USHST Press Release | November 9, 2022

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The United States Helicopter Safety Team is seeking a volunteer Industry Co-Chair to lead the ongoing work to reduce and ultimately eliminate US civilian helicopter fatalities. By joining forces with a government co-chair, a 12-member steering committee, 18 task force leaders and over 100 team volunteers, the future co-chair will have plenty of support.

“I have been deeply honored to co-chair the USHST for what will soon be four years. At the end of my term, I look forward to helping my replacement get started and continue the rewarding work we are doing to help improve safety in our industry and’keep it in the greenremarked Nick Mayhew, outgoing industry co-chair.

“Nick has done a fantastic job, serving with distinction in helping to lead the USHST,” said Karen Gattis (USHST Co-Chair, FAA AFG-300). We will miss his leadership, but we welcome the new perspective that, by design, a limited tenure brings to our team. An ideal candidate is an operations manager, chief pilot or similar role with a helicopter operator who is a safety leader in word and deed. Karen continues, “A committed leader backed by a company that willingly seizes the opportunity to advance safety in our industry, despite competing priorities, is the one we believe should have the opportunity to take the lead next.

The USHST will consider nominations and applications for co-chairs between November 2022 and January 2023, and plans to elect and appoint a new industry co-chair on March 6, 2023 at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity, nominate someone, or apply for the position, contact [email protected] To learn more about the USHST, you can visit their website at examine more than a dozen helicopter safety improvements and other assets aimed at reducing the U.S. civilian fatal accident rate to zero.

This press release was prepared and distributed by the United States Helicopter Safety Team.