The estimated cost of the proposal in present value for the air ambulance industry is $136 million with a total benefit of $160 million over 10 years. The cost for other commercial operators is $89 million with a total benefit of $115 million over 10 years.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is on display at the Federal Register at www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/recently_published/ and will be published in the Federal Register on October 12. A fact sheet on the FAA’s past initiatives is available at www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets.
The 90-day public comment period closes on January 10, 2011.
Group stresses need for funding of low-altitude infrastructure, airport improvements.
The controller should have asked the crew if they would be able to maintain terrain and obstruction clearance during the climb. The board learned that the controller was unaware of this...
Groups propose that all medical night-flight operations be required to either utilize NVGs or be conducted strictly under IFRs.