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Heli­co­p­ter traf­fic in Spits­ber­gen

Heli­co­p­ter lan­dings out­side the offi­cial air­fiel­ds are princi­pal­ly not allo­wed and can only be car­ri­ed out with spe­cial per­mis­si­on from the Sys­sel­man­nen. Now figu­res have been publis­hed to illus­tra­te heli­co­p­ter lan­dings in the field in 2011: the total num­ber was no less than 2403. Out of the­se, 1729 were con­nec­ted to mining and mine­ral explo­ra­ti­on, 335 were in the con­text of sci­ence. Admi­nis­tra­ti­ve heli­co­p­ter use, which can safe­ly be assu­med to be sub­stan­ti­al, is not inclu­ded.

Per­mis­si­ons for tou­ris­tic heli­co­p­ter use are princi­pal­ly not given.

Over­view of lan­dings in the field over the who­le Spits­ber­gen archi­pe­la­go in 2011. Traf­fic hot spots were, as could be expec­ted, the poten­ti­al gold field in St. Jonsfjord and the new coal mine at Lunck­ef­jel­let. But a lar­ge num­ber of lan­dings has also taken place any­whe­re, inclu­ding the remo­test, other­wi­se strict­ly pro­tec­ted are­as. (Map © Sys­sel­man­nen på Sval­bard)

Helicopter traffic in Spitsbergen - Helicopter landings in the field

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

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