aircraft. At aviation facilities with assigned rotary-wing aircraft, a transport apron for fixed-wing
aircraft is desirable.
6.7.1. Location. Parking aprons for rotary-wing aircraft should be located similar to parking aprons
for fixed-wing aircraft. Rotary-wing aprons must not be located within the Lateral Clearance
Distances discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 of this manual. Generally, company and/or squadron units
should be parked together in rows for organizational integrity in locations adjacent to their assigned
hangars. Parking aprons for small helicopters (OH, UH and AH) should be separate from parking
areas used by cargo helicopters due to the critical operating characteristics of the larger aircraft.
Figure 6.4. Apron With Diagonal Parking.