The Process

Cougar's helideck surveyors are also Cougar pilots, and in both capacities view each helideck with a critical eye. The helideck that is being surveyed today may be receiving a Cougar aircraft tomorrow, and therefore must meet or exceed all standard requirements, as well as those mandated by Cougar.

Surveyors check documentation for the helideck, such as the load specifi cations for the helideck, and verify the underwriter's helideck inspection certifi cate. A visual inspection is also conducted, which has 23 basic inspection points, including but not limited to:
  • Crew support
  • Obstructions
  • Deck condition
  • Deck markings
  • Signage
  • Lighting
  • Helifuel systems (general condition and maintenance log)
  • Fuel storage
  • Emergency response and fi re suppression equipment
  • Meteorological equipment
  • Communications equipment
Cougar conducts a yearly survey of all helidecks which are under normal helicopter usage. Tankers are inspected on a bi-yearly basis.
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