London Heliport

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London Heliport
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IATA: noneICAO: EGLW
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerReuben Brothers
OperatorThe London Airport Ltd.
LocationLondon
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944
Websitewww.londonheliport.co.uk
Map
EGLW is located in Greater London
EGLW
Location in Greater London
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/2138 × 16125 × 52Concrete
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
 
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London Heliport
220px
IATA: noneICAO: EGLW
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerReuben Brothers
OperatorThe London Airport Ltd.
LocationLondon
Elevation AMSL18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944
Websitewww.londonheliport.co.uk
Map
EGLW is located in Greater London
EGLW
Location in Greater London
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
03/2138 × 16125 × 52Concrete
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

London Heliport (ICAO: EGLW) at Battersea, London is the capital's main and busiest heliport. The facility is located on the south bank of the River Thames, 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) southwest of Westminster Bridge[1] and the Palace of Westminster, between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Railway Bridge.

The nearest railway station is Clapham Junction, and the nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway.

The heliport, once owned by Westland and then Harrods, is a very small site, making use of a jetty to provide a helipad for take-off and landing, and onshore parking for between three and four aircraft, depending upon size. The heliport provides landing, parking and refuelling services between 08:00 and 21:00 (flights are permitted between 07:00 and 23:00), albeit parking is normally restricted to smaller helicopter categories.

A Sikorsky S-76A landing on London Heliport's helipad jetty on the River Thames, Battersea Railway Bridge in the background

Flight conditions and procedures at the heliport prescribe a circuit height 1,000 ft (305 m) above the Thames, in an extended figure-of-eight over the water, to seek to minimise noise pollution for residents in the area and to constrain flight operations to over the river, away from the built-up area. Ground running of rotors is restricted to a maximum of five minutes for the same reason.

In December 2003, the heliport was acquired by Weston Homes. Landing fees in April 2006 were from £90 to £1075 depending upon the helicopter type; additional costs accrue for parking, early or late flights, and flights in evening peak times.

In February 2012 the heliport site was acquired by Reuben Brothers

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