HAI 2019 – the largest helicopter trade show in the world
The world’s largest trade show dedicated to the helicopter industry Helicopter Association International 2019, celebrated its 70th anniversary. Since it was founded, HAI has served its membership and taken many actions on behalf of helicopter operators throughout the world. The organisation has benefited the entire industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, operators, pilots and repair stations. The association’s initiatives have had a direct and positive impact on international helicopter activities.
Staged at the Georgia World Congress Centre, the expo occupied almost 93 000 square metres of exhibition space. From manufacturers to suppliers to service providers and with more than 700 exhibitors including 60 helicopters on static display, hundreds of education courses, seminars, workshops, forums as well as 730 industry suppliers the expo featured everything needed to keep a helicopter aviation business running. Well supported by the helicopter industry exhibitors at HAI 2019 reported brisk business with a number of fairly large contracts signed. A number of new models were also launched during the exhibition.
Helicopter OEMs & Helicopter Operators 2019
Our May 2019 edition of African Pilot magazine features Helicopter OEMs and Helicopter Operators.
Fashkosh 2019 at Stellenbosch Airfield 23 March
Surrounded by the historic vineyards of the Western Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch airfield has one of the most picturesque backdrops for any airshow. The high verdant and grey mountain ranges that separate the Cape Flats from the interior provide the airshow photographers with a welcome change to the normally wide open spaces of other airfields.