After Noise Complaints, Deal Reached to Limit Jersey City Helicopter Flights

Helicopter flights at the Paulus Hook Helipad will be limited to one at a time instead of three

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013  |  Updated 2:17 PM EDT
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After Noise Complaints, Deal Limits Chopper Flights

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An agreement has been reached to reduce the hours and number of helicopter tours operating out of a heliport in Jersey City.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires asked the Federal Aviation Administration to examine the issue after residents had complained that the low-flying aircraft create constant noise and safety issues.

Helicopter flights at the Paulus Hook Helipad will be limited to one at a time instead of three. Hours of operation will take place between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The operations conform to the helipad's agreement with the state.

Sires says he expects the FAA to begin looking for ways to ease flight patterns along the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.

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