In addition to compliance with the requirements of the New York City Fire Code, New York City Fire Department Rules, other City, State, and Federal rules, regulations, laws, and codes, the above permit, issued by the New York City Fire Department to conduct a helicopter landing operation in New York City, is subject to the following terms and conditions:
The Applicant will be responsible for the cost of providing fire protection at the lift site. An hourly fee per Fire Department apparatus, as set forth in Fire Code Section A03.1(23)(PDF), is required. The Fire Department will bill Applicant for the costs of fire protection at the operation site and the Applicant shall promptly remit payment.
Helicopter Lift Operation: the Rotocraft Externa-Load Operator Certificate issued by Federal Aviation Administration.
The applicant must submit the permit application at least 20 days prior to the proposed helicopter landing, helicopter lift or hot air balloon operations.
Copies of supporting documentation described in the Prerequisites section above must be submitted along with the request. Payment of the permit fee, identified below, must be included with the request for the permit. The applicant may submit the request, the required documents and the permit fee in person or via mail to:
NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
District Office Headquarters
9 Metro Tech Center, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Fire Department will contact the applicant upon acceptance of the application.
The Public Transportation Safety Unit will confirm the application.
Applicants must submit the aviation permit application along with all supporting documentation as indicated in the application, which may include: copies of all relevant permits, authorizations and/or approvals from other New York City agencies to conduct the aviation operation; site map; pilot’s license; aircraft’s airworthiness certificate; affidavit of property owner where aviation operation will occur; and proof of insurance. Please consult the applicable permit application for specific requirements. In addition, issuance of the aviation operation permit is subject to the Terms and Conditions listed below.
Permit application must be submitted to FDNY Public Transportation Unit (PTSU) no less than 20 days prior to requested landing date.
For Information Related to this Permit, please contact:
New York City Fire Department
Public Transportation Safety Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 7S-14B
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel. (718) 999-2066