Surface-level heliports include all heliports located on ground level or on a structure on the surface of the water. Surface level heliports can consist of a single or several helipads. Surface level heliports are utilised by a wide range of industries including commercial, military and private operators.
ICAO and the FAA have defined rules for surface-level heliports.
Common lighting recommendations for ICAO and FAA surface-level heliports consist of:
In addition, surface-level ICAO heliports must include:
In addition, surface-level FAA heliports can include:
Elevated Heliports are located above ground level (AGL) and consist of elevated helipads and helidecks. An elevated heliport is located on a raised structure on land. These are usually located on the top of commercial buildings, residential buildings and hospitals. Elevated heliports are utilised by emergency service, commercial and private operator industries.
A helideck is a heliport located on a fixed or floating offshore structure such as a ship or oil platform and is predominantly used by the oil and gas, and shipping industries.
ICAO and the FAA have defined rules for elevated heliports and helidecks.
Common lighting recommendations for ICAO and FAA elevated heliports and helidecks consist of:
In addition, ICAO heliports must include:
In addition, FAA heliports can include: