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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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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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