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Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

A year after installing its first engine filter, successful New York City tour operator Liberty Helicopters has found a better solution to engine protection: the Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), a proven system from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). Liberty Helicopters had performed a thorough evaluation of engine… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Company, 06-Mar-17

Pall Aerospace debuts PA100 PUREair Engine Protection at Heli-Expo

Pall Aerospace debuts PA100 PUREair Engine Protection at Heli-Expo

Pall Aerospace has partnered with Liberty Helicopters to demonstrate the capability of the PA100 PUREair engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125/AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters. The fully certified PA100 will be on display in the Pall Aerospace booth #8536 at Heli-Expo 2016 March 1-3.   Liberty Helicopters, the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter… Read more »

Source: Pall Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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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

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

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

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

03-Jun-13 N452LH Eurocopter AS350B2 Bethpage, US-New York

Precautionary landing on golf course, less than a mile short of its destination at Republic Airport.  Reportedly due to poor weather

03-Jun-13

02-Jun-12 N406LH Eurocopter AS355F1 New London, US-Connecticut

Helicopter landed on beach after encountering fog

02-Jun-12

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Liberty Helicopters and Analar Corp relocate to HHI Heliport

Liberty Helicopters and Analar Corp relocate to HHI Heliport

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… Read more »

Source: HHI Heliport, 28-Apr-11

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New York mid-air – helicopter was flying too high

New York mid-air – helicopter was flying too high

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: New York Daily News, 15-Sep-10

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New York helicopter commute for $200 a day signals revival

New York helicopter commute for $200 a day signals revival

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.

Source: Business Week, 26-Mar-10

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18-Jan-10 N696BH Eurocopter AS350B2 New York, US-New York

18-Jan-10

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Attorneys file lawsuits for Italian tourists killed in New York mid-air

Five wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the pilot of a Piper fixed-wing aircraft that collided over the Hudson River with a helicopter carrying Italian tourists.

Source: NorthJersey.com, 10-Dec-09

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Fixed Wing Pilot’s Widow Sues Liberty Helicopters and Eurocopter Over Hudson Crash

Pamela Altman sued tour company Liberty Helicopters, helicopter owner Meridian Consulting I Corp., manufacturer American Eurocopter and several of their insurers.  Her suit charges that Liberty and Meridian have a “horrid history of accidents” and that American Eurocopter failed to equip the helicopter with sufficient safety equipment.

Source: Huffington Post, 03-Oct-09

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NTSB: New York fixed wing pilot had incorrect radio frequency

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: Philadelphia Inquirer, 18-Sep-09

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NATCA ousted from Hudson River investigation for breaching protocol

“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.”

Source: CharterX, 25-Aug-09

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08-Aug-09 N401LH Eurocopter AS350BA New York, US-New York (6F)

8-Aug-09 N401LH Eurocopter AS350BA New York, US-New York

08-Aug-09

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