QAI to Attend Quad-A (AAAA)

Posted by on May 1, 2014

1 May 2014

QAI will be attending the Army Aviation Association of America’s Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, May 4th & 5th.  Attending representatives from QAI will be solidifying existing and expanding military and government contract support and develop increased vendor/customer solutions.

“To provide our customers with the highest level of quality service, QAI consistently searches for new vendors, ultimately expanding our resources and developing propitious business relations.  AAAA Mission Solutions Summit seems to be an ideal venue to do so,” said QAI’s Director of Marketing, Kris Cardiff, who plans to attend.

“As a veteran owned business, we realize the importance of quality, prompt customer service and turnaround times.  At QAI, we accomplish this with a dedicated customer service staff and technicians that have 30+ years of experience,” explained QAI VP Mike Sieber.

ABOUT QAI:
Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and has headquarters located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States with repair facilities in Mckeesport and Monaca, Pennsylvania.  QAI has FAA and EASA certification for repairs of Instruments, Accessories and Avionics and has a strong and loyal customer base in the Middle Eastern region.  QAI has sales and customer service personnel in this region with knowledge of customer needs and QAI capabilities to provide support.  Additional information on QAI can be found on the company website http://qai.aero

Quality Aviation Instruments and Gulf Helicopters announce JV

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013

24 Sep, 13

Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. (QAI) and Gulf Helicopters, Inc. (GHC) announced today from Helitech in London that they have entered into a Joint Venture for component repair facilities to be located in Doha, Qatar.  The agreement covers component repairs of Accessories, Avionics and Instruments.

“We have a strong customer base in the Middle East and Asia and a dedicated customer service team in the region” said QAI president Robert Sieber.  “This new facility will enable us to expedite service, reduce downtime, and reduce costs for our customers. GHC is known for their attention to safety, state of the art facility and fleet of aircraft. GHC has an impeccable reputation that spans more than 40 years. We are excited to be entering into this venture. ”

The repair shops will be certified by both the FAA and EASA and are expected to begin operations in late 2013 or early 2014.  The new facilities will focus on component repairs for AgustaWestland AW139 along with Bell, Eurocopter, and Agusta medium and light platforms.

“Gulf Helicopters is delighted to strengthen our longstanding relationship with Quality Aviation by establishing a joint venture in Qatar, to serve the growing demand in our region” said Mohamed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Gulf Helicopters”.

With the rapidly expanding aviation market in the Middle East and Asia, both parties agreed that component repair shops to support the region make sense.  Decreasing both shipping costs and turn times will benefit current and future customers in the region.  With Gulf Helicopters reputation in the region and QAI’s reputation for excellent quality, turn times, and customer service, this Joint Venture is based on the strengths of both organizations.

ABOUT GULF HELICOPTERS:
Gulf Helicopters, Inc. was incorporated in 1970, has grown tremendously since its acquisition by QP in 1998 and currently is one of the leading Helicopters Operations in the Middle East region with operations extending to India, Yemen, and Libya.  For over Forty Years, GHC has been meeting the challenges and requirements of oil and gas Companies all over the World for Commercial Civil Aviation.  The Company has been considered as one of the leading commercial helicopter operators in the world with impeccable an safety record, excellent quality and efficient service, with no limit in investing on safety.   Additional information can be found on GHC website, http://www.gulfhelicopters.com/

ABOUT QAI:
Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and has headquarters located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States with repair facilities in Mckeesport and Monaca, Pennsylvania.  QAI has FAA and EASA certification for repairs of Instruments, Accessories and Avionics and has a strong and loyal customer base in the Middle Eastern region.  QAI has sales and customer service personnel in this region with knowledge of customer needs and QAI capabilities to provide support.  Additional information on QAI can be found on the company website http://qai.aero

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QAI Announces Public Release of Company Video

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

QAI Announces Public Release of Company Video

(McKeesport, PA, March 29, 2013) Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. (QAI) is pleased to announce the public release of their company video which was filmed by Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in February 2013.

