The Australian helicopter industry fulfills an important daily role in community service operations impacting upon our way of life and associated aviation commercial activities that make a significant contribution to the national economy. The helicopter industry provides a career path for people from many and varied differing backgrounds across Australia and some establish viable and successful aviation companies.
Every year there are people, organisations and companies that do, or undertake, some extraordinary activity that reflects upon the Australian helicopter industry with distinction. There are stand-out achievements, some well-known, and some, not so well-known.
In recognition of these achievements, the Board of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association, on behalf of its members and the public they serve, has introduced a series of annual awards for helicopter industry excellence. These annual awards for a number of helicopter industry categories will be presented at the Gala Awards Dinner to be held each year in conjunction with the AHIA Annual Helicopter Conference.
The awards will cover four helicopter industry categories:
The selection criteria and process for each category is as follows:
Honorary AHIA Life Membership.
From time to time the AHIA Board, at their absolute discretion, will extend Honorary Life Membership of the AHIA to individuals who have readily demonstrated a strong historical and widely acknowledged contribution to the AHIA and Australia’s helicopter industry over a long time. Individuals awarded Honorary Life Membership are known positive role models for the industry, demonstrate high levels of leadership, combined with overall business and personal integrity.