Managing Director Tim Toussaint has been in the helicopter leasing and
charter business since 2001. Heliports South Africa is developing
commercial heliports in strategic locations within the business centres
of South Africa.
activities are aligned with the drive of the South African Government to
develop a viable world-class aerial transport infrastructure for 2010
Currently helicopter operations connecting business centres with
airports, construction sites, conference venues, stadiums, etc., are
bogged down by the lack of readily available and easily accessible inner
cities helipads. Today, charter operators use once-off permits to
pick-up VIP passengers from open pieces of land, invariably miles away
from the actual business centres. Different from countries like Brazil,
South African law stipulates that roof top helipads are only usable for
twin engine helicopters, which makes charter prohibitively expensive.
Heliports South Africa is overcoming this apparent dilemma with a new,
innovative concept. Our approach to inner city heliports has been
developed in close cooperation with with residents, site owners, charter
the civil aviation authorities.
Tim Toussaint, CPL (H)
Mobile +27 82 806-9731