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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Calls for More Experts to Join the Effort
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (203 reads)General

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling for more helicopter safety experts to join their productive efforts to reduce accidents and fatalities in the industry.

The Implementation Committee of the USHST consists of members from industry and government who are focused on safety management, training, maintenance, and safety technology. They work together to develop educational support documents such as safety toolkits, safety bulletins, and essays to improve and increase safe helicopter operational practices. They also work on enhancing standard practices and requirements within the civil helicopter industry.



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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Decrease for First Half of 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (603 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – The best way to describe civil helicopter safety in the United States today is “So far, so good.” Total accidents are down 17 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. In addition, according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), the number of fatal accidents has been cut in half compared to a year ago.

From January 2014 through June 2014, there were 62 civil helicopter accidents occurring in the United States compared to 75 total accidents during the same months of 2013. During the first half of 2014, there were nine fatal helicopter accidents resulting in 15 fatalities. This compares to 18 fatal accidents during 2013 that resulted in 41 fatalities.



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For Helicopter Pilots: July is the Deadliest Month
Monday, June 30, 2014 (1283 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – The phrase, “Let’s be careful out there,” takes on added meaning during the month of July as it tops all other months for fatal helicopter accidents.  A decade’s worth of data compiled by the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) shows that an average of three to four fatal civil helicopter accidents in the United States (or 13 percent of the total) occur during this month.  July also surpasses all other months for total accidents with an average of 20 occurring each year.



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IHST Will Increase its Emphasis on Reducing Helicopter Accident Fatalities
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1264 reads)General

WASHINGTON D.C. - Without shifting its focus away from the elimination of all civil helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is asking its worldwide partners to establish an additional focus regarding the steps that can be taken to prevent fatalities in helicopter accidents. As a result, future IHST analysis will include the types of accidents that most frequently result in fatalities and the most cost-effective measures to improve helicopter crash survivability.



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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (1403 reads)General

 

FORT WORTH, TX – As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow this western and southern trend.



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With Spring's Arrival, USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (1690 reads)General


FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends.

As expected, when warmer weather arrives during the spring and summer months, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise. For the 10-year period between 2004 and 2013, listed here are the average number of total accidents and fatal accidents occurring each month:



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USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (2040 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011.  This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006.  The intent of the USHST effort was to find if any meaningful differences exist between the earlier and the later data and to pinpoint where improvement or regression emerged.



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IHST Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety
Friday, March 21, 2014 (1779 reads)General

IHST Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety;
U.S. Data Shows Decrease in Accidents, But Also a Recent Upward Spike


Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST,org) was established in 2006.  From 2000 to 2005, an average of 186 to 190 helicopter accidents occurred each year in the United States.  That annual average decreased to 170 during 2006-2007, to 156 during 2008-2009, and to about 139 to 140 annual accidents during 2010 to 2013.



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IHST Releases New Safety Bulletin on Precautionary Landings
Friday, March 07, 2014 (1650 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The International Helicopter Safety Team, in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has developed a new safety bulletin which offers pilots a thorough look at the importance of precautionary landings.

The new Safety Bulletin examines the perceptions behind precautionary landings and the concern that pilots have about this type of action. “Many pilots have perceptional fears for discontinuing a flight, and they fail to focus on the negative consequences of continuing a flight under frail conditions. In certain scenarios, these false perceptions can be a strong influencer over better pilot judgment. A number of perceptional fears may cause a pilot to press on, rather than to discontinue by executing a precautionary landing in response to unexpected conditions.”



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IHST Releases Three New Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014 (1584 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The International Helicopter Safety Team, in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has developed a new safety bulletin which offers pilots a thorough look at the importance of precautionary landings.

The new Safety Bulletin examines the perceptions behind precautionary landings and the concern that pilots have about this type of action.  “Many pilots have perceptional fears for discontinuing a flight, and they fail to focus on the negative consequences of continuing a flight under frail conditions.  In certain scenarios, these false perceptions can be a strong influencer over better pilot judgment.  A number of perceptional fears may cause a pilot to press on, rather than to discontinue by executing a precautionary landing in response to unexpected conditions.”  



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IHST Releases Schedule for Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium
Monday, February 10, 2014 (1433 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has released the full program for its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals.  The event takes place on Feb. 27-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014.  

