Safety & Affiliations

FAA Certified Air Carrier

Leadership in Hawaii Air-Tour Safety

Hawaii’s air-tour leader for 35 years, and the only helicopter tour company that serves the entire state, Only Blue Hawaiian has an approved and accepted voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS), just like all major airlines, along with numerous other industry-leading safety programs and practices. Blue Hawaiian is also guided by an executive management team dedicated to Continuous Process Improvement. In Hawaii, Only Blue is the leader in air-tour safety... read more

Our Message on Safety

Safety Programs

Tour Operators Program of Safety

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was the first company in the United States to be certified under the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). The company conducts more hours of flying than any other air tour company and has implemented a Safety Systems Management Program in... read more

IS-BAO Certification

We are currently engaged in the highly regarded International Standards for Business Operations (IS-BAO) certification process. IS-BAO has long been the global gold standard for international fixed-wing business aviation operations. The IS-BAO organization has recently developed stringent standards specifically designed to bring helicopter operations to the same level of sophistication, and is deeply rooted in the Safety Management System philosophy.

The Platinum Program of Safety

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was the first helicopter tour company to be certified by the HAI Platinum Program of Safety. Since 1948... read more

FAA Certified Air Carrier

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is a Federal Aviation Administration certified Part 135 Air Carrier. This certification requires a company to operate to a higher standard and within an FAA approved operations and training program. The company is closely... read more

Department of Defense and OAS Certified

Since 1999, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been certified by the Department of Defense (DOD), and since 1996 by the Department of the Interior's Office of Aviation Services, to provide air transportation... read more

FAA Certified Repair Station

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is a Federal Aviation Administration Certificated FAR Part 145 Repair Station. The company specializes in aircraft maintenance and repair services and offers the largest... read more


Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Blue Hawaiian is proud to be a member in good standing of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). The colorful history of the Bureau is a fascinating look into Hawaii's evolution... read more

Helicopter Association International

Since 1948, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) has brought together the leaders of the civil helicopter industry. Membership includes helicopter operators and owners... read more

Flight Safety Foundation

Be the leading voice of safety for the global aviation community. Promote and facilitate the global application of leading aviation safety assessments, standards and practices... read more