Aviation safety issues and actions

Helicopter underwater escape training

Issue number: AO-2018-022-SAN-001
Who it affects: All overwater helicopter operators
Issue owner: All overwater helicopter operators
Operation affected: Aviation: Other
Background: Investigation Report AO-2018-022
Date: 03 May 2018

Safety issue description

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises helicopter operators involved in overwater operations of the importance of undertaking regular HUET (helicopter underwater escape training) for all crew and regular passengers to increase their survivability in the event of an in-water accident or ditching.

Safety Advisory Notice for all helicopter operators engaged in overwater operations


Current issue status: Safety action pending
Last update 13 March 2019