Air Ambulance and Commercial Helicopter Operations, Part 91 Helicopter Operations, and Part 135 Aircraft Operations; Safety Initiatives and Miscellaneous Amendments

Docket ID: FAA-2010-0982
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking would change equipment and operating requirements for commercial helicopter operations, including many specifically for helicopter air ambulance operations. This rulemaking is necessary to increase crew, passenger, and patient safety. The intended effect is to implement National Transportation Safety Board, Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and internal FAA recommendations.
RIN: 2120-AJ53
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1,14 CFR 135,14 CFR 91,14 CFR 120
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 USC 106(g), 49 USC 1155, 49 USC 40101 to 40103, 49 USC 40120, 49 USC 41706, 49 USC 41721, 49 USC 44101, 49 USC 44106, 49 USC 44111, 49 USC 46306, 49 USC 46315, 49 USC 46316, 49 USC 46504, 49 USC 46506, 49 USC 46507, 49 USC 47122, 49 USC 47508, 49 USC 47528 to 47531, 49 USC 44701
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOther49 U.S.C. 44730(b), as enacted under Public Law 112-95, section 306(b) (Feb. 14, 2012)06/01/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/12/201075 FR 62640
NPRM Comment Period End01/10/2011
Final Rule02/21/201479 FR 9932
Final Action Effective04/22/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: AFS
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Rulemaking and Procedural Rules

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due May 21, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/21/2014
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0213
Comment Now!
Due Jan 10, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/12/2010
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/15/2014
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0216
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/05/2014
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0212

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/27/2014
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0218
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/25/2014
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0208
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/13/2010
ID: FAA-2010-0982-0002


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Agency Contact
Andy Pierce
800 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20591
Washington, DC 20591
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