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16 October 2017

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In Good Times and Bad Safety Comes First, Says Bristow CEO Jonathan Baliff

Tough trading conditions do not directly correlate to decreasing safety standards, and the offshore transportation industry can and must maintain its pursuit of continuous safety improvement during periods of depressed demand. These were the key messages delivered by Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff in a presentation this month’s Helitech show in London. Mr Baliff, who…

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2 October 2017

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CHC, Leonardo and Skytrac Join Forces to Flight Test New Real-time HUMS/EFB Combination

CHC Helicopters has flight tested a new real-time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) interfaced with an electronic flight bag (EFB) for the AW139 aircraft. The new combined system has been developed by the operator in partnership with airframer Leonardo and aviation data specialist Skytrac. The technology combines inflight HUMS analysis with real-time air-to-ground exceedance…

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27 September 2017

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Being Human in Safety-Critical Organisations: New book looks at how people create safety, what stops them and what to do about it

Human beings, so commonly the scapegoats for accidents in the workplace, are in fact an integral and indispensable part of a successful safety system. Frail and fallible as they may be, nonetheless the role—whether positive or negative—of humans in the safety food chain must be fully understood, argue psychologists Dik Gregory and Paul Shanahan in…

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13 September 2017

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Safety Is the Winner in Milestone Aviation’s Poker Tournament Benefiting HeliOffshore

There can be no gambling when it comes to safety, but HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations has directly benefitted from a poker tournament held earlier this year. At their fourth annual no-stakes poker tournament, Milestone Aviation funded a prize pool of $50,000 in sponsorship funds to HeliOffshore. The…

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16 August 2017

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New HUMS Tool Best Practice for S92 Tail Rotor Pitch Change Shaft Bearing

Building on its Global Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) best practice guidance, HeliOffshore has released type-specific guidance to support operators of the Sikorsky S92 aircraft. The annex has been developed by HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience workstream in support of the new software released by Sikorsky in January 2017. The new tool provides multiple…

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20 July 2017

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UK and Norwegian CAAs Publish Safety Directives Lifting Super Puma Operating Restrictions

Today the UK and Norwegian CAAs published the formal safety directives informing their respective states that they have lifted operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 aircraft. The documents explain that operators wishing to resume Super Puma operations must first comply with the associated EASA Airworthiness Directive (2017-0111), ensure that an EASA-approved Full Flow…

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19 July 2017

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HeliOffshore Conference & AGM 2018 – Save the Date!

The HeliOffshore Annual Conference is a key opportunity for our members to align priorities and agree those actions that will make the greatest difference to enhancing safety in our industry. So please save the date for the HeliOffshore Conference 2018 in Lake Maggiore, Italy next year. The conference is on the weekend of 5-6 May…

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14 July 2017

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Sikorsky’s Electronic Flight Bag/Flight Crew Operator’s Manual App Now Available

The new Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOMs) for the Sikorsky S-92A and S-76D aircraft are now available for download from Apple’s App Store through the latest release of the iFly Sikorsky Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). The new manuals have been developed—based on peer review conducted last year—to give pilots a better understanding of each helicopter’s…

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