The theme of the symposium is “Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility” and it is open to all aviation safety professionals and all within the worldwide helicopter community.  Feature speakers and presenters include:



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IHST Sees Gradual Downward Trend in Worldwide Helicopter Accidents
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 (1465 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has gathered civil helicopter accident information from worldwide sources and is seeing a hopeful trend of improved safety.  The IHST, which promotes safety and works to reduce accidents, was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate. 



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IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1319 reads)General

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will be providing their safety advice in Anaheim next month at 11 different workshops and seminars for HELI-EXPO participants.

The IHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents.  The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate.  Prior to 2006, the number of worldwide civil helicopter accidents was rising at a rate of 2.5 percent per year.  Since 2006, the number of accidents worldwide has been decreasing by an annual rate of 2 percent.



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IHST Releases Two New Helicopter Safety Bulletins
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 (3508 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has developed new safety leaflets focused on controlled flight into terrain and defensive helicopter flying.  The IHST now offers a total of 19 safety bulletins and leaflets aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.

 



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IHST to Hold Safety Workshops at Europe’s HeliTech Event
Monday, July 01, 2013 (2964 reads)General


Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will lead a number of safety workshops at the premier helicopter industry event in Europe, the HeliTech International Expo and Conference.  The HeliTech Expo, which takes place Sept. 24-26 in London, attracts nearly 4,000 participants within the rotorcraft industry from 60 countries.



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IHST Presentations from HeliExpo Are Now Available Online
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 (3879 reads)General

All of the slide presentations from the workshops offered by the IHST at HeliExpo 2013 are now available at www.IHST.org.  Topics include:

  • Implementing SMS for the Smaller Operator
  • SMS and Decision Making
  • Safety Management Through Flight Data Monitoring
  • HUMS 101
  • Breaking the Accident Chain with HTAWS
  • And others . . .


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EHEST Releases New Safety Leaflet
Thursday, March 28, 2013 (3855 reads)General

Cologne, Germany - The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) has published its latest Safety Leaflet - "Risk Management in Training for Helicopter Pilots and Instructors." 



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IHST Restructures U.S. Helicopter Safety Team
Monday, March 18, 2013 (4055 reads)General

WASHINGTON, DC - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is adding additional focus to its safety efforts in the U.S. helicopter community by designating two of its current executives to lead the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) and concentrate solely on safety issues within the U.S. civil helicopter community. This team will be co-chaired by industry and government. James Viola, FAA Flight Standards Division, has been named the government co-chair and Bill Chiles, president and chief executive officer of Bristow Group, has been named as the industry co-chair of the USHST.



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IHST Adds a HUMS Toolkit to its Safety Arsenal
Friday, February 08, 2013 (3273 reads)General

In cooperation with helicopter safety experts within the industry, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has developed a Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS program) toolkit.  The free manual will serve as a step-by-step guide for helicopter operators considering or currently implementing a HUMS program or condition-based maintenance program. The guide also will address some unique maintenance challenges specific to helicopter operations.

HUMS programs are designed to automatically monitor the health of mechanical components in a helicopter, as well as usage of the airframe and its dynamic components. They enable aircraft to record structural and transmission usage, transmission vibrations, rotor track and balance information, and engine power assurance data. They also monitor the health of rotating components such as gearboxes, bearings, shafts, engines, and rotors through vibration, and can record parametric data from the aircraft’s bus for usage and event analysis.



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Robinson Helicopter Co. President Kurt Robinson Named to the Executive Committee of the International Helicopter Safety Team
Monday, December 10, 2012 (3421 reads)General

 

CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to enhance safety and reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added Robinson Helicopter Company President Kurt Robinson to its Executive Committee.

Kurt Robinson heads the Robinson Helicopter Company, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.  The company of nearly 1,300 employees has its headquarters and factory located in Southern California, plus a network of more than 400 service centers that provide world-wide service and support.  Kurt Robinson has been a member of the company for more than 25 years and has been president since 2010.  He is a commercial-rated helicopter pilot and he holds an MBA and a law degree from the University of San Diego.



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PART ONE - Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days: These Grim Statistics Reflect the Need for a Culture Change Says the IHST
Thursday, October 25, 2012 (3685 reads)General

PART ONE
Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days:
These Grim Statistics Reflect the Need for a Culture Change Says the IHST.

