The following news item has been published on observator.com:
More stringent requirements for helideck monitoring systems as of April 2021
The weather can have a major impact on helicopter flights, especially during take-off and landing operations, and particularly when operating offshore where you are completely surrounded by water and facing the most erratic weather conditions. Observator has been responding to this safety requirement for many years by developing and supplying helideck monitoring systems (HMS) to the Marine and Offshore industries. Although our systems meet the most stringent standards, new, even more stringent requirements will apply as of April 2021.
To meet the renewed HCA 9.x ‘Standard Helideck Monitoring Systems’, Observator developed a completely new helideck monitoring system: the OIC-2021, also known as Helideck Monitoring System 3.0. Besides the HCA 9.x, our system fully complies with CAP437, Normam-27 and BSL D 5-1.