This report documents the review and evaluation of real estate and airspace requirements as set forth in applicable U.S. heliport design criteria. International criteria are reviewed to discern their rationale for various requirements. Helicopter performance during normal and failure-state operations is analyzed. The suitability of current criteria is examined with respect to various operational profiles. Modifications to current criteria are suggested which would accommodate various operational requirements and varying levels of terminal instrument procedures capability. Recommendations include a revised heliport classification scheme with corresponding changes to real estate and airspace criteria for IFR operations; helicopter performance chart standardization for flight manuals with specific data requirements; consideration of obstacle clearance for failure-state operations; additional criteria for offshore facilities; and revised criteria for elevated heliports/helipads. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    PACER Systems, Incorporated

    1755 South Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • DeLucien, A G
    • Smith, F D
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAR-037-80, FAA-RD-80-107
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA79WAI-019
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2003 12:00AM