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Sao Paulo's millionaires use helicopters to avoid traffic jams

Model turned business mogul Cozete Gomes owns eight companies and does not really have time to be stuck in Sao Paulo's epic traffic jams. So she just flies over them.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 3:21am

Home of Indian ex-air force chief Tyagi raided in Finmeccanica probe

Detectives raided the home of India’s former air force chief on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged bribes paid to secure a US$748 million contract for 12 Italian helicopters.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokeswoman Dharini Mishra said former air chief marshal SP Tyagi’s home was among more than a dozen addresses targeted in the raids.

13 Mar 2013 - 4:38pm

Briefs, December 28, 2012

Doctors in Singapore battled yesterday to save the life of an Indian student horrifically injured in a gang-rape after she was dramatically airlifted overnight from a hospital in New Delhi. Medics at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital described her condition in the intensive care unit as "extremely critical". 

28 Dec 2012 - 2:14am

Briefs, November 11, 2012

Two killed as Israel retaliates in Gaza

11 Nov 2012 - 6:38am

Sky shuttle hits bump over disruption, tax

Sky Shuttle, whose services have been disrupted by the grounding of some of its helicopters, is facing an acute increase in operating costs next year that may force the operator out of business.

The firm is owned by Chan Un-chan, the third wife of casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Safety fears over helicopter crashes

Five accidents involving AgustaWestland139 helicopters around the world this year have renewed safety concerns about their continuing use in Hong Kong and Macau.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Unsound advice

Last weekend, Sai Kung Country Park was buzzed on both Saturday and Sunday by a helicopter kitted out with a loudspeaker. From this loudspeaker came a message, but what that was - a Lunar New Year greeting? A warning about sharks? A 'perfectly lovely' weather alert? - it was impossible to tell, because all detail was drowned out by the sound of the engine and rotor blades.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Speeding engine led helicopter to ditch

An engine on a Government Flying Services helicopter that ditched in the Shing Mun Reservoir last month failed because an engine was turning too fast, according to a preliminary accident investigation report released yesterday.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland helicopter market gets set for lift-off but barriers remain

The prospect of ferrying deep-pocketed mainland businessmen by helicopter to their villas in Hainan, or flying high rollers to casinos in Macau, is giving a lift to the mainland's aviation industry.

Among businesses responding to the demand are helicopter service and aircraft management companies, industry watchers say.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Searchers find tail parts of downed helicopter

Parts of the broken tail section of the Macau-bound helicopter that ditched in Victoria Harbour on July 3 have been recovered by investigators. After 11 days probing the harbour bed using sonar imaging equipment and divers, crucial parts of the AgustaWestland AW139 aircraft's vertical fin, including the tail rotor, were found on Wednesday, officials said.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am