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Membership Categories

Academic (Institution) Academic institutions, such as colleges and universities or certified aviation trade programs that offer courses or degrees in aviation. Member benefits are extended to faculty and students.
Membership level is based on number of students.
Tier One 1,000 and over $5,000
Tier Two < 1,000 $1,750
Air Transport Operator Air operators that facilitate the movement of passengers and cargo or perform aerial surveillance services.
Membership level is based on operational revenue.  
Large $1B and over $5,000
Medium $100M – $999M $3,500
Small < $100M $2,500
Airports Small, medium and large hub airports, airport authorities or private companies that operate and manage airports.
Membership level is based on enplanements.
Large $40M and over $3,500
Medium $6.5M – $39M $1,750
Small < $6.5M $1,250
Business Aviation Flight departments, charter companies, fixed-base operators and fractional owners.
Membership level is based on fleet size.
Large 7+ aircrafts $3,500
Medium 4-6 aircrafts $2,500
Small 1-3 aircrafts $1,750
Government National and state governments.
Manufacturers Airframe, avionics, engine and parts manufacturers and suppliers.
Membership level is based on operational revenue.
Large $1B and over $10,000
Medium $500M – $999M $6,000
Small < $500M $3,000
Non-Profit Associations and nongovernmental organizations whose 80% of their revenues are generated by membership fees and donations.
Support Services Companies that support the aviation safety industry with products and services that do not fit into the other specific categories, such as maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations, insurance companies and consultants.
Membership level is based on operational revenue.  
Tier One ($1B and over) $5,000
Tier Two ($20M – $999M) $3,000
Tier Three (<$20M) $1,750
UAS Operators Individual or company UAS operators.

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Benefactors and Patrons
Elite members of the Foundation who contribute above and beyond the normal membership dues, regardless of their membership category. Benefactor and patron members receive exclusive benefits beyond the other categories of membership and are able to take part in forming the overall strategy of the Foundation.

BARS Benefactor
The Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) is a risk-based audit program that supports the resource and mining sector; humanitarian, government and insurance organizations; offshore helicopter operations; aerial mustering; and remotely piloted aircraft systems — to assist with managing aviation needs in challenging and remote environments. The BARS benefactor category was created to enable BARS member organizations with a special interest in safety to play a more active role within the Foundation. Contact for more info.

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