News

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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1 November 2018

Blogs

How I Saw HeliOffshore’s Global Collaboration for Safety With My Own Eyes in Malaysia and Australia

The first realisation that I was heading for a place with a powerful safety culture came on the Qantas flight from London. The flight attendant warned me to watch my head and I looked up to see a red warning flag there to alert passengers not to bump into the overhead bins.  On arrival in…

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16 October 2018

News

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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9 October 2018

Blogs

HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience Workstream is Driving a Cultural Change in How We See the Safety and Resilience of the Human-Machine System

by Scott Carmichael If there is a single concept that drives and inspires the work of HeliOffshore’s Safety Reliability & Resilience (SR&R) Workstream it is the firm conviction that we need to treat the machine and the human being as one safety system. By taking this holistic approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter…

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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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3 October 2018

News

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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