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Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and discussion in Dallas at Heli-Expo 2017.  International teams representing 50 countries will present and summarize 2016 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve safety and reduce accidents.  WHAT: Media briefing to release 2016… Read more »

Source: IHST, 23-Feb-17

IHST Global Survey Highlights Safety Strengths and Weaknesses

IHST Global Survey Highlights Safety Strengths and Weaknesses

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has compiled data from its second annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. The IHST’s worldwide regional teams have analyzed more than 1,000 helicopter accidents and have concluded that… Read more »

Source: IHST, 06-Feb-17

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IHST seeks feedback on its impact and success

IHST seeks feedback on its impact and success

International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is looking for some assistance in circulating a survey they are conducting. It is a short 8-question online survey for which IHST is attempting to assess their impact and success in the helicopter industry.  Please complete this quick survey to help them.  Many thanks Link to Survey:  http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593    

Source: IHST, 05-Sep-16

IHST gathers safety experts from around the globe at Heli-Expo

IHST gathers safety experts from around the globe at Heli-Expo

Global members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather at Heli-Expo next month for a worldwide summit focused on civil helicopter safety and to share knowledge and advice about reducing accidents. Safety experts will participate in the summit from countries with substantial civil helicopter operations, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the… Read more »

Source: IHST, 11-Feb-16

IHST Safety Experts to contribute to 14 Heli-Expo 2016 Workshops

IHST Safety Experts to contribute to 14 Heli-Expo 2016 Workshops

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Louisville at 14 different workshops and at a special safety symposium. The IHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a worldwide decrease in civil helicopter… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-Jan-16

Indian Professor develops tail rotor health monitoring system

Indian Professor develops tail rotor health monitoring system

An associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here has developed a real-time online health monitoring system for tail rotor flexbeams that can “greatly reduce the chances of helicopter accidents.”See full story.

Source: Deccan Herald, 12-Nov-15

IHST Outlines its Safety Efforts and Accomplishments

IHST Outlines its Safety Efforts and Accomplishments

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) promotes safety and works to reduce accidents and fatalities through education and culture change.  The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate. Worldwide safety Prior to 2006, the number of worldwide civil… Read more »

Source: IHST, 03-Nov-15

IHST analyzes the geography of helicopter safety

IHST analyzes the geography of helicopter safety

From a survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has gained a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. Worldwide, the top IHST-recommended safety initiatives are the implementation of Safety Management Systems and the support for structured training.  These are followed in… Read more »

Source: IHST, 26-Oct-15

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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015

U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015

If the first half of the year is any indication, then 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for civil helicopter safety in the United States.  Total accidents are down 28 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.  In addition, according to the United… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-Jul-15

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IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) today welcomes the development of an enhanced safety partnership in Brazil with the creation of the Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team (BHEST).  The organization reflects a new partnership between the current IHST Brazil group (www.ihstbrasil.org) and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC – Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). BHEST will… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-May-15

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7 Safety Tips That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Follow

7 Safety Tips That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Follow

Summertime flight operations are coming in North America and Europe, and for helicopter pilots, this usually means an upward spike in accidents. When warmer weather arrives in May, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise right along with them. In addition, fatal accidents reach their peak in the “dog days” of… Read more »

Source: IHST, 28-Apr-15

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Going Down to the Wire – Helicopters and Low-Level Flight

Going Down to the Wire – Helicopters and Low-Level Flight

If aircraft were measured from the ground up, helicopters would rank near the bottom. This isn’t a criticism; it’s just the nature of the beast. Helicopters spend a large portion of time flying close to the ground and, as a result, they are increasingly susceptible to wire strikes. Analysis conducted by the United States Helicopter… Read more »

Source: IHST, 23-Mar-15

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7 Initiatives That Every Helicopter Operator and Pilot Need to Tackle

