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IFR System for Hospitals Tested in France

By Staff Writer | December 2, 2008

Emergency Medical Service

AFHSH, the French association of helicopter emergency medical services, in association with the French civil aviation authority and Eurocopter, is testing procedures that could someday allow helicopters to operate to and from hospitals in poor visibility. The plan is to design safe, reliable approach and departure procedures using GPS navigation techniques. If the results are positive, French authorities would like to see the system operational on a permanent basis by the end of 2009. For related news

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