HeliOffshore

G+ and HeliOffshore collaborate on helicopter operations for wind farms

G+ and HeliOffshore collaborate on helicopter operations for wind farms

5-Mar-2021Source: G+

With helicopter use growing in the offshore wind industry, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation and HeliOffshore have today unveiled new recommended practice for safe helicopter operations Offshore wind is one of the fastest-growing energy technologies. As wind farms have multiplied, with an increasing number being built further offshore, helicopters have become... Read more

HeliOffshore 2021 Conferences goes virtual

HeliOffshore 2021 Conferences goes virtual

20-Jan-2021Source: HeliOffshore

We missed meeting you face to face in 2020.  While we thought we might be able to reconvene in person in April 2021, the pandemic and necessary international travel restrictions will prevent us meeting in Lisbon.  We have taken the tough decision to defer our Lisbon conference one more year to April 2022. Instead, in... Read more

HeliOffshore launches three Recommended Practices

HeliOffshore launches three Recommended Practices

6-Oct-2020Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore published three Recommended Practices to address operations in Flightpath Management (FPM), Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Tim Rolfe, HeliOffshore CEO, thanked members: “All three Recommended Practices are great examples of how our industry – from designers and maintainers, to pilots and passengers – works together and learns from each other to... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints Chief Executive Officer

HeliOffshore Appoints Chief Executive Officer

9-Jul-2020Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Tim Rolfe as HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bill Chiles, HeliOffshore Chairman, said: “After a rigorous recruitment process and considerable deliberation by the HeliOffshore Board, we are thrilled to announce Tim Rolfe will become HeliOffshore’s CEO effective Monday 13th July. “Tim was a core founder member of HeliOffshore, co-leads our... Read more

HeliOffshore launches Helideck InfoShare reporting system

HeliOffshore launches Helideck InfoShare reporting system

18-May-2020Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has launched the Helideck InfoShare – a confidential reporting system to help stakeholders share, and learn from, Helideck operational incidents to support our mission that no lives are lost in offshore aviation. The Helideck InfoShare system enables members to anonymously submit events and experiences, from which others can learn, to collaboratively improve safety for... Read more

HeliOffshore CEO steps down; New Board appointments announced

HeliOffshore CEO steps down; New Board appointments announced

15-Apr-2020Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Hank Williams and Jeremy Akel to the HeliOffshore Board.  Gretchen Haskins will move from CEO of HeliOffshore to a new position on the board.  Francois Lassale will be acting CEO of HeliOffshore from 1st May 2020. Bill Chiles, Chairman, said:  “Both Hank and Jeremy have exceptional track records in the Industry... Read more

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

28-Jan-2020Source: HeliOffshore

The Safety and Aviation Committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) endorsed plans for a new aviation-focused Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fund work in support of its Project Safira goal of eliminating fatalities from the upstream energy business. The JIP will result in fresh investment of approximately £500,000 in the... Read more

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

28-Jan-2020Source: HeliOffshore

On Monday 27th January, 2020 HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Keith Mullett to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. Keith Mullet is President of PHI International and acting President of PHI Americas.  He has been President of PHI International since the acquisition of HNZ by PHI in December of 2017.  Before that, he was the Executive Vice... Read more

Inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report

Inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report

18-Dec-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore published the inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report – the result of the collaborative efforts of operators, manufacturers and regulators, through HeliOffshore’s Safety Intelligence Programme. Gretchen Haskins, CEO HeliOffshore, said: “This Helicopter Safety Performance Report reveals how far we have come as a mature, collaborative industry – but also what we need to do to close the... Read more

HeliOffshore Board appoints member

HeliOffshore Board appoints member

28-Nov-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of David Stepanek to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. David Stepanek is President, PHI Americas, and responsible for the overall performance and direction of PHI’s U.S. and international operations in the Western Hemisphere. After four years’ service in the US Marine Corps as a heavy lift helicopter avionics technician, David moved to... Read more

Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) Joins HeliOffshore

Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) Joins HeliOffshore

6-Sep-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is pleased to welcome Nigeria-based Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) as an operator member. NestAv provides flight services for offshore oil and gas logistics support services to the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. The Managing Director of NestAv, Obinna Ojiako, says “Membership of the HeliOffshore community is... Read more

HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

24-Jun-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore’s Helideck Work Group has prepared a report to highlight the top five safety events associated with helideck operations based on analysis of frontline data. The analysis was collected from data provided by CHC Helicopter, BP and Chevron and sampled nearly 1000 events between 2016 and 2018.  After identifying the top five issues, the group will... Read more

Experts spell out actions for safety excellence

Experts spell out actions for safety excellence

17-Jun-2019Source: HeliOffshore

In a new video report from the recent 2019 HeliOffshore Conference & AGM, industry stakeholders and experts spelt out what actions need to be taken to achieve safety excellence in those areas with the most potential to save lives. Plans were discussed to ensure that the right resources are available to support these actions being... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

14-Jun-2019Source: HeliOffshore

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive... Read more

Offshore Leaders Agree How to Achieve Safety Excellence Where it Counts

Offshore Leaders Agree How to Achieve Safety Excellence Where it Counts

12-Jun-2019Source: HeliOffshore

In a new video report from the recent 2019 HeliOffshore Conference & AGM, industry stakeholders and experts spelt out what actions need to be taken to achieve safety excellence in those areas with the most potential to save lives. Plans were discussed to ensure that the right resources are available to support these actions being... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

12-Jun-2019Source: HeliOffshore

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive... Read more

NHV joins HeliOffshore

NHV joins HeliOffshore

14-May-2019Source: NHV

NHV is pleased to announce their membership in HeliOffshore, the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry. Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide. The association consists of 120 member companies who are involved in an unprecedented collaboration that involves sharing data, agreeing work priorities... Read more

NHV Group Joins HeliOffshore

NHV Group Joins HeliOffshore

14-May-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is pleased to welcome Belgium-based NHV Group as a member operator. The company, which is headquartered in Ostend, operates a fleet of more than 60 aircraft and is active across the North Sea and West Africa, providing support for the oil and gas industry, as well as for wind farms. It is also active... Read more

HeliOffshore conference renews commitment to invest in safety

HeliOffshore conference renews commitment to invest in safety

8-May-2019

Stakeholders from across the offshore helicopter industry have agreed key next steps to achieve safety excellence in those areas that matter most to saving lives. At the 2019 conference of international safety association HeliOffshore, almost 200 leaders from member companies forged new plans to ensure that the right resources are in place to deliver lasting... Read more

New Bristow President and CEO joins HeliOffshore board

New Bristow President and CEO joins HeliOffshore board

27-Mar-2019Source: HeliOffshore

At their meeting on 7th March, HeliOffshore directors officially welcomed Don Miller to the board, following his recent appointment as the new President and CEO of the Bristow Group. As one of the founding members of HeliOffshore, Bristow has always made a very strong contribution to the global association’s collaborative work to further enhance the... Read more

New HeliOffshore Video Makes the Safety Case for Implementing Flight Crew Operating Manuals

New HeliOffshore Video Makes the Safety Case for Implementing Flight Crew Operating Manuals

26-Mar-2019Source: HeliOffshore

Effective flight path management is a critical element in achieving safe offshore helicopter operations. The automation technology in modern aircraft can positively contribute to this, and especially when flight crew have a complete understanding of how designers intended for these complex systems to be used. This is where the implementation of Flight Crew Operating Manuals... Read more

New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

21-Jan-2019Source: HeliOffshore

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its CAP 1747 report on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to alerts for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS). The report’s findings will provide input for the EUROCAE WG110 working group as part of the aviation standards organisation’s efforts to... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

17-Jan-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has appointed its operations director François Lassale to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). The change in management structure takes account of the rapid growth of the safety-focused association’s global membership and activities in the four years since it was formed in October 2014. In his new role, Mr Lassale will be... Read more

HeliOffshore demonstrates benefits of evidence-based training

HeliOffshore demonstrates benefits of evidence-based training

10-Jan-2019Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore recently held the first in series of workshops to enhance awareness and understanding of the safety benefits of Evidence-based Training (EBT). These are part of a data-driven initiative to support helicopter operators wanting to give their flight crew the most appropriate training, based on their actual level of experience and operational circumstances. Members of... Read more

Plan to Implement HTAWS Safety Enhancements

Plan to Implement HTAWS Safety Enhancements

14-Dec-2018Source: HeliOffshore

The world’s four leading helicopter manufacturers have agreed plans for the implementation of enhancements to their Helicopter Terrain Avoidance and Warning Systems (HTAWS). At a recent meeting organised by HeliOffshore, senior representatives from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo Helicopters, Sikorsky and avionics manufacturer Honeywell met with officials from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the UK... Read more

Managing Director at Babcock and HeliOffshore board member shares thoughts on safety

Managing Director at Babcock and HeliOffshore board member shares thoughts on safety

7-Dec-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Offshore helicopter flights are just part of a very broad range of engineering support services provided by Babcock International Group. These also include decommissioning nuclear sites, building warships, and maintaining railway infrastructure and powerlines. A key common theme between these safety critical activities is that they are conducted in highly regulated environments. David Plester, managing... Read more

HeliOffshore held the 2nd in a series of Human Hazard Analysis workshops

HeliOffshore held the 2nd in a series of Human Hazard Analysis workshops

22-Oct-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore recently held the second in a series of Human Hazard Analysis (HHA) workshops intended to discover and devise ways to make the maintenance of helicopters safer by improving processes and the design of components. The workshop, which was held near Milan in Italy from 2-4th October, focused on Leonardo Helicopters’ AW139 aircraft. It brought together product... Read more

HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

5-Oct-2018Source: HeliOffshore

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is giving the offshore helicopter industry a clear picture of its safety performance, delivering a growing volume of frontline data that supports all aspects of HeliOffshore’s collaborative work to avoid accidents. Data is already being submitted by operators accounting for more than 80% of aircraft in the combined... Read more

HeliOffshore  SIP Delivers the Data to Make the Frontline Safer

HeliOffshore SIP Delivers the Data to Make the Frontline Safer

17-Aug-2018Source: HeliOffshore

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is already delivering significant volumes of operational data from frontline offshore helicopter operations around the world. As the scope of the programme is expanded, it has the potential to generate a wide range of data that supports and validates multiple aspects of HeliOffshore’s work to enhance safety. To... Read more

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

25-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Leading companies and stakeholders in the offshore oil industry are more united than ever before in their resolve to enhance safety. In a new video filmed at HeliOffshore’s recent annual conference, senior leaders from operators, oil companies, manufacturers and leasing companies explain how the path is clear to implementing safety improvements that can save lives. The... Read more

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

19-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented programme can be applied to enhance safety in the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from... Read more

HeliOffshore – HUMS  Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore – HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

18-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

The European Union’s new Commission Regulation 2016/1119, which takes effect from 1st July, 2018, formally recognises the safety benefits of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) by requiring European operators to install approved equipment and adopt approved procedures for using it. These specific requirements take effect from 1st January, 2019. In fact, many operators are already using HUMS... Read more

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

7-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

David Plester, Managing Director for Babcock International’s UK civil aviation businesses, is joining the board of HeliOffshore Ltd. He is succeeding Andrea Cicero, who resigned from the board on 7th May after stepping down from his position as Managing Director of Babcock Mission Critical Services to pursue a new opportunity in the private equity sector. “It... Read more

New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

6-Jun-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has released a series of new videos showing how the implementation of key safety programmes can enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. The new videos show how HeliOffshore members are seeking to further support frontline safety by adopting three key programmes championed by the global offshore safety association’s Operational Effectiveness workstream: Approach Path... Read more

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

22-May-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Kim Stoby as an executive assistant. Kim (pictured right) will mainly be supporting HeliOffshore CEO Gretchen Haskins, while also working closely with Operations Director François Lassale and the rest of the HeliOffshore team. She also acts as the main point of contact... Read more

