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NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

Leonardo announced today that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018. As the largest single source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jul-17

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters Launches NE & NY Charter Services

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters Launches NE & NY Charter Services

Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours has expanded. The premium sky tour and experience company is now offering private charter services within Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. The Iconic Viper Red Helicopter, that soars high above the skies of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island; now has a twin. The new 2017 Robinson R44… Read more »

Source: Bird's Eye View Helicopters, 18-Jul-17

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01-May-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Scottsville, US-New York

Precautionary landing made at country club after the windshield developed a crack and its anti-icing system started to short out.  It was later flown back to base at Rochester

01-May-17

Helipad at John R. Oishei Hospital

Helipad at John R. Oishei Hospital

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital now has a newly constructed helipad, priced at $1.1 million. The final touches that still need to be done include mandatory fire protection, which they hope to complete this coming summer. Once this is complete the FAA has to give their approval. Once the helipad is operational, they expect an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-17

NYPD Win Approval for S-76D to Fly State Governor

NYPD Win Approval for S-76D to Fly State Governor

Governor Cuomo has been allowed a $12.5 million helicopter to use for transportation across the state. Cuomo had requested in November last year for a new helicopter, but the request was denied by comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on the grounds that the interior couldn’t be changed for police needs and that there wasn’t enough information to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-17

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

State Controller, Thomas DiNapoli has squashed Governor Cuomo’s dreams of traveling Albany in a new helicopter. DiNapoli rejected the state police’s bid of $12.5 million for a second hand Sikorsky S-76D. As reported by Daily News, the state has said the helicopter will have other uses such as for the police or EMS missions, other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Petition started to close New York heliport

Petition started to close New York heliport

A group of citizens have started a petition to close the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the grounds that it is a risk to public safety and health, as well as being a noise complaint to local residential areas. The claims of the ‘Stop the Chop’ petition will be evaluated by the Mayor’s office, reports NY… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

The Wall Street area helipad is under fire as a group of citizens is suing the city for not conducting the environmental reviews that were required. As reported by the NY Post, the helipad, largely used for tourists, creates a large amount of noise, violating common-law policies.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is still a year away from its grand opening, but there are still sections of the plan that have to be completed. Kaleida Health is working towards a helipad on the roof of the new hospital. They already have two helipads, one ontop of Buffalo General Medical Centre and one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

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Success for Blade

Success for Blade

Blade is a helicopter start-up that caters to the elite of the Hamptons. With prices ranging from $494 to $695 for a flight to the Hamptons from Manhattan, or $2, 200 for a one-way flight on their private jet to Miami, they certainly can. Rob Wiesenthal, the CEO and co-founder, works tirelessly to ensure their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

Two hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s new helipad, on Fair Avenue. The Times Tribune reported that the helipad cost up to $124 000. A large amount of that cost was paid through the fundraising of Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The new helipad helps bring Wayne Memorial to an IV trauma… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-16

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Unmanned Traffic Management Convention 2016 To Be Held In Syracuse

Unmanned Traffic Management Convention 2016 To Be Held In Syracuse

The Unmanned Traffic Management Convention 2016 will be held at the Oncenter, Syracuse, on November 8th, 9th and 10th, hosting over 500 air traffic professionals. The convention will showcase the latest advances in unmanned aircrafts such as drones and how they will be integrated into the nation’s airspace. The convention will showcase discussions on unmanned… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

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Safe Flight Instrument Corp Receives a Safety Award

Safe Flight Instrument Corp Receives a Safety Award

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY received the Safety Award from the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) for its Powerline Detection System for helicopters. The award is in recognition of Safe Flight’s innovative life-saving products and for its 70-year commitment to making flying safer. “ERHC salutes Safe Flight for developing innovative safety products,… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 03-Oct-16

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MTV Sets New World Record For Largest Aerial Projection

MTV Sets New World Record For Largest Aerial Projection

The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that the world’s largest aerial projection was created and successfully pulled off this past weekend. Instead of the usual banner pulled by a plane, MTV used the company Branding By Air to successfully create the largest flying cinema screen, pulled and operated by a pair of helicopters,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Sep-16

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Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy flight school attracts US and International students who are looking for Ground, Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Operating two Robinson R22 and two Robinson R44 aircraft, the school employs flight training experience and methodologies, used by one of the best air forces in the world, to make better… Read more »

