Designated Final Approach and Take-Off Areas (FATO) for helicopter operations
airsight has a long standing cooperation with Dubai Airports, being engaged in numerous projects, and has now been appointed to develop designated Final Approach and Take-Off Areas (FATO) for helicopter operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
Dubai airports are currently not equipped with dedicated facilities for helicopter operations. The new facilities will cater the largest helicopters serving the Dubai airports for day and night operations.
To ensure safe helicopter operations on a surface level heliport, obstacle limitation surfaces need to be established taking into account critical objects, and approach and take-off climb criteria need to be defined carefully. airsight’s wide ranging expertise and experience in the design of airport and heliport infrastructure includes various international projects dealing with numerous planning questions and all safety related matters.
The design is based on international standards and industry best practise and integrates the facilities into the existing airport infrastructure and operational conditions. The supporting safety cases assess potential hazards and inherent risks associated with the implementation of the facilities and identify mitigation measures ensuring safety of airport operations.