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FAA Issues Emergency Order Re: Passenger Restraints During “Doors Off” Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issues an emergency restriction regarding passenger flights with the doors open. This action comes in response to a helicopter accident in New York in March 2018. From: Tony.Molinaro@faa.gov [mailto:Tony.Molinaro@faa.gov] Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:30 PM Subject: FAA Final Order on Helicopter Operations Attached is the FAA Order issued …

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Public Comment Period Extended for SoCal Metroplex Environmental Assessment (Again)

(EDITOR NOTE: The FAA has extended the deadline again. Original article with amended date below.) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8 October 8, 2015 to allow for a full 90 days of comment The project …

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USHST: U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has released a report regarding helicopter safety statistics for the first half of 2015, and overall, the statistics are favorable compared to last year.  The report is available at the link below. U.S. Civil Helicopter Accidents Continue to Decline During 2015 (USHST)

Helicopter Accident Stats Improve

Podcast: Helicopter Accident Stats Improve By Russ Niles Courtesy: AVweb 2014 was the first year that the number of helicopter accidents, including fatals, declined in the U.S. Tony Molinaro, communications lead for the International Helicopter Safety Team, spoke with AVweb’s Russ Niles at HAI Heli-Expo 2015. Helicopter Stats Improve (mp3) (AVweb)

AOPA: “Surviving the Wires Environment”

Please take the time to watch this video about wire strike avoidance. Thanks go out to our friends at AOPA for bringing greater awareness to this very important topic. Surviving the Wires Environment (AOPA)