Welcome to HeliExperts, your Helicopter and Heliport Infrastructure Professionals
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HeliExperts International LLC is a professional aeronautical consulting firm specializing in Heliport and Helipad Design, Construction, Expansion, Relocation, Upgrades, Safety Audits, Training, Commissioning, Risk Evaluation, and Liability Assessments. We also provide specialized services for airspace assessments, FAA obstruction evaluations, litigation support, expert testimony, aeronautical planning, and operational safety assessments. We work with you to ensure practical alternatives and options as well as solid solutions to meet not only today’s needs but also tomorrow’s demands. Whether your project is for a corporate heliport, industrial helistop, hospital heliport, public heliport or private helipad, or even an entire heliport system we pride ourselves in being objective and unbiased consultants no matter what your needs. Whether you call it a Heliport, Helipad, Heli Port, Helistop, Helispot, Helicopter Pad, Landing Zone, Landing Area, or Landing Pad or just the place the pilots have landed, we can help you with your project. We do not sell any type of equipment or represent any equipment or aircraft manufacturers, nor do we accept commissions or any other forms of remuneration from suppliers. We work only for you.
Our expanded client base comprises more than 400 agencies, organizations, businesses, insurance companies, and individuals including the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service, and U.S. Department of Energy, Maricopa County, the States of Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Illinois, and the Cites of New York and Denver, in addition to many Fortune 500 corporations.
Experience You Can Trust
Collectively, the HeliExperts International LLC team offers more than 75 years of highly specialized aviation, helicopter, and heliport expertise and experience.
The firm’s principal, Raymond A. Syms, possesses more than 45 years of military, general and commercial aviation experience as a pilot, aviation manager, heliport developer, and aviation expert. Syms has qualified as an unchallenged aviation expert in federal, state and local courts in addition to official hearings and other regulatory proceedings.
Additionally, Syms is the designer and primary author of the HAI Heliport/Vertiport Development Guide (a publication by the Helicopter Association International) and has spent more than 20 years serving on FAA and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) committees that assist with authoring the FAA Heliport and Vertiport Design Advisory Circulars (the FAA’s design recommendations for all heliports) and developing the NFPA Standards for Heliports (fire protection and safety standards for heliports). Syms is the current chair of the NFPA 418 Committee Standard for Heliports.
The firm’s senior consultant, Rex J. Alexander, possesses more than 30 years of military, general, and commercial aviation experience as a pilot, instructor pilot, heliport safety manager, aviation regional operations manager, airframe and power-plant technician, heliport / helistop developer, educator, trainer, and aviation expert. Alexander has served as a board member and former President of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) as well as former President of the Indiana Association of Air Medical Services.
Additionally, Alexander has participated in numerous industry and government initiatives including the NEMSPA National heliport safety survey, Model Air Medical State Guidelines Task Force, FAA/TSI Heliport Evaluation Course for inspectors, NEMSPA Heliport Risk and Liability Assessment Tool, FAA National Proposed Rule Making on HEMS and helicopter operations, and the NTSB hearings on Helicopter EMS operations and accident prevention. Mr. Alexander is a well-known and respected speaker lecturing throughout the United States to a variety of air-medical, fire, EMS, government, military and law enforcement agencies and has published several well read industry articles.
Both of these HeliExperts team members serve on the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) Joint Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (JHSIT) as heliport and helicopter operations specialists and have co-authored important papers dealing with the development of Landing Zone (LZ) heliport, helipad and helistop design, infrastructure, and safety regulations.
HeliExperts International LLC works directly with you to ensure every individual need is met, from navigating regulations and design needs to providing consulting expert services and testimony as needed. The HeliExperts International LLC team seamlessly interfaces your needs with practical and proven aviation expertise.
HeliExperts International LLC enjoys a 100% success rate with FAA approvals and liaison efforts. We achieved this unparalleled track record through our dedication to supporting and submitting only viable, regulatory compliant, and safe proposals for consideration. When you hire HeliExperts International LLC, you can be assured you’re working with experienced, dedicated, and highly trained individuals with years of experience working with FAA, NFPA, DOD-UFC, DOT and ICAO regulations.
Please feel free to call us anytime for a complimentary and personalized professional evaluation of your aeronautical project and needs.
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