7 Initiatives That Every Helicopter Operator and Pilot Need to Tackle

Using data from more than 500 accidents, safety experts from the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) developed seven safety initiatives for operators and pilots that would have the strongest impact on reducing helicopter accidents.  They focus in general on pilot training, safety and risk management concepts, and maintenance practices. Install and use cockpit recording devices… Read more »

Source: IHST, 10-Feb-15

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IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo 2015

IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo 2015

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Orlando at 11 different workshops and seminars. The IHST leads a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and reduce civil helicopter accidents.  Since the IHST’s inception in 2005, the number of accidents worldwide has been… Read more »

Source: IHST, 27-Jan-15

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5 Approaches That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Embrace

5 Approaches That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Embrace

Hazardous attitudes contribute to poor pilot judgment and to accidents, but these attitudes can be effectively counteracted by redirecting them so that correct action can be taken. Recognition of hazardous thoughts is the first step toward neutralizing them. After recognizing a thought as hazardous, a pilot should remember a corresponding positive approach, assess the degree… Read more »

Source: IHST, 29-Oct-14

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7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

New aviation technologies can provide a variety of solutionsthat can directly and indirectly address safety issues related to worldwide civil helicopter operations.  In addition, the targeted use of enhanced aviation systems in the cockpit can contribute to accident prevention and an increase in accident survivability. With this in mind, the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST)… Read more »

Source: IHST, 24-Oct-14

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Helibras promotes helicopter safety message in Brazil

Helibras promotes helicopter safety message in Brazil

Committed to improving awareness of aviation safety in Brazil, Airbus Helicopters and Helibras played a leading role at two industry-wide safety events held in the country’s largest cities last month. For the second consecutive year, Helibras convened a national industry event, called the Operational Safety Journey, to raise awareness of flight safety procedures among helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Oct-14

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5 Attitudes That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Reject

5 Attitudes That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Reject

Many helicopter accidents involve pilots who allow themselves to be influenced by hazardous attitudes that cause them to take unnecessary chances. As a pilot, the less often you allow yourself to act upon a hazardous attitude, the safer your flying will become. It should be remembered that every pilot probably has had or will have… Read more »

Source: IHST, 12-Oct-14

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Helitech Safety Workshop will focus on key safety topics

Helitech Safety Workshop will focus on key safety topics

The crucial importance of safety in rotary wing operations is highlighted with the Safety Workshop on the final day of Helitech International – the exhibition and conference for the global rotorcraft sector taking place in Amsterdam RAI from 14 – 16 October, in association with the European Helicopter Association. Hosted by the European Helicopter Safety… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 08-Oct-14

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4Documents That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Read

4Documents That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Read

Most of the time, getting back to basics can be a helicopter pilot’s best course of action during any stage of a flight.  These documents, according to the safety experts at the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), offer pilots and operators a basic and solid foundation in order to enhance helicopter safety and reduce accidents…. Read more »

Source: IHST, 30-Sep-14

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5Videos That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Watch

5Videos That Every Helicopter Pilot Needs to Watch

Movies can be heartwarming or funny or motivational, but only a few take aim to save lives.  Following are five videos that the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) encourages helicopter pilots to watch and take to heart in order to enhance helicopter safety and reduce accidents. That Others May Live –This video is a case… Read more »

Source: IHST, 25-Sep-14

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Bell Continues to Promote Safety Worldwide with Fourth Safety Symposium in 2014

Bell Continues to Promote Safety Worldwide with Fourth Safety Symposium in 2014

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it held a regional Safety Symposium for rotorcraft pilots and technicians in Prague, Czech Republic at the Prague Marriott Hotel. Introduced in 2013, Bell Helicopter’s safety symposiums are designed to promote safety practices and applications that maintainers and operators can easily implement into their daily work…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Sep-14

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IHST Releases New Helicopter Safety Bulletins

IHST Releases New Helicopter Safety Bulletins

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released two new safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents. The IHST family of safety bulletins provides important information for helicopter pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for flight.  The newest safety bulletin… Read more »

