Elevated heliports, by nature and usual location in a prominent position in a city precinct, undoubtedly attract attention when aircraft movements are observed by the public. The helistop facilities developed for Challenge Air’s clients are therefore more than a mere practical or compliant provision. Whilst every Challenge Air heliport is designed to comply with the latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and local regulations, we also pay close attention to the aesthetic appeal of the structure so that it complements the precinct’s appearance and gives the city a sense of pride – a state-of-the-art, world-class facility.
Since planned operations for elevated heliports usually necessitate movement of helicopters over confined built-up areas, the type of helicopter that may service the facility as well as the crew qualifications required (including recurrent training) and authorization to conduct flight operations at the helistop must be strictly controlled. All movements must therefore be authorized, either under blanket consent to approved, licensed operators or mission authorization for ad-hoc operations. Per regulations, only Performance Class 1 Helicopter operations are initially authorized for these heliports.
Challenge Air offers a comprehensive and all-inclusive heliport management programme for all heliports. Service offerings include: