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Downtown Manhattan Heliport

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Downtown Manhattan Heliport
Downtown Manhattan Heliport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorSaker Aviation Services
ServesNew York City
Elevation AMSL7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates40°42′04″N 74°00′32″W / 40.701116°N 74.008801°W / 40.701116; -74.008801
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 62 19 Concrete
Statistics (2003)
Aircraft operations10,002
Source: FAA[1] and official site[2]
Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 in the East River
Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 in the East River

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport (IATA: JRB, ICAO: KJRB, FAA LID: JRB) (Downtown Manhattan/Wall St. Heliport) is a helicopter landing platform at Pier 6 in the East River in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York.


Downtown Manhattan Heliport opened on December 8, 1960, supplementing the heliport at West 30th Street that had opened in 1956.[3][4] In the 1960s and 1970s New York Airways helicopters flew from the heliport to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); scheduled flights ended in the mid-1980s. In 2006 US Helicopter resumed scheduled passenger service with hourly flights to JFK until November 2009 when it ceased all service.

Much of the heliport's traffic is generated by Wall Street and the lower Manhattan financial district; top business executives and time-sensitive document deliveries often use the heliport. The heliport is the normal landing spot for the President of the United States on visits to New York. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg frequently used the heliport to fly between Bloomberg L.P. headquarters and Johns Hopkins University when he was chairman of both institutions.

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is a public heliport operated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) with charter service to Newark Liberty International Airport, Teterboro Airport, Morristown Municipal Airport, and other New York-area airports. Public sightseeing and VIP flights are also common.


The heliport covers 2 acres (0.81 ha) at an elevation of 7 feet (2.1 m). It has one helipad, H1, 62 ft × 62 ft (19 m × 19 m) concrete. In the year ending December 30, 2003 the airport had 10,002 aircraft operations, average 27 per day: 90% general aviation and 10% military.[1]

The New York City Economic Development Corporation estimates over 56,000 sightseeing helicopter trips in 2014 operated from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. This excludes helicopters used by the police and hospitals, or even private business and leisure charters. In 2014, nontourist flights accounted for 1,936 of the 58,021 flights from the downtown heliport.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Form 5010 for JRB PDF, effective 2008-04-10
  2. ^ Downtown Manhattan Heliport, official web site
  3. ^ "Heliport at Battery Approved by City; Will Open in 1961". The New York Times. May 28, 1960. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ "Port Agency Opens 2d Heliport, Linking Downtown to Airfields". The New York Times. December 9, 1960. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  5. ^ Adrian Benepe and Merritt Birnbaum (January 30, 2016). "A Plague of Helicopters Is Ruining New York". The New York Times.

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