January 19, 2012 - 3:25pm

French helicopter lobby Union Française de l’Hélicoptère (UFH) is concerned that increasingly stricter operational rules are preventing operators from running a sound business and have begun snuffing out the smallest ones. “We are talking about the survival of the French helicopter operator industry,” said UFH president Dominique Orbec. The UFH is warning that ordinary citizens could face serious consequences if the industry becomes too weak to render all the services it currently provides.