Lighting of surface-level heliport
Lighting visual aids are essential to heliports in order to indicate to helicopters pilots
the shape of TLOF and FATO areas, especially for use at night.
Lighting of surface-level heliports
Surface-level heliports, meaning heliports located on the ground or on the water, intended for use at night, shall be equipped of several kind of lighting systems in order to guide pilots in their operations.
PROMIC offers a range of lighting products for surface-level heliports:
Touchdown and Lift-Off lights
A surface-level heliport intended for use at night is provided by TLOF perimeter lights: they are fixed green omnidirectional lights.
The TLOF heliport lights are set up along the edges of TLOF area, between 1.5m from outside to 50cm from inside.
The TLOF lighting systems shall be minimum 4 on each side, including a light at each corner, intervals max. 5m.
See our Touchdown and Lift-Off lights HFTR.
Final Approach and Take-Off lights
A surface-level heliport intended for use at night is provided by FATO lights: they are fixed white omnidirectional lights.
The FATO heliport lights are set up along the edges of FATO area, between 1.5m from outside to 1m from inside.
These white light beacons shall be uniformly spaced depending on the shape of the FATO area:
- Area with rectangle form: minimum 4 lights on each side, including a light at each corner, intervals max. 50m.
- Area with circular form: minimum 10 lights, intervals max. 5m.
On surface-level heliports, Touchdown and Lift-Off lights (TLOF) are completed with a lighting by floodlights, in order to improve the marks on the runway.
The floodlights shall be located so as to avoid glare to pilots in flight or people working on the area. They will be set up and arranged to reduce shadows on the runway.
See our floodlight 4400.
When an elevated or surface-level heliport has taxiways on the floor used at night, the taxiway has to be light with taxiway beacons. They are fixed blue omnidirectional lights, set up all along the taxiway edges, with an interval maximum of 60 meters.
We recommend the installation of 6 lights minimum (3 per edge), to better visualize the taxiway.
See our taxiway light HFTR.
05-Tour Culture Tunis
At the heart of the Culture City inaugurated the 20th October in Tunis, the Tower is marked at night by a low intensity beacon.
Tunis: the Culture Tower lighted by PROMIC obstruction light
01-Tour CMA CGM
Since April 2015, the CMA CGM tower of Marseille, in France, is lighted day and night by LUXSOLAR obstruction lights.
Marseille: the CMA CGM tower lighted by PROMIC
After two years of work on the field of Andrézieux city, in the department of Loire, the Envol Stadium is now ready to welcome the football fans of the region.
Beaconing of local project for PROMIC: the Envol Stadium
The company PROMIC specially engineered for all crane operators and crane users, a beaconing kit devoted to cranes,
to make easier the updating of their equipment.
An efficient solution for crane operators: the beaconing kit for cranes
the perfect beaconing solution for these high structures
The kit for wind measurement mast: