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Hoist Operator/Flight Engineer Instructor

Mechanics training

Helicopter Hoist Operator

The objective of the Helicopter Hoist Operator-Type Conversion course is to provide the Helicopter Hoist Operator (HHO) with a consistent training based on the procedures to be applied on an aircraft with or without Autopilot SAR mode.

This document describes programs of Initial or Conversion to Type (CTT) onshore hoist operations training courses for HHO.

The Initial training course aims at delivering the mission capability. We refer to the Conversion to Type course when trainees are already mission capable on another type of helicopter and need to be trained on a new helicopter for the onshore hoist mission.

These programs are valid for any aircraft. When the aircraft is fitted with the AFCS hover mode the use of this mode is included with no additional training when applicable.


Important note: This course can be associated with our SAR Systems Training course of the Pilot Training section.

7 days / 5 days

Initial / Conversion to type

GENERAL INFORMATION

Helicopter Hoist Operator

PREQUESITES

Initial training

HHO shall be familiar with the considered aircraft. They shall have attended at least a specific HHO familiarization course. In addition, they shall:

  • Hold a certificate of safety-rescue or a certificate of safety training (or equivalent)

  • Hold a current valid medical certificate, appropriate to the privileges of crew members.


  • Conversion to type

    In order to join the conversion to type course, trainees (HHO) shall
  • Be hoist operations qualified on another type of helicopter
  • have performed at least one hoist operation mission in the last 90 days including 8 hoist cycles and with at least one emergency procedure

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of aircraft


  • AND

  • Be capable of reading and understanding the official maintenance documentation and Flight Manual

  • Have the ability to write and communicate in comprehensive English, to prevent any misunderstandings.


  • To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer:

  • Technical English

  • Mechanical Standard Practices


  • COURSE CONTENT

    Theoretical Instructions

  • Technical aspects (hoist, ICS, cabin),

  • Flight capabilities impact of hoist installation,

  • Hoist mission specificities,

  • Weather conditions at the HHO site,

  • Hazards,

  • Procedures and phraseology.

  • Cabin overview,

  • Hoist operation,

  • Hoist servicing,

  • Aircraft preparation,

  • HHO safety equipment,

  • HHO duty and responsibilities,

  • Effect of personnel and load on centre of gravity,

  • Effect of personnel movement on performance,

  • Cabin management,

  • Phraseology,

  • Normal procedures,

  • Emergency procedures,

  • Rescuer coordination and visual dialog,

  • Hoisting technics,

  • Ground practice.


  • Practical Instructions

  • Familiarization – onshore – clear area

  • Normal operation – onshore – precision clear areas

  • Normal operation – onshore – precision various areas

  • Normal and emergency operations – onshore – precision various areas

  • Consolidation flight operations – onshore – precision various areas


  • Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

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

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Helicopter Hoist Operator

    Flight Engineer Instructor

    The Flight Engineer Instructor course provides knowledge and proficiency to perform technical flight with safety and efficiency, in accordance with the Airbus Helicopters maintenance manual and flight manual.
    Important note: This course can be associated with our Maintenance Check Flight course for pilots.

    1 week

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Flight Engineer Instructor

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

  • Hold a valid type rating on the corresponding type of aircraft
  • AND
  • Be capable of reading and understanding the official maintenance documentation, and have the ability to write and communicate in comprehensive English, to prevent any misunderstandings.


  • To evaluate your aptitudes to join the course, the following tests are available on the Learner Portal, free of charge for the customer:
  • Technical English
  • Standard practices
  • COURSE CONTENT

    THEORETICAL INSTRUCTIONS (Duration: 1 WEEK)

  • Load/ Balance and performance
  • Flight management
  • Rotor balancing
  • Flight manual – Chapter 8
  • T21 acceptance flight
  • Aircraft maintenance manual
  • Engine maintenance manual
  • PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rotor balancing
  • Engine power check (Auto/Manual)
  • Flight manual Chapter 8


  • Important note: All these courses are not Part 147 approved.

    CERTIFICATE

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

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Flight Engineering Instructor