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Feb
13
2019

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – As part of its commitment to drive down the civil helicopter fatal accident rate, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has issued a report identifying how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) technology can reduce fatalities in high-risk operations.

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Tags: OPA UAS USHST
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Feb
05
2019

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

Posted by jhadmin

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.

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Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2019

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 12 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Atlanta at 12 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.

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Tags: Heli Expo USHST
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
20
2018

Which U.S. Helicopter Industries Have the Best and the Worst Accident Records?

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) looked at 10 years of helicopter operations data from Jan. 2009 through 2018 and compared the share of flight hours of every industry type with the percentage share of total accidents and fatal accidents. During this period, U.S. civil helicopters flew more than 31 million flight hours and experienced 1,298 total accidents and 209 fatal accidents. Comparing the share of flight hours with the share of accidents within each industry area, the USHST developed these lists showing which industry areas have the best and worst records for total accidents and fatal accidents.

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Tags: Helicopter Crash USHST
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
15
2018

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Provides an Accident Ranking for Different Areas Within the Industry

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Every baseball sabermetrics specialist knows that stand-alone numbers such as total RBIs and total pitching wins may not tell the entire story behind a successful or unsuccessful effort. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data. More information than the total number of accidents needs to be gathered in order to understand the complete story.

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Categories: Press Releases


Jul
20
2018

Mixed Results: U.S. Helicopter Total Accident Rate Drops, But Fatal Accident Rate Rises During First Half of 2018

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – The total accident rate for the U.S. civil helicopter industry declined as the weather warmed up during the first half of 2018. As summer approached across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.44 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate of 3.74 during the full year of 2017. For the first half of 2018, there were 58 total accidents.

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Tags: USHST
Categories: Press Releases


May
01
2018

A Few Thoughts About Pilot Complacency

Posted by jhadmin

People look at “Complacency” as an active process. In other words, you are a bad person if you are complacent. It must be something that you are aiming to do - - to be complacent. Instead of “complacency,” I think of it as becoming “de-sensitized.” And I can see this happening to me and to those around me.

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Tags: USHST
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
30
2018

Where in the USA Do Helicopter Accidents Occur?

Posted by jhadmin

Usually, helicopter accidents occur in states where more helicopters are flying year round and where helicopters operate most often for industry purposes. During the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, a large percentage of helicopter operations took place west of the Rocky Mountains and that is reflected in the accident totals.

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Tags: Helicopter Safety USHST
Categories: HeliNews Headlines


Mar
27
2018

8 Ways to Enhance Helicopter Training and Reduce Fatal Accidents

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Many fatal helicopter accidents involve causes from actions or non-actions that may have occurred months or years before during initial or recurrent instruction sessions. The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that these training initiatives could improve safety and potentially save lives.

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Categories: Press Releases


Mar
12
2018

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

Posted by jhadmin

After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives.

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Feb
08
2018

Where in the USA Do Helicopter Accidents Occur?

Posted by jhadmin

Usually, helicopter accidents occur in states where more helicopters are flying year round and where helicopters operate most often for industry purposes. During the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, a large percentage of helicopter operations took place west of the Rocky Mountains and that is reflected in the accident totals.

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Tags: FAA Helicopter Accidents USHST
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
04
2018

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 13 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.

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Tags: Heli-Expo United States Helicopter Safety Team USHST
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