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FAASTeam Notice
Type: Helicopter Operations
Notice Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC8237
United -States Helicopter Safety Team-Monthly Report (Nov 2018)
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Monthly Report

As of: 11 December 2018

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

USHST GOAL: Reduce the fatal U.S. helicopter accident rate by 20% by 2020. (0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours)


Since 01 January 2018, the Personal / Private industry experienced:

• 7 fatal accidents

• 22 fatalities

Over a ten year period (2009 – 2018) the Pers/Pvt industry:

• experienced fatal accident rate of 5.0 per 100K flight Hours

• accounted for ≈3% of the flight hours in the U.S.

To view the entire USHST Monthly Report, click the link 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