Safety Programme

The HeliOffshore Safety Strategy provides a common language, framework and priorities for the industry’s collaboration for safety.


Use the safety resources delivered and maintained by HeliOffshore to further enhance the safety of your helicopter operations, worldwide.


Participate in our collaboration for safety via workstreams, events, and online through HeliOffshore Space and the Information Exchange.


Participate in HeliOffshore forums, working groups, and events to help to shape safety priorities, contribute expertise, and learn from others.

Our Purpose

HeliOffshore is the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry. Through collaboration with and between our members, we are delivering an industry-wide safety programme to enhancing safety, worldwide. We bring together the global offshore helicopter industry so that:

  • No lives are lost through offshore flight
  • Information is shared to prevent accidents
  • Best practice is used by the global frontline
  • Our combined activities provide cost benefits to members
  • Collective action delivers breakthroughs in safety performance

Accident involving Irish Coast Guard SAR Helicopter off West Coast of Ireland

At approximately 01.00 on 14 March 2017 contact was lost with an S-92 aircraft operating search-and-rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG). On 20 March 2017, the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Ireland released a statement into the loss of R116. Click here to view the full statement. We are supporting those HeliOffshore members…

CEO's Blog

Guest Blog: Capt. Tim Rolfe, Director of Aviation Safety, Bristow Group

Safe flight happens thanks to a system that involves humans, technology, and the operating environment. The safety record of offshore helicopter operations has improved dramatically over the last 20 years – and during that time the introduction of increasingly sophisticated cockpit automation has, undoubtedly, been a major factor in that improvement. While automation has solved…


HeliOffshore Conference & AGM 2017 - Budapest, Hungary

The HeliOffshore Conference and AGM 2017 will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Budapest, Hungary, from 13-14 May 2017 

Registration is open to members until the end of February through a managed process where the main Point of Contact for each HeliOffshore member is sent a registration letter.

For confirmed delegates, click here for more information about Conference timings, social events, the hotel, and the city of Budapest.

HeliOffshore Conference 2016: Global Collaboration, Frontline Results

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