We had the privilege of working in Brunei previously in 2013 supporting the Brunei Navy with ship / air interface training. taking ship crews and training them in flight deck management and emergency response., culminating in 2 weeks at sea operating three aircraft types, including the BO105, B212 and the mighty S70A Blackhawk.
This trip was a little different working as the UK CAA / CAAi Representative training a group from various backgrounds in heliport and offshore helideck management, using the Brunei’s newly developed standards, BAR14 and BDCAP437.
Working with primarily the Brunei Department of Civil Aviation, additionally representatives from the Brunei Emergency Medical Services who manage the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital helipad, the Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Brunei Shell Petroleum and His Majesty’s Royal Flight attended the 5 days of training and familiarisation.
The 5 days of training culminated in an inspection / survey of both onshore hospital helipads, bring all our classromm efforts togather to develop specific checklists for the unique operations in Brunei.
Finally we had the opportunity to sit with the Director of Civil Aviation and the Head of Regulatory Compliance to discuss the offshore element of the tasking and more importantly the oversight management process for the offshore helidecks. All in all a great week in a beautiful country, Green Deck Ops is very much looking forward to working again with the Brunei DCA in the very near future.
On a personal note, just some images from beautiful Brunei