Source: X-copter, 31-Jul-16

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Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York have this week opened a new facility in Springville, behind the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony was completed on Monday afternoon.  The 3,600-square-foot hangar and Mercy EMS base is expected to improve response times by allowing the nonprofit organization to position its aircraft and crews closer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-16

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New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

Helicopter Flight Services (HFS), who fly Bell 407s and Airbus H130s, is reportedly buying waterfront proprerty on the east bank of the Hudson River in the Yonkers suburb of New York. They are looking at creating a floating heliport in an industrial zone between the Domino Sugar refinery and a sewage treatment plant. HFS met… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-16

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Avinco launches US subsidiary

Avinco launches US subsidiary

Avinco announces it has launched its US subsidiary,  Avinco Americas Corporation (AAC), located in New York City.  Avinco Americas Corp  has been set up to support the expansion of the company’s helicopter and commercial aircraft activities in North America. Avinco’s Commercial Director Aurélie Millet will be moving to the US to develop the Helicopter commercial… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 26-May-16

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JetSmarter offers heli service from NYC to the Hamptons

JetSmarter offers heli service from NYC to the Hamptons

JetSmarter, the fastest growing private jet company across the globe, has announced the launch of its Helicopter Service, which will offer free helicopter rides to its members traveling betweenManhattan and the Hamptons starting on May 6, 2016. The service will offer transfers to East Hampton, with Southamptonservice starting Memorial Day Weekend. The Helicopter Service Schedule is… Read more »

Source: JetSmarter, 28-Apr-16

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Bell announces one 407GXP sale in Canada and two to Gotham Air

Bell announces one 407GXP sale in Canada and two to Gotham Air

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it secured commitments from two customers for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration while at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the signings, Bell Helicopter signed with a private customer based in Newfoundland, Canada, for a Bell 407GXP… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Mar-16

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OFFICIAL – Downtown Manhattan HP tour flights to halve

OFFICIAL – Downtown Manhattan HP tour flights to halve

Council Members Carlos Menchaca, Helen Rosenthal, and Margaret Chin have been instrumental in pushing forward new legislation, and were co-sponsors of the calls for restrictions of tourist helicopter flights taking off and landing at Downtown Manhattan Heliport. That legislation was given a hearing last November by the Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection. On Monday 1st… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-16

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New York UAS test site wins more funding

New York UAS test site wins more funding

A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) designated test site has received a new round of funding from the state of New York.See Full story.

Source: UAS Magazine, 07-Jan-16

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Mercy Flight New York hangar nears completion

Mercy Flight New York hangar nears completion

After breaking ground in August, the new Mercy Flight of Western New York helicopter hanger at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is nearing its completion.See full story.

Source: Springville Journal, 07-Jan-16

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Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Flyblade, Inc. (“BLADE”), the fast growing, digitally-powered aviation company, announced today the launch of BLADEone, a weekly, by-the-seat jet service between Manhattan, Miami, and Palm Beach. The launch of BLADEone marks a natural evolution for the company’s high touchpoint and successful short distance aviation platform for consumers. It is BLADE’s first expansion into jet aviation… Read more »

Source: Flyblade, Inc., 26-Nov-15

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Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

Southampton Village is applying for a state grant that would provide funds to build a shelter for someone to monitor activity at the village’s heliport on Meadow Lane. See Full Story

Source: 27 East, 30-Oct-15

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Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

Zip Aviation announced today it would host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Friday October 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A portion of Zip’s proceeds Friday will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Helicopter tour passengers flying Friday are encouraged to wear pink attire to create… Read more »

Source: Zip Aviation, 26-Oct-15

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Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade, an Uber-for-helicopters startup, has a solution to the anticipated traffic congestion in New York City this weekend when the Pope visits the city. See Full Story

Source: Business Insider, 28-Sep-15

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18-Aug-15 N86EH Robinson R22B Ronkonkoma, US-New York

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18-Aug-15

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FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

With a critical approval now in hand from the Federal Aviation Authority, Kaleida Health officials are hopeful city officials will issue a speedy okay for a helipad on the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. See Full Story

Source: biz journals, 13-Aug-15

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Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

A helicopter company that straps its guests in, opens the doors and allows them to behave like extreme aerial photographers above two of the world’s greatest cities, has spawned a new phenomenon in the form of the dangling shoe selfie. See Full Story

Source: Telegraph, 13-Aug-15

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‘Sex Slave’ assistant sues Zip Aviation boss

