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USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (1303 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 (1792 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 (2330 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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IHST Global Survey Highlights Safety Strengths and Weaknesses in the Helicopter Industry
Friday, February 03, 2017 (2450 reads)General

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has compiled data from its second annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented.

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USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (2612 reads)General

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Dallas at 17 different workshops - - the highest number of presentations its members have ever provided at Heli-Expo.

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