Three years, since we kicked off our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation and we have just smashed our last audit. Thanks to the team, your awesome
PR, interesting place to travel to from the UK. We went via Atlanta via VS and then on the venerable Boeing 757 of Delta Airlines, gotta love the 757, so powerful! PR was fun working with Falkor (Too) doing here inspection, recertification and general “lets get ready to fly” work. Brilliant crew and leadership team. We also trailed our new cloud based audit system which has proved very handy for follow ups and keeping comms open between the ship and GDO regarding close outs.
Tis the season to be auditing! Out and about in Cyprus and Spain conducting helideck inspections. As usual, so unbelievably happy to support these awesome ships and teams that operate them.
Annual audit, completed at QAH Portsmouth. With the installation of the new TDPM and Cross lighting system which has had rave reviews from aircrew operating to the site, we were please to issue another years approval for the site, including full compliance with CAP1264
We were asked to attend along with the HELP Appeal CEO and Chairman of Trustees to resent a cheque for £1 million pounds which is part of a total £2 million donation for the new helipad. We are privileged to me the heliport SME on the project representing the Trust in design, build and acceptance of the helipad from the chosen manufacturer, Bayards.
So chuffed to represent the HELP Appeal in delivering a check for close to £26,787 to improve the lighting system for their Somerset base.
We completed our annual CAA / CAAI audit which is the authorities “tick in the box” regarding our ability to conduct helipad tasking on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority. Accompanied by Mr Kevin Payne, CAA Heliports and Helipads Policy and owner of both CAP437 and CAP1264. Needless to say....we passed with flying colours!
We were invited to visit the beautiful County of Cornwall, a County close to our hearts having lived and raised our children in this wonderful part of the world. We were asked to conduct a safety review of the site which is unique in having 2 landing sites which can operate both SAR and HEMS aircraft concecutively.
Working alongside the primary HEMS operator we had an outstanding day at GRH looking at the site and ways to improve aviation and people safety.
The annual audit of Banjul International Airport for Titan Airways prior to starting the tourist season with flights from London Gatwick to banjul twice a week operating A320 and A321 aircraft.
A Sunday morning visit to Harlow and the PAH to survey the site with a view to upgrading to CAP1264 standards. Great team and hospitality with our report being undersigned by CAA International.
We are so please to be appointed as Dorset County Hospital Trust Aviation Technical Authority. Advising on all things aviation and linking to the local air ambulance as well as the CAA including conducting the initial CAP1264 inspection for the baseline safety audit. Not only are we supporting the hospital for the current site, we have also been appointed as the aviation advisors for the new build helipad which will feature DIFFS and situated on top of the new emergency department.
A fantastic opportunity to work with Quark Expeditions in conduction helideck inspections and certification onboard the awesome MV Ultramarine. This is one unique vessel giving tourists the opprtunity to visit some of the most remotest parts of our planet. Operating 2x H145 helicopters, the ship one of a kind and we are so proud to be able to certify her decks.
Our next adventure, Salisbury District Hospital to look at their current landing site with a view to upgrading to CAP1264 standards.
So proud to be named Aviation Technical Authority for Southampton General Hospital. Our appointment ensures the site have aviation SME advice on tap as well as a key link into the CAA and helicopter operators. Baseline CAP1264 inspection has been completed and we are now working with the Trust to improve public and aviation safety onsite.
Wonderful few days at sea, fire and rescue training as well as air / ground radio systems testing.
Fire and rescue at sea is unique....if it all goes wrong you simply cannot call the local fire and rescue service....it’s down to you and your team, so leadership, commitment and knowledge of your ship and aircraft are absolutely essential in successful emergency response at sea.
Been a while - We all as QA Hospitals Aviation Technical Authority, we were up and about with the team from Pharos Marine providing oversight for the installation of a new Circle and Cross lighting system. This is the first in the UK to be installed onto an elevated concrete helipad and boy is it awesome!
Press release - Green Deck Operations now an approved Aviation Inspection Body to the Bahamas Maritime Authority
Green Deck Operations is both proud and privileged to announce our appointment as an approved Aviation Inspection Body carrying out inspections and certification of large yacht helicopter landing areas on behalf of The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA).
Green Deck Operations has a long standing, credible reputation in supporting aviation on land and at sea, primarily for aircraft companies operating in high risk environments, offshore oil and gas helideck design, inspection and certification, military helicopter integration at sea, renewable energy on and offshore helidecks, hoisting areas, expedition cruise ship helicopter integration, as well as supporting international and national regulatory authorities in developing / authoring / reviewing helicopter landing area standards both on and offshore.
Now, having met the exacting standards set by The Bahamas Maritime Authority, the company will be carrying out inspections and certification of large yachts supporting aviation which are operating to The Bahamas Large Charter Yacht Code.
Company owner Simon Jones, on gaining the award of AIB status said:
“We are a small niche market company with a big reputation for providing quality services in integrating aviation safely and effectively into the maritime environment. The award of Aviation Inspection Body status by The Bahamas Maritime Authority further enhances our reputation as a leader in this market.”
Have to say I get so much joy from these tasks and count myself privileged to meet and work with some outstanding people. Today was Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, North Wales. Stunning part of the world nestled between the sea and foothills of Snowdonia, busy little landing site and amazing people working at this hospital.
Having all stakeholders around the table, including Trust, lead clinicians, doctors, facilities, pilots and paramedics ensured I walked away with everything I needed to improve the site from both an aviation and patient perspective.
Just wanted to wish everyone who reads our posts and visits the website a very peaceful, safe and most of all an awesome time with your friends and family.
A simply amazing project, from concept to the first land on. There has been a great sense of collaboration with this helipad. We are biased as it our awesome local hospital also. We were proud to be appointed by the Hampshire NHS Trust and Engie FM to conduct the final acceptance inspection and issue our CAP1264 and ICAO Annex 14 Vol II (Heliports) Certificate of Compliance.
Really pleased to have be appointed as the aviation technical authority for the Western Sussex NHS Trust, providing support to the Trust aviation support services across the region, particularly the acceptance and operational capability development of the Brighton Hospital rooftop helipad.