‘Sex Slave’ assistant sues Zip Aviation boss

The owner of Manhattan helicopter tour company Zip Aviation turned his comely assistant into his “sex slave” — regularly forcing himself on her while she lived on an air mattress in a company apartment, court papers charge. See full story HeliHub.com notes that the assistant, named in the article as Katharina Roelcke, has a Twitter… Read more »

Source: NY Post, 12-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2.  Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “The completion process was smooth and seamless,” said Sergeant Brian Barrett, Commanding Officer for the police department’s aviation section.  “We… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Aug-15

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Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the final delivery of the fourth Bell 429 to the New York Police Department (NYPD). Bell Helicopter and NYPD commemorated the final delivery today at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Houston, Texas where the NYPD’s new Bell 429 was on display in the Textron… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 17-Jul-15

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Gotham Air announces tie-up with entertainment company Live Nation

Gotham Air announces tie-up with entertainment company Live Nation

Live Nation and Gotham Air, the premier travel app and mobile website for New Yorkers, today announce the ultimate VIP flight package allowing concertgoers to experience Nikon at Jones Beach Theater like never before. The package, Fly. Rock. Repeat., is available for purchase starting today for concerts through September 2, 2015. Gotham Air is the… Read more »

Source: Gotham Air, 16-Jul-15

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New York Councilman drafting bill to ban all NYC tourist flights

New York Councilman drafting bill to ban all NYC tourist flights

The City Council is preparing a bill to ban helicopter tourism from the five boroughs, saying the flights are so noisy their wings should be permanently clipped. See full story

Source: NY Daily News, 10-Jul-15

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Wings Air Helicopters launches Atlantic City tour JV

Wings Air Helicopters launches Atlantic City tour JV

The experience begins with a private helicopter flight for two people from New York City (Midtown Manhattan) to Atlantic City International Airport. Travelers will be picked up from the West 30th Street Heliport and land in Atlantic City just an hour later, skipping all traffic. A luxury sedan will be waiting to take the couples… Read more »

Source: Wings Air Helicopters, 08-Jul-15

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Warner Music COO leaves to run Blade – the Uber for helicopters

Warner Music COO leaves to run Blade – the Uber for helicopters

Robert Wiesenthal, the chief operating officer of the Warner Music Group and a longtime entertainment industry executive, is planning to resign to lead a start-up company that promises to be the Uber of helicopters. See Full Story

Source: The New York Times, 18-Jun-15

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Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

The town may buy out the private developer of a hangar for the State Police’s SouthStar Aeromedical Helicopter, after a subcontractor filed a wage complaint with the state, stopping work on a project that must be completed by winter. See Full Story

Source: Press Of Atlantic City, 11-Jun-15

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Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade now valued at $25 million

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade now valued at $25 million

Getting a helicopter can be a pain. You call an operator, get the tail number, then have to email or call the operator back and forth until you get ushered on your flight. Often, you’d be better off driving. And chopper services certainly don’t work like Uber, picking you up at convenient locations whenever you… Read more »

Source: Business Insider, 21-May-15

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Financier Lynn Tilton wants U.S. judge to block SEC fraud case

Financier Lynn Tilton wants U.S. judge to block SEC fraud case

A lawyer for New York financier Lynn Tilton urged a U.S. judge on Monday to block the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from trying her before an administrative judge for defrauding investors. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 13-May-15

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ERHC calls on helicopter industry to sign petition to keep East Hampton Airport

ERHC calls on helicopter industry to sign petition to keep East Hampton Airport

Dear Supporters, For years in East Hampton, NY an extremely vocal minority of residents in and around the East Hampton Airport has led a campaign against the aviation community.  The goal of the campaign was simple: seize control of the airport and ultimately to ban operations into and out of the airport. In response the… Read more »

Source: ERHC, 29-Apr-15

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Gotham Air offers 12-minute Morristown-Manhattan commute

Gotham Air offers 12-minute Morristown-Manhattan commute

Gotham Air, the luxury helicopter travel company offering affordable six-minute flights from Manhattan to JFK and Newark Airports, announces shared charter flights for weekend getaways and daily commuter destinations.  The routes will launch on Thursday, May 21st (Memorial Day Weekend) with reservations beginning today onGothamAir.com and forthcoming on the app. The expansion will include shared charter helicopter flights from Manhattan to The Hamptons… Read more »

Source: Gotham Air, 29-Apr-15

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Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel. The one-day symposiums begin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-15

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Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Department, Long Island, NY has purchased a second Airbus Helicopters EC145 helicopter to add to its fleet of one EC145 and two AS350B2s. The new aircraft will replace an older AS350B2. The Suffolk County Police Aviation Section performs a wide variety of missions including law enforcement, medevac, inter-hospital transport and search and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Zip Aviation Launches Helicopter Charter Website

