What is a heliport intended for night flight?
It is a heliport designed and equipped to allow helicopter landing and take-off operations during the nighttime or in low visibility conditions. These heliports have specific features and devices to ensure the safety and efficiency of nighttime operations.
Lighting: Nighttime heliports are equipped with adequate lighting systems to enable helicopters to land and take off safely. This may include approach lights, landing area illumination lights, signaling lights, and orientation lights.
Signage: Clear signs and indications are present to guide pilots during nighttime operations. These may include illuminated signs, ground markings, and visual cues to indicate landing and take-off directions.
Communication Systems: Nighttime heliports are equipped with appropriate communication systems to facilitate communication between airborne operators and ground personnel during nighttime operations. This may include radio systems, telephone communication, or other suitable means of communication.
A typical ground-level heliport
An elevated heliport and rooftop heliport
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Lights for TLOF and FATO Area
The BAGLEM® FATO Lights serve to mark the perimeter of the FATO (Final Approach and Take-Off area) in case it is not clearly defined. The lights, which must be white in color, are placed along the boundary of the designated area: for square or rectangular surfaces, there must be at least three lights on each side, including one light at each corner, and for any other shape, including circular, there should be equal intervals between the lights with a minimum of five lights.
The BAGLEM® TLOF Lights serve to mark the perimeter of the TLOF (Touchdown and Lift-Off area) in case it is not clearly defined and should be placed along the boundary of the TLOF.
These are general guidelines. For more specific information, we invite you to consult the regulations of ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority), which we also refer to.
Floodlight Radial Diffused Light Projectors
Beacon and Data Cube
The Beacon BAGLEM® is installed when a long-distance visual guidance is considered necessary and other visual aids are not available, or when heliport identification is challenging due to other lights. It emits the "H" signal in Morse code with a flashing white light beam. It should be placed above or near the heliport, preferably in an elevated position, and in a way that does not dazzle the pilot at short distances.
The Data Cube BAGLEM® is an accessory by BAGLEM® designed to monitor the actual status of the heliport.
Helicopter Approach Path Indicator HAPI
Wind direction indicator
An heliport must be equipped with at least one wind direction indicator (windsock) which must be positioned to indicate wind conditions without being influenced by turbulence caused by nearby objects or rotor downwash. It must be visible from a helicopter in flight, in hover, or during ground movements. A wind direction indicator at a heliport with night operations must be illuminated.
Command and Control Elements
The "Air to Ground" Radio Control by BAGLEM® is a remote management system that allows the pilot to directly access the heliport lighting system without the need for ground assistance, enabling the adjustment of light intensity directly from the helicopter's control lever (cloche) with a customizable radio frequency based on specific needs and regulations.
The BAGLEM® Control Panel is responsible for controlling the entire visual signaling system of the heliport.
The AOL Lights by BAGLEM® are designed to signal vertical structures, such as wind turbines, bridges, cranes, chimneys, and skyscrapers, which could potentially pose a hazard to passing aircraft. They are specifically designed to make these structures clearly visible and identifiable to pilots during flight.
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Made in Italy
All Baglem® branded products are made in Italy using high-quality materials to ensure perfect resistance to time and weather-related wear and tear for our customers
Patented Modular System
The Patented Vertical Modular System Baglem® consists of two or more watertight chambers that provide electrical and mechanical redundancy, ensuring a 360° beam of light even in the event of a malfunction.
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