At the moment, the Team is working on 16 active safety enhancements that, if achieved, would reduce the number of accidents that result in fatalities. These include:
- Loss of in-flight control
- Unintended flight into instrument meteorological conditions
- Low altitude flight operations.
The Team is focusing its safety efforts on four industry sectors – personal/private flying, air ambulance operations, commercial flights, and agricultural aerial application.
Support to strengthen the safety culture is coming from every corner of the helicopter industry.
Safety experts from the following organizations are participating in USHST efforts: Air Methods, Bell Helicopter, Boeing Company, Dallas Police Dept., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Helicopter Association Intl., the Helicopter Safety Alliance, L3 Technologies, Life Flight of Maine, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky, the MITRE Corp., the National Transportation Safety Board, Prism Helicopters, and the Robinson Helicopter Co.
USHST call for support: If you want to be in the middle of the effort to improve helicopter safety, join the team by filling out this form.