Types of Members

The heart of the RAAA is its Members and the diversity of experience they bring to the Association in fulfilling its aim and objectives.

Only by working together and talking as one strong voice will we create and maintain change to ensure a sustainable aviation industry for regional and remote communities in Australia. The more communities serviced by aviation the potential for more operators and aircraft requiring services from the industries that support them.

Under the RAAA Constitution membership of the Association is open to any organisation that can demonstrate active involvement in, or support of, the regional aviation industry.

Ordinary Member

Ordinary Membership of the RAAA is open to all organisations that hold an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and includes:

  • Aeromedical operators,
  • Airline Operators,
  • Charter Operators,
  • Air Freight Operators,
  • Flying Schools, and
  • Other aerial work requiring an AOC.

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Associate Member

Associate Membership of the RAAA is open to all organisations, other than AOC holders, with demonstrated involvement in the regional aviation industry and includes:

  • Airports,
  • Consultants,
  • Engine and Airframe Manufacturers and Distributors,
  • Equipment and Spare Parts Suppliers,
  • Financiers,
  • Fuel and Oil Manufacturers and Distributors,
  • Insurers,
  • Law Firms,
  • Maintenance Organisations,
  • some Government Agencies,
  • Trade Journals, and
  • Training Organisations.

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Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership of the RAAA is open to all organisations, other than AOC holders and Associate Members, who nevertheless participate on a continuing basis directly or indirectly in or with the Australian aviation industry (whether they participate at the regional level or at a different level) and who in the opinion of the Board will contribute to the goals of the Association and includes:

  • Government Departments,
  • Shire Councils, and
  • Other similar bodies.

Under the RAAA Constitution Affiliate Members do not have any voting rights at general or special meetings of the Association, however are able to participate fully in all other areas of the Association’s endeavours, e.g. the Technical Working Group (TWG) and our annual convention.

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Honorary Member

Individuals are nominated for Honorary Membership of the RAAA by the Members at a General Meeting of the Association.

Under the RAAA Constitution a person who in the opinion of the Members either has given exceptional service to regional aviation or to the Association or who by their position, rank or privilege may thereafter be of exceptional service to Members or to the Association may be nominated for Honorary Membership.

A person who has been nominated by the RAAA Members for Honorary Membership will be contacted by the RAAA Board in confidence to see if they wish to accept the nomination.

Under the RAAA Constitution there can only be a maximum of 7 Honorary Members at any time.

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