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AUSTRALIA HELICOPTER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (AHIA) CONFERENCE

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Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 June 2024

Free and open to all registered RotorTech 2024 attendees.

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Australia’s leading helicopter industry advocacy group, the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA), will present its conference at RotorTech 2024 with a three day program of speakers who will invite conversation on the issues and opportunities facing the industry today.

Gain insight from the region’s emergency and community service sectors, hear from senior representatives from Australia’s training and regulatory bodies and be part of the conversation on how industry will work to future-proof Australia’s rotary-wing industry.

It is free to attend all AHIA conference sessions at RotorTech 2024, simply register as Visitor and add the conference to your registration.

Program

The AHIA Program is correct as of 7 March 2024 but subject to change. For the latest RotorTech 2024 updates, join our mailing list.

Tuesday 4 June - Education
0930-1030 Chief Pilots Forum
Industry Issues
Tim Hand
Heliwest
0930-1030 Engineer Forum
Part 66 Modular Licence Andreas Marcelja
CASA
Part 43 Maintenance Peter Boyle
Helicopter Rebuilds/AHIFF
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1200 Chief Pilots Forum continued
Training system, syllabus and Part 61 issues
Brett Newman
Professional Helicopters
1100-1200 Engineers Forum
Maintenance Issues
Frank Bosca
Bosca Helicopters
1200-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Chief Flying Instructors Forum
Industry Issues, Adapting to the Modern Student’s Attitudes
Panel – speakers TBC
1330-1430 Engineers Forum continued  
1430-1515 Afternoon tea
1500-1545 Robinson Helicopter update and Q&A

David Smith
Robinson Helicopter

Robyn Eagles
Robinson Helicopter
1545 - 1630 Fuel Issues
Lycoming product update
Adrian McCardy
Lycoming
1630 - 1700 Army Aviation
Safety & Training in Maintenance
LTCOL Rick Watlin
Army Aviation
1700-1800 RotorTech 2024 Welcome Function Bell Helicopters
Wednesday 5 June - Service & Safety
0930-1000 AHIA President Welcome
AHIFF Update
Ray Cronin OAM
AHIA
1000-1030 Service to Community Keynote Ashley van de Velde OAM
Lifeflight Australia
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1145 Regulatory Panel
CASA Update & Q&A

Pip Spence
Chief Executive Officer/Director of Aviation Safety

Steve Campbell
Executive Manager, National Operations and Standards

Matt Boutell
Executive Manager, Regulatory Oversight
1145-1230 Aeronautical Decision Making Richard Butterworth
Kestrel Aviation
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1350 Addressing Safety Issues Stuart MacLeod
ATSB
1350-1430 Futureproofing our Rotary Industry Panel Julian Fraser
AHIA
1430-1500 Can technology aid better ADM BOM
Ozrunways
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1600 Digital Transformation:
Helipad & Vertiport Technology for the Future
Nat Davies-White
SafeHelipad Software Systems
1600 - 1630 Sharing airspace: UAV and helicopters Panel

Reece Clothier
AAUS

Andrew Ward
CASA

Mike Watson
Fleet Helicopters
1830-2200 RotorTech 2024 Industry Dinner and presentation of AHIFF Scholarships  
Thursday 6 June - Meeting the future
0930-1030 Meeting the Industry’s Engineering Challenges Panel Panel – speakers TBC
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1200

Sector updates

  • Training
  • Aerial Ag Mustering
  • Tourism
  • Firefighting
  • EMS/Offshore
 
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Securite Civile  
1330-1430 Product updates Airbus
Safran
Schweizer
1430-1500 Afternoon tea
1500-1530 AHIA AGM  
1530 Conference close Ray Cronin OAM
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