Source: IHST, 16-Sep-14

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Helicopter Accident Rate Shows Double Digit Reduction

Helicopter Accident Rate Shows Double Digit Reduction

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has released new statistics on accident rates for U.S. civil helicopters along with new data on fatal accident rates and fatalities. For the first seven months of 2014, there have been 3.94 helicopter accidents for every 100,000 flight hours.  This is a 51 percent decrease compared to the… Read more »

Source: USHST, 09-Sep-14

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Bell Promotes Safety in Sao Paulo with Safety Symposium

Bell Promotes Safety in Sao Paulo with Safety Symposium

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it held a regional Safety Symposium for rotorcraft pilots and technicians from across Brazil on Monday, August 11 at the Sao Paulo World Trade Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Introduced in 2013, the safety symposium educates pilots and maintainers on key safety practices and applications to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Aug-14

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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Decrease for First Half of 2014

U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Decrease for First Half of 2014

The best way to describe civil helicopter safety in the United States today is “So far, so good.”  Total accidents are down 17 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year.  In addition, according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), the number of fatal accidents has… Read more »

Source: USHST, 15-Jul-14

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IHST to increase emphasis on reducing fatal accidents

IHST to increase emphasis on reducing fatal accidents

– Without shifting its focus away from the elimination of all civil helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is asking its worldwide partners to establish an additional focus regarding the steps that can be taken to prevent fatalities in helicopter accidents.  As a result, future IHST analysis will include the types of accidents… Read more »

Source: IHST, 28-May-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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Inadvertent-IMC: Being Somewhere Other Than on Cloud 9

Inadvertent-IMC: Being Somewhere Other Than on Cloud 9

The helicopter pilot was on his final instrument approach for completing the requirements in the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards and weather conditions were perfect.  At Decision Height, the examiner called out “runway in sight.”  The aircraft was slightly right of course and less than a dot above glideslope.  Not perfect, but well within the… Read more »

Source: IHST, 30-Apr-14

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USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance

USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends. As expected, when warmer weather arrives during the spring and summer months, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise.  For the… Read more »

Source: USHST, 23-Apr-14

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USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011. This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006…. Read more »

Source: USHST, 07-Apr-14

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IHST – Step-by-Step Solutions Are Available to Improve Helicopter Safety Attitudes

IHST – Step-by-Step Solutions Are Available to Improve Helicopter Safety Attitudes

Helicopter industry and government leaders knew something had to be done to reduce the alarming number of helicopter accidents worldwide. So, those leading the charge to reduce accident rates called for a “culture of safety” that encouraged training, outreach, research, analysis, and an environment where people could report safety violations without fear of repercussions.  There… Read more »

Source: IHST, 01-Apr-14

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IHST – Star Wars, Yoda, and Helicopter Safety

IHST – Star Wars, Yoda, and Helicopter Safety

In the epic movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is standing motionless on the edge of a swamp as his X-wing fighter sinks even deeper into the muck.  Yoda, the Jedi Grand Master, encourages Luke to use “the force” to lift the aircraft out of the swamp, but Luke remains non-responsive.  To his mentor,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 25-Mar-14

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2014 is Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety, says IHST

2014 is Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety, says IHST

Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST,org) was established in 2006.  From 2000 to 2005, an average of 186 to 190 helicopter accidents occurred each year in the United States.  That annual average decreased to 170 during 2006-2007,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-Mar-14

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IHST releases three new Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014

IHST releases three new Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released three more safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.   The safety bulletins offer important information for helicopter pilots while they are flying and for pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for… Read more »

Source: IHST, 14-Feb-14

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IHST Releases Schedule for Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium

IHST Releases Schedule for Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has released the full program for its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals. The event takes place on Feb. 27-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014. The theme of the symposium is “Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility” and it is open to all… Read more »

