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Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

19-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo have announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s... Read more

NBAA working to lift restrictions at East Hampton Airport

NBAA working to lift restrictions at East Hampton Airport

19-Aug-2021Source: NBAA

Last week, NBAA joined with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council (ERHC) leading the effort to help convince a federal court to overturn operational restrictions imposed by the town of East Hampton, NY at East Hampton Airport (HTO). This most recent case challenging these restrictions was filed by a single-engine... Read more

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

18-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s 150-mile... Read more

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

18-Jun-2021

FXAIR, the premium on-demand charter provider, has launched an all-inclusive fixed-price 10-pack of helicopter trips to the Hamptons this summer. This guaranteed helicopter transfer service between New York City helipads and destinations in eastern Long Island’s Hamptons will be operated by Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the greater New... Read more

Blade CEO admits to creating fictional PR representative

Blade CEO admits to creating fictional PR representative

18-Jun-2021Source: NY Post

Blade, which provides chartered jets and helicopters, created the fictional PR executive Simon McLaren, who gave comments to outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post See full story in this New York Post article... Read more

US proposes competitive leases for offshore wind development for New York and New Jersey

US proposes competitive leases for offshore wind development for New York and New Jersey

14-Jun-2021Source: US Dept Interior

This announcement by the US Dept of the Interior looks good news for the helicopter industry.  Historically, US has done very little in offshore wind farm development, but with this announcement and the Gulf of Mexico statement earlier this week, we are heading in a positive direction. Ed In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of... Read more

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

30-Apr-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”), which recently announced a business combination with special purpose acquisition company Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC), has announced the relaunch of its New York Airport service starting June 1, 2021, providing air connectivity between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”). Initially launched in 2019, the shared helicopter flight... Read more

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

6-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has submitted a bid to the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s request for proposal for two new helicopters to partially replace their aging fleet of rotorcraft. Airbus is prepared to equip the New York Police Department with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters. “Airbus is honored to have the opportunity to... Read more

NBAA and Others Oppose Legislation That Would Hobble NYC’s Helicopter Industry

NBAA and Others Oppose Legislation That Would Hobble NYC’s Helicopter Industry

24-Mar-2021Source: NBAA

NBAA has joined with five general aviation associations in opposition to two New York City bills that would severely restrict helicopter operations in the city. Following a hearing before the City Council Committee on Economic Development, the general aviation advocacy groups sent a letter setting out their opposition to the two bills, while also expressing... Read more

HAI and ERHC defend NYC heliports, support AAM

HAI and ERHC defend NYC heliports, support AAM

16-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) joined the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and several national and international general aviation organizations on a letter to members of the New York City Council following a recent committee hearing where three bills with major implications for the city’s public use heliports and future advanced air mobility (AAM) opportunities were... Read more

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

2-Mar-2021Source: New York Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Soldiers remembered three aviators killed on January 20 when their UH-60 medevac helicopter crashed during a memorial service February 26 at the unit’s flight facility at the Greater Rochester International Airport. Chief Warrant Officers Steven Skoda, Christian Koch and Daniel Prial were “three of our best,” according to Maj. Voley... Read more

Blade to go public at $825 Million valuation

Blade to go public at $825 Million valuation

16-Dec-2020Source: NY Times

Blade Urban Air Mobility, the New York-based helicopter taxi service, has struck a deal to go public backed by KSL Capital in a deal that values the company at about $825 million. This includes $400 million in proceeds, which includes a $125 million infusion along with the cash in the SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company)... Read more

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-20 N716VL Bell 206B Jones Inlet, US-New York

21-Oct-2020

Helicopter ditched in three feet of water in poor visibility.  Fuselage cracked by impact.  Sole occupant pilot got out and appeared OK... Read more

09-Sep-20 N461RA Bell 206L1 Binghampton, US-New York

09-Sep-20 N461RA Bell 206L1 Binghampton, US-New York

9-Sep-2020

Precautionary field landing while on powerline  imaging work... Read more

SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

7-Sep-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is proud to announce the completion of the project to design and implement custom designed AW119 maintenance stands for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. These custom stands offer both left and right side access for maintenance on the engine, transmission and rotor assemblies. The stands are OSHA compliant and... Read more

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

10-Jun-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Uber has launched their new one-way flight from Manhattan to JFK to their Platinum and Diamond members. The flight, costing around $225, includes private transportation to and from the helicopter landing areas as well. The trip by road can often take up to an hour, but with Uber Copter, the trip is an average of... Read more

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

14-May-2019Source: BLADE

Just one month after launching continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”), BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has expanded its service to include LaGuardia Airport (“LaGuardia”) and Newark Liberty International Airport (“Newark”). BLADE’s service is the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will further advance... Read more

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

14-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,... Read more

New York State Police add another Huey

New York State Police add another Huey

1-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The New York State Police have just received a Huey into their fleet. They received the helicopter through the federal surplus LESO program, reports WCAX. It is stationed at the Saranac Lake police aviation site.... Read more

