For more than 70 years, HAI has provided support, services and set the industry safety guidelines for the international helicopter community.


To be the global leader in leveraging, innovating, advocating, and expanding the unique operational capabilities of vertical flight on behalf of our members and for the benefit of society.


Internationally represent all aspects of the Vertical Take-off & Landing (VTOL) industry. Be the leading global voice in promoting safety, community compatibility, professionalism, innovation, and the economic viability of the industry.

Safety Accreditation

Flight Mission Standards

Land and Live

Board of Directors

Meet the governing board that keeps HAI the best

Chair | General Aviation

Jeffery P. Smith

R.O.P. Aviation
Teterboro, New Jersey, USA

Vice Chair | Government Service

B. Adam Hammond

Tennessee Valley Authority
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Treasurer | Commercial

Nicole Battjes

Rainbow Helicopters
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Assistant Treasurer | Commercial

Mark A. Schlaefli

Dakota Rotors LLC
Custer, South Dakota, USA

President & CEO

James A. Viola

Helicopter Association International
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary

Roxanne R. Fox

Helicopter Association International
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Director | Commercial

Brian Jorgenson

Timberline Helicopters
Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

Director | Commercial

Rick Kenin

Boston MedFlight
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Director | Commercial

Randal R. Rowles

Helicopter Institute Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Director | Commercial

Stacy Sheard

Executive Jet Management/Fanatics
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Director | General Aviation

Robert Miller Stallings

Titan Aviation Fuels
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

Legal Advisor

H. Bryan Brewer III

Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, D.C., USA

Special Advisor – Emerging Technology

Jonathan Daniels

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc.
Searchlight, Nevada, USA

Special Advisor – International

Francois Lassale

Heli SGI
Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia

Land and Live

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