From Oct. 10th to Oct 17th, the U.S. helicopter community experienced four accidents that started out as “routine” general aviation/private flights, but each ended with fatal results.

  • On Oct. 10th, a helicopter carrying three businessmen returning from a golf outing crashed into a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania as it struggle to land in less than favorable weather.  Two people were killed.
  • On the same day, Oct. 10th, a low-flying helicopter struck a guy-wire supporting a radio tower near Crowley, Louisiana, killing the pilot.
  • On Oct. 12th, a helicopter crashed during an evening flight in a wooded area near Fredericksburg, Texas, killing all three onboard.
  • On Oct. 17th, a helicopter went down and caught fire in woods in Bucks County, Penn., after taking off in the early morning, killing the pilot.


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Call this one: PART TWO - Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days: Helicopter Pilots Need to Take Ownership of These Tragic Numbers Says the IHST
Thursday, October 25, 2012 (3793 reads)General

PART TWO
Four Helicopter Accidents and Seven Fatalities in Just Eight Days:

Helicopter Pilots Need to Take Ownership of These Tragic Numbers Says the IHST.

From Oct. 10th to Oct 17th, the U.S. helicopter community experienced four accidents that started out as “routine” general aviation/private flights, but each ended with fatal results.

  • On Oct. 10th, a helicopter carrying three businessmen returning from a golf outing crashed into a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania as it struggled to land in bad weather.  Two people were killed.
  • On the same day, Oct. 10th, a low-flying helicopter struck a guy-wire supporting a radio tower near Crowley, Louisiana, killing the pilot.
  • On Oct. 12th, a helicopter crashed during an evening flight in a wooded area near Fredericksburg, Texas, killing all three onboard, killing all three on board.
  • On Oct. 17th, a helicopter went down and caught fire in woods in Bucks County, Penn., after taking off in early morning fog, killing the pilot.


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The Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent Helicopter Accidents
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (5799 reads)General

CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has developed 10 key recommendations aimed at reducing accidents and injuries.  These proposals can help owners, pilots, instructors, mechanics, and all members of the helicopter community. 



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IHST Offering 11 Different “Toolkits” Aimed at Curtailing Helicopter Accidents
Monday, July 02, 2012 (4731 reads)General


CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has increased its library of safety tools, with 11 documents now available to operators, pilots, instructors, and mechanics. 

The safety tools that can be found on the group’s web site (www.IHST.org) offer practical advice and valuable expertise on a wide range of helicopter safety topics.  The toolkits and safety leaflets focus on four primary areas that need to be improved in order to reduce helicopter accidents: safety management, training, maintenance, and equipment/technology.  Eleven safety topics within these primary areas have been highlighted so far and more are being developed.



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Bristow CEO Bill Chiles and Capt. John Steel of the Irish Aviation Authority Named to the Executive Committee of the International Helicopter Safety Team
Friday, March 02, 2012 (4834 reads)General

CHICAGO - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added two new members to its Executive Committee – Bill Chiles, president and chief executive officer of  Bristow Group, and Capt. John Steel of the Irish Aviation Authority.



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Heli Air Achieves IS-BAO (H) Registration, Raising the Bar for Quality Helicopter Operators
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (4701 reads)General

The British Helicopter Association has announced that one of its Members, Heli Air, has achieved IS-BAO registration. This is a world first for registration under the industry’s amended safety standard that now facilitates implementation by both fixed and rotary wing operations.



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Commonwealth of Independent States Joins International Helicopter Safety Team
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (4277 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has reached a tentative agreement of cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to enhance the safety of helicopter operations. The Commonwealth of Independent States includes the countries of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistanand , Ukraine and Uzbekistan.



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IHST to Sponsor Free Workshops at HELI-EXPO Event in Dallas
Thursday, January 19, 2012 (3960 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team will sponsor four free workshops at the HAI HeliExpo event in Dallas.  All four of the education sessions will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11th at the Dallas Convention Center   They will focus on helping operators, pilots, trainers, and mechanics develop a new safety culture.  Listed below is a brief description of each workshop.
 



