Helicopter Operations at Sea. A Guide for Industry (downloadable product)

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Helicopter activity within the marine environment continues to increase. With many manufacturers, models and configurations currently engaged in marine operations, this book helps in helicopter recognition and improved safety operations.

 

Chapter 1 Helicopter Passenger Procedures

Boarding procedures and passenger safety

Emergency response

Use of lifejackets and emergency instructions

Floatation gear

Ditched aircraft

Heli-immersion suits

Helicopters Associated equipment

Heli-raft.

Chapter 2 Routine Helicopter Operations at Sea

Deck landings

Deck plan and ‘land on’ operations

Communications heli-deck landing sites

HLO duties

Surface navigation requirements

On deck emergency

Hook handler and heli-deck personnel

Winching

Chapter 3 Ship Types and Helicopter Reception Facilities

Personnel duties and responsibilities

Reception facilities aboard commercial vessels:

  • Tankers

  • Passenger

  • Ro-Ro

  • Dry cargo ships

  • Bulk carriers

  • Container ships

  • Passenger ships

Marine Pilot operations

Anti-pollution control

Ice reconnaissance

General commercial ship/helicopter operations.

Chapter 4 Helicopter Types and Operational Features

Aircraft particulars

General all purpose marine helicopter

Commercial aircraft

Helicopter profiles and specific information

Endurance

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

Liferafts

Lifeboats

Rescue boats

Wet deck landings RNLI operations

Hi-line method

Baskets and surface recovery alternatives.

Chapter 6 Military Role of the Helicopter at Sea

Helicopter types and features

Anti-submarine role

Profile of the

‘Sea King’ helicopter

Airborne early warning

Strike aircraft

Utility operations

Personnel transfer

Underslung loads

Dipping sonar

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

Aircrafts capabilities

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

Emergency Ditching

Capsize and dry evacuation training

Controlled and semi-controlled training scenarios.

 

Title: Helicopter Operations at Sea. A Guide for Industry (downloadable product)
Edition: Second Edition
Number of Pages: 186
Product Code: WS1075EA
Published Date: February 2012
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Author: David J House

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