Thursday, June 26, 2008

BRA Approves Heliport Exploration Project

From Patriot Ledger:

BOSTON – The Boston Redevelopment Authority has given a heliport company the green light to explore operating a heliport in the Boston Marine Industrial Park despite concerns raised by some South Boston neighbors about the potential noise.

The city agency will hold a formal process that allows the owners of Air Pegasus to discuss its proposal for a heliport with city officials and the public. The issues to be addressed will include the number of flights per day and the types of helicopters to be used.

The city previously had a public heliport on the South Boston waterfront, but it was closed in 1999 to make way for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The BRA said the closest helicopter refueling stations are in Norwood and at the Hanscom Air Force Base.

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