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CHC Addresses Indicator Issue Through SMS
Monday, August 08, 2011 (4044 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 (4220 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 (4159 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 (4353 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 (4299 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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