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HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is giving the offshore helicopter industry a clear picture of its safety performance, delivering a growing volume of frontline data that supports all aspects of HeliOffshore’s collaborative work to avoid accidents. Data is already being submitted by operators accounting for more than 80% of aircraft in the combined… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 05-Oct-18

HeliOffshore SIP Delivers the Data to Make the Frontline Safer

HeliOffshore  SIP Delivers the Data to Make the Frontline Safer

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is already delivering significant volumes of operational data from frontline offshore helicopter operations around the world. As the scope of the programme is expanded, it has the potential to generate a wide range of data that supports and validates multiple aspects of HeliOffshore’s work to enhance safety. To… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 17-Aug-18

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Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Leading companies and stakeholders in the offshore oil industry are more united than ever before in their resolve to enhance safety. In a new video filmed at HeliOffshore’s recent annual conference, senior leaders from operators, oil companies, manufacturers and leasing companies explain how the path is clear to implementing safety improvements that can save lives. The… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 25-Jun-18

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented programme can be applied to enhance safety in the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Jun-18

HeliOffshore – HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore – HUMS  Best Practice Guidelines

The European Union’s new Commission Regulation 2016/1119, which takes effect from 1st July, 2018, formally recognises the safety benefits of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) by requiring European operators to install approved equipment and adopt approved procedures for using it. These specific requirements take effect from 1st January, 2019. In fact, many operators are already using HUMS… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Jun-18

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

David Plester, Managing Director for Babcock International’s UK civil aviation businesses, is joining the board of HeliOffshore Ltd. He is succeeding Andrea Cicero, who resigned from the board on 7th May after stepping down from his position as Managing Director of Babcock Mission Critical Services to pursue a new opportunity in the private equity sector. “It… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Jun-18

New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

HeliOffshore has released a series of new videos showing how the implementation of key safety programmes can enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. The new videos show how HeliOffshore members are seeking to further support frontline safety by adopting three key programmes championed by the global offshore safety association’s Operational Effectiveness workstream: Approach Path… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Jun-18

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Kim Stoby as an executive assistant. Kim (pictured right) will mainly be supporting HeliOffshore CEO Gretchen Haskins, while also working closely with Operations Director François Lassale and the rest of the HeliOffshore team. She also acts as the main point of contact… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 22-May-18

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HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Proceedings

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Proceedings

HeliOffshore’s 2018 Conference highlighted how collaboration among our members and key industry stakeholders has positioned the association to deliver the key safety priorities that have the most potential to save lives. The conference featured an exceptional line up of speakers and experts from operators, OEMs, oil companies and regulators. You can find all the main presentations,… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 17-May-18

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HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Commits to Next Steps in Safety Collaboration

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Commits to Next Steps in Safety Collaboration

Senior leaders from the offshore oil and gas industry have reconfirmed their commitment to driving up safety performance, agreeing to press hard for comprehensive implementation of safety priorities that will have the most potential to save lives in helicopter operations. These safety priorities include activities such as sharing and jointly analysing operational data through the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 10-May-18

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Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Recently completed trials organised by HeliOffshore have demonstrated the potential for improving safety for offshore helicopter operations by taking a new approach to prioritising maintenance tasks. The trials involved applying new Human Hazard Analysis techniques that help operators’ maintenance engineers and OEM design engineers to assess priorities. The response to the trials has been positive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 03-Apr-18

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Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $60,000 raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual poker tournament. The event, held on 26th February in Las Vegas, was the fifth no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone at HAI’s annual show HeliExpo. Milestone is a global… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 13-Mar-18

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HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

Senior offshore helicopter industry leaders met during the HAI HeliExpo show in Las Vegas last week to add momentum to their collaborative efforts to enhance safety through HeliOffshore. A meeting of the global offshore helicopter safety association’s Safety Strategy Panel on 26th February agreed to increase the degree of governance exercised by key stakeholders, with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Mar-18

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A pioneering approach to flight safety

A pioneering approach to flight safety

Led by Jon Hopkinson, the CHC Global Standards team takes a pioneering approach as they push for continuous improvement in safety in rotorcraft. In 2011, CHC Helicopter decided to maximise the benefits it could take from its global operational and safety incident reporting experience by incorporating all AOCs under a single centralised corporate flight operation… Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Feb-18

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Feb-18

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New European Plan for Aviation Safety

New European Plan for Aviation Safety

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its new European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The 2018-2022 edition of EPAS is part of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and is intended to provide a framework for safety work to be conducted at a regional level in support of the State Safety Programmes of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Feb-18

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HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

