New Rotorcraft Safety Project

IASA: Nachhaltige Luftfahrt - Sustainable Aviation

HAI, FAA and Purdue University to cooperate

Alexandra, Virginia, USA: The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is working on a rotorcraft safety project with the FAA and a number of academic institutions, including Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA). The purpose of the research is to gather intelligence directly from those in the helicopter industry to assist with prioritizing accident and incident mitigation strategies.

To accomplish this, the research team has created a survey on rotorcraft operations.  The survey should take approximately 10 – 12 minutes to complete. Participants are free to not answer any questions or to stop participation at any time. The survey is anonymous; no personally identifiable information will be collected. The answers and any resulting analysis will not be traceable.

Responses are greatly appreciated and will be useful in making flying helicopters safer. Participants may access the survey here:

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If you have any questions regarding the survey or the information contained within, please feel free to contact the researchers directly. This part of the research is conducted by Professor Karen Marais ( and Divya Bhargava ( from the Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Source: Edward F. DiCampli, HAI Chief Operating Officer & Corporate Secretary