Show: March 4 - 7, 2019 | Exhibit March 5 - 7 | Atlanta, Georgia
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HFI Rotor Safety Challenge

Learn new skills and improve on-the-job safety

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Rotor Track and Balance, and Vibration Management

This session demystifies vibration and provides the maintainer with real-world guidance on rotor smoothing strategies and troubleshooting. The session leads the maintainer through understanding:

  • Vibration measurement and aircraft responses to vibration
  • Corrective actions for main, tail, and drivetrain issues
  • Engine and gearbox measurement and analysis.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance
Instructor: James Fackler, Helicopter Technology Company
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safely Managing Helipads

Using a collaborative effort between aviation consultants, helicopter operators, and IT professionals, this class will show you the process for consolidating maintenance, training, inspection, and fiscal accountability for a system of helipads and heliports.

Getting a handle on all the disparate variables that influence the safety of your helipad procedures and tying in real-time updates will enable your operation to react safely, more effectively, and efficiently when impacted by real-world events.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Martin Fisher, Atrium Health
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safety Management Systems for Small Fleet or Private Operators

Despite the significant increase in safety that SMS (safety management systems) have provided large operations, some aspects of these established systems make it difficult for smaller businesses or private operators to implement. This course 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 during class.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Christopher Young, Airborne Public Safety Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safety Return on Investment

This session will focus on explaining the return on investment (ROI) that can be gained from an effective safety program. While ROI is a term commonly used by senior leaders when they discuss business operations, it is often hard to put a monetary value on the investment we make in our safety programs. This presentation will help to define that value through an academic discussion and real-world examples. A noted safety educator will provide a brief framework for defining and quantifying safety ROI, followed by operators from the oil and gas and helicopter air ambulance sectors who will explain the safety ROI they have seen in their businesses. The session will conclude with a moderated Q&A session.

Presenters: B.J. Goodheart, Ph.D., Versant Bryan Buchanan, BP Ken Morrow, Metro Aviation

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): General Safety
Instructor: Rick Kenin, Boston MedFlight
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safety: Neither a Goal nor a Priority

Situations, organizational needs and, consequently, priorities change with the prevailing business environment. Thus, safety needs should not be considered as mere priorities or goals that change but as innate/integral cultures, without which we are unable to operate — an integral part of the operational process. Maintaining an effective safety culture is therefore the responsibility of all levels of organizational authority, in all directions of the local hierarchy flow. This session provides a pragmatic understanding of how to develop the safety principles appropriate to individual organizational needs.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: George Santos, Loben Limited
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure

This session will review the elements of self-disclosure 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 regulations without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Selfishness Breeds Selflessness: Lessons Learned from the Maine Remote Emergency Access Project

This participatory presentation provides an introduction to the Maine Remote Emergency Access Project. Over six years, this project created hundreds of remote-access landing zones on private land for medevac helicopters. Learn about and discuss:

  • Some of the project’s tripping points and some of its victories
  • How to empower the communication staff for outreach and planning
  • Why it’s sometimes better to say, “This is what’s best for me.”

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, MedComm – LifeFlight of Maine Communications
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Simulation: Learn from Your Mistakes

The US Helicopter Safety Team has recently released a slate of recommendations for improving helicopter safety, the Helicopter Safety Enhancements (H-SE). H-SE 123 recommends the increased use of simulation training to rehearse at-risk scenarios as a way to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will discuss selected fatal accidents to demonstrate the need for this initiative.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Nick Mayhew, L3 Link Training & Simulation
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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