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Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Life Flight Network of Aurora, Oregon, has completed HAI’s Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). The HAI-APS was developed to help participating businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism, improve safety cultures, and reduce losses that result from avoidable accidents and incidents.
“In completing the HAI-APS accreditation, Life Flight Network demonstrates the commitment to safety that HAI hopes every company embraces,” says HAI president and CEO Matt Zuccaro. “Life Flight Network has indeed demonstrated that they fly to a higher standard of safety.”
Life Flight Network earned helicopter mission-specific accreditation for Helicopter Air Ambulance while also elevating its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration to Stage Three. Stage Three is the highest level of IS-BAO certification and “verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into an operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.”
“Safety and patient care are our top priorities,” said Life Flight Network CEO Michael Griffiths. “We are uncompromising in our adherence to the highest safety standards and committed to maintaining a culture of safety. Our accreditation by HAI is an illustration of this commitment.”
Life Flight Network is a not-for-profit air medical transport service with 25 bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. For more than 41 years, Life Flight Network has worked together with local police, emergency medical services, fire departments, emergency responders, and hospitals to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
To become HAI-APS accredited, participating companies must first demonstrate their operations follow internationally accepted standards of safety and professionalism for helicopter operations. The HAI-APS is a voluntary nonprofit program offered as a service to HAI Regular Operator members.