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Monday, January 5, 2009

Return of US Helicopter to JRB Delayed

On Dec. 1, 2008, the Transportation Security Administration temporarily suspended the operations of US Helicopter (USH) from New York City’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB) when it discovered the site’s new fixed-base operator, First Flight, had failed to file the required security plan. The closure forced USH to temporarily relocate all operations to its sister base at the East 34th Street Heliport (6N5) so it could continue flights directly into local international airports. According to the New York Times, the TSA approved the plan on Dec. 10, prompting USH to anticipate resumption of flights from JRB effective today. But another delay has surfaced as First Flight and USH struggle to agree on a new lease. “We’re very confident that it will be Jan. 12 [when the lease is signed], but it is not confirmed,” said Bill Marshall of USH. For related news


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