American Airlines is expanding its exclusive Five Star Service options for its top customers traveling through Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The new additions offer off-terminal entrance and private screening service with The Private Suite in LAX and a unique effortless travel experience to JFK or LAX airports with Blade, a digitally powered aviation company…. Read more »
United Airlines and Heliflite have joined together to offer helicopter flights to or from Newark Airport to three Manhattan helipads. The service saves time as its beats the traffic, as well as provides a lift to the terminal. The prices range from $2,099 for up to three people, to $2,199 for up to six people,… Read more »
The NYPD’s Aviation Unit has had to increase its monitoring systems for illegally flown drones. The recreational drones pose a threat as they are operated in air space for helicopters and commercial aircraft. The NYPD is now tracking rogue drones through technology in their helicopter and following the drones until they land. Penalties include fines… Read more »
Buffalo’s waterfront has grown rapidly, with new restaurants, houses and parkland as well as an expanded marina. The Common Council are now considering the addition of a heliport to the area. They would need a special permit for the proposed site, next to Silo City, reports WBFO. . They hope that the new heliport will… Read more »
Bristow U.S. LLC (“Bristow”) today announced an alliance with Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”) within the greater New York area. Under the agreement, Bristow is providing the aircraft, crew and maintenance for Blade’s new cabin service, with Blade providing the ground support, passenger booking, on-the-ground experience and marketing. “Bristow remains a proven leader for aviation services… Read more »
Mike Campbell is looking to open a new heli-tourism company in Buffalo, called Fly Buffalo. He is currently waiting for approval of setting up the operation at the Outer Harbor. He has planned for two packages when the business is up and running. One that covers all of Buffalo will be $70 to $100 and… Read more »
Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers who rescued a pilot from a burning plane received New York’s highest medal for heroism during a June 4 ceremony at the National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility at MacArthur Airport here. The members of the Company B, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment were presented the New York… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will host its 5th annual JETNET iQ Global Business Aviation Summit in New York City on June 23-24, 2015. The JETNET iQ Summit is a fast-paced, data-rich gathering of industry thought leaders to discuss, deliberate, and predict the state of business aviation markets. Industry veteran Susan… Read more »
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 »
FlightSafety International announces that it has entered into a comprehensive long-term agreement with Air Methods – the global leader in air medical transportation – to provide four LevelD qualified full flight simulators at the Company’s new Learning Center in Colorado. The facility is scheduled to open in 2016. “We look forward to opening this new… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Swiss Haute Horology brand Audemars Piguet continues its successful partnership with Roaring Thunder Media, the premier source for private jet terminal advertising, in the creation of an innovative media program. For the third consecutive year this custom-tailored “domination program” gives Audemars Piguet the opportunity to be featured exclusively on all interior and exterior signage, as… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.Â 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… Read more »
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 â€“ and their New York helicopter tour customers will have first dibs at winning. Voted â€œBest Tour in NYCâ€ by the Association of Hotel Concierges three years… Read more »
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 »
The Northeast corridor, and especially Manhattan, is the busiest helicopter environment in the world. However, helicopters have always been a â€œsecondary priorityâ€ 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… Read more »
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.
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.
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.
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.
NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman testifiedÂ 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.Â All 9 persons on board both aircraft were killed.Â Chairman Hersman provided an overview of the ongoing investigation based on facts… Read more »
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.Â The collision of a Eurocopter AS350 BA helicopter, and a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane caused nine fatalities, including the pilot… Read more »
â€œAt the outset of the investigation, the organizations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB party rules,â€ says the NTSB in a press release issued this evening. â€œAmong the rules parties agree to is that they will not reveal investigative information being learned through that process, nor publicly comment on it.â€