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Shanghai grounds brand new tourist helicopters due to noise complaints

Shanghai skyline.
Shanghai skyline. Image by Carlos ZGZ

A brand new tourist helicopter service in Shanghai has been grounded after only one day in operation due to noise complaints. The Kingwing General Aviation Co. had just begun sightseeing tours over the city, but the Shanghai transportation authority was forced to ground the flights after local residents made complaints about noise. New regulations will be put into effect governing low-altitude flights before the service will be allowed to recommence. Read more: shanghaidaily.com