EASA publishes the 2018-2022 European Plan for Aviation Safety EASA includes “rulemaking cooldown” in Aviation Safety Plan EASA Taps Brakes on Rulemaking in Aviation Safety Plan The EASA release of its 2018-2022 European Plan for…
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.
This decision should be placed into the broader context of the FAA’s emerging policy to work with, not against, the regulated. Air Methods was an early adopter and leader of SMS, so the public documents between the them and the FAA may provide some definitive marks on the tracking graph.
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 Australian Transport Safety Bureau calls on the FAA and EASA to mandate a safety modification based on the Bureau’s investigation of Robinson Helicopter Company R44 helicopter (R44) crash near Bulli Tops, New South Wales.