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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (627 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – If the first half of the year is any indication, then 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for civil helicopter safety in the United States. Total accidents are down 28 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year. In addition, according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), the number of accidents has been cut nearly in half compared to 2006.



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IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (1121 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) today welcomes the development of an enhanced safety partnership in Brazil with the creation of the Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team (BHEST). The organization reflects a new partnership between the current IHST Brazil group (www.ihstbrasil.org) and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC - Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil).

BHEST will follow IHST guidelines, mission, and goals as well as ANAC regulations and orientation. The first Co-Chairs of BHEST will be Antonio Modesto of HELIBRAS and Bruno Villela of the Brazilian Navy. A representative of ANAC will act as the BHEST Secretary. Current IHST Brazil members will be appointed to safety sub-committees to be established under the new BHEST organization and new members will be welcome to support the new team.



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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Debuts “Reel Safety”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (2362 reads)General

Quick Audio-Visual Presentations Available Online from Helicopter Safety Experts

WASHINGTON, DC – A picture can be worth a thousand words, but pictures and audio and information directly from safety experts can be worth thousands of safe helicopter flights. The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) this week debuts Reel Safety, a new series of slide presentations that combine audio, photos and video with essential information aimed at enhancing helicopter safety. The initial Reel Safety topics include:



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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Cut by More Than Half During Past 10 Years
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (2470 reads)Regional News

FORT WORTH, TX – On the heels of the news announced last month that the total number of U.S. civil helicopter accidents had been reduced to the lowest level since the early 1980s, new accident rate data is highlighting an even stronger improvement.  During 2014, the U.S. civil helicopter industry experienced 3.64 accidents per 100,000 flight hours.  This is a 26 percent reduction compared to 2013 and a 54 percent reduction compared to the 2001-05 baseline accident rate.



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IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015 (2368 reads)General

Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Orlando at 11 different workshops and seminars.

The IHST leads a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and reduce civil helicopter accidents.  Since the IHST’s inception in 2005, the number of accidents worldwide has been decreasing by an annual rate of 2 percent, and the annual number of U.S. accidents has been reduced by 30 percent.
 



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