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  • TOPS aiming for stronger safety culture across air tour sector
    02.18.2020
    Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) is changing its membership program to include a much broader segment of operators than just its traditional part 135 rotorcraft base, in an effort to raise the level of safety among air tour operators. The expansion of the program has been coined the “Rising Tide Program” as a reflection of its inclusive nature. “The ...
  • TOPS announces Rising Tide Program. Verticalmag.com
    01.30.2020
    The Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) announces a new membership structure that includes all types of air tour operators. Although the TOPS’ standard of safety will be maintained, TOPS membership is available to Part 135 operators who are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of safety in areas where they do not meet the full standard. TOPS is also ...
  • TOPS General Membership Meeting at Heli-Expo Monday January 27, 2020
    01.23.2020
    TOPS will hold a General Membership Meeting at Heli-Expo on Monday January 27, 2020 in Room 303B in the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • TOPS Membership Spotlight – Coastal Helicopters. A Legacy of Safety.
    01.22.2020
    Coastal Helicopters started in 1988 as a utility and industrial support operation but has expanded operations significantly over the years. Today they conduct air tours to some of the most picturesque and awe-inspiring landscapes this planet has to offer with signature tours into the Juneau ice fields and a dog-sled experience on the Herbert Glacier. The tour operation consists of ...
  • TOPS to Exhibit in the Safety Zone at HAI Heli-Expo 2020
    01.21.2020
    The Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) will exhibit at Heli-Expo 2020 in Anaheim, California. TOPS will operate booth L1 in the HAI Safety Zone  The Safety Zone will be located in the Convention Center lobby near the Main Entrance to the Exhibit Hall. We will be talking about aviation safety, current challenges faced by the Air Tour industry and also ...