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The Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent Helicopter Accidents
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (6039 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 (4923 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 (5037 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 (4900 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 (4481 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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