Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System

Safeguard your personnel - your most valuable asset – and avoid costly and frustrating flight interruptions by offering your helicopter service provider accurate weather and motion data from Vaisala – the weather provider that the aviation community relies on, worldwide.


Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System for Outdoor Installations


The unique Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System (HMS) provides accurate information on the prevailing weather and helideck motion to ensure effective flight planning and safe landings on offshore installations. Measurements are based on Vaisala’s world-class, reliable sensor technology, which is integrated into weather stations designed specifically for offshore weather monitoring.

Data Collection and Processing

The Vaisala AWS430 is an automatic weather station specifically designed for maritime applications. It integrates all the sensors providing power, data collection and storage, data quality control, statistical and various weather related calculations as well as communications to external systems, databases, displays and individual addresses. The AWS430 comes either in an acid-proof steel outdoor enclosure or as a rack mounted model.

Data Display, Storage and Reporting

The Vaisala MCC437 is an easy-to-use PC software for helideck operators. It displays, stores, edits, and reports the meteorological and environmental measurement data needed for planning helideck operations and general weather information for vessels and offshore installations. The data is presented in numerical and graphical format and has alarms for critical weather parameters and system malfunctions. It runs on a normal desktop PC and features a user-customizable screen layout.


With its global presence and the industry's widest sales and service network, Vaisala provides fast response, timely delivery, and quick and efficient service for our customers. Maintenance requests are handled swiftly by our service centers in China, Finland, Japan, the UK, and the US. Vaisala offers a full range of services: system design, manufacturing, delivery, pre-sales support, project management, installation, commissioning, spare parts, calibration and all-in-one maintenance packages.


Measurements are based on superior Vaisala sensor technology.
Data collection runs on reliable Vaisala QML201 data logger.
Outdoor and indoor installations available.
Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System complies with the UK CAA CAP 437 standard, Norwegian Requirements CAA / BSL-D 5-1 / NORSOK, Standard HMS from HCA, and relevant ICAO and WMO regulations.
Vaisala technology is field proven and has been trusted for decades by the aviation community.
With the Vaisala global service network support is local and timely.
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Optional Sensors: Helideck motion
For floating and mobile installations Vaisala offers high-quality and accurate helideck motion sensors in all sea conditions.
Optional Sensor: Wave height
Radac Wave Guide is a compact and maintenance free wave measurement system. Optionally it measures wave direction
Optional Sensor: Lightning detection
Vaisala's Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 is the only lightning detection network capable of delivering high-quality data anywhere in the world both offshore and onshore. Depending on location
and needs, Vaisala also provides local lightning sensors for on-site lightning detection enabling early warnings and tracking of thunderstorm movement.

Key Benefits

Avoid costly and frustrating flight interruptions
The advanced operator's software includes a real-time data display, reporting tools, and critical alarms to enable the operator to make better informed decisions during critical weather situations.
Optional sensors available
Optional sensors include helideck motion sensor, wave height sensor and lightning detection.
Easy to use and easy to install
The web interface allows the data to be viewed on any PC in the network. The weather station electronics are available rack-mounted or as an outdoor marine hardened version for installations with limited equipment space and less field cabling. As an optional feature, automatic audible weather reports are available for helicopter pilots through a VHF radio transceiver.


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