• The following documents will be useful for AOC operators, particularly when varying the AOC. They will also be provided to AOC applicants for submission along with the Operations Manual.

  • Helicopters

    The following documents may be useful when applying for an AOC for helicopter operations:

    Compliance Document for Helicopter Operations
    a) without an assured safe forced landing capability during take-off and landing - (single-engine operations in non-congested hostile environment only),
    b) without an assured safe forced landing capability - (offshore in support of oil and gas),
    c) to Public Interest Sites - (HEMS/Lighthouse operations only) and
    d) over a hostile environment located outside a congested area - (Pipeline and low-level operations).

    Compliance Document for Helicopter Operations requiring the installation of a VHM system - ANO 2009 Article 115 (offshore in support of oil and gas).

    The following chapters of CAP 789 are of particular relevance for helicopter operations:

    • 17 - Dangerous Goods, Weapons and Munitions of War;
    • 20 - Additional Procedures for Helicopters;
    • 21 - Miscellaneous Provisions Affecting Helicopter Operations;
    • 22 - Minimum Weather Conditions for Helicopter Overwater Operations;
    • 23 - Selection of Offshore Alternates; and
    • 28 - Additional Factors for Helicopter Pilots' Periodic Tests.