The FAA has announced a one-year delay to the effective date of several new helicopter safety rules. In February, the FAA published a final rule imposing significant new requirements on all helicopters and several rules specifically for helicopter air ambulances. Most of the operational requirements were scheduled to become effective on April 22, 2014. That compliance date is now April 22, 2015. The new action does not impact equipage requirement deadlines, which remain at April 24, 2017. Also unchanged are deadlines for Operations Control Centers in 2016 and a Flight Data Monitoring System in 2018. More detailed information is available in the revised document
that published in the Federal Register.
NATA and Association Research Inc. sent an email to NATA’s regular members asking for participation in NATA’s popular Compensation Survey. It is a unique and valuable reference used year after year by members as well as nonmembers in our industry. The results of the report will only be as good as the quality of the data submitted and the number of companies that respond, so please make every effort to participate. Please contact ARI research staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about the survey.
NATA’s annual Air Charter Summit will take place June 16-18, 2014, at the Washington Dulles Marriott in Dulles, VA. Online registration is now available. For event details and a link to register, visit www.nata.aero/acs.