Despite Lawsuit, New Operators Take Over Manhattan Heliport

 - December 2, 2008, 4:35 AM

While the legal wrangling continues, a new operator took over New York’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport last month. It is now run by FirstFlight, a subsidiary of Air Pegasus, the company that currently operates the West 30th Street Heliport. FirstFlight has a 10-year contract to run the Manhattan Heliport; losing bidder Linden Airport Management is challenging that agreement in Manhattan Supreme Court. Linden has filed a $5 million lawsuit alleging bid-rigging. �