Inspection Authorization Renewal

HAI offers a variety of sessions that are accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for inspection authorization renewal credit. Participants can choose how to earn their eight hours from several options offered at HELI-EXPO 2013. All events and courses will take place March 1–7, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

HAI Professional Education Courses
If you prefer to earn credit hours before the show begins, then this is the option for you. Six of the Professional Education courses offered in 2013 are accepted toward inspection authorization renewal, including —

Manufacturers’ Technical Briefings
The manufacturers’ technical briefings offered by the HAI Technical Committee include 30 one-hour briefings by helicopter airframe and engine manufacturers (see schedule below). Conveniently scheduled on HELI-EXPO 2013 show days (March 5–6) and free to the public, these briefings give you the flexibility to earn credit hours at sessions that fit your other show commitments.

Manufacturers’ Technical Briefings
Section 1 Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Section 2
Bell 204/205/212/412 10:00 AM Rolls-Royce M250
Bell 206B/206L/407 11:00 AM P&W PT6
Bell 222/230/430/427/429 12:00 PM P&W PT6C-67
Sikorsky Light Helicopter 1:00 PM P&W PW200
Lycoming Piston Engines 2:00 PM Sikorsky S76
Enstrom TH28/480,F28/280 3:00 PM Sikorsky S61
Scott's Bell 47 4:00 PM Sikorsky S92
Section 1 Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Section 2
MD 500E/500F 8:00 AM AgustaWestland AW139
MD 520N/600N 9:00 AM AgustaWestland AW109/119
MD 900/902 10:00 AM EC 120
Kaman K-1200 11:00 AM EC 145/BK 117
Honeywell T53 12:00 PM  
Honeywell LTS 101 1:00 PM EC 135
Honeywell-Bendix Pneumatic Mechanical Controls 2:00 PM EC 130/AS 350
Rolls-Royce RR300 3:00 PM Turbomeca Arriel
Robinson R22/R44/R66 4:00 PM Turbomeca Arrius/Makila

“Why SMS in Maintenance?” Workshop

“Why SMS in Maintenance?”,  a free workshop presented by the HAI Technical Committee, demonstrates how maintenance professionals can apply a safety management system (SMS) framework to improve efficiency and reduce risk. The material covered will be of significant value to decision-makers at all levels as they strive for aeronautical excellence. This workshop will be offered on March 7 from 8:00am to 12:00pm and meets the FAA's requirements for four hours toward inspection authorization renewal.

Earning Credit Hours Toward Renewal
You can renew your inspection authorization certificate at HELI-EXPO in three simple steps:

  • Pick up an inspection authorization renewal worksheet at the education course registration desk and select which sessions to attend. The education course registration desk is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2 (near room N253) and is open the following hours:

Friday, March 1, 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, March 2 through Thursday, March 7, 7 am to 5 pm
Friday, March 8, 7 am to 1 pm.

  • At the conclusion of each session, have the Technical Committee monitor or course instructor sign off on your worksheet to verify attendance.
  • Once you have earned at least eight hours of credit, return to the education course registration desk, submit your worksheet, and immediately receive a certificate of completion to submit to your local FAA Flight Standards District Offices or International Field Offices.

Learn More
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