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EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

1-Dec-2020Source: EASA

This is the third edition of the Rotorcraft Flight Instructor Guide, now badged as an EASA and Together4Safety document for the first time. The guide was initially developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) based on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flight Instructor Manual (Helicopter). CASA has kindly made this manual freely... Read more

What is Safety Reporting System and how should it work?

What is Safety Reporting System and how should it work?

2-Dec-2015Source: EHEST

My name is Daniel Maurino, and I am what in English is called a ‘safety practitioner’. I have dedicated most of my professional life to work on issues related with the safety management systems in aviation. The topic of this presentation is the ‘reporting system’, why they are so much needed and how they should... Read more

“Greatest Pilot” to be key-note speaker at EHEST Safety Workshop

“Greatest Pilot” to be key-note speaker at EHEST Safety Workshop

13-Jul-2015Source: Starspeed

Aviation legend Captain Eric Melrose ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, KCVSA, PhD Hon FRAeS, RN will be speaking at HeliTech International on the 8th October, 2015 at ExCeL London. Named “Britain’s Greatest Pilot” by the BBC, Captian Eric “Winkle” Brown will be the key-note speaker during The EHEST Safety Workshop. A former Royal Navy officer... Read more

EHEST publishes Helicopter Instructor Guide (free download)

EHEST publishes Helicopter Instructor Guide (free download)

8-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

One if the important ingredients for flight safety is a properly resourced training sector. Some of those resources can be quite fundamental. For example, an important contribution to training is for flight instructors to have available to them a basic guide to flying training. In response to this need, EHEST contacted the Australian Civil Aviation... Read more

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

24-Oct-2014Source: IHST

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

The Potential of Technologies to Mitigate Helicopter Accident Factors – An EHEST Study

The Potential of Technologies to Mitigate Helicopter Accident Factors – An EHEST Study

10-Oct-2014Source: EHEST

Technology is not high on the list of accident / incident factors, as it is merely the lack of technology that may have led to an accident. Technology provides a variety of solutions that can contribute to prevent various types of accidents or to increase survivability. The EHEST’s Specialist Team (ST) Technology was created with... Read more

Helitech Safety Workshop will focus on key safety topics

Helitech Safety Workshop will focus on key safety topics

8-Oct-2014Source: Helitech

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

EHEST publishes Safety Management Toolkit for non-Complex Operators

EHEST publishes Safety Management Toolkit for non-Complex Operators

5-Dec-2013Source: EHEST

The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) today released a Safety Management Toolkit for non-Complex Operators consisting of a Safety Management Manual (SMM), a Guidance Document and an Emergency Response Plan. This Toolkit has been created by the Specialist Team Operations & SMS of EHEST. The SMM Version 1 for Non-Complex operators has been developed with consideration of... Read more

HE3 Helicopter off-airfield landing site operations published

HE3 Helicopter off-airfield landing site operations published

30-Jan-2012Source: EHEST

The helicopters ability to approach, manoeuvre, land and take-off from an off airfield Landing Site or unprepared Landing Site is one of the most important aspects of helicopters operations. The various landing sites such as hotels, golf courses, sporting venues, etc can vary in their dimensions, approaches, hazards, elevation, and location, the same basic principles... Read more

European helicopter safety team unlocks secrets of rotary wing’s achilles heel

European helicopter safety team unlocks secrets of rotary wing’s achilles heel

17-Oct-2010Source: Flightglobal

The four hazards identified include unexpected encounters with a degraded visual environment; getting into a “vortex ring state”; loss of tail rotor effectiveness (LTE); and static and dynamic rollover.... Read more

EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

11-Oct-2010Source: Flightglobal

The analysis, by the IHST’s European branch – the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) – reveals that there is as yet no real sign of progress towards the IHST’s ultimate objective of an 80% reduction in helicopter accidents by 2016.... Read more

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