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USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups

USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups

With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups.  The structure is closely patterned after the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC), which is a public-private partnership working to improve U.S. general aviation safety. From… Read more »

Source: USHST, 20-Apr-17

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Dallas at 17 different workshops – – the highest number of presentations its members have ever provided at Heli-Expo. The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that… Read more »

Source: USHST, 06-Feb-17

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Aviation Safety Experts Will Gather for 2nd Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

Aviation Safety Experts Will Gather for 2nd Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

More than 50 aviation safety leaders from industry and government will gather Feb. 16-17 in Washington DC for the 2017 USHST Infrastructure Summit.  The conference, which was initially launched last year, focuses on discussions about the future of helicopter infrastructure within the realm of the low altitude environment of the National Airspace System. The Summit… Read more »

Source: USHST, 30-Jan-17

New Analysis on Fatal Accidents completed by USHST

New Analysis on Fatal Accidents completed by USHST

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) has completed a comprehensive analysis of U.S. fatal accidents that occurred from 2009 to 2013.  The data will be used to develop specific intervention recommendations to support further accident reductions.   Out of 104 fatal accidents that took place during the five-year span, 50 percent of them stemmed from… Read more »

Source: USHST, 16-Sep-16

HAI meets USHST to discuss fatal accident data

HAI meets USHST to discuss fatal accident data

HAI Chief Operating Officer Edward F. DiCampli met with the the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Executive Committee and more than 50 other team members in Denver July 10-11. The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has an impressive cross-section of industry professionals from the government, helicopter operators, educators, manufacturers, and associations dedicated to improving safety. The highlight… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Aug-16

US Helicopter Safety Team to take part in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

US Helicopter Safety Team to take part in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

Safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be participating on Oct. 25-27 in the Federal Aviation Administration’s International Rotorcraft Safety Conference in Fort Worth, TX.  The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad. USHST… Read more »

Source: USHST, 05-Aug-16

USHST Supports FAA Revisions to Autorotation Testing

USHST Supports FAA Revisions to Autorotation Testing

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) is offering a supportive voice to recent changes made by the Federal Aviation Administration in its Practical Test Standards (PTS) for helicopter instructors.  (https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/FAA-S-8081-7B.pdf) “The revision provides examiners a path to mitigate some risks associated with the Flight Instructor PTS requirements to demonstrate proficiency in the touchdown portion… Read more »

Source: USHST, 02-Jun-16

USHST targets 20% reduction in fatal accidents within 5 years

USHST targets 20% reduction in fatal accidents within 5 years

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) will focus major attention during the next four years on reducing fatal accidents within the U.S. civil helicopter community. The industry-government partnership is targeting a reduction to 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours, which is 20 percent less than the average since 2009.  For a baseline comparison,… Read more »

Source: USHST, 07-Apr-16

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New co-chairman of US Helicopter Safety Team appointed

New co-chairman of US Helicopter Safety Team appointed

Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, has been named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org). The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil… Read more »

Source: USHST, 27-Mar-16

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USHST to host safety symposium at ​ Heli-Expo 2016

USHST to host safety symposium at  ​ Heli-Expo 2016

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (http://www.ushst.org/) will help the Helicopter Association International (HAI) kick off​​ Heli-Expo 2016 by hosting a Symposium for helicopter safety professionals on Feb. 29th in Louisville. The theme of the Safety Symposium will be “Safety and the Bottom Line” and will include presentations focused on showing how safety initiatives and the… Read more »

Source: USHT, 06-Jan-16

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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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What does ZERO look like in a safety program?

What does ZERO look like in a safety program?

The U.S. helicopter industry has many unique safety programs – – “Vision ZERO,” “Target Zero,” “Destination Zero,” “Safety First,” and many others.  The key to the success of a safety program- – especially one with a goal of zero – – is to implement it as a vital component to an organizational culture. Nulli Secundus… Read more »

Source: USHST, 23-Apr-15

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US helicopter accidents at lowest level in 30+ years

US helicopter accidents at lowest level in 30+ years

A year ago, safety experts at the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) declared that 2014 would be a pivotal year as the helicopter community worked to stem a discouraging increase in fatal and non-fatal accidents. A renewed safety education and communication effort succeeded in reversing the trend as U.S. helicopter accidents totaled 130 during… Read more »

Source: USHST, 13-Jan-15

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How Helicopter Accident Reports Can Save Lives

How Helicopter Accident Reports Can Save Lives

As the chief instructor for Hillsboro Aviation in Oregon and a member of the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), I am in a position to help shape (in a small way) the future of our helicopter industry. In a recent discussion with another helicopter safety professional, we concluded that there are no new ways to… Read more »

Source: USHST, 08-Jan-15

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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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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Calls for More Experts to Join the Effort

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Calls for More Experts to Join the Effort

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling for more helicopter safety experts to join their productive efforts to reduce accidents and fatalities in the industry. The Implementation Committee of the USHST consists of members from industry and government who are focused on safety management, training, maintenance, and safety technology.  They work together to… Read more »

Source: USHST, 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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For Helicopter Pilots: July is the Deadliest Month

For Helicopter Pilots: July is the Deadliest Month

The phrase, “Let’s be careful out there,” takes on added meaning during the month of July as it tops all other months for fatal helicopter accidents.  A decade’s worth of data compiled by the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) shows that an average of three to four fatal civil helicopter accidents in the United… Read more »

Source: USHST, 26-Jun-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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USHST Launches Mobile App Aimed at Helicopter Accident Prevention

USHST Launches Mobile App Aimed at Helicopter Accident Prevention

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), has developed a free mobile app for iPads, iPhones, and Android phones that will provide helicopter pilots and operators with expert safety information at their fingertips at any time.  The app, which will be available for download at Heli-Expo 2014, is the USHST’s first step in its “I Fly… Read more »

Source: USHST, 16-Feb-14

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USHST developing iFlySafe mobile app

USHST developing iFlySafe mobile app

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a mobile app called iFlySafe aimed at improving safety education and reducing accidents.  They’ve released the logo, but not the app yet.  Whether they intended to release it by now and it’s been held up – or they are just playing a PR game – is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Feb-14

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