Source: IHST, 07-Feb-14

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IHST Sees Gradual Downward Trend in Worldwide Helicopter Accidents

IHST Sees Gradual Downward Trend in Worldwide Helicopter Accidents

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has gathered civil helicopter accident information from worldwide sources and is seeing a hopeful trend of improved safety. The IHST, which promotes safety and works to reduce accidents, was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter… Read more »

Source: IHST, 06-Feb-14

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IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo

IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will be providing their safety advice in Anaheim next month at 11 different workshops and seminars for HELI-EXPO participants. The IHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents.  The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were… Read more »

Source: IHST, 03-Feb-14

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IHST announce 7th International Helicopter Safety Symposium

IHST announce 7th International Helicopter Safety Symposium

The IHST, which promotes safety and works to reduce civil helicopter accidents worldwide, was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate. The group’s vision is an international civil helicopter community with zero accidents with a goal to reduce the international… Read more »

Source: IHST, 19-Dec-13

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IHST Releases Two New Helicopter Safety Bulletins

IHST Releases Two New Helicopter Safety Bulletins

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has developed new safety leaflets focused on controlled flight into terrain and defensive helicopter flying. The IHST now offers a total of 19 safety bulletins and leaflets aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents. The safety bulletins… Read more »

Source: IHST, 01-Oct-13

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Bristow to be Platinum Sponsor of IHST Safety Symposium

Bristow to be Platinum Sponsor of IHST Safety Symposium

Bristow Group will be the Platinum Sponsor for The International Helicopter Safety Team’s (IHST) Seventh International Helicopter Safety Symposium. This event for safety professionals will take place Feb. 27-28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif., immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014. The IHST, which promotes safety and works to reduce civil helicopter accidents worldwide, was formed… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 23-Sep-13

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Register Now for IHST Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium

Register Now for IHST Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will host its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals on Feb. 27-28, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., immediately following the close of HAI HELI-EXPO 2014. The symposium will focus on the importance of helicopter pilot self-discipline and personal responsibility. In addition to international aviation safety experts… Read more »

Source: IHST, 28-Aug-13

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IHST to host Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium following Heli-Expo 2014

IHST to host Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium following Heli-Expo 2014

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will host its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals on Feb. 27-28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif., immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014. The symposium will focus on the importance of helicopter pilot self-discipline and personal responsibility.  In addition to international aviation safety experts participating on panels during… Read more »

Source: IHST, 07-Aug-13

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Safety Workshops during Helitech International 2013

Safety Workshops during Helitech International 2013

The European Helicopter Safety team and International Helicopter Safety Team are proud to present Safety Workshops open to all Helitech International 2013 registrants at the Excel Conference Centre in London. The workshops will be presented by experts from all areas of the helicopter industry: Day 1 (24 September 2013) will focus on Training, Maintenance and… Read more »

Source: EHEST, 01-Aug-13

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IHST to Hold Safety Workshops at HeliTech

IHST to Hold Safety Workshops at HeliTech

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will lead a number of safety workshops at the premier helicopter industry event in Europe, the HeliTech International Expo and Conference.  The HeliTech Expo, which takes place Sept. 24-26 in London, attracts nearly 4,000 participants within the rotorcraft industry from 60 countries. IHST members will provide the… Read more »

Source: IHST, 03-Jul-13

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Bell Drives Industry Focus on Safety Through New Safety Symposiums

Bell Drives Industry Focus on Safety Through New Safety Symposiums

A new initiative for Bell Helicopter in 2013, the safety symposium educates maintainers and operators on key safety practices and applications to implement into their daily operations. The effort is tied in part to Bell Helicopter’s participation in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s mission to achieve an 80 percent reduction in the rate of international… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Apr-13

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IHST restructures US Helicopter Safety Team

IHST restructures US Helicopter Safety Team

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is adding additional focus to its safety efforts in the U.S. helicopter community by designating two of its current executives to lead the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) and concentrate solely on safety issues within the U.S. civil helicopter community.  This team will be co-chaired by industry and… Read more »

