Helicopter Association International is trying to block progress on Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) amendment to mandate helicopter routes over Los Angeles County and Long Island, saying the provision could set a national precedent of legislating local noise issues at the federal level. Schumer is hoping to offer the amendment as part of the highway bill that is pending before Congress. He previously had included the amendment in the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill, but ...


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