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 | Commercial

Mark A. Schlaefli

Dakota Rotors LLC
Custer, South Dakota, USA

Vice Chair | Commercial

Brian Jorgenson

Timberline Helicopters
Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

Treasurer | Commercial

Rick Kenin

Boston MedFlight
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Assistant Treasurer | Government Service

Paul Gottwig

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Pacoima, California, USA

President & CEO

James A. Viola

Helicopter Association International
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Director, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Sarah Arnold

Helicopter Association International
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Director| Commercial

Nicole Battjes

Rainbow Helicopters
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Director | General Aviation

David McColl

Winco, Inc.
Aurora, Oregon, USA

Legal Advisor

Arthur L. Herold

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP
Washington, D.C., 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

Special Advisor – Emerging Technology

Michael Romanowski

Slate Run Strategies LLC
Nokesville, Virginia, USA

Special Advisor – International

Francois Lassale

Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia

Land and Live

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