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Industry/Government Experts Gather for 5th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

WASHINGTON, DC – This Thursday and Friday, more than 50 aviation safety professionals and leaders from industry and government will come together in Washington DC for this year’s USHST Infrastructure Summit. 

The Summit is designed as an industry and government collaborative comprised of groups involved with and impacted by: 

  • Heliport Safety, Standardization, Education and Oversight 
  • Aviation Weather Gathering, Dissemination & Reporting 
  • Low Altitude IFR Infrastructure Design and Integration 

Participants in this year’s summit include representatives from: Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT), Vertical Flight Society (VFS), Airbus Helicopters, Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Bell, Boston MedFlight, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Five-Alpha LLC, General Aviation Manufactures Association (GAMA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), LifeFlight of Maine, Protean LLC, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), Petroleum Helicopter Inc Air Medical, Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc., Seven Bar,  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST). 

Some of this year’s sessions will include: 




FAA Design Guide Update

Weather in the Cockpit

NAS PBN Update

Form-5010 Recommendations

HEMS WX Tool Advances

New Helicopter Criteria

Heliport Management

AWC Update

Helicopter Procedures

Heliport Education


IFR Utilization Issues

Heliport Certification/Accreting

FAA Update

UAS, UAV & Drone Ops

More information about the USHST, its reports, safety tools, “Reel Safety” presentations, YouTube Safety Videos as well as presentations from the infrastructure summits can be obtained at its website (www.ushst.org) as well as from the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero).   Follow the USHST and ISHF on Facebook and Twitter. 

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by jhadmin

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