Airbus Helicopters Releases Updated H225 FCOM
Airbus Helicopters has expanded on its initial Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for H225 (formerly EC225) aircraft in oil and gas missions – the first such source document produced by a rotorcraft manufacturer – and has announced the release of an updated version, now extended to include emergency procedures.
Airbus Helicopters worked closely on the document with a group of oil and gas operators, whose operational inputs and feedback have been continuously taken into account to create the most comprehensive FCOM possible. This latest version of the H225 FCOM now includes aircraft manufacturer guidance for enhanced operational safety during both routine and abnormal situations, focusing on procedures for operating state-of-the-art glass cockpits, automated systems, and guidance on work-share among pilots – also known as Crew Resource Management (CRM).
“HeliOffshore commends Airbus for their leadership in delivering the first Flight Crew Operations Manual for offshore helicopters,” said Gretchen Haskins, the CEO of HeliOffshore. “This work will help to optimize global operating procedures and can be used to improve training for our crews. Working in partnership, we can deliver significant safety benefits for the front line.”