EHEST structure and governance

The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) brings together manufacturers, operators, research organisations, regulators, accident investigators and a few military operators from across Europe. The main European stakeholders are represented in the Teams. the EHEST is build on the concept of partnership between industries and authorities. Therefore the Teams are co-chaired by a representant of the Authority and a representant of the Industry.


EHEST Plenary

EHEST co-Chairs: Jean-Marc Sacazes, EASA, John Black, EHOC, and Gilles Bruniaux, Eurocopter

The EHEST Plenary is the Core group responsible of the definition of the work-program and the strategic decisions. This group is approving the deliverables from the sub-teams and manage the financial aspects of the initiative.

EHSIT Implementation - Central Team

EHSIT co-Chairs: Giulio Fini, new EHA and Thomas Gogel, Airbus Helicopters

This team is the implementation team of EHEST.  EHSIT was formed with the purpose of developing safety enhancements to the EHEST for approval using an agreed process, the EHSIT RTs and STs produce regional lists of the intervention recommendations identified by the regional EHSATs. EHSIT CT consolidates the regional lists and then develops and recommends detailed action plans for industry, Authorities and operators (including GA communities) to implement the recommended safety enhancements. Implement and monitor delivery of safety enhancements approved by the EHEST.

EHSIT Implementation - Specialised Team on SMS

Chaiman: Stefano Burigana, Elilombarda

EHSIT Implementation - Specialised Team on Technology

Chaiman: Matthew Greaves, Cranfield University

EHSIT Implementation - Specialised Team on Training

Chaiman: Francesco Parisi, AgustaWestland


Terms of Reference of the Teams:

EHEST Charter

EHSIT – Specialised Team on Ops and SMS – Approved 24 Jun 2009

EHSIT – Specialised Team on  Training – Approved 24 Jun 2009

EHEST – Sub-group on Communication

List of participating organisations by alphabetical order:

AC Ministerio de Fomento
Accident Investigation (AIB) Norway
AIB Finland
Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
Air Corporate
Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Office
ANWB Medical Air Assistance
APYTHEL (Spanish Professional Pilots and Maintenance Technicians of Helicopters Association)
Austro Control GmbH (ACG)
BP Entity Aviation Authority
British Helicopter Advisory Board (BHAB)
Bundeswehr/German Armed Forces Flight Safety
Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA)
CAA Finland
Christophorus Flugrettung
Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Commission of Spain
Civil Aviation Aerospace Industires Association
Civil Aviation Agency Latvia
Defence Aviation Safety Centre (DASC)
Directorate of Civil Aviation Luxembourg
Directorate of Aviation Regulation & Safety (DARS)
Finnish Aviation Academy
Finnish Pilots Accosiation FPA
French Army Light Aviation Command (COM ALAT)
General Flugsicherheit in der Bundeswehr
German Airforce Institute
Griffin Helicopters
Helinet BV
Helitalia S.p.A. / AEI (Associazione Elicotteristica Italiana / Italian Helicopter Association)
IAERO France
Institute of Aviation Medicine
Intercopters s.I.
International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA)
Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg – Direction de l’Aviation Civile
Leiden University
Ministry of Transport Romania- General Directorate of Transport Accident Investigations
National Transport Authority Hungary
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club (ÖAMTC)
Raytheon Systems Limited
Rolls Royce
Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF)
S.P. Luftbild GmbH
Shell Aircraft International and Shell Aircraft Limited
SINTEF Technology and Society
Spanish Aeronautical Engineers Association (AIAE)
Spanish Air Line Pilots’ Association (SEPLA)
Spanish College of Commercial Pilots (COPAC)
Spanish Helicopter Operators Association (EACA)
State Commission on Aircraft Accident Investigation (SCAAI)
Swedish CAA , Helicopter Section
Swiss Air Ambulance (REGA)
The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Transport Risk Management Centre
Transport and Water Management Inspectorate (CAA NL)
TSB Hungary
UK Ministry of Defence
Union Francaise d’Helicopteres