FirstFlight will take over Downtown Manhattan Heliport

October 07, 2008 03:49PM

The city comptroller decided yesterday not to block FirstFlight’s 10-year contract with the New York City Economic Development Corporation for the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Operators of several other helicopter services had objected to FirstFlight taking over the site because FirstFlight is affiliated with the Trenk family, which runs a heliport on the west side and a sightseeing service that competes with the other helicopter services. In several weeks, FirstFlight will occupy the heliport, currently controlled by the Port Authority. The company will pay $100,000 per month in rent for the site.

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