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Helicopter Accidents Decrease in Key Regions Around the World
Monday, March 13, 2017 (4677 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 (5411 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 (4724 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 (4424 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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Aviation Safety Experts Will Gather for 2nd Helicopter Infrastructure Summit
Thursday, January 26, 2017 (3493 reads)General

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 50 aviation safety leaders from industry and government will gather Feb. 16-17 in Washington DC for the 2017 USHST Infrastructure Summit. The conference, which was initially launched last year, focuses on discussions about the future of helicopter infrastructure within the realm of the low altitude environment of the National Airspace System.

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