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U.S. Team Releases Details on Proposed Safety Enhancements Focused on Reducing Fatal Helicopter Accidents.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (397 reads)General

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has completed its comprehensive analysis of the root causes of fatal accidents and has developed 22 measurable safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities.



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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Inches Upward During First Half of 2017
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 (1743 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry rose slightly along with summer temperatures during the first half of 2017.  As spring turned into summer across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.37 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2016 of 3.16. 

This breaks a downward trend in helicopter accidents since 2013, but there is hope that a reduction will be achieved by the end of 2017 in order to maintain an improving safety record for the industry.



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USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (2545 reads)Meetings

With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups. 



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Helicopter Accidents Decrease in Key Regions Around the World
Monday, March 13, 2017 (3146 reads)GeneralThe International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has gathered accident information from countries across the globe and is seeing an encouraging trend of safer civil helicopter operations. Preliminary 2016 data from 50 countries show that most have decreasing totals for both fatal and non-fatal accidents. Looking forward, the teams will focus on more reductions in fatal accidents.

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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Continues Downward Trend During 2016
Monday, February 13, 2017 (3649 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry were pushed downward as safety lifted upward during 2016. Preliminary data shows that the 2016 accident rate was 3.19 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2015 of 3.67.

This 13 percent decrease continues a downward trend in helicopter accidents since 2013 and maintains an improving safety record for the industry. The fatal accident rate remained statistically the same year-over-year, but was considerably lower than the 2016 goal set by the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org).



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