The video made its official debut at the 2013 Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV on March 5th with an overwhelming positive response and now QAI plans to release the video onto their website (www.qai.aero) and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

“This short 5 minute film is an opportunity for us to open our doors to the world and showcase QAI’s exceptional customer service, repair shops, and employees” said QAI’s Director of Marketing & Procurement , Kris Cardiff.  ”We provide service on a global level and this video will allow the viewer, from five miles or five thousand miles away, to take a virtual tour of our facilities and see what sets us apart from everyone else.”

QAI has plans to move to a much larger facility this year and expects to produce a new video introducing the new headquarters sometime in 2014.

The current video can be viewed here:  http://youtu.be/BCBHTpKQzVI

QAI News March 2013

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013

Heli-Expo 2013 – Las Vegas

We had a great time at Heli-Expo last week in Las Vegas!  QAI was able to debut its official company video and new booth backdrop:

QAI 2013 Backdrop

QAI 2013 Backdrop

 

From Monday when we spent most of our time setting up our 10×20 booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center until Thursday evening when we disassembled and crated it to be shipped home, we were non-stop.  Our mornings and afternoons were spent meeting current and new customers along with catching up with old friends during the convention hours.  In the evening, we would enjoy some of Las Vegas’ finest dining and take in the bright lights of the city with friends, vendors, and customers.

It was a wonderful experience and it was terrific meeting and talking to everyone that we could.  We look forward to doing more next year in Anaheim!  Hope to see you there!

February QAI Anniversaries

Chris Podralski, Avionics Shop Technician, March 19th

 

February QAI Birthdays

Chris Podralski, Avionics Shop Technician, March 2nd

 

QAI News February 2013

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013

Lights, Camera…

Recently we took up a new marketing project – a company video.  This video will be debuted at our Heli-Expo booth next month.  Branding Iron Advertising spent two days filming various segments of our shops at both our McKeesport and Monaca locations.  A few of us even have speaking roles on the video.  The video is currently in production and we are anxious to see the final product!  Here’s a few pictures of the filming:

QAI VP Mike Sieber

QAI Director of Sales Skip Cook

QAI Director of Component Shops Justin Smith

Accessory Shop Manager Brian McCormick

Heli-Expo 2013

As we quickly approach Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, March 5th – 7th, excitement is building here at QAI!  Every year we attempt to outdo ourselves at the Heli-Expo show and this year is no exception.  At the QAI booth everyone has come to recognize, we are currently working on a few updates and changes that will make your visit a more interactive experience.  Also, the new QAI.AERO website with real-time search feature has been up and running for almost a year now; if you have not experienced the new site, please give us a call at 412-346-0168 and we will provide a brief tutorial on how you can make qai.aero work for you.  Or stop by our booth at Heli-Expo 2013 and check out the new interactive features and we will personally give you a tour of our website!

February QAI Anniversaries

Mike Lemire, Manager of PIT shop, February 7th

Ted Roberts, Accessory Shop Technician, February 14th

 

February QAI Birthdays

Ben Karcesky, Instruments Shop Technician, February 24th

Mike Lemire, Manager of PIT shop, February 6th

Dave Sayles, Parts & Purchasing, February 21st

 

QAI News January 2013

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013

Happy New Year from QAI!

Remembering as if it were just last week – wait, it was last week – 2012 was another exceptional year and 2013 looks even better!  In QAI’s 15+ years of existence, every year has exceeded the previous year in both customer service and capabilities.  Although we are proud of our accomplishments last year, we are anxious to exceed your expectations this year by expanding our abilities, being more innovative, and finding new and better ways to provide the absolute best customer experience!

 

Heli-Expo 2013

As we quickly approach Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, March 5th – 7th, excitement is building here at QAI!  Every year we attempt to outdo ourselves at the Heli-Expo show and this year is no exception.  At the QAI booth everyone has come to recognize, we are currently working on a few updates and changes that will make your visit a more interactive experience.  Also, the new QAI.AERO website with real-time search feature has been up and running for almost a year now; if you have not experienced the new site, please give us a call at 412-346-0168 and we will provide a brief tutorial on how you can make qai.aero work for you.  Or stop by our booth at Heli-Expo 2013 and check out the new interactive features and we will personally give you a tour of our website!

