Become a Safety Accredited Operator

Earn business and trust on an international level through HAI’s safety accreditation program. To become an HAI-APS accredited operator, you will need to demonstrate that your operations are in compliance with internationally accepted standards of safety and professionalism for helicopter operations.

Included in Your Purchase

  • A copy of the IS-BAO standards
  • SMS Tools for Business Aircraft Operators, including a step-by-step process to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS) and related tools and references.
  • A copy of the standards that you ordered and a generic company operations manual in four common word-processing software programs, so you can develop an operations manual specific to your company.

To simplify your audit process, you can download our audit tool. Simply select Purchase iAuditor Tool from the Accreditation drop down menu at the top of the page and follow the instructions. This tool makes yours audit much easier to complete, as well as share the results with company personnel and the auditor.

  • Web access to the HAI-APS Program Manual
  • Web access to the HAI-APS Helicopter Mission-Specific Standards (HMSS)
  • Web access to the electronic safety program resource library
  • Web access to free HAI consulting to assist your operation with IS-BAO & HAI accreditation
  • Web access to Cloud-Based iAuditor IS-BAO/HMSS audit templates (with paid annual subscription to iAuditor)

In addition to purchasing the IS-BAO and HAI-APS manuals, you will need to pay for on-site audit. To ensure our members receive the lowest possible prices, we have established a standard audit pricing guide. The auditors performing the IS-BAO and HAI-APS Audit will charge the operator directly for their time based on the size and complexity of your operation. The price guide will be used when charging an operator for audit expenses. The cost is inclusive of all manual reviews, coordination, and the audit itself. Auditor travel and per diem allowances shall follow US Government GSA (Domestic USA) and US Department of State (foreign) guidelines and will be added to the final invoice to the HAI Regular Operating Member.

HAI reserves the right to adjust the fee based on special circumstances and will justify any deviations from the schedule accordingly.

Advantages of HAI-APS Accreditation

Earn Trust & Recognition

Scalable

Our safety program was designed with all sized operations in mind. The performance-based model allows easy adaptation for both small and large scale operations.

Attract More Business

Designed around safety, the HAI-APS follows a set of guidelines and procedures specific to your operation, so your clients and passengers know they’re in good hands.

Included in Your Purchase

It’s cheaper than an accident or losing business

Estimated Total Cost

Operation Size

Prices are dependent upon the size of your operation

Initial Cost

Includes all program materials and two-year IS-BAo registration and HAI-APS Accreditation. Assumes minimum audit time

Two Year Renewal Cost
Small

1-3 Bases

$2,680 – $5,380 $2,500
Medium

4-9 Bases

$8,380 $7,000
Large

9+ Bases

$11,380 $10,000

Prices shown in US Dollars. Prices do not include costs for auditor travel and per diem. HAI reserves the right to adjust fees as necessary.

HAI-APS & IS-BAO Fees

These fees are included in the total cost table above.

Program Costs Initial Cost for Initial Certification Two Year Renewal Costs
HAI-APS Accreditation

(Included with purchase of HAI-APS manual for initial accreditation)

$250 $250
IS-BAO Manual

One-time expense. Free updates provided thereafter.

$1,200 $0
IS-BAO Registration $750 $750

Prices shown in US Dollars. Prices do not include costs for auditor travel and per diem. HAI reserves the right to adjust fees as necessary.

Auditor Fees

These fees are included in the total cost table above.

Operation Size

Prices are dependent upon the size of your operation

Fixed Audit Expense Renewal Costs

Amount operator should allocate per year to maintain accreditation

Small

(1 auditor, 1 Audit Day)

1-3 Bases

$1,500 $1,500 + Per Diem & Travel
Medium

(2 Auditors, 2 Audit Days)

4-6 Bases

$6,000 $6,000 + Per Diem & Travel
Large

(2-3 Auditors, 2-3 Audit Days)

9+ Bases

$9,000 $9,000 + Per Diem & Travel

Prices shown in US Dollars. Prices do not include costs for auditor travel and per diem. HAI reserves the right to adjust fees as necessary.

Note: The flat rate pricing is applicable to operators that have completed an internal gap analysis, have current, and issued, manual guidance supporting each audit protocol, have provided manual citations and written descriptions for each audit question in the audit checklist, provided all manuals and completed audit checklists to the auditor at least 2 weeks prior to the audit, has ensured all company personnel identified by the auditor are available for interview the day of the auditors on-site audit, and have no identified major findings during the audit.