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IHST Posts Risk Assessment Tool
Monday, August 24, 2009 (10771 reads)General

IHST Posts Risk Assessment Tool - Seeks Operator Feedback Analyses of helicopter accidents conducted by the IHST indicate that small and medium sized helicopter operations would benefit significantly by implementing a series of data driven recommendations. This self
assessment tool is intended to provide small and medium sized operators and private pilots an opportunity to assess their operation relative to key IHST recommendations for the US fleet.   Use of these recommendations does not guarantee risk free operation of helicopters; however, it does provide insight on those aspects of helicopter operation that if fully embraced, will significantly reduce helicopter operational risks. Please take a look at the tool and take the feedback survey



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HAI: Hosts two-day IHST Meeting
Friday, July 24, 2009 (10853 reads)Meetings

Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2009) - Helicopter Association International (HAI) hosted a two-day International Helicopter Safety Team Executive Committee meeting with participation by US JHSAT and US JHSIT, July 20/21, at HAI headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.



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Pilot misjudgement the most common factor in European helicopter accidents
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (11426 reads)General

Pilot judgement and actions is the most frequent single contributory factor in European helicopter accidents, according to a European Helicopter Safety Analysis Team study. The study is aimed at understanding rotary wing accidents so as to develop a strategy to reduce risks. 



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Interest In Helicopter HUMS May Be Humming
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (14717 reads)General

Helicopter maintenance and safety could be significantly enhanced through greater use of health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), experts say.

"Stepped up use of HUMS could reduce accidents," said Mark Liptak, an aviation safety engineer with the FAA's Safety Data and Analysis Services, as well as program director for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)--an international body that wants to cut worldwide helicopter accidents by as much as 80% by 2016.



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The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (12185 reads)General

A Bit of History

The IHST came to life in a meeting at the American Helicopter Society International headquarters in early 2004 with participants from the Helicopter Association  International, the FAA, helicopter manufacturers and others interested in the reduction of helicopter accidents. In order to get the movement going, the first International Helicopter Safety Symposium was held scheduled for everyone to meet in Montreal, Canada in September 2005. Industry interest and attendance was overwhelming.  More...



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