Source: IHST, 14-Mar-13

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Helivia appoints Ops Director – and joins IHST

Helivia appoints Ops Director – and joins IHST

Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Captain Renato Clark as its Operations Director. Clark has more than 25 years of flying and management experience within the Brazilian military and the offshore oil and gas industry.  Prior to joining Helivia, he held key positions with two major… Read more »

Source: Helivia Aero Taxi, 04-Mar-13

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IHST issues three more helicopter safety leaflets for 2013

IHST issues three more helicopter safety leaflets for 2013

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), along with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has developed new safety leaflets focused on entry into fog or cloud conditions, instructional safety, and recurrent training.  The IHST now offers a total of ten new safety leaflets aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents. The safety… Read more »

Source: IHST, 14-Feb-13

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Five Hazardous Attitudes for Helicopter Pilots to Recognize

Five Hazardous Attitudes for Helicopter Pilots to Recognize

Many helicopter accidents involve pilots who allow themselves to be influenced by one or more of five basic hazardous attitudes.  These attitudes get pilots into trouble by causing them to take chances that invite accidents.  As a pilot, the less often you allow yourself to act upon a hazardous attitude, the safer your flying will… Read more »

Source: IHST, 28-Jan-13

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Kurt Robinson named to IHST Executive Committee

Kurt Robinson named to IHST Executive Committee

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to enhance safety and reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added Robinson Helicopter Company President Kurt Robinson to its Executive Committee. Kurt Robinson heads the Robinson Helicopter Company, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.  The company of nearly… Read more »

Source: IHST, 11-Dec-12

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The Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent Helicopter Accidents

The Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent Helicopter Accidents

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. Install cockpit recording devices. Improve Autorotation Training. Add Advanced… Read more »

Source: IHST, 23-Jul-12

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IHST Offering 11 Different “Toolkits” Aimed at Curtailing Helicopter Accidents

IHST Offering 11 Different “Toolkits” Aimed at Curtailing Helicopter Accidents

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… Read more »

Source: IHST, 03-Jul-12

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IHST adds to executive board

IHST adds to executive board

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. Chiles heads Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: IHST, 01-Mar-12

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Commonwealth of Independent States joins IHST

Commonwealth of Independent States joins IHST

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,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 24-Feb-12

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Helicopter symposium offers unique global perspective

Helicopter symposium offers unique global perspective

Aviation authorities from more than a dozen countries from across the globe will offer their perspectives on safety at the Fifth Annual International Helicopter Safety Symposium, taking place in Fort Worth, Texas from Nov. 8-9, 2011. The theme of the symposium will be Human Factors: our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility. The event is a… Read more »

Source: IHST, 27-Oct-11

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IHST launches Interactive Flight Data Monitoring Tool

IHST launches Interactive Flight Data Monitoring Tool

In February 2010, the IHST Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) Working Group began a project to provide guidance to the industry to develop a base set of HFDM events. Research found that HFDM event sets – a collection of programmed events used to detect unsafe practices in flight operations –were readily available for fixed-wing aircraft…. Read more »

Source: IHST, 03-Oct-11

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Experts share views at International Helicopter Safety Symposium

Experts share views at International Helicopter Safety Symposium

Aviation experts from around the world will gather at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium taking place in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 8-9. The theme of the fifth annual symposium for the worldwide helicopter industry will be Human Factors: Our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility. The event is a gathering of helicopter operators, manufacturers,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 29-Sep-11

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FAA Administrator, NTSB Vice Chairman to speak at helicopter safety symposium

FAA Administrator, NTSB Vice Chairman to speak at helicopter safety symposium

Administrator Randy Babbitt of the Federal Aviation Administration and Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board will be featured speakers at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium taking place in Fort Worth, TX, on Nov. 8-9.  The theme of the fifth annual symposium for the worldwide helicopter industry will be Human Factors: our Collective… Read more »

