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Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hansn in assocation of Ministry of Civil Aviation dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation in an inaugural event today at Rohini Heliport, Delhi. This Heliport would provide all helicopter operational facilities and will decongest busy Indira Gandhi International Airport, and also promote Regional Air connectivity through helicopters in the Northern part of the… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

Southern North Sea support heliport being marketed for sale

Southern North Sea support heliport being marketed for sale

The North Denes Airfield at Caister Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5TF has been put up for sale.  The site was used as a base for helicopters serving oil and gas platforms in the Southern North Sea for many years but has not been operational for the last two years, owing to a decline in business… Read more »

Source: Roche Surveyors, 24-Mar-17

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Global Heliports Market 2016-2020

Global Heliports Market 2016-2020

About Heliports Benefits associated with having a heliport or helipad nearby are significant, especially when it comes to emergency situations and supporting offshore activities. Also, the presence of heliports improves the economic condition of the state/region by facilitating air tourism. These functionalities are carrying out a major change in the overall growth dynamics of the… Read more »

Source: ReportBuyer, 15-Feb-17

New Penzance Heliport approved

New Penzance Heliport approved

Cornwall Council this morning voted unanimously to approve planning permission for a new heliport in Pmenzance which will enable the vital air link to the Isles of Scilly to bereinstated. Flights to the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco are expected to restart in spring 2018 using an AgustaWestland AW139. No operator has yet been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

Plans submitted by the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity for a helicopter base in Almondsbury have been approved. It’s been a long struggle for the campaign, after the local residents argued against it. As reported by Gazette Series, they were concerned over the noise pollution, disturbances due to night flights and the environmental concern of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-16

Approval for Heliport in Greater Noida

Approval for Heliport in Greater Noida

The Director General of Civil Aviation and the Indian Government have approved plans for a heliport to be built in Greater Noida, near the Gautam Budh University. The heliport will be built over a 22-acre plot, with an additional 15 acres for future expansions. It is expected to take up to two years to complete…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-16

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

A new helipad was opened by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters at the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. The new helipad hopes to bring in more tourists, as it has more exposure to drive-by tourists. As reported by The Review Journal, the president of the company Geoff Edlund is expecting 20 000 people to board their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

FEC Heliports at Air Medical Transport Conference 2016

FEC Heliports at Air Medical Transport Conference 2016

FEC Heliports has been a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of rooftop and aluminium helipads for more than 20 years. It has maintained that position by keeping an emphasis on design, flexibility, safety and innovation but perhaps most importantly by focussing on its customer requirements. A good example of this is the recent design and… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 15-Sep-16

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Melbourne CBD to Get Heliport

Melbourne CBD to Get Heliport

Riverside location, Turning Basin has been proposed to be the new location for a four-helicopter helipad and terminal. The decision for a new helipad was made after complaints were made that the helipad in North Wharf (whose lease will expire in two years) generates too much noise near residential areas. This new helipad will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-16

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Heliports of Russia plan new base

Heliports of Russia plan new base

Heliports of Russia are eager to open their new Helicopter Centre in the Ulyanovsk region. Construction began in 2014, a year after the company itself was established. The company has a range of helicopters in their service, such as Bell, Airbus and Robinson. These helicopters are used as air taxis, for air techniques sales and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Sep-16

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New UK heliport for Police and EMS operations approved

New UK heliport for Police and EMS operations approved

The controversial proposals for a dual-service heliport at Almondsbury have now received planning approval, according to the Gazette series.  The site, close to the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways, will become the new base for both the National Police Air Service and the Great Western Air Ambulance in the Bristol area.  Both currently… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-16

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FEC Heliports Portable Helipad Lights and Remote Lighting Controller certified by FCC & CE

FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd is pleased to announce that their HEMS-Star® portable battery powered LED helipad lighting system and Remote Lighting Controller have achieved FCC certification for operation in the USA and CE certification for Europe. HEMS-Star® is a rechargeable portable battery powered, microprocessor controlled LED lighting system designed for rapid deployment in temporary and… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 12-Aug-16

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new  Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam… Read more »

Source: Papillon, 09-Aug-16

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New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

Helicopter Flight Services (HFS), who fly Bell 407s and Airbus H130s, is reportedly buying waterfront proprerty on the east bank of the Hudson River in the Yonkers suburb of New York. They are looking at creating a floating heliport in an industrial zone between the Domino Sugar refinery and a sewage treatment plant. HFS met… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-16

