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We Want Your Opinion About Heliports
Monday, August 15, 2011 (4113 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 (4206 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 (4375 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 (4311 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 (4509 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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