Helicopter general aviation base will start construction in September this year and will be put into service by the end of 2013, according to Hainan government on 26th Mar. This project will be conducted by Hainan Nanzhengyan Investment Corporation with a total investment of RMB 74million.
The helicopter general aviation base is located in the Dongshan County in Haikou and covers an area of 10,000 square meters. Supporting facilities like tarmac, runway, taxiway and terminal will be built to meet the need of 16 helicopters’ capacity.
This project aims to promote and contribute to the development of helicopter general aviation industry, forming a helicopter general aviation airports network in Hainan.
According to Hainan government, 5 helicopter general aviation airports which are located in 5 different directions in Hainan are expected to be built in 5 years. Helicopters will play a role in city traffic facilities if the 5 airports are put into service. It only takes 40 minutes from Haikou to Sanya by helicopters by then.
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