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CHC Helicopter and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Participants in this year's CHC Safety & Quality Summit will have the opportunity to win complimentary tuition to five courses that fulfill the requirements for the USC Aviation Safety and Security Program

DALLAS, TX – July 17, 2019 – CHC Helicopter has announced that participants in the 15th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, will have the opportunity to win complimentary tuition to five courses that fulfill the requirements for the University of Southern California (USC) Aviation Safety and Security Program. The USC program is offered to all sectors of rotary wing aviation and includes offshore oil and gas, corporate, commercial, EMS, government and military operations. The CHC participant will be a prime candidate for the USC Aviation Safety and Security Program, especially if their job includes safety and investigative responsibilities.

“The USC Aviation Safety and Security program is a great opportunity for one lucky delegate at this year’s summit to expand their knowledge and build safety across our industry,” said Duncan Trapp, CHC’s VP of Safety & Quality. “We greatly appreciate their support and are eager to award this opportunity during this year’s Summit and at future events.”

The USC Aviation Safety and Security certificate contains one aircraft accident investigation course, one safety management course, one human factors course and two electives. Specifics of the program can be seen at https://aviationsafety.usc.edu. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab is moving to a new facility and practical lab sessions utilizing the 12 aircraft wreckages will be employed throughout the curriculum. Of special note is the Helicopter Accident Investigation course, which utilizes a recent A350 accident and exemplars from R22 and UH-1 aircraft.

To participate and be considered for the drawing, interested parties must attend the CHC Safety and Quality Summit. Once onsite, participants can submit a name or business card for the drawing. For additional information on the Summit and to register, please visit the website at www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com.

Each Summit event features a series of presentations led by experts in the fields of aviation, oil & gas and energy, and safety. Invited speakers will lead approximately 100 concurrent sessions over a three-day period, addressing the theme and helping to contribute to the safety conversation in our industries, promoting excellence in safety and human factors and maintaining a robust safety environment. Approximately 500 delegates from nearly 30 countries and a range of industries join the Summit each year, making it one of the largest aviation safety events in the world.

For more than 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help our customers reach beyond what they thought possible. Visit www.chcheli.com for information.

The USC Aviation and Security program was established in 1952 as the first Aviation Safety program at a major research university. It offers 20 courses to nearly 1000 students each year in a personal, hands-on, format. Since its launch, more than 21,000 aviation professionals from 20 nations have completed the training. Instructors are skilled educators with extensive industry experience, and courses are taught in small classes to facilitate classroom interaction. Students gain the knowledge to establish safety programs, investigate aircraft accidents, become expert witnesses, and deal with human factor issues. Upon completion, the University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety and Security Certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the program. It certifies completion of training in the multidisciplinary areas of Aviation Safety Management.