Source: Zip Aviation, 26-Apr-13
Zip Aviation re-entered their Bell Jet Ranger 206B into service at their Downtown Manhattan (New York City) Heliport. The Bell Jet Ranger 206B, or known as 99ZA, has received many new upgrades just in time for the summer season. 99ZA’s Turbine engine was overhauled by Aeromaritime, making it like new. The ship was then sent [...]
Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8673840, 24-May-12
A neighbour has been videoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg using his S76 in and out of East 34th Street Heliport at weekends when the heliport is closed. Sounds to us like a mismatch between Bloomberg considering that heliport is open although the terminal is closed and fuel not available – and the neighbours who [...]
Source: Broadcasting & Cable, 29-Jan-12
KNBC in Los Angeles has been involved in a helicopter share with Fox’s owned stations, while sister station WNBC in New York will get its helicopter later this year. (see full story)
Source: Helicopter NYC, 29-Sep-11
Helicopter New York City, a leader in New York helicopter tours, announces their special promotion for a the chance to win a Free Hotel Stay in New York – and their New York helicopter tour customers will have first dibs at winning. Voted “Best Tour in NYC” by the Association of Hotel Concierges three years [...]
Source: HHI Heliport, 28-Apr-11
Liberty Helicopters, operator of the largest helicopter sightseeing and charter fleet in metropolitan New York, is moving to the new Helo Holdings Inc. (HHI) Heliport at Kearny, New Jersey, beginning today, April 26th. Liberty is bringing eight helicopters to the new facility as well as its corporate administration, accounting and maintenance functions. Chris Vellios, Chief [...]
Source: Analar Corp, 20-Oct-10
The Northeast corridor, and especially Manhattan, is the busiest helicopter environment in the world. However, helicopters have always been a “secondary priority” to fixed wing aviation at all the airports in and around New York – paying high fuel prices and enduring long ferry sectors to service the flying public. Helo Holdings Inc. is pleased [...]
Source: New York Daily News, 15-Sep-10
The Liberty Helicopter Tour aircraft, which took off for a 12 minute sightseeing trip around the Manhattan skyline, was supposed to stop climbing when it hit 1,000 feet, the NTSB reported
Source: NorthJersey.com, 16-Aug-10
Tour helicopters that want to fly higher than 1,300 feet over the Hudson River — and show off the scenic span of Manhattan island — must adhere to stricter flight patterns beginning Monday.
Source: Wall Street Journal, 12-May-10
Profile by a WSJ journalist who flew with a female NYPD pilot and a photographer who had his own [seemingly misguided] opinion about helicopters!
Source: New York Times, 01-May-10
Bowing to pressure from community groups upset by the noise of whirring rotors, city officials have banned most types of helicopter sightseeing flights leaving from Manhattan.
Source: New York Post, 11-Apr-10
The fact that there’s now a single site in Manhattan for tourist-helicopter flights is a big part of why a bad problem is a whole lot worse,” said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), who said his staff arrived at work Monday to find 50 e-mail complaints about chopper noise.
Source: DNA Info, 08-Apr-10
The changes at the Air Pegasus Heliport, located near 30th Street, bring to a close more than a decade of wrangling among West Side residents and park advocates over noise problems and having the heliport in Hudson River Park.
Source: Business Week, 26-Mar-10
Liberty Helicopters Inc. is offering to fly weary commuters from New Jersey to Manhattan for about $200 a day, saving them 14 hours in traffic a week and signaling that Wall Street may have seen the worst of the recession.
A proposal to install a 4,000-gallon above-ground gas tank at a downtown heliport has raised concerns among residents who fear it poses a safety risk and could become a terrorist target.
Source: NY Times, 28-Nov-09
Scheduled helicopter service between Manhattan and local airports will not resume before early next year — if ever.
Source: NY Times, 18-Oct-09
The Police Department seems to be moving fast to alert the public in advance of any flights that might, at first glance, appear confusing or worrisome.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 18-Sep-09
he pilot of a small plane involved in an Aug. 8 midair collision over the Hudson River read back the wrong radio frequency to an air traffic controller but was not corrected by the controller, a federal safety official said yesterday.
Source: NTSB, 17-Sep-09
NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman testified on the status of the ongoing investigation into the mid-air collision over the Hudson River. The collision occurred on August 8 between a helicopter and an airplane. All 9 persons on board both aircraft were killed. Chairman Hersman provided an overview of the ongoing investigation based on facts [...]
Source: NTSB, 28-Aug-09
The NTSB today issued five safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) resulting from the Safety Board’s ongoing investigation of the midair collision over the Hudson River near Hoboken, New Jersey on August 8, 2009. The collision of a Eurocopter AS350 BA helicopter, and a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane caused nine fatalities, including the pilot [...]
Source: CharterX, 25-Aug-09
“At the outset of the investigation, the organizations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB party rules,” says the NTSB in a press release issued this evening. “Among the rules parties agree to is that they will not reveal investigative information being learned through that process, nor publicly comment on it.”
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Source: NY Daily News, 02-May-09