The Value of Safety Management Systems for Operators Large and Small By Stan Rose | October 24, 2017 The editorial policy of this site, if it is not too presumptuous to claim that the content…
It’s not unexpected that helicopters haven’t had the greatest safety history, but news releases by the FAA and USHST provide great and somewhat surprising news.
The benefits of the new cooperative, data analytical approach to aviation safety are objectively observable. A wonderful example of the gains attained by this proactive regimen is the United States Helicopter Safety Team who is making progress with insights being shared between the FAA and industry.
The two different views of the Super Puma helicopter accident are both valid. It will be interesting to see what happens with this split of opinions. After the fact analysis is easier to make, but hindsight is not a luxury which any of these authorities are afforded.
A team of undergraduates at the University of Maryland has developed a four-rotor helicopter equipped with an array of solar panels. The craft took to the air for nine seconds, lifting more than a foot off of the ground.
North Dakota is debating whether it can or should regulate the charges of EMS offered by helicopters. Dimensions of the policy questions include these factors.
The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) announced its “20 by 2020” campaign, a goal of reducing civil US fatal helicopter accident rate by 20% by 2020.
The Manhattan site-seeing helicopter industry reducing flights by 50%, and Miami seaplane operations appear to be increasing. The worst of times and the best of times?