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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Inches Upward During First Half of 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017 (96 reads)GeneralWASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry rose slightly along with summer temperatures during the first half of 2017. As spring turned into summer across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.37 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2016 of 3.16.

This breaks a downward trend in helicopter accidents since 2013, but there is hope that a reduction will be achieved by the end of 2017 in order to maintain an improving safety record for the industry.


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USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (739 reads)General

With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups. 



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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Continues Downward Trend During 2016
Monday, February 13, 2017 (776 reads)GeneralWASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry were pushed downward as safety lifted upward during 2016. Preliminary data shows that the 2016 accident rate was 3.19 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2015 of 3.67.

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USHST 2.0 – A New Focus for the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team
Monday, December 12, 2016 (284 reads)Generals a regional partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is a team of government and industry professionals working to address safety issues in the U.S. civilian helicopter industry. The goal: to better understand the causes of accidents so it can develop best practices for improving overall safety in the helicopter industry. More...

    
Fatal Accident Rate, Fatality Rate, and Accident Rate Update
Monday, October 24, 2016 (291 reads)General
Fatal Accident Rate, Fatality Rate, and Accident Rate.
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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Completes New Analysis on Fatal Accidents
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (1287 reads)GeneralThe United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) has completed a comprehensive analysis of U.S. fatal accidents that occurred from 2009 to 2013. The data will be used to develop specific intervention recommendations to support further accident reductions.

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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Remains Low for First Half of 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (986 reads)GeneralWASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry lowered even as the temperature rose during the first half of 2016. As spring turned into summer across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.28 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2015 of 3.73.

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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Supports FAA Revisions to Autorotation Testing
Monday, June 06, 2016 (1211 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) is offering a supportive voice to recent changes made by the Federal Aviation Administration in its Practical Test Standards (PTS) for helicopter instructors.

https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/FAA-S-8081-7B.pdf



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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Sets “20 by 2020” Target for Fatal Accidents
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 (1567 reads)General

WASHINGTON DC – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) will focus major attention during the next four years on reducing fatal accidents within the U.S. civil helicopter community.



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Helicopter Dolly Operations and Safe Procedures
Sunday, February 28, 2016 (1758 reads)General

Do you fly to a Dolly?

If you use a Dolly regularly or only every now and then, this Training Safety Bulletin is for you. Here you will find a revision of procedures and safety tips to ensure you complete your operation in the safest manner. Let’s get started.



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U.S. Helicopter Fatal Accident Rates
Thursday, October 15, 2015 (2528 reads)GeneralU.S. Helicopter Fatal Accident Rates

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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rates
Thursday, October 15, 2015 (2381 reads)GeneralUS Helicopter Accident Rates

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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Debuts “Reel Safety”
Monday, July 20, 2015 (5787 reads)General

WASHINGTON, DC – A picture can be worth a thousand words, but pictures and audio and  information directly from safety experts can be worth thousands of safe helicopter flights.  The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) this week debuts Reel Safety, a new series of slide presentations that combine audio, photos and video with essential information aimed at enhancing helicopter safety.  The initial Reel Safety topics include: 



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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015 (6492 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – If the first half of the year is any indication, then 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for civil helicopter safety in the United States. Total accidents are down 28 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year. In addition, according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), the number of accidents has been cut nearly in half compared to 2006.

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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Cut by More Than Half During Past 10 Years
Monday, July 20, 2015 (5725 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – On the heels of the news announced last month that the total number of U.S. civil helicopter accidents had been reduced to the lowest level since the early 1980s, new accident rate data is highlighting an even stronger improvement.  During 2014, the U.S. civil helicopter industry experienced 3.64 accidents per 100,000 flight hours.  This is a 26 percent reduction compared to 2013 and a 54 percent reduction compared to the 2001-05 baseline accident rate

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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Calls for More Experts to Join the Effort
Monday, June 08, 2015 (5472 reads)GeneralWASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling for more helicopter safety experts to join their productive efforts to reduce accidents and fatalities in the industry.

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U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Decrease for First Half of 2014
Friday, May 29, 2015 (5159 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – The best way to describe civil helicopter safety in the United States today is “So far, so good.” Total accidents are down 17 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. In addition, according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), the number of fatal accidents has been cut in half compared to a year ago.

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For Helicopter Pilots: July is the Deadliest Month
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (5181 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – The phrase, “Let’s be careful out there,” takes on added meaning during the month of July as it tops all other months for fatal helicopter accidents.  A decade’s worth of data compiled by the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) shows that an average of three to four fatal civil helicopter accidents in the United States (or 13 percent of the total) occur during this month.  July also surpasses all other months for total accidents with an average of 20 occurring each year.

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South
Monday, May 18, 2015 (5119 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013. It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents. Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow this western and southern trend.

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With Spring's Arrival, USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance
Monday, May 11, 2015 (5307 reads)General

FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends.

As expected, when warmer weather arrives during the spring and summer months, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise. For the 10-year period between 2004 and 2013, listed here are the average number of total accidents and fatal accidents occurring each month:



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USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis
Thursday, April 09, 2015 (5781 reads)GeneralFORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011.  This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006.  The intent of the USHST effort was to find if any meaningful differences exist between the earlier and the later data and to pinpoint where improvement or regression emerged.

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