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9 January 2017

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…

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19 December 2016

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Significant Progress Thanks to Dedication of our Members

It is the time of year for reflection … so for my last blog in 2016, I’m looking back at what has been achieved this year and looking ahead to the great opportunity we have, together, to continuing making a difference to safety at the frontline. Our global collaboration achieved significant progress in 2016 thanks…

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18 November 2016

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Flight Safety Foundation and IASS2016

Over the past week, I have had the pleasure of spending time with, learning from, and presenting to, some of the wider aviation industry’s foremost experts in safety. In Dubai, I participated in the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) Board meeting and the Foundation’s 69th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS). The FSF has much in…

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31 August 2016

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Effective Use of Automation

The global aviation industry is testament to what can be achieved when you combine humans and machines successfully. In the past 20 years, advanced cockpit automation has allowed aviators to go further and do more. In the offshore helicopter industry, with automation we are able to serve the most remote oil and gas locations; often…

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21 April 2016

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Keeping Our Members Informed & Involved

I want our members to always feel informed about progress and to have multiple opportunities and vehicles to contribute to – and benefit from – our global collaboration for safety. This week, we published the fourth issue of the HeliOffshore Update, which is available here. Our next Quarterly All Member calls are scheduled for 26…

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22 March 2016

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Launch of InfoShare

I’m delighted about the extent to which our members are sharing safety information with each other. It is wonderful to see that this is now happening between competitors and around the world; so that we can use our combined resources to improve safety. People have embraced HeliOffshore’s Information Exchange and are using it to share events…

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21 January 2016

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Collaborating on eye-tracking research to enhance flight safety

When HeliOffshore members come together in the interests of safety, great progress is made! The latest example I want to share relates to a truly unique collaborative research programme that got underway this week. A shared safety priority for our members is to optimize the training and tools provided to crews.   This is the focus…

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16 December 2015

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End of Year Message

With the holidays upon us and 2015 drawing to a close, it’s a great time to look back at this unforgettable year. Together we have reached new levels of collaboration across our industry. I’m immensely proud of the work that we are doing through HeliOffshore to improve safety; work which is making a difference to…

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