Zip Aviation Launches Helicopter Charter Website

HelicopterCharterNYC.com was launched today by Zip Aviation to fill a growing need for faster, more affordable transportation to New York’s most popular vacation getaways. The site offers specials such as $99 one-way flights to Manhattan and unique vacation experience packages such as spas, vineyards, resorts and romantic getaways. Zip Aviation, New York’s leading helicopter charter… Read more »

Source: Zip Aviation, 24-Feb-15

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New bill seeks to ban New Jersey tourist helicopters

New bill seeks to ban New Jersey tourist helicopters

A proposed bill seeks to ban tourist helicopters from landing and taking off in New Jersey, a step that joins years of efforts to clear the skies over the Hudson River. See Full Story

Source: NJ, 19-Feb-15

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01-Feb-15 N20059 Schweizer 300CBi Carthage, US-New York

Emergency landing on snow was heavy and helicopter turned over

01-Feb-15

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Introducing Gotham Air – a crowdsourced NYC helicopter service

Introducing Gotham Air – a crowdsourced NYC helicopter service

Time is money. Imagine if you could travel from Manhattan to JFK or Newark Liberty Airports in six minutes instead of two hours of stop and go traffic. Today marks the launch of Gotham Air, a premiere daily crowdsourced helicopter service that will revolutionize how you commute. To celebrate the launch, first time riders can… Read more »

Source: Gotham Air, 21-Jan-15

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Vice President, Commercial

FlightSafety appoints Executive Vice President, Commercial

FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Commercial. “We are very pleased to promote David Davenport to Executive Vice President,Commercial,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “David has continuously made significant contributions to FlightSafety’s business and commercial aircraft training programs. Our Customers appreciate his in-depth understanding of their needs,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Jan-15

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BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE, the digitally driven aviation company that successfully brought crowdsourced helicopter flights to three Hamptons destinations, and on-demand helicopter charters between Manhattan and Teterboro (Bounce), has just announced an additional BLADE Bounce route which will operate between Manhattan and JFK Airport. This additional Bounce route allows fliers requiring transportation between Manhattan and JFK Airport to… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 19-Dec-14

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Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

When it comes to treating a patient in an emergency situation, every second counts. A new helicopter being used by a Staten Island University Hospital will cut down on the amount of time it takes to get patients from one place to another. See Full Story

Source: NY 1, 08-Dec-14

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Zip Aviation orders Bell 407GX

Zip Aviation orders Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a signed agreement with Zip Aviation for the sale of a Bell 407GX to be used for corporate transportation, charters, tours, transfers and aerial surveys. The aircraft will be equipped with a Quiet Cruise™ kit for reduced noise levels in cruise flight. “The Bell 407GX is perfect for our corporate… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-14

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03-Oct-14 N409TD Bell 407 New York, US-New York

Bird strike, penetrating the windshield, which shattered – causing only minor injury to the front-seat passenger.  Note – wrongly reported elsewhere as N410TD.  N409TD confirmed by FAA report and this news story which refers to the ATC call “zero nine tango delta”.  pilot made an emergency landing at the West 30th St. HP

03-Oct-14

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03-Oct-14 N500LK MD Helicopters MD500E Briarcliff, US-New York

Emergency landing in school field after warning light illuminated

03-Oct-14

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Over 500 attend public meetings over New York helicopter noise

Over 500 attend public meetings over New York helicopter noise

Residents from three East End communities voted with their feet Monday and Tuesday, when more than 500 people attended three public meetings to stop low-flying aircraft from buzzing over their homes.     See Full Story

Source: The Suffolk Times, 18-Aug-14

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Sen. Menendez calls for ban of Hudson River tourist helicopters

Sen. Menendez calls for ban of Hudson River tourist helicopters

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today joined local residents and officials to decry the proliferation of helicopter traffic over the Hudson River and call for an outright ban of tourist choppers threatening the quality of life and public safety of residents living along the waterfront.  The coalition of electeds fighting for a ban includes members… Read more »

Source: Senator Menendez, 11-Aug-14

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New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

The Post-Standard news outlet, based in the city of Syracuse in New York State, is reporting that the State Police will consolidate their aviation operations as early as this Wednesday.  Units in Syracuse and Batavia will be moved to Rochester, leaving the other two bases at Albany and Saranac Lake untouched – coincidentally the only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-14