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NetJets London Heliport – the new name for Battersea

NetJets London Heliport – the new name for Battersea

NetJets Europe  today unveiled a key investment in the London private aviation market, through a partnership with The London Heliport – the only Heliport in the city certified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Heliport will be known as NetJets London Heliport and will feature extensive branding for both NetJets and its sister company,… Read more »

Source: Netjets, 17-May-16

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London Heliport achieves best year since 2008, and marks landmark 500,000th movement

London Heliport achieves best year since 2008, and marks landmark 500,000th movement

The London Heliport at Battersea, the capital city’s only commercially licensed heliport, achieved its best year for activity since 2008 with over 10,500 movements recorded for the year ending 31st March, 2016. A high proportion of growth was attributable to business movements.  There was an uptick especially, in private users during 2015, including the prolific… Read more »

Source: London Heliport, 22-Apr-16

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Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Sheriff Deryl Loar said the department will build a 9,628-square-foot aviation hangar, 4,989 square feet of office space and a lighted heliport near the Indian River County Jail.  See full story

Source: TC Palm, 19-Apr-16

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UK – Change of control at Cardiff Heliport

UK – Change of control at Cardiff Heliport

The BBC is today reporting that Cardiff Heliport has new operators, with Roy Steptoe and Hugh Evans having signed a 50-year lease.  Mr Steptoe is the owner of Caernarfon Airport at the opposite end of Wales, and also owns fixed wing operator Air Caernarfon and North Wales Air Academy.  Mr Evans owns an Agusta-Bell JetRanger… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-16

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UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

South Gloucestershire Council has reversed its approval for a new helicopter base in Almondsbury following a legal challenge.  The heliport was planned to serve both the Great Western Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service, whose helicopters are currently based at Filton Airfield.  Filton, most famous for its role in the development of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-16

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Airport consultant to help Redlands address helicopter pattern, heliport

Airport consultant to help Redlands address helicopter pattern, heliport

The California Dept of Transportation has revised the helicopter flight pattern included on the city’s permit, and is now directing the city to seek FAA approval on a proposed altitude specification, and to require helicopter operators take off and land from either a heliport or the runway.  See full story

Source: Redlands Daily Facts, 23-Mar-16

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Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

Dr. Michael Selig’s three-year fight to build a heliport on his land in North Whitehall Township is headed to a federal appeals court. See Full Story

Source: The Morning Call, 01-Feb-16

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LAX closes heliport without industry consultation

LAX closes heliport without industry consultation

Upon learning of a plan by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to permanently close the Los Angeles International Heliport, several Board Members of the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) met with the Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports on January 5, 2016. PHPA requested that the plan be canceled and the heliport reopened to… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 21-Jan-16

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Juhu Heliport to start night landings soon

Juhu Heliport to start night landings soon

Expect the number of sorties operating from and to Juhu Airport to drastically go up. See Full Story

Source: Mid-Day, 14-Jan-16

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UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

A PROPOSED helicopter base in Almondsbury could have its planning permission quashed following a judicial review brought forward by nearby residents. See Full Story  

Source: Gazette, 14-Dec-15

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Vertiport Chicago to partner with EvoLux

Vertiport Chicago to partner with EvoLux

Today Vertiport Chicago and EvoLux Transportation announced a partnership that will bring Helicopter Charter Ridesharing to Chicago and the greater Midwest region. Helicopter Rideshare reservations, known as SkyShares, will revolutionize Midwest regional travel by providing vastly increased accessibility to the most convenient, time-saving way to travel. The social benefits, as well as the style factor,… Read more »

Source: EvoLux/Vertiport, 18-Nov-15

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance plan new operational base

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance plan new operational base

Nearly 100 people have attended an exhibition showing plans for a new air ambulance base in Paddock Wood. See full story.

