Helicopter Association International

The Operations Department' primary function is to assist owners and operators in enhancing their operations and utilizing their aircraft. One of the primary reasons individuals and companies join a trade association is for the collective advocacy support offered to people and businesses with common interests. Helicopter Association International (HAI) works on behalf of its members on legislative issues that affect operations. HAI coordinates with international, national, and local government authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in various matters that impact the businesses of members. If you are a member and operate in the United States, we are your voice in Washington.

 The department is responsible for:

  • Security Issues
  • Safety and Flight Programs
  • Heliports and Maintenance/Technical Programs
  • Legislative Affairs Programs
  • Acoustics and Environmental Issues

Some of the ways that HAI assists members operationally include:

  • Increasing advocacy between operators and their representatives on Capitol Hill.
  • Providing a diverse range of educational courses in safety, management, and maintenance.
  • Developing guidelines such as the HAI Safety Manual and the Heliport Development Guide.
  • Consulting on properly located and sized heliports.
  • Advocating helicopter instrument approach procedures.
  • Promoting the Fly Neighborly concept (a voluntary acoustic noise reduction program).
  • Recognizing members who subscribe to a higher level of safety.
  • Improving communications between operator and regulatory agencies.
  • Increasing the understanding of operational economics through research and surveys to ensure the continued viability of the industry.
  • Bringing together operators, manufacturers, suppliers, pilots, mechanics, and students to build a stronger industry.
  • Contributing to the HAI Publications: ROTOR Magazine, monthly newsletter Operations Update, and the quarterly newsletter Maintenance Update, and quarterly compilation of Preliminary Accident Reports.


FAA GA Operations Inspector's Handbook: Chapter 59, Copter ILS Operations to CAT II Facilities

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS):


Special Interest NOTAMs Graphic Depictions of Flight Restricted Areas

NOTAM 3/1862 Stadium Restriction

NOTAM 3/2124 Maryland 3 Airports

NOTAM 3/2126 Washington DC ADIZ NOTAM 3/2127 New York City ADIZ 

NOTAM 3/2128  Washington DC FRZ Special Notice

Government Agencies:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Federal Aviation Administration

Transportation Security Administration?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Organizational Charts for Government Agencies:

Department of Homeland Security(DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Helicopter Association International
1920 Ballenger Avenue, 4th Flr., Alexandria, VA 22314-2898 | T 703-683-4646 | F 703-683-4745 | info@rotor.org

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