Source: IHST, 17-Sep-11

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American Eurocopter helps IHST launch social media strategy

American Eurocopter helps IHST launch social media strategy

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) announced that it has launched social media profiles in an effort to increase awareness about the organization’s goal to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate by 80 per cent by 2016. American Eurocopter created the profiles in Facebook and Twitter, and has worked with IHST on the development of… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Aug-11

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Exhibit space available for 5th International Helicopter Safety Symposium

Exhibit space available for 5th International Helicopter Safety Symposium

As an aerospace manufacturer or service provider, your company may play a vital role in helping to reduce helicopter accidents. The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is seeking industry solutions that will help address many accident related causes, and has organized an exhibit to showcase technologies designed to make helicopter flight safer. If your company… Read more »

Source: HAI, 28-Jul-11

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Major HEMS Associations Commit to IHST Goals and Process

Major HEMS Associations Commit to IHST Goals and Process

Major helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) associations have committed to “create the safest system possible for patients and the public” by adopting the data-driven safety recommendations of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). They called on all HEMS operators to join their efforts. “The leading helicopter operators in our industry have made significant investments in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Mar-11

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Rotorcraft “Gotchas” is focus of March 22 Safety Seminar

Rotorcraft “Gotchas” is focus of March 22 Safety Seminar

General aviation flights account for the highest number of helicopter accidents in the U.S. Striving to lower the rate of those accidents, the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and HAI have joined forces to provide safety seminars tailored for general aviation helicopter instructors and pilots. The next is scheduled for Portland, Ore. on the evening of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Mar-11

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AAMS renews safety commitment to International Helicopter Safety Team

AAMS renews safety commitment to International Helicopter Safety Team

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is proud to announce a strong renewed commitment to the safety goals of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). Launched in 2005, this worldwide effort led by the IHST has been centered on uncovering the means to drive down the universal helicopter accident rate. The objective is to… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 10-Mar-11

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IHST focuses on helping operators enhance safety

IHST focuses on helping operators enhance safety

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is building on several years of helicopter accident analyses to distill and present more information that pilots, mechanics, and small- and medium-sized operators can put to use every day to enhance safety. The executive committee of the team, which is pursuing a goal of cutting helicopter accident rates 80… Read more »

02-Feb-11

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HAI moderates historic signing in support of International Helicopter Safety Team

HAI moderates historic signing in support of International Helicopter Safety Team

At the International Helicopter Safety Symposium in Cascais, Portugal, HAI President Matt Zuccaro, as Co-Chair of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), served as Moderator for the historic signing of a “Call to Action by and for Offshore Helicopter Operators” letter in support of the IHST and its mission to reduce helicopter accidents by 80… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Oct-10

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Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group to sponsor HFDM Workshop at IHSS 2010

Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group to sponsor HFDM Workshop at IHSS 2010

In response to an invitation from the International Helicopter Safety Symposium, the Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group is pleased to announce that they will present an HFDM workshop at IHSS 2010, scheduled to coincide with the HeliTech tradeshow in Estoril, Portugal. The IHSS will be held on October 3rd and 4th, with HeliTech running… Read more »

Source: IHST, 04-Sep-10

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Helicopter safety appears to be responding to treatment

After more than 20 years of stagnation, global helicopter safety performance is showing signs of improvement.

Source: Flightglobal, 01-Oct-09

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IHST Risk Assessment Toolkit now available

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), formed in 2006, is comprised of a team of helicopter community stakeholders dedicated to reducing helicopter accidents by 80 percent in ten years.

Source: RotorNews, 21-Aug-09

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HAI: Hosts two-day IHST Meeting

Source: RotorNews, 26-Jul-09

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IHST Announces its Third International Helicopter Safety Symposium 2009

Source: http://www.shephard.co.uk/news/3270/, 07-Jul-09

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