Source: Kent Online, 12-Nov-15

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Heightened security checks coming to Islamabad Heliport

Heightened security checks coming to Islamabad Heliport

Heightened security checks are coming to Islamabad Heliport after reports of unidentified individuals roaming in the vicinity and inquiring about the details of the heliport from the security staff, The Nation has learnt reliably. See Full Story

Source: The Nation, 30-Oct-15

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Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

Southampton Village is applying for a state grant that would provide funds to build a shelter for someone to monitor activity at the village’s heliport on Meadow Lane. See Full Story

Source: 27 East, 30-Oct-15

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Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

Zip Aviation announced today it would host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Friday October 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A portion of Zip’s proceeds Friday will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Helicopter tour passengers flying Friday are encouraged to wear pink attire to create… Read more »

Source: Zip Aviation, 26-Oct-15

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Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Heliports of Russia have recently announced plans for a new heliport in Kaluga, to open in the second half of 2016.  Russian website ATO.ru reports that the announcement, made recently at the JetExpo 2015 event in Moscow, identifies a site on the bank of the river Oka, and a cost of “over 300 million roubles”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-15

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Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) held a public consultation event yesterday (Wednesday August 12th) for local residents and businesses to find out about its proposed new home to base the charity’s helicopter, aircrew and office staff. The charity has been searching for a site for its new home for over a year and its preferred location… Read more »

Source: WAA, 14-Aug-15

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HAI Welcomes Windy City Heliport

HAI Welcomes Windy City Heliport

HAI’s Harold Summers, director of flight operations and technical services, was in Chicago last week to help celebrate the opening of Chicago’s only downtown heliport — Vertiport Chicago. “Urban heliports have been under tremendous pressure in recent years, despite the business and transportation benefits they provide,” said Summers. “So the opening of heliports like this… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-May-15

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$13M Vertiport Chicago opens this week

$13M Vertiport Chicago opens this week

After years of delays, an investor group is set to open a helicopter landing facility on the Near West Side and test the demand for commercial helicopter and other vertical-takeoff flights close to downtown. See Full Story

Source: Chicago Business, 30-Apr-15

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Famous film director makes controversial bid for Helipro Wellington base

Famous film director makes controversial bid for Helipro Wellington base

Director James Cameron is looking to expand his New Zealand empire by taking over the Helipro site on the Wellington waterfront. See Full Story

Source: Stuff, 09-Feb-15

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CHC may close North Denes HP after contract moves to Norwich

CHC may close North Denes HP after contract moves to Norwich

The future of Great Yarmouth’s heliport has been put in jeopardy with the news that a major contract is ending next year. See Full Story

Source: BBC, 15-Dec-14

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UK – Cardiff Heliport closed, but discussions are ongoing

UK – Cardiff Heliport closed, but discussions are ongoing

Cardiff Heliport is one of the UK’s best dedicated heliports, built two miles out of the centre of the city of Cardiff on a 13.5 acre purpose built facility that includes Passenger Handling, Customs, Engineering, Fuel and a 400m FATO Runway.   However, it closed on 30th November 2014. The Heliport has been run for many… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-14

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Belgium – Liege Heliport permanently closed

Belgium – Liege Heliport permanently closed

Belgian airspace operator Belgocontrol has issued a NOTAM saying B3006/14  From:14 NOV 14 09:30 Till:PERM Text:EBLO HELIPORT PERM CLSD which decodes as Liege Heliport Permanently closed.  EBLO is the ICAO code for the Heliport. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-14

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Arunachal Minister urges early completion of Heliport at Tawang

Arunachal Minister urges early completion of Heliport at Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh Tourism, Art and Culture Minister Pema Khandu today urged the executing agency to expedite early completion of the Ugyen Sangpo heliport at Tawang in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Director General of civil aviation (DGCA). See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 10-Nov-14

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India – Heliport hub planned to serve air ambulances

India – Heliport hub planned to serve air ambulances

Gurgaon district administration is mulling a proposal to set up a ‘heliport hub’ in the city for disaster management and air ambulance. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 13-Aug-14

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Rotary Operations Conference 2014 at London Heliport takes on international theme

Rotary Operations Conference 2014 at London Heliport takes on international theme

The second annual industry conference dedicated to commercial helicopter operations, organised by MIU Events and hosted by The London Heliport,takes on more of an international theme this year.  Deliberately staged on Wednesday, 9th July, just one week ahead of Farnborough Air Show, it will serve as a prime opportunity to bring together helicopter manufacturers, operators,… Read more »

Source: London Heliport, 25-Jun-14

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The London Heliport prepares for a strong summer

The London Heliport prepares for a strong summer

Royal Ascot, The Goodwood Festival of Speed, The Santander British Grand Prix and Farnborough Air Show are all contributing to what is set to be a record-breaking summer for the capital’s London Heliport.  Overall, bookings at the city’s only licensed heliport are 50% up since the start of calendar year 2014. Bookings for Royal Ascot… Read more »

