- HE5 Training Leaflet – Risk management in training
- Article in AirRescue – EHEST – Helicopter safety – Everybodys concern
- EHSIT ST technology work presented at European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), 4-7 Sept. 2012, Amsterdam
- Safety Management Toolkit – August 2012
- Symposium F-DGAC “sécurité hélicoptères: l’approche pragmatique des opérateurs” – 14 novembre 2012
La direction de la sécurité de l’Aviation civile francaise a retenu pour la 7ème édition de son symposium sur la sécurité du transport aérien, l’approche de la sécurité et la gestion des risques en exploitation hélicoptère. Parmi les principaux thèmes abordés :
- présentation d’ une typologie d’accidents afin de faire ressortir les risques les plus significatifs aux niveaux français, européen et mondial,
- présentation de leur méthodes de gestion des risques par des exploitants de nature différente (transport aérien, travail aérien, formation, petites, moyennes et grandes structures,…),
- présentation des dispositifs de retour d’expérience,
- présentation des possibilités d’analyse des vols.
Deux tables rondes l’après midi permettront un échange de points de vue sur la gestion des risques vue par des opérateurs et la gestion de la sécurité : le retour d’expérience et le partage d’information.
Pour les personnes qui ne pourraient se déplacer, le symposium fera l’objet d’une retransmission vers les DSAC/IR et en streaming sur Internet. Pour plus d’information et les détails de l’inscription voir le site de la DGAC.
The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority invited pilots and safety professionals for an Helicopter Safety Day on the 27 June 2012. The focus was on Airmanship. See the Agenda. The maximal capacity of the conference room was reached just three days after the opening of the registrations. Interesting and informative day.
A presentation on EHEST and in particular the Leafleat HE2 on Airmanship was delivered:
- Opening Address by Dr. Patrick Hudson, Delft University of Technology
- IHST Progress and Helicopter Accident Rates
- Keynote Address by Admin. Babbitt
- India – Safety Performance and Safety Initiatives
- Canada – Canadian JHSAT and JHSIT Update
- United States – U.S. JHIMDAT and JHSIT Update
- Japan – IHST Activities in Japan
- Europe – European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) Update
- Brazil – JHSAT Brazil Update
- Middle East / North Africa – Agenda and Action Plan
- Australia/New Zealand – IHST Update
- Stan Rose, HAI – International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO)
- Regional Partners – How to Implement Intervention Recommendations in Regions Throughout the World
- Hooper Harris – Implementing Cultural Change; the Challenges of Changing Society’s Expectations
- Keynote Address by Robert Sumwalt, NTSB Vice Chairman – Human Factors in Helicopter Accidents
- Small Operators Panel led by Fred Brisbois, Sikorsky– Strategies Implemented and Highlights of Challenges to Implementation
- Dr. Bill Johnson, FAA – Maintenace Challenges Adressing Human Factors and Fatigue – Progress and Products
- Capt. John Nettleton – Mitigating Accidents in the Non-Combat Environment
- New Technologies/NextGen Infrastructure Panel – Leveraging NextGen, onboard capabilities, and infrastructure improvements to impact human factors and decision-making.
- Training Panel led by Terry Palmer, FSI – Training and simulation tools and updates for new and experienced pilots that improve decision-making and address human factors.
- Corporate Safety Culture Panel – Where is the global helicopter community’s biggest challenges in reaching their goal?
The EHEST 2011 Achievements and Plans were presented in front of an international audiance during the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium 2011.
Horion House, Köln, Germany, Nov 9 2011 AirTN Thematic Forum Safety
“The focus of the Air-TN forum was to address safety issues at European level with the objective of bringing together academia and stakeholders in aviation safety to create prosperous networks imitating in the future innovative research programmes to further aviation safety goals.”
Presentation on ESSI – Helicopter Safety (EHEST)
Jos Stevens, NLR and EHSIT ST Technology lead presented “MAPPING SAFETY ISSUES WITH TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS” during the European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), 13-15 Sept. 2011, Italy
As a follow up to the first successful helicopter safety day, the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) hosted its second helicopter safety day on 30 September 2011. This year the theme was: “Accident investigations, consequences and knowledge exchange’. This event was organised under the umbrella of EHEST.
Some 75 visitors attended the recent event in order to exchange knowledge and experiences and therefore collectively improve helicopter safety levels. A broad cross-section of people who are professionally or privately involved with helicopters attended, including pilots, instructors, owners, leasers, maintenance personnel, regulators, ‘operations & safety’ managers and (accident) investigators. A good sign, because cooperation is essential for real progress in helicopter safety!
During the course of the day, presentations were given by a range of experts, such as Gijsbert Vogelaar (Dutch Safety Board), who explained the role accident investigation boards play in investigating the causes of accidents.
Tjeerd Tiedemann and Miriam Prins (Dutch National Police Agency) explained the punitive aspects of accident investigations.
Michael Zwartelé (Heli Holland) spoke about accident investigations from an operator’s perspective.
René Zethof (Inspectorate for Transport, Public Works and Water Management – IVW) gave a lecture about the ECCAIRS database, in which the IVW records official incidents and accidents. This database can also be used to exchange available information, which was something that was specifically requested during the previous helicopter safety day.
The day concluded with a lively panel discussion.
For more information: NLR Website
EHEST encourages similar initiative to be orgnaised in each States.