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19 April 2024

AHIFF Scholarships update:
Please be advised that the AHIA has extended the Scholarship application submission deadline until 15 May 2024.

The Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) and Australian Helicopter Industry Future Foundation (AHIFF) are pleased to announce they are now taking applications for a number of helicopter engineering apprenticeship scholarships.

AHIFF propose to award $3,000 scholarships to an eligible recipient in each state plus Northern Territory. The scholarships will be funded equally by AHIFF and AMDA Foundation Limited and winners will be announced at the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) Conference on 5th June 2024 as part of RotorTech 2024 Helicopter and Uncrewed Flight Exposition at the Gold Coast.


Lowes Air joins the AHIA

20 July 2023

Lowes Air is proud to be a member of the AHIA .  Lowes Air is the aviation specific service business, established to provide dedicated solutions to the general aviation industry.

The AHIA is an important industry association and as part of Lowes air commitment to General Aviation in Australia we feel it is important to support the AHIA.


Flight Training and Flight Testing for Aerial Mustering Endorsements.

27 January 2023

The AHIA is pleased to confirm that CASA will release an Aerial Mustering Approval Instrument in coming days following considerable collaboration and consultation with the Association and it’s Board members and in particular John Armstrong, Myles Tompkins and Ray Cronin.


AHIA Newsletter Issue 8 - Spring 2022

10 November 2022

The last few months have been particularly challenging given the frequent flooding throughout the eastern states.

Members have been providing essential support to the SES ground operations, as well direct help to flood-isolated towns, communities and individuals.

These efforts again reinforce how essential helicopter operations are in times of national need, and in assisting communities and the economy to recover.



AHIA Newsletter Issue 5 - Summer 2022

28 January 2022

Happy and Safe New Year to all; one could be forgiven to imagine the starter’s gun for the race into 2022 was full of blanks given the ongoing disruption to our lives and businesses.

However, the great positive outlook for our industry is that most sectors are dealing with the day to day logistics, and borders are opening up which will undoubtedly improve the plight of the tourism industry albeit mostly domestic for the foreseeable future.