HAI Networking at ILA Berlin

Berlin – HAI President Matt Zuccaro, Chairman Chris Erickson, VP of Business Development & Expositions Karen Gebhart, and Director of Safety Stan Rose are representing HAI at the ILA Berlin trade show, Sept. 11-16.

Although the much anticipated Brandenburg International Airport was not fully completed, ILA was able to secure their new space for the show and was open for business for the civilian and military attendees.

Director of Safety Stan Rose at HAI booth

Zuccaro and Erickson attended several workshops and sessions, on topics ranging from air medical, law enforcement, and advancement in design and technology, and enjoyed a drop-by visit with Sergei Sikorsky.

Pictured left to right: Sergei Sikorsky, HAI Chairman Chris Erickson, Matt Zuccaro

The dedicated helicopter pavilion and adjoining flight line showcased many HAI member companies, with civil aircraft displays including those of Bell, Eurocopter, MD Helicopters, and Sikorsky, as well as Goodrich, Heli-One, CAE, Pratt and Whitney, and Rolls-Royce.

HAI President Matt Zuccaro (left) and Bob Milonja from Pratt and Whitney Canada

The team had the opportunity for important discussions with several OEM representatives, and also welcomed new members to HAI.

Pictured left to right: Matt Zuccaro; Anand Uttarkar, CEO of India's Kwality Products; HAI VP of Business Development & Expositions Karen Gebhart

HAI is always happy to see military helicopter pilots when we travel around the world. Two active duty U.S. Army helicopter crew members took time to swap stories with Stan Rose. Joel Anderson (left) is a Black Hawk pilot and also flew Hueys, and Mike Allen (right) is his crew chief.

The last international trade show for the HAI team in 2012 will be the Dubai Helishow, Nov. 6-8.

Story contributed by Karen Gebhart.

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
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