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Safety symposium offers a global perspective

October 27, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 27, 2011, Fort Worth, Tx. - Aviation authorities from more than a dozen countries from across the globe will offer their perspectives on safety at the Fifth Annual International Helicopter Safety Symposium, taking place in Fort Worth, Texas from Nov. 8-9, 2011.

The theme of the symposium will be Human Factors: our Collective Challenge – Our Individual Responsibility.

The event is a gathering of helicopter operators, manufacturers, service providers, trade associations, academia, government regulators, pilots, mechanics, instructors, and other industry participants from across the globe aimed at finding ways to drive the helicopter accident rate lower. Organizations involved in the symposium also are members of the International Helicopter Safety Team, which was created in 2005 with a mission of reducing the worldwide civil helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016.

This two-day event will include discussions about helicopter safety and operations in numerous countries and regions, including: Europe, the Persian Gulf, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Russia, and the United States.

Hear from experts in human factors and pilot decision-making, and learn about recommendations and strategies for mitigating operational risks. This is a global gathering that should not be missed.


Discount hotel rates are still available for this unique event. A discounted guest room rate of $89 is available to IHSS 2011 guests at the Park Central Hotel on a space available basis. To inquire about availability, please call 817-336-2011 and remember to ask for the International Helicopter Safety Symposium room rate. Room reservations at prevailing rates can also be made at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott Blackstone.


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