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

11-Dec-2018Source: NYPD

The NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it’s a search and rescue mission, an inaccessible crime scene, a hostage situation, or a hazardous... Read more

Leonardo delivers AW119Kx to NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police

Leonardo delivers AW119Kx to NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police

13-Jul-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police has taken delivery of its AW119Kx single engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at APSCON 2018 exhibition today. As the largest single source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is protected on the ground... Read more

Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

22-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Chemung County are almost complete with a deal to sell the former Sikorsky facility in Big Flats. They are waiting for written approval from the FAA. Should the deal go through, they will sell the facility for $2.8 million, reports Weny.... Read more

Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

13-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The plans for a heliport along Buffalo River have been withdrawn. Mike Campbell submitted plans for a heliport at the Buffalo waterfront, with the idea of offering helicopter rides in his R44 Raven II. He plans to submit a new proposal to the Buffalo Common Council though, reports Biz Journals.... Read more

NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

28-Jul-2017Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

18-Jul-2017Source: Bird's Eye View Helicopters

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

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

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

1-May-2017

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... Read more

Helipad at John R. Oishei Hospital

Helipad at John R. Oishei Hospital

6-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

16-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

20-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

9-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Petition started to close New York heliport

Petition started to close New York heliport

25-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

18-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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.... Read more

Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

5-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Success for Blade

Success for Blade

4-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

20-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Unmanned Traffic Management Convention 2016 To Be Held In Syracuse

Unmanned Traffic Management Convention 2016 To Be Held In Syracuse

7-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Safe Flight Instrument Corp Receives a Safety Award

Safe Flight Instrument Corp Receives a Safety Award

3-Oct-2016Source: Safe Flight

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

MTV Sets New World Record For Largest Aerial Projection

MTV Sets New World Record For Largest Aerial Projection

4-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

31-Jul-2016Source: X-copter

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

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

Mercy Flight Western New York opens new facility

27-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

26-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Avinco launches US subsidiary

Avinco launches US subsidiary

26-May-2016Source: Avinco

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

JetSmarter offers heli service from NYC to the Hamptons

JetSmarter offers heli service from NYC to the Hamptons

28-Apr-2016Source: JetSmarter

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

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

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

18-Mar-2016Source: Bell

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

OFFICIAL – Downtown Manhattan HP tour flights to halve

OFFICIAL – Downtown Manhattan HP tour flights to halve

2-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

New York UAS test site wins more funding

New York UAS test site wins more funding

7-Jan-2016Source: UAS Magazine

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.... Read more

Mercy Flight New York hangar nears completion

Mercy Flight New York hangar nears completion

7-Jan-2016Source: Springville Journal

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.... Read more

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

26-Nov-2015Source: Flyblade, Inc.

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

Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

Southampton Village To Apply For Grant For Heliport Improvements

30-Oct-2015Source: 27 East

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... Read more

Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

Zip Aviation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day at NYC Heliport

26-Oct-2015Source: Zip Aviation

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

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

28-Sep-2015Source: Business Insider

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... Read more

FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

13-Aug-2015Source: biz journals

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... Read more

Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

13-Aug-2015Source: Telegraph

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... Read more

‘Sex Slave’ assistant sues Zip Aviation boss

‘Sex Slave’ assistant sues Zip Aviation boss

12-Aug-2015Source: NY Post

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

Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

11-Aug-2015Source: Metro Aviation

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

Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

17-Jul-2015Source: Bell Helicopters

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

Gotham Air announces tie-up with entertainment company Live Nation

Gotham Air announces tie-up with entertainment company Live Nation

16-Jul-2015Source: Gotham Air

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

New York Councilman drafting bill to ban all NYC tourist flights

New York Councilman drafting bill to ban all NYC tourist flights

10-Jul-2015Source: NY Daily News

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... Read more

Wings Air Helicopters launches Atlantic City tour JV

Wings Air Helicopters launches Atlantic City tour JV

8-Jul-2015Source: Wings Air Helicopters

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

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

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

18-Jun-2015Source: The New York Times

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... Read more

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

11-Jun-2015Source: Press Of Atlantic City

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... Read more

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

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

21-May-2015Source: Business Insider

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

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

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

13-May-2015Source: Reuters

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... Read more

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

Gotham Air offers 12-minute Morristown-Manhattan commute

Gotham Air offers 12-minute Morristown-Manhattan commute

29-Apr-2015Source: Gotham Air

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

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

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

Zip Aviation Launches Helicopter Charter Website

Zip Aviation Launches Helicopter Charter Website

24-Feb-2015Source: Zip Aviation

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

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

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

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

1-Feb-2015

Emergency landing on snow was heavy and helicopter turned over... Read more

Introducing Gotham Air – a crowdsourced NYC helicopter service

Introducing Gotham Air – a crowdsourced NYC helicopter service

21-Jan-2015Source: Gotham Air

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 appoints Executive Vice President, Commercial

FlightSafety appoints Executive Vice President, Commercial

6-Jan-2015Source: FlightSafety

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

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

19-Dec-2014Source: BLADE

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

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