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Online Classroom: Why a Safety Management System is Important
Friday, August 26, 2011 (10726 reads)General

Whether you operate one helicopter or a fleet of 100, a Safety Management System (SMS) should be an important part of your operation.  Helicopter operations are becoming more complex and SMS is an organized and practical method for controlling risks and hazards.  Click here to watch an IHST video on developing a Safety Management System which will allow operators to maintain control over the key factors that affect safety.

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The IHST Lands on Facebook and Twitter
Friday, August 19, 2011 (10521 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team has launched social media profiles aimed at increasing awareness of the organization mission to reduce the civil helicopter accident rate by 80 per cent by 2016. American Eurocopter, a partner with the IHST, created the profiles in Facebook and Twitter, and has worked with IHST on the development of a social media strategy. Click here to join us on Facebook.  Click here for more information on our social media efforts.

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We Want Your Opinion About Heliports
Monday, August 15, 2011 (10484 reads)General

The National EMS Pilots Association is conducting a survey to gather opinions on heliport design and safety from all helicopter pilots involved in any form of helicopter operations. The information gathered will be presented to the FAA and to all stake holders in the helicopter industry to assist in the current efforts to rewrite the new FAA heliport advisory circular. Please take 15 minutes now and make a positive impact on your industry for years to come. Click on the following survey link:


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CHC Addresses Indicator Issue Through SMS
Monday, August 08, 2011 (10406 reads)General


Using its Safety Management System, CHC Helicopters solved a gear indicator issue that its pilots and mechanics had been dealing with. Click here for the Rotor & Wing magazine article. Browse the IHST site to find out how SMS can help improve helicopter operations and safety. Watch the SMS video here.



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International Helicopter Safety Team Forms Partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Monday, August 01, 2011 (10513 reads)General
Moving toward its goal of reducing worldwide civil helicopter accident rates by 80 percent in ten years, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is partnering with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to identify the best possible method to communicate helicopter safety research information to the industry.

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