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HAI offers two heliport design workshops at HELI-EXPO 2008 in Houston, Texas

Jan. 15, 2008 - The workshops will focus on the design of Private Use (PPR) and Hospital Heliports in the USA and General Aviation Heliports designed to meet the requirements of ICAO Annex 14 Volume II – Heliport Design.


January 15, 2008
By Corrie


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Jan. 15, 2008 – Two
workshops related to heliport design are planed to be held at HELI-EXPO
2008.  These will focus on the design of Private Use (PPR) and Hospital
Heliports in the USA and General Aviation Heliports designed to meet
the requirements of ICAO Annex 14 Volume II – Heliport Design.

The first workshop will include an overview of 14 CFR part 157,
Notice of Construction, Alteration, Activation, and Deactivation of
Airports, including FAA Form 7480-1, outlining notice requirements to
establish a heliport.  This workshop will be presented  by E.C.
Hunnicutt of the FAA Airports Division.  Dr. John Leverton, HAI
Heliport Design Focal Point will provide a review of the design
requirements embodied in the 2004 FAA Heliport Design Advisory Circular
(A/C) 150/5390-2B.  The workshop will be held on Sunday, February 24,
2008.  It is scheduled to begin at  9:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12:30 p.m.

The second workshop will consist of a comparison of the ICAO Annex
14 Volume II requirements with the US/FAA AC150/5390-2B and outline the
initial changes to the annex approved by the ICAO Aerodrome Panel in
December 2006 (to be issued in 2008) and the additional changes
currently being considered by the ICAO Heliport Design Working Group
(HDWG) and the various Sub-groups. The workshop will focus on the
ground size and airspace requirements for operations under Visual
Flight Rules (VFR).  Dr. John Leverton, the IFHA Representative to ICAO
AP and HDWG, will present the session that will be held on Sunday,
February 24, 2008.  The workshop will begin at 1: 30 p.m. and is
scheduled to adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

Both workshops will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  Room locations to be decided.


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