Helicopter Landing Grid: Iv and VDL take care of the entire process from advice and design up to delivery Assembly Construction Design Helicopter Landing Grid

Safe and fast landing and take-off, under all circumstances

Helicopter landing grids (HLG) enable helicopters to take-off and land safely, even when there are strong wind gusts or when objects move due to high waves, for example. Iv and VDL-KTI (Belgium) develop, design and supply high-end HLGs for any type of ship, building, offshore platform and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) platforms or flight decks, and also training and simulation. Our HLG is a special rapid securing system aimed to securing a helicopter to the flight deck immediately after touchdown by the hydraulic engagement and lock of the helicopter harpoon into the flight deck.

How does our helicopter landing grid work?

Our custom designed applications enable helicopters to land safely on the deck of an offshore vessel, platform and building. When approaching, the helicopter is tethered to the HLG by shooting a harpoon into it. This greatly facilitates landing in rough seas. During take-off, the grid once again provides a high measure of safety. Dimensions of grids for use on naval vessels are in accordance with the NATO standard specifications (STANAG 1276). We have adapted the design of these grids to take the ever-increasing weight of modern helicopters into account.

We deliver HLGs suitable for the heaviest helicopters. New designs have also been produced for lighter applications, ensuring that the most appropriate option is available whatever the specific requirement may be. Our HLGs are available for helicopters such as NH90, Bell 206/407 and Eurocopter EC-120/145. HLGs for specific helicopters and other applications are available on request. The HLGs fit on all types of flight decks, and are compatible with any helicopter handling system.

Design, construction and assembly

We strive to continuously improve our designs by using the latest technology. In designing the HLGs the production process plays an important role. Continuous optimisation enables us to lower production costs, improve quality and reduce time-to-market. Typical characteristics of our HLGs are a long lifetime, high reliability virtually no maintenance is required.

In addition to the design of HLGs, we also undertake full construction and assembly, including any required support structures and surfacing materials. We act as the main contractor and handle the overall project management. We maintain direct contact with Clients throughout the design, fabrication and installation phases, and also assume the responsibility for the quality, the design and fabrication documentation, and factory acceptance testing.

Helicopter landing grid references

• Two helicopter landing grids for heavy weight helicopter for LPD2 of the Royal Dutch Navy
• Two helicopter landing grids type NH90 for M-Frigates of Royal Dutch Navy
• Six helicopter landing grids type NH90 for M-Frigates and Patrol vessels of the Royal Dutch Navy
• Three helicopter landing grids type NH90 for Sigma Frigates of the Royal Moroccan Navy
• Two helicopter landing grids heavy weight type for JSS of the Royal Dutch Navy
• Four helicopter landing grids type HLG-6 for the Chinese government
 

More information

Would you like to know more? Rick will be pleased to tell you more about our helicopter landing grids and its details. Contact him by email (info@iv-consult.nl) or call 088 943 3100. For more information you can also download our helicopter landing grid folder.
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