Jun 22th, 2017 Click Press Releases

Heliport Lighting System

The end customer, tenders, or owners will build a heliport or a small private heliport for their helicopter landing use.
The night lighting navigation aids is essential for helicopter night operation.
What kind of lights normally equipped in a heliport?

We will introduce the basic lights used in a heliport to give you a better picture for your building or purchase.

  • Heliport beacon: Heliport light beacon is used to a heliport where long range visual guidance is considered necessary; Or identification of the heliport is difficult due to surrounding lights.
  • Approach lighting system: An approach lighting system should be provided at a heliport where it's desirable and practicable to indicate a preferred approach direction.
  • FATO lights: FATO is the abbreviation of Final approach and take-off area. Where a FATO is built at a surface-level heliport on ground intended for use at night, FATO lights shall be provided except that they may be omitted where the FATO and the TLOF are nearly coincidental or the extent of the FATO is self-evident.
  • Aiming point lights: Where an aiming point marking is provided at a heliport intended for use at night.
  • TLOF lights: TLOF is the abbreviation of Touchdown and lift-off area. The TLOF lighting system shall be provided at a heliport intended for use at night. TLOF lighting system consist of perimeter lights and floodlighting for any surface-level heliports or elevated heliports.
  • Lighted Windcone: Lighted vane can indicate the wind direction in the ultimate approach and take off area and make a general indication on the wind speed.
TLOF lighting system is essential for all of heliports intended for use at night.

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