Areas of Expertise: Airport Master Planning, Heliport and Helipad Design
Country: Asia and the Pacific: Malaysia
LEAPP prepared a concept design for the Subang Helicopter Centre located at Subang International Airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Centre was designed with the vision of being a dedicated helicopter facility to be separated from and independent of fixed wing operations so as to ensure both operational efficiency and a high level of safety. A further requirement was to provide larger facilities for Eurocopter Malaysia who have outgrown their current hangar space. The Helicopter Centre has been planned for a total of 8 helicopter parking stands, with the Super Puma being the largest helicopter capable of being serviced, dedicated helicopter taxiways, line parking, a helicopter maintenance run-up area, 250 car parking spaces, for staff of the centre and over 21,000 m2 of hangar space. The Centre has been planned so that Eurocopter would be able to lease an area of 10,000 m2, while the remaining 11,000 m2 will be available to other operators thus maximizing and diversifying the revenue potential of the centre to the airport operator. The design of the Helicopter Centre also took into account the longer term vision of the airport management and was integrated with nearby existing facilities to enable expansion of hangars and helicopter parking if and when required.