Observator’s helideck monitoring system officially CAP437 certified
Observator Instruments has proudly received accreditation from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to be one of the few approved suppliers of Helideck Monitoring Systems (HMS) conform CAP437 and HCA (Helideck Certification Agency) Standard Helideck Monitoring Systems Rev 9b. These standards, mandatory as of April 2021, apply to all floating objects – equipped with a helideck – operating in European waters or overseas where UK-registered helicopters operate.
To meet the new standards, Observator developed the OIC-2021 HMS Server. During the development phase, the OIC-2021 has been installed on Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus. Thanks to this test setup, we have been able to thoroughly test and of course improve both the hardware and software. This allowed us to successfully complete the certification process on all four components; the layout, the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), the accuracy test and the Site Acceptance Test (SAT).