In 2005, HAI facilitated an unprecedented collaboration throughout the international helicopter community as manufacturers, operators, associations, and regulators from around the world came together to create the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) with a vision toward zero rotorcraft accidents. In the past 18 years, the IHST has earned distinction as an organization dedicated to the advancement of safety in the global helicopter community.

To expand its public–private efforts and to enhance worldwide flight operational safety in all segments of the vertical flight industry, in 2021 the IHST reorganized under a new charter and became the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). HAI, formed on Dec. 13, 1948, serves as a proud member of VAST.

Countdown to HAI’s 75th anniversary: 57 days!

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