RAeS lecture – The Introduction of Automation to Offshore Operations

RAeS lecture – The Introduction of Automation to Offshore Operations

2-Mar-2014 Source: RAeS

In the wake of recent helicopter incidents, such as the August 2013 helicopter accident, the safety of offshore helicopter operations in the north sea has been comprehensively reviewed by the British Government, european regulators, manufacturers, operators, the oil and gas industry, and end users – including trade unions. Loss of control associated with the sophistication and automation of modern aircraft and helicopters together with the training that pilots receive have been identified as issues requiring attention.

This conference will focus on automation in modern complex helicopters engaged in offshore operations world-wide, and the underlying design, operational and training issues. the Royal Aeronautical Society, as an independent body with a wide spectrum of aeronautical disciplines is uniquely placed to bring interested parties together to discuss and influence ways in which helicopter design, operation and training can be further improved to increase operational effectiveness, while raising the bar on flight safety.

The conference has already attracted wide interest and has been endorsed by key stakeholders such as the european helicopter operator’s committee and Oil & Gas UK. Keynote addresses will be given by Mark Swan, head of the UK CAA’s Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, and Captain Tim Rolfe, director, Quality, Safety & Standards, Bristow Group.

The importance of human factors will be threaded  throughout the entire programme, from the need for  human centric design in cockpit display presentations and  automation to the need for effective operational procedures  and crew training and cooperation.

London / 3 – 4 July 2014

To view the flyer click here
Register online

Register before Friday 25th April to receive a £100 Early Bird Discount (exc. Baseline Member Rate)


This conference will focus on automation in modern complex helicopters engaged in offshore operations worldwide and the underlying design, operational and training issues. The Royal Aeronautical Society is uniquely placed to bring interested parties together to discuss and influence ways in which helicopter design, operation and training can be further improved to increase operational effectiveness, while raising the bar on flight safety.

Click here to register online. 

View the announcement flyer here. The conference programme will be made available shortly.

For more information about this Rotorcraft conference  visit the event webpage.

Alternatively, please contact conference@aerosociety.com or call the RAeS conference department on +44 (0)20 7670 4345.

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