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Since 1948, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) has brought together the leaders of the civil helicopter industry. Membership includes helicopter operators and owners, users, manufacturers and suppliers, service organizations and individuals interested in following the events of the commercial helicopter industry. Members are classified according to their roles in the industry.

Regular (voting) members are individuals or companies which operate civil helicopters for personal use, as a business tool, or in public service for a local, state, or federal agency or entity. Classifications include Commercial, Corporate/Private, and Government Service Operators. Annual dues for Regular Members are based upon the number of helicopters operated.

Mission Statement

Regarded throughout the world as the voice of the helicopter industry, the HAI is a not-for-profit, professional trade association of 1,350-plus member organizations in more than 70 nations. Since 1948, HAI provides its membership with services that directly benefit their operations and to advance the civil helicopter industry by providing programs that enhance safety, encourage professionalism and promote the unique contributions made by helicopters to society.

Code of Ethics for Members

HAI has established technical and business standards that assure users of HAI member companies that services are properly and safely conducted. These standards are declared in the HAI Code of Ethics and are designed to promote the good names of HAI members and to protect their reputations.


It is the purpose of this Code of Ethics to establish certain minimum standards in order to foster public confidence in the safety of helicopter operations and the integrity of HAI Members and to protect the reputation and good name of the helicopter industry. The Association does not deal with prices, territories, or in any manner attempt to restrain trade or free enterprise.

In order to promote these objectives, each Member subscribes to the following code:


Technical Standards

a. Flight: Flights will be made in accordance with appropriate government regulations. In addition, Members and their employees will exercise their best judgment to ensure a maximum safety factor at all times.

b. Flight Personnel: A Member will employ and assign only individuals who hold current and appropriate certificates of qualification where applicable. In addition, the Member shall be satisfied, either through training provided by his organization or by review of the pilot’s experience, that flight personnel are familiar with the type of work to which they are assigned and are capable of completing it satisfactorily.

c. Maintenance: Maintenance on a Member’s aircraft shall be performed in a manner that conforms to appropriate regulations, so as to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft.


Conduct and Business Standard

While recognizing that it is impossible to enumerate all the attitudes and factors which comprise good business ethics, Members shall make every effort to promote and maintain the highest business standards possible. Members shall not perform any act which is a willful violation or breach of the provisions of the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation, or its By-Laws and regulations made thereunder, or its Code of Ethics or which may be unethical or prejudicial to the purposes of the Corporation.

Members who do perform such acts, subject themselves to Termination of Membership in accordance with Section 3.12 (b) of the By-Laws.

Implementation: (Note: The Board has the authority set out in Section 3.12 (b) of the By-Laws to implement sanctions as reasonable and necessary.)



The Code of Ethics outlined herein shall be subject to modification or elaboration as the needs of the industry shall require.