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2011 International Helicopter Safety Symposium
Thursday, November 17, 2011 (4559 reads)General


IHSS 2011 Fifth International Helicopter Safety Symposium
November 8-9, 2011
Worthington Renaissance Hotel • Fort Worth, Texas


For Presentations Click Here



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International Helicopter Safety Team Announces Stronger Focus On GA Pilot Community and on Extended Global Outreach
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (3639 reads)General

Number of Accidents Down 30 Percent, Renewed Effort Needed to Accomplish 10-Year Mission.

FORT WORTH – More than 200 professionals from helicopter companies, associations, and government agencies in 21 countries gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, last week for the fifth annual International Helicopter Safety Symposium.  They left the Lone Star State with a renewed optimism about safety successes, along with a recognition that much more work needs to be accomplished in order to reach the helicopter community’s 2016 safety
goal.



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Interactive Flight Data Monitoring Tool defines FDM events based on available recorder parameters
Thursday, September 29, 2011 (4038 reads)General

In February 2010, the IHST Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) Working Group began a project to provide guidance to the industry to develop a base set of HFDM events.

Research found that HFDM event sets – a collection of programmed events used to detect unsafe practices in flight operations –were readily available for fixed-wing aircraft. However, there was a lack of similar guidance for rotorcraft operators.



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Online Classroom: Why a Safety Management System is Important
Friday, August 26, 2011 (4027 reads)General

Whether you operate one helicopter or a fleet of 100, a Safety Management System (SMS) should be an important part of your operation.  Helicopter operations are becoming more complex and SMS is an organized and practical method for controlling risks and hazards.  Click here to watch an IHST video on developing a Safety Management System which will allow operators to maintain control over the key factors that affect safety.



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The IHST Lands on Facebook and Twitter
Friday, August 19, 2011 (3767 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team has launched social media profiles aimed at increasing awareness of the organization mission to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate by 80 per cent by 2016. American Eurocopter, a partner with the IHST, created the profiles in Facebook and Twitter, and has worked with IHST on the development of a social media strategy. Click here to join us on Facebook.  Click here for more information on our social media efforts.



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We Want Your Opinion About Heliports
Monday, August 15, 2011 (3741 reads)General

The National EMS Pilots Association is conducting a survey to gather opinions on heliport design and safety from all helicopter pilots involved in any form of helicopter operations. The information gathered will be presented to the FAA and to all stake holders in the helicopter industry to assist in the current efforts to rewrite the new FAA heliport advisory circular. Please take 15 minutes now and make a positive impact on your industry for years to come. Click on the following survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HeliportSurvey



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CHC Addresses Indicator Issue Through SMS
Monday, August 08, 2011 (3802 reads)General

 

Using its Safety Management System, CHC Helicopters solved a gear indicator issue that its pilots and mechanics had been dealing with. Click here for the Rotor & Wing magazine article. Browse the IHST site to find out how SMS can help improve helicopter operations and safety. Watch the SMS video here.

 

 



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International Helicopter Safety Team Forms Partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Monday, August 01, 2011 (3979 reads)General
Moving toward its goal of reducing worldwide civil helicopter accident rates by 80 percent in ten years, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is partnering with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to identify the best possible method to communicate helicopter safety research information to the industry.



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Helicopter flight data monitoring holds promise of safer EMS, offshore, LE ops
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 (3933 reads)General

From Professional Pilot July 12, 2011

Helicopter flight data monitoring holds promise of safer EMS, offshore, LE ops
Identifying threats through objective flight data analysis.
By Stuart Lau

Helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM) holds great promise to improve rotorcraft safety. Long considered a contractual prerequisite for large operators supporting the offshore oil and gas industry, HFDM is now making inroads with smaller operators around the globe. A number of industry groups and organizations are stepping up to lend a hand to those operators looking to improve their operations.

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"Rotor & Wing Magazine" – June 2011" Safety and Training
Thursday, June 16, 2011 (4103 reads)General

Have you tried to implement SMS?  It is easier than you may think.  Read about Hi Jet Helicopters in South America and their experience successfully achieving ICAO Level 1 status after implementing an SMS program using the IHST SMS Toolkit.

Hi Jet Helicopters in South America article

SMS Toolkit and video



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FAAST Maintenance Safety Tips
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 (4046 reads)General

For more Maintenance Safety Tips and Educational Materials... Register at FAASafety.gov and select "Airworthiness" in your preferences. We also invite you to enroll in and complete the on-line course titled, "Fatigue Countermeasure Training" . Find it under the FAA Safety Team link on the IHST website. Don't forget to look at the "New" IHST Maintenance Toolkit while you are there.

