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Flight Safety Foundation Announces BARS for Offshore Helicopter Operations Standard

Flight Safety Foundation Announces BARS for Offshore Helicopter Operations Standard

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced today the expansion of its Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) suite of documents aimed at managing aviation risk for contracted aircraft operations. The Basic Aviation Risk Standard for Offshore Helicopter Operations (BARS OHO) continues the theme of presenting a standard in a risk-based format using applicable threats and controls…. Read more »

Source: FSF, 01-Jun-15

Flight Safety Foundation announces new President/CEO

Flight Safety Foundation announces new President/CEO

The Flight Safety Foundation announced today that Jon Beatty, former President and CEO of International Aero Engines, has been named as its new President and CEO. Mr. Beatty comes to the Foundation after a distinguished career as an aviation executive. Along with his recent experience with International Aero Engines, he spent time in several executive… Read more »

Source: FSF, 15-Apr-14

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“Head for home in IMC” – contributed to two fatal EMS accidents

“Head for home in IMC” – contributed to two fatal EMS accidents

The NTSB has cited the pilot’s decision to fly into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) as the probable cause of two fatal crashes in late 2009 and early 2010 of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters.  see full story

Source: Flight Safety Foundation, 14-Jun-13

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

Flight Safety Foundation Launches Helicopter Work Group in Australia

Flight Safety Foundation announced today the creation of the Australian Helicopter Advisory Group – a subsidiary of Foundation’s Australian Advisory Board and its mission is to pursue the continuous improvement of helicopter safety and the prevention of accidents.

Source: Rotorhub, 07-Dec-09

Roadmap for HEMS Risk Management Released by Foundation

Source: Flight Safety Foundation, 21-Apr-09