Helicopter Flight Services (HeliNY) is about to take delivery of an H155 helicopter, following completion work carried out by Wysong Enterprises, based at TriCities Regional airport in Tennessee. The H155 is the fourth aircraft Wysong has completed for the New York City-based operator in the last 12 months.
“The work that Wysong has done is absolutely beautiful,” says HeliNY president and co-owner John Kjekstad. “Wysong does fantastic work for a fair price. I have known it for a long-time and have a lot of trust in it and its team.”
Wysong Enterprises sales manager Paul Schreuder adds: “This H155 will be operating in New York and is a beautiful aircraft. It is always rewarding to receive repeat business from customers.”
Wysong has already completed a previous H155, several Bell 407s and a Bell 427 for HeliNY. HeliNY is a sightseeing, charter and aircraft management firm with offices located at Downtown Manhattan Heliport in New York City and Linden Municipal Airport in Linden, New Jersey.
HeliNY's H155 will be used for sightseeing and VIP charter flights to the Hamptons. The operator selected the H155 because of its seating capacity – it now has options for flights for up to 12 passengers. As part of the completion, Wysong worked with HeliNY to ensure the aircraft was mission-ready by installing several Garmin products including the GTN725, 625, GTX 345R, GDL 69H, Multilingual Audio Tour system and Eagle P139 digital audio system allowing either the pilot or copilot to directly communicate with individual passengers.
On the airframe, the helicopter received upgraded LED exterior lighting, a Devore aviation forward recognition pulsing lighting system, various comfort upgrades including multiple iPad mounts and USB charging ports, and a full paint service including custom paint scheme to match existing HeliNY fleet. “HeliNY had a clear vision of what it wanted to accomplish, and we were able to ensure that this H155 was outfitted to meet its needs,” concludes Schreuder.