Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

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The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) course provides knowledge and proficiency to control the response to offshore helideck emergencies and routine operations, through an innovative concept focused on a Virtual Environment System.



• Have previously served as Helideck Assistants / Attendants on an offshore installation
• Have some previous experience of handling helicopters, either onshore or offshore

Course content

• Helicopter hazards identification & localization
• Helideck characteristics & equipment
• Helicopter landing & departure supervision
• Helicopter loading / unloading
• Passengers embarking / disembarking
• Refueling operations, fuel quality check
• Cargo handling
• Communication & helideck signposting
• Emergency procedures & control of fire-fighting operations
• Specificity of main aircraft used during offshore operation

Optional: Hands-on refueling operations & fuel quality check


After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.


Mobility, through our Learning Management System (LMS), Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) and Virtual Mobile Simulation System
Proximity, with capabilities to provide the course in customer premises
Safety improvement, thanks to the technical capabilities of the Virtual Environment to replay routine operations, emergency circumstances, weather conditions
Innovation, with the Helmet Mounted Display providing the ultimate experience on virtual offshore rigs
Quality, with the benefit of our recognized training expertise

Training will be delivered on the customer premises, avoiding any trips and
accommodation costs for Oil & Gas personnel.


Compared to OPITO standards, our HLO course contains some additional subjects aimed at improving safety: meteorological observer capabilities, aeronautical basic knowledge or dangerous goods regulation.

Flexible Offer

Wet lease: Full course delivery (instructor / courseware and simulator)
Dry lease: Lease of courseware and simulator

Customized courses may be given according to customer particular needs (e.g.: specific procedures, focus on a single aircraft)

Course duration

INITIAL   3 days
+ 1 optional day*
RECURRENT   2 days

* Hands-on refueling operations & fuel quality check

All course duration is indicative and subject to changes, according to the trainees’ experience

Training courses

Scheduled courses

Access to our Maintenance and pilot scheduled courses


Training course catalogue

Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian


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