Member Benefits

Benefits exclusive to HAI members only

HAI’s mission is to provide services that help our members keep their rotors turning. From growing your skills or business to consulting on regulatory concerns, HAI understands your challenges and is here to help. Below are our exclusive services for members only.


INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP
  • Direct access to HAI technical and regulatory staff
  • Membership in working groups that address industry issues
BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION PROMOTION
  • COVID Clean Program participation
  • Press releases in ROTOR media
  • Safety awards for pilots, operators, and aviation mechanics/engineers
  • Safety education participation
SAFETY STANDARDS
  • Helicopter operator safety accreditation
DISCOUNTS
Advocacy

DEMONSTRATING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

As an HAI member, your views will be heard in Washington and in US state capitals. Our Government Affairs team works to ensure that legislators understand the full implications of proposals that restrict airspace and operations or impose additional regulatory burdens. Below are some of HAI’s positions on critical issues facing our industry.

HAI SUPPORTS

  • Finding performance-based safety solutions that ensure industry viability 
  • Preserving federal authority over the National Airspace System
  • Increasing access to financial aid for flight education and training
  • Expanding state and federal resources for aviation workforce development
  • Investing in heliport and vertiport infrastructure for expansion of advanced air mobility technologies
  • Integrating unmanned aircraft systems safely into the National Airspace System

HAI OPPOSES

  • Splitting the National Airspace System into a tangle of competing state and local jurisdictions
  • Imposing overburdensome regulations and costly requirements that threaten industry viability
Safety

FLY TO A HIGHER STANDARD

Developing a vibrant safety culture and effective risk management is essential for your organization and our industry’s future. No matter where you are in your safety journey, HAI can help with resources, tools, and programs designed specifically for vertical flight operators, pilots, aviation mechanics/engineers, and safety professionals.

SAFETY RESOURCES

  • Direct access to HAI regulatory and technical staff 
  • HAI working groups
  • Online and in-person safety courses
  • Regional and mission-specific conferences
  • Safety management systems
  • Free safety education sessions at HAI HELI-EXPO® trade show
  • Weekly webinars
  • Spotlight on Safety tips, videos, and posters
  • Accident reviews, regulatory notices, and articles in ROTOR magazine, ROTOR Daily e-newsletter, and ROTOR Now app

SAFETY STANDARDS

  • Helicopter operator safety accreditation

SAFETY TOOLS

  • Flight risk assessments
  • Maintenance malfunction reports
  • In-flight hazard reports

SAFETY RECOGNITION

  • Safety awards for pilots, operators, and aviation mechanics/engineers
  • Salute to Excellence Safety Award
  • Land & LIVE program participation
  • Safety education participation
  • WINGS and AMT credit for FAA-approved events
  • Safety education presenter
ENGAGEMENT

KNOW YOUR INDUSTRY

HAI events and media help you stay current in our global, dynamic industry. Connect with industry peers from around the world through our annual HAI HELI-EXPO® trade show, webinars, conferences, and educational opportunities. Keep up with the latest news and trends through our magazine, e-newsletter, and app. 

NETWORKING RESOURCES

  • HAI HELI-EXPO trade show
  • Regional and mission-specific conferences
  • Military-to-Civilian Transition Workshop
  • HAI working groups
  • Safety education presenter
  • HAI media contributor
  • Weekly webinar panelist
  • International Partnership Program

TOOLS TO STAY CURRENT

  • Quarterly ROTOR magazine
  • ROTOR Daily e-newsletter
  • ROTOR Now app Weekly webinars
  • Manufacturer Technical Briefings
EDUCATION

SET A COURSE FOR SUCCESS

HAI provides operators, pilots, aviation mechanics/engineers, and safety professionals with the resources they need to succeed. Take advantage of our education programs, presented by vertical aviation experts and available in both online and in-person formats.

VERTICAL AVIATION EDUCATION

  • Online and in-person courses for pilots, managers, operators, and maintenance and safety professionals
  • Regional and mission-specific conferences
  • Weekly webinars
  • Helicopter flight instructor refresher course
  • Free safety education sessions
  • Inspection authorization renewal
  • Manufacturer Technical Briefings
  • WINGS and AMT credit for FAA-approved events