For more than 20 years, civilian helicopter accidents have remained at a consistently high and unacceptable level around the world. A global effort led by the International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005, has been focused on finding ways to drive accident rates lower. The goal is to reduce worldwide helicopter accident rates 80 percent by 2016. A key challenge in achieving that goal lies in addressing the human factors in helicopter safety and fostering a culture in which individual members of the international helicopter community (both organizations and people) take personal responsibility for preventing accidents and enhancing safety.
The 5th International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS 2011) will review the international helicopter community’s progress toward that goal and discuss how individual helicopter operators, pilots and mechanics can apply the lessons derived from its work to their daily activities. At this symposium, helicopter operators will have the opportunity to:
• Help refine the global roadmap for enhancing helicopter safety and reducing accidents, particularly as it relates to the needs of individual owners, pilots and mechanics and smaller helicopter operators
• Review the role that decision-making and other human factors consistently play in contributing to helicopter accidents
• Learn what specific safety actions make business sense for their operations and how to implement those actions
• Broaden their awareness of best safety practices and new safety technologies (including warning devices, Health and Usage Monitoring Systems and Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring)
• Familiarize themselves with the tool kits and training aids available from IHST to improve day-to-day safety
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