Northeast Queens lawmaker introduces legislation to mitigate helicopter noise


In a concerted effort to mitigate helicopter noise across the city’s skies, Councilman Paul Vallone chaired a hearing of the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development, during which he introduced several new pieces of legislation.

Known as Intro 2026 and Intro 2027, the bills aim to reduce helicopter noise from the city’s charter helicopter industry by creating a quieter, greener fleet. Under the legislation, newer technology would be implemented at city-owned helipads, the city would be required to study electric powered takeoff and landing vehicles and more data would be collected on helicopter safety, route information and flight patterns.