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FAA SMS Developments for General Aviation Operators
Sunday, April 17, 2011 (14165 reads)General

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)is encouraging use of a Safety Management System (SMS) for General Aviation (GA) Operators.

Information for Operators

The Internationl Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) offers an SMS Toolkit tailored to helicopter operations:

IHST SMS Toolkit

Developing an SMS Toolkit Video

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Thursday, March 03, 2011 (13703 reads)Meetings

The IHST will have a major presence at HELI-EXPO 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center, with a public briefing (IHST Update) on its international progress in Room S.330A/B, Sunday, March 6, at 1 – 3 pm. Workshops to address how to effectively use JHSIT toolkits are scheduled as follow: Safety Management Systems (SMS) Workshop, Sunday, March 6, 1 – 5 pm in Room S.330D; Flight Data Monitoring Workshop, Monday, March 7, 8 am – 5 pm in Room S.320A/B; and Training Workshop, Monday, March 7, 8 am – 12 pm in Room S.321. Don’t miss the US JHSIT Infastructure Workshop - Creating a safer operating environment —helipads, an improved and available weather grid, instrument flight, and communications, on Tuesday, March 8, 8 am to 12 pm in Room S.230A/B.

     Further information about the International Helicopter Safety Team, including access to its free, downloadable reports and toolkits, can be found on its website, www.ihst.org.

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IHSS 2010, Cascais, Portugal Press Release
Monday, November 01, 2010 (14306 reads)Meetings


IHST Findings and Recommendations –
Achieving an 80 % Reduction in
Helicopter Accident Rates by 2016
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) was proud to play host to the Fourth International Helicopter Safety Symposium held on Sunday 3rd October 2010 at Estoril in Portugal. This event was followed by a day of briefings and interactive workshops (Monday 4th October 2010) covering three of the International Helicopter Safety Team’s highest payoff safety enhancement areas: Safety Management Systems (SMS), Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM), and Training.

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Commitment by Offshore Helicopter Operators to Help Improve Safety
Monday, November 01, 2010 (14570 reads)General

Six senior executives from offshore helicopter operators gathered today in the course of the International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS) 2010 in Cascais, Portugal to sign a Letter of Commitment entitled “A Call to Action by and for Offshore Helicopter Operators”. An additional four operators also committed to the initiative through a virtual signing. The commitment symbolises an outstanding collective effort to further enhance the safety record of all helicopter operators and is a clear sign of their dedication to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) safety programme.


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HAI President Meets With Presidents Of Bell, American Eurocopter
Monday, October 18, 2010 (14459 reads)General

Fri, 15 Oct '10
Says "Thank You" For Their Support Of The Helicopter Safety Team
HAI President Matt Zuccaro took a moment out at the Air Medical Transport Conference to say thank you to Bell Helicopter President John Garrison and American Eurocopter President Marc Paganini for their commitment and continued support of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and HAI Safety initiatives.

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