Eastern Region Helicopter Council

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

29-Apr-2015Source: ERHC

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

New bill seeks to ban New Jersey tourist helicopters

New bill seeks to ban New Jersey tourist helicopters

19-Feb-2015Source: NJ

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... Read more

Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

29-May-2014Source: NBAA

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

ERHC Continues to Support Local Rotary-Wing Aviation

ERHC Continues to Support Local Rotary-Wing Aviation

12-Sep-2013Source: HAI

From September 6-7 in Mahwah, N.J., HAI President Matt Zuccaro attended the annual meeting of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC), an HAI Affiliate Member that represents the helicopter industry throughout the New York metropolitan area and the Northeast Corridor. Zuccaro provided the 75 ERHC members in attendance with an update on HAI activities and... Read more

HAI asks court to invalidate Long Island flight corridor

HAI asks court to invalidate Long Island flight corridor

22-Mar-2013Source: NBAA

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is continuing its legal challenge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) authority to restrict helicopter flights due to noise complaints as concerns grow that more and more communities will seek legislative solutions to resolve local helicopter noise issues. HAI’s actions come as Congress considers two bills, introduced in February, seeking... Read more

Mandatory Helicopter Route ‐ Long Island New York

Mandatory Helicopter Route ‐ Long Island New York

16-Aug-2012Source: ERHC

Starting August 6, the North Shore Route is mandatory for all helicopter transiting along the north shore of Long Island. The FAA mandate requires pilots to maintain an altitude of at least 2,500 feet. The FAA has developed a training capsule describing the route, altitudes and exceptions to the rule and that the course should... Read more

Eastern Region Helicopter Council 2012 Annual Meeting

Eastern Region Helicopter Council 2012 Annual Meeting

31-Jul-2012Source: HAI

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) is holding its Annual Meeting on September 15, 2012. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues all day, ending with a 6:30 p.m. dinner. The ERHC is also sponsoring a golf outing at the Spook Rock Golf Course on the 14th. Registration is free and the first 32 to register are... Read more

DOT commits to over-water Long Island heli routes

DOT commits to over-water Long Island heli routes

2-Feb-2012Source: Long Island Business News

….but…. Jeffrey Smith, chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council, said the new rules would simply lead to increased noise for those residents who live closer to the shore. The ERHC adopted a North Shore flight plan at Senator Charles Schumer’s request in 2007, which only resulted in a highly concentrated and condensed flight pattern... Read more

ERHC to hold Annual Meeting on Saturday 24th

ERHC to hold Annual Meeting on Saturday 24th

12-Sep-2011Source: ERHC

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) invites you to attend its Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 24 at the Sheraton of Mahwah Hotel, in Mahwah, N.J. This all-day event will begin with Registration and coffee from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and continue through the day with a variety of information-packed business, committee and sponsor presentations.... Read more

ERHC Encouraging Operators to Oppose NYC Mandatory Routing

ERHC Encouraging Operators to Oppose NYC Mandatory Routing

24-Jun-2010Source: HAI

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council is encouraging helicopter operators to oppose a proposed regulation that would mandate the use of the New York North Shore Helicopter Route. The Federal Aviation Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket FAA 2010-0302) on May 26 and is accepting comments through June 25, 2010. The proposed change would... Read more

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