Utility Aviation (Fort Collins) has formally withdrawn its application for authority to conduct scheduled passenger operations. The withdrawal comes following a notice from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that it intended to dismiss the application, as Utility had failed to produce all of the requisite information.
In its original application, filed in July 2016, Utility proposed deploying Eurocopter AS355s on regular flights to various FAA-approved helipads in New York City as well as: Kearny, NJ; Montauk; East Hampton Bistrians Heliport, New York JFK; Newark; New York La Guardia; Teterboro; White Plains; and out of Temple, TX.
The DOT informed Utility in early August that its application would be rejected if it did not provide additional accounting information and clarity over its financial projections.
The Colorado-based helicopter operator is a subsidiary of Brunner Aerospace, which acquired it in mid-2015, through which it provides air services in challenging environments.