Tokyo Heliport

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Tokyo Heliport
Tokyo Heliport 2011 sunny.jpg
Tokyo Heliport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Location Kōtō, Tokyo
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 35°38′10″N 139°50′22″E / 35.63611°N 139.83944°E / 35.63611; 139.83944Coordinates: 35°38′10″N 139°50′22″E / 35.63611°N 139.83944°E / 35.63611; 139.83944
Website 東京都東京ヘリポート
Map
RJTI is located in Japan
RJTI
RJTI
Location in Japan
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 (01/19) 90× 30 295 × 98 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Tokyo Heliport (東京へリポート, Tōkyō Heripōto) is a heliport in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan, mainly used for flights in the Greater Tokyo Area. It is used by both government organizations and private companies.

History[edit]

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government opened a Tokyo Heliport in the nearby Tatsumi area in 1964. That heliport was replaced by the current Tokyo Heliport in June 1972. The heliport was expanded significantly in 1990, and a new management building opened in 2011.[2]

Users[edit]

There are no scheduled services to Tokyo Heliport. Approximately 15 companies operate at this heliport including Airbus Helicopters, Aero Asahi, DHC Helicopter Division, Ibex Aviation, Akagi Helicopter,[3] Minebea, Noevir Aviation, Shin Nihon Helicopters, All Nippon Helicopter and Toho Air Service.[4]

It is also an important base for helicopters operated by news organizations such as Asahi TV, TBS and the Tokyo Shimbun.

Government users include the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Tokyo Fire Department and Kawasaki Fire Department

Facilities[edit]

The heliport has 38 parking berths including ten for large helicopters.[5]

Viewing points[edit]

Like other airports in Japan, there are several viewing areas constructed near the heliport.

Access[edit]

Public transport service to the airport is through Shin-Kiba Station with buses running regularly from there to the heliport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIS Japan
  2. ^ "東京ヘリポートの役割". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Company profile Retrieved April 6, 2017
  4. ^ About Toho Air Service Retrieved April 6 ,2017
  5. ^ "空港の概要". Retrieved 19 February 2014.