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Mexico a Hot Spot for Helicopters

By James T. McKenna | February 20, 2007

Mexico has joined Brazil at the top of the list of Latin American countries for helicopter use, according to National Public Radio in the United States. Helicopters are a growing business, as those who can afford it increasingly choose to avoid the smog, traffic and kidnappers down below by flying high, the radio network reports. Helicopter sales are booming; Eurocopter says sales there increased 50 percent last year. Many operators are refurbishing their aircraft, even the police and law enforcement are increasing their fleet for security reasons. Mexico City, a megalopolis home to more than 20 million people, is now only second to Sao Paolo, Brazil, in the use of helicopters, according to NPR. For related news

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