HELICOPTER LANDING MATS AND TEMPORARY HELIPADS
There are many reasons to use portable helicopter landing pads and Signature manufactures a complete line of lightweight to heavy duty modular landing pad systems.
From dust mitigation to prevent brown out conditions to providing a firm and stable surface for landing, helicopter parking, and helicopter maintenance, use of a composite modular helicopter landing pad system offers many benefits.
Each of Signature’s landing mat products is modular, interlocking, and can be configured to meet the specific needs of the operation. All of our products are air transportable and may be deployed to remote locations via airlift or other methodology. Our products are in use in the jungles of South America and Africa and the deserts of the Middle East. They are used in cold weather climates such as Canada and throughout the United States and Europe.
Depending on the type of rotary aircraft being deployed, Signature offers a wide range of landing pad options, each with its own connection methodology, module size, and weight loading capability. All of our systems assist in preventing brown out conditions during landing and are designed for easy installation and removal. Sections are sufficiently weighted to avoid lift as a result of updraft.
Minimal ground preparation is required before deployment, making our systems ideal for areas where earth moving equipment, ground compaction, and other capabilities are unavailable.
Products Available for This Application:
MegaDeck HD Matting – MegaDeck HD matting is Signature's heaviest duty helicopter landing pad option. It is ideal for longer duration projects where a heavy duty matting option is required. Heavier than most mast, MegaDeck HD traditionally does not need to be secured to the subsurface and can handle all types and sizes of helicopter, preventing brown outs and FOD issues. MegaDeck HD is ideal for softer soil conditions and incorporates an overlap/underlap connection system that provides additional strength and prevents mud migration from below. Tie downs are available for securing aircraft to the matting during high wind conditions. Each MegaDeck HD mat is 7.5ft x 14ft and interconnects using Signature’s proprietary locking mechanism, providing incredible strength while aiding rapid landing mat deployment easy. MegaDeck HD is 4 inches thick and is designed to handle softer and more difficult ground conditions, while remaining easy to install, store, transport, and remove.
DuraDeck Matting – Signature’s medium weight helicopter landing pad system. DuraDeck is easily deployable, compactly packaged, economical, and is ideal for remote use. DuraDeck comes in 4ft x 8ft, 3ft x 8ft, 3ft x 6ft sections, are just over ½” thick and may be ordered with one of three surface design patterns (smooth, pedestrian friendly and rugged traction).Sections weigh 86lbs. DuraDeck connects using metal connector plates that bolt mats together. Tie downs are available for securing aircraft to the matting during high wind conditions.