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The HAI Pilot Safety Award honors helicopter pilots worldwide who have at least 5,000 consecutive hours of accident and violation-free flight hours. Qualified pilots will receive an 8.5" x 11" certificate suitable for framing.

To qualify, you must be an individual pilot member or an employee of an HAI member company. Qualified pilots will receive a certificate for achieving 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, or 25,000 consecutive accident and violation-free flight hours.

Should you question an accident or violation, refer to the regulations pertaining to the country concerned. Any accident or violation, regardless of nature or circumstances, will disqualify the candidate.

You may order metal on walnut engraved plaques for $35.00. Lapel pins are available for $5.00. Check the box on the application form for the appropriate item and include method of payment. Awards are processed in at the end of every month.

 To apply for the Pilot Safety Award, please click here.

If you have further questions or need additional information concerning awards, please call at 703-683-4646.


The HAI Aviation Maintenance Technician Safety Award honors helicopter maintenance technicians worldwide who have 5, 10, 15, or more years of violation-free professional helicopter maintenance experience. To qualify, you must be a full-time aviation maintenance technician and either an individual maintenance technician member or an employee of an HAI member. Qualified technicians will receive an 8.5" x11" certificate suitable for framing.

Should you question a violation, refer to the regulations pertaining to the country concerned. Any violation, regardless of nature or circumstances, will disqualify the candidate.

To qualify, the nominee must:

  • be a full-time employee of an HAI member company or an individual maintenance technician member of HAI.
  • be certified or licensed, as required, to perform work as an aviation mechanic or avionics technician.
  • have achieved 5, 10, 15, or more consecutive years of violation-free professional maintenance helicopter experience.

In all cases, the company placing the name in nomination must have verified the employment history of the nominee.

The nomination form must include the signature of the company's director of maintenance and general manager certifying the facts presented are true to the best of their knowledge.

To apply for the Aviation Maintenance Technician Safety Award, please click here.

You may order metal on walnut engraved plaques for $35.00 or have your certificate mounted for $20.00. Patches designating award levels are available for $5.00 each. Check the box on the application form for the appropriate items and include method of payment. Awards are processed as they are received. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

If you have further questions, or need additional information concerning awards or scholarships, please call HAI at 703-683-4646.


To recognize helicopter operators who go the distance for safety — day in and day out — HAI presents the HAI Operator Safety Award to its member-operators who were accident free* throughout the previous calendar year.

To apply for your free 2016 HAI Operator Safety Award, click here. Please answer all questions completely, accurately, and legibly. The information that you provide will be used to determine your eligibility for the HAI Operator Safety Award and will be held in the strictest confidence.

There is no cost to apply. You can proudly display your HAI Operator Safety Award as evidence of your professionalism and high operating standards.

If you need additional information about the HAI Operator Safety Award, please call HAI at 703-683-4646.

*HAI defines “accident” according to 49 CFR 830.2, which is the definition used by the National Transportation Safety Board:

§ 830.2 Definitions.

As used in this part the following words or phrases are defined as follows:

Aircraft accident means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage. For purposes of this part, the definition of “aircraft accident” includes “unmanned aircraft accident,” as defined herein.

Serious injury means any injury which: (1) Requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within 7 days from the date of the injury was received; (2) results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose); (3) causes severe hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage; (4) involves any internal organ; or (5) involves second- or third-degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 percent of the body surface.

Substantial damage means damage or failure which adversely affects the structural strength, performance, or flight characteristics of the aircraft, and which would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected component. Engine failure or damage limited to an engine if only one engine fails or is damaged, bent fairings or cowling, dented skin, small punctured holes in the skin or fabric, ground damage to rotor or propeller blades, and damage to landing gear, wheels, tires, flaps, engine accessories, brakes, or wingtips are not considered “substantial damage” for the purpose of this part.

[53 FR 36982, Sept. 23, 1988, as amended at 60 FR 40112, Aug. 7, 1995; 75 FR 51955, Aug. 24, 2010]

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