January QAI Anniversaries

Arnold Lowe, Director of International Sales, January 2nd

Derek Benedict, Controller, January 6th

Tom McCullough, Technician, January 14th

Mike Sieber, Vice President, January 19th

 

QAI News December 2012

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012

QAI Attends Dubai Helishow

Happy Holidays from QAI!  November was so busy for us that we were unable to put together a newsletter!  QAI’s President Bob Sieber, Vice President Mike Sieber, and Director of International Sales Arnold Lowe traveled to the United Arab Emirates for the biennial Dubai Helishow.  The Helishow was a success and the guys were able to talk face to face with many of our overseas customers.  At QAI we strive to build personal relationships with our customers so this was definitely a wonderful opportunity for us!

Heli-Expo 2013

We have already begun preparations to make this upcoming HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV the best ever!  We look forward to seeing many of our old friends and meeting new ones!  If you plan to be at the show in March, drop us a line and let us know and we’ll stop by your booth to say “Hi!”.  Or if you are an attendee, stop by our booth and say “Hi!”

 

 

QAI’s Holiday Schedule

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 – CLOSED for Christmas

Tuesday, January 1, 2012 – CLOSED for New Years Day

*Of course we are available 24/7 for your AOG needs.

 

December QAI Anniversaries:

Cindy Dragan, Customer Service, December 1st

Dave Tritt, Technician, December 14th

 

December QAI Birthdays:

Justin Smith, Director of Component Shops, December 4th

Katelind Sartori, Shipping & Receiving, December 22nd

Dave Tritt, Technician, December 24th

 

Thank you to all for your hard work here at QAI!

 

We wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2013!

Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. (QAI) to exhibit at 2012 Dubai Helishow November 6th – 8th

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

QAI will be an exhibitor at the 5th edition of the Dubai Helishow on November 6th to 8th 2012 at its new venue, the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai. The Dubai Helishow is the Middle East’s one and only elite trade exhibition for all key players in the helicopter industry.

Attending the show is important because QAI already holds a strong presence in the Middle East and Asia due to Arnold Lowe, QAI’s International Sales & Service representative, who resides in Dubai.

Stop by Booth E110 and meet us!

QAI News October 2012

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012

QAI Employees Attend Discover 2012 Conference

Discover 2012, held in Atlantic City, NJ from September 24th through the 26th, was a two day international business conference designed to help U.S. businesses take advantage of established and emerging export opportunities.  Discover 2012 featured high ranking U.S. government officials, U.S. commercial diplomats posted at U.S. embassies abroad, international business leaders from the private sector, trade related topic experts and visiting foreign buyers from Central America and the United Arab Emirates.

QAI to Attend Dubai Helishow 2012

November 6th – 8th!  Come see us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October QAI Anniversaries:

Lindsay Yourick, Customer Service, October 4th

 

October QAI Birthdays:

Greg Nehr, Instrument Shop Technician, October 2nd

Arnold Lowe, Middle East Sales, October 7th

Lisa Sieber, Owner, October 13th

 

Congrats to all on their milestones and have a great final quarter of 2012!

 

QAI News September 2012

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

Our Director of Sales, Skip Cook (second from left) meeting new friends in Colorado.

 

 

August was another great month at QAI!  Our Director of Sales could be seen with a few customers in Colorado playing a round of golf at the beautiful Arrowhead Golf Club.  Though being a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Skip Cook quickly forgot that the Denver Broncos took the Steelers out of the playoffs last season when he met a new friend on the course.  In the end, you know what they always say:  “A bad day of golf is better when cheerleaders are involved.”  I’m sure someone has said that.

 

September QAI Anniversaries:

Chaz Mullooly, Instrument Shop Technician, September 2nd.

 

September Birthdays:

Ricky Venables, Instrument Shop Technician, September 13th.