Source: The London Heliport, 18-Jun-14

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Permit issued for Scripps Memorial Hospital helipad

Permit issued for Scripps Memorial Hospital helipad

Heliplanners is pleased to announce that Caltrans Division of Aeronautics has conducted its final inspection and issued its Heliport Permit for the recently completed rooftop heliport at Scripps Memorial Hospital’s new Critical Care Building in Encinitas, California. The heliport will help to improve rapid medical access for Scripps’ patients throughout San Diego County and the… Read more »

Source: Heliplanners, 03-Jun-14

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Russian operator Aerosouz to build heliport at Rostov

Russian operator Aerosouz to build heliport at Rostov

​​Russian helicopter company Aerosouz is to build a heliport in Rostov, with an epected project investment of 100 million rubles ($2.86M US).  Full facilities are planned, including hangar, passenger lounge, crew room, maintenance facilities and so on. The agreement was signed between Aerosouz President Alexander Klimchuk (on the right in the photo below) and Rostov Region… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-14

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Glasgow Heliport moves a mile and a half

Glasgow Heliport moves a mile and a half

Plans to move Glasgow Heliport were first aired at least four years ago as the site owners wanted to use the land for a hotel. Ever since its launch, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre have been supportive of the heliport in one corner of its site alongside the River Clyde, so there was no… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-14

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DirectView Security completes installation at Pier 6 NYC Heliport for HeliNY

DirectView Security completes installation at Pier 6 NYC Heliport for HeliNY

DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: DIRV), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary DirectView Security has completed a custom surveillance installation at the elite New York City downtown heliport for Helicopter Flight Services, Inc. (“HeliNY”). HeliNY is the premier provider to thousands of clients… Read more »

Source: DirectView, 11-Apr-14

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Rotary Wing Society of India complains about poor heliport security

Rotary Wing Society of India complains about poor heliport security

In a letter to aviation regulator DGCA, the Rotary Wing Society of India has said that there are no security personnel at helipads to subject VIPs, especially politicians, and their luggage to checks.  See full story

Source: Mumbai Mirror, 11-Apr-14

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Spain – Marbella plans heliport

Spain – Marbella plans heliport

The future heliport of El Pinillo will have four helipads and has planned operating hours from 7am to 7pm.  See full story

Source: SUR, 01-Apr-14

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BIH moves helicopters out, but group continues to manage Cardiff HP

BIH moves helicopters out, but group continues to manage Cardiff HP

British International Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they have moved helicopters out of Cardiff Heliport and placed them more locally to the two contracts they serve.  It is not clear whether they have any ongoing operations there. BIH is part of the Rigby Group plc.  A sister company in the same group – Regional &… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-14

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El Salvador Protests Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

El Salvador Protests Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes sent a formal protest to Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday to protest Honduras’ construction of a heliport on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. See full story

Source: Herald Tribune, 27-Mar-14

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Draft ordinance considers heliport in West Hartford

Draft ordinance considers heliport in West Hartford

A draft ordinance allowing heliports to be built on the ground level of certain properties is currently being considered by the Town of West Hartford.  See full story

13-Mar-14

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Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

Angola Police are looking to create a new self-contained base (subject to budget) away from Luanda’s international airport – see full story

Source: Angop, 27-Feb-14

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Aviamarket signs cooperation agreement with Moscow Heliport

Aviamarket signs cooperation agreement with Moscow Heliport

[Electronic translation] February 19 signed an agreement on mutual cooperation between the two companies “NDV-group” – the investor of the project “Heliport Moscow” and “Aviamarket” – Russia’s largest authorized dealer Robinson Helicopter Company. “Heliport Moscow” – a unique project of the Civil Code “NDV”, which has no analogues in our country. Europe’s largest helicopter center is… Read more »

Source: Aviamarket, 22-Feb-14

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HAI Joins Effort to Reopen Washington DC Heliport

HAI Joins Effort to Reopen Washington DC Heliport

HAI President Matt Zuccaro, NBAA President Ed Bolen, Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) Vice President Jeff Smith, and Don Scimonelli, the C.O.O. of Washington D.C.’s South Capitol Street Heliport (09W), recently met the Delegate to the United States Congress representing the District of Columbia, Eleanor Holmes Norton, to discuss a renewed effort to reopen the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Jan-14

