South Africa’s first privately-owned Heliport opens in Midrand; Ultimate Heliport.Ultimate HELI has recently unveiled its’ one of a kind heliport facility, based in the heart of the Waterfall precinct between the N1 and Old Pretoria Rd. As the country’s first helicopter-only development, it is conveniently located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and addresses the need for increased hangar space in the area.
Four years in the planning, the heliport, completed on the 1st December 2018, was planned according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) guidelines, complying with all recognised international standards. The project also received the approval of the local Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), ensuring full compliance with South African requirements.
The first phase on 8 hectares of land, currently houses over 40 helicopters, 3100 square metres of hangars, state-of-the-art offices, a maintenance facility, executive boardrooms, restaurant and VIP lounge where customers are able to host meetings upon arrival or prior to departure. The second phase of the project, soon to be built on the adjacent piece of land, will include additional hangars, more offices and the latest flight simulators, in keeping with the company’s aim to transform the facility from a heliport into a complete aviation services node.