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San Francisco & Oakland Helicopter Airlines, Inc. 3. safety factor in the San Francisco Bay operation, where most of the routes are over water. The General Electric CT-58 gas turbine which powers the S-62 develops more power per pound than any other production engine of its type. The airline will place primary emphasis on serving both arriving and departing passengers from San Francisco and Oakland airports. At San Francisco International Airport, the line will operate from the middle concourse section in the center of all airline and passenger activity. Helicopter ticket counters will be situated in both baggage areas adjacent to the main entrance to the airport, with an additional information-ticket counter in the main passenger lobby. At Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, the helicopter facilities will be in the main terminal area. The helicopter in downtown Oakland will be situated near Lake Merritt on 10th Street, next to the Oakland Auditorium and Exposition Building. The downtown San Francisco heliport is located in the heart of the City's financial district at a site just north of the Ferry Building, adjacent to the World Trade Center. It was also announced that through ticketing and baggage checking agreements have been finalized with American, TWA and United Air Lines. This means that passengers may purchase their ticket from these airlines and have the helicopter portion of their transportation included. Also, passengers baggage may be checked right from their local heliport through to their final destination, anywhere in the world. #####
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