Rotor & Wing - Rotorcraft Report: IHST Releases Recommendations to Reduce U.S. Helicopter Accidents

U.S. helicopter accidents can be drastically reduced, and we have the fact-based recommendations to do it: That was the message at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium, held from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Montreal, Canada. Hosted by the Intl Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)—the global industry-government group committed to reducing accident rates by 80 percent by 2016—IHSS 2009 provided hard research on why and how accidents happen, and solid strategies and tools to prevent them. But the organization is actually “working towards zero accidents,” said Matthew Zuccaro, president of Helicopter Assn Intl (HAI) and IHST co-chair. “Can you imagine an industry that is accident-free?” he challenged delegates as the convention wrapped up. “We would have no loss of life or injuries; revenue or aircraft.”  more...

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
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