We work on a daily basis to improve safety, from the technical development of our engines to their support. Safety is a major issue for Safran Helicopter Engines.
Everything began in September 2005, at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS) in Montreal, Canada. All the helicopter community, of which Safran Helicopter Engines, attending this event recognized that improvement in terms of flight safety was necessary and that it was ready to accept the challenge to improve the safety of helicopter operations. Since this day, Safran Helicopter Engines and IHST are partners and work to reach the common objectives.
The IHST mission is to significantly improve helicopter safety, create partnerships with any region in the world that operates a significant number of helicopters, that posse a credible set of accident reports, that is willing to participate in the IHST process of identifying safety improvement strategies and that will follow-through on implementing these strategies.
The IHST has set an aggressive goal of reducing the worldwide civil and military helicopter accident rates by 80% in 10 years.
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) brings together manufacturers, operators, research organizations, regulators, accident investigators and a few military operators from across Europe. EHEST is the helicopter branch of the ESSI, and also the European component of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST).
Their Mission is the same than IHST: EHEST is committed to the goal of reducing the helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016 worldwide, with emphasis on improving European safety.
For further information, visit the site at: http://www.ihst.org/
Download the presentatio n "What’s new in European Helicopter Safety?" by Bob Sheffield, Executive Director SHELL Aircraft and IHST Executive Director
At previous Safran Helicopter Engines symposiums, we invited specialists to speak on the topic of safety with the operators. Download the presentations below: