Tag: Helicopter Safety
WASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry improved only slightly during 2018, but remained below accident totals from four and five years ago. Preliminary data shows that the 2018 accident rate was 3.62 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2017 of 3.70. There were 121 total accidents in 2018 compared to 123 accidents in 2017.
Compared to five years ago, the accident rate has been cut 27 percent. On a less positive note, however, the fatal accident rate rose slightly year-over-year, with 24 fatal accidents occurring in 2018 and 20 fatal accidents in 2017. [Read More...]
US Helicopter Safety Team
WASHINGTON DC – Robinson Helicopter Company President and CEO Kurt Robinson will represent the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) in Texas next month when he addresses the helicopter industry at the FAA’s 2018 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference.
The three-day workshop event takes place in Hurst, TX, on Oct. 23-25. The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad.
Robinson will offer a report on the IHST’s progress and will discuss accident trends, results of the global safety survey, and the IHST’s “Go Local” safety culture campaign. The “Go Local” program targets pilot decision-making and seeks volunteers to support the campaign in their local communities. [Read More...]
FAA Rotorcraft Conference
Helicopter Safety Team
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. [Read More...]