Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for Helicopter Hoist Systems
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) specifies minimum operation performance requirements for helicopter hoists. This document covers criteria for hoist systems that are intended for use on helicopter platforms for a variety of missions, including but not limited to, search and rescue (SAR) operations, fire control/support, offshore windfarm maintenance, transferring harbor pilots, and power line maintenance. Helicopter hoist minimum performance characteristics are specified for standard and other environmental conditions for the purpose of product qualification. Compliance with this standard is not considered approval for installation on any aircraft.
This standard provides a minimum operational performance standard for helicopter hoists. Helicopter hoists have to comply with it and the related 14 CFR Part 27 and 14 CFR Part 29 requirements.