New York Downtown Manhattan (Wall Street) Heliport - Operations Analysis
SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA
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In response to increasing helicopter demand, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA initiated the FAAIndustry 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.
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