final approach and takeoff area

A defined area over which the final phase of the approach maneuver to hover or landing is completed and from which the take-off maneuver is commenced and where the FATO is to be used by performance Class 1 helicopters, includes the rejected take-off area available (ICAO). A surface-level heliport shall have at least one FATO. A FATO may be located on or near a runway strip or a taxiway strip. The FATO should provide ground effect. The over-all length or width of the helicopter, whichever is greater, does not exceed 2/3 the smallest dimension of the FATO except in case of water heliports where it does not exceed 1/2 the width of FATO. For performance Class 1 helicopters, the dimensions of FATOs are not less than those which are indicated in the flight manual of the helicopter.

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