HeliOffshore has appointed a highly experienced aviation safety professional to handle the development of its expanding Helicopter Safety Intelligence Programme This month Dr Matthew Greaves is joining the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety-focused association in the new role of Safety Intelligence Project Manager to oversee all aspects of the system, which allows the global offshore… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 30-Jan-18

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HeliOffshore features in Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine

HeliOffshore features in Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine

The latest issue of Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine is now available, with much of the edition focusing on the theme “Safety at the Interfaces—Collaboration at Work.” This is a topic close to our hearts at HeliOffshore, and so CEO Gretchen Haskins was delighted to be one of 18 expert contributors to the feature with an article… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Dec-17

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HeliOffshore Southeast Asia group meets in Bangkok to review safety work

HeliOffshore Southeast Asia group meets in Bangkok to review safety work

HeliOffshore’s Southeast Asia working group held its latest bi-annual meeting in Bangkok on 12 December. Almost half of the association’s member operators from the region were represented at the event, which was kindly hosted by Thai Aviation Services and its new Operations Managing Director Nirundon Ragan. The meeting was organised by Edwin Soeters, Strategic Planning… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 15-Dec-17

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HeliOffshore looks back on 2017’s enhancements of offshore safety

HeliOffshore looks back on 2017’s enhancements of offshore safety

Thanks to the excellent collaboration between HeliOffshore’s 109 members, 2017 has been another very productive year in our shared efforts to enhance safety. Despite the challenges our industry has faced over the past 12 months, we’ve collectively made significant progress in implementing the strategy on which our unique organization was founded just over three years… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 15-Dec-17

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HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

Efforts to advance the development and implementation of enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) took a step forward last month with the completion of simulator trials of Honeywell’s EGPWS MKXXII HTAWS solution. Effective collision avoidance is fundamental to helicopter safety, and a collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders is working to give pilots earlier… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Dec-17

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Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

Safety management and training company Thought Process Ltd is developing a programme to raise awareness of CAP437 standards for helicopter landing areas. The programme is intended to give offshore helicopter operations personnel a sound understanding of the design criteria for helidecks, as well as associated offshore environmental factors and helicopter performance. The HeliOffshore member company… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 11-Dec-17

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HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

On 31 October 2017, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Presentations included an update from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), and other topics included updates on the Operational Effectiveness, Safety Enablers, System Reliability and Resilience and the Survivability workstreams. Each… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 02-Nov-17

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HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

Safety intelligence data sharing is a big part of HeliOffshore’s mission to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. It is set to play an even bigger part, as operations director Francois Lassale explained in a new video interview with FINN: http://tinyurl.com/yaah7mb2

Source: HeliOffshore, 27-Oct-17

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HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore has published an updated version of its Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). The latest version includes two new annexes developed by the association’s HUMS working group, which consists of representatives from operators, OEMs and other industry experts. A subgroup under the leadership of Jason Alamond, HUMS program manager with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Oct-17

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Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Tough trading conditions do not directly correlate to decreasing safety standards, and the offshore transportation industry can and must maintain its pursuit of continuous safety improvement during periods of depressed demand. These were the key messages delivered by Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff in a presentation this month’s Helitech show in London. Mr Baliff, who… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Oct-17

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HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore is stepping up work on key projects that it has prioritised as having the greatest potential to save lives in offshore helicopter operations around the world. The association, which now has more than 100 members, is leading the offshore helicopter sector to close the safety gap with fixed-wing operations, with a new push to… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 02-Oct-17

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Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

There can be no gambling when it comes to safety, but HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations has directly benefitted from a poker tournament held earlier this year. At their fourth annual no-stakes poker tournament, Milestone Aviation funded a prize pool of $50,000 in sponsorship funds to HeliOffshore. The… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 26-Sep-17

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HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

Building on its Global Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) best practice guidance, HeliOffshore has released type-specific guidance to support operators of the Sikorsky S92 aircraft. The annex has been developed by HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience workstream in support of the new software released by Sikorsky in January 2017. The new tool provides multiple… Read more »

21-Aug-17

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HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

HeliOffshore operators are working with UK and Norwegian authorities to release the technical data used to justify their decision on 7 July to lift operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters. The offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association says that without having all available data its members cannot determine whether or… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Jul-17

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announced today the appointment of Mr. Lance F. Bospflug to its Board. Mr. Bospflug, President and Chief Operating Officer at helicopter operator PHI Inc., replaces Mr. Al Gonsoulin, CEO of PHI Inc. and a founding member of HeliOffshore. HeliOffshore Board Chairman, Mr. Bill Chiles,… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 25-Apr-17

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HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation. Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore chief executive officer, says advanced cockpit automation has enabled the offshore helicopter industry to operate in some of the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research…. Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore publishes presentations from Membership conference calls