FAASTeam Maintenance Safety Tip
May 2011
Working to Your Limit - How do you manage the risk of fatigue-induced errors?
 

""""14 CFR Part 121.377 -- Maintenance and preventive maintenance personnel duty time limitations, says:
Within the United States, each certificate holder (or person performing maintenance or preventive maintenance functions for it) shall relieve each person performing maintenance or preventive maintenance from duty for a period of at least 24 consecutive hours during any seven consecutive days, or the equivalent thereof within any one calendar month.
 
Although aviation maintenance personnel typically work long hours, often nights and weekends, they are rarely included in aviation industry programs to fight fatigue (physical and mental). Duty time limits and other efforts to address fatigue typically are intended for flight crews - not maintenance personnel. Even the reference above only applies to Part 121 functions. 
 

 



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Just Released "The IHST Maintenance Tool Kit"
Monday, May 09, 2011 (4247 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has just released the new IHST Maintenance Tool Kit developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team with support from members of the International Safety Team.  The Maintenance Tool Kit is intended to provide helicopter operators with a framework of guidance material to ensure that they can safely maintain their aircraft in airworthy readiness for operations in the most cost-effective manner possible. No matter what size company or how many helicopters are involved, it is essential for all the stakeholders, including the owners, operators and their customers, to agree on how maintenance is to be done and to document that agreement to assure a shared understanding and consistent execution.  

 



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FAA SMS Developments for General Aviation Operators
Sunday, April 17, 2011 (4260 reads)General

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)is encouraging use of a Safety Management System (SMS) for General Aviation (GA) Operators.

Information for Operators

The Internationl Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) offers an SMS Toolkit tailored to helicopter operations:

IHST SMS Toolkit

Developing an SMS Toolkit Video



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Commitment by Offshore Helicopter Operators to Help Improve Safety
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (3351 reads)General

Six senior executives from offshore helicopter operators gathered today in the course of the International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS) 2010 in Cascais, Portugal to sign a Letter of Commitment entitled “A Call to Action by and for Offshore Helicopter Operators”. An additional four operators also committed to the initiative through a virtual signing. The commitment symbolises an outstanding collective effort to further enhance the safety record of all helicopter operators and is a clear sign of their dedication to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) safety programme.



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Commitment by Offshore Helicopter Operators to Help Improve Safety
Monday, November 01, 2010 (4653 reads)General

Six senior executives from offshore helicopter operators gathered today in the course of the International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS) 2010 in Cascais, Portugal to sign a Letter of Commitment entitled “A Call to Action by and for Offshore Helicopter Operators”. An additional four operators also committed to the initiative through a virtual signing. The commitment symbolises an outstanding collective effort to further enhance the safety record of all helicopter operators and is a clear sign of their dedication to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) safety programme.

 



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HAI President Meets With Presidents Of Bell, American Eurocopter
Monday, October 18, 2010 (4823 reads)General


Fri, 15 Oct '10
Says "Thank You" For Their Support Of The Helicopter Safety Team
HAI President Matt Zuccaro took a moment out at the Air Medical Transport Conference to say thank you to Bell Helicopter President John Garrison and American Eurocopter President Marc Paganini for their commitment and continued support of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and HAI Safety initiatives.



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IHST Working Group Meeting Held in Portland, Maine
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (4972 reads)General

Portland, ME (September 14, 2010) - On August 30-31, 2010, the Infrastructure Work Group (IWG) of the Joint Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (JHSIT) met in Portland, Maine. The IWG was joined by a number of FAA, suppliers, contractors, vendors, and Part 135 Operators to discuss improving aviation infrastructure including weather reporting, helipads, low level instrument flight systems, and the recommendations identified through two years of work addressing low level infrastructure.



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International Helicopter Community signs agreement
Friday, June 11, 2010 (4959 reads)General

9 June 2010 – At 15:00 today, key figures from the helicopter and business aviation community signed an Agreement on the Development and Management of an IS-BAO (Helicopter Edition) at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2010.



