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16 April 2019

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Era Group’s Safety Culture Wins NOIA Safety in Seas Award

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) last week presented Era Group Inc. with the 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award during its annual meeting in Washington, DC. The award recognised Era for introducing a robust safety culture that is credited with achieving a drop, over the past five years, in the company’s…

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27 March 2019

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New Bristow President and CEO Don Miller Joins the HeliOffshore Board of Directors

At their meeting on 7th March, HeliOffshore directors officially welcomed Don Miller to the board, following his recent appointment as the new President and CEO of the Bristow Group. As one of the founding members of HeliOffshore, Bristow has always made a very strong contribution to the global association’s collaborative work to further enhance the…

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26 March 2019

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New HeliOffshore Video Makes the Safety Case for Implementing Flight Crew Operating Manuals

Effective flight path management is a critical element in achieving safe offshore helicopter operations. The automation technology in modern aircraft can positively contribute to this, and especially when flight crew have a complete understanding of how designers intended for these complex systems to be used. This is where the implementation of Flight Crew Operating Manuals…

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5 March 2019

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Milestone Aviation’s HAI HeliExpo Event Boosts HeliOffshore’s Mission With $50,000 Sponsorship for Key Safety Programmes

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $50,000 in sponsorship raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual Poker Invitational tournament. The event, held on 5th March at HAI’s 2019 HeliExpo show in Atlanta, was the sixth annual no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone.  Milestone…

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17 January 2019

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New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its CAP 1747 report on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to alerts for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS). The report’s findings will provide input for the EUROCAE WG110 working group as part of the aviation standards organisation’s efforts to…

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8 January 2019

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HeliOffshore Workshops Support Operators Preparing to Adopt the Safety Benefits of Evidence-based Training 

HeliOffshore recently held the first in series of workshops to enhance awareness and understanding of the safety benefits of Evidence-based Training (EBT). These are part of a data-driven initiative to support helicopter operators wanting to give their flight crew the most appropriate training, based on their actual level of experience and operational circumstances. Members of…

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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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