In 2017, Airbus Helicopters safety expert, Erick Perez, led a number of safety initiatives in Latin America, all in an effort to improve flight safety in the region.
Meeting with employees from the manufacturer’s customer centers, and at operators’ and authorities’ offices in Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica, Perez spoke about the critical need for safety in aviation. “In 2017, we raised awareness on flight safety for nearly 2,000 people. That’s roughly the same number of people we saw over the last five years.”
The battle to address aviation safety is at a peak, with airspace busier than ever and the demand for aeronautic solutions growing. Some 85 percent of helicopter accidents have been shown to be due to operational causes. To address this, Airbus Helicopters actively works with operators and authorities to reduce accident rates.