Rooftop heliports are characterized by limited space, close proximity to the vertical
surfaces of buildings
or structures (such as parking garages), and a relatively high surrounding ambient light level.
The pad itself may be dark in contrast to the surrounding city lights. These heliports are normally located
in the midst of large numbers of point-source lights on city streets, buildings, and signs.
Nowadays, elevated heliports represent 90% of heliports.
Visual aids for night operations consist of:
· beacon light: to provide long-range and clear visual guidance in midst of surrounding lights;
· floodlights: to display obstacles and, as far as practicable, in a manner so as not to dazzle pilots;
· FATO lights: to be placed along the edges of the FATO (Final approach and take-off area);
· TLOF lights: to be placed along the edges of the TLOF (Touchdown and lift-off area);
· approaching lights (optional); to display the preferred direction of approach;
· windsock light: to display windsock and wind direction;
Beacon according to ICAO (>2500 cd - 3%, 10%, 100%), white flashing (Morse code letter H) with LED bulb 100000 hours lamp life. Power supply 48 Vdc.More information
Check our complete range of aircraft warning light systems for rooftop heliports:
Successful custom product engineering solutions require three ingredients: ability (to understand customer problems), talent (to find effective solutions), organization (to implement the solution in the best possible way and on schedule). Clampco Sistemi have all three.
We partner with our customers to build the right products for their applications, and provide the services to support them. When clients bring their application challenges to us, our engineers custom design, test and manufacture the right obstruction light systems to meet their needs - following a process that has been proven across applications and industries for more than 25 years.