FAA rule aims to improve helicopter safety
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration published a final rule Feb. 21 intended to improve helicopter safety.
For those operations, the requirements include enhanced operating procedures for flying in bad weather or at night or when landing in remote locations. Helicopter air ambulances also must install flight data monitoring systems, as well as new on-board technology to help operators avoid terrain and obstacles.
The requirements for enhanced operating procedures and altitude requirements are scheduled to go into effect April 22.