Accession Number : ADA243207
Title : New York Downtown Manhattan (Wall Street) Heliport - Operations Analysis
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA
Personal Author(s) : Peisen, Deborah J ; Lobosco, Roy
Report Date : Sep 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 159
Abstract : In response to increasing helicopter demand, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiated the FAA/Industry National Prototype Heliport Demonstration and Development Program in 1983. Four cities were selected for the FAA demonstration program. These were: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and New York. This study is an analysis of the operational characteristics of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, commonly known as the Wall Street Heliport, located in New York City. Although selected for the demonstration program in 1983, this heliport has been open since 1960. A general overview of the number of helicopter operations since 1960 and a detailed analysis of operational characteristics between 1987 and 1989, the time frame for which detailed data was available, is provided. Furthermore, the developmental history of the heliport is discussed. The analysis of the operations at the heliport is performed using data collected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the owner and operator of the heliport. The parameters examined concentrate on the variations and trends in the number of operations by year, month, week, time of day, mission type, engine type, and number of passengers carried.
Descriptors : *NEW YORK , *HELIPORTS , TIME , HELICOPTERS , MISSIONS , HISTORY , DAY , ENGINES , DEMONSTRATIONS , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , PASSENGERS , NEW JERSEY , URBAN AREAS , LOS ANGELES(CALIFORNIA) , NEW YORK(NEW YORK) , OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE