Our Vision: A Civil Helicopter Community With Zero Fatal Accidents
WHO WE ARE
The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is a volunteer team of US government and industry stakeholders formed to improve the safety of civil helicopter operations in the National Airspace System. The USHST is a partner of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST).
The USHST’s vision is a civil US registered helicopter community with zero fatal accidents.
Through data-driven accident and flight safety data analyses, the USHST’s mission is to understand the US helicopter community’s safety issues and use that understanding to promote the development and implementation of voluntary, consensus-based risk mitigations.
The USHST adopts goals of achieving specific reductions in the civil US registered helicopter fatal accident rate (e.g., percentage) over specified periods. The USHST’s current goal is to: Reduce the US helicopter 5-year average fatal accident rate to 0.55 (per 100,000 flight hours) by 2025 (5 years)