The most critical moments of helicopter operation are during landing and take-off. An accident at either of these stages can result in hundreds of liters of jet-fuel spilling from ruptures of helicopter’s fuel tanks.
A crash and burn scenario is always a frightening possibility – the intense, fuel-based fire will quickly spread on a flat helideck, making passenger rescue extremely hazardous. Vital time is lost in combating the fire on the helideck when all attention should be concentrated on the blazing helicopter instead and on getting the crew and passengers to safety.
Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) around the world recognize this risk and require extensive fire-fighting and crash safety equipment to be available and positioned around the deck.
Nowatec provides competitive design, construction, and installation of lightweight helidecks.