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Safety: No Higher Priority

Sikorsky’s highest priority is safety. That includes the safety of our products, our workplace and our industry. This priority forms the foundation of the company’s mission statement:

"We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every timeTM."

 

PRODUCT AND INDUSTRY SAFETY

As part our commitment to safety, Sikorsky serves as a member and major supporter of the International Helicopter Safety Team. The organization works to improve helicopter flight safety and has a goal to reduce helicopter accidents by 80 percent by 2016.

 

More information about this important organization is available at:

www.ihst.org

 

On Feb. 21, 2010, Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey P. Pino joined with the Chief Executives of AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, and Eurocopter to sign a joint letter titled “A Call for Action by Helicopter Owners.” The letter calls upon “all those who operate our products to implement . . . the safety enhancements recommended by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST).” The four areas of concentration cited in the letter are the adoption of Safety Management Systems (SMS); improvements in training; the use of advanced systems and equipment, such as flight data monitoring systems (FDM); the use of health monitoring systems; and the use of mission-specific equipment, such as night vision goggles for night flying and avionics to avoid controlled flight into terrain; and strict compliance with the manufacturer’s maintenance program.

 

More information is available at:

http://www.ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1507&mid=2918&newsid2918=63193&language=en-US.

 

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Sikorsky has received the Worker Safety Excellence Award from Aerospace Industries, Inc. (AIA) in the Aircraft Manufacturer category for 2010. The award recognizes the AIA member company that achieves the lowest total incident rates and demonstrates excellence in its safety program elements. Seventy-five percent of the weighted award criteria was based on the injury and illness rates for 2009, and 25 percent was based on the effectiveness of the company’s safety program elements.

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