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Interactive Flight Data Monitoring Tool defines FDM events based on available recorder parameters
Thursday, September 29, 2011 (10425 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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Six Different Panels of Aviation Experts Will Share Their Views During the Fifth Annual International Helicopter Safety Symposium
Thursday, September 29, 2011 (9272 reads)Meetings

Aviation experts from around the world will gather at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium taking place in Fort Worth, TX, on Nov. 8-9.  The theme of the fifth annual symposium for the worldwide helicopter industry will be Human Factors: our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility

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Online Classroom: Why a Safety Management System is Important
Friday, August 26, 2011 (10074 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 (9819 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 (9689 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:


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