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Most U.S. Helicopter Accident Indicators Pointed in Right Direction During 2020

Jan. 21, 2021
WASHINGTON DC – The helicopter industry recorded another year of decreasing accidents, with the number of fatal accidents dropping by more than 20 percent, and a 2.6 percent reduction...

New Helicopter Safety Team of Chile Will Focus on Reducing Accidents and Enhancing Safety

Oct. 5, 2020
With strong support from the Chilean Association of Helicopters (ACHHEL) and dozens of experts from across the industry, the Helicopter Safety Team of Chile (HST-Chile) has been...

Some Progress Made in 2019 for Helicopter Accidents in Key Global Regions

Feb. 5, 2020
After gathering accident information from countries around the world, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation ( is seeing reductions in accidents and progress...

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

Sept. 24, 2019
As the temperature moves downward during October and November in most of the U.S., the number of fatal helicopter accidents usually moves upward according to the United States...
Education & Training

IHST Sponsors Interactive Safety Workshop in Phoenix

Nov. 12, 2018
The International Helicopter Safety Team is partnering with the FAA Safety Team for the first of several two-hour workshops aimed at discussing the grey areas of safety decisions...

IHST Global Survey Underscores Safety Strengths and Weaknesses in the Helicopter Industry

April 3, 2018
Best opportunities to prevent helicopter accidents: implementation of SMS, structured program for training, HUMS, iFDM programs, comply with manufacturers' maintenance practices...

Continuing Decrease for Helicopter Accidents in Key Regions Around the World

March 6, 2018
The International Helicopter Safety Team ( has gathered accident information from countries across the globe and continues to seeing an encouraging trend of safer...

IHST Partner Releases New Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

Jan. 16, 2018
The European partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team has updated and released a comprehensive 168-page guide for helicopter flight instructors based on extensive feedback...
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Helicopter Accidents Decrease in Key Regions Around the World

March 14, 2017
Using combined data from these 50 countries, total civil helicopter accidents in 2016 were down 17 percent compared to the prior year and fatal accidents also were reduced by ...
Trade Associations & Events

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

Feb. 22, 2017
International teams representing 50 countries will present and summarize 2016 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve...

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IHST Finds Out “Where in the World” Helicopter Safety is Pursued

Oct. 22, 2015
The strongest proponents of Safety Management Systems were found in Australia and the United Kingdom, while structured programs for initial and recurrent training are most prevalent...
Trade Associations & Events

7 Initiatives That Every Helicopter Operator and Pilot Need to Tackle

Feb. 9, 2015
They focus in general on pilot training, safety and risk management concepts, and maintenance practices.
Trade Associations & Events

IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo 2015

Jan. 27, 2015
Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Orlando at 11 different workshops and seminars.

7 Technologies That Can Reduce Helicopter Accidents

Oct. 23, 2014
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) has worked in partnership with the National Aerospace Laboratory in Amsterdam to study the potential of technologies to mitigate helicopter...

IHST Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety

March 20, 2014
Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International Helicopter Safety Team was established...

IHST Releases Three New Helicopter Safety Bulletins for 2014

Feb. 13, 2014
The safety bulletins offer important information for helicopter pilots while they are flying and for pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for flight.
Trade Associations & Events

IHST Releases Schedule for Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium

Feb. 6, 2014
The theme of the symposium is “Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility” and it is open to all aviation safety professionals and all within the worldwide helicopter community...

IHST Sees Gradual Downward Trend in Worldwide Helicopter Accidents

Feb. 3, 2014
Better access to safety methods and improved safety awareness are helping helicopter operators reduce the number of accidents and enhance safety programs.

IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo 2014

Jan. 27, 2014
The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate.