Fugro is working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Chevron North Sea Limited in a drive to improve helideck safety – Photo courtesy of Chevron North Sea Limited ©
Fugro is working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Chevron North Sea Limited to improve helicopter safety regulations for the offshore industry.
The CAA has identified a number of development areas to help improve the safety of helicopter operations with afloat helidecks and has formulated a new technical specification for helideck monitoring systems (HMS).
In order to trial the new analysis the CAA required an HMS provider to design, engineer and test a real-time helideck monitoring data collection and display system that met the new specification. Trial results would then be used to validate the system’s suitability for incorporation in a new version of the CAA’s publication: Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas. (Otherwise known as CAP 437).