HeliOffshore publishes presentations from Membership conference calls

On October 25, 2016, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Speakers included our CEO, Gretchen Haskins, and topics included the reciprocal membership between HeliOffshore and IOGP, a progress update from Leonardo Helicopters on the AW139 FCOM and the HUMS workstream. Each call also included a… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 04-Nov-16

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IOGP and HeliOffshore strengthen cooperation

IOGP and HeliOffshore strengthen cooperation

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) and HeliOffshore, the global offshore helicopter industry association, strengthened today their cooperation with the aim of increasing helicopter safety, a top priority for both industries. The two organizations signed a reciprocal membership agreement today which formalises a collaboration that began in October 2014, when offshore helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 13-Oct-16

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HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s safety-focused organisation, today confirmed its 100th member. Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins described how the industry’s collaboration is enhancing safety, worldwide. “We are delighted to announce that major Russian helicopter operator UTair‑Helicopter Services has joined as our 100th member,” said Mrs. Haskins. “With the commitment of senior leaders across the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 20-Sep-16

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Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

We are thrilled to share that the global collaboration of HeliOffshore members was recognised yesterday at an award ceremony in Aberdeen. Russ Gould from Bristow Group and Malcolm Garrington from CHC Helicopter took the ‘Sharing & Learning’ award for the Health & Usage Monitoring System Best Practice Guidance. They accepted the award on behalf of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Aug-16

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HeliOffshore launches global online community using Jive Software

HeliOffshore launches global online community using Jive Software

Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced that HeliOffshore, the global safety association for the offshore helicopter industry, selected Jive to connect helicopter operators, global manufacturers, aviation regulators, academics and other stakeholders across the expansive rotary-wing ecosystem.HeliOffshore Space, the new Jive-powered community, helps bring the industry together to collaborate on safety initiatives that will benefit… Read more »

Source: Jive, 24-May-16

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HeliOffshore calls for root-and-branch review of offshore safety

HeliOffshore calls for root-and-branch review of offshore safety

HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins, in closing remarks yesterday, described how recent helicopter tragedies had strengthened the industry’s resolve to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. “We owe it to those who lost loved ones in Norway – and in other accidents – to do everything to continue our collaboration and deliver safety breakthroughs,”… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 16-May-16

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New appointment to HeliOffshore board

New appointment to HeliOffshore board

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announced today the appointment of Mr. Andrea Cicero to its board. Mr. Cicero, chief operating officer for Babcock Mission Critical Services Division, replaces Mr. Bill Tame, chief executive officer, International Division, Babcock International PLC. HeliOffshore Board chairman, Mr. Bill Chiles, welcomed Mr Cicero: “Our… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 21-Apr-16

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Helicopter Industry Collaborates on Eye-Tracking Research

Helicopter Industry Collaborates on Eye-Tracking Research

The offshore helicopter industry’s unrelenting commitment to safety has again been demonstrated with the launch of collaborative research in Aberdeen to further enhance pilot performance in the cockpit. A safety priority across the industry is to optimise the training and tools provided to offshore crews says Gretchen Haskins, chief executive officer of the global offshore… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 22-Jan-16

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HeliOffshore launches HUMS Best Practice Guidance

HeliOffshore launches HUMS Best Practice Guidance

Francois Lassale has recently announced the launch of the HeliOffshore Health and Usage Monitoring Best Practice guidance on behalf of all HeliOffshore members. This guidance is the result of a highly engaged industry putting momentum behind those actions that will make the greatest difference to safety. Our focus is always to make a difference to the frontline,… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Nov-15

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HeliOffshore appoints Operations Director

HeliOffshore appoints Operations Director

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, has appointed Mr. Francois Lassale in the new role of operations director. Mr. Lassale joins from Vortex, a company providing turnkey aviation solutions, where he was Managing Director. Prior to this, he was director of safety and strategic development for the Presidential Flight, United… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 05-Oct-15

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Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins, in closing remarks yesterday, commended “inclusion, engagement and delivery” to more than 150 leaders attending the Annual Conference and General Meeting of global offshore helicopter association, HeliOffshore. Speaking at the inaugural HeliOffshore conference, Ms. Haskins told industry leaders that, with their commitment and collective might, the offshore helicopter industry… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-May-15

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Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

Spectro®| Jet-Care®, the recognised leader in the provision of condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, is pleased to announce their Alliance membership of HeliOffshore, the global safety-focused organisation formed by major providers of offshore helicopter transportation. “Spectro |Jet-Care have been involved in providing vital analysis services to the offshore helicopter market for almost 40… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 01-Mar-15

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Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

Five major helicopter operators today officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organisations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London. Founded by five major helicopter operators, HeliOffshore will use cross-industry cooperation as a… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 21-Oct-14

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