Rainbow Helicopters Maintenance VP Mike Iven Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award.
DEC • 2022
This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance.
Rainbow Helicopters Maintenance VP Mike Iven received the prestigious Helicopter Association International (HAI) 2023 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. Mike is an exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, and generous professional with an unwavering dedication to safety. He has helped Rainbow Helicopters expand its turbine fleet and integrate the first Airbus AS350 helicopter into the tour business.
When not working in the hangar, Iven helps mentor the next generation of aviation maintenance techs. He talks to students about the benefits and personal rewards of being an A&P, using his own rich career as an example of all that an aviation mechanic/engineer can achieve with passion and dedication.
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“After a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, you can find Mike in a maintenance hangar in Hawaii putting people first,” says Rainbow Helicopters founder Nicole Battjes. “He serves others, which is the highest compliment we can pay him, and through his example he is inspiring the next generation of great helicopter mechanics, making the industry a better place.”
HAI Excellence Maintenance Award presented at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023
HAI HELI-EXPO®, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exhibition, was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Mar. 6–9, with the exhibit hall open Mar. 7–9. For more information on HAI HELI-EXPO 2023, visit heliexpo.com