Tokyo Heliport
Tokyo Heliport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTokyo Metropolitan Government
LocationKōtō, Tokyo
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates35°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
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

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

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 TV Asahi, TBS and the Tokyo Shimbun.

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

Facilities

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

Viewing points

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

Access

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

References

  1. ^ AIS Japan Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  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.