This book highlights the operational features of the helicopter when working within the marine industry.
Chapter 1 Helicopter Passenger Procedures
Boarding procedures and passenger safety
Use of lifejackets and emergency instructions
Helicopters Associated equipment
Chapter 2 Routine Helicopter Operations at Sea
Deck plan and ‘land on’ operations
Communications heli-deck landing sites
Surface navigation requirements
On deck emergency
Hook handler and heli-deck personnel
Chapter 3 Ship Types and Helicopter Reception Facilities
Personnel duties and responsibilities
Reception facilities aboard commercial vessels:
Dry cargo ships
Marine Pilot operations
General commercial ship/helicopter operations.
Chapter 4 Helicopter Types and Operational Features
General all purpose marine helicopter
Helicopter profiles and specific information
Operational ranges and payload capacities
Civilian operational roles
Helicopter hoist/winch details.
Chapter 5 Search and Rescue Role of the Helicopter
SAR operational detail – Search information and helicopter equipment – Hoist operations
Surface vessel engagement
Surface craft types
Wet deck landings RNLI operations
Baskets and surface recovery alternatives.
Chapter 6 Military Role of the Helicopter at Sea
Helicopter types and features
Profile of the
‘Sea King’ helicopter
Airborne early warning
Carrier based aircraft
Mine clearance option.
Chapter 7 Helicopter Support Facilities
Surface vessel/helicopter interaction Hanger and
maintenance facilities – Offshore refuelling and support activity
Military Helicopter Assault ships
HMS ‘Ocean’ and HMS ‘Argus’
U.S. Coastguard surface support
Air traffic control.
Chapter 8 Profile of the New EH-101 – MERLIN Helicopter
Construction and equipment
Navy role: Anti-submarine warfare
Operational detail and range comparisons.
Chapter 9 Helicopter Training and Development
Tilt rotor concept
Helicopter tracking systems
Composite fuselage constructional advances
Training activities and organisations
Capsize and dry evacuation training
Controlled and semi-controlled training scenarios.
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