Helicopter Transport Cargo – Landing Site

It is often tempting for helicopter transport to exploit the helicopter’s maximum carrying capacity when calculating the costs of operation. However, often lighter lift provides for a lower total cost. The layout of the Loading and Unloading site can be of great importance for the cost of the cargo flights in this context .

Carefully plan the loading landing site

Are there obstacles in the take-off and / or approach route, this means that the helicopter must lift or lower vertically longer than if the area is obstacle free. Is the helicopter loaded for maximum weight, this process takes considerably longer than if lifts were lighter. The total time and cost of helicopter transport and cargo flights may therefore be less at lighter lifts and if there is unimpeded approach and departure from the loading and unloading area.
Wind conditions of the day is also important for the direction of approach and departure.   When planning load and unloading of cargo flights, then keep in mind that it is forbidden to fly with  suspended loads over people, buildings, cars, animals and other objects that could be damaged if the load must be dropped. In this context, keep in mind the most common wind direction at the site. It is important for a successful mission in the cargo flight that the helicopter takes off and arrives in headwind. Take us on for the planing of cargo helicopter transport. It may pay off!

Basic Guidelines for a landing site for Helicopter Sling operatons

  • As close to the delivery point as possible – Shortest Distance
  • Free in- and outbound axis – No obstacles, like powerlines, trees, houses etc.
  • No overflying of houses, animals, roads, people, boats etc.
  • Flat ground with no loose objeckt thay can blow up
  • Minimum 20×20 meter excluding the space where the objects are to be lifted from