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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 — David Evans

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Among the recent regulatory actions: (1) continued problems with B737 cockpit warnings, (2) more SFAR 88-related work on electrical systems, (3) a special condition for B787 fuel tank safety, (4) an AD affecting more than 4,000 Robinson helicopters, and (5) an emergency AD concerning Bell helicopters.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Thursday, December 2, 2010 — Admin

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Among the recent regulatory actions: (1) continued problems with B737 cockpit warnings, (2) more SFAR 88-related work on electrical systems, (3) a special condition for B787 fuel tank safety, (4) an AD affecting more than 4,000 Robinson helicopters, and (5) an emergency AD concerning Bell helicopters.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Thursday, September 9, 2010 — Admin

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The FAA issues an emergency directive for Bell 222 and 430 helicopters.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 — Admin

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An emergency airworthiness directive for a Eorocopter.

Significant Regulatory Activity

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 — Admin

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Damage to helicopter main rotor blades and tail blades must now be reported to the NTSB. Other sections of the rule are also relevant to helicopters.

Significant Regulatory & Other Activity For Helicopters

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 — David Evans

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Significant regulatory activity includes: (1) Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

Safety of Helicopter Ambulance Operations to be The Subject of Public Hearing

Friday, November 6, 2009 — David Evans

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Based on an unprecedented helicopter ambulance accident record in 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will host a 4-day public hearing, commencing 3 February at 9 a.m., exploring virtually all aspects of helicopter EMS (emergency medical services) operations. It is obvious that NTSB special studies in 2006 and earlier, in 1988, and the resulting […]

Plans to Enhance New York Airspace Safety Breathlessly Announced

Sunday, September 20, 2009 — David Evans

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With considerable fanfare – and positive press coverage – the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier this month new rules for flying in New York City airspace. One of the most significant changes, if adopted, would divide the airspace into mandatory left and right altitude corridors that would separate aircraft flying over the Hudson River […]

Portable Collision Avoidance Systems Offer Prevention of Hudson River Mid-Air

Sunday, September 20, 2009 — David Evans

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While Congressmen, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accident investigators fulminate and fret over the safety of New York City airspace, a more direct response may involve a Portable Collision Avoidance System (PCAS). If the FAA were to write a PCAS specification and order its fitment onto general aviation aircraft, such an initiative could prove […]

An Explanation Is Owed: Why Hasn’t Safety Technology Been Ordered?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 — David Evans

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Recently, additional safety recommendations for helicopter ambulances were piled on top of recommendations issued two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) can issue recommendations faster than the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can respond. (See Aviation Safety Digest, ‘Despite Recent Recommendations, Helicopter Ambulance Safety Remains an Elusive Enigma’) Here’s a good project for the […]

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