Shenzhen plans 16 helipads
2014-June-19 Source: Szdaily web edition
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Shenzhen is considering building 16 new landing platforms for helicopters to handle emergencies, according to an official with Shenzhen transport commission Tuesday.

The helipads will be built at places like Shenzhen No. 2 People’s Hospital, Longgang Central Hospital, office buildings, OCT East and Qianhai area, said Wu Xiaoming, head of airport administration of the commission, at a news conference of the second AOPA International Flight Training Exhibition, which will be held July 3-6 in the city.

“Strictly speaking, there isn’t a platform for helicopters to land and take off in the city, though it has helicopter yards in Bao’an airport and Nantou,” Wu said.

The helicopter platforms need approval from the civil aviation administration authorities before they are put into operation, according to Wu.

When the platforms are put into use, Shenzhen needs to build yards for parking and maintenance of the helicopters. The city is now planning relocation of the helicopter yard in Nantou, Nanshan District and will build an airport for general aviation that will serve as a base for a large range of activities, both commercial and non-commercial, including flying clubs, flight training, agricultural aviation, light aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

The volume of the city’s civil aviation industry will reach 150 billion yuan (US$24.59 billion), according to city’s aviation industry plan between 2013 and 2020.

Editor: 王凯
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