Accession Number : ADA199081

Title :   Heliport System Planning Guidelines.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Peisen, Deborah

PDF Url : ADA199081

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : State and city governments generally realize that continued vitality depends on a steady expansion of industry and services as a function of planned growth. The helicopter is a proven catalyst for enhancement of those desired growth patterns. However, without the necessary support infrastructure, this positive contribution of the helicopter cannot be realized. Determining the need for such a support system can be achieved through an understanding of local helicopter activities and the metropolitan or state-wide socioeconomic dynamics in which they occur. This allows for data base development, including a fleet inventory, and analysis to provide a foundation for determining current, and forecasting future, helicopter activity and support facility requirements. Heliport planning is a relatively new field. Previous efforts, although based on proven fixed-wing airport methods, have produced a series of uncoordinated and nonstandardized products from many various individual planners and organizations. Consequently, the data collected and the analytical processes used have not been consistent or directly comparable. This document presents fundamental planning criteria by which urban area heliport requirements may be assessed at any jurisdictional level. It offers standardization for comparability of real demand and for funding prioritization. Keywords: Heliport system plans, Heliport planning, Urban heliports, Heliport data development, Heliport forecasting, Heliport site selection, Heliport data collection, Heliport benefits. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *HELIPORTS, CATALYSTS, DATA BASES, FLEETS(SHIPS), INVENTORY, HELICOPTERS, URBAN AREAS, AIRPORTS, WINGS, DATA ACQUISITION, FORECASTING, PLANNING, SITE SELECTION, SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, INDUSTRIES, STEADY STATE

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE