The helicopter industry here is in an uproar over a government move to limit rotorcraft activities in urban areas. The ministry of ecology, energy and sustainable development published an order on Oct. 20, 2010, that severely restricts helicopter use in densely populated areas, except for emergency services or government/military applications. Densely populated areas are defined as any conglomeration greater than 3.6 km (2.2 mi.) wide or any point within 0.5 nm of these areas, or for ...


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