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Team Honored for Global Efforts to Improve Helicopter Safety
Monday, June 07, 2010 (3824 reads)General

PHOENIX (May 12, 2010) – The world’s top society of vertical-flight professionals has honored a global team of helicopter experts, International Helicopter Safety Team, for its success in improving safety of helicopter operations and its ongoing efforts to expand those improvements



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AgustaWestland International Helicopter Fellowship Award - IHST 2010 Winner
Monday, June 07, 2010 (5155 reads)General

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) has informed us that the IHST will be awarded the AgustWestland International Fellowship Award on Wednesday May, 12, 2010 at their annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.



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Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group Formed
Monday, May 03, 2010 (5727 reads)General

Vancouver, Canada (30 April 2010)- Driven by a desire to increase helicopter safety by promoting best practice and cooperation in the design, support and operation of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM), a new organization has formed to bring all aspects of the industry together - the Global Helicopter Flight Data monitoring Steering Group. 



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OEM Endorse IHST Safety Recommendations at HELI-EXPO
Monday, March 01, 2010 (6574 reads)General

In a ringing endorsement of the IHST safety initiative, the Chief Executive Officers of AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter and Sikorsky Aircraft gathered at Heli-Expo to sign a joint letter on February 21, 2010 captioned “A Call for Action by Helicopter Owners.”



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Help Wanted – Helicopter Safety Opportunity with the US JHSAT
Monday, October 19, 2009 (6193 reads)General

You’ve heard of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and its ambitious goal to reduce the worldwide helicopter accident rate by 80% in 10 years. Our work is in progress. We’re nearing the end of four years of proactive safety work and are on the way to achieving our safety goal. The IHST’s US Joint Helicopter Safety Analysis Team (US JHSAT) is looking for a few motivated men and women to continue the work begun following the International Helicopter Safety Symposium in 2005.



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Flight International Helicopter safety appears to be responding to treatment
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 (5809 reads)General

Flight International
Helicopter safety appears to be responding to treatment
By David Learmount

After more than 20 years of stagnation, global helicopter safety performance is showing signs of improvement.



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IHST Posts Risk Assessment Tool
Monday, August 24, 2009 (5462 reads)General

IHST Posts Risk Assessment Tool - Seeks Operator Feedback Analyses of helicopter accidents conducted by the IHST indicate that small and medium sized helicopter operations would benefit significantly by implementing a series of data driven recommendations. This self
assessment tool is intended to provide small and medium sized operators and private pilots an opportunity to assess their operation relative to key IHST recommendations for the US fleet.   Use of these recommendations does not guarantee risk free operation of helicopters; however, it does provide insight on those aspects of helicopter operation that if fully embraced, will significantly reduce helicopter operational risks. Please take a look at the tool and take the feedback survey



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Pilot misjudgement the most common factor in European helicopter accidents
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (6109 reads)General

Pilot judgement and actions is the most frequent single contributory factor in European helicopter accidents, according to a European Helicopter Safety Analysis Team study. The study is aimed at understanding rotary wing accidents so as to develop a strategy to reduce risks. 



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Interest In Helicopter HUMS May Be Humming
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (7023 reads)General

Helicopter maintenance and safety could be significantly enhanced through greater use of health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), experts say.

"Stepped up use of HUMS could reduce accidents," said Mark Liptak, an aviation safety engineer with the FAA's Safety Data and Analysis Services, as well as program director for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)--an international body that wants to cut worldwide helicopter accidents by as much as 80% by 2016.



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The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (6481 reads)General

A Bit of History

The IHST came to life in a meeting at the American Helicopter Society International headquarters in early 2004 with participants from the Helicopter Association  International, the FAA, helicopter manufacturers and others interested in the reduction of helicopter accidents. In order to get the movement going, the first International Helicopter Safety Symposium was held scheduled for everyone to meet in Montreal, Canada in September 2005. Industry interest and attendance was overwhelming.  More...



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ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (6057 reads)General

By Fred Brisbois

Director, Aviation & Product Safety, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Co-Chair, Safety Implementation Team of the International Helicopter Safety Team

Life is full of opportunities and challenges.  Some are daunting and at first may seem impossible or at least be very intimidating.   Aviation Safety offers its own opportunities and challenges.  Death or injury sustained in the crash of a helicopter is as tragic as it is in the crash of an airliner.  Shouldn’t we afford the same level of safety to everyone regardless of what type aircraft they are flying in?     



