Definition: This entry gives the total number of heliports with hard-surface runways, helipads, or landing areas that support routine sustained helicopter operations exclusively and have support facilities including one or more of the following facilities: lighting, fuel, passenger handling, or maintenance. It includes former airports used exclusively for helicopter operations but excludes heliports limited to day operations and natural clearings that could support helicopter landings and takeoffs.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Heliports map
The Economist online - 7/23/2015 3:19:42 PM
Aberdeen, which serves the North Sea, is the world’s busiest heliport. Years of high prices encouraged ... and search and rescue will need replacing in rich countries; such services are becoming increasingly prevalent in Asia and the Middle East.
Spanish airport operator AENA posts 80% jump in first-half profit
Expatica - 7/29/2015 8:13:14 PM
Spain's AENA, the world's biggest airport operator by passenger numbers ... The company runs 46 airports and two heliports in Spain, and has stakes in another 15 airports in three other nations -- Britain, Colombia and Mexico. AENA in October 2014 ...
Two local airparks bucking national trends
Herald-Dispatch - 8/2/2015 4:02:07 AM
ONA - Many airfields serving small, rural communities around the country are closing ... "Lawrence County is an important part of this process." n Around the world, the estimated 360,000 general aviation aircraft fly in excess of 35 million hours per ...
These countries do not have an airport!
Rediff India Abroad - 3/18/2013 11:01:54 AM
There are several cities in the world ... countries without airports... Andorra is the largest country among the ones listed here not to have an airport. The nearest airports are in Lleida, Barcelona, Toulouse and Girona. However, there are three heliports.
Halkidiki charts a new course for seafaring Chinese
China Daily - 8/3/2015 12:40:30 AM
But the globally celebrated luxury-travel destination hopes to lure fleets from the country, as a new wave of Chinese are ... monks that inhabits Europe's only monastic republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is something like a state within a state.
The forgotten sherpas
The Frontier Post - 7/31/2015 7:27:55 PM
Lukla, Nepal (CNN)The Goma Air flight makes a swift turn over jagged white peaks and lush Himalayan farmlands before a herky-jerky landing in what\'s been called the world\'s most dangerous ... devastation in this part of country. Maybe then, Phurba ...
New Heliport Gives Travelers Another Option to Get to the Airport and Beyond
The Moscow Times - 12/12/2013 1:42:29 PM
A flight school for training pilots is already functioning, and the heliport is also able to host any one of the approximately 2,000 privately owned choppers in the country ... currently absorbs 17 percent of world's annual helicopter production.
Rotorcraft Rookie: New landing sites
AOPA - 4/22/2014 11:53:03 PM
After experiencing the differences in fixed-wing flying between flight training and real-world ... 9 of cross-country time to meet the three-hour requirement. Helicopters are only required to fly 25 miles for a cross-county, but the heliport is a bit ...
The 25 Least Visited Countries In The World
businessinsider.com.au - 3/27/2013 6:55:00 AM
Of the 25 least visited countries in the world, the most visited country only has 73,000 foreign ... There's no airport in the landlocked neighbour of Switzerland and Austria. There's a heliport though, so if you are among those with a bank account here ...
Guess Which 5 Countries Do Not Have An Airport
Silicon India - 11/22/2013 2:10:22 AM
An alpine country in Central Europe, Liechtenstein is the only double landlocked country in the world without an airport ... The entire populations of Liechtenstein just have access to a heliport located in the southern town of Balzers.
Angola: Heliport for Luanda World Cup Pavilion
AllAfrica - 6/12/2013 9:48:32 AM
Luanda — The pavilion of the province of Luanda, one of the venues of the world roller hockey championship set for next September, will have a heliport in the outer ... the only sports infrastructure in the country to have a space specifically for ...
Choice of Heliport Operator Stirs Criticism and a Lawsuit
New York Times - 5/12/2008 11:57:56 PM
City officials have chosen to turn over the heliport near Wall Street, in the midst of one of the busiest aviation zones in the country, to FirstFlight ... but has provoked sniping in the insular world of helicopter operators. Local heliport and airport ...
Stunning time-lapse visualises flight paths over the UK
Mashable - 11/18/2014 11:22:55 AM
Each year some 2.2 million flights whisk 220 million passengers into, out of and across the country, all overseen by the watchful ... and Aberdeen, the world's busiest heliport, sends flights to oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.
Is this the world's sexiest woman (and the most powerful)?
theguardian.com - 7/16/2011 11:56:37 PM
But her intellect, élan and dogged stamina mean she'll thrive in the fiercely competitive world of global finance. Besides, it can't be as hard as synchronised swimming… Madame Chairman: Christine Lagarde, now head of the IMF, stands on the heliport of ...
Letters: Councils turn high streets into deserts through greedy parking charges
Daily Telegraph - 7/20/2015 6:47:52 AM
SIR – I can park at supermarkets and out-of-town stores throughout the country for nothing ... with some of the greatest performers and artists in the world. Through the BBC, music is brought to the masses. The global role that the Corporation plays ...