(current partners: Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
Gulf Helicopter Safety Team
The Gulf Flight Safety Committee was formed in early 2000. MENA-HST expanded its charter to include all of Middle East-North Africa. As part of the charter, all companies agreed upon SMS implementation in part with the use of the IHST Toolkit. Top five risks were identified and risk mitigation strategy in progress. MENA-HST is sharing experiences and working with EHEST to collaborate on similar projects. MENA-HST is working on an internal consultation (audit) mechanism among MENA operators and they have developed a new survey for all MENA-HST operators to assess their needs and operational risks.