A strong industry association with capable representation is able to provide the necessary guidance to both the regulator and the industry on matters under discussion. The association can also share knowledge with interested parties by way of education packages or training events.
The AHIA is committed to:
- Representing all sectors of the helicopter industry in a fair and reasonable manner
- Continue the development of strong relationships with government departments and ministers to enable us to provide guidance and promote our industry.
- Facilitating the rapid dissemination of information concerning proposed legislative changes including the subsequent advice given to CASA/ Government departments on issues and proposed changes.
- Sharing knowledge to enable pilots, engineers, operators and clients to implement best practice systems.
The AHIA will meet these commitments in the following ways:
- Any sector of the industry, a company or an individual may contact the association with their concern/query. The AHIA will review the concern/query, gather information by the use of the Industry Matter Expert or a sector working party and formulate a response. Once drafted the response will be communicated to all interested parties. While the AHIA does represent the whole industry, it would be ideal if the person/company raising the concern/query was a financial member of the AHIA.
- An industry technical show, ROTORTECH, will be conducted every two years and organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Ltd with the AHIA acting as the Presenting Industry Association and Host. This exhibition will be similar to those of previous years. A separate website will be developed for the ROTORTECH and available to members via a link from the AHIA website.
- The AHIA will continue to participate in a number of high level aviation industry committees/forums. These include, The Australian Aviation Associations Forum and the General Aviation Advisory Group. In addition, the AHIA will participate in any CASA committees formed to address matters affecting the helicopter industry.
- The AHIA website has been updated and will form part of the communication plan to remain connected to the industry. It will be the prime source of news releases, requests for information and the reporting of outcomes. The websites of Facebook and Bladeslapper also have dedicated areas concerning the AHIA and the helicopter industry. Contributors to these sites will need to register on site. These sites may be utilised by the AHIA from time to time, but it is important to remember that the website that you are currently viewing is the official information outlet for the association.
- The membership data base will be used to ensure all members are alerted when new material has been placed on this website or an immediate action may be required by them.