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2 Arrested After Drone Flies Close to NYPD helicopter

2 Arrested After Drone Flies Close to NYPD helicopter

Two men were arrested after a small drone flying near the George Washington Bridge came within 800 feet of a police helicopter, officials said on Tuesday.  See full story File photo

Source: NY Times, 10-Jul-14

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AAG adds fifth S-76 to fleet

AAG adds fifth S-76 to fleet

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, has announced the addition of its fifth Sikorsky S-76® helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft. The addition of this helicopter increases the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the Northeast.  AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76® aircraft available for charter… Read more »

Source: AAG, 03-Jul-14

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19-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Leray, US-New York

Tenth Combat Aviation officials say the pilots were conducting a maintenance test flight over Jefferson County  when an emergency light came on in the cockpit.

19-Jun-14

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NYPD considering using drones

NYPD considering using drones

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the unmanned machines equipped with cameras and tiny microphones could help spy on crime hotspots  See full story

Source: NY Daily News, 29-May-14

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Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) is among the aviation organizations fighting to maintain access to New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO), even in the face of adverse court rulings and ongoing pressure from local residents who complain about noise from helicopters, jets and seaplanes. “They’ve already increased landing fees 20 percent for jets and… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 29-May-14

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Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

A new app aims to provide a helicopter lift from Manhattan to the Hamptons for less by helping travelers “crowdsource” their own flights.  See full story

Source: NY Post, 21-May-14

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Bell announces new US 407GX customers and deliveries

Bell announces new US 407GX customers and deliveries

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a new purchase agreement and multiple deliveries for new Bell 407GX aircraft configured for VIP transport. The company has reached a signed purchase agreement with Helicopter Flight Services (New York City, NY) for a new Bell 407GX helicopter and two new  Bell 407GXs to be delivered… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-May-14

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DirectView Security Completes Second Installation for HeliNY at Linden Airport

DirectView Security Completes Second Installation for HeliNY at Linden Airport

DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: DIRV) (“DirectView”), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary DirectView Security has completed a second custom surveillance installation for Helicopter Flight Services (“HeliNY”) at their Linden Airport facilities. Helicopter Flight Services operates its reservations and operations center… Read more »

Source: DirectView, 07-May-14

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EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says budget cuts are forcing it to ground a helicopter that for decades had checked for floating debris and algae blooms along the New Jersey and New York coastline – See full story

Source: Seattle PI, 06-May-14

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New commander appointed for NY Army National Guard

New commander appointed for NY Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jack James, currently the commander of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, has been picked to command the Latham-based 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade. The brigade headquarters, along with the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, and Company A of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, also from Latham, deployed to Kuwait in… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Apr-14

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DirectView Security completes installation at Pier 6 NYC Heliport for HeliNY

DirectView Security completes installation at Pier 6 NYC Heliport for HeliNY

DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: DIRV), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary DirectView Security has completed a custom surveillance installation at the elite New York City downtown heliport for Helicopter Flight Services, Inc. (“HeliNY”). HeliNY is the premier provider to thousands of clients… Read more »

Source: DirectView, 11-Apr-14

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Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Business is growing for Liberty Helicopters, New York City’s premiere tour and charter company, and so is their all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. “Over the past 28 years, we have become the largest and most experienced sightseeing and executive charter operator in New York City,” said Chris Vellios, COO of Liberty Helicopters. “To keep pace with our… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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07-Feb-14 N591AK Sikorsky S76B West 30th Heliport, US-New York

Tail rotor struck fence while taxying

07-Feb-14

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New York Police orders four Bell 429s

New York Police orders four Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement with the New York Police Department for four Bell 429 helicopters. The aircraft will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the citizens of New York City and surrounding jurisdictions. The NYPD currently has three Bell 412EPs in service for a… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Feb-14

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03-Jan-14 N585TJ Eurocopter Bo105 Pembroke, US-New York

Badly damaged when fell off the trailer it was being transported on Interstate 90.  Road conditions were snowy.  Helicopter was withdrawn in 2011 and has been sold to a new owner in Australia.  It still appears to be carrying old registration N505TJ (since taken up by a new Bell 429) and not its reassigned reg N585TJ.

03-Jan-14

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FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. These congressionally-mandated test sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Jan-14

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28-Dec-13 N2056J Schweizer 300C Westchester, US-New York

Landing accident on training flight, helicopter ended up on its port side.  Both occupants to hospital

28-Dec-13

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