Rio Limits Tourist Helicopter Traffic

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Secretary of State for the Environment (SEA), the State Environmental Institute and the Chico Mendes Institute signed the Termo de Ajustamento de Conduta (TAC) last Tuesday, July 24th, to regulate the air-taxi company Helisul. The objective of the agreement is to stem the noise pollution created by frequent helicopter flights over Rio’s scenic areas, a large concentration of which are in the Zona Sul (South Zone).

The mandate for more regulations is a response to protests made by residents of different neighborhoods who are angered by the frequent . . .

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