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Andrew Parker, Editor's Notebook, Rotor & Wing Magazine February 2014
While the International Helicopter Safety Team's (IHST) stated goal of reducing the civil rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016 is far short of ever comingto fruition, the organization's excistence is having a positive effect on bringing the numbers down.
Post by Taigh Ramey on War Bird Exchange
"The decision to install Sandel systems into our DC-3 was then based on the good experience gained on the BE18...The Sandel systems on DC-3 / BE18 work to our full satisfaction." Jürg Marti, Capt. DC-3 / BE18
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) named 2012 the safest year
Excerpt from: Enhancing Pilot Situation Awareness for Increased Safety
Avionics Intelligence Executive Briefing, Courtney E. Howard.
“The International Air Transport Association (IATA) named 2012 the safest year
in recent aviation history for fixed-wing commercial aviation; however, helicopter safety is still a paramount concern,” admits Trish Ververs, engineer fellow with Honeywell’s Advanced Technology Group in Baltimore, Md. Her concerns are well founded.
CFIT is associated with a great many helicopter accidents and a focus of many safety discussions
Excerp from Enhancing Pilot Situation Awareness for Increased Safety
Avionics Intelligence :: EXECUTIVE BRIEFING : sponsored by Sandel
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are associated with a great many helicopter accidents and, therefore, the focus of many safety discussions. Both CFIT and inadvertent IMC involve diminishing visibility and, in turn, a loss of situational awareness—or knowledge of one’s surroundings.