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Type: Helicopter Operations
Notice Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Notice Number: NOTC3187
USHST Monthly Safety Report for Sep 2023
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US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST)

Monthly Safety Report

September 2023


Fatal Accident Rate:  0.75 (+.20) above goal of 0.55 fatal accidents per 100K hrs by 2025

USHST VisionA Civil Helicopter Community with Zero Fatal Accidents


“Safety by the Numbers” (Monthly Metrics):

Days since last Fatal helicopter accident:  13 Days : 09 Hours : 18 Minutes : 56 Seconds

Fatal Accident Rate (5yr avg)(CY2019-23) 0.75 Fatal Accidents per 100K Flight Hours

Fatal Accident Rate (CY2023) 14 Fatal Accidents per 100K Flight Hours


USHST continues to work on the implementation of Helicopter - Safety Enhancements (H-SEs) developed through data-driven analysis of 104 fatal accidents.  The H-SEs use Outreach, Policy, Technology/Equipment, and Training to reduce fatal accidents in these categories.


US Helicopter Safety Team New Helicopter Safety Enhancements (H-SEs)   

  23-01: Promote conservative go/no-go decision making (includes performance planning)

     -HAI’s Safety Working Group released some early “primer” material on the topic that they’ve socialized through Rotor Daily, and they are working on a formalized work plan for where they’d like to go with it over the next year.

23-04: Improve fatigue awareness and risk mitigation of scheduling factors leading to fatigue.

     -Pulsar Informatics, Inc is leading this effort with support from AMOA and Delta P. They’ve developed an initial work plan.


US Helicopter Safety Team Press Release (September 2023):

USHST Schedules Two September Safety Events


Helicopter Safety OUTREACH events:

Registration Required for September 2023 Webinars  Please fill out the form to attend and receive the latest information.   FAA Event Link

 - Copter IFR/Weather Camera Summit - Monday, Sept 11, 2023 9am - 4pm ET

 - USHST: ALL HANDS Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023 1pm - 4pm ET

Previous All Hands - June 7, 2023



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For any questions regarding the information within this notice please contact Clarke Pleasants, Program Chair-Rotor, ERAU, at 928-7774730 or email at