Case Studies

Superyacht A

 

The yacht was sailing around the Andaman Sea, Thailand when we were tasked to go and give consultancy on a bow helideck that required a large maintenance package to get it to a Certifiable standard. Having sought our guidance and advice, they have gone ahead with the modifications needed to meet the requirements and by engaging with an Air Inspection Body like Safeguard Helideck Certification early in the process, they now look certain to gain a Helicopter Landing Area Certificate (HLAC) later this year.

Superyacht B

 

This piece of work was done at very short notice. From receiving a call on a Sunday morning, we were on the plane and heading to the South of France by the Monday morning. The captain of the superyacht had received a request from the vessel’s owner that they wanted to fly a helicopter to the boat that week. They didn’t have an up-to-date Helicopter Landing Area Certificate (HLAC) and were anxious to meet the owner’s request within the specified timeframe. We made it a priority job and had carried out our inspection and audit within 2 days of the initial phone call. The helicopter visit could go ahead as requested with the correct Certification in place.

Superyacht B

 

This piece of work was done at very short notice. From receiving a call on a Sunday morning, we were on the plane and heading to the South of France by the Monday morning. The captain of the superyacht had received a request from the vessel’s owner that they wanted to fly a helicopter to the boat that week. They didn’t have an up-to-date Helicopter Landing Area Certificate (HLAC) and were anxious to meet the owner’s request within the specified timeframe. We made it a priority job and had carried out our inspection and audit within 2 days of the initial phone call. The helicopter visit could go ahead as requested with the correct Certification in place.

Superyacht C

 

For this vessel we travelled to Cape Town, South Africa to carry out a Helicopter Landing Area Certificate (HLAC) inspection on a military vessel that had requirements to fly commercially with civilian helicopters. This placed the vessel within the same rules and regulations as superyachts, our area of expertise. We flew out, conducted a 2-day inspection and audit which included a Friction Test of the helideck. Being a military vessel, we were very pleased to say that it passed with flying colours and gained its Certification.

Superyacht D

 

We were invited to carry out a Helicopter Landing Area Certificate (HLAC) and Helicopter Landing Area Inspection Report (HLAIR) on a new build superyacht that is under management of one of the larger superyacht companies. The flight safety and aviation operations had been well addressed, however, the Friction Test on the Helideck did not meet the standard needed to gain full Certification. With the required work now scheduled we are confident that the Friction Test of the new deck will pass, and full Certification can then be awarded.

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