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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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27 July 2018

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Airbus Trains Engineering Students to Apply Human Hazard Analysis

Airbus Helicopters has been working with France’s Polyaero (Aix-Marseille University) to give aerospace engineering students experience in applying Human Hazard Analysis techniques to optimising the design and maintenance processes. The students, who are potentially future maintenance and design engineers, recently completed the second training module in a series that uses virtual reality technology and is…

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6 July 2018

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Accident Investigation Board Norway Publishes H225 Turøy Final Report

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has published its final report into the fatal accident involving an Airbus H225 helicopter that crashed near Turøy on 29th April 2016. HeliOffshore, the global safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry, welcomes the detailed investigation report and will support implementation of lessons learned as part of our continuing collaboration among…

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18 June 2018

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In New Video Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak in Unison On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak in Unison On Next Steps to Enhance Safety Leading companies and stakeholders in the offshore oil industry are more united than ever before in their resolve to enhance safety. In a new video filmed at HeliOffshore’s recent annual conference, senior leaders from operators, oil companies, manufacturers and leasing companies explain…

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13 June 2018

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HeliOffshore’s HUMS Best Practice Guidelines Can Help Operators Maximise the Technology’s Safety Benefits

The European Union’s new Commission Regulation 2016/1119, which takes effect from 1st July, 2018, formally recognises the safety benefits of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) by requiring European operators to install approved equipment and adopt approved procedures for using it. These specific requirements take effect from 1st January, 2019. In fact, many operators are…

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13 June 2018

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HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners on Next Steps for Eye-Tracking Research

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented programme can be applied to enhance safety in the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from…

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