United States Helicopter Safety Team

Fort Worth, TX


About United States Helicopter Safety Team


Fort Worth, TX

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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015

July 13, 2015
Total accidents are down 28 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

U.S. Helicopter Accidents Reduced to Lowest Level in More Than Three Decades

Jan. 12, 2015
A renewed safety education and communication effort succeeded in reversing the trend as U.S. helicopter accidents totaled 130 during 2014, the lowest total since the early 1980s...

Lower Nighttime Flight Hours = Higher Nighttime Helicopter Accidents

Dec. 3, 2014
Six years of safety data shows that more than half of all civil helicopter accidents occurring at night involve pilots with less than 100 hours of night flight experience.

Helicopter Accident Rate Shows Double Digit Reduction

Sept. 8, 2014
For the first seven months of 2014, there have been 3.94 helicopter accidents for every 100,000 flight hours. This is a 51 percent decrease compared to the 2001-05 baseline
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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Decrease for First Half of 2014

July 14, 2014
Total accidents are down 17 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year.

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

May 12, 2014
Too many accidents happened during private flights, simple repositioning operations, and during routine aerial observation flights. This highlights the fact that preparation and...

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