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    HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

    Learn new skills and improve on-the-job safety

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    LOSA: Helicopter Operators Realizing Benefits

    This session illustrates how LOSA (Line Operations Safety Audit) has been adapted from airlines to helicopter operators. Attendees will hear specific examples of positive change in flight operations due to LOSA results in helicopter air ambulance, offshore, and search-and-rescue operations. Additionally, they will learn how LOSA fits into a safety management system, along with other tools such as flight operations quality assurance and the Aviation Safety Action Program.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Michael Benton, The LOSA Collaborative
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Maintenance Safety-First Solutions That Work

    In the fast-paced, high-pressure environment of helicopter maintenance in the hangar and in the field, there are methods and practices that will make you—and your colleagues and customers—safer. An understanding of human factors, decision-making, and situational awareness is essential to aviation safety. This session will give you proven techniques to make safety first.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Terry Palmer
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Managing a Helipad System Network

    A helipad is more than just a helicopter parking spot. Learn to get the most out of your helipad network to improve safety, save money, and enhance your safety management system. We will look at best practices for safety inspections, training requirements, and real-world operations.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Martin Fisher, Atrium Healthcare
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Safety Directors Forum: Elevating Safety Culture and Professionalism

    How’s your safety culture? We all have one, but some are high-performing while others are deficient and can actually contribute to accident chains. At this forum, we will discuss practical ways to improve safety on both the organizational level (the safety culture) and on the personal level (professionalism). Learn how to assess your safety culture and to apply a just-culture philosophy and the tools to take it to the next level. Discuss the benefits of increasing the level of professionalism among you and your colleagues and hear about tactics you can use to make that happen.

    Date: Monday, July 27 Tuesday, October 27 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Track(s): Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Keith Cianfrani, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC; Scott Churchill, Scott’s Helicopter Services; Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College; Manny Figlia, Airbus
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Self-Disclosure

    This session will review the elements of the self-disclosure program established by the FAA. It will cover the basics of filing a voluntary self-disclosure report with the agency and how that report will be handled. We will review the best methods for investigating a potential noncompliance and how to relate facts to the regulators without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Sarah Macleod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Simulation: Keep Learning from Your Mistakes

    This session is an opportunity to learn why the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is passionate about increasing simulation to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will cover the USHST approach to introducing Helicopter Safety Enhancements and the need to increase simulation to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will use selected fatal accidents to demonstrate the need for this initiative and provide an update on this safety enhancement.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Nick Mayhew, L3 and USHST
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators

    Despite the significant increase in safety that safety management systems (SMS) provide large operations, some aspects of these established systems make it difficult for smaller businesses or private operators to implement. This session will offer an overview of new SMS information and tools that allow smaller commercial and private operations to reap the same safety benefits large operators have come to enjoy. Several free SMS tools will be made available.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Safety, UAS
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association and Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Special Instrument Procedures and Increased Risk Management

    Safety management systems are shaping how operators manage their risk. In bad weather, having a network of instrument procedures at private facilities or other locations can increase safety as well as the completion factor for a helicopter air ambulance or other operator. This session will review a case study to demonstrate how having a network of special instrument procedures and airways can prevent accidents and improve completion rates in marginal weather. It will also provide a brief overview of specials, from request to operations.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Track(s): Operations, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Martha B. Parish, FAA
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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