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.

QAI President Donates to Local VA

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

(McKeesport, PA – August 22, 2012) QAI received a letter of appreciation for a recent donation made towards VA Butler Healthcare, a veteran’s affairs organization that serves over 18,000 veterans in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.  VA Butler Healthcare provides primary care, behavioral health, specialized extended care, physical rehabilitation medicine, and residential substance abuse treatment. The facility operates 60 nursing home beds, 10 compensated work therapy, and 56 domiciliary beds.  The outpatient programs generate approximately 125,000 visits per year.

To learn more about VA Butler Healthcare or to find out how you can help, check out their website at

To view the letter of appreciation from VA Butler, Click here > BUTLER VA LETTER

QAI Celebrates It’s 15 Year Anniversary

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012

(McKeesport, PA – April 19, 2012) April 14, 2012 marked the 15th Anniversary of QAI. Many thanks to our colleagues, customers, friends and family for helping us achieve this milestone! We look forward to many more years of continued success in the aviation industry.


Branding Iron Completes Website for Quality Aviation Instruments

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

Branding Iron Completes Website for Quality Aviation Instruments

Sunday February 12th 2012 – Branding Iron

(Dallas, Texas, – February 12, 2012.) Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, (Branding Iron) announced that they completed a new website for Quality Aviation Instruments, (QAI) today at Heli Expo.

“The new website that Branding Iron completed for us does a great job of showcasing our people, products, and services” said QAI Director of Marketing and Procurement Kris Cardiff, “We offer customers inventory management, exchanges, quick-turn repair work and expertise. We needed a new website that let the aviation industry know more about us. This website does that for us.”

Branding Iron is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm based in Johnson City, Tenn., that specializes in helicopter and health care marketing.

“Quality Aviation Instruments has years of experience and high quality products and quality services,” Said Co-Owner of Branding Iron Scott Emerine. “We wanted their website to reflect that. Often times great companies are so focused on their customers, they don’t take time to tell their own story. This website really tells their story for them well.”

The new website can be viewed at The website also features inventory and part search capabilities for customers.

About Branding Iron
Branding Iron is a privately owned S Corporation with corporate headquarters in Johnson City, Tenn. For additional information about Branding Iron visit their website at email or call 423-202-3252.

Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. Awarded Contract with United States Coast Guard to Repair HH-65 Hover Lights.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011

(Pittsburgh, Pa., March 5, 2011)  Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. (QAI) received notification recently that they were awarded a five-year contract by the United States Coast Guard to repair new and older generation hover lights.

“We are thrilled to be awarded this contract,” said President of QAI Robert Sieber.  “For 14 years we have been providing quality support to both the rotorcraft and air transport industries.  It is a great honor for our company to support the aircraft that are so important to our nation’s security.  Everyday the Coast Guard protects our nation.  In some small part this contract allows us to also contribute to that daily mission.”

The company was awarded the contract at the end of 2010.   Initial stages of the work have already begun.  QAI will repair new infrared and older generation hover lights.

QAI is a FAA part 145-repair station and is EASA certified.   QAI service centers offer service in instrumentation, avionics, and accessories.