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6 May 2019

Press Releases

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Renew Their Commitment to Achieving Safety Excellence Where it Counts to Save Lives

Athens, Greece—Stakeholders from across the offshore helicopter industry have agreed key next steps to achieve safety excellence in those areas that matter most to saving lives. At the 2019 conference of international safety association HeliOffshore, almost 200 leaders from member companies forged new plans to ensure that the right resources are in place to deliver…

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4 March 2019

Press Releases

Upgrades to Helicopter Terrain Avoidance and Warning Systems Make Offshore Operations Safer by Improving Collision Avoidance with Earlier Warnings for Pilots

The safety of offshore helicopter operations is set to benefit from the implementation of enhancements to Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS). As a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators and regulators, plans have been formulated to implement upgrades that have been demonstrated to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds…

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4 March 2019

Press Releases

HeliOffshore Data Shows How Addressing the Main Causal Factors of Return to Base Events  Will Further Strengthen the Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Helicopter Operations 

Collaborative work involving HeliOffshore member companies has achieved a breakthrough in identifying the most effective way to implement solutions for the main causal factors of Return to Base (RTB) events. Driven by analysis of frontline data, the work to resolve the underlying causes of RTBs will strengthen the reliability and resilience of offshore helicopter operations—boosting…

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16 January 2019

Press Releases

HeliOffshore Appoints François Lassale to New Chief Operating Officer Position

HeliOffshore has appointed its operations director François Lassale to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). The change in management structure takes account of the rapid growth of the safety-focused association’s global membership and activities in the four years since it was formed in October 2014.  In his new role, Mr Lassale will be…

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3 October 2018

Press Releases

The Offshore Helicopter Industry’s Safety Intelligence Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is giving the offshore helicopter industry a clear picture of its safety performance, delivering a growing volume of frontline data that supports all aspects of HeliOffshore’s collaborative work to avoid accidents. Data is already being submitted by operators accounting for more than 80% of aircraft in the combined…

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8 May 2018

Press Releases

HeliOffshore 2018 Conference Commits to Next Steps in Safety Collaboration

Senior leaders from the offshore oil and gas industry have reconfirmed their commitment to driving up safety performance, agreeing to press hard for comprehensive implementation of safety priorities that will have the most potential to save lives in helicopter operations. These safety priorities include activities such as sharing and jointly analysing operational data through the…

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11 December 2017

Press Releases

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

  Efforts to advance the development and implementation of enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) took a step forward last month with the completion of simulator trials of Honeywell’s EGPWS MKXXII HTAWS solution. Effective collision avoidance is fundamental to helicopter safety, and a collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders is working to give pilots…

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28 September 2017

Press Releases

HeliOffshore steps up collaboration to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore is stepping up work on key projects that it has prioritised as having the greatest potential to save lives in offshore helicopter operations around the world. The association, which now has more than 100 members, is leading the offshore helicopter sector to close the safety gap with fixed-wing operations, with a new push to…

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