For places where landing is not possible, the use of the hoist could be a solution. Both freight and passengers can be hoisted to the site.
How? The helicopter hovers over the site and the hoist operator lowers passenger and goods, by means of a winch mounted on the side of the helicopter.
We have performed thousands of hoist operations, mainly in connection with an operation from Esbjerg Airport to Horns Rev I offshore wind farm. The drop-off platform at wind turbines are placed approximately 80 metres above sea level and the operation can take place in wind speeds up to approx. 22 m/sec.
Helicopter hoist is also used in connection with transport of people or cargo to vessels and offshore installations. Our experience also include the hoist with a stretcher to/from vessels as well as offshore installations.