Membership FAQ

New Members

How can I join?

Please visit Steps to Join for instructions to join the HAPS Alliance.

What is the difference between membership classes?

The Principal membership level is for organizations who are interested in committing time and resources to ensuring the strategic priorities are identified and achieved through the work of the Alliance. Our Principal members are responsible for driving the adoption of HAPS technology through various initiatives and partnerships in the ecosystem. Members at this level are eligible for leadership roles, including serving as a Director on the Executive Board or as a Chair of a working group.

The General membership level is for organizations that are interested in the development and use of HAPS technology. These member companies are fellow enthusiasts in the HAPS Alliance community, who offer keen insights as we advocate the advantages of HAPS technology and services and promote the work of the Alliance. General member companies are encouraged to actively participate in our Working Groups and events as industry experts and thought leaders.

The Supporter membership level is for organizations who are fellow promoters of HAPS technology and wish to be connected and informed of forward progress, events, and other Alliance news.

What happens after I fill out and submit the Membership Application?

Your application will be reviewed by the HAPS Alliance membership team for completeness within three business days. If your application is complete, it will be sent to the Executive Board for approval.  The approval period is one week.  If there are any questions or further review required, you will be notified and kept informed of the status.

What resources are available to learn more about the HAPS Alliance?

 To learn more about the HAPS Alliance, download a copy of the HAPS Alliance Pitch Deck or please visit our Resources page.

Membership Dues

What are the membership fees?

Membership fees are set by the HAPS Alliance Executive Board. Currently HAPS Alliance offers three classes of membership which companies can self-select based on their intended involvement in the HAPS Alliance. The annual Principal Membership fee is $30,000 USD; the annual General Membership fee is based on company size ranging from $1,000-$12,500. The Supporter Membership fee is $0. More information on the membership benefits and levels may be found here.

How long is the membership term?

Membership is active for 1 (one) year from the date your initial membership dues are received by HAPS Alliance. If an organization pays on May 31, 2020, their membership will be active for one year until May 30, 2021, at which point their membership will be eligible for renewal.

What payment methods are accepted?

HAPS Alliance can accept payment by check or wire transfer. All necessary details to process payment are included on your invoice.

Are the membership dues inclusive of taxes and fees?

In the event any governmental authority imposes any sales, use or excise tax, duty, custom, levy, fee, or any other tax, charge or fee of any nature related to the payment of the membership fees (collectively, the “Tax”), member shall be responsible to pay the Tax in full to ensure HAPS Alliance collects the entire amount of its membership fees.