The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) is a group which cooperates closely with the International Helicopter Safety team (IHST).The goal is to decrease the helicopter accident rate by 80% by the year 2016. EHEST approaches this goal based on voluntary activity within the helicopter sector, by bringing interested parties together and establishing a framework for going forward on the different issues. Two subgroups have been established, the European Helicopter Safety Analysis team (EHSAT) and the European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (EHSIT) as well as the Communications subgroup.
The ESAM representative to EHEST participates in the plenary meetings of EHEST and reports relevant developments and activities to the Executive Committee of ESAM.
Updated reports and information on EHEST activities are available on the EHEST website: http://www.easa.europa.eu/essi/ehest/
The current ESAM representative to EHEST is Dr. Anthony S. Wagstaff, Norway. His briefing at the ESAM Executive Committee meeting in Naples February 18, 2012 is available at the following link:
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) - 2011 Achievements and Plans (PDF)