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The IHST’s regional teams have analyzed over 1,000 helicopter accidents and determined that the following four areas offer the best opportunities to prevent helicopter accidents:
1. Safety Management Systems (SMS)
2. Structured programs for initial and recurrent training
3. Mission-specific systems and equipment, including:

4.Structured programs to fully comply with manufacturers’ recommended maintenance practices

This IHST global safety survey is intended to assess the progress toward full implementation of these practices within each industry sector in every region. While some of the recommended systems and equipment have mission specific application, the other recommendations for SMS, training and maintenance practices are universally applicable.

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1. Email address:

2. Your type of organization related to helicopters (Check only one.)

3. How does your company use or support helicopters (Check only one representing your main activity.)

4. Do you or your organization have a Safety Management System (SMS)?

5. Do you or your organization have a structured program for initial and recurrent training?

6. Do you or your organization use fully automated health & usage monitoring systems (HUMS)?

7.If you or your organization do not use fully automated systems for HUMS, do you have other systems for identifying exceedances (e.g., hot start, over-torque), monitoring engine power trends, checking oil samples, etc.?

8. Do you or your organization have a flight data monitoring (FDM) program?

9. Do you or your organization use night vision goggles?

10. Do you or your organization use wire strike protection on your helicopter(s)?

11. Do you or your organization have a structured maintenance management systems to fully comply with manufacturers' recommended practices?

12. Do you have any suggestions for getting more operators to adopt the IHST’s key recommended practices?

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