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December 1, 2022, 7:32 AM

The "No Surprises Act" is a License To Steal

The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.

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Rega—a helicopter emergency medical services provider in Switzerland—will operate 21 Airbus H145 helicopters by 2021.
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Marijuana law on the ground is different than law in the air.
Dec 1, 2022 - 7:32 AM
The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.
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Airbus DisruptiveLab demonstration helicopter illuminated on helipad
Nov 30, 2022 - 10:26 AM
Airbus's latest helicopter is a flying laboratory designed to test technologies to cut carbon emissions and noise.
Bell Helicopter training student and instructor in flight deck
Nov 29, 2022 - 9:25 AM
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Brazilian Military Police Helicopter in hangar
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