and then use the appropriate channels to distribute the information.

In addition to some other changes that are still in the planning stages, we expect to create more original online content, via both our website and various social media channels, that focuses on topics important to our members and specific to their interests.

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