New York City Economic Development Corporation

East 34th Street Heliport: Safety and Security (Follow-Up Report)

The East 34th Street Heliport is one of three public heliports in New York City. The Heliport, which is managed by a private company pursuant to a lease agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, is used by sightseeing, corporate and charter helicopter carriers. The New York State Anti-terrorism Preparedness Act of 2004 requires general aviation airports and heliports to file a security plan with the State Department of Transportation. In audit 2007-S-8, we examined the Heliportís compliance with this plan as well as other safety and security-related practices, and found that improvements were needed in certain safety and security-related practices at the Heliport. When we followed up on these matters, we found that additional actions were needed if our audit recommendations were to be fully implemented. Due to the sensitivity of the information, our detailed audit findings and recommendations were not included in either our original audit report or our follow-up report.

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