Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the European Helicopter Association (EHA) today announced that they would more closely collaborate on projects of mutual interest beginning in January. EHA represents the helicopter community in 11 European countries.
“This partnership strengthens the already close relationship between HAI and EHA and represents our commitment to work together to meet our aligned goals. We both want to see a VTOL industry with zero accidents that is able to continue its work on behalf of society while being economically vibrant, growing, diverse, and sustainable,” said HAI president and CEO James Viola.
EHA and HAI already have combined efforts on several projects including the Vertical Aviation Safety Team and HAI’s International Partnership Program. At the regional level, HAI supported EHA in marketing and operational support as it organized the first edition of the European Rotors VTOL show and safety conference being held this week in Cologne, Germany. EHA produced the show in collaboration with EASA.
“The European Helicopter Association and Helicopter Association International share common priorities, interests, and goals in promoting safety, professionalism, and innovative advancements within the industry, as well as driving to improve the economic viability of the VTOL sector,” said EHA chairman Peter Moeller.