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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

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

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

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.
See our Final Approach and Take-Off lights LowDoLed.

Floodlights

Floodlights

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.

Taxiway lights

Taxiway lights

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.

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