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HAI: Hosts two-day IHST Meeting
Friday, July 24, 2009 (15290 reads)Meetings

Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2009) - Helicopter Association International (HAI) hosted a two-day International Helicopter Safety Team Executive Committee meeting with participation by US JHSAT and US JHSIT, July 20/21, at HAI headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Pilot misjudgement the most common factor in European helicopter accidents
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (16063 reads)General

Pilot judgement and actions is the most frequent single contributory factor in European helicopter accidents, according to a European Helicopter Safety Analysis Team study. The study is aimed at understanding rotary wing accidents so as to develop a strategy to reduce risks. 

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Interest In Helicopter HUMS May Be Humming
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (21248 reads)General

Helicopter maintenance and safety could be significantly enhanced through greater use of health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), experts say.

"Stepped up use of HUMS could reduce accidents," said Mark Liptak, an aviation safety engineer with the FAA's Safety Data and Analysis Services, as well as program director for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)--an international body that wants to cut worldwide helicopter accidents by as much as 80% by 2016.

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The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (15930 reads)General

A Bit of History

The IHST came to life in a meeting at the American Helicopter Society International headquarters in early 2004 with participants from the Helicopter Association  International, the FAA, helicopter manufacturers and others interested in the reduction of helicopter accidents. In order to get the movement going, the first International Helicopter Safety Symposium was held scheduled for everyone to meet in Montreal, Canada in September 2005. Industry interest and attendance was overwhelming.  More...

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 (17281 reads)General

By Fred Brisbois

Director, Aviation & Product Safety, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Co-Chair, Safety Implementation Team of the International Helicopter Safety Team

Life is full of opportunities and challenges.  Some are daunting and at first may seem impossible or at least be very intimidating.   Aviation Safety offers its own opportunities and challenges.  Death or injury sustained in the crash of a helicopter is as tragic as it is in the crash of an airliner.  Shouldn’t we afford the same level of safety to everyone regardless of what type aircraft they are flying in?     

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