IHST: Rotorcraft Accident Rate Improves

 - November 22, 2011, 5:26 PM

Last week the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) reported that worldwide rotorcraft accidents are down 30 percent since it began its campaign five years ago to cut the accident rate 80 percent by 2016. Over the last several years, the IHST has made efforts to expand its missions to more countries and developed training materials aimed at small helicopter businesses. Regions where IHST “toolkits” are being distributed have achieved a 20 percent or better accident rate reduction, it said.