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FAASTeam Notice
Type: Helicopter Operations
Notice Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Notice Number: NOTC8453
United -States Helicopter Safety Team-Monthly Report (May 2019)
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Monthly Report

As of: May 3, 2019

The USHST is a regional partner to the International Helicopter Safety Team.

USHST Goal: Reduce the U.S. helicopter fatal accident rate 20% by the end of 2019 (20% by 2020)

Each year the U.S. helicopter industry safely flies more than 3.2 million flight hours and every second of every flight must be handled with professionalism. The USHST encourages aviation safety professionals to review NTSB accident reports to review the Accident Analysis, Probable Cause and Findings. (Note: NTSB Preliminary reports are posted within15 days)

USHST Helicopter Safety Enhancement (H-SE)

Detailed in the USHST report are the 22 recommended “Safety Enhancements” that address four general issues —

Outreach, Training, Policy, Technology & Equipment,

the development and successful implementation is intended to reduce the number of fatalities.

Helicopter Safety Enhancement (H-SE) 127A:

Training for Recognition/Recovery of Spatial Disorientation

Safety Enhancement Action:  Industry develop training for recognition of spatial disorientation and recovery to controlled flight. The training developed should emphasize the use of all available resources installed on the aircraft (to include automation, such as increased use of autopilot).

To view the entire USHST Monthly Report, click on the links below: 

For any questions regarding this notice please contact Scott Tyrrell of the Rotorcraft Standardization Branch, AIR-612, at 817-222-5121 or email at