Blade Air Mobility has entered into an agreement with Newport Helipad to operate and transform the Newport Helistop in Jersey City, New Jersey to prepare for eVTOL flights.

As part of the agreement, Blade will manage the Helistop for urban air mobility flights operated by both Blade and third-party operators.

New York eVTOL
Successful demonstration flight by Blade of BETA’s ALIA-250

The helistop is located on the Hudson River waterfront, approximately 3,800 feet from Manhattan.

Nate Alexander, Blade's Senior Director, Rotorcraft Operations said:

All large communities will need an urban air mobility strategy to bolster their attractiveness to corporations and residents alike in an increasingly competitive market. We are pleased that Newport had the foresight to relight this Helistop and partner with Blade to ensure safe and reliable vertical transportation for all tenants and residents in the community.

Under the agreement, Blade will conduct a pilot programme for charter flights between the helistop and New York City’s airports and heliports.

A flight from the helistop to JFK Airport will take approximately 5 minutes compared to up to 2.5 hours by car.

This new agreement aims to prepare for the future of urban air mobility in the greater New York City metropolitan area.

In the meantime, the site will continue to accommodate existing conventional aircraft while establishing the required infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.


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