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A helicopter Pilot, employed by an Operator, is planning a slinging operation under HESLO rules. Where could the Pilot find information with regard to the specific equipment required to be carried on the helicopter?
  • A
    EHEST (European Helicopter Safety Team) documents.
  • B
    Part C of the Operator's Operations Manual.
  • C
    EU Regulation on Air Operations, Part-SPO, section SPO.SPEC.HESLO.
  • D
    The Operator's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

According to SPO.SPEC.HESLO.105 - Specific HESLO equipment:

The helicopter shall be equipped with at least:

(a) one cargo safety mirror or alternative means to see the hook(s)/load; and

(b) one load meter, unless there is another method of determining the weight of the load.

According to AMC1 SPO.SPEC.HESLO.100 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES:

c) Equipment

1) The helicopter may be equipped wiith:

i. Additional Mirrors and / or video cameras

ii. A bubble window

iii. Supplementary hook(s) or multi-hook(s) andiv. Load data recorder (lifts, weights, torques, power, forces, shocks and electrical activities)


NOTES:
  • HESLO: HELICOPTER EXTERNAL SLING LOAD OPERATIONS
  • SPO: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

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