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Life Flight Network earns HAI safety accreditation


August 28, 2019
By Helicopters Staff


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Life Flight Network, based in Aurora, OR, completed Helicopter Association International’s Accreditation Program of Safety. The association explains the HAI-APS program was developed to help businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism.

“In completing the HAI-APS accreditation, Life Flight Network demonstrates the commitment to safety that HAI hopes every company embraces,” said Matt Zuccaro, president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI). “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 and, explains HAI, also elevated its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration to Stage Three, which, according to HAI, is highest level of IS-BAO certification.

“Safety and patient care are our top priorities,” said Michael Griffiths, CEO, Life Flight Network. “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.”

Founded more than 40 years ago, Life Flight Network is a not-for-profit air medical transport service with 25 bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. 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 non-profit program offered as a service to HAI Regular Operator members.


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