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 industry, and the might of 100 members, we are working beyond competitive boundaries to enhance safety. HeliOffshore members are aligned behind one strategy and, together, we are delivering more for safety than any one organisation could achieve alone,” she said.
UTair-Helicopter Services is based in Russia and operates more than 320 helicopters on four continents. Chief Executive Officer Andrey Ilmenskiy said that the company was delighted to mark the association’s 100-member milestone.
“We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the global offshore helicopter community; one that is determined to continuously improve safety,” said Mr.Ilmenskiy.
“As an operator with an almost 50-year history, UTair-Helicopter Services intends to provide a useful input by sharing our safety knowledge. At the same time, our participation will allow us to raise the quality of service for our customers to an even higher level,” he said.
Launched by five helicopter operators in October 2014, HeliOffshore is bringing together experience, knowledge, and data from helicopter operators, manufacturers, global and regional safety organisations, the oil and gas industry, supply chain organisations, and experts in aviation safety, training, engineering, and technology.
The association is also working with national and regional regulators and relevant trade organisations to align safety strategies so that the offshore helicopter industry can enhance safety at the frontline, worldwide.
“We are improving the reliability and resilience of systems, increasing operational effectiveness, and ensuring that the right safety enablers are in place,” said Mrs Haskins. “By enhancing the technology, training, and information-sharing across our industry, we improve safety for all those who travel offshore.”
Such global collaboration has led to helicopter manufacturers publishing flight-crew operations manuals, a best practice guide for health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), and an eye-tracking research programme to enhance performance of crews.
- “Before your flight” example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives
- US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB
- HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout
- Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup
- Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS
- Omni reaches over 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft
- Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader
- Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations
- Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019
- Kopter participates in Zigermeet 2019
- CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Scholarship Program for Female Aviators for 2020
- Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil
- London Air Ambulance appeal receives £2million boost
- Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
- Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota
- ARCH Air Medical’s 40th Year of Dedication to the St. Louis Area
- VFS announces Student Design Winners
- Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service
- Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway
- S.A.F.E. Successfully Completes STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit