Offering visitors a unique aerial perspective of the Aloha State for the past 28 years, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has earned numerous awards and recognitions. Among these, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences bestowed on the company its rare Green Star Diamond Award. The prestigious honor is awarded to a handful of hospitality industry enterprises that meet high standards of environmental responsibility.
In receiving the Green Star Diamond Award, the company was singled out for its efforts to spearhead the development of the 21st-century EC130 Eco-Star helicopter, and owning Hawaii’s largest fleet by far of these state-of-the-art touring machines. Utilizing advanced technologies, the Eco-Star helps to preserve enjoyment of Hawaii’s pristine ecosystems by reducing noise over the ground by fifty percent. Since its founding in 1985, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been dedicated to a community-centric approach that makes noise abatement a top priority, while emphasizing the value of ecotourism to the state. Further reflecting Blue Hawaiian’s environmental commitment, the Academy noted that the company makes 90 percent of its electricity requirements at its Maui Operations Center through a vast solar array it installed across the roofs of its two main buildings.
In addition to the Green Star Diamond Award, since 1995 Blue Hawaiian remains the only activity company worldwide with the American Academy’s International Star Diamond Award, typically extended only to the very highest rated cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and restaurants.