Heliport lighting systems

Signalight designs and executes lighting and signaling systems for civilian, industrial or military purposes. These comply with FAA and ICAO standards, contributing to the safety of landings or takeoffs worldwide.
Our systems are taking in consideration first the client’s needs and are capable for use in extreme weather conditions. We design and produce the right heliport lighting and signaling system for your specific project, in order to offer you a viable solution.

We design custom Heliport lighting systems or follow the requirements and designs of our customers. No matter which option you choose, Signalight will recommend a lighting scheme, a power supply scheme and a configuration for the controller or command.

Our systems can be powered from the electricity supply network (220 V) using electrical cabinets or from heliport controllers, in low voltage.

Heliport lighting schematic on ground +

Heliport lighting systems

The ground heliports or surface-level heliports are located on the ground and usually have a large space around them.

Many times in one ground heliport there are more helipads and also taxiways and helicopter parking lots.

On the heliports there are many lights, with different purposes, all of them to assure a safe and precise landing or takeoff.

The Heliport lighting systems are made of more lights:

Approach lighting system

This system is used to indicate the preferred landing direction.

Because there are no problems with the space we can create the approach lighting system. For this system, elevated approach lights are used to create a row of three lights and a crossbar. Optional, where the final approach has to be more visible, additional sequence flashing lights can be used.

The schematic of the approach system is in the below picture.

Approach lighting system

Approach lighting system

Flight Path Alignment Guidance Lights

These lights are indicating the Approach and departure directions.

The best is to use 5 lights in a row of a minimum of 6 m, with spaces between the lights of a minimum of 1.5 m but no more than 3 m. The Flight Path Alignment Guidance Lights can be combined with the guidance lighting, like in the picture below.

Alignment-lighting-system

Alignment-lighting-system

Heliport beacon

A heliport beacon has a very strong beam, omnidirectional in white color signaling in a sequence of flashings the letter H in MORSE code.

The purpose is for the pilot to identify the location of the heliport from a long distance. It is used specially when the heliport is surrounded by lights usually in a city so the pilots can be disturbed and not so easy to see the position of the heliport.

FATO Lighting System

The purpose of this system is to give the pilot an indication regarding the shape and the extent of the FATO.

The lights should be on the edge of the FATO uniform spaced. If the FATO is a square then the lights can be 50 m apart, minimum of 4 lights on each side of the square including lights in the corner. If the FATO is a circle then minimum 10 lights should be used and the distance between the lights should be maximum 5 m.

The FATO lights can be INSET or ELEVATED, not exceeding 250 mm.

A complete system can be seen in our project in the Hospital heliport.

Download presentation of Heliports Light system:

Heliports Light system

Heliports Light system

Heliport lighting schematic +

Download presentation of Heliports Light system:



Heliport lighting schematic offshore +

Download presentation of Heliports Light system:

Heliports Light system

Heliports Light system

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