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Proceedings

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Proceedings

17-May-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore’s 2018 Conference highlighted how collaboration among our members and key industry stakeholders has positioned the association to deliver the key safety priorities that have the most potential to save lives. The conference featured an exceptional line up of speakers and experts from operators, OEMs, oil companies and regulators. You can find all the main presentations,... Read more

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Commits to Next Steps in Safety Collaboration

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Commits to Next Steps in Safety Collaboration

10-May-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Senior leaders from the offshore oil and gas industry have reconfirmed their commitment to driving up safety performance, agreeing to press hard for comprehensive implementation of safety priorities that will have the most potential to save lives in helicopter operations. These safety priorities include activities such as sharing and jointly analysing operational data through the... Read more

Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

3-Apr-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Recently completed trials organised by HeliOffshore have demonstrated the potential for improving safety for offshore helicopter operations by taking a new approach to prioritising maintenance tasks. The trials involved applying new Human Hazard Analysis techniques that help operators’ maintenance engineers and OEM design engineers to assess priorities. The response to the trials has been positive... Read more

Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

13-Mar-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $60,000 raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual poker tournament. The event, held on 26th February in Las Vegas, was the fifth no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone at HAI’s annual show HeliExpo. Milestone is a global... Read more

HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliOffshore

Senior offshore helicopter industry leaders met during the HAI HeliExpo show in Las Vegas last week to add momentum to their collaborative efforts to enhance safety through HeliOffshore. A meeting of the global offshore helicopter safety association’s Safety Strategy Panel on 26th February agreed to increase the degree of governance exercised by key stakeholders, with... Read more

A pioneering approach to flight safety

A pioneering approach to flight safety

25-Feb-2018Source: CHC

Led by Jon Hopkinson, the CHC Global Standards team takes a pioneering approach as they push for continuous improvement in safety in rotorcraft. In 2011, CHC Helicopter decided to maximise the benefits it could take from its global operational and safety incident reporting experience by incorporating all AOCs under a single centralised corporate flight operation... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

23-Feb-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative... Read more

New European Plan for Aviation Safety

New European Plan for Aviation Safety

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliOffshore

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its new European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The 2018-2022 edition of EPAS is part of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and is intended to provide a framework for safety work to be conducted at a regional level in support of the State Safety Programmes of... Read more

HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

30-Jan-2018Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has appointed a highly experienced aviation safety professional to handle the development of its expanding Helicopter Safety Intelligence Programme This month Dr Matthew Greaves is joining the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety-focused association in the new role of Safety Intelligence Project Manager to oversee all aspects of the system, which allows the global offshore... Read more

HeliOffshore features in Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine

HeliOffshore features in Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine

18-Dec-2017Source: HeliOffshore

The latest issue of Eurocontrol’s Hindsight magazine is now available, with much of the edition focusing on the theme “Safety at the Interfaces—Collaboration at Work.” This is a topic close to our hearts at HeliOffshore, and so CEO Gretchen Haskins was delighted to be one of 18 expert contributors to the feature with an article... Read more

HeliOffshore Southeast Asia group meets in Bangkok to review safety work

HeliOffshore Southeast Asia group meets in Bangkok to review safety work

15-Dec-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore’s Southeast Asia working group held its latest bi-annual meeting in Bangkok on 12 December. Almost half of the association’s member operators from the region were represented at the event, which was kindly hosted by Thai Aviation Services and its new Operations Managing Director Nirundon Ragan. The meeting was organised by Edwin Soeters, Strategic Planning... Read more

HeliOffshore looks back on 2017’s enhancements of offshore safety

HeliOffshore looks back on 2017’s enhancements of offshore safety

15-Dec-2017Source: HeliOffshore

Thanks to the excellent collaboration between HeliOffshore’s 109 members, 2017 has been another very productive year in our shared efforts to enhance safety. Despite the challenges our industry has faced over the past 12 months, we’ve collectively made significant progress in implementing the strategy on which our unique organization was founded just over three years... Read more

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

12-Dec-2017Source: HeliOffshore

Efforts to advance the development and implementation of enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) took a step forward last month with the completion of simulator trials of Honeywell’s EGPWS MKXXII HTAWS solution. Effective collision avoidance is fundamental to helicopter safety, and a collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders is working to give pilots earlier... Read more

Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

11-Dec-2017Source: HeliOffshore

Safety management and training company Thought Process Ltd is developing a programme to raise awareness of CAP437 standards for helicopter landing areas. The programme is intended to give offshore helicopter operations personnel a sound understanding of the design criteria for helidecks, as well as associated offshore environmental factors and helicopter performance. The HeliOffshore member company... Read more

HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

2-Nov-2017Source: HeliOffshore

On 31 October 2017, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Presentations included an update from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), and other topics included updates on the Operational Effectiveness, Safety Enablers, System Reliability and Resilience and the Survivability workstreams. Each... Read more

HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

27-Oct-2017Source: HeliOffshore

Safety intelligence data sharing is a big part of HeliOffshore’s mission to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. It is set to play an even bigger part, as operations director Francois Lassale explained in a new video interview with FINN: http://tinyurl.com/yaah7mb2... Read more

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

23-Oct-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has published an updated version of its Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). The latest version includes two new annexes developed by the association’s HUMS working group, which consists of representatives from operators, OEMs and other industry experts. A subgroup under the leadership of Jason Alamond, HUMS program manager with... Read more

Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

18-Oct-2017Source: HeliOffshore

Tough trading conditions do not directly correlate to decreasing safety standards, and the offshore transportation industry can and must maintain its pursuit of continuous safety improvement during periods of depressed demand. These were the key messages delivered by Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff in a presentation this month’s Helitech show in London. Mr Baliff, who... Read more

HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

2-Oct-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is stepping up work on key projects that it has prioritised as having the greatest potential to save lives in offshore helicopter operations around the world. The association, which now has more than 100 members, is leading the offshore helicopter sector to close the safety gap with fixed-wing operations, with a new push to... Read more

Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

26-Sep-2017Source: HeliOffshore

There can be no gambling when it comes to safety, but HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations has directly benefitted from a poker tournament held earlier this year. At their fourth annual no-stakes poker tournament, Milestone Aviation funded a prize pool of $50,000 in sponsorship funds to HeliOffshore. The... Read more

HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

21-Aug-2017

Building on its Global Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) best practice guidance, HeliOffshore has released type-specific guidance to support operators of the Sikorsky S92 aircraft. The annex has been developed by HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience workstream in support of the new software released by Sikorsky in January 2017. The new tool provides multiple... Read more

HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

18-Jul-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore operators are working with UK and Norwegian authorities to release the technical data used to justify their decision on 7 July to lift operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters. The offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association says that without having all available data its members cannot determine whether or... Read more

HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

25-Apr-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announced today the appointment of Mr. Lance F. Bospflug to its Board. Mr. Bospflug, President and Chief Operating Officer at helicopter operator PHI Inc., replaces Mr. Al Gonsoulin, CEO of PHI Inc. and a founding member of HeliOffshore. HeliOffshore Board Chairman, Mr. Bill Chiles,... Read more

HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

24-Mar-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation. Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore chief executive officer, says advanced cockpit automation has enabled the offshore helicopter industry to operate in some of the... Read more

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

7-Mar-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper... Read more

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

7-Mar-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews... Read more

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

6-Mar-2017Source: HeliOffshore

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research.... Read more

HeliOffshore publishes presentations from Membership conference calls

HeliOffshore publishes presentations from Membership conference calls

4-Nov-2016Source: HeliOffshore

On October 25, 2016, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Speakers included our CEO, Gretchen Haskins, and topics included the reciprocal membership between HeliOffshore and IOGP, a progress update from Leonardo Helicopters on the AW139 FCOM and the HUMS workstream. Each call also included a... Read more

IOGP and HeliOffshore strengthen cooperation

IOGP and HeliOffshore strengthen cooperation

13-Oct-2016Source: HeliOffshore

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) and HeliOffshore, the global offshore helicopter industry association, strengthened today their cooperation with the aim of increasing helicopter safety, a top priority for both industries. The two organizations signed a reciprocal membership agreement today which formalises a collaboration that began in October 2014, when offshore helicopter... Read more

