News

29 March 2018

All Member Calls, News

Latest HeliOffshore All Member Call recordings now available

On 27 March 2018, we hosted two All Member Calls to update HeliOffshore members around the world about the progress the association, through the efforts of its members, is making in its collaborative work to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. Participants in the conference calls heard about changes we’re making to boost the…

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28 March 2018

News

Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Recently completed trials organised by HeliOffshore have demonstrated the potential for improving safety for offshore helicopter operations by taking a new approach to prioritising maintenance tasks. The trials involved applying new Human Hazard Analysis techniques that help operators’ maintenance engineers and OEM design engineers to assess priorities. The response to the trials has been positive…

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7 March 2018

News

IHST Data Shows Global Civil Helicopter Accident Rates Fell in 2017

Civil helicopter accident rates worldwide were generally down in 2017, according to preliminary data released by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). The data, released on 6th March, showed that in most of the 49 countries providing data for the survey both fatal and non-fatal accident rates were 6 percent lower last year than in…

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5 March 2018

News

HeliOffshore Meetings at HAI Show Boost Collaboration to Implement Safety Priorities

Senior offshore helicopter industry leaders met during the HAI HeliExpo show in Las Vegas last week to add momentum to their collaborative efforts to enhance safety through HeliOffshore. A meeting of the global offshore helicopter safety association’s Safety Strategy Panel on 26th February agreed to increase the degree of governance exercised by key stakeholders, with…

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1 March 2018

News

Safran Helicopter Engines Appoints Franck Saudo As New CEO

Safran Helicopter Engines this week named Franck Saudo as its new CEO, succeeding Bruno Even who is set to become CEO at Airbus Helicopters. Mr Saudo, who will begin his new role on 2nd April, has been with the Safran group since 2011 and most recently served as CEO of the French group’s Safran Transmission…

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1 March 2018

News

Milestone Aviation’s HAI Event Boosts HeliOffshore’s Mission With $60,000 sponsorship for Safety Programmes

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $60,000 raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual poker tournament. The event, held on 26th February in Las Vegas, was the fifth no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone at HAI’s annual show HeliExpo. Milestone is a global…

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21 February 2018

News

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative…

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16 February 2018

News

New European Plan for Aviation Safety Spells Out Rotorcraft Priorities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its new European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The 2018-2022 edition of EPAS is part of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and is intended to provide a framework for safety work to be conducted at a regional level in support of the State Safety Programmes of…

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