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IHST Launches Redesigned Web Site
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (5937 reads)General

IHST is pleased to announce the newly redesigned web site, specifically with the needs of IHST in mind. The information is better organized and structured. The new site is modeled after the CAST web site with their permission, as was the concept for IHST itself. Much effort was put forward to insure that the logon usernames and passwords remain the same. Many thanks to Mark Liptak, Kay Brackins, Sun Yi, and Ed DiCampli for this effort.



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IHST Newsletter - October 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 (5808 reads)General

The October 2008 IHST Newsletter contains articles on:

• EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Update on our new committee co-chair, international outreach activity, and involving the insurance industry. By Mark Liptak



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IHST Newsletter - July 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 (2512 reads)General

The July 2008 IHST Happenings contains news from the Exeucitve Committee, updates from the Brazil and European Regions, a report on the Helicopter Safety Web Sight and an article by Marieke van Hijum on Occurance Categories for Helicopters. Also included is a Regional Process Tracking Chart and an IHST Organization Chart.

July 2008 IHST Happenings



      
IHST Newsletter - May 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 (2482 reads)General

Click here for the first IHST newsletter.  Its one of the measures we're
taking to improve the level of communication and program awareness on this
initiative.  It offers a sampling of the important regional, program and
outreach issues we're currently working.  Please feel free to offer
suggestions on how we can improve this newsletter.  We will give all
suggestions consideration.  The plan is to issue a newsletter every other
month.  I'll be soliciting input from many of you for future issues.  If
anyone would like to volunteer for an article in the next issue, please let
us know.



      
DoD Releases Helicopter Accident Data
Monday, May 12, 2008 (7372 reads)General

Non-Combat Military Helicopter Accidents 1985-2005: Causation and Mitigation Recommendations

Follow this link to view four presentations addressing non-combat military helicopter mishaps during the period 1985-2005. This is believed to be the first time this information has been released by the Department of Defense and the applicable service branch safety centers for public use. The presentations cover class A, B and C helicopter mishaps within the US Air Force, the US Army (one presentation covers mishaps in which human factors played a leading role; the other describes non-human factor mishaps); and the US Navy/US Marine Corps. The presentations are the work product of Colonel Peter Mapes, USAF, and the respective authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the DoD, the safety centers or the four service branches. The presentations will be reviewed and validated, to the extent possible, by the International Helicopter Safety Team, whose charter is to reduce the world accident rate, both civil accidents and non-combat military mishaps, by 80 percent by 2016.



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IHST Welcomes New Executive Board Member
Sunday, May 11, 2008 (6058 reads)General

IHST Welcomes New Executive Board Member

Dr. Vittorio Morassi
President, European Helicopter Association (EHA)
President and Managing Director of Avionline Srl and Air Corporate Srl
Managing Director, Aersud Elicotteri Srl
Villafranca di Verona, Italy



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ALEA Adopts SMS Toolkit
Saturday, May 10, 2008 (6171 reads)General

Keith Johnson, ALEA Safety Program Manager is pleased to announce that the IHST Toolkit has been formally adopted by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Board of Directors.  Visit their website at http://www.alea.org, click  on "Safety First" at the bottom of the page. 



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IHST Releases Schedule for Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium
Monday, January 01, 0001 (448 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has released the full program for its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals.  The event takes place on Feb. 27-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014. 

The theme of the symposium is “Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility” and it is open to all aviation safety professionals and all within the worldwide helicopter community.  Feature speakers and presenters include:



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2011 International Helicopter Safety Symposium
Monday, January 01, 0001 (2337 reads)General

IHSS 2011 Fifth International Helicopter Safety Symposium
November 8-9, 2011
Worthington Renaissance Hotel • Fort Worth, Texas



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IHST Releases Two New Helicopter Safety Bulletins
Monday, January 01, 0001 (744 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC



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IHST Releases Three New Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014
Monday, January 01, 0001 (400 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released three more safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents. 

The safety bulletins offer important information for helicopter pilots while they are flying and for pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for flight.  The new safety bulletin topics are:



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IHST Releases Three New Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014
Monday, January 01, 0001 (350 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC

– The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released three more safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.



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