Helicopter special events end of season review
10 December 2018 starting at 1100
Lasham Gliding Centre, Lasham Airfield, Hampshire
Following requests from industry the British Helicopter Association, with support from the Civil Aviation Authority, will be hosting a meeting to review helicopter operations at major events during 2018.
The intention is to facilitate an open exchange of views between all parties with the aim of ensuring that safe operations remain a fundamental objective at all future events.
All helicopter and heliport operators, pilots and operations personnel (whether undertaking CAT, SPO, NCC or NCO) are welcome to attend and interested parties are asked to register by sending their details to FOI.Helicopters@caa.co.uk
Posted: November 2018
8.33kHz Conversion – Offshore Operations
All VHF radio frequency assignments used for offshore operations will convert to 8.33kHz from 3 January 2019. This means the way all channels are displayed and spoken will change.
Depcom will also change and become 122.955.
CAP1580 provides further detail on the change. Associated AIP changes will be updated in AIRAC 01/2019 and AIP Supplement 062/2018 will publish the changes in advance.
Licence holders should contact the CAA (firstname.lastname@example.org) to advise of the radio equipage details for their installation, as new ANO Approvals need to be issued.
Dated: November 2018
SPA-HOFO: specific approval for helicopter offshore operations
If you conduct operations to or from offshore facilities – including helidecks, ships and windfarms – then there are new regulations which come into force on 1 July 2018 which may affect your operation.
Dated: June 2018