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UK – Helicentre Aviation opens its East Midlands Heliport

UK – Helicentre Aviation opens its East Midlands Heliport

Helicentre Aviation’s new East Midlands heliport complex which has been built at Leicester Airport has officially opened. The £500,000 expansion of Helicentre Aviation’s operations includes a brand new hangar, offices and ground training facilities, an apron and six helipads and the company also provides Jet A1 and AvGas refueling services, handling and hangarage to visiting… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 01-Jan-14

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Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

[electronic translation]  A year after the groundbreaking ceremony today was the opening of the new Rega base are celebrated in two Simmen. It acts with the new basis for a joint project of the Rega and the Bernese Oberland Helikopter AG (BOHAG). In the presence of application partners and guests from politics and industry Rega CEO Ernst… Read more »

Source: Rega, 10-Dec-13

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Belgium – New operator sought for Knokke Heliport

Belgium – New operator sought for Knokke Heliport

The principality of Knokke has started the process of finding an operator to take over Knokke Heliport, with the current concession running until August 2014. In August 2005, the running of the heliport was granted to Crown Helicopters for ten years, but they ceased operations in December 2008. After some negotiations, a new agreement announced… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-13

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19 storey apartment block planned next to London Heliport in Battersea

19 storey apartment block planned next to London Heliport in Battersea

Architect Will Alsop is apparently all set to submit plans for a 19-storey residential scheme next to the London Heliport in Battersea. See full story

Source: Prime Resi, 18-Nov-13

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Agreement limits helicopter tours at Jersey City heliport

Agreement limits helicopter tours at Jersey City heliport

Responding to noise and safety concerns about helicopter traffic over the Hudson River, federal lawmakers announced an agreement to limit the number and hours of tourist flights operating out of a heliport on the Jersey City waterfront.  See full story

Source: NJ.com, 31-Oct-13

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HeliExperts releases Heliport Risk and Liability Assessment Toolkit

HeliExperts releases Heliport Risk and Liability Assessment Toolkit

Over the weekend HeliExperts International LLC unveiled a new “Heliport Risk and Liability Assessment Toolkit” to the rotary wing community at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference.  This new heliport risk assessment program is centered around 15 specific categories that are based on FAA, NFPA and OSHA regulations and guidelines as well as industry best… Read more »

Source: HeliExperts, 22-Oct-13

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New public heliport nears completion in Texas

New public heliport nears completion in Texas

The nation’s newest public heliport is scheduled to open in December 2013. Located 12 miles Southwest of downtown Dallas in DeSoto TX, the 19-acre public heliport is nearly completed. Combined development teams from the City of DeSoto, the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation, TxDOT Aviation Division, and SKY Helicopters, Inc. have been working together on the… Read more »

Source: Sky Helicopters, 04-Oct-13

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Indian state of Maharashtra wants heliport at Mahalaxmi race course

Indian state of Maharashtra wants heliport at Mahalaxmi race course

The state of Maharashtra has recently appointed Airport Association of India to conduct an ‘obstacle limitation surface survey’ to check the feasibility of the project  see full story

Source: Hindustan Times, 02-Oct-13

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NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

In its ever continuing quest to enhance industry safety, the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is sponsoring a four hour workshop on heliport design and safety at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  This 4-hour workshop will focus on the basic information that every air medical helicopter provider and heliport… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 01-Oct-13

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PremiAir rebrands its Blackbushe facility as the West London Heliport

PremiAir rebrands its Blackbushe facility as the West London Heliport

PremiAir Aviation International, under new ownership since December last year, confirmed today at HeliTech International (Stand G30) that it has rebranded its Blackbushe Airport  facility in Surrey as The West London Heliport and will offer Land, Park and Go services for visiting helicopter arrivals headed for the South East of England.  With only one recognized… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 25-Sep-13

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Congresswoman Norton pushes to restore helicopter service in DC

Congresswoman Norton pushes to restore helicopter service in DC

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will offer an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which is on the House floor now, that would prevent the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from enforcing its rule that prohibits commercial and most other helicopter operations in the District of… Read more »

Source: Eleanor Holmes Norton, 05-Aug-13

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UK – £2.5M contract awarded to build new Glasgow HP

