Glasgow City Heliport
|Glasgow City Heliport|
|Owner||Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd|
The heliport is owned and operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd. and is the operating base for the Police Service of Scotland air support unit. This unit is operated by Babcock MCSOL under contract. The heliport can also handle an amount of passenger traffic. The ground facilities consist of a maintenance hangar building and parking for 6 small to medium-sized helicopters.
Aircraft permanently operating from Glasgow City Heliport are:
- Police 51 - Police Scotland Air Support Unit - (Eurocopter EC-135). The callsign Sierra-Papa-99 has been retired following the 2013 Glasgow helicopter crash.
Prior to May 2014 the heliport was located approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) East from its present location, within the grounds of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and directly across the River Clyde from the Glasgow Science Centre and BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay Studios. Planned future development of the SSEC area enforced the move.
- https://www.babcockinternational.com/en/Locations/UK_Europe/Babcock%20MCS%20Onshore Babcock MCSOL website
- "Glasgow Heliport moves a mile and a half". helihub.com. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- Anderson, Deborah (28 November 2011). "Helipad set for a move to Govan. SECC chiefs have multi-million pound plans for Clyde site". Evening Times. Retrieved 31 May 2016.