Hughes Aerospace is offering its updated Hughes App at no cost to members of the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST). Currently available on both the iPhone and iPad, the app includes features that help support safe operations and decision-making.

Aviation industry professionals interested in joining can become a USHST member directly from the app.

The USHST is a volunteer team of aviation industry and government stakeholders formed to improve the safety of civil helicopter operations across the US National Airspace System. The group’s goal is to reduce the US helicopter 5-year average fatal accident rate to 0.55 (per 100,000 flight hours) by 2025.

The Hughes App’s features include:

  • Maps and charts, including helicopter charts, IFR/VFR, and terminal procedures, all with own ship display
  • Weather information, including METAR, terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF), and radar
  • FAA weather cameras
  • Risk assessment
  • Mobile version of the USHST website
  • Wireless printing
  • Offline chart storage.

Scan the QR code below or click here to download the app.

You can also learn more about the app on a recent episode of Bruce Webb’s “Push to Talk” podcast series with Chris Baur of Hughes Aerospace.

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