Heli-Expo Next Week

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The helicopter world converges on Orlando next weekend as the annual Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo fills the Orange County Convention Center. The meeting kicks off on March 5 with industry forums and panels and the trade show opens March 6. Almost 600 companies are exhibiting and there are always major product announcements at the show. There will be 65 helicopters on the show floor.

Educational forums run the gamut from air conditioning to safety to insurance, and on Monday there is a two-hour session in which participants can ask questions of the CEOs of airframe manufacturers. The annual Salute to Excellence awards dinner is Monday evening.