Industry Meetings

HAI HELI-EXPO® is where the international vertical flight industry gathers to address common issues. This year, you’ll have opportunities to connect with regulators, members of the aerial firefighting and offshore communities, and leaders of affiliate rotorcraft associations from around the world.

Affiliate Symposium

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

HAI maintains relationships with more than 60 rotorcraft- and aviation-related nonprofit affiliate organizations in 80-plus countries around the globe. Affiliate organizations engage in nearly every known vertical flight mission, from air ambulance work to unmanned aircraft systems operations.

This symposium will draw upon key leaders from US and international associations to discuss issues that broadly affect the international vertical flight community. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Annual Aerial Firefighting Interagency Briefing

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Attend the annual joint briefing provided by the US Forest Service (USFS) and the US Department of the Interior (DOI). The information presented will interest those working with, or seeking firefighting support contracts with, these two agencies. USFS and DOI representatives will share important information with operators related to the 2021 fire season and beyond and will be available to address audience questions.

This meeting is a follow-on to the interagency briefing held at the 2020 HAI Virtual Aerial Firefighting Conference Nov. 17–18. The event is open to all HELI-EXPO 2021 attendees.

FAA Meet the Regulators

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

This is your opportunity to meet and speak with the FAA representatives who oversee and manage many of the projects related to our industry. Engage in a variety of discussions ranging from flight training and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) development to ongoing rotorcraft operations. This session is highly attended and allows everyone interested in vertical flight operations an opportunity to speak directly to the FAA.

Offshore Forum

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM

At this forum, we’ll review and discuss the new “Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List.” In addition, the Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference’s new recommended practice for offshore operations will be presented and discussed.