UK – £2.5M contract awarded to build new Glasgow HP

Raynesway Construction, the Paisley-based Balfour Beatty brand, has recently been awarded new work worth in excess of £5 million, highlighting the robust nature of the Scottish construction industry. Stephen Scott, Managing Director of Raynesway Construction, said: “The past few months have seen an encouraging number of interesting contract awards for us. Given the continuing economic… Read more »

Source: Raynesway Construction, 10-Jul-13

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Audemars Piguet continues advertising at New York’s E34 Heliport

Audemars Piguet continues advertising at New York’s E34 Heliport

Swiss Haute Horology brand Audemars Piguet continues its successful partnership with Roaring Thunder Media, the premier source for private jet terminal advertising, in the creation of an innovative media program. For the third consecutive year this custom-tailored “domination program” gives Audemars Piguet the opportunity to be featured exclusively on all interior and exterior signage, as… Read more »

Source: Audemars Piguet, 10-Jul-13

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Save The LAX Heliport – 9th July meeting

Save The LAX Heliport – 9th July meeting

PHPA has been working all ‘levers’ available to us on your behalf to keep open the LAX Heliport. LAWA staff is threatening to close it. We need your help! As you know, LAWA Staff attempted to de-certify the heliport in March and April – quietly and without public notice. It appears that we stopped the… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 08-Jul-13

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Planned Vertiport Promises Easier Access to Downtown Chicago

Planned Vertiport Promises Easier Access to Downtown Chicago

Developers of a new vertiport near Chicago’s downtown business center hope to break ground on the 10-acre project later this summer and begin operations next year. The vertiport, which differs from a heliport by being designed for use by tiltrotors as well as helicopters, will be constructed at Wood and 15th streets on land owned… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 03-Jul-13

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British Grand Prix weekend – record movements at Oxford Airport

British Grand Prix weekend – record movements at Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport saw one of its busiest weekends so far this year as glorious sunshine ushered in the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.  The airport welcomed  well over 300 movements, including 50 business jet flights on the Sunday, its highest peak so far this year.  During the weekend it sold nearly 100,000 litres of… Read more »

Source: Oxford Airport, 03-Jul-13

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UK – Patriot Aerospace wants to reopen Plymouth Airport as a heliport

UK – Patriot Aerospace wants to reopen Plymouth Airport as a heliport

Patriot Aerospace, the main aviation company within the Rigby Group plc, has had outline discussions with airport leaseholder the Sutton Harbour Group to reopen Plymouth Airport as a Heliport.  Patriot have a particular interest given they own British International who hold the Royal Navy FOST (Flag Officer Sea Training) contract operating two Dauphins see full story

Source: Plymouth Herald, 28-Jun-13

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Cayman Islands – Court forces CAA to revalidate waterfront heliport

Cayman Islands – Court forces CAA to revalidate waterfront heliport

The chief justice has ordered the CAACI to reassess the Cayman Islands Helicopters heliport in accordance with the rules and regulations and safety criteria that it should have used in the first place – see full story

15-Jun-13

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HAI Hosts Int’l Working Group on Heliport Design

HAI Hosts Int’l Working Group on Heliport Design

Government and industry representatives from Europe, Australia, and North and South America are gathered at HAI headquarters this week, working on the latest revisions to worldwide standards and recommended practices for heliport design. Formed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Heliport Design Working Group (HDWG) is considering a range of proposed amendments to… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Apr-13

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Airports Authority of India unveils Juhu heliport plan

Airports Authority of India unveils Juhu heliport plan

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has floated yet another controversial proposal (see full story)

Source: Times of India, 22-Apr-13

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LAX Heliport to Permanently Close

LAX Heliport to Permanently Close

The Board of Airport Commissioners is meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 pm (tomorrow) to hear LAWA (the agency that runs the L.A. Airports) propose the closure of one of the only two public use heliports in California. The Executive Director of LAWA will make a report to the Board of Directors of the Airport Commissioners regarding the… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 16-Apr-13

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Russia – Heliport construction begins at Sheremetyevo Airport

Russia – Heliport construction begins at Sheremetyevo Airport

[electronic translation]  By tender was selected general contractor for construction and installation work. Set aside for the construction of a land area of ​​9500 sq.m.  Construction work is scheduled to begin in early April, completion is scheduled for early June. Next is expected to receive a certificate, a passport, and the introduction of the navigation area in… Read more »

Source: Avia Group, 10-Apr-13

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