Tag: helicopter crashes

U.S. Helo Accident Rate Down for Third Straight Year

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the FAA. In fact, the overall accident rate fell to 3.19 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, compared with 3.67 in 2015. The fatal accident rate fell slightly to 0.51 accidents per 100,000 flight […]

CAMTS Calls for Crash Resistant Fuel Systems

Reading Time: 1 minute The US-based Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has announced that the 11th edition of its standards will ‘encourage’ all helicopters users to adopt crash resistant fuel systems that meet the crashworthiness requirements of 14 Code of Federal Regulations 27.952 or 29.952. The Commission noted that in recent years, a number of deaths […]