News

17 January 2019

News

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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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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8 January 2019

News

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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18 December 2018

Blogs

In 2019, as in 2018, it’s the Commitment and Effort of Our Members That Will Make This Industry Even Safer

Just last week, HeliOffshore held its final All Member Calls of 2018. These were a fantastic opportunity to recap on our collective accomplishments these past 12 months. We also took time to recalibrate our thinking about our top priorities for 2019, and how the offshore helicopter industry can pull together to achieve these. I was…

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17 December 2018

All Member Calls

HeliOffshore All Member Calls Outline Next Steps for Safety Collaboration in 2019

On 13th December, HeliOffshore hosted two All Member Calls to update members around the world on what we have accomplished together in 2018. We also talked about the next steps to achieving our key safety objectives for 2019. Participants heard from the association’s workstream leaders about priority safety programmes, including HTAWS, FCOMs, data sharing through…

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13 December 2018

News

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

News

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

News

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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