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NYC wants heliport to support electric helicopters

New York City officials are trying to get the infrastructure to support electric helicopters at the well known Manhattan downtown heliport.

It could be only a couple years away before the feds green light electric helicopters for commercial use. Mayor Eric Adams is trying to get a heliport to support them. The City is looking for an operator that can install the latest technology for the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to support electric aircraft. Steven Jackson is the Principal of Aviation High school in the city.

"This new aircraft type is going to provide a lot of quick and easier transport for the residents of New York City but it also creates job opportunities and long careers."

The next operator will be required the have the downtown heliport support last-mile and maritime freight delivery. This is expected to help reduce truck traffic and pollution.