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

20-Sep-2016Source: HeliOffshore

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... Read more

Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

24-Aug-2016Source: HeliOffshore

We are thrilled to share that the global collaboration of HeliOffshore members was recognised yesterday at an award ceremony in Aberdeen. Russ Gould from Bristow Group and Malcolm Garrington from CHC Helicopter took the ‘Sharing & Learning’ award for the Health & Usage Monitoring System Best Practice Guidance. They accepted the award on behalf of... Read more

HeliOffshore launches global online community using Jive Software

HeliOffshore launches global online community using Jive Software

24-May-2016Source: Jive

Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced that HeliOffshore, the global safety association for the offshore helicopter industry, selected Jive to connect helicopter operators, global manufacturers, aviation regulators, academics and other stakeholders across the expansive rotary-wing ecosystem.HeliOffshore Space, the new Jive-powered community, helps bring the industry together to collaborate on safety initiatives that will benefit... Read more

HeliOffshore calls for root-and-branch review of offshore safety

HeliOffshore calls for root-and-branch review of offshore safety

16-May-2016Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins, in closing remarks yesterday, described how recent helicopter tragedies had strengthened the industry’s resolve to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. “We owe it to those who lost loved ones in Norway – and in other accidents – to do everything to continue our collaboration and deliver safety breakthroughs,”... Read more

New appointment to HeliOffshore board

New appointment to HeliOffshore board

21-Apr-2016Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announced today the appointment of Mr. Andrea Cicero to its board. Mr. Cicero, chief operating officer for Babcock Mission Critical Services Division, replaces Mr. Bill Tame, chief executive officer, International Division, Babcock International PLC. HeliOffshore Board chairman, Mr. Bill Chiles, welcomed Mr Cicero: “Our... Read more

Helicopter Industry Collaborates on Eye-Tracking Research

Helicopter Industry Collaborates on Eye-Tracking Research

22-Jan-2016Source: HeliOffshore

The offshore helicopter industry’s unrelenting commitment to safety has again been demonstrated with the launch of collaborative research in Aberdeen to further enhance pilot performance in the cockpit. A safety priority across the industry is to optimise the training and tools provided to offshore crews says Gretchen Haskins, chief executive officer of the global offshore... Read more

HeliOffshore launches HUMS Best Practice Guidance

HeliOffshore launches HUMS Best Practice Guidance

19-Nov-2015Source: HeliOffshore

Francois Lassale has recently announced the launch of the HeliOffshore Health and Usage Monitoring Best Practice guidance on behalf of all HeliOffshore members. This guidance is the result of a highly engaged industry putting momentum behind those actions that will make the greatest difference to safety. Our focus is always to make a difference to the frontline,... Read more

HeliOffshore appoints Operations Director

HeliOffshore appoints Operations Director

5-Oct-2015Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, has appointed Mr. Francois Lassale in the new role of operations director. Mr. Lassale joins from Vortex, a company providing turnkey aviation solutions, where he was Managing Director. Prior to this, he was director of safety and strategic development for the Presidential Flight, United... Read more

Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

12-May-2015Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins, in closing remarks yesterday, commended “inclusion, engagement and delivery” to more than 150 leaders attending the Annual Conference and General Meeting of global offshore helicopter association, HeliOffshore. Speaking at the inaugural HeliOffshore conference, Ms. Haskins told industry leaders that, with their commitment and collective might, the offshore helicopter industry... Read more

Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

1-Mar-2015Source: MINT Turbines

Spectro®| Jet-Care®, the recognised leader in the provision of condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, is pleased to announce their Alliance membership of HeliOffshore, the global safety-focused organisation formed by major providers of offshore helicopter transportation. “Spectro |Jet-Care have been involved in providing vital analysis services to the offshore helicopter market for almost 40... Read more

Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

21-Oct-2014Source: HeliOffshore

Five major helicopter operators today officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organisations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London. Founded by five major helicopter operators, HeliOffshore will use cross-industry cooperation as a... Read more

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