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IHST to Hold Safety Workshops at Europe’s HeliTech Event  
IHST to Hold Safety Workshops at Europe’s HeliTech Event


Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will lead a number of safety workshops at the premier helicopter industry event in Europe, the HeliTech International Expo and Conference.  The HeliTech Expo, which takes place Sept. 24-26 in London, attracts nearly 4,000 participants within the rotorcraft industry from 60 countries.

 IHST members will provide the following workshops:

 Training Safety or Training Safely?

Training Safety is using training tools to develop a “safe attitude” in pilots, be they students, commercial pilots or instructors.  It is the pilot in command’s responsibility to use all available tools for assessing the risks, executing the flight and returning everybody in a safe and relaxed manner. Training Safely is the idea that both instructor (or examiner) and student pilot have a stake in safely conducting the flight.

 12 Classic Accident Pitfalls

Based upon the IHST issued 12-point list of dangerous things to do in flight, this is a fast moving dynamic presentation involving defining the wrong things to do, illustrating how they can be dangerous by discussing actual accident situations, and presenting alternative methods to get the mission done without resorting to unsafe practices. 

International Helicopter Safety Team Maintenance Toolkit

Doing it Right the First Time. 

International Helicopter Safety Team Health Usage Monitoring System Toolkit

Members of the IHST HUMS Project Team will provide a brief introduction to helicopter vibration, vibration analysis, the concept of Condition Based Monitoring, as well as the history of its use.  More importantly, the presenters will reveal why Condition Based Monitoring is an essential part of a maintenance program, how to properly manage the program and how it can positively impact the safety culture of an organization. 

Breaking the Accident Chain - Avoiding Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT)

This interactive course will define CFIT with the latest statistics and challenges in regards to wire strikes, obstacles and terrain avoidance.  Participants will be guided through a real-world CFIT case using the latest HTAWS technology. 

For more details on these and all other safety workshops, go to the HeliTech International Expo web page at http://www.helitechevents.com/conference/Safety-Workshop/#search=rpp%3D24

The IHST promotes safety and works to reduce civil helicopter accidents worldwide.  The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate.  The group’s vision is an international civil helicopter community with zero accidents with a goal to reduce the international civil helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016.

This cooperative effort is co-chaired by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Helicopter Association International.  Major industry participants include AgustaWestland, the American Helicopter Society International, Bell Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Bristow Helicopter Ltd, CHC helicopter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Eurocopter, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Flight Safety Foundation, the Helicopter Association of Canada, Robinson Helicopters, Shell Aircraft, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. 

IHST members also establish international partnerships in countries with significant helicopter operations and work to encourage the overseas industries to carry out accident analysis and develop safety interventions.  Worldwide partners now supporting the work of the IHST include government and industry participants from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, Russia, and multiple countries in Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.


More information about the IHST, its reports, safety tools, and presentations can be obtained at its web site at www.IHST.org and on the IHST Facebook page.


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