International Helicopter Safety Team. Certification/Maintenance Workshop U.S./Europe International Aviation Safety Conference June 6-8, 2006 Portland, Oregon. International Helicopter Safety Team.
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U.S./Europe International Aviation Safety Conference
June 6-8, 2006
Representative 2004 Accident Rates per 100,000 Flight Hours:
U.S. General Accident Rate 6.22
U.S. Civil Helicopter Accident Rate 8.09
U.S. Civil Turbine Helicopter Accident Rate 5.11
U.S. On Demand Air Taxi Accident Rate 2.21
U.S. Air Carrier (CFR 121) Accident Rate 0.159
Source: Aviation Underwriters Association
IHST Master Plan (Summary)
Implement Safety Enhancements - U.S.
problems and interventions
Influence Safety Enhancements - Worldwide
Achieve consensus on
Integrate into existing work and distribute
IHST Executive Committee consists of:
Government Co-Chair Dave Downey, FAA
Industry/Operator Co-Chair Matt Zucarro, HAI
Secretariat Rhett Flater, AHS
Member Bob Sheffield, Shell Aircraft
Member Somen Chowdhury, IHSS Chair
Member Don Sherritt, Transport Canada
Organizers’ intent is to make IHST broadly inclusive, and include
IHST Strategic Approach:
IHST is a joint, international voluntary effort to improve helicopter safety.