The team includes representatives from authorities, civilian and governmental helicopter operators, commercial and private pilots. HST-Chile leadership includes Loreto Moraga as President, Enrique Helfmann as Executive Secretary, and Fernando Perez as co-ordinator.
Focusing on key areas where accidents occur
The Team’s initial effort involves the creation of seven working groups aimed at improving safety in key areas where helicopter accidents occur. The working group topics are:
- Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
- Firefighting flight operations
- Mountain operations
- Turbulent atmosphere
- Passenger transportation
In addition to the working groups, HST-Chile will continue to make use of safety education materials developed by the International Helicopter Safety Foundation and its affiliates in South America, North America and Europe.
Recently, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation identified key safety technologies, in an effort to group and identify technology items deemed most likely to eliminate helicopter accidents.