Photo: A helicopter lands at the West 30th Street Heliport (KJRA) in New York City. Source: Wikimedia Commons


Legislation just introduced in the New York State Legislature (A.10224/S.9408 – Simone/Hoylman) would permanently close the West 30th Street Heliport (KJRA) within New York City’s Hudson River Park.

Vertical Aviation International (VAI) strongly believes this legislative attempt to shutter the heliport is the most serious threat to this facility in over 20 years. Closure of the only 24/7 heliport with refueling capabilities in the region would lead to dramatic economic losses for the city and state, including fewer jobs; increased congestion on local roads; negative impacts on health care transportation; and threats to the coming introduction of new technologically advanced and greener vertical aviation aircraft.

We need your help in stopping the shutdown of the heliport. Please take a moment and click here to personalize the template letter and submit. VAI’s government affairs team will send your message of support for the West 30th Street Heliport to the entire state legislature as part of our larger campaign to preserve this critical piece of vertical aviation infrastructure in New York City.

Thank you for your support of the vertical aviation industry.

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