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13 December 2018

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Helicopter Manufacturers and Regulators Agree Plan to Implement HTAWS Safety Enhancements

The world’s four leading helicopter manufacturers have agreed plans for the implementation of enhancements to their Helicopter Terrain Avoidance and Warning Systems (HTAWS). At a recent meeting organised by HeliOffshore, senior representatives from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo Helicopters, Sikorsky and avionics manufacturer Honeywell met with officials from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the UK…

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4 December 2018

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Home Safe Every Day Policy Keeps the Babcock Team on the Same Page for Safety

Offshore helicopter flights are just part of a very broad range of engineering support services provided by Babcock International Group. These also include decommissioning nuclear sites, building warships, and maintaining railway infrastructure and powerlines. A key common theme between these safety critical activities is that they are conducted in highly regulated environments. David Plester, managing…

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20 November 2018

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Flight Safety Foundation Names Hassan Shahidi as New President and CEO

Dr Hassan Shahidi will become the new president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation in January 2019, succeeding Jon Beatty who has led the non-profit, independent aviation safety organisation for the past four years. Dr Shahidi is currently director of aviation safety and new entrant integration with the MITRE Corporation, a U.S.-based non-profit company…

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16 October 2018

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Operators and OEMs Cooperate in Human Hazard Analysis Workshop Focused on AW139 Maintenance

HeliOffshore recently held the second in a series of Human Hazard Analysis (HHA) workshops intended to discover and devise ways to make the maintenance of helicopters safer by improving processes and the design of components. The workshop, which was held near Milan in Italy from 2-4th October, focused on Leonardo Helicopters’ AW139 aircraft. It brought together…

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3 October 2018

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CHC Helicopter Implements Real-Time Data Gathering for AW139 Fleet

CHC Helicopter has begun using a new real-time data gathering system for its fleet of AW139 helicopters. The system, which has been developed in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer Leonardo and data solutions specialist SKYTRAC, allows the operator monitor more than 500 Heliwise Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) indicators.  The system alerts ground crew any…

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7 August 2018

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New HeliOffshore Work Groups Focus on Wind Farms, Helidecks and Search and Rescue

HeliOffshore has formed three new work groups to focus the implementation of its safety strategy with regard to helidecks, search and rescue (SAR) operations and wind farm support. The new groups are being led by experts from multiple HeliOffshore member companies and are working collaboratively through dedicated channels in the HeliOffshore Space portal. Windfarms The…

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3 August 2018

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Australia Prepares to Introduce New Regulations For Rotorcraft Air Transport Operations

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is preparing to introduce significant revisions to regulations covering rotorcraft air transport operations, with the introduction of the new Part 119, Part 133 and MOS 133 publications. HeliOffshore’s global membership includes operators who are active in Australia. The agency is currently conducting a consultation process with stakeholders on these…

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1 August 2018

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BP Safety Forum Highlights Human Performance, Standardisation, Technology and Data

BP’s recent Global Supplier Safety Forum in London provided further evidence of the oil and gas industry’s strong commitment to enhancing safety though collaboration between energy companies and with their supply chain. Key points of consensus among participants included the: vital contribution